We believe there’s a new breed of modern professionals building the businesses that will shape our future. They live in startupland and are passionate about harnessing new technologies to build a better world.
Framework is the world’s first on-demand business school, radically reimagined for them. Born out of Founders Forum, a private network of the world's top tech entrepreneurs, we’ve worked with over 100+ operators—across product, growth, ops, people, data, engineering & design, from some of the world's most innovative companies including Monzo, Babylon, Bulb & Depop—to pioneer a new model of lifelong learning.
Our mission is to scale a new generation of modern business leaders by giving them the on-demand knowledge and networks to build world-class teams, products and companies. The ones that history will remember.
We're a cross-functional team of lifelong learners, passionate about reimagining business education for the future of work & society.
Riya is a multidisciplinary product leader, obsessed with leveraging first principles thinking and human-centred design to create 11-star user experiences. Prior to co-founding Framework and previously Founders Academy, her career spanned macro investing, social enterprise, innovation consulting and tech startups. She holds an MA in Economics from Cambridge, an MSc from Cass Business School, and is a fellow of Makers Academy & On Purpose. When not geeking out on heutagogy (the theory and practice of self-determined learning), you can usually find Riya on her yoga mat or her road bike.
Asha is a WashU computer scientist turned Harvard MBA who has spent her career developing transformative experiences at the intersection of people, technology and education. After her first chapter as a developer, she spent nearly seven years in a variety of leadership roles at EF Education First, the world's leading international education company, before joining startups in 2017. Asha loves fostering cultures that are inclusive and highly collaborative, where everyone is empowered to do their very best work. In her spare time, you can find her sneaking in early morning HIIT workouts and listening to NPR podcasts.
Tomos is a seasoned EdTech leader and engineer, passionate about using technology to super-charge education and amplify positive societal impact. Before Framework, Tomos studied the craft of software development at all levels of seniority, within organisations ranging from one-room startups to FTSE100 companies. Tomos holds an MA in Mathematics and Computer Science from the University of Oxford. When not obsessing about how to deliver software faster and more safely, Tomos can mostly be found wrangling his kids, or on a Touch Rugby field.
Aaron is an award-winning Product Designer who specialises in User Experience Design. Before Framework, Aaron previously spent his career building design teams to deliver exceptional user experiences for fast-moving startups and corporate products. Having previously spoken at UX Cambridge on ‘UX Within Design Agencies’, he’s an advocate for user-first company cultures and passionate about understanding the needs of users through validation and insight. Aaron can be found in front of a Mac pushing pixels, speaking to users or tussling kids, sometimes simultaneously.
Nash is a software developer that specialises in cross platform mobile development. Over the years he has gained experience in multiple facets of IT from building servers and managing databases, all the way through to creating websites and releasing multiple apps across multiple platforms. His input helps to craft and deliver a quality mobile experience that makes our app delightful to use. As an avid gamer, he is often found behind a screen - either coding or gaming.
Greg loves to build software that makes the world a better place. He takes great pride in his work, striving to write beautiful and maintainable code. However he's not interested in technology for its own sake, but in producing high quality software that brings huge value to its users. Before joining Framework, Greg spent four years developing the leading social care finance software. Greg holds a BA in Computer Science and Philosophy from the University of Oxford. In his free time, you'll find him out for a run, reviewing his Anki cards, or enjoying the company of his church community.
Chantelle is passionate about building thriving communities and connecting people to help them achieve their ambitious goals. She has dedicated her career to supporting school leaders, students, organisations and professionals to achieve success through award-winning professional development and leadership programmes. Before joining Framework, Chantelle worked as a classroom teacher and then as a community builder in the social enterprise, higher education and EdTech sectors. In her free time, you'll find Chantelle at the theatre, delving into a good book, or taking care of her many plants!
Imogen works at the helm of content teams, specialising in leading the delivery of quality, scalable content across a range of channels. The core of her experience comes from 10 years working for Bauer Consumer Media, a division of Europe’s largest privately-owned publishing group, Benivo, an award-winning tech startup, and Mind the Product, the world’s largest community of product managers. Her passion is taking content from average to awesome! In her spare time, Imogen likes to be active—you’ll find her out walking with her dog Pip, playing tennis or in the gym.
Hannah has over 10 years of business development and partnerships experience and has launched and scaled a number of fast-growing companies. She started her career as one of Deliveroo’s earliest employees, helping to drive its exponential growth globally and has since worked in senior positions with two European start-ups. She is a graduate of SOAS, speaks Swahili and has lived and worked in a number of countries across East Africa, Europe and Asia. In her spare time, Hannah enjoys running, live music, experimenting in the kitchen and plotting adventurous holidays with friends.
Chris led everything Ops, Product, People and Partner related at hyper-growth global pet wellness business, Front of the Pack, Taking the business from zero to $15M ARR in ~3 months post-launch. A visiting lecturer at London Business School, Chris has been featured in Forbes, Business Insider, Closing Bell at the NYSE. Chris is passionate about closing the gender pay gap in startup salaries. When not at work, Chris can sometimes be heard playing some piano on Denmark Street or seen painted blue running around the Edinburgh Fringe putting on plays.
Dhruv has spent years building deep tech / AI products, as founder and product manager. He currently manages the largest product squad @ Onfido, using AI to detect document identity fraud. He previously founded Factmata, driven to tackle online misinformation and disinformation, backed by Mark Cuban and founders of Twitter, Zynga and Craigslist. Dhruv is a Forbes 30U30, CogX “UK AI Rising Star” and Top 100 BAME Leaders in Tech. When not shaping the tech literacies within Framework’s curriculum, Dhruv loves using AI for creative pursuits in art and music, and travelling Asia and the Middle East.
We're backed by some of the world's leading tech entrepreneurs, operators and investors—it really does take a village.
...and many more amazing people!