About AKOU

Making the invisible visible.

What we value at AKOU

We have learnt that transformative social change comes from taking the time to listen attentively and acknowledge that each individual influences the whole. Being part of a happier and more sustainable society requires us to understand how we can best support each other.

There lies strength in numbers, therefore we believe that to achieve powerful change, you need a network to do it. AKOU has been exploring ways of collecting and visualising social capital data for many years and this is at the core of everything we do. We are here to help people make better use of skills, talents and resources in order to work better together towards solving future challenges.


We are committed to making the process of collecting and sharing data more transparent so that it can used for the benefit of all.


Collaboration is at the heart of everything we do, which is why are constantly exploring new ways of facilitating and improving collaboration.


We take an innovative and considered approach to designing solutions; improving the function, effectiveness and efficiency of real life social networks.


We believe that the foundation for lasting social change is trust. Honesty and authenticity are more needed than ever and we are dedicated to lead by example.


Determined to better understand communities and individuals, we listen attentively and investigate new insights to shape a fairer, more equal and sustainable world.

The Benefits of using AKOU

Greater knowledge about a network, its relationships and its constituent parts helps to better understand the inner workings of a community – its strengths, its shortcomings and its needs. Regeneration opportunities can and should deliver broader social and environmental results that benefit the entirety of a community. Which is why councils and developers are now striving to demonstrate the social and economic benefits of their developments.

People who live and work in an area have a wealth of insights to lend to the success of redevelopment programmes. The knowledge gained by using AKOU services can be utilised to place existing communities at the heart of regeneration plans while also inform smarter spending. Our tool facilitates transparency and accessibility of information. As such, it is able to strengthen relationships between all members of a community, including councils, housing associations and developers. We bring people and information together to create the spaces and places of the future.

The AKOU team

Alex Pielak

Co-founder & Head of Design and Product Development

Tilley Harris

Co-founder & People Person

Alex Dollery

Head of Engineering

Valentina Egoavil Medina

Head of Communications

Chuck Omo

Experience Design

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