We are Simprints

Bringing people together for impact

The Company

We are a nonprofit technology startup from the University of Cambridge building biometrics for beneficiary identification in developing countries. We partner with impact organisations like BRAC, Mercy Corps, Watsi, the Children’s Investment Fund Foundation, and Gavi to reach those who are currently “falling through the cracks” of service delivery. Our team’s goal is to radically disrupt the inaccurate way we currently track progress towards the SDGs, instead building a world where every person—not guesswork—counts in fighting poverty globally.


Who we are

Passionate, dedicated, and creative, our team members come from all over the world to build and deploy technology for good.
Aashay Gaikward
Alan Camargo
Alex Yang
Alexandra Grigore
Amarynth Sichel
Angela Au
Anindya Sharma
Asad-Ur-Rahman Nile
Ashley Thomas
Ayomipo Matthew Edinger
Caroline Clark
Christie Civetta
Christine Kim
Dan Storisteanu
Dessalegne Tadele
Dominic Burns
Etienne Thiery
Fabio Tuzza
Gamini Obeyesekere
Joyce Chen
Kiyo Egashira
Krathika Parchani
Matt Oliver
Max Bevan
Nick Bennett
Nico Schonken
Ridwan Farouki
Sabina Bodea
Samad Arshad
Sarah Grieves
Sebastian Manhart
Siobhan King-Hughes
Suzanne Desmond
Thales Lima
Toby Norman
Tom Ellum
Tristram Norman
Varshana Rajasekaran
Yoann Bourgery

OUR values

What we believe

These core values are our signposts. They motivate and encourage us, and hold us accountable to one another in achieving our shared mission.
Relentless Commitment to Impact

Simprints exists for one purpose: impact. It drives our culture and evidence-based approach. No matter how crazy things get, we never forget why we do this.

Robust as Fudge

We set super high standards because quality matters. We never cut corners when it comes to our beneficiaries. We build to last.

Be Surprisingly Bold

We push boundaries and challenge the assumptions others take for granted. We are not afraid of being shameless for social impact.

Get Back Up

When you take on great challenges, failure is inevitable. That doesn’t scare us. The minute we get knocked down, we get straight back up. Every time.

Make it Happen

We do whatever it takes to fight poverty. We figure out a way forward, even if it has never been done before. There is no instruction manual for impact, so we are creative and relentless.

Don't be a Jerk

This journey is not about us or our egos. We put mission first, then team, then self. We stay humble.

Confront the Grey

We speak up when our ethical compass is challenged. We practice transparency and radical candor. We believe that action requires integrity, and integrity requires action.

Laugh Together, Grow Together

This journey is tough, but we have each other’s backs. We remember to have fun and to laugh at ourselves. We never stop learning.

OUR Mentors

Advisory board

These six mentors have provided invaluable strategic insights from Day One. From organisational growth to product design, we are privileged to learn from their expertise.

Alain Labrique

Founding Executive Director of Johns Hopkins University Global mHealth Initiative. Fellow at NIH mHealth Summer Institute. Recognised as a Top 11 mHealth Innovators in 2011 by the Rockefeller Foundation. Serves as mHealth advisor to the WHO, GSMA, USAID, and the mHealth Alliance.

Alan Gelb

Senior fellow at the Center for Global Development. Recent research includes the development applications of ID systems and other applications of digital technology including payments, the economic development challenges of Sub-Saharan Africa and the special development challenges of resource-rich countries. Previously director of development policy at the World Bank, chief economist for the bank’s Africa region and staff director for the 1996 World Development Report “From Plan to Market".

Dominic Vergine

Head of Sustainability and Corporate Responsibility at Arm. Board member of Electronics Technology Network and the Centre for Global Equality. Founding Director of Iceni Mobile Ltd, Aptivate, and Heligon. Builder of industry-leading teams in technology and international development.

Ken Banks

Head of Social Impact at Yoti, Ltd. Founder of Kiwanja.net and FrontlineSMS. A National Geographic Emerging Explorer, PopTech Fellow, Tech Awards Laureate, Ashoka Fellow, and internationally recognised for his technology-based work. Author of “The Rise of the Reluctant Innovator”.

Stephanie Yung

Director of Design at SMART Design. Shaped the vision and experience solutions for a diverse set of Fortune 500 brands including Nike, BMW Mini, and Pepsico. Work featured in over 50 publications and received prestigious accolades by The One Show, the UX Awards, BIMA, Cannes Lions, and the AIGA.

Learning with us

Summer Intern program

Each summer we open position to encourage people who desire to learn and to drive impact together, our summer intern program has 3 years already, meet the people working with us last summer:
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Current Intern Positions

OUR superheroes

Volunteers and interns

Where would we be without the generosity, drive, and tenacity of these best and brightest? Meet the incredible volunteers and interns who keep us going.
Daniela Peris
Claudia González
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awards and Recognitions

Simprints highlights


Simprints and SMART Design win the 2017 Core77 Design for Social Impact Award...

Fast Company

Fast Company’s Innovation by Design Awards honors the most innovative and...

WeWork Creators

Proving engineers are also "Creators", Simprints wins the $360k Scale Award at the 2017 London...

Bill and Mellinda Gates foundation

Recognised by USAID as “1 of the 15 most promising innovations to save the lives...


Simprints wins "Best Tech: Changing Children's Lives for Good" at the 2015 Europas.


Our Founders are recognised as Forbes 30 Under 30 Social Entrepreneurs of 2016...

Business Weekly

Simprints is declared Business Weekly's Startup of the Year in 2015...

Schwab Fellowship

Toby Norman, CEO of Simprints, is selected as a 2017 Schwab Social Entrepreneur...

We look forward to working with you

Together we can use technology to make every person count