Skills Matter

Skills Matter is a highly social, innovative tech publishing and events company with a mission to support and drive innovation in enterprise software development. We help our 60,000 strong passionate community of engineers and developers discover, evolve and adopt the latest technologies, practices and ideas in software engineering.

All our content and events are created for and by our members - people who are passionate about learning and sharing skills and ideas on Software Development, who are keen to discover and help evolve best engineering practices like software craftsmanship, A/TDD, BDD and who are interested in emerging technologies. Every year, in partnership with the world's leading software developers, technologists and agilists, we run 30 major conferences, host more than 50 user groups and organise hundreds of free meetups, hackathons and expert training sessions.

Skills Matter has also been a trailblazer in the growth of London's Tech City and is an advisor to the Tech City advisory board, chaired by the Prime Minister's Office at No. 10 Downing Street.

Company Growth (employees)
London, GB
Size (employees)
64 (est)+2%
Skills Matter was founded in 2003 and is headquartered in London, GB

Key People at Skills Matter

Wendy Devolder

Wendy Devolder

Founder and CEO
David Carville

David Carville

Chief Financial Officer
Belén Pinuaga

Belén Pinuaga

Community Outreach Executive

Skills Matter Office Locations

Skills Matter has an office in London
London, GB (HQ)
10 South Pl

Skills Matter Data and Metrics

Summary Metrics

Founding Date


Total Funding

$5 m

Latest funding size

$5 m

Time since last funding

almost 5 years


Skills Matter's latest funding round in December 2012 was reported to be $5 m. In total, Skills Matter has raised $5 m

Skills Matter Financial Metrics


Cash (31-Dec-2015)

475.8 k
GBPFY, 2013FY, 2014FY, 2015


193.8 k250.9 k475.8 k

Accounts Receivable

563.5 k1.1 m1.2 m

Current Assets

757.4 k1.3 m1.7 m


82.7 k95.9 k78.8 k
Y, 2015

Financial Leverage

-3.1 x
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Traffic Overview of Skills Matter

Skills Matter Online and Social Media Presence

Skills Matter News and Updates

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Skills Matter Company Life and Culture

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