Silicon Rhino
Who We Are

It all started with
a love of code

Our story

We are a London-based development team who specialise in developing minimum viable products and complex systems. We utilise our knowledge of the startup ecosystem to aid customers with the challenges that come with such an endeavour, and spend the time ensuring a high level of quality on every project. All of our work is performed by us, and our team are all based in the UK.


It all started with our love of code. After meeting at a previous job, Roger and Phil started Silicon Rhino in 2015, with Mark joining shortly after. We’ve been entrepreneurs, CTO’s and product leaders. We have launched Blogging platforms, worked with some of the biggest news websites in the UK, and developed many successful business strategies.

Meet the team

Roger Planes
Co-founder & CEO
Phil Hardy
Co-founder & CTO
Mark Hartley
COO
Jamie Olivier
Full Stack Software Engineer
Andrew Joubert
Full Stack Software Engineer
Simon Filtness
Full Stack Software Engineer
Ramon Polidura
Full Stack Software Engineer
Jeff Brou
Full Stack Software Engineer
Alan Bacon
Full Stack Software Engineer
Axelle Ythier
Project Manager
James Bartholomew
Full Stack Software Engineer

Join us
we're hiring!

In the community

We are passionate about startups and code and want to give back to the community. We have mentored hundreds of teams in different accelerators across the UK and Europe, from Google Launchpad to FFWD.

We tried to join a Typescript meetup in London only to realise there was none. The only possible way forward was to start it ourselves and we ran it for 2 years before the pandemic.

Supporting charities


The House of St Barnabas is a charity that helps London's homeless back into work, and a members' club right in the heart of Soho.

Save the Rhino International works to conserve all five rhino species, by supporting rhinoceros conservation programmes across Africa and Asia.

WWF'smission is to stop the degradation of the planet's natural environment and to build a future in which humans live in harmony with nature.