Philip Seifi

I align design, tech and business
to grow delightful products



Pona connects families through a marketplace for home-cooked food.

Edulift Consulting

Make impact in edtech — We help startups turn pedagogical innovation into thriving businesses.

LinguaLift  (exit '18)

LinguaLift guides you through an online language course structured so that you always know what to do next.


Hacker Noon

My advice to entrepreneurs — look outside your comfort zone, and beyond the current zeitgeist.


The Entrepreneurial Lifecycle

How governments can nurture a vibrant and self-sustaining startup ecosystem.

Optimal matching for marketplaces

Network-optimized matching for marketplace startups, and the role of bias.

10 predictions for food tech after COVID-19

No industry will be as radically transformed by the pandemic as F&B.

The many shades of contextual fluency

How literacy changes with context, why this matters, and what we can do about it.



I've mentored and evaluated startups at
UNDP, Asia Pacific Youth Exchange, Minerva Schools, the British Antarctic Survey and Techstars.

If you're an aspiring founder looking for advice, or would like to book me for training on product management and entrepreneurship, please don't hesitate to get in touch .