Co-founder & CEO at Rodmaps.

In 2017, Matthieu co-founded Rodmaps, a marketplace which allows people to find and book the best fishing guides and lodges anywhere in France. In parallel, he is a freelance consultant in digital transformation, agile organization, and design thinking. Before that, he used to work for pure player websites as a Digital Project Manager and Product Owner.

What does diversity mean to you?

For me, diversity is the foundation of our society. Without diversity, there is no questioning, no debate, no evolution, and thus no improvement. Diversity means movement and therefore life. At the opposite side of the spectrum, uniformity means status quo and death.

What inspired you to start your current journey?

I am determined to change mentalities regarding fishing which is seen as an old, traditional and old-fashioned hobby. What drives me is the thought that I helping kids, teenagers and adults discover this new sport, and supporting people who work in this industry. That’s what inspired me and keeps on inspiring me everyday.

What is your advice to a young person starting their career or entrepreneurial journey?

Don’t be afraid of failing and keep being optimistic. Your failures will help you grow. Learn quickly from your mistakes and never do them again. Test, test and test constantly until you find the magic formula. And do it fast.

Trust yourself and trust people. It is difficult to succeed in an entrepreneurial life alone as there are so many things to do in a very short time. Surround yourself with good people as much as possible so that this becomes above all a human adventure.