Hi! I’m Phil. I’m a husband, dad and tech entrepreneur. I’m also a chocolate brownie connoisseur! I grew up in North Wales and studied Computer Science at Cambridge. I dabbled with entrepreneurship for a couple of years in 2004 with a startup called Projected Games. I then spent 12 years working for Microsoft, Google, Facebook and Monzo.
In 2018 I resigned from my position as Head of Revenue at Monzo and re-embarked on my entrepreneurial journey, but this time with a focus on social impact.
As a Christian, I am passionate about making a difference in people’s lives, especially those who are marginalised and disadvantaged. Thanks to the smartphone revolution, most of the world’s population carry around a smartphone (network-connected supercomputer) in their pockets, including many in the developing world. I believe there are many opportunities to build consumer-facing technology products that will make a difference in people’s lives.
I left a lucrative career behind and decided to take a crazy risk, especially with a young family to support. I did it because life is short and I want to see if I can make a difference in people’s lives using technology.
I started this blog so that I won’t be alone in this journey. I’m not new to technology, but I am new to social impact and I imagine I’ll have a lot to learn. I plan to post a blog post every week or two as I learn and build new products to help people. I expect it’ll be a fascinating journey.
Why don’t you journey with me!? Just let me know your email address and you’ll be the first to get new blog posts I write. It would make a big difference to me if we journeyed together! Thank you!!
If you’ve not followed my journey so far, why not start at the beginning with my first blog post.