Hi - I'm Harry

En๏น’tre๏น’pre๏น’nerd (noun, informal)

  1. A person who builds businesses around a technical skill or expertise
  2. An obsessive about startups, technology, innovation, society & VC

I'm a product manager based in London, working on one of the most exciting problems of the internet age: authentication (AKA "how do we know if you really are who you say you are?"). In particular, how do we keep kids safe and happy online?

I have a broad background designing, coding, launching and selling products - with skills in software engineering, web design, data analytics, finance and investment.

Got 10 minutes? Read On Entreprenerds - my take on startup land.

If you've need help building an innovative idea, need technology advice or just want to chat, please get in touch.


I'm a product manager at SuperAwesome.

Founded by Dylan Collins in 2013 and since acquired by Epic Games, SuperAwesome is the world specialist in making the internet safer for kids. I started there in April 2021 and will be earning my product management chops while (fingers crossed) helping to deliver a great experience for parents who are concerned about their kids' interactions online.

In particular I'll be working on "KWS" (Kids Web Services), with the mission to become the best solution for verifiable parental consent out there.


Ours to Save is an online publication focussed exclusively on the climate crisis.

We make it easier to engage with the climate crisis by harnessing the power of technology and community. Our crowdsourced, interactive map surfaces climate change stories from across the world and our longer-form features expose the facts behind the headlines.

We're proud to commission outstanding opinion and analysis pieces from writers at The Economist, gal-dem, The Times, The Guardian, Vice and plenty more. Our editorial agenda (curated by the brilliant editor-in-chief, Florence Wildblood) is solutions-oriented and representative of all voices affected by the climate crisis - not just the voices of an amplified few.

We've also just launched a podcast which you can listen to here. You can find out more about the #plasticFreePints campaign we ran in conjunction with EcoDisco as reported in The Telegraph here. Full access to all our content starts from ยฃ5 per month.


Say Plants is a plant-based rewards club that makes it easier for more people to eat more plants.

Say Plants negotiates discounts and freebies at vegan and vegan-friendly restaurants, which is then passed on to its members. It works just like TasteCard, or Unidays.

My cofounder (Marcus Rapacioli) and I spent a few months designing the platform from scratch, partnering with the best vegan-friendly restaurants in London (What The Pitta, The Real Greek, Beer + Burger to name a few), and acquired users through Facebook ad campaigns, influencers, content, PR and a referral scheme. It was a brilliant generalist education in product, marketing and sales.

It's very much alive so if you spend too much money on vegan restaurants, or are interested in becoming more flexitarian on a budget without compromising on taste - take a look. I explain more in an interview for Maddyness which you can read here.

I'm excited at the prospects of rapid user growth, should restaurants return in full force after the pandemic, but sadly I will no longer be in the driving seat.


BoostrBox was a bonkers but really fun idea that I cooked up alongside a friend during the first weeks of UK lockdown.

I have a friend, Marcus Rapacioli. His dad runs a London-based office catering company. When lockdown started in the UK and supermarket queues were at an all-time high, we used Marcus' dad's infrastructure to deliver vegan groceries all across London.

The two of us handled everything - we built an online shopping portal from scratch, bought goods at the wholesaler and drove around London in a van to deliver fresh groceries. We even got covered online!


Other stuff I've done

Education:

  • ๐Ÿ“š I studied Philosophy at the University of Cambridge, where I spent all my spare time ballroom dancing or playing rugby. The two didn't mix particularly well, although I had a great time.
  • ๐Ÿ‘พ After graduating I spent a summer learning to code at Le Wagon, and have been self-taught ever since.
  • ๐Ÿ’ธ I also passed the first level of the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) qualification, which gave me a really strong grounding in accounting, corporate finance, statistics and banking.

Work:

  • ๐Ÿ“ˆ I spent a year working at Funding Options - a fintech scale-up. I got really confident handling large quantities of data and validating strategic hypotheses about how to grow the company.
  • ๐Ÿฆ I interned at BGF - the UKs most active private equity investor in SMEs. It was an amazing way to get under the skin of how private equity works in the UK and the impact of patient capital on the whole economy.
  • ๐Ÿ‘‚๐Ÿป I also worked at ?What If!, an incredible innovation consultancy where I learned how to obsess over customers' needs, desires and users' experience of brands in general.
  • ๐Ÿ—ž You can read articles about stuff I've done as published by Maddyness, The Telegraph and Amplify.