We’re a small, independent team of creators. We’ve a shared passion for nature and the outdoors, but also in creating “tech-for-good” that can truly help change people’s lives.
We’re proud of our family values, because, we’re family! Founded by two brothers, Nick and Tim, we’re a close-knit team that work remotely from around London, UK.
We’re as passionate about the environment as we are about people.
We’re also acutely aware of the global environmental crisis, and the ongoing damage it’s causing to our planet. To us, it points to a lost connection with nature, and we want to put that right.
We want to show people nature’s value, not tell them.
If people can experience first-hand nature’s benefits to their wellbeing, then we believe they’ll value it more.
We believe that people will protect what they value.
By understanding the positive role natural surroundings have on our wellbeing, we hope people will be inspired to take stronger action in caring for our natural world.
It’s why we’ve made it our mission to inspire the world to reconnect with nature - and help both people, and planet.
We take our inspiration from nature itself. Not just in recreating it, but in the entire way we run our business. We created our guiding principles to remind us of this, and share our values with you.
Nature’s for exploring, but it’s also where inspiration comes from - Portal wouldn’t be here without it! We learn better through experience, so best “get out there” and see things for ourselves.
Nature’s agile and adaptable. We believe staying independent and family owned helps us find our own path, and discover our own niche. We hope it’s somewhere we can flourish.
A fine oak doesn’t grow overnight, and we aim to grow organically and sustainably - without using fertiliser. We hope this will ultimately make us stronger and more resilient, and able to support those around us better.
To truly recreate nature in the most realistic and immersive way, quality is at the forefront of what we do. But true craft takes time and skill, so forgive us if things take a little longer, but we want them to be just right.
Nature doesn’t collect data or track where we go. So when we considered our approach to privacy, the outcome was a simple one: collect no data, have no tracking. It felt like the right thing, which should always come first.
Nature’s full of unexpected surprises, not all of them enjoyable. We’ll embrace the different experiences along the way, but above all, ensure we’re having plenty of fun with it too.
Big Bro Nick dreamt up Portal returning from an amazing honeymoon camping around New Zealand. Apparently being immersed in nature does wonders for your stress levels and sleep, and even inspires great ideas. Who knew?
Nick’s our Founder, and drives our product development and content strategy.
Little Bro Tim is another travel and outdoor enthusiast. Camping in Chile didn’t give him any world beating ideas, but it did provide the clarity of thought that Nick was well worth joining in his quest to bring Portal to life.
Tim’s our Co-Founder, and takes on the commercial and marketing side of the business.
Andy’s a true environmentalist and connoisseur of nature. When he’s not cycling or exploring the countryside with his family, he’s probably listening to a podcast or reading a book that’s connected to our natural world.
Andy heads up all our tech efforts, and despite loving nature, he doesn’t have much tolerance for bugs...
Stu’s an all round talented guy who we pinched from Sydney, but he’s no stranger to the team - as he was Nick’s Best Man! He loves people as much as the planet – he’s probably already helped you solve a problem or gratefully received your feedback.
Stu’s runs the ops side of things, and works in tandem with Tim on marketing & strategy.
That’s right – you’re part of our team too.
It’s your amazing feedback that keeps us going, hearing how we’re helping you.
It’s your kindness in paying for Portal that enables us to invest in more content, bring Portal to more devices and constantly improve the product.
It’s you that guides us. We don’t have any analytics or collect any data. You really are our shining light.
We’d love to hear from you. For all enquiries, email us at [email protected]
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