This episode features Matt Tomlins; CEO of CoverCard.
In this episode we talk about Matt Tomlins’ negative experience with a mentor, and why he feels he doesn’t need one.
Stories that also feature include Matt’s choice between trying to make it as a professional cricketer or entering the business world, what it’s like to have someone try and take over your company, and the challenges of starting a tech company as a non-tech founder.
You can find Matt at:
Email: [email protected]
You can find Cover Card at:
06:25 What is Covercard?
09:05 If you didn’t meet your Co-Founder, would you have entered the industry you are in?
16:35 Were you always meant for entrepreneurship?
12:45 Were you a good cricketer?
16:45 Do you think entrepreneurship is a smarter bet than trying to make it as a sportsperson?
18:10 Was being a non tech founder the hardest thing you have had to do in your business journey?
23:15 How did you decide that you needed to learn some basic coding skills?
28:15 Did you consider becoming a developer for your company?
29:45 Did you find getting an MBA useful?
35:55 Do you like the word ‘networking’?
37:15 Can you tell us about a different challenge you had in your business?
42:35 Do you think some people use a mentor to alleviate themselves of the hard decisions?
49:25 Have you developed any uncommon views about how business should be done?
55:15 You’re introverted, do you do the sales calls yourself?
56:25 How do you decide how you spend your time in a given week?
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