Niall Wass is an Adviser to Atomico, where he helps portfolio companies in the consumer space and marketplaces with their growth strategy and scaling. Niall serves on the boards of Koru Kids, Habito, OnTruck and Jobandtalent. He has also worked closely with Lendinvest, Fat Llama, Lilium and Clutter.
I learned about scaling quickly...very quickly
I was part of the Executive Team at Uber, leading the international business into 50 countries. During my time there, the international business grew from covering less than 5% of global trips to more than 50%, including major expansions into India and China. You learn a lot about entering new markets with that sort of trajectory and pace.
Regulated industries are sort-of my 'thing'
Before Uber, I was COO and CEO at Wonga – the consumer finance business – and for many years before that I was at Betfair – the sports betting marketplace – as Chief Commercial Officer, responsible for the P&L across all products and regions and part of the Executive Team that took Betfair to a $2.5bn IPO on the LSE.