#57 Matthew Scullion - CEO & Founder at Matillion

Published on October 25, 2022

Matillion founder Matthew Scullion started his hugely successful tech-entrepreneurial journey in his late teens, co-founding and growing a tech services and software business.

Following a successful exit, and years in the upper echelons of tech companies, Matthew couldn’t shake the urge to delve back into the world of start-ups and business. After a pep-talk from his wife, he formed Matillion in 2011. 11 years later, the company is one of the fastest growing enterprise technology firms in the UK.

Matthew talks to Gareth about growing his current and previous companies, as well as moving from consultancy into the world of software. He gives great advice on how to secure investors, as well as reminding future and current entrepreneurs that integrity should stay at the forefront of all we do.

The Five Dysfunctions of a Team by Patrick Lencioni is Matthew’s book recommendation. 

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/matthewscullion/
Twitter: @MatthewScullion

01:30 - What does good leadership mean to Matthew?
04:00 - Entrepreneurialism from age 17
09:30 - Working for a larger organisation
11:30 - Missing the energy of a start-up
14:00 - Moving from services to software
16:40 - The nudge that made Matthew start a new business
19:30 - Advise to founders on venture capital
25:00 - Matillion branches into middleware
32:30 - Manchester and the UK as a UK Tech Hub
36:00 - What excites Matthew in the world of tech innovation?
41:00 - Advice for Matthew’s 21-year-old self
43:30 - Content that inspires Matthew