Who We Are, and What We Care About
We believe it doesn’t matter who you are, where you live, or how you learned something. If you can prove you're credible, you should be credible.
We believe lifelong learning, in any form, should be encouraged, celebrated, and accepted as a means to better someone’s life. We believe you’re more than a GPA, test score, or resume.
Accredible’s digital credentials allow individuals to share their achievements and prove their credibility, organizations to help their students get hired, and for employers to find the right person for the job.
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.
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 have two physical offices: one in San Francisco, USA and another in Ely, Cambridgeshire, UK. Our other awesome team members work elsewhere in the UK & in The Netherlands.
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, 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.