We are valent

We are Valent

We’re a digital agency that addresses online manipulation, disinformation and misinformation. We use data and evidence to drive action and strive to make the online environment – and ultimately the world – a better place

We are valent

We are Valent

We’re a digital agency that addresses online manipulation, disinformation and misinformation. We use data and evidence to drive action and strive to make the online environment – and ultimately the world – a better place

Our Mission & Values

Mission:

Valent exists to improve the integrity of online engagement. We do this in two key ways; we find orchestrated online attempts to manipulate people and give our clients real response options. We also help clients cut through the noise and better understand what their audiences are concerned about, so they can engage with them better

Photo by: Tom Parsons

Values:

IMPACT

We are focused on achieving real-world results that improve the world we live in

INTEGRITY

Our advice and support is always geared towards getting the results we agreed to deliver. We do not over promise or sugar-coat

DIVERSITY

Diversity as a strength. We come from different parts of the world, with very different personal, professional and educational experiences. This helps us understand those we work with

MISSION-LED

As a company, we prioritise positive impact over profit. This is reflected in our activities and the types of clients we work with

TECH SAVVY, BUT PEOPLE-FOCUSED

We use complex AI systems to understand online activity, but we craft our solutions in a human-centred approach

Values:

IMPACT

We are focused on achieving real-world results that improve the world we live in

INTEGRITY

Our advice and support is always geared towards getting the results we agreed to deliver. We do not over promise or sugar-coat

DIVERSITY

Diversity as a strength. We come from different parts of the world, with very different personal, professional and educational experiences. This helps us understand those we work with

MISSION-LED

As a company, we prioritise positive impact over profit. This is reflected in our activities and the types of clients we work with

TECH SAVVY, BUT PEOPLE-FOCUSED

We use complex AI systems to understand online activity, but we craft our solutions in a human-centred approach

Photo by: Tom Parsons

Our Team Lines Lines

We are committed to positive social impact. We’ve all come from places where online manipulation has been an issue and have witnessed the conflict and harm this can cause. We’re personally invested in making change, and motivated to address and improve the online space

Amil Khan

Director

Amil used to be a foreign correspondent, covering war and politics across the Middle East and Africa for Reuters and the BBC. He left journalism to help good causes navigate the new information landscape

Zouhir Al Shimale

Research and Media

Aleppo-native Zouhir learnt his trade as a journalist in what has been dubbed “the world’s first socially mediated war”. He draws on that experience as Valent’s head of research to develop the methodologies we use to find online manipulation from the north of England to southern Africa

Max Garden

Research

After graduating from Edinburgh and SOAS, Max lived and worked in Egypt and Sudan. His knowledge of the online landscape in authoritarian states is vital for Valent’s online investigations

Guoda Alek

Office Management

In equal parts creative and technical, West Londoner Guoda is Valent’s office manager. She keeps Valent running

Amil Khan

Director

Amil used to be a foreign correspondent, covering war and politics across the Middle East and Africa for Reuters and the BBC. He left journalism to help good causes navigate the new information landscape

Zouhir Al Shimale

Research and Media

Aleppo-native Zouhir learnt his trade as a journalist in what has been dubbed “the world’s first socially mediated war”. He draws on that experience as Valent’s head of research to develop the methodologies we use to find online manipulation from the north of England to southern Africa

Max Garden

Research

After graduating from Edinburgh and SOAS, Max lived and worked in Egypt and Sudan. His knowledge of the online landscape in authoritarian states is vital for Valent’s online investigations

Guoda Alek

Office Management

In equal parts creative and technical, West Londoner Guoda is Valent’s office manager. She keeps Valent running