Head of Product
Sam is the Head of Product at Spring Studios and was the first hire,
helping build the studio from scratch, overseeing the build of the brand
and website, identifying and hiring our world-class team, and
implementing Spring’s venture building processes.
Before Spring, he held a wide range of roles across the technology space
including consulting, investing, and advising startups on their product
He’s fascinated by how the studio model can unlock entrepreneurship
across emerging markets to solve big problems.
When Sam’s not building, he’s either out on the water, up a mountain, or
reading a good book.
Head of Technology
Matt is a developer, tinkerer, and builder at heart, and the Head of
Technology at Spring Studios.
He has over 10 years of software development experience across a range
of stacks and project sizes, from freelancing, side projects, and early
stage startups through to large scale technology transformations for
FTSE 100 companies.
Before Spring, Matt worked in engineering leadership at Truelayer, the
Open Banking unicorn, to build high-performing teams and a culture of
He’s a big believer in companies that value people, mentorship, personal
improvement, and bring developers and customers together.
Work aside, he’s an amateur DJ, freestyle mountain biker, Web 3.0
enthusiast, and holder of a BSc in Computer Science from the University
Head of Legal
Bryn is Legal Counsel at Hambro Perks providing legal support to its
investment and fundraising operations.
Prior to joining Hambro Perks, Bryn was a Senior Associate at Shoosmiths
LLP in London and an Associate at Freshfields in Hong Kong. Bryn has
extensive experience in corporate transactional law, in multiple
Bryn graduated from the University of Otago in New Zealand with a
first-class degree in Law and a BA in Political Science. Bryn is
admitted as a solicitor in the UK and as a barrister and solicitor in
Founder in Residence
Shashank is a Founder-in-Residence at Spring Studios, responsible for identifying problems, designing solutions, building commercial models, and spinning out the first FinTech venture.
Before Spring, he joined Sarwa, a Mubadala-backed digital wealth manager, as employee #4 and helped build the. operations, customer excellence, and partnerships functions. Shashank studied Banking & International Finance, earning his BSc with honours from Bayes Business School.
He's an advocate of the Zero-to-One approach to venture building, scaling personalisation and, productivity techniques.
Outside of work, you can find him playing a sport, at the beach or at a dog park.
Head of Finance and HR
Ivan is HR Manager and a Financial Accountant at Hambro Perks, assisting with the day to day accounting functions, producing Management and Board Reports and supporting the preparation of the Statutory and Audited accounts.
Ivan has also worked closely alongside a number of portfolio companies to provide accounting services and financial advice.
Ivan holds a bachelor’s degree in Accounting and Finance from the University of KwaZulu Natal. He spent 15 years as a professional model before starting his second career with Hambro Perks.
Software Engineering Intern
Mohanad is a senior student at King Saud Universirty, and is still studying for his Bachelors Degree in Software Engineering.
Although he's still a student, Mohanad has gained a lot of experience working as an intern for Cloud Solutions inc, a healthcare tech company in which he participated in developing a nCov PCR program particularly in the front-end department.
Mohanad is Spring's first ever intern. He's a builder at heart, and a hardworker by nature. His versatility and ability to tackle any task thrown at him even when it's outside his expertise has come to light working for Spring. He excels in teamwork and front-ending, having left his clear mark on how we operate the site.
Whenever He's not in the office trying to solve a problem, you'll most likely find him in the gym, or in a basketball court working on his jumpshot.