About Koini


What is Koini?

Koini is a social network that brings people together around topics they like and encourages interaction by creating competitions around those subjects. It is not just us either, if you look around the site (in the Pages section) you will see competitions created by companies, local buisnesses, people or causes looking to gain more recognition for their brand, project or cause. Basically, in Koini you can meet new friends and win stuff.... it is that simple..

When did we start?

We launched the site in a rough beta in July 2010 and quickly grew to 100,000+ members. We then thought we might be onto something so decided to rebuild the site around the idea of competitions. We relaunched in July 2011.

Who are our investors?

We have some great private investors who have funded the business from the start alongside the founders.

Who are the team?

A group of people started the site. Pino Baldassarre is the CEO and runs the businesses side along with Enzo Taddei (CFO) and David Bradley-Ward (COO). Jorge Sariego is the code genius and CTO, Negar Motamed is the arty one. Sam Bramley is the server guru and resident eviltechie (his username on the site).

What's next?

We have a number of updates that we will be adding to the site, most of them will focus around enhancing the competitions sections for members and the businesses who choose to open a page with us. We believe that if we make it easier to create all sorts of different types of competitions our members will benefit by being able to enter multiple competitions easily and in one place.
Work at Koini

The Koini revolution is beginning, people are becoming more and more aware about their safety online and want secure solutions that enable them to network without their information being sold to the highest bidder. The Koini team are constantly developing and delivering on that concept, if you're dynamic, like to think outside of the box and are generally just smarter than most people. Give us a buzz.


Positions Available

  • PHP developers
  • Server Engineers


Note: We no longer force people to brand themselves in the Koini name with a red-hot iron, this was looked down upon by some people. We still may make you chase a chicken around a yard like Micky does in Rocky, it's all in good fun.