About MyPocketSkill

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.

The MyPocketSkill Team

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. 

Cofounder

Matthew Harker

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. 

Cofounder

Zara Ransley

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. 

Lead Developer

Chris Barry

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.

Youth Policy Analyst

Ciara Cremin

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. 

Community Manager

Clova Bullen

MyPocketSkill Advisors

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

Board Advisor

Andrew Evans

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

Board Advisor

Andrew Elia

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

Board Advisor

Marc Thatcher