About Aluma

Aluma is a world leader in advanced intelligent document processing technology. Our automation tools remove the drudgery of document management, take the robot out of the human, and allow people to focus on more meaningful and valuable work.

Our technology

We pride ourselves in our ability to blend cutting-edge innovations in data capture, machine learning and information management into tools and technologies that improve the performance of any digital solution, system or device.

Our technology is in use across the world in many sectors – from defence to finance to healthcare – together processing hundreds of millions of documents a year.

Company values

At Aluma, we all share four fundamental values. They form the roots of our company culture:

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People first

Whatever we do is intended to improve people’s lives, whether it’s the products we create or the way we work together and with our partners.

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It is in our nature to innovate, both in driving our field forward and through applying that cutting-edge knowledge where it will have the most real-world impact.

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We strive to be ethical, honest, fair, and transparent in everything we do. We recognize the unique value and creative potential in everyone.

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We aim for balance in all that we do by proactively enabling a better work / life balance and optimizing our products through balancing the latest technology with pragmatic techniques.

Our history

Aluma was founded in 2009, originally as Focal Point Software, by George and Nidal, whose experience in the document capture industry had given them a passion for the applications of document automation, and a strong desire to introduce a new generation of technology with a focus on ease of adoption. Industry partnerships quickly led to the software being deployed in government systems, hospitals and other organisations worldwide. We deployed the first cloud service version in 2015, and have since continued to grow the company and evolve the service to keep pace with the latest technology.

Leadership team

We are a world-class team with deep technical and market experience in advanced document processing. We’re disruptive, innovative, curious, and mature in our capabilities.

George Harpur - CEO

George Harpur

Co-founder and CEO

George is a serial entrepreneur and an expert in machine learning and pattern recognition. Since earning his PhD from Cambridge University in the mid 90s, he has been applying these skills to document automation, and has played a prominent role in the development of multiple industry-leading products in this field. When not immersed in business or technology, he enjoys spending time sailing with his family and friends.

Nidal Husein - COO

Nidal Husein

Co-founder and COO

An engineer by training, an entrepreneur by nature, Nidal is passionate about working with and bringing together talented people and cutting-edge technologies to address real world challenges. He loves helping deliver innovative products and solutions to the market by drawing on many years of hands-on experience in the document automation space. In his free time, if an activity involves the outdoors, count him in.

Mark Whitman - CTO

Mark Wightman

Chief Technology Officer

Mark is a software leader with extensive experience in taking complex technologies and making them easy to use. An experienced builder of high-performance software development teams, Mark was a winner at the UK Agile Awards in 2012. In his spare time, Mark can often be found playing trumpet, bass or drums in several groups and leads two local jazz bands.

Phil Richards - Lead Architect

Phil Richards

Lead Architect

Phil loves to design simple solutions to complex problems. He always keeps up with the latest developments in development, and likes to pick the right tool for the job. Phil is keen on a challenge even in his free time, where you will often find him biking off and on road, discovering new places and pushing himself further.

Ed Wingate - Head of Strategic Partnerships

Ed Wingate

Head of Strategic Partnerships

Ed brings a successful track record building mutually profitable and innovative partnerships. He honed his skills in strategy consulting and operational management, including scaling a solutions business to $100 million in annual contract signings. He earned an engineering degree from Princeton and an MBA from Harvard Business School. Ed loves travelling to exotic locales and relishes any chance to practice his Spanish.

Supporting organizations, big and small

We process hundreds of millions of documents every year for organizations of all sizes through partnerships with integrators, resellers and service providers. Please get in touch if you'd like to join them!

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