Meet Matt Parker, Rapidly's Founder & CEO

December 18, 2020

What do you do at Rapidly in your role?

I get virtual coffee for the team & make sure payroll gets ran on time. I also strategize the company vision and sell that to investors.

What exciting projects are you currently working on?

Currently working on helping my team improve our product. This includes raising money to extend our runway, taking a very laser-focused approach to product, marketing, and hiring. Hiring is always something I am working on whether its today or in the next year you always have to he focused on that as a CEO.

What did you do in your career before founding Rapidly?

I ran a retail tax franchise with 8 locations around Washington, DC.

What advice would you give to someone who is interested in founding a tech startup?

Being a startup founder is glamorized. You need to have a strong support group, community, and the ability to remove yourself from the results to stay sane and run the marathon.

I work best...

when it is quiet.

What did you want to be when you grew up when you were in elementary school?

An NBA All-Star.

How are you spending your free time outside of work?

Reading, listening to podcasts, working out, and watching sports.

What emoji describes your personality?

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