I’m sure I’ve told this story a few times but in the summer of 2016, I kept seeing Facebook ads for Mondo (as we were known back then!), and then I chanced upon some discussion on Reddit as well.
When I realised that it was iOS only, I forgot about it for a couple of weeks, and then the next time I saw the advert I had the brainwave that I could just sign up using my iPad. This wasn’t too long before the Android app release.
I was just instantly blown away by how easy, fast, and friendly the UI was, the metadata, the instant budgeting. It seemed about a million years ahead of Santander, who I’d been with for many years.
I was probably only using the app for a couple of weeks when I found the forum and also the Careers section, applied, went down to the Epworth St office and interviewed, and got the job not long after. We were around 40 or 50 people at that time and we’re now just shy of 1200! It’s very, very strange to think about just how quickly things have changed - repeatedly, at this company. I touched on this at Investival last month, but going from 1 tiny London office, to having large premises in London, Cardiff and Las Vegas is really astonishing in less than 3 years - London and Cardiff have moved premises twice in that time and Vegas has just had their first move, too. And now we have actual US customers too, which is amazing to think about.
And as you can expect, been Full Monzo for a while now!