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Wonder is the beginning of wisdom.

We are living in a time that is arguably the best period of human history. An age where more possibility and connectivity exists than ever before, but we felt there wasn’t a platform purpose-built to support our interests in taking advantage of that opportunity.

As children, we have an insatiable desire to be curious and to explore life through a perspective of wonderment and amazement. The trouble is this tends to diminish as we get older. But it doesn’t need to.

We believe that everyone should be supported to pursue the topics that interest them. Through community and like-minded connections we aim to help create new relationships that inspire, motivate and support you towards your potential and ambitions.

Our Vision

“To accelerate learning amongst like-minded people, so they can take positive action towards their aspirations and ambitions.”
Sam Reader - Co-Founder / CEO

Sam Reader

Co-Founder / CEO

Sam Reader

Co-Founder / CEO

"Technology can play a positive role in supporting our life aspirations and interests. I take responsibility to understand our community's needs and direct that vision."

Simon Jones - Co-Founder / COO

Simon Jones

Co-Founder / COO

Simon Jones

Co-Founder / COO

"I am responsible for day-to-day operations at WONDR. I strongly believe that social platforms need a shake-up, in a way which allows people to work together rather than against each other."

David Maidment - CTO

David Maidment


David Maidment


"Social media had the potential to change the world in a truly positive way, and its failure to do so is as disappointing as it is tragic. Through building WONDR, I hope to reclaim some of that lost opportunity."

Meet our team

June 2016


May 2017


Birmingham, UK


Countries on WONDR


Users interested in the environment


Interests tagged on Wondr


Informal learners in EU alone *


Young people not pursuing their passions **


people in work aren’t doing the jobs they dreamed of ***
David Wright, Ecosystem Manager, Barclays UK Ventures Barclays Eagle Lab

“When we first met Sam and Simon, we were very excited by the prospect of WONDR. I could relate to it on many levels as I’ve personally always been active in exploring my interests, and to have a platform that connects me with like-minds for problem solving and idea generation is a fantastic idea. Getting to know Sam and Simon better throughout their time at Barclays Eagle Labs, we’ve also witnessed their passion and resolve for making WONDR a success - I think it’s an awesome platform!”

Lesley Taylor, Graduate+ Programme Manager, Birmingham City University

“Sam and Simon are impressive individuals who are committed to implementing change in providing a platform that connects people and ideas in a way that promotes the ‘common and individual good’ through positive action. We share much synergy in how we support people and the community to nurture and pursue their aspirations, whilst being inclusive and genuine in our approach. WONDR is growing from strength to strength and this is down to the genuine, authentic approach afforded by Sam and Simon who consistently strive for the best solution in which to provide a platform with integrity and value. We love the essence of this platform!”

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