Aluminati enables strong communities by providing platforms where people gather to create new connections and strengthen existing relationships.

We believe strong communities drive success for people and organizations.
We create unique spaces where people feel connected on a deeper level.

Explore our products to see how we can help your organisation.

Our Vision

To create engaging, online spaces where people are empowered to drive deeper connections within their community.

Our Approach

We work alongside your team to understand your community then design a space to enable meaningful interactions.

Our Results

The stunning, dynamic platforms that we build, connect people and deliver deep community experiences that build the bonds between member and organization. Engaged members become motivated to support our partners’ strategic objectives.

Company History

In 2002 Daniel Watts, founder of Aluminati, created an independent ‘Oxford Graduates Email Service’ in response to the university’s decision to terminate all email accounts for leavers. Graduates, having for several years coordinated their lives using their university email accounts, were unhappy about losing this critical communications platform exactly at the time they needed it most: to keep in touch after leaving the university.

The service, which still exists is called Pidgeme.com and having signed up over 1500 leavers in its first year, continues to cater for thousands of Oxford graduates. After launching a similarly successful service at Cambridge, UCL contacted Aluminati to run, on an official basis their own “Email for Life” service (as it is now known in the sector): UCLMail. Other universities soon followed suit.

Over the next few years the Aluminati team grew, deeply developing their industry insight and establishing a team of technical experts in the field of designing and operating engaging online platforms for alumni.

From 2008 the company began to apply this expertise more widely, developing new products in the online space, all in service to the educational sectors objective of keeping alumni connected and engaged.

Over the subsequent few years Aluminati released sophisticated services in the area of extracting social network data from hyper-popular online networks Facebook and LinkedIn including establishing a formal agreement with LinkedIn for full profile access to their API.

As we evolved into the enterprise and membership sectors the company refined the Aluminate Community Builder, our flagship online engagement platform that aims to deliver an online space that, in contrast to all existing platforms on the market, is specifically designed to drive deeper engagement among your community. Aluminate’s modular approach accurately reflects the faceted interconnectedness of educational institutions with modules that offer value to your staff, alumni, members, retirees and students.

Aluminati now operates worldwide with customers in the UK, United States, Netherlands, Switzerland, South Africa, Australia, New Zealand and Canada.


The path to where we are today,
paved with the trust our customers have put in us.


Oxford Online Directory & eMentoring

KEW-NET eMentoring Launch

Social Network Sync

Online Directory & eMentoring Launch

Ask Alumni Launch

Social Network Sync

Social Network Sync


eMentoring Service Launches

Social Network Sync Launch

eMentoring & Ambassadors

Social Network Sync Lite

eMentoring launches


Social Network Sync with Lostbook Launched

Cambridge Email Service Launch

Online Directory Launches


Email Service Launch


Service Launch

Service Launch

Oxford Online Directory


Cambridge Email Service Launch

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