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Matillion founder: Think like an athlete to prevent burnout – Fi5

Matillion founder

Matthew Scullion is the CEO and founder of Matillion, an integration platform for cloud data warehouses.

Founded by Scullion in 2011, Manchester-based Matillion became a tech unicorn after a Series D funding round last year gave it a $1.5bn valuation. It has a dual headquarters in Colorado, Denver.

The company’s platform is used by businesses to “convert raw data into actionable, analytics-ready data in the cloud”. Its customers include the likes of Amazon, Cisco, IKEA and Travis Perkins to integrate disparate data sources and use them to extract business insights.

In this week’s Founder in Five Q&A, the Matallion chief explains how being a founder “isn’t all glamour”, why entrepreneurs should think like an athlete to prevent burnout and why businesses should make diversity and inclusion a priority in the same way as winning customers or raising capital....