About Us 2018-05-12T09:34:46+00:00

About us

Why Public

“Today’s technology could transform the way that citizens interact with local and central government services. However, the companies that build some of the most exciting and transformative technology often struggle to do business with the public sector. We created Public to offer tech startups the right combination of insight, networks and capital to help them on their journey to transform public services.”

Alexander de Carvalho & Daniel Korski
Founders of Public

Meet the Team

Daniel Korski
Co-founder, CEO

Ex-Deputy Head of Policy No 10 Downing Street. 20 years of high-level govt experience in UK, EU, US
Alexander De Carvalho
Co-founder, CIO

Venture investor, 8 + years in private equity and non-executive director of Heineken NV
Andy Richardson
Chief Technology Officer

Ex-VP Thomson Reuters. Co-founder of Sidekick. Co-host of London HalfStack.
Max Chambers
Chief Strategy Officer

Ex-Policy Advisor & Speechwriter to PM, and Ex-Director of Communication & Partnerships at Nextdoor
Lars Zimmermann
Managing Director, Germany

Coming Soon
Mark Lazar
Head of Platform

Ex-Programme Manager, Techstars. Five Techstars Accelerator cohorts in London and Tel Aviv.
Edward Elliott
Programme & Marketing Manager

Former founder of an events business with 4 years experience in marketing and content.
Bhavin Kotecha
Business Strategy

On secondment from PwC. Previously 4 years in finance and strategy.
David Altabev
Head of Cities

Former Programme Manager for Nesta & Innovate UK. 10+ years experience in urban innovation projects.
Mira Wijaya-Cole
Business Support Officer

London School of Economics graduate with 2+ years experience in the non-profit sector.
Johnny Hugill
Research Associate

Recent Cambridge University graduate and former founder of a behavioural economics startup.
Amy Dobbin
Senior Associate

Current MBA student at London Business School, and former Special Advisor to the Australian Prime Minister's Office.
Ryan Shea
Senior Associate

Current MBA student at London Business School, and former Senior Consultant at Deloitte.
Matthew Trimming
Senior Advisor

Former Director of Public Services for SAP and Founder of M.E.TA. 20+ years experience in the public sector market.

We’re Hiring!

Programme Associate

The Programme Associate will join the GovStart team, working closely with participating companies, guest speakers and programme mentors.

Apply Here

Digital Content Intern

The Digital Content Intern oversees PUBLIC’s marketing and social media channels, researching new ways to connect with our key audiences.

Apply Here

Advisory Board

Robin Klein
Partner, LocalGlobe, ex-Partner, Index Ventures
Mustafa Suleyman
Founder, Google DeepMind
Siim Sikkut
Chief Technology Officer of Estonia
Phaedra Chrousos
Ex- Tech Transformation Commissioner, US Government
Bill Crothers
Ex-UK Chief Procurement Officer, Ex-Head of Crown Commercial Service
Lord Paddy Ashdown
Politician, diplomat, author
General David Richards
Ex-Chief of Defence Staff, Chairman of Equilibrium
Alisa Swidler
Philanthropist, Campaigner
Lord Mark Malloch Brown
Ex-Deputy UN Secretary-General, Ex-HMG Minister
Sir Bernard Silverman FRS
Former Chief Scientific Advisor to the Home Office