‘Investors see a lack of confidence as weakness. They don’t see it as humility outside Ireland’ – The Big Interview: Allan Beechinor and Niamh Parker

The husband and wife team who founded Cork-based artificial intelligence firm Altada say they’re in it for the long haul, and have their eyes on the big prize of becoming a decacorn

Allan Beechinor and Niamh Parker, founders, Altada. Picture: Darragh Kane

In brief:

Name and role: Allan Beechinor and Niamh Parker, co-founders of Altada

Live: Cork, Ireland

Family: married with three daughters and one son aged from four to 12

Working day: after they’ve dropped off four kids and a puppy to pre-school, school and doggy day care (the puppy that is) the day at work starts. Niamh likes to limit herself to four high-level meetings a day, and weekly catch ups with her team. Allan ...