Wednesday September 23, 2020

How Otter’s audacious vision spoke to a pragmatist’s heart

After Seamus McAteer sold Datasnap, he was up for a challenge and Sam Liang’s speech to text firm kept coming up as an intriguing possibility

Emmet Ryan

Technology Correspondent

9th August, 2020
Seamus McAteer, general manager of revenue and partnerships at Otter, working from his San Francisco base

Despite spending almost 30 years in San Francisco, Seamus McAteer hasn’t lost the Dublin accent and the wit his home city is famous for.

“I look great but I’m old. It’s California living,” he joked while talking over Zoom about his latest role with Otter, the speech-to-text business.

McAteer is general manager of revenue and partnerships at the company, having found himself in the position where he could...

Subscribe from just €1 for the first month!

Exclusive offers:

All Digital Access + eReader



Unlimited Access for 1 Month

Then €19.99 a month after the offer period.

Get basic
*New subscribers only
You can cancel any time.



€149 For the 1st Year

Unlimited Access for 1 Year

You can cancel any time.




90 Day Pass

You can cancel any time.

2 Yearly



Unlimited Access for 2 Years

This product does not auto-renew

Team Pass

Get a Business Account for you and your team

Share this post

Related Stories

Denis Dullea, who is based at the company’s campus in Athlone, predicts there will be 2.5 billion 5G subscribers by 2025

Emmet Ryan | 1 week ago

Projectors are great for enlivening or clarifying a meeting, speech or presentation, in the office or in educational and training environments, as well as providing a home cinema experience for movies, sports and gaming. The technology behind them advances constantly. Stephen Errity rounded up some of the latest from the big players

Stephen Errity | 2 weeks ago

Thriftify, the Irish start-up, is bringing charity shops online with a manifesto critical of media, influencer culture and capitalism in general

Róisín Kiberd | 2 weeks ago