Welsh cloud firm signs deal with major US talk show

Welsh cloud specialist Object Matrix has signed a five-year deal with an Emmy award-winning US talk show as part of its global expansion plans.

The Cardiff-based firm already provides hybrid cloud storage products to a range of media organisations, including the likes of NBC Universal, Fox Sports, BBC, France Televisions and Deutsche Bank.

Founded in 2003 by Jonathan Morgan, Nick Pearce-Tomenius and Francisco Ontoso-Ramos, Object Matrix is currently developing an export offering in international markets. It operates in 30 countries, such as France, the US and Brazil.

With Object Matrix’s platform, the client will be able to manage petabytes of content quickly and easily. It can be created, tagged, distributed and curated.

Nick Pearce-Tomenius, co-founder and sales and marketing director at Object Matrix, said: “Exporting has been vital to expanding our company’s success and services worldwide.

“Before the idea of exporting our products and services became a reality we had to start locally before we could think globally.

“Once we successfully accomplished that aspect of our business, we were able to take things to the next level. I firmly believe that if you can sell your product in Wales, you can sell your product anywhere.”

“Signing a major contract in the US is very exciting for us. 2019 is going to be a big year Object Matrix, and we’re looking forward to expanding our client base across other major countries around the world.”

To aid its rapid export growth, Nick and the team have received support through the Welsh Government and Business Wales. This has allowed them to present at major trade shows in Amsterdam, New York and Johannesburg.

Nick added: “Growth isn’t linear for small businesses. Trusting in our resellers and partners to promote our product and attending numerous trade shows have been critical to our growth.

“Thanks to our export focus, Object Matrix is now a key player in the media industry. Our products can be applied to many markets in many ways but we have focused on the rise of video on demand and this alone sets us apart.”