Hi, I’m Matt Webb.
- Here’s my blog. New thoughts weekly+.
As CPO I head up product and design at a super early stage startup HQ’d in London. We’re currently in stealth. It is, um, social, the realtime and multiplayer web, making intelligent use of what’s happening in web3... the lo-fi high vibes metaverse, lol
Since 2020, as a consultant, I have been part of the editorial team on an internal publication with the Google AI group, bridging the research and product organisations.
I help companies invent their future businesses through my consultancy, Mwie Ltd. Recent clients include Google, Xxxx, and two VCs. (We can work together too.) [This bit on pause while I focus on the above.]
Previously I was MD of two London startup accelerators with R/GA Ventures. Before that I was CEO and co-founder of the design studio BERG (here’s the public work). We invented new software products for clients, shipped our own consumer electronics, had work added to the permanent collection of the New York MoMA, and span out a venture-backed Internet of Things platform startup. I was also founder of Job Garden, a tool for investors to source talent for their portfolio startups.
More… I co-wrote Mind Hacks (Amazon/Amazon UK) which has been translated into seven languages. Way back when, in 2004, I worked at the BBC and set up their first podcast — we were the first national broadcaster to do so. My name is on three issued patents (six filed). I built an internet-connected vending machine to sell books. From time to time I give talks.
About the blog
I’ve been writing at Interconnected since February 2000. It’s my public notebook, and I use it to speculate about the future of technology, design, and society. That description makes it sound fancier than it is. Here are the top posts of 2020 (of the 116 published) and top posts of 2021 (of 128). Topics include software interface design and psychology; frozen heads; ideas about robots; etc.
Other places you can find me
- On Twitter, Instagram, and LinkedIn.
- I have some stories over at my old writing group: read The search for another intelligence.
- My currently-on-pause consultancy site: Mwie Ltd.
- Mondays are for Unoffice Hours and we can talk.