Hi, I'm Jonathan Bree.

Building 20 startups in a year: 20startups.me ⚑

Thinking about technology, human behaviour, future of work, Bitcoin

‍Startup advisor πŸ“ London.

πŸŽ“ MIT Bootcamp alum

X: LEGO, Telefonica, Founders Factory

Running venture studio Material Labs and web agency Karate Chop

Writing

Blog and essays at: johnnymakes.co

Tweets at: @johnny_makes

Projects and work

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SquadPay
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Arranging an activity or event? Easily gather money and people's specific orders in advance with SquadPay.

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Skill Map
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No more missed connections πŸ”€
Discover the most relevant people currently working in the same coffee shop or coworking space as you, and connect with them πŸ™‹β€β™€οΈπŸ™‹β€β™‚οΈ

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Zero Percent
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Zero Percent is a space for non-drinkers - with a habit tracker bot πŸ“ˆ, a community chat πŸ‘¨β€πŸ‘©β€πŸ‘§β€πŸ‘¦ and crowdsourced non-drinker venue recommendations πŸ“

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Project:Work
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Being a solo founder doesn't have to mean working alone. Join your own team of solo makers and founders, working side-by-side and getting more done. Support, accountability. and connection. Wherever you are.

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Login Codes Anywhere
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No more SIM swapping or being locked out of your online accounts. Get your 2-factor codes forwarded to a designated email or alternate number, or simply log in and see your received messages.

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Launchbox
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Building a community of early adopters and matching them with bold early-stage food startups - providing early product feedback and early brand support.

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Life Progress
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A social experiment in motivation. Does a regular reminder of the limited span of life encourage a person to make the most of every day?

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Jumpdesk
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Enabling businesses to reduce their operating costs through sub-leasing their excess desk inventory, and connecting teams and entrepreneurs to lower cost workspace.

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Material Labs
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A product studio with an emphasis on social impact and partnerships with startups.

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Product Management: TU Go
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A global multi-platform communications service that I product managed, and grew to its 1st 1M users.

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Business: Stay Gold Co.
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A sustainable clothing company project that I launched & ran as a side-project while at university.

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R&D: Podchef
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A physical product designed to counter poor nutritional habits by providing a hassle-free way to eat cheaply and healthily at work.

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R&D: Friend Finder
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An app concept to locate friends/contacts in low-connectivity environments, through a Bluetooth mesh-network.

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Concept: Rethinking the Mobile Network
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Exploratory research work into what the potential future role of a mobile network could be.

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R&D: Flip - Messaging App
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Acknowledging that people have different personas in different social scenarios, Flip provides a different mobile number for each area of your life, allowing users to keep interactions segmented.

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Packaging Concept: STEMpack
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Packaging concept that aimed to address workplace diversity in technical industries through the power of play and long-term thinking.

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R&D: Wearable Navigation for Cyclists
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A pair of hand-worn wearables providing non-visual navigation, indicators, incident detection, and fitness data.