Lucy is one of the co-founders of Vxt and has led the technical side of the business since November 2018. The original idea for Vxt was to build a simple visual voicemail app which included speech to text, an idea that has since changed. Through participation in the UCE EY Summer Startup Programme, a startup accelerator in Christchurch, New Zealand, Lucy and her co-founder developed a more ambitious vision for their startup. They're building a smart assistant for small business owners which converts voicemail to text and automates a range of administrative tasks like scheduling meetings and prioritising messages. We had a light hearted chat with Lucy about Vxt and her role in the team. Check out her responses below.
What does your job entail?
I’m the one who decides if an idea Luke (Luke is the CEO of Vxt) has is technically feasible.
What is a typical day like?
There are no typical days, a heckin load of variety. Sometimes programming, sometimes business events and meeting people.
Where did you go to school?
I have a BSc in Computer Science from the University of Canterbury and I am doing an honours year for that at the moment.
What do you like to do when you’re not working?
I love to garden because otherwise I don’t spend a lot of time outside. I especially like growing plants from seed because it feels like ultimate power.
What’s a fun fact about you people may not know?
Did I say I love gardening?