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.
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
Finalist in Great British Entrepeneur Awards
Winner of Global Fintech Competition
Atos, Deutsche Bank & Google
Digital Innovation Pilot
UK Government’s Money & Pension Service
Beyond HERizons Programme
Hottest Edtech Startup
Fintech 4.0 for Leading UK FinTechs
Growth Funding Recipient
Coast to Capital
Meet the team
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.View LinkedIn
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.View LinkedIn
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.View LinkedIn
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!
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.View LinkedIn
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.View LinkedIn
Community Engagement Support
Jaimie is a film school graduate who supports social media and helps the community and communications throughout MyPocketSkill.View LinkedIn
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.View LinkedIn
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.View LinkedIn
Ryan specialises in Digital content creation for marketing/promotional purposes, as well as user interface design.View LinkedIn
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.View LinkedIn
Andrew is a co-founder and CEO of pension auto enrolment company, Smart Pension.View LinkedIn
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.View LinkedIn
Novo is co-founder and CEO of a flexible task platform Syft (now Indeed Flex).View LinkedIn