Meet the mmob: Blai Pratdesaba
Blai is our Head of Technology who leads the development team in building mmob’s platform and remembers to enjoy the little things.
How did you join the mmob?
I’ve always loved innovation; I founded an award-winning design & digital agency in Barcelona in 2006. In 2012, I joined VisualDNA, a Big Data AdTech start-up as a lead front end engineer in charge of the consumer & mobile products. In 2015, I joined the EdTech Zzish as CTO, where we successfully launched a successful formative assessment tool that allows teachers to test their students and help identify student learning gaps in real time.
What is your favourite thing about working at mmob?
I love being able to make an impact in FinTech. The challenge of disrupting the fintech market with the new Open Finance proposition is particularly exciting, especially when working with an amazing team with big potential and lots of energy to build cool stuff.
What does your job role entail?
I use my 18 years of development experience to mentor a new team, embracing the best practices in development and security while keeping good speed on the deliverables and challenges that working on this new area offers.
What are you working towards at the moment?
I am currently laying strong foundations for a platform that will connect innovative business with a large group of customers.
What do you like to do in your spare time?
Being a father takes most of my free time up! These days I enjoy the small things: going for a walk, enjoying a drink with good company. And when there’s the opportunity I love to scuba dive and travel.
What do you think the future of fintech looks like?
Financial technology has always been quite secretive in big company silos. This opportunity of being able to get introduced in a market and deliver new offers and propositions will mark a before and after.