14 October 2021 TB Members Calling TB news


TB Members Calling #4 | Lucas Martínez “If I were not an entrepreneur, I would be a politician”

14 October 2021 TB Members Calling TB news

Talent.com is an artificial intelligence-based job and salary search engine. The company, based in Montreal (Quebec, Canada), was founded in 2011 as Neuvoo and has raised more than $50 million to date; present in more than 70 countries, it publishes around 30 million job offers each month and generates around 70 million visits to its website. Lucas Martínez is co-founder of the company and has moved to Barcelona to lead its European expansion, focused on the SME market. From here he manages a team of three people, with plans to hire 150 over the next three years.

I was born in Geneva, 1983. I am the son of Spanish immigrants in Switzerland and became an adult in Montreal in Canada. Co-founder and Co-CEO of Talent.com, a job search platform. Progressing in padel and very ‘culé’.

TB: Why your project?

LM: We opened an office in Barcelona to serve European SME clients.

TB: A good idea you have had.

LM: Travelling the world and discovering new cultures

TB: A bad professional experience

LM: Hiring people who are not committed to the project. We waste a lot of time.

TB: The best advice you’ve ever been given

LM: Rather a comment I heard that I liked very much. “You react to things that are happening to you instead of taking responsibility for your actions. It’s too exhausting and makes you a victim. And victims don’t win.”

TB: An inspiration

LM: My two friends with whom I created Talent.com.

TB: A startup (other than your own)

LM: Space X.

TB: A book to recommend

LM: The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho

TB: A series or film or song that defines your moment in life.

LM: Gladiator.

TB: A recipe, a meal, a restaurant.

LM: Bandeja Paisa.

TB: A city, a journey.

LM: Taipei, Taiwan.

TB: Where would you invest 100k?

LM: In a venture capital (VC) investment fund.

TB: And a million euros?

LM: I would diversify.

TB: If you were not an entrepreneur…

LM: Politician.

TB: What is Tech Barcelona for you?

LM: A perfect meeting place to land softly in Barcelona and get to know its entrepreneurial community.