Super human: how Workhuman conquered the market

Unlike many Irish tech unicorns, Eric Mosley’s Workhuman has been a slow burner, feeling its way to success organically through insights acted upon and wisdom learned. Now, with six million users across 170 countries, the work rewards platform is truly a force to be reckoned with

Eric Mosley: ‘Like a lot of teenagers in the 1980s, I had a Commodore 64 and was into computer games. What was great about those gaming computers back then was that they were open, and you could program them’. Picture: Fergal Phillips

Every tech chief executive, irrespective of the area they operate in, always tries to downplay the importance of hitting a $1 billion valuation and attaining the rather cringe-inducing title of unicorn. But Eric Mosley knows there is meaning to it beyond just the number.

“The main benefit is from a brand perspective. You’re never as good as your biggest share price and never as bad as your lowest. If you work towards a valuation you’ll have no valuation, because you make big mistakes if that’s your focus,” Mosley, the founder of Workhuman, told Connected.