About Us 2020-05-14T09:19:08+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
Hanna Johnson
Chief Operating Officer

Former Downing Street advisor. Over ten years experience spanning the public, private and third sectors.
Andy Richardson
Chief Technology Officer

Ex-VP Thomson Reuters. Co-founder of Sidekick. Co-host of London HalfStack.
Lars Zimmermann
Managing Director, Germany

Former CEO of hy, an Axel Springer Company, with 10+ years background in politics, strategy and entrepreneurship.
Alex Margot-Duclot
Managing Director, France

Proud French-Techie with ten-years' experience in public affairs, politics and technology
Kiann Stenkjær Hein
Managing Director, Denmark

Former Head of Digitisation and IT Strategy in the Danish Ministry of Taxation. 20+ years of govt experience in Denmark and international organisations.
Mark Lazar
Head of Platform

Ex-Programme Manager, Techstars. Five Techstars Accelerator cohorts in London and Tel Aviv.
Edward Elliott
Head of Development

Former GovStart Manager & founder of an events business; 6 years experience in marketing.
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 Manager

Recent Cambridge University graduate and former founder of a behavioural economics startup.
Chiara Carlini
Programme Manager, GovStart UK

Chiara has 2 years of experience in social business incubation and holds a Master’s degree in Public Policy.
Anthony Haddad
Programme Manager, GovStart France

Former Marketing Manager at Google and Associate at Techstars and Station F
Julie Rømer
Programme Manager, GovTech Programme Denmark

Ex-Business Developer at the Technical University, Denmark. Manager of multiple entrepreneurship programmes.
Ryan Shea
Senior Associate

Current MBA student at London Business School, and former Senior Consultant at Deloitte.
Cameron Scott
Senior Associate

Recent King’s College London postgraduate, with 6+ year’s experience in public sector strategy and digital policy at Accenture & a UK think tank.
Mia Millman
Programme Associate

Recent Oxford University graduate with previous experience working for startups.
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.
Imogen Granger
Digital Content Intern

Recent Queen Mary University of London graduate with previous experience working for a UK think tank.
Lichelle Wolmarans
Research Intern

Recent London School of Economics graduate with previous research experience.
Jane Foran
Office of the Founders

Graduate of the Universities of Liverpool and Valencia. Several years' experience working for MPs and Ministers in Westminster.

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Advisory Board

Robin Klein
Partner, LocalGlobe, ex-Partner, Index Ventures
Siim Sikkut
Chief Technology Officer of Estonia
Phaedra Chrousos
Ex- Tech Transformation Commissioner, US Government
Wendy Tan White MBE
Vice President at X, Alphabet’s Moonshot Factory
General David Richards
Ex-Chief of Defence Staff, Chairman of Equilibrium
Lord Mark Malloch Brown
Ex-Deputy UN Secretary-General, Ex-HMG Minister
Sir Bernard Silverman FRS
Former Chief Scientific Advisor to the Home Office