About Us 2017-07-07T08:52:37+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
Caroline Makepeace
Chief Operating Officer

Ex-Tech City UK Director of Strategy. Formerly UK Trade & Investment and DCMS.
Andy Richardson
Chief Technology Officer

Ex-VP Thomson Reuters. Co-founder of Sidekick. Co-host of London HalfStack.
Mark Lazar
Head of Platform

Ex-Programme Manager, Techstars. Five Techstars Accelerator cohorts in London and Tel Aviv.
Charlotte Holloway
Head of Public Sector Innovation

Ex-Policy Director techUK with over 10 years’ experience across business bodies and think tanks.
Justine Desmond
Research Manager

Ex-Head of Research, Osborne & Partners. Former staff at US House Committee for Science, Space & Technology.
Edward Elliott
Marketing & Ops Associate

Oxford and UCL graduate with 3 years experience in marketing, and content. Previously founded an events business.
Bhavin Kotecha
Business Strategy

On secondment from PwC. Previously 4 years in finance and strategy.
Theo Blackwell
Policy Fellow

Leading UK local government practitioner. 15 years senior experience in London city government.

Advisory Board

Robin Klein
Partner, LocalGlobe, ex-Partner, Index Ventures
Mark Dearnley
CIO, Premium Credit, Ex-CDIO at HMRC
Mustafa Suleyman
Founder, Google DeepMind
Siim Sikkut
Chief Technology Officer of Estonia
Phaedra Chrousos
Ex- Tech Transformation Commissioner, US Government
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
Bill Crothers
Ex-UK Chief Procurement Officer, Ex-Head of Crown Commercial Service