Portfolio Spotlight: Matthew Scullion, CEO of Matillion*
Each month, Battery highlights a different portfolio-company CEO with our “Five Questions in Five Minutes” feature, showcasing the diversity of the Battery portfolio across investment stages, sectors and geographies. The views expressed here are those of the CEO, not Battery.
What does your company do in 10 words or less?
Matillion is the leading data transformation solution for cloud data warehouses – we enable organizations to unlock the hidden potential of their data.
What is your favorite piece of management/leadership advice?
There are only two types of problems in business, people problems and problems you have not yet realized are people problems. This advice continually reminds me that as a CEO, the most important thing to focus on is building and supporting my teams.
What’s the most under-rated trend in technology, in your opinion?
This will of course sound a little self serving, but the latest generation of Extract, Transform, Load (ETL) and Data transformation solutions combined with today’s cloud data warehouses are incredibly powerful technologies that enable organizations to compete with data, realize the full potential of their AI and ML initiatives and knit together the ever-increasing number of data sources within the enterprise.
What Matillion accomplishment in the last 12 months are you most proud of?
This has been a huge “building” year for Matillion and while our activities have been squarely focused on scaling for our next stage of growth, our standout moment is securing our series C investment from Battery Ventures.
BONUS QUESTION: You’re based in Manchester. What do most people not know about (what some people would call) the U.K.’s “second city”?
Many people don’t know that Manchester has an incredibly vibrant technology community with a long history of innovation. In fact, the world’s first electronic, stored-program computer was invented at the University of Manchester in 1948. It was called the “Manchester Baby” so we often say software was born in Manchester. We also happen to have two of the best soccer teams in the world located here as well.
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