Robin is a serial tech entrepreneur and investor. He is currently CEO and Co-founder of Yoti, the free digital identity app, which raised £8m in January 2018 valuing the company at £65m.
Prior to Yoti, Robin was Co-founder and Finance Director at Gamesys, one of the world's leading online gaming operators with annual revenues of over £150m, over 1,100 staff and offices in 6 countries. Through Gamesys, Robin has been involved in checking age and identity for over 1.5m UK customers in compliance with UK Regulations.
He worked at PWC as a Chartered Accountant from 1993 to 1997 in London before co-founding IDM with Noel Hayden, a web game business which they sold in 1999. Robin and Noel used some of the proceeds from the £7m sale of IDM to co-found Gamesys in 2001.
He is also a serial angel investor in a handful of technology based companies including Infinitesima, Trumin, Luxdeco, Vitesse, Syft, IEAL and Marshmallow.
Robin is particularly passionate about creating opportunities for young people to achieve their potential in life. He is the founder of ZING, a charity he set up with a childhood friend Chris White in 2009 which supports organisations helping young people to realise their potential. These organisations include Greenhouse, Restless Development, WeSeeHope, UK Youth, Resurgo, Enabling Enterprise, Educate!, Inclusive Classrooms, Future First, Edukit, RightToSucceed, Working Knowledge and the National College for Digital Skills. Through ZING, Ark and Neon Foundation they developed Assembly, a cloud based platform for the education sector.
He is also trustee of Future First, a charity which is designed to help state schools build and manage an alumni community.
Robin is committed to bringing scalable web and mobile technologies to the not-for-profit sector and has privately funded CiviHR, the open source HR software for nonprofits.
Outside of work Robin enjoys watching his children playing sport or watching the professionals on telly - especially Chelsea!