YellowDog believes there is already enough computer power in the world, but there is an imbalance between supply and demand.

Through its unique technology, YellowDog securely harnesses underutilised computer power, enabling organisations to deliver incredibly quickly and cost effectively.

It’s what the team at YellowDog call Limitless Compute.

Multi award winning and based in Bristol, YellowDog is one of the South West’s hottest start-ups and has gone from incorporation in January 2015 to having some of the world’s leading companies as customers.

YellowDog: creating a world where artists and analysts do more, create more, discover more; unleashed from limited computing power.

VFX & Animation Rendering

Join Our Team

We’re growing and we’re on the hunt for more talent.

Senior System Administrator
Java Technical Lead

Our Values

Fun loving
We’re enthusiastic and enjoy what we do, and we want everyone we meet to enjoy it, too.

Hard working 
Ever willing to please, we do whatever it takes.

Reliable
We’re consistent in our approach to life, business, our products and our customers.

Protective
Our users’ and customers’ security is always front of mind.

Genuine
We’re simple and straightforward, and never complicate things for the sake of it.

Adventurous
We like exploring new territories and sniffing out fresh possibilities

Lovable
We’re easy to work with, easy to do business with, and our products are easy to use.

Meet the team

Aivaras Ciurlionis

Front End Developer

Alan Parry

Director of Development

Andrius Elsbergas

Software Developer

Beth Hewitt

Sales & Marketing Intern

Callum McDonnell

Sales Development Representative

Gareth Williams

Founder & CEO

Iris Eggelmeijer

Render Wrangler

Justas Sperauskas

Development Team Leader

Justas Salkevicius

Senior Software Developer

Jack Davies

Marketing Executive

Marcus Adams

Head of Operations

Michelle Purdie

Bookkeeper

Povilas Krauleda

Quality Assurance

Sam Dotrice

Sales Development Representative

Simon Ponsford

Chief Technical Officer

Tautvydas Petkus

Software Developer

Tom Rockhill

Chief Commercial Officer

Vytautas Minelga

Senior Quality Assurance

Aivaras Ciurlionis

Front End Developer

Aivaras will soon be a graduate from the Kaunas University of Technology in Software Engineering where his final year project is developing an application that reads a mathematical equation from a digital photo and automatically loads it into a smartphone and solves it for you. Genius!

Aivaras has also worked on Kake Make – the most popular game for small children in Lithuania.

    Alan Parry

    Director of Development

    Alan leads our development teams, keeping us ahead of the pack with the latest new features. He has dog years’ of experience taking world class R&D teams from concept to product. Prior to joining YellowDog he led Hewlett-Packard Laboratories’ Advanced Development organisation and Container research teams.

    Alan lives in Bristol with his young family. He loves getting out in to the countryside and off the leash on bikes and in boats.

      Andrius Elsbergas

      Software Developer

      Andrius likes nothing more than fiddling around in YellowDog’s backend. He’s written all our algorithms for cloud management and automated operations. He’s in his final year of his Applied Mathematics and Computer Science Degree at the Kaunas University of Technology.

      Music, jogging and reading are his hobbies outside work and study. The impressive thing is he does it all at once.

        Beth Hewitt

        Sales & Marketing Intern

        Beth is YellowDog's Sales and Marketing intern. She is currently studying a Masters by Research in Clinical Veterinary Sciences. When she’s not dealing with cows or the energetic pup that is YellowDog, she enjoys watching the rugby, travelling, and all things food.

          Callum McDonnell

          Sales Development Representative

          Callum is a sales and marketing pup with pedigree experience across multinationals, government and startups in the UK, Spain and India.

          An economics with politics graduate from Aberystwyth University, he spent a year at the world leading aircraft manufacturer Airbus, within the UK Government Affairs Department, as part of his degree, along with a scholarship at the Advisory Firm Arkay & Arkay, in New Delhi, India.

          On graduation he moved to Barcelona, Spain, to manage the summer sales process for the ESADE Business School’s Executive MBA Programme, before joining the inflight entertainment startup, Immfly, to drive the companies international expansion,
          manging airline accounts and content licencing deals within EMEA.

          At YellowDog, Callum helps p-awesome 3D studios and artists in the UK and around the world, use our game-changing technology.

          You can email Callum on callum@yellowdog.co or phone +44 (0) 330 223 2499.

            Gareth Williams

            Founder & CEO

            Gareth hounds the YellowDog kennel, spearheading the vision to build a world where people do more, create more, discover more; unleashed from limited computing power.
            Following an MEng in Information Systems Engineering from the University of Durham, Gareth cut his canines working in software and telecoms at companies including Orange, Experian QAS, FREEDOM4 and Arieso, where he was part of the Management Team that completed the successful sale of the company to JDSU in March 2013 for $85m.
            One day he had a brilliant idea for using spare mobile capacity which, following a chat with someone in the animation department at the University of the West of England, gave birth to what is now YellowDog. When not coming up with brilliant ideas, he is a dad, a keen cyclist, an ardent reader, a Samaritans Listening Volunteer. He also likes ale and talking to anyone (usually together).
            You can email Gareth on gareth@yellowdog.co or phone +44 (0) 330 223 2499.

              Iris Eggelmeijer

              Render Wrangler

              Iris is one of our Render Wranglers, and is a 2014 alumni of DAVE-school in Orlando, Florida in Digital Animation and Visual Effects.

              Since childhood, Iris has always been curious and creative in equal measures, developing from keeping her out of trouble, to a hobby, and now finally to a profession. Iris sees Animating and Modelling as a natural extension of her creativity, and whilst Render Wrangling was not something she expected to be doing, she loves the meeting of her creative and technical skills every day. Solving issues and making scenes work is incredibly rewarding, and she loves getting to use her full 3D generalist skillset.

              In her spare time, Iris likes to bake and partake in some gaming. Iris and her husband are expecting their first child in September, which could keep her busier than we do...

                Justas Sperauskas

                Development Team Leader

                Justas has over 10 years’ experience of Enterprise Software Development.

                He loves driving software development from idea to production with fully aligned development processes (Agile, Team, Continuous delivery, Infrastructure, QA).

                He holds a Masters in Computer Science and lives in Kaunas with his wife and two small children.

                  Justas Salkevicius

                  Senior Software Developer

                  Justas is responsible for the development of the YellowDog Application. If that’s not enough, he lectures in Software Project Management at Kaunas University of Technology and is also half way through his PhD where he’s looking at how machine learning can recognise human emotions.

                  He has always loved computer graphics so working on YellowDog is like a dream come true!

                    Jack Davies

                    Marketing Executive

                    Jack joined YellowDog in the Autumn of 2015 as Sales Executive, having had several years experience in both retail and software sales. He has helped to grow YellowDog's faithful following of customers and became Marketing Executive in January 2018.

                    In a quiet moment, he can be found enjoying a small glass of whiskey whilst nursing his baby son off to sleep.

                    You can email Jack on jack@yellowdog.co or phone +44 (0) 330 223 2499.

                      Marcus Adams

                      Head of Operations

                      An IT Alumni of Plymouth University, Marcus brings over 30 years experience and passion for good customer service. Having worked in the Public, Private and more recently spending the past 10 years in the 3rd Sector for the Citizens Advice where he ended up as their Technical Architect he knows what customers want and how to make it happen.

                      A chartered member of the British Computer Society; Marcus has CISMP, AWS Architecture and PRINCE2 qualifications (Security, Cloud & Project Management), so you can be assured that your work is in good hands.

                      When not deep in the bowels of a computer Marcus has a love of pinball, anime, real ale, cats and of course dogs!

                      You can email Marcus on marcus@yellowdog.co or phone +44 (0) 330 223 2499.

                        Michelle Purdie

                        Bookkeeper

                        Michelle studied Nutrition and Dietetics at the University of Wales Institute, Cardiff having held a number of administration positions including at Wincanton, the University of Bristol, and at a children’s nursery.

                        Michelle looks after YellowDog’s books, and when she’s not wrestling with Xero and Excel, she spends her time running, crocheting, raising her children and putting up with Gareth as she’s his long-suffering wife. Poor Michelle.

                          Povilas Krauleda

                          Quality Assurance

                            Sam Dotrice

                            Sales Development Representative

                            Sam joined the YellowDog sales team in July 2017; he looks after new customer and inbound enquiries. Sam is always on the hunt for more studios that could be helped out by YellowDog rendering.

                            Sam has a degree in Creative Product design from Bristol UWE. Since graduating, Sam has worked in sales and recruitment: matching creative talent to a range of markets and reputable design and manufacture companies such as Dyson.

                            Sam lives in Bristol and loves climbing on the gorge in Clifton Down unless it is raining, in which case, he will stay inside and game the day away!

                              Simon Ponsford

                              Chief Technical Officer

                              To Simon, technology related business problems are like a juicy bone to get his teeth into. He has 16 years of experience in high growth start-up environments working in CIO, CTO and Technical Architect roles in the UK, Europe, Middle East and North America, with several cloud computing related patents to his name.

                              He is passionate about delivering ‘green’ technology and is best known for designing the world’s lowest powered Windows PC in 2008. He is also responsible for KumoWatt, the leading training programme for IT professionals interested in reducing the carbon impact of what they do.

                                Tautvydas Petkus

                                Software Developer

                                Tautyvdas will soon be finishing his Masters Degree in Software Engineering from the Kaunas University of Technology. Whilst he’s working very hard on his final year project, he’s more proud of the work that he did on his under-grad degree. There he developed a system for managing a container freight terminal. Heavy lifting indeed!

                                In his spare time, Tautyvdas loves spending time at the gym, with another type of heavy lifting.

                                  Tom Rockhill

                                  Chief Commercial Officer

                                  Tom has over 10 years’ experience working in the technology sector of the Media and Entertainment industry.

                                  From studying Film at University Tom has always had a passion for moving images, working as a Runner and Camera Assistant on daytime TV before switching to selling the products that create those very pictures.

                                  In the past ten years Tom has worked with Film, Advertising, Broadcast and Animation companies in numerous territories including US, Canada, Japan, Australia, New Zealand, Russia, Africa, India and of course the UK. He also lived in LA for a while whilst working for Foundry, managing the West Coast business and learning how to surf.

                                  Tom leads the Sales and Marketing teams at YellowDog, using his experience to help build a customer focused company, whilst boring everyone with tales of working on daytime TV.

                                    Vytautas Minelga

                                    Senior Quality Assurance

                                    Vytautas loves nothing more than crazy hair cuts. When he’s not at the barbers, he’s in charge of Quality Assurance for YellowDog. He has four years’ experience in QA roles in a range of leading software companies in Lithuania.

                                    He loves tinkering with hardware and has a dream to develop a prototype robot to work for him.

                                    In the team, he’s renowned for knowing which bar and night club to head to in the evening. Him and Simon get on well.

                                      Partnerships

                                      [RE]DESIGN

                                      The [RE]DESIGN Group is YellowDog’s channel partner for North American studios. 

                                      They are an innovation focused business and technology consulting firm. They leverage a “human centric” design thinking approach to solving complex business problems, determining what is absolutely essential and creating a vision of the future that’s attainable. Their dedicated M&E division is comprised of industry experts who understand complex Production workflows, and can help you scale your business efficiently, cost- effectively and securely.

                                      Find out about their unique approach, methodology, and dynamic service offerings for Studio IT environments

                                       

                                      YellowDog is proud to be supported by SETsquared. The SETsquared Partnership is the Global #1 University Incubator – an enterprise collaboration between five leading research-intensive universities: Bath, Bristol, Exeter, Southampton and Surrey.

                                      Established in 2003 and funded by the Higher Education Innovation Fund (HEIF), the Partnership is a focus for enterprise activity and new business creation for the five university partners.

                                      Whether it’s an entrepreneur with an idea or a very early stage, high-tech start-up company – SETsquared’s mission is to help turn an innovative spark into a thriving, commercial business.

                                      Awards

                                      Winner
                                      Bristol Post Business Awards
                                      Winner
                                      Bristol Life Technology & Innovation 2017
                                      Winner
                                      Oracle Excellence in Innovation Award 2016
                                      Winner
                                      Oracle Disruptive Technology Category Winner 2016
                                      Finalist
                                      Edge Awards Outstanding New Business Idea 2016
                                      Finalist
                                      Startup World Cup London 2016
                                      Runner Up
                                      Tech Trailblazers Cloud Trailblazer 2016
                                      Runner Up
                                      Tech Trailblazers Firestarter Award 2016