The Team



MyPocketSkill is an award winning digital technology and advisory company working in the fintech sector, founded in 2017.  Our overall vision as a company is to create a financially empowered GenZ.

We provide expert advice to sector influencers and policy-makers, for instance organisations who set policy for improving financial capability.  We also provide a digital platform which connects young people to money-earning opportunities, providing practical money-earning experience from an early age.  

Our business has already been recognised as exciting and innovative, having been selected as finalist in the Great British Entrepreneur Awards, 2020, Sussex Business Awards (Startup) in 2018 and also a finalist in TechCrunch’s Europas awards in 2019, also in the “Hottest Startup” category.  

We are also a member of University College London's EDUCATE programme, backed by the British Educational Suppliers’ Association, the European Regional Development Fund, Nesta and F6S.  We are backed by the UK’s innovation agency Innovate UK as winners of the Innovate UK Design Foundations competition.



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Matthew Harker

Cofounder

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

Cofounder

Zara has 15-years' experience in financial services as a top rated analyst, including impact investing. She is sociable, relatable and fun loving and in her spare time gets involved in everything youth entrepreneurship related. She has a son and daughter and holds an MBA from London Business School. 



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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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Ciara Cremin

Youth Policy Analyst

Ciara holds a Masters degree from the London School of Economics and Political Science, London (“LSE”) and has specialist expertise in the context of youth policy and social impact.  She has a dog called Ruby.



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Clova Bullen

Community Manager

Clova is a friendly, frenetic super-mum who manages the onboarding and communications across the MyPocketSkill platform. In her previous life she has significant experience in operations and events management. 



MyPocketSkill Advisors



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Andrew Evans

Board Advisor

Andrew is CEO of one of the UK’s fastest growing fintech start-ups, Smart Pension.



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Andrew Elia

Board Advisor

Andrew is a seasoned CTO and technical visionary with a background in internet, mobile, desktop and embedded systems.



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Marc Thatcher

Board Advisor

Marc is a talented CFO with 20+ years of experience in finance, (Rothschild and Kleinwort Benson), and investment management.