Credentials for the Information Age
We're on a mission to make economic opportunity meritocratic
Who We Are, and What We Care About
Accredible is the new digital credential standard for the online learning age.
We strive to support the credibility of all learning, no matter how the education was delivered and learnt. We believe the future of learning is not only in classrooms, but in a wide variety of online and distance environments. To us, it doesn’t matter where or how something was learnt - what matters is the knowledge, skills and experience gained along the way. Regardless of how this learning took place, we are making it an effortless, seamless process to convey the credibility of these achievements, in a format that is available to anyone in the world.
Our vision is to host the world’s credentials and in the process become the world’s first truly verifiable repository of human capital.
An example Accredible certificate can be found here: credential.net/10000005
Accredible Credentials shouldn't be faked or misrepresent achievements.
Accredible Credentials should fit to where they’re needed, not the other way around.
Let stakeholders control their data.
Issuers and recipients should be able to access, update, export and remove their data.
Credentials should be put to work.
Credentials should improve employability and reputation for their recipient; having a measurable real world impact.
Credentials should never fail to display or to correctly represent the achievement they were issued to depict.
We are a remote team that has a physical HQ in San Francisco. Our other awesome team members work in the UK, Canada, and India.
We welcome people of any gender identity or expression, race, skin color, ethnicity, age, size, nationality, sexual orientation, ability level, neurotype, religion, elder status, family structure, culture, subculture, political views, education level, identity, and self-identification.
We welcome teachers, learners, activists, artists, dreamers, doers, ordinary people, extraordinary people, and everyone in between.
We are a team of
ten, eleven, twelve, thirteen that’s growing fast. We are entering an exciting growth phase and are looking to build a professional, scalable and efficient team.
Considering joining our team? See our open positions.
Accredible was founded in 2013 with the mission of making learning credible and accessible to anyone.
Since then we have become the certification provider behind Rosetta Stone, Google, Udacity, Kaplan University, Hootsuite, Telefonica, The International Association of Privacy Professionals and many other companies and educational institutions.
We’ve raised two rounds of venture funding, are revenue generating and have a robust product offering that is picking up traction. Our remote team is working literally around the clock to improve your experience of Accredible.
Danny King | Co-Founder & CEO
Danny co-founded Accredible in 2013 with Alan Heppenstall, after graduating at the top of his class from Durham University in the UK.
Danny has experienced the need for a more well-rounded credential first-hand. After being initially rejected by Durham University for his grades, Danny pushed back asking for an interview to discuss his passion for computer science, and when the grades he entered with said he would be a failure, he was admitted and graduated top of his class - only further proving that in the Information Age we should be evaluating individuals on more than a GPA.
Danny also established Entrepreneurs Durham, a student-led business and enterprise society at Durham University offering entrepreneurial opportunities to its members.
Alan Heppenstall | Co-Founder & CTO
Alan dove straight into entrepreneurship after receiving both his Bachelor and Master’s of Science in Computer Science from the UK’s University of Durham.
In 2013, Alan co-founded Accredible, alongside CEO Danny King, to address the growing need for secure and trusted digital accreditation at a range of organizations including higher education and nonprofit associations. Alan, along with Danny, believe that individuals should be evaluated holistically and organizations should be taking advantage of every technology to better identify the most capable team members.
Before co-founding Accredible, Alan launched two other organizations: PUBme Ltd and Entrepreneurs Durham.