Ben Allen

Co-Founder & CTO
Ex-Playter

Ben A co-founded Omnea in late 2021 with Ben F and leads engineering, product & design.

Previously, he was CTO of Playter, a VC-backed ‘buy now pay later’ start-up, where he led the product and engineering teams. Before this, he was Co-Founder & CTO/CPO of Canary & Delta, a digital product development agency that brought products to market for various Pre-Seed, Seed & Series A businesses that didn’t have technical or product heavy founders.

Ben lives in SW London, and enjoys escaping to the country-side, playing the drums and watching Formula 1! He’s also a keen gardener - ask him how big his pumpkins are…🎃

Brian Azizi

Software Engineer
Ex-Cazoo

Brian joined the team late August 2022. He was previously a senior software engineer at Cazoo which scaled from ~600 to ~4,000 people during his time there & IPO’d! Before that, Brian spent 4 years leading fast-paced projects at Theodo & organising and speaking at a series of tech meet-ups across London & Paris.

Brian lives in SE London and enjoys cycling, gaming and spending time with his daughter. He knows very little about football but is obsessed with Formula 1.

India Derrick

Software Engineer
Ex-Primer.ai

India joined Omnea in November 2022. She has spent the last 3+ years living and working in San Francisco as a software engineer for a NLP startup called Primer.ai. While based in the US she led a multidisciplinary team of engineers as the Technical Lead working on a greenfield project to build a no-code machine learning model building platform. Upon her return to the UK in April, she led the development of Primers internal UI component library.

India recently moved to Stoke Newington and is enjoying (properly) living in London for the first time. In her spare time she loves cooking, exploring the food scene with friends, and keeping fit & healthy - most recently dipping her toes into cold water swimming and boxing!

Ben Freeman

Co-Founder & CEO
Ex-Tessian

Ben F co-founded Omnea in late 2021 with Ben A and leads hiring, go-to-market, and product & the overall company vision. When he’s not doing all things commercial, product & people at Omnea, he’s out in nature, with animals, or travelling (he still claims to be able to speak to & understand dogs! 🤔 ).

Previously, Ben joined the founding team at Tessian, built out the go-to-market teams and launched & managed the business in the US. They grew from 5-200+ people, $0-30m revenue, and raised >$130m from renowned investors like Sequoia, Accel, and Balderton. Before this, Ben founded the UK’s largest youth events & production company.

Ben’s passion for business and entrepreneurship has also led him to investing in & advising some of Europe’s leading B2B SaaS businesses, such as incident.io and Athenian.

Jozef Kocur

Product Design Lead
Ex-Azimo

Jozef joins Omnea in December 2022! He’s a designer who thinks like a Product Manager and is not afraid of data, strategy, business metrics or prioritisation.

Jozef joined Azimo in the early days and played a big part in their growth journey until they were acquired by Papaya Global, building the design team and redefining design’s role within the organisation focusing on data, research and impact. Prior to that, he worked at UI Centric where he led projects for top brands from media, entertainment and sports industries.

He lives in East London but being raised in rural Slovakia, he enjoys escaping to the countryside, mountain hikes and landscape photography. He’s a foodie, self-proclaimed taco expert and he enjoys both cooking and baking.

Rowan Kypreos

Software Engineer
Ex-Passfort

Rowan joined Omnea in July 2022 to help build out a world-class product and team!

He started his journey working at a music tech startup based in Barcelona before moving back to London to join Passfort as an early engineer. After Passfort sold to Moody’s for a nine-figure sum, Rowan wanted to build from scratch again! Rowan lives in London and in his spare time enjoys all things food, learning to surf and trying his luck at learning Spanish.

Rowan is sports illiterate and will struggle to hold any sort of conversation about football (despite having lived by Arsenal stadium for years).

Rhys Patten

Software Engineer
Ex-Freetrade

Rhys joined Omnea in September 2022. Rhys comes from Freetrade, where he’s been working to get everyone investing in his role on their stock trading team. Before that he worked as sole founding engineer at a pre-seed startup, as well as at companies building bespoke cybersecurity tools and search engines for investment banks.

Rhys spends his free time cycling up hills or in the gym. He placed last place in his fantasy football league last year so is taking a year off, hoping to return for the 2023-24 season.

Francis Poole

Software Engineer
ex-Twist

Francis joined the Omnea team in October 2022. After a number of years working at a software consultancy, doing everything from engineering to tech leadership to account management, Francis took a founding engineering role at a pre-seed startup, twist, leading the development of their new analytics tool for hardware as a service (HaaS) companies.

Francis lives in East London, fulfilling his role as a self-confessed coffee snob ☕️. But when not hanging around the nearest coffee shop, he can usually be found climbing up (and falling off) walls at his local rock climbing gym 🧗.

Erfan Samieyan

Software Engineer
Ex-DARK

Erfan has been part of the Omnea engineering team since May 2022.

Most recently, Erfan was a full-stack developer in an Australian startup in the travel industry, after working for a number of successful businesses across America, Europe and Asia. Erfan started working part-time with Omnea while pursuing his Master’s and then joined the team full-time from September! 🎉

He lives in Hammersmith and in his spare time he enjoys hiking, watching movies and eating out. He loves music and plays the violin. He is also a big fan of Football and will one day teach Rowan the rules…

Claire Williams

Chief of Staff
Ex-Comma

Claire joined Omnea in August 2022 to support the founding team, leading finance, ops, and all things that don’t have a formal home yet! She dived into the start-up world after qualifying as an Accountant as she didn’t find a career in Audit an inspiring prospect… Whilst finance is still her happy place, she loves being a generalist operator & gets stuck into everything.

Claire was the second employee at financial wellbeing startup, Mintago, looking after all business and commercial ops. She held the position of Head of Ops for two years before transitioning to Chief of Staff at FinTech start up, Comma, where she also supported all strategic projects such as fundraising and investor relations.

Claire lives in Clapham and in her spare time loves walking (with Omnea’s Chief of Fluff, Bea 🐝 – naturally!), cooking (well... eating) Italian food and following Formula 1.

Gavin Williams

Software Engineer
Ex-aleios

Gavin joined the team in November 2022.

Bio coming soon..!

Bea

Chief of Fluff
ex-squirrel chaser

Bea is an expert sun seeker, finding even the smallest warm beam to dose in (and when they’re not to be relied upon outside the 1 month long British summer, a radiator will do just fine).

When she’s not dosing, she can be found saying hello to everyone in the office multiple times per day/triple checking if anyone has treats they’ve forgotten to give her and counting down the minutes until dinner time. Bea loves belly rubs, lunchtime walks and her ball, which she’ll only let you throw for her if she really likes you (spoiler: she loves everyone).

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