James Doherty interviews Mar Ramis, Scifabric’s new business development manager.
Mar, where are you from?
I was born and bred in Palma, Mallorca but have lived outside of my little island for more than half of my life.
Can you summarise your career to date?
My background is in media communications. I went to university in Madrid before working at a music label that produces children’s music. I then moved to the UK and worked in events, marketing and market research before moving into the TV industry, where I have worked for the past nine years.
What’s your favourite colour?
Green, and red, and blue, and orange, and yellow! It depends on my mood really. I love all colours, they all bring something different to the table.
How did you find Scifabric?
Actually Scifabric found me. I have known Clara for a while and she thought that my profile met the requirements for this new position and voila! here I am – excited but a little terrified.
Don’t worry, we don’t bite (except Álvaro). What is your favourite Scifabric project?
What’s your favourite food?
Mallorcan coca – a type of flatbread with veggies – in any shape or form, and gazpacho.
I can’t pick just one. There are way too many great artists past and present. I listen to a variety of music from the cheesiest bands to the trendiest, independent labels and totally unknown artists. I enjoy listening to the radio. Right now, I’m digging The Cure.
Have you worked for a tech start-up before?
Never. I’m a 100% newby in the industry – that’s what I call a challenge!
What will the role involve?
My job will be to move the company towards a healthy business position, win and look after clients, as well as ensuring that the business side of Scifabric runs as smoothly as possible. I hope to help position the company as a market leader within the crowdsourcing sector.
Why is now a good time for Scifabric to recruit you?
The tech market is constantly changing and evolving. In PyBossa, Scifabric has a unique tool, so we need to show the world how amazing it is and how much it can benefit society.
Do you have any pets?
Two goldfish: Peppa and George – names chosen by my two-year-old daughter.
What’s your favourite hobby?
Pottery – I can make you a fabulous plate any time you like!
What will be the first thing you do in the role?
Probably an intensive course in coding – eeeek!
What are you most excited about?
The idea of Scifabric, PyBossa and Crowdcrafting helping people – directly or indirectly.
What do you think Scifabric can achieve as a company?
The sky’s the limit, right?