Mike Hudack

Blossom

I’m the CTO of Deliveroo and a partner at Blossom. I work at Deliveroo and co-founded Blossom because I want to build the kind of ecosystem in Europe that I want to work in. My wife and I moved to London from California and we’re building our home here. It’s important to us that we have a tech industry here in Europe that we’re excited about and proud of.

I’ve started companies, worked at small startups, and worked at big ones.

I dropped out of high school. My highest level of formal education is ninth grade. I joined my first startup when I was fifteen. I was way over my head, but I got the bug. I’ve been working in the industry ever since.

My first and favourite language is perl. There’s more than one way to do it. It matches my personality well, I think. I hate bureaucracy and form for form’s sake.

I was very lucky to join Facebook before its IPO and work on three of the most important areas of its product: privacy, ads and sharing. I managed privacy just as the US regulator was cracking down on the company. I ran ads product after the IPO, while we rebuilt the entire thing and re-accelerated revenue growth. I ran sharing product as we were competing with Snapchat. I’m used to making a difference when things are tough.