Tell us about the working culture at Tally Workspace
It might be easier to ask the team! The feedback is that Tally Workspace has a very supportive but results driven culture. We encourage every member of the teams to generate ideas – whether that is product or marketing. We are clear in our goals/results and encourage people to take on responsibility.
How are you funded?
As mentioned, we started Tally Workspace with a grant from Innovate UK. This enabled us to build V1 of the product. We then got some outside funding from various investors. Our first Angel funding round was right in the middle of Covid – so we were doing Covid tests in office lobbies!
What has been your biggest challenge so far and how have you overcome this?
The changing market and needs of customers is a challenge but makes it exciting. I think in a relatively small team the challenge is always prioritise. Trying to take time to get out of the weed and think big picture. We work with strict quarterly goals which gives us time to think about this and we do a lot of customers interviews to try to challenge our options.
How does Tally Workspace answer an unmet need?
We work with a lot of amazing partners in the industry. So if you need an incredible office design or simply some boxes lugged around – then we know the best people. I am lucky to be in a lot of great founder and startup communities – so if a customer ever needs anything, we can always call on the masses!
What’s in store for the future?
Lots of course. We have being focused on a lot of larger leased office deals – whereby our customers take a non managed space and we work with them on everything from design, to fit out and management. Our goals is to be the go-to workspace partner for all startup and scales, so continue to build our tech platform to support this. There is lots to be done!
What one piece of advice would you give other founders or future founders?
Just do it. I stole that from Nike but it is true. Just get started and see where it takes you.
And finally, a more personal question! What’s your daily routine and the rules you’re living by at the moment?
Gym, lots of oat milk tea, emails, office viewings, emails/calls. Lots of chats to my co-founder on the phone. I am an early bird, so my brain turns off around 7pm. My new things is sleeping with my phone in the other room.