I'm principal software engineer at a seed-stage fintech in London, UK, Translucent. We're building a new platform to solve the data and workflow problems faced by CFOs of multi-entity businesses.
If your company is made up of several legal entities, say one in the UK, one in the EU and one in Australia, reasoning about your finances can become complex and require some Excel-wrangling.
We take a data warehouse-first approach, ingest your data from multiple accounting software vendors and transform it into a single, clean schema. On top of that, we're building a series of web applications that allow you to work with your unified data to help you reason about your business at the group level.
I wrote the first lines of code, set the architecture, hired the early team and I'm helping to develop multiple user-facing web applications.
Previously I worked at On Deck, a San Francisco-based cohort-based learning platform for people with ambition (not to be confused with the fintech of the same name). Think a cross between an accelerator program and an MBA program and you might not be too far wrong. I supported the product engineering team as Director of Product, Platform. It was a technical product leadership role where I coordinate our Data, No-Code and Funnel teams.
During the Covid years I helped build Oak National Academy, a free online educational resource to help schools to continue providing education for students (see below for more on this). I’ve instigated and led venture building and "labs" initiatives to explore business opportunities in a diverse set of industries: sustainability, finance, supply-chain, logistics, e-commerce, education, urban mobility, car sharing, data analytics, tech recruitment, culture and more. I've been co-founder of a handful of tech startups, a design studio, a record label and assorted other ventures along the way.
I am also a technology/product advisor to a few early stage data/AI startups.
You can read about my work history on my Linkedin profile.