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Apolitical CEO: An MoU with your co-founder can woo investors

Apolitical founder Robyn Scott

Robyn Scott is the CEO and co-founder of Apolitical, an online learning platform and community for government workers.

Founded in 2015 by Scott and Lisa Witter, Apolitical uses technology to share information between governments to avoid duplication of effort in tackling problems.

The London-based company says it aims to bring 21st-century learning into government. It works with the UK, Canadian, UAE and Brazilian governments, along with tech firms Google.org and Microsoft. The firm also partners with organisations such as the Gates Foundation and the Bezos Earth Fund.

Scott, who grew up in Botswana, also serves on the UK government’s policy profession external advisory board.

The company has raised £10m, including £5m in a Series A funding round led by Systemiq Capital and Perivoli Innovations....