Our Story


Mandala Group's story began in 2014, when our leader and CEO, Callum Porter-Harris entered the Hult Prize with his project, teleStory, an offline app that helped illiterate mothers in India to read to their children for the first time. teleStory earned second place, and encouraged Callum to continue his journey into social entrepreneurship.

Mandala Group was founded in 2015, and Callum, along with two co-founders, James da Costa and Ben Quartermaine, began their mission to create tech products that would benefit communities lacking in basic healthcare, education and financial services.

Today, Mandala Group has built and consulted on a range of inspiring apps, applied across Kenya, India and China, having raised over 1 million USD for our portfolio companies.

We envision a world where all communities are connected to vital information and opportunities to support their economic and social development.

Callum and James are also Directors at Hult Prize Foundation, the world’s largest platform for impact entrepreneurship. Notably, designing and executing the world's largest Accelerator for 50 student start-ups from across the world at a castle in UK.


What we do

We create new disruptive for-good, for-profit companies that leverage mobile technology in the mobile development industry, taking innovations from zero to one.

We have unique expertise in the design, development and distribution of impact apps.

  • Design: Share best human-centred design practices to ensure impact apps are relevant and accessible for end-users.

  • Develop: Support the technical development and maintenance of applications.

  • Distribute: Establish common distribution channels to target audiences via on-boarded NGOs and Governments.

We are specialists at building innovative products for rural, offline, low income, and last-mile communities. We bring together the right stakeholders, technology and processes to solve huge social issues.