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
Agata Kaczmarek
Alex Yang
Alexandra Grigore
Alfenur Kufa
Amarynth Sichel
Anindya Sharma
Asad-Ur-Rahman Nile
Ayomipo Matthew Edinger
Caroline Clark
Christie Civetta
Christine Kim
Dan Storisteanu
Delphine Pedeboy
Dessalegne Tadele
Etienne Thiery
Fabio Tuzza
Gamini Obeyesekere
Jennifer Walker
Joyce Chen
Kiyo Egashira
Krathika Parchani
Max Bevan
Peter Hooper
Ridwan Farouki
Riffat Ashrafee
Sabina Bodea
Samad Arshad
Sarah Grieves
Sebastian Manhart
Siobhan King-Hughes
Stephen Taylor
Suzanne Desmond
Thales Lima
Toby Norman
Tristram Norman
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

Board of directors

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.

Jonathan Jackson

CEO and Founder of Dimagi. Jon is a social entrepreneur, innovator, and dynamic leader with extensive mobile technology expertise in both low-income and high-income settings. As co-founder and CEO of Dimagi, Jonathan has overseen the growth of the company from the founding team to over 100 employees worldwide that operate programs in over 50 countries.

Jonathan holds both a bachelor’s and a master’s degree in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from MIT.  Jonathan is a visiting scientist at Brigham and Women’s Hospital Decision Systems Group and a lecturer at the Harvard-MIT Division of Health Sciences and Technology.

Jose Luiz Moura (‘JL’)

Senior VP of Finance at Salesforce. JL is responsible for the Finance & Strategy Business Partnering team globally, and provides financial and strategic guidance at Salesforce. JL has previously held several finance leadership roles at Hyperion Solutions, including Director of Finance in Sao Paulo and Senior Director, EMEA Finance

He also founded and ran a consulting company for 6 years, specializing in accounting, administrative and finance services

In addition to Simprints, JL sits on the boards of numerous Salesforce investments, and holds an MBA from the University of Sao Paulo.

Radhika Malpani

Former Senior Director of Eng, Google. Radhika has started and been responsible for several critical products at Google. Starting with leading the Ads team in 2000, Radhika went on to work on core websearch, and then founded Google Images, growing it over a period of 8 years to over 1B queries/day. She then went on to build Google Travel Search to help users with their travel planning needs. An alumnus of the University of California, Berkeley, Radhika had worked at Google since its very early days and before that at some of the leading technology firms like Hewlett Packard Labs and Siemens.

Radhika currently focuses full-time on helping mission oriented startups scale and have large impact. She currently sits on the boards of Nexleaf Analytics, Simprints, as well as Educate! and advises several startup CEOs including Dost, TalkingPoints. She is also a technical advisor to  CIFF (Children's Investment Fund Foundation), and a mentor with the Unreasonable Group and at the Mulago Foundation.

Rebecca Weintraub

Assistant Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School, Managing Director at DRK Foundation. Rebecca practices Internal Medicine at Brigham and Women’s Hospital.  As a Senior Institute Associate at Harvard Business School she develops new strategies to deliver value based healthcare. Rebecca spearheads a global network connecting health professionals from 140+ countries with vital evidence and expertise.

Rebecca is a graduate of Yale University and Stanford University School of Medicine and completed her medical training at Brigham and Women’s Hospital.

Sankar Krishnan

Former partner of McKinsey & Company. As an independent consultant primarily in the not-for-profit sector, he has maintained a dual focus - on the one hand, developing sustainable solutions to developmental challenges in healthcare, education and inclusive development, and on the other, continuing to work with clients to help augment their leadership skills. Sankar is a director on the board of several companies. He was Pro Vice Chancellor at Ashoka University and continues to be an external advisor to McKinsey.

A Mensa member and a National Talent Scholar, Sankar holds an MBA from the Indian Institute of Management (Ahmedabad).

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.

Adibusoye Anifalaje

Chief Implementation Officer and Principal at BAO Systems. Seasoned informatics professional specializing in resource-constrained contexts. DHIS 2 Senior Solutions Architect with extensive experience leading the deployment of DHIS 2 for various ministries of health and international NGOs.

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".

Amos Doornbos

Director, Disaster Management Strategy & Systems, World Vision International. Specialises in change management for humanitarian aid organisations and social enterprises, especially around the use of technology and building staff capacity. Focused on enabling individuals to have more control over and access to their data and wrestling with issues like consent, ethics, and rights. 

Araya Abrha Medhanyie

Associate Professor of Global Health and Development, Mekelle University, Ethiopia. Specializes in reproductive health, maternal, neonatal, child, and adolescent health (RMNCAH), digital health, and health systems. Member of the research advisory council for RMNCAH of the Federal Ministry of Health, Ethiopia.

Bobby Jefferson

CTO, DAI Global Health. Specialises in information and communications technology for development (ICT4D). Serves as Board advisor for health technology startups THINKMD, ClickMedix, CodePartners, DataElevates, and Covelocity.Health .

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.

Jaideep Prabhu

Professor of Marketing at Judge Business School. Director of the Centre for India & Global Business. Specializes in International business, marketing, strategy and innovation. Co-author of the Economist Books bestseller, "Frugal Innovation: How to Do More with Less".

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”.

Kentaro Toyama

W.K. Kellogg Professor of Community Information at the University of Michigan School of Information and a fellow of the Dalai Lama Center for Ethics and Transformative Value, MIT. Author of Geek Heresy: Rescuing Social Change from the Cult of Technology. Specialises in information and communication technologies and development. Previously, researcher at UC Berkeley and founding managing director of Microsoft Research India.

Margaret Liu

MD, CEO, PAX Therapeutics, Chair of the Board of Directors, International Society for Vaccines. Internationally renowned vaccinologist; Foreign Adjunct Professor, Karolinska Institutet; Adjunct Full Professor, Univ. of California San Francisco; Board member, Ipsen Pharma and Adjuvance Technologies; Member, MJH LifeSciences COVID Coalition; Advises WHO, AVAC

Na'im Merchant

Co-founder and Managing Director, Scaling Health Innovations. Previously, Director of Policy and Partnerships at Last Mile Health. Passionate about disruptive innovations that make the world a better place.

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 Melinda 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