FAXI is a smartphone app and online platform which enables people in communities to identify each other and easily arrange to share journeys.
FAXI’s map design with real-time location and traffic information, allows people to share regular journeys, by car, public transport, bike or on foot.
Research suggests that nearly half of people would journey share with someone they know, yet millions of people travel each day with empty seats. FAXI believes that sharing is caring, and can help reduce congestion, pollution, and save a people money and time while providing safer and more efficient travel.
Watch the video to see how FAXI works: https://youtu.be/JnVG9dGpSEM
About the team
The Faxi team comes from a highly experienced background in technology and software development and we love stuff that makes a difference. Some of us are techy geeks and others just excited by ideas and creating things, so together we’re a pretty decent bunch.
Faxi – your friends as a taxi – was created because we passionately believe that millions of people should be car sharing, lift sharing and journey sharing.
Faxi can be used by anyone. It empowers people who are socially minded, environmentally minded, and financially aware, to make a difference. In this age of social media, strangers come together to communicate and Faxi allows them to become a more environmentally friendly community no matter who they are; from businesses to sports teams.
Sharing is caring, and that’s what Faxi is all about.
CEO and Founder
After establishing his first successful technology business at the age of 24, Tony saw that books were going digital and founded Mobcast with author Andy McNab. The successful software company was later sold to Tesco to form Blinkbox Books; the cornerstone of its digital book platform.
Tony was convinced that the whole of the UK could benefit from journey sharing, and after spending a year carrying out extensive research, set about founding Faxi.
Tony loves the sharing economy and has recently utilised a successful nanny share scheme. He is looking forward to launching Faxi for the ‘fat dads’ rugby team he plays for, as well as for the junior team he coaches on Sunday mornings.
CTO and Founding Member
François has seen high profile successes across digital technology platforms including in his role as CTO at Mobcast Services and Mappy. He was also CTO for Musiwave, one of the original innovators in mobile music entertainment, which was acquired by Openwave Systems Inc. in 2005 for 99.5 million Euros.
François lives in Paris with his family, and is sparing with his words.
Chief Community Officer
Lewis is our Engineering Manager, through his own companies and now with Faxi Lewis has worked with development teams in house and located across the globe. He has been responsible for building teams, creating team structure and implementing development methodologies to scale and grow with the strategy and values of the co mpany, overseeing projects large and small with an emphasis on customer value and technical excellence.
He has significant, proven experience in designing, developing and supporting highly critical products, balancing the needs of multiple stakeholders, prioritising resources and ensuring timely delivery.
Chief Data Scientist
Chris has had a career in investment banking career spanning over 20 years, most recently with global managerial responsibility in structured finance at Dresdner Kleinwort Wasserstein and the Royal Bank of Scotland. Chris left the banking sector in 2012 to focus on venture capital activities for high net-worth individuals across a broad range of industry sectors.
Prior to working with Faxi, Chris managed a large portfolio of start-up companies all with a heavy reliance on data analytics, and was actively involved in driving strategies based on robust data driven evidence.
Chris holds a BSc in Electrical and Electronic Engineering, a MSc in Mathematics and is currently studying for a PhD in Mathematics researching log-periodic precursors to criticality in financial markets.
Head of Design
A multidisciplinary designer and art director, Guthrie has worked on across a wide range of channels in print and digital and multitude of verticals. He brings his extensive design, user experience and creative skills to the Faxi platform, overseeing and managing all creative endeavours.
Project Manager, Senior iOS Developer
Studied telecommunication technologies and low voltage engineering. Became well known as the author of the cyberpunk visual novel series Invisible Apartment. Former patent owner and creator of several apps.
Community Manager in charge of supporting and encouraging communities to engage with one another to fully realise the benefits of carpooling. Demonstrating and encouraging users to use the app to connect, share and benefit.
Community and Engagement Manager
Supporting the community team and running engagement communications for carpooling schemes. Running online platform demonstrations and leading UAT testing.
Lead iOS Developer and Development Team Leader
Leading technical team with a focus on continuous improvement and innovation.
Lead Android Developer
Senior Software Engineer / iOS
Everything is doable guy, especially in iOS development .Making the application that will please the most requiring users.
Dušan is an Android Developer with a strong background in other mobile platforms. He found his greatest passion in developing Android apps from the beginning of his career. He is keen on knowledge and loves to research new technologies and embrace them eagerly. Even though Dušan is great at copping with problems individually, he prefers finding solutions within the pack. He is a passionate tourist and walker.
Front End Developer
A passionate, result-driven Front End developer, with a demonstrated history of working with high-profile international teams and clients. Always looking to expand his views and horizons. Meticulous by nature, always striving for perfection.
Tester under construction. Daily battles with developers, deciding if something is a bug or a feature. “If something went wrong, you probably did something wrong and it’s not our fault.” I can make people laugh and cry in the same sentence.
Aleksandar is an experienced and well-organized QA Tester, with exceptional skills in tracking reported bugs and escalating them to development team, post validation. Exceptionally well-versed in working closely with the mobile, frontend, backend and design teams. He is determining, preparing and maintaining quality test strategies, designing and developing automation test scripts, to ensure quality at each level of the project.
International Best Selling Author and Faxi Investor
Andy McNab, writer of Bravo Two Zero, founded Mobcast ebooks with Tony way back, and they’re back together again. Andy has been a keen supporter of Faxi from the start as he’s passionate about “new things that can change the world”. We couldn’t have put it better ourselves.
We asked Andy to tell us something personal for this. He said he could tell us, but then he’d have to kill us… so we didn’t ask!
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