About Us


Bringing together design, technology and healthcare, our dedicated team works together to deliver impactful solutions.


Our Team


Kumar Jacob
CEO & Founder

Having started his working life in finance, Kumar switched to general management after achieving an MBA at Cranfield School of Management. He has been in computer games for over 20 years and is a founder director of dRi, a company specialising in virtual and augmented reality experiences.

Kumar has a strong background in healthcare, having worked within a number of mental health charities, and helping to set up SH:24, an online sexual health service where he is a non-executive director. Kumar is also the Chair of Trustees of Age Exchange, a small charity committed to improving health and wellbeing among older people.

Kumar loves to spend his weekends cooking delicious South Indian food - and often treats the team to spicy Kiribath breakfasts!



Sarah Welton
Design Lead

Sarah’s work as a UX and UI designer has tended to focus heavily on health and not-for-profit projects, which is what led her to her current role at Mindwave. Her goal is to create products and services that benefit, empower and enable users - and as such, she champions the process of “research, design, test, iterate and repeat”.

Sarah is experienced across the entire project life-cycle, working from the “discovery” phase, engaging with users and developing requirements, through to the final polishing of the interface.

After hours, Sarah loves growing vegetables in her garden, and illustrating animal-inspired prints. The occasional Netflix-binge marathon also doesn't go amiss...!  


Tracy Gascoigne
Financial Controller

Tracy is a Finance & Operations Professional with experience at a senior level within multi, innovative startup businesses, most recently as COO/CFO in a fast paced small tech company.

With a background in project management, product management & business intelligence during her 13 years in Technology at Guardian News & Media, Tracy is a cross-functional professional with an appreciation of the important role of financial data in effective planning, monitoring and control.


Katy Edwards
Programme Manager

Katy joined Mindwave in 2016 as Programme Manager with a focus on project managing the development of Healthlocker.  Since joining, she has seen Healthlocker launch and has started development on HeadScape Focus. Working at Mindwave has given her the opportunity to revisit her love of spreadsheets and to develop a new interest in agile methodologies!

Over the last 4 years she has worked in a variety of freelance roles, particularly in the healthcare sector, proving that good organisational skills can be applied to anything, enabling her to pick up new skills and projects quickly and adapt to new environments. 

Outside of Mindwave, Katy also goes by the name Tawny Owl, running a Brownie pack in West London and chairing a committee who run a small centre for use by Brownies and Guides.


Elle Long
Project Manager

Elle joined the Mindwave team at the start of 2017, with a strong background in project and account management spanning the travel, events and charity sectors. Passionate about mental health, she believes in the power of design to have a positive impact on people.

Elle spends the majority of her day liaising between designers, developers and clients to help everything run smoothly. Elle loves working as part of small, dynamic team that is designing meaningful products whilst constantly learning and adapting at the same time.

Out of hours, Elle enjoys live music, running beside Walthamstow’s canals and searching Skyscanner to plan her next overseas adventure.


Nakeeran Raveendran
Technical Project Manager

Nakkeeran joins the Mindwave team with years of experience in managing technology projects for small to medium enterprises across America, Europe and India. Additionally, during his career, Nakeeran has acquired experience in sales and agency management.

Nakkeeran tasks involve managing the development between the designers and developers on various client and in-house projects. Also helping the management team with international expansion of the team.

Outside work, Nakkeeran spends time in the evening playing football, getting to know the latest developments in the world of technology and eagerly awaits for the day Liverpool to finally win the English Premier League.

Julia Sjöberg

A recent graduate with a BSc in Interaction Design, Julia joins Mindwave as a multi-disciplined designer, covering all streams of design, from research, to UX to UI. She wrote a thesis on mental health and social media, making her the perfect addition to the team.

Julia is originally from Sweden but moved to London 6 years ago. Despite becoming a through and through Londoner, Julia can often be spotted at one of East London’s cozy hangouts for a Swedish “fika”. She also enjoys tasty food, travelling and occasionally binge watching series (honestly, who doesn't!?).


Iulia Pirv
Project Support

Iulia joined Mindwave in October 2018 in a Project Support role. Having studied for 3 years to gain an honours degree in Business and Law, including modules on project management, she feels excited about what she can add to the company. In addition to her degree, she also brings a strong background spanning 6 years in business and utilises these skills to support the team on a wide range of projects.

Hailing from the beautiful mountain regions of Transylvania, Iulia has a thirst for adventure and likes to travel and experience different cultures, meet new people and most of all try new food!


Ramesh Murugesan
Senior Developer

In the past five years Ramesh has gained a vast amount of experience both as a front-end and back-end developer working with employers across UK, Austria, Australia and India. As a freelancer he has also worked for clients across United States and Canada. Ramesh’s agility has enabled him to work both on his own as well as lead teams working on various frameworks and languages making it a priority to keep updated on the latest programming technologies.

Ramesh now joins Mindwave heading up the development team as our senior developer.


Deepak Sivamani

Deepak started his career in the gaming industry working on design and development. He later moved into technology software design and development. Deepak has gained years of experience working on UI/UX projects  and front-end design at multiple agencies.

Outside of work Deepak spends his weekend playing cricket for his local team, playing badminton, watching hours of cricket on TV and making sure he watches the majority of movies at the cinema.


Aarthi Kootharasan

Aarthi is a full stack developer working on building backend solutions for web and mobile applications. Her vast knowledge of Android and iOS systems helps her work on the frontend for hybrid application development.  

Aarthi is a dog lover and often volunteers in the local orphanage with events during special occasions.


Priyanka Parthiban

Priyanka is a full stack developer. She has experience working on building systems architecture, databases, creating APIs and front-end development. She develops applications for both the web and hybrid applications across multiple sectors.

In her spare time Priyanka outside work loves to indulge herself in creative activities such as crafts, learning to play new musical instruments and gardening.


Sakthivel Subbarayan

Sakthivel is a full stack developer with experience working on numerous challenging projects for startups and SME’s across the UK and India over the last couple of years . His coding does most of the talking at work, rather than problems he aims to bring solutions to the discussion table.

Sakthivel likes to spend time challenging his arithmetic skills solving sudoku and other puzzles. He enjoys cycling with his friends along the coast and through forests.


SambathKumar Palani

Sambath joined the Mindwave development team in July 2018 bringing with him years of experience working in multiple technologies for clients. Sambath is a tech geek by nature who simply would not take no for an answer when it comes to technology solutions.

Sambath spends his time outside of work learning more about technology, going to the movies, helping his friend at a local non-profit organisation and swimming during the weekends.

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Arul Jothy

Arul is a flexible developer with a solid understanding of the fundamentals of programming in general. He adheres to Agile methodologies and best practices of coding to ensure it is easy to maintain.

Being passionate about code and technology, Arul is motivated by new challenges, always learning new tricks, and trying to stay on top of the latest trends and technologies.

Meanwhile in his free time - Arul like to watch movies with friends. He is a big fan of Marvel movies and loves to watch Netflix series. His all time favourite series are Friends and Sherlock Holmes. Arul also enjoys playing video games and drawing with pencil.


Swetha Ganesh
Office Manager / Project Support

After completing her Masters in Media and Communication in 2012, Swetha has worked as a Manager on a Permaculture farm and as the Head Video Producer for a reputed media firm.

Swetha is passionate about all wellness related topics, enjoying regular exercise and healthy eating. She enjoys promoting beauty products and routines using just natural products, including fruits and vegetables. She is a professionally trained Carnatic music singer and loves to sing, dance and read.


Sravan Kumar

Sravan is our new techie who has experience both in front and back end development, having worked in the industry for many years. He likes keeping himself up to date with the latest coding and new technologies and loves to share his knowledge with all.

He is a good team leader and uses the saying of “leadership is not wielding authority. It’s empowering people.”

He loves spending his free time with family and friends and is an ardent fan of cricket and movies. He also likes to explore his culinary skills from time to time.


Botanical Lead

Tezza is a Ficus elastica, also known as a rubber plant. He is native to areas such as east India, Nepal, Bhutan, Burma, China,  Malaysia, and Indonesia, and now resides in London.

At Mindwave, Tezza brightens up the team's office in White Horse Mews. As Botanical Lead, he will be looking for new additions to grow his team in 2018.


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What we do

We are a small, multidisciplinary team of designers, developers and researchers committed to creating beautiful, intuitive and inclusive designs. We specialise in understanding people, and believe in the importance of needs-based, user-led design, where the needs of the user always take centre stage.

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User-led design

We work extensively with real people throughout the design process to develop empathy and challenge our own assumptions.


Flexible platforms

In the fast-paced sector of digital technology, we design products that can continue to evolve once we step away.


Work in partnership

We pride ourselves on facilitating collaborative conversations and using prototyping to make, share and learn together.


Our Approach

Our user-led design process keeps people at the heart of everything we do. It all starts with a clinician, researcher or organisation identifying an opportunity to do things better. From there, Mindwave engage with users throughout discovery, design and development phases to turn ideas into digital products that put user needs first.



Our projects always begin with collaborative conversations. We work closely with our clients to identify project goals, and use this insight to prioritise project planning and create user stories to better understand requirements and visualise outcomes. With a deep understanding of the client’s vision, we can ensure that our products are flexibly designed to work within the existing demands and processes of any organisation.

Mindwave work using agile methodologies – for us, this means putting real people and discussions at the heart of the design process, and adopting a fluid, open-ended approach that allows for continuous improvement and rapid integration of user feedback into our work at every stage. This adaptive, evolutionary process champions iterative and incremental development, and a fail fast philosophy that accelerates success.