Meet The Members
Meet Matthew O'Riordan from Ably, you'll spot him around our Camden sites!
In one sentence, tell us what you do. I am the co-founder and CEO of Ably, a real-time data distribution platform for developers.
What do you look for in an employee? Curiosity, drive, confidence and intelligence.
What was your first ever job? I started busking with my guitar when I was around 10 years old in markets.
What’s coming up this year for Ably? We’ve just secured a financing round with a venture capital firm here in London, so we’ve got lots of growth forecast for this year. New products such as business to business real-time data distribution, and a bigger team to help us be more present with the community.
What do you like most about working in London? The diversity, the buzz, the work ethic, the creative edge and the quality of people.
What’s the best thing about your job? Whilst I spend most of my day selling, communicating and organising, I still get to write code which is what I realised some time back I love doing. As a deeply technical business, it’s nice to know I can always have some time to keep that up.
Why do you like coworking? Whilst I am gregarious by nature, I can also find myself being a hermit quite easily if I’m not careful. It’s so much nicer to be in a community of like-minded Entrepreneurs and startup people.