At the start of 2020, remote working was predicted to grow. Then, overnight it became the new normal.
As COVID-19 turned all of our lives upside down, offices across the world shut, the daily commute was cancelled and kitchen tables became desks. Many of us learned that our jobs could be done as well, if not better, at home. A new acceptance of flexible working was widely adopted, and plenty of workplaces began to question whether being physically present – or even in the same city, or country – was an essential quality in an employee.
At the same time, Matthew Wilson and Guenther Einsinger were coming to the end of Entrepreneur First London’s 13th cohort.
Together, they’d build Omnipresent, a tool to make it easy for companies to hire, pay and support global teams. Suddenly, their tool solved a hair-on-fire problem for employers globally.
Now, they’ve announced that they have raised $120M in Series B funding – just over two years after being founded.
Here, we speak with Matthew Wilson, Co-founder and Co-CEO of Omnipresent, to explore their story, and how the team sprinted to create the fastest growing company in Entrepreneur First’s history.