Software development consultancy
Cloud, web, and data science infrastructure
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Ideonate is the consulting company of Dan Lester, a developer and entrepreneur
with two decades of wide-ranging experience in the technology industry.

We can solve problems in many areas, most often with cloud or web solutions, or through data science infrastructure.

Plan and Build

Ideonate will plan and build your technology solutions, taking sole responsibility for your project, however far it expands beyond raw software development.

Interim CTO

As a serial technical co-founder, Dan can act as a tech lead or CTO in order to build your development teams and processes.


Ideonate can offer longer-term support for your business as you transition to an in-house team or go live with the finished product.

Recent Projects

Our most recent projects. References available on request.

Robotics Startup

Robotic Control System

Climate Change Startup

Data Pipeline

DevOps Startup

Initial MVP

Our Process

Ideonate offers consultancy services by developer and entrepreneur Dan Lester.

  • Initial Advice

    Dan will take the time to discuss your project and ensure we are the best fit for you.
    Advice will always be available for free at this stage.

  • Engagement Plan

    As a serial entrepreneur, Dan will understand the commerical constraints of your business.
    He will find the simplest path to launch, seeing potential roadblocks early on and systematically eliminating them to keep on target.

  • Transition Plan

    As part of the project plan itself, we will agree a timeline for continued support and operation of the finished product, or transition to your own team.

Ideonate can work on-site with companies in London or the Greater Cambridge area, and
may also undertake remote engagements.

About Dan

Dan Lester

Founder and Lead Developer

I have been a software developer and entrepreneur for over two decades, building and exiting a range of successful companies including VC-backed, bootstrapped, and agency businesses.

I was the technical co-founder of Conversocial, a VC-backed company acquired by Verint (Nasdaq: VRNT) for $50m in 2021.

Earlier exits include a Facebook agency business (iPlatform) sold to larger competitor Betapond; and, a bootstrapped product business sold to a US-based portfolio company.

Since my last exit I have worked with a number of businesses in development and technical advisory roles, and also contributed to the open source ecosystem of data science tooling.

Contact Us

Please email or contact Dan on the social network links.