A mission to help non-profits behave like tech startups

I started Yoomee in 2006 with a mission to help non-profits behave like tech startups, exploit new technologies and approaches for good, rather than for profit.

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Key achievements

  • Delivered over 70 digital innovation projects for non-profits such as Save the Children, Mind, Time to Change, Eden Project and Girlguiding.

  • Voted by @GovStart as one of the top 100 companies disrupting the public sector.

  • One of eight agencies in the Northern Tech 100 league table of fastest growing digital companies in 2017.

  • Elefriends peer support – Voted by the Guardian as one of the top five mental health apps

  • Donated over £120K to local charities through a profit-share scheme

My involvement

  • Set Yoomee's vision and purpose based on a strong set of values

  • Developed all internal processes, from Agile software development to co-design workshopping and research methodologies

  • Recruited and developed a multi-disciplinary delivery team of 20 full-time staff

  • Responsible for business development activities, such as pitching and lead generation

  • Responsible for Agile strategy and Lean startup approach to all client projects

  • Managed conversation of listed building into 4,300 square feet of studio space

  • Annual budget responsibility of £850K+