If the future of work has radically changed, why hasn't our approach to education?

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.

Made with Love

Meet the Team.

We're a cross-functional team of lifelong learners, passionate about reimagining business education for the future of work & society.

Riya Pabari


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.

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Asha Haji


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.

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Tomos Evans

Founding CTO

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.

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Nash Bansal

Senior Mobile Developer

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.

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Greg Auger

Full-Stack Developer

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.

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Chantelle Young

Community Manager

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!

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Imogen Schels

VP Content

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.

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Hannah Mansfield

Partnerships Manager

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.

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Cristin Frodella

Entrepreneur in Residence

Cristin is a 20-year Google veteran, where she led Global Education Marketing, bringing to market Workspace for Education, Google Classroom and Chromebooks for Education and founded the educator community Google Certified Innovators. Cristin also played a leadership role on the Workforce Development team, looking after Google Career Certificates and the Grow with Google NYC Learning Center.  Cristin currently heads up Matron Saints, a women’s coaching consultancy, is a partner at Lede Labs, an Education and Workforce Development consultancy. She lives in Brooklyn, NY with her husband and daughter and bakes a mean Strawberry Rhubarb Pie.

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Aneesh Varma

Entrepreneur in Residence

Aneesh is a serial entrepreneur and multiple founder, passionate about financial inclusion and an ardent defender of consumer rights. Accolades include British Council Young Entrepreneur, Technology Innovator of the Year in the Credit Sector, perfect score on the Cambridge course for Advanced Mathematics aged 15. When not sharing learnings on how to become a better CEO, Aneesh can often be found airborne, as a recreational pilot.

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Chris Wilkinson

Entrepreneur in Residence

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.

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Dhruv Gulati

Entrepreneur in Residence

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.

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Ian Roberts

Lead Product Designer

After a brief stint as a classroom teacher where he first saw the power of using technology for learning, Ian pursued an M.Ed. in EdTech at the University of Manchester. His career has allowed him to work in 5 countries and across multiple domains where he has sought to work for purpose-driven businesses, directing engaging and enriching experiences for mobile and web. Outside of work he can be found admiring and photographing the built-environment on a daily urban walk in his neighbourhood.

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Thea Wiltshire

Content Lead

Thea joined Startupland straight out of university and quickly realised that her skills and interests lay in education. Thea specialises in building accessible, scalable learning content focused on 21st-Century skills and believes deeply in the power of technology as a learning tool. Working with partners such as the OECD, the Moroccan Ministry of Higher Education and Tata Consultancy Thea has a track record of delivering top-notch digital learning experiences.  In her spare time, Thea is an avid cook and hopes to publish a food culture book inspired by her time living in the Middle East— her dog, Min, remains her harshest critic.

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Joseph Hester

Content Writer

Joseph has over six years of experience working in print and digital content creation, ranging from business-to-business magazine articles to webtoon localisation. He spends his free time playing sports, hiking in the countryside and cooking.

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