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We’re a team of food-lovers, film buffs, tech geeks, dancers, divers, book worms and lots more. We’re good at different things but that’s cool because we’re growing together.

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Our Story

How we got here.

Flashback to when Leo won his first Oscar, Pokemon GO was a thing and when we set out on a mission to help people grow. These three phenomenons are completely unconnected but they did happen in the same year.

The story of how we started HowNow isn’t straight-forward enough to sum up into a few lines and we believe is movie-worthy (although we might be biased). If it ever got made, the log line for the movie would read: a group of unlikely heroes come together to embark on a mission to help people discover the right skills, knowledge and mindset to solve the world’s biggest problems.

The moral of the movie would be continuous learning is the secret for making the most out of life. Coming soon to a screen near you.

Our Team

Meet the minds behind the tech.

Nelson Sivalingam

CEO, CO-FOUNDER

Living life 24 frames per second. Always musing. Loves making things. Would be played by Superstar Rajnikanth (with some de-aging CGI). 

Kuvera Sivalingam

CFO, CO-FOUNDER

Forever lost in thought searching for a method to his madness. Would be played by Mr Method himself – Daniel Day Lewis. 

Ashish Kumar

CTO, CO-FOUNDER

Forever curious. Loves building tech stuff. Fascinated by marine life and fish tanks. Would be played by Rajkumar Rao.

Eva

CHIEF HAPPINESS OFFICER

Always sniffing around for something new, constantly curious and always learning new tricks. Would be played by Emma Watson. 

Lulu Dermeche

Customer Success Lead

A zingy friendly human being, always up for a good laugh, and who would struggle to become vegan. Would be played by Zooey Deschanel

Jon Magnus

DIRECTOR OF LEARNING

Someone who makes friends everywhere he goes and finds himself in unusual places and situations. Would be played by Elijah Wood.

Michael Whitfield

Director

Sold Thomsons Online Benefits to Mercer for £250M+. Leading HR Tech Investor. Still deciding who would play him in a movie. 

Mark Pearson

DIRECTOR

Sold his successful digital business in 2014 for £55m and has established a portfolio of successful tech companies. Will probably play himself.

Emily Mills

Business Development

Essex girl trying to make it in the big city. Would be played by Emma Mackey/Emilia Clarke.

Aaron-Spencer Charles

Customer Success Manager

A thought-machine with a library of ideas who cooks them up in silence. Would be played by Dacre Montgomery.

Chirag Paryani

Frontend Engineer

Always has a joke or a story to share. Would be played Mathew Perry.

Julie Lanzarotti

Business Development

Dreams big and ready to do what it takes to make them a reality. Would be played by Natalie Portman.

Hardik Jain

Software Engineer

Cheerful, supportive and on a continuous adventure to learn more. Would be played by Amitabh Bachchan.

Rahul Kumar

Software Engineer

Hard-working and goal-oriented with lots of  love for Technology and Football. Would be played Kumail Nanjiani (pre-six pack).

Gary Stringer Content Marketing Manager at HowNow

Gary Stringer

Content Marketing Manager

A man of few spoken words, because he’s saving them all for our written content. Would be played by Kristofer Hivju through beard envy alone.

Yasir Sarole Front-end Developer at HowNow

Yasir Sarole

Front-end Developer

Fun-loving, hard-working and adaptable, Yasir likes to go with the flow and set smaller goals each day. Would be played by Vicky Kaushal.

Abhishek Yadav Front-end Developer at HowNow

Abhishek Yadav

Front-end Developer

Channels his creativity into digital art and designing, you’ll also find him reading, watching anime and gaming. Would be played by Ayushmann Khurrana.

Akshay Dhobale Back-end Developer at HowNow

Akshay Dhobale

Back-end Developer

Always learning from his experiences and experiments, Akshay enjoys discussing technology, politics and his plans for road trips. Would be played by Nawazuddin Siddiqui.

James Valentine, Head of Growth

James Valentine

Head of Growth

A self-confessed generalist, busy optimising work and life. Would be played by Jim Sturgess.

Our Values

What we stand for

Learn Everyday

To do something better than you’ve done before,  you need to be curious and willing to continuously learn. It is not about what you know today, but whether you can figure it out.

Zig When They Zag

Take a stroll down untrodden paths. Play outside of your comfort zone. Be fearlessly different. Find your own magic.

Listen First

We have two ears and one mouth for a reason. Listen first and more often than you talk but make sure the world hears what you have to say.

All For One

If we look after the world and all its tenants, then the world and it’s tenants will look after us. We’re in it together.

Do What Matters

Accomplish great work, make meaningful impact and exceed expectations. It’s what you actually do that counts.

Own Your Future

What do you bring to table? You bring the table. You create your own opportunities. Own your achievements and mistakes.

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