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We're doing things a little different, without VC money and with an awesome community in over 150+ countries.

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Mission

We're making learning digital skills accessible and enjoyable

Through live immersive bootcamps and online classes we help folks kickstart or grow in their tech careers.

500,000+

We're proud to have grown a community of 500,00+ Designers and Developers who learn with us every day

150+ Countries

On our mission to make learning digital skills accessible, we're grateful to have educated designers and developers in 150+ countries

50+ Team

We're proud to be a lean remote team spread from San Francisco to Sydney and we get together once a year for a fun team retreat

$0 Funding

Unlike a lotta startups, we're fully bootstrapped and on a mission to make learning accessible and enjoyable with VC money

Vision

Our vision is to build the world's most accessible virtual learning campus

Team

Meet our bootstrapped and fully remote team

Our team is located from San Francisco to Sydney. We collectively share the same values and get together once a year for a good energy team retreat.

Meet our remote team

Lilianka Julian

Japan 🇯🇵

Chimmy Kalu

United Kingdom 🇬🇧

John Robinson

United Kingdom 🇬🇧

Vid Palčar

Austria 🇦🇹

Ankush Saxena

Netherlands 🇳🇱

Rupali Roy Choudhury

Singapore 🇸🇬

Zander Whitehurst

United Kingdom 🇬🇧

Aman Singh

United States 🇺🇸

Charlotte Xiaou Wu

South Africa 🇿🇦

Gina Lee

United States 🇺🇸

Phil Collins

Ireland 🇮🇪

Zoya Nasroollah

Mauritius 🇲🇺

Adam Jennings

United Kingdom 🇬🇧

David Oskarsson

Sweden 🇸🇪

Alessio Schettino

Italy 🇮🇹

Breann Trotter

United States 🇺🇸

Jake Hannington

United Kingdom 🇬🇧

Simon Smeraldi

Switzerland 🇨🇭

Preeti Kohli

United States 🇺🇸

Michael Krewson

United States 🇺🇸

Jason McLaren

Netherlands 🇳🇱

Jake Hannington

United States 🇺🇸

John da Maia

Portugal 🇵🇹

Jason McLaren

Australia 🇦🇺

Marvin Messenzehl

Germany 🇩🇪

Stephen Dempsey

United Kingdom 🇬🇧

Caro Fernandes

Portugal 🇵🇹

Ian Herbst

United States 🇺🇸

Sam Beushausen

Canada 🇨🇦

Nilo Ricas

Ireland 🇮🇪

Mati Martins

Brazil 🇧🇷

Ali Angco

Canada 🇨🇦

Tiff Chan

Canada 🇨🇦

PG Gonni

Canada 🇨🇦

Lili Bustos Linares

United States 🇺🇸

Connor Ashton

Spain 🇪🇸

Andressa Lombardo

Ireland 🇮🇪

Luke O'Sullivan

Scotland 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿

Rianne van de Rijt

Netherlands 🇳🇱

Flavio Barros

United Kingdom 🇬🇧

Liza Heap

Netherlands 🇳🇱

El Fearnley

Spain 🇪🇸

Amy Dempsey

United Kingdom 🇬🇧

Belen Moran

Argentina 🇦🇷

LA Drury

United States 🇺🇸

Our values

Community first

Our community have supported us since day one and they mean everything to us. Everyday we foster inclusivity.

Always authentic

We hate shady marketing and believe raw authenticity and transparency is the key to any conversation or way of teaching.

Celebrate diversity

We listen and learn from our diverse community. It's the diversity of our community that makes Memorisely magic.

Stay sustainable

We setup Memorisely as a sustainable company that scales through word of mouth without a penny spent on paid advertising

Positive Energy

We're great believers in emitting positive energy and being a kind human goes a huge way.

Waves before web

If the swell is good, drop everything and surf. Being remote, we encourage our team to treausre the outdoors above anything else

Teach live

Given the speed our industry moves, we're championing teaching live to ensure everything we teach is inline with the latest release

Learn-by-doing

We're a team who teach and learn-by-doing. We prefer to fail fast than plan and never achieve anything.

Our Story

Our story

If you've got a minute, we'd be grateful if you read our story so you can get to grips with how much work and passion has gone into building Memorisely as a bootstrapped startup

Hey, my name is Zander and I'm the Founder & CEO of Memorisely

If you've got a couple of minutes I'd love to share the story of how Memorisely has grown as a bootstrapped remote startup. It's been an awesome journey seeing our team, students, and community grow around the world.

The Problem

It shouldn't cost $15k+ to learn digital skills

For the past decade, digital design and coding has been taught from classrooms in prime city locations around the world. Students pay a hefty premium (we're talking $15,000+) to learn digital skills from powerpoint presentations in a class of 40+ students.

Syllabus and tools have remained fixed for years and courses are typically taught by inexperienced designers and developers who happen to be available.

Our solution

Learn-by-doing in live bootcamps and online classes taught by industry leaders

We're trading classrooms in expensive cities for virtual classrooms, allowing anyone in the world to learn together. We're limiting class sizes to fifteen, ensuring every student gets a genuinely personal learning experience. We're pricing our Bootcamps affordably, inline with how education should be.

We're applying our years of experience in designing and developing products remotely to teaching, ensuring students are taught by active designers and developers who are passionate to educate. We're constantly updating our curriculum with the latest remote workflows and tools, ensuring students pickup decent habits and learn what's relevant in the industry today.

Milestones

Memorisely journey and milestones

Memorisely was founded in 2020 and unlike others who have millions in funding to scale, we've done it as a fully bootstrapped team, without spending a single $ on advertising.

2015

Becoming a remote UX/UI Designer

In 2015, I switched my UX/UI office job in London for a remote UX/UI Design role at Hotjar. The remote experience gave me the opportunity to travel and work from anywhere.

2019

Working Remotely in Sydney

After five years of working remotely, my partner and I moved to Sydney. Following a surfing accident that had me on crutches for 6 months I began sharing educational content on socials

2019

Growing a community of 30,000 Designers

After 3 months of sharing consistently, I grew a community of 30,000 folks around the world on Instagram and arranged the first Memorisely meet-up in Sydney; one designer named Pem showed up.

2019

Memorisely Community Slack

Having conversations 1:1 via Instagram rocked but ultimately it felt like a great opportunity to connect other passionate designers. So, I created a free slack channel for the community to thrive

2020

Memorisely first live Bootcamp

In the height of the pandemic I was shocked that General Assembly and the likes were charging upwards of $20,000 to learn UX/UI Design. So, I created Memorisely first remote Bootcamp and 6 folks joined around the world. Our first student to sign up, Mateen, joined live classes at 3am in Singapore!

2020

Full-time at Memorisely

On October 5th 2020, I took the leap to go full-time on Memorisely and LA Drury joined as our first full-time Community Manager.

2020

Yoga is introduced at Memorisely

With the pandemic causing our students stress, we hired our 3rd team member. Liza joined form the Netherlands to teach Yoga and help students get stretchy together after class.

2021

Design Systems at Memorisely

With the initial UX/UI Design Bootcamp gathering demand and the curriculum evolving with feedback, I introduced a Design System Bootcamp to upskill those in the industry.

2021

Hired our first remote teaching team

With demand exceeding supply, we hired our first remote teaching team who shared their expertise and contributed in improving our curriculums.

2021

Memorisely becomes a team of 10

With a wider range of Bootcamp times available and our community swelling to 10,000+ in slack, we hired more Community Managers around the world and our first Bootcamp Manager to improve the learning experience for students.

2022

Introduced specialised UX/UI Bootcamps

Following feedback requests from our community we launched our Accessible Design, UI Design, and UXR Bootcamp and hired experienced designers in these fields to teach our curriculum live.

2022

Educating 300+ Students a term

In early 2022, we introduced the concept of terms to Memorisely and celebrated over 300+ students learning live with us each term.

2022

First team-retreat to Portugal

Working remotely we felt the need to bring the team together. For our first-team retreat we invited the first ten folks who joined Memorisely to hang out in Portugal for 5 days of cycling, yoga, and surfing!

2022

50 Team Members at Memorisely

Needing to meet the demand of those wanting to learn with Memorisely we continued to hire amazing folks to join our team and we celebrated building our first Dev, Branding, and Web Design teams

2022

Meet-ups in cities around the world

Following the pandemic we invited our team to host micro meet-ups around the world in fun food markets. So far we've held meet-ups in London, Netherlands, Edinburgh, Barcelona, Ottawa, NYC, and Toronto

2022

500,000+ Community

We've never spent a $ on advertising and have always championed our value of authenticity. Following a lotta creative effort from the team our community reached 500,000+ on socials

2022

Introduction of Coding Bootcamps

Given our community began as designers, we felt it was a natural next step to connect them with developers. So, our team got to work creating live coding Bootcamps

2022

Product Management Bootcamps

With a lotta requests for a Product Management Bootcamp we formed our first curriculum and started onboarding students to begin learning in early 2023

2022

On-demand classes

Recognising that our community can't all learn live, we built a web application to make it easy for designers and developers to learn with us anywhere, anytime

2022

Second team retreat in Lake District

Our second team retreat was an epic opportunity to bring our Bootcamp, Product, and Community team togetehr for hikes and fireside brainstorms