About Us

Neist Point
Isle of Skye

Inspired by a life-changing experience.

It’s no secret that our surroundings have a huge impact on how we think, feel and act.

For our Founder, Nick, it took a period of burnout and depression followed by a life-changing camping trip in the wilds of New Zealand to truly open his eyes to the profound impact our surroundings can have.

“There was something about spending my days in incredible natural surroundings, and then drifting off and waking up in the midst of nature that not only gave me the best sleep of my life, but finally made me feel back to my best self.

It was on the long flight home, unable to sleep in the cramped seats that I wondered...…

Was it possible to take this experience back home with me?

What if we could bottle up the essence of these great surroundings and make them accessible from anywhere?”

The idea behind Portal was born.

Our Mission.

“To improve the world’s surroundings”

Ever since Nick’s realisation of the power of surroundings, Portal has set out to make natural surroundings accessible through the most immersive and realistic experiences.

We believe these true-to-life experiences can enhance wellbeing, unlock human potential and build a more sustainable world through a deeper connection with our surroundings.

We dream of a happier and healthier world, with a closer relationship to nature and our surroundings.

Our Guiding Principles

Inspired and guided by nature.

  1. Get Out There

    Nature’s for exploring. We learn best through experience, so getting out there, seeing things for ourselves & speaking directly to customers seems a great place to start.

  2. Trailblaze

    We believe independence helps us to take our own path. We’re excited to have found our own niche in surroundings, and hope it’s somewhere we can truly flourish.

  3. Work With What We’ve Got

    We’re bootstrapped, so it’s easy to want more. But we’re better focusing on what we’ve got and uncover how we can leverage that best. We seek the multi-wins.

  4. Be a Craftsman

    True craftmanship requires passion, attention to detail, and mastery – but it also takes time. Forgive us if things take a little longer, but we want them to be just right.

  5. Focus on Sustainability

    It’s a marathon not a sprint! Finding the right balance between short and long term is so important for us. We seek relationships that grow with us.

  6. Do The Right Thing

    We believe the right thing is best in the long term, but it’s not always the easiest route to take. We’ll try to remember that.

Our Team.

Portal is a small, independent team of creators.

We’ve a shared passion for nature and the outdoors, and love creating “tech-for-good” that can truly help change people’s lives.

As a close-knit team of brothers and best friends, we’re proud of our family values, and work remotely from London, UK.

Friends of Portal

Contact Us

We’d love to hear from you. For all enquiries, email us at hello@portal.app

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