Our vision

We’re helping
a financially empowered Gen Z

Who we are

MyPocketSkill began with a question. How do we connect young people with opportunities beyond typical employment routes? How do we empower young people to exercise the full range of their skills and grow their financial capability in the process?

We connect talented young people between the ages of 13-22 with households and businesses who need their help. We enable them to share their skills and earn money through tutoring, music coaching, photography, social media management and more.

Our founders are sector specialists. They provide expert advice to influential organisations which set youth policy to improve financial capability. Our mission is to help create a financially responsible Gen Z, increasingly prepared for the uncertain world ahead of them.

Our approach

Earn – we connect young people with opportunities to earn money.

Save – we help young people to set savings goals and build up their earnings on MyPocketSkill.

Learn – we use behavioural science based “nudges” to help to build financial capability.


We're pleased to have been recognised as an innovative global business

Innovate UK

Finalist in Great British Entrepeneur Awards

Innovate UK

Atmos Deutsche Bank and Google Logo

Winner of Global Fintech Competition

Atos, Deutsche Bank & Google

UK Government’s Money & Pension Service

Digital Innovation Pilot

UK Government’s Money & Pension Service


Beyond HERizons Programme



Hottest Edtech Startup


Fintech 4.0

Programme Participant

Fintech 4.0 for Leading UK FinTechs

Fintech 4.0

Growth Funding Recipient

Coast to Capital

Meet the team

Our people

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Matthew Harker

Co-Founder and Co-CEO

Matthew is a dad to two teenage daughters and a specialist in both digital products and youth policy. He lives in Brighton, where he can be spotted cycling and running.

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Zara Ransley

Co-Founder and Co-CEO

Zara moved to the UK from Azerbaijan as a teenager. Her career spans 15 years experience in the city as a top rated investment analyst, covering areas such as technology, real estate and impact investing. Zara holds an MBA from London Business School. In her spare time she gets involved in everything youth entrepreneurship related as well park running and reading voraciously. She lives in St. Albans with her two teenage children - Harry & Nadya and her dog Didier Dogba.

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Chris Barry

Lead Developer

Chris is a full stack web, iOS & Android Developer / systems architect. His former clients include Google & Expedia. He is a specialist in digital platform development and is into interactive digital art.

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Kit Bhatti

Employer Engagement Lead

Kit is a friendly mum of two nearly teens who loves to travel and is an avid photographer. She helps connect employers to colleges and digital and technology students, as well as helping with managing the MyPocketSkill community. In a previous life, she used to be a Buyer for Woolworths!

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Radha Sawhny

Operations Manager

With the rapid and exciting growth at MyPocketSkill, Radha has come on board to manage Operations. An MBA in International Management, she brings a wealth of organisational and strategic experience. She is a busy mum of two, an avid reader and a passionate chef having run her own catering business.

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Lucy Cooper

Customer Success Lead

Lucy helps manage the MyPocketSkill platform ensuring our talented teenagers and employers have the best experience possible. Lucy is a mum of two primary school kids and Chair of the Parent Teacher Association for the school, who previously worked in project management and communications for Hewlett Packard and Anglo American.

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Jaimie Mara

Community Engagement Support

Jaimie is a film school graduate who supports social media and helps the community and communications throughout MyPocketSkill.

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Indi Sofyar

UX/UI Designer/Developer

Indi is a passionate designer/developer with an interest in improving user experience and addressing usability problems in agile and scalable ways. He has previously worked as a graphic designer and holds a Bachelor of Commerce and Bachelor of Design from the University of New South Wales.

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Pati Piotrowska

Impact and Youth Policy Analyst

Pati is passionate about policy, research and working with young people. She holds an MSc in Gender, Peace and Security from the London School of Economics. In her spare time, she enjoys reading and furthering her knowledge of political and feminist theory.

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Ryan Morris


Ryan specialises in Digital content creation for marketing/promotional purposes, as well as user interface design.

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MyPocketSkill Advisors

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Neeta Patel CBE

Chair of Advisory Board

Neeta has board-level experience as a Non-Executive Director at the FTSE-listed Investment Trust Albion Venture Capital, is a board member at City ventures and board adviser at Tech London Advocates.

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Andrew Evans


Andrew is a co-founder and CEO of pension auto enrolment company, Smart Pension.

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Chieu Cao


Chieu was a co-founder and CMO of Global Employee benefits and rewards platform, Perkbox. He is currently a CEO of financial wellness platform Mintago.

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Novo Constare


Novo is co-founder and CEO of a flexible task platform Syft (now Indeed Flex).

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Office Pets

Kit's dog


Kit's Dog

Dog named leyla


Pati's Dog

Dog named Didier

Didier Dogba

Zara's Dog

Cats named Luna and Mog

Luna and Mog

Matt's Cats