We’ve grown up loving social media. We didn’t like what it was becoming. So we decided to fix it.

Like many people, we’ve watched and listened in dismay as abuse, toxicity and spam have grown on social media platforms. To say that the status quo is now unsustainable is an understatement. Social media has fast been becoming unsocial. Too many people and organisations feel the need to withdraw from the conversation or quit entirely. We don’t think they should have to.

As technologists, parents, sports fans and social media users, we decided knew we could it. As we emerged from lockdown in the summer of 2020 Arwen was born.

The latest thinking from the Arwen team

Joel

November 21, 2022

What are the most common types of social media spam bots, and what can users do to stop them from ta...

Matthew

September 7, 2022

Harnessing the power of technology to deal with negative comments on social media...

Joel

September 5, 2022

Take a stand and invest in modern tools to deal with negative comments on social media...

Matthew

April 5, 2022

Social Media has been put forward as the poster child of free speech in the modern age...

Angela

March 11, 2022

They are frequently used to racially abuse black footballers both in public forums and private...

Angela

March 4, 2022

Brands have a duty of care to protect staff in their working environment....

Joel

February 23, 2022

Everyone knows hate harms people, but few people are aware that hate directly harms the bottom line....

Joel

February 23, 2022

Hate is a slippery thing. Hidden in nuance and symbols, and continually shape shifting....

Matthew

February 23, 2022

The Online Safety bill is a worldwide game changer and whilst most commentators agree it doesn’t...

Meet the team

Matthew McGrory

Founder & CEO

Matt is CEO and Founder of Arwen and Non-Executive Director at Synetec Ltd, a bespoke software development business.

David Cole

Founder & CTO

Previously a software innovator, working within the defence sector, identifying valuable software opportunities to improve efficiency & insight.

Joel Bailey

Product & Service Director

A recognised design and innovation leader passionate about building products and services that help people progress in life, and who brings 25 years experience combining digital, design and technology to do it.

Tom Konopka

Sales Director

Having worked within sales for over 20 years. I’ve been lucky to work globally, meeting different organisations, people, and cultures from large corporations to small start-up businesses.

Paul Richardson

Chairman

A Senior Executive experienced in leading large, complex, regulated Public, Private and not for Profit businesses with challenging Corporate Governance requirements.

James Cole

Head of Engineering

An enthusiastic engineer and engineering leader who thinks the people are at least as interesting and as important as the code.

Richard Calvert

Advisory Board Member

An award-winning marketing strategist and leader. Fascinated by the possibilities of technology, data, brand and media to bring people and brands together to build shared value.

Dan Scarrett

Head of Data Science

A problem solver with a passion for identifying innovative solutions using data analysis and visualisation. Previously working in the defence sector.

Rob Fox

Non-Executive Director

An accomplished fintech executive, advisor and investor, Rob has worked in the payment industry for over 10 years in the fintech, SaaS and property spaces. His working ethos is built on two key pillars of success in positivity and accountability and brings a high energy to any environment.

Matthew McGrory

Founder & CEO

Matt is CEO and Founder of Arwen and Non-Executive Director at Synetec Ltd, a bespoke software development business.

David Cole

Founder & CTO

Previously a software innovator, working within the defence sector, identifying valuable software opportunities to improve efficiency & insight.

Joel Bailey

Product & Service Director

A recognised design and innovation leader passionate about building products and services that help people progress in life, and who brings 25 years experience combining digital, design and technology to do it.

Tom Konopka

Sales Director

Having worked within sales for over 20 years. I’ve been lucky to work globally, meeting different organisations, people, and cultures from large corporations to small start-up businesses.

Paul Richardson

Chairman

A Senior Executive experienced in leading large, complex, regulated Public, Private and not for Profit businesses with challenging Corporate Governance requirements.

James Cole

Head of Engineering

An enthusiastic engineer and engineering leader who thinks the people are at least as interesting and as important as the code.

Richard Calvert

Advisory Board Member

An award-winning marketing strategist and leader. Fascinated by the possibilities of technology, data, brand and media to bring people and brands together to build shared value.

Dan Scarrett

Head of Data Science

A problem solver with a passion for identifying innovative solutions using data analysis and visualisation. Previously working in the defence sector.

Rob Fox

Non-Executive Director

An accomplished fintech executive, advisor and investor, Rob has worked in the payment industry for over 10 years in the fintech, SaaS and property spaces. His working ethos is built on two key pillars of success in positivity and accountability and brings a high energy to any environment.

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