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Daniel Callaghan, Talmix founder and CEO, on why you shouldn’t try to be the next Zuckerberg

Daniel Callaghan, Talmix

At Tech City News, we’re always keen to shine a light on those who make up the UK’s thriving technology community. This week, we spoke with Daniel Callaghan, CEO and founder of Talmix, a recruitment tech firm. Callaghan spoke to us about how he defines success and why entrepreneurs should not strive to be the next Mark Zuckerberg.

Tech vertical: Recruitment Tech
‪Funding: $8.8m
‪Staff count: 30
‪Location: London
‪Founded: July 2009

‪Q: Why did you decide to set up Talmix?
In the middle of my MBA at the IESE in Barcelona, I realised that there was a lot of incredibly capable and highly educated talent that was never really used to their full potential.

These were people who could add real value to companies, but needed the flexibility to be able to work around their schedules on the MBA. So I founded Talmix – which at the time was called MBA&Co – to solve this problem. We worked to connect MBA students with companies that could use their expertise. I wrote the business plan at the height of the recession, and back then it was a way for companies to increase efficiency in a very tight period.