We’re a software company using AI technology to help people at large professional services firms plan their projects in the best way possible.
And we have a lot of fun doing it!
The Dayshape founding story is a classic tale of coder meets coder, coders go their separate ways, coders meet-up again, coders create a software company.
Andrew Bone and Alastair Andrew met at their first job out of university. As fresh-faced computer science graduates, they were working on those voice-prompted telephone systems. You know the ones, despite how loudly you spoke, they never understood what you were saying! Unsurprisingly, neither one found this particularly inspiring, so quickly moved on to new challenges.
Andrew, in his quest to get more general business experience, went to PricewaterhouseCoopers to become a Chartered Accountant. Alastair went back into academia to pursue a PhD in combinatorial optimisation, which translates as “computers intelligently solving complex planning and optimisation problems”.
Despite their radically different career choices, the two remained great friends. It was over a pint several years later (in 2013) that Dayshape was conceived. By that stage, Andrew was working on Lean implementations at RBS and Alastair was working on fascinating research projects (but was frustrated at the lack of real-world impact his efforts were having).
So, they had an epiphany!
There is amazing optimisation research happening in academia that could help thousands of companies run their businesses better. But it wasn’t being widely used because 1) most companies don’t even know what’s possible, never mind how to benefit from the technology, and 2) the academic world does not create user-friendly and supported software solutions that are accessible to these companies.
To bridge this gap, Dayshape was formed. And our mission to improve people’s working lives with technology is well underway!
We live by our values, and are dedicated to making sure our friendly, inclusive environment grows with us.
Our team are genuinely nice, smart people who are excited about growing our company.
We’re proud to have been recognised by all these folks.