at Mayku

Why We Started Mayku

We love making. However, the tools we use are getting more complicated, expensive, and harder to access. At Mayku, we’d like to solve that by changing the very way we think about making.‍

Our first mission is to build a simple set of machines that anyone can use - a personal factory to make the art of creating products as simple as baking a cake.‍ The FormBox is our first machine. It’s a simple desktop vacuum former, able to make anything from lampshades to jello molds - and it's just the beginning.

Our Investors

We are fortunate to have the support of…

USTwo Ventures
Creators of Monument Valley

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Robin Klein
Partner Local Globe

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Robert Devereux
Co-Founder Virgin & Former Chairman - Freeze Art Faire

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Simon Murdoch
Partner Episode 1 Ventures

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Tony Davidson
Executive Creative Director
Wieden Kennedy

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Tim Davey
Founder of One Fine Stay

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Sally Davey
Founder of Trip Bod

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Tal Oron
Founder - Wonderbly

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1,700 founding supporters of our first product, the Mayku FormBox via our Kickstarter campaign

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Our Culture

People are the most important part of any company. We’re building a diverse team with two main goals:

  • Make incredible things never thought possible.
  • Help each other grow and share our skills.

If you're excited by the challenge, we're the team for you. We love problem-solving and trust great people to create original and outstanding work.

Our crew work to the beat of their own drums and office hours are as flexible as you want them to be (teamwork permitting, of course).

Our Team

Mayku was founded by Alex Smilansky and Benjamin Redford in 2015 in Somerset House, London. We’re now a team of 5 - with big ideas and our hearts set on giving everyday people the power to make their own things. Between us, we’ve built multiple businesses, countless apps and websites, brought tens of products to market, and managed global supply chains for multi-national corporations. Whether it's products, words, spreadsheets or good conversation - if you like making stuff, you’ll love working here.

Ben Redford
Co-Founder & Director

Ben is an inventor and a designer who’s shipped multiple Kickstarter campaigns before founding Mayku. While at Mint Digital, he worked on Foldable Me, Olly and Polly the web-connected robots, and launched Projecteo, the Mini Instagram Projector.

Alex Smilansky
Co-Founder & CEO

Before founding Mayku with Ben, Alex led the development of apps and websites as a Strategy Lead at Mint Digital. His clients included Tesco and the Cabinet Office, as well as launching multiple fresh ventures.

Sian Hannah
Sales Director

Sian is a sales and distributions expert who has worked across numerous tech start-up companies, bringing new products and technologies to market. Before joining Mayku, Sian has previously worked for Tech 21, Incotex Electronics Group and Toshiba to name a few.

Daniel Mark Carr
Marketing Director

Daniel has more than 10 years experience in Marketing and brand management. In his former role as Global Brand Director at Colart Daniel won several awards for his reinvention of the Reeves brand. Before working at Colart Daniel lead marketing for many other luxury consumer brands including Burberry.

Dean Pankhurst

Dean is a designer of [most] things and is passionate about blending craft and industry. Before Mayku, he worked on numerous critical design projects centred around technology, education and society, with works published in journals and exhibitions.

Kylie Mansfield
Customer Experience Director

Kylie is a world-class customer experience professional from Melbourne. She takes control of everything that happens after customers get their machines, ensuring a mouthwatering making experience - from providing easy access to great content, tech support, repairs, and even connecting with other makers in our community.

David Rae

David Rae has more than 20 years experience in operations, as a managing director, as well as deep financial expertise as CFO of multiple high growth manufacturing companies.

What We Offer

  • Meaningful stock options, competitive salary and yearly bonus
  • Access to an outstanding network of mentors
  • Beautiful studio in the heart of Shoreditch
  • Regular off-site flexibility
  • Fortnightly team lunches and weekly pub sessions
  • Unlimited healthy (and not so healthy) snacks
  • Annual team trip somewhere exciting
  • Team cultural growth day every month - think exhibitions, films, etc.

Current Openings

We know job applications take time and can seem perplexing, so please do get in touch if you have any questions. We're currently hiring for the following roles:

Business Development Manager

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