Our team

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Advisor
Tim Barnes

Tim has managed large and small organisations in the private and public sectors ranging from universities to venture capital firms. He has led start up companies, charities, political campaigns and public bodies. His latest project is The Rain Gods, a civ tech incubator, which launched in July 2016.

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Front end developer
Max Berezynskyi

Max is a fullStack JavaScript developer with experience of developing high load systems, advertising platforms and web products from scratch. His passion is creating clean, extensible code using best practices and design patterns.

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Systems administration
Chris Cooke

Chris is a technical and marketing manager with over 9 years experience in IT and web based technologies plus extensive knowledge of on-line marketing and mobile platforms.

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COO and co-founder
Kathryn Corrick

Digital communications strategist, teacher and open data specialist with an academic background in ethics. Kathryn has been working in and around the web and its impact on civic society for over 15 years, and is particularly interested in how the use of technology and data is changing culture, society, law and democracy.

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CEO and founder
Ed Dowding

Technologist and entrepreneur, Ed specialises in social collaboration systems. His work has included building risk analysis services for the insurance industry, and from 2005 to 2010 he developed an SMS alert system which quickly grew into a full emergency management service for London local authorities and blue-lights.

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Advisor and investor
Christian Mandl

Christian is co-founder and managing partner at Neulogy Ventures and Co-Founder of SkyEurope Airlines.

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Front end developer
Andrey Mikhatskiy

Andrey is a front-end web developer with experience in a variety of technologies and frameworks, that include Angular and React. He leads the development of the Represent chatbot that operates on Facebook Messenger, with Telegram and Twitter coming soon.

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Advisor and investor
Tom Pakenham

After qualifying as a city solicitor Tom founded greentomatocars, which five year later. (and tens of thousands of tonnes of avoided carbon), Tom sold to Transdev plc. He is now head of electric vehicles at Ovo and is an active angel investor and sits on various boards.

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Advisor
Katherine Sladden

Katherine helps organisations to create strategic campaigns and build grassroots movements. She was one of the founding staff and Campaigns Director of Change.org UK and worked to scale the platform from 1 million to 12 million people. Before Change.org, Katherine worked in the international development sector, first at the National AIDS Trust and then as Communications Manager at ONE.

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Data scientist
Dinara Sultangulova

Mathematician and experienced web-developer, Dinara has worked with data and web-technologies in a variety of fields including social media, the oil and gas industry and state purchases. She enjoys working with data, analysing it and finding out something new.

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Advisor
Andy Williamson

Andy is a well-known speaker and writer on democracy. He founded both Democratise and Democracy Space and is a governor and managing partner of The Democratic Society. Andy brings extensive international experience in leading, understanding and facilitating democratic innovation, digital policy, citizen engagement, strategic transformation and startups. He likes finding innovative ways to make democracy work better for all of us.

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Advisor
Shefaly Yogendra

Shefaly Yogendra is a decision-making and risk specialist, advising founders, CEOs and investors. She serves as a Board Director of JP Morgan US Small Companies Investment Trust (LSE: JUSC) and is a Trustee of BeyondMe, an organisation who empower future leaders to support charities with their skills and time. She is also a mentor for Indie Bio, the world’s first synthetic biology accelerator.