Helping businesses
implement safe
human-led AI

Our story

We help forward-thinking organisations solve their biggest challenges with AI.

Faculty was founded in 2014 with our Fellowship programme; helping the very best STEM PhD and Masters graduates to transition from academia to a career in data science.

Since then, we’ve evolved to become one of the world’s leading providers of human-first AI solutions. Our work underpins vital operations for healthcare providers, retailers, energy providers, and governments around the world.

For over a decade, our data scientists and engineers have helped over 250 customers build custom, enterprise-level AI solutions to unlock value and make better decisions. We are experts at helping customers reap AI’s benefits whilst managing risk.

Our Journey


Marc, Angie, and Andy founded the company as ‘Advanced Skills Initiative’


We successfully helped the UK Home Office identify Daesh propaganda online with up to 99% accuracy


Closed our £8 million Series A, led by Local Globe and GMG Ventures

We rebranded as ‘Faculty’ 


We successfully deployed the Early Warning System for NHS England in response to the COVID-19 pandemic


Closed our £30 million Series B, led by the Apax Digital Fund


Frontier launched- our decision intelligence platform

Winner of the HSJ Partnership Award for ‘Best Healthcare Analytics Project for the NHS’

Fellowship programme wins a Princess Royal Training Award


Selected as OpenAI’s first technical SI partner globally

Accepted to the AWS ISV Accelerate and Global Startup Programme, and recognised as a Advanced Tier AWS partner

Our Fellowship programme hit a milestone of 400 projects completed

Trusted by leading organisations

Our Executive Team

Dr Marc Warner | Chief Executive
Officer & Co-Founder

Marc founded Faculty to help organisations make better decisions using human-led AI. For over 10 years he has worked with government agencies and leading brands to implement impactful AI solutions.

Before Faculty, Marc was a Marie Curie Fellow in Physics at Harvard University, specialising in quantum sensing. His work has been published in prominent academic journals and he is regularly featured as an expert in top-tier media.

Dr Angie Ma | Co-Founder

Angie started our Fellowship programme, which helps academics retrain to careers in commercial data science. The program is now one of the most prestigious in Europe with over 425 alumni. She previously served as Faculty’s Chief Operating Officer and Chief People Officer. Angie gives lectures to graduate students at Imperial College and UCL, and mentors and advises a range of tech startups and charities. She holds a PhD in Physics and Applied Optics from UCL. 

Andrew Brookes | Chief Technology
Officer & Co-Founder

Andrew leads Faculty’s technical teams and developed the backbone of Faculty’s AI operating system, Frontier. His accomplishments span building the NHS Covid Early Warning System and mission critical projects for the UK Ministry of Defence. Before Faculty, Andrew led an engineering team at investment management firm BlackRock. He holds a Master’s degree in Computer Science from the University of Warwick.

John Gibson | Chief Commercial Officer

John leads the commercial strategy at Faculty, where under his tenure, company revenue has grown by more than 20x. Prior to joining, he spent over a decade in government, most recently in the Prime Minister’s Policy Unit. John is a member of the Innovate UK Council, supporting the growth of the UK tech sector. John has held roles as Director of Government Innovation at Nesta and Director at Fingleton Associates, where he designed the Open API Standard for Banking.

Jacob Sullivan | Chief Product Officer

Jacob brings more than 15 years experience building technical products that solve customer pain points. He specialises in customer-centric AI technology, most recently as Head of Product for the AI DevOps group at AWS. Jacob also co-founded machine learning start-up Magic AI and held an executive position at Intellectual Ventures.

Vicki Marchington | Chief People Officer

Vicki is a passionate people leader who has extensive experience helping high growth companies scale while maintaining a collaborative culture and high performing teams. Prior to Faculty, she was VP of People and Culture at data integration and transformation platform Matillion, and held HR Director roles across EMEA and emerging markets for Estee Lauder Companies and Starbucks.

Patrick Imbach | Chief Financial Officer

Patrick is in charge of finance, legal, business intelligence, and information security at Faculty and was previously the CFO of a B2B SaaS business. Prior to that, he headed KPMG UK’s team focused on supporting fast growth technology businesses and was a member of KPMG’s TMT leadership team in the UK. He started his career in audit at KPMG in Germany. Patrick earned a doctorate in Business Administration from Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf, specialising in Risk Management.

Faculty in numbers


Faculty staff worldwide


Customers globally


Fellowship trained graduates


Commercial AI projects delivered
across 13 countries


Published research papers in
AI safety and machine learning

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