Our story

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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, we have been developing our careers for the last 5 years. 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 below!

Roger Planes

Originally from Barcelona, Roger moved to London in 2010 equipped with a degree in Computer Science from the UAB. He quickly found his passion in entrepreneurism. With a vision to re-invent the blogging experience Roger lived between San Francisco and London building and designing his venture, Glipho.

His experience as a founder sparked his passion for helping others balancing business and product development.

Roger has been a Nintendo fan since he discovered Mario at 5 years old. Forget about beer, it's all about Red Wine (Rioja) and cooking food.

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Phil Hardy

Phil grew up with technology and had an interest from an early age. This led him to a degree in Computing, which he graduated from with first class honours.

While the others were launching ventures, Phil focused on architecting and developing a highly available automated video production system. Not for the faint of heart. He then worked on his project management qualities by leading the development of a content marketing focused CMS.

Phil is all about Beers (IPA all the way), gaming, and he is the official silicon rhino BBQ host (and we love him for that).

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Mark Hartley

From the Great Southern Land, Mark has been involved with the London startup scene since 2012 helping entrepreneurs through KPMG's start-up team.

Finally succumbing to getting his hands dirty, Mark brings his expertise in all things startup...

As an all rounder, Mark enjoys beer & wine but is truly the coffee snob in the team, which makes him the perfect drinking buddy. From cricket to anime, Mark's wide range of interests is vast, though still hasn't decided on a football team to support.

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Jamie Olivier

Coming from South Africa with the goal of achieving a first class degree in Computer Science, Jamie has never looked back.

Her passion for technology started in high school when she took it is as one of her selected subjects. She decided there and then that this would be the career she wants to pursue.

Since then her love for technology has only grown and she is looking forward to improving her skills and learning more about Front end technologies and Design. Although she enjoys coming out with the team and having a half pint, her drink of choice is actually a good cup of coffee.

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Andrew Joubert

A seasoned web developer, Andrew has joined the team with a focus on the Front End to help build the web apps of tomorrow. A keen DIYer is always happiest when building or making something, whether it be window blinds to furniture, redecorating to fixing old cars.

Always passionate to discover and explore new ideas to leverage his experience and knowledge in the internet and web apps. Never afraid of a learning curve or picking up something new, and is excited about the new challenges in the world of Start Ups!

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Simon Filtness

Simon comes from the golden age of computing, when servers were the size of a large shed, the modem (ha what’s that!) made a funny buzzing noise when you wanted to connect to the internet and the install wizard hadn’t been invented yet!

He has always been a technology innovator, pushing forward in the companies he’s worked for with new techniques and practices. He strives to be at the cutting edge of technology, thriving on the fast pace of the IT industry.

In his spare time Simon enjoys a wide variety of music, both listening to it and writing his own EDM. He is an avid fan of all manner of computer games and is partial to a good red wine; and fine whisky, most definitely not a beer fan!!

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Ramon Polidura

Ray came to London in 2008 to study Electrical and Electronics engineering at City university. He's been working as a Front-end developer in several companies for over 7 years and loving every aspect of this city. He has a keen eye for UX and coding best practices.

He loves gaming (strategy games are his favourites), is into electronics, builds his own guitar effect pedals, and loves mountain biking and board games.

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Jeff Brou

Jeff moved from Prague (Czech Republic) to the UK in 2018 - He has been a technology lover since a very young age. Already at the age of 9 he started to do some small technical inventions and fixing electronic devices. Later on he jumped into the IT industry, from building and configuring computers and networks to software development, because he said to himself : "I want to create/build software !".

Since then, Jeff has been working as fullstack Software Engineer in several companies, including startups, within the last 10 years.

Jeff loves to learn new technologies and share knowledge with others, and he even taught his 13 years old son who is now an applications developer (from age of 12). He likes travelling and driving powerful cars, and his favourite sports program is WWE (wrestling).

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Felipe Palazzo

Felipe left warm and sunny Brazil in December 2017 looking for a new challenge in Europe. He started his career as a designer but quickly shifted to software development, having worked across different projects and products, from early-stage SaaS startups to big e-commerce companies. Building large and complex applications is what he loves to do, whether it is web or mobile.

Described by his friends as the "best worst football player in the world", Felipe is a hard-core fan of Sao Paulo FC, and when he is not watching a match of his favourite club he can be found doing an outdoor activity such as running or even reading some philosophy book.

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Alan Bacon

Born and raised in London-ish, Alan's interest in technology started with Lego Mindstorms and then with writing computer game 'mods' for Bethesda's Oblivion (before Skyrim was cool). A physics degree further cemented his interest in using code to model and solve interesting problems.

Like all software engineers he has a number of concurrent side projects... some of them even get finished, like his smart lights system (don't ask because he will tell you about it).

Those who know him best often see him with a cocktail shaker making whisky sours or espresso martinis.

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