About us

Rest of World is an international nonprofit journalism organization. We document what happens when technology, culture and the human experience collide, in places that are typically overlooked and underestimated. We believe the story about technology is as big as the world that’s using it, and that everyone — from those building technology to those using it — can benefit from a broader global perspective.

A note on our name: If you don’t recognize it, “rest of world” is a ridiculous corporate term commonly used in global business operations. It’s a catch-all phrase that means, basically, “everyone else.” And it generally represents billions of people outside of the Western world. We know that their stories matter. The term “rest of world” is a symptom of a larger problem: a Western-centric worldview that leaves innumerable insights, opportunities and complexity out of the conversation.


The team

  • person
    • name: Sophie Schmidt
    • title: Founder & CEO
    • city: New York, USA
    • email: hello@
  • person
    • name: Anup Kaphle
    • title: Executive Editor
    • city: New York, USA
    • email: anup@
    • twitter: anupkaphle
  • person
    • name: Michael Donohoe
    • title: Head of Product
    • city: New York, USA
    • email: donohoe@
    • twitter: donohoe
  • person
    • name: Michael Zelenko
    • title: Deputy Editor
    • city: New York, USA
    • email: mz@
    • twitter: mvzelenks
  • person
    • name: Ravi Hiranand
    • title: Deputy Editor
    • city: Hong Kong
    • email: ravi@
    • twitter: ravi_hiranand
  • person
    • name: Yinka Adegoke
    • title: Editor, Strategic Initiatives
    • city: New York, USA
    • email: yinka@
    • twitter: YinkaWrites
  • person
    • name: Gabriel Boylan
    • title: Head of Audience
    • city: New York, USA
    • email: gabriel.boylan@
    • twitter: jetsetjunta
  • person
    • name: Peter Guest
    • title: Enterprise Editor
    • city: Singapore
    • email: peter@
    • twitter: PeterGuest
  • person
    • name: Vicki Turk
    • title: Features Director
    • city: London, UK
    • email: victoria@
    • twitter: VickiTurk
  • person
    • name: Sarah Hilton
    • title: Asia Editor
    • city: Tokyo, Japan
    • email: sarah@
    • twitter: sauteesquid
  • person
    • name: Alex González Ormerod
    • title: Latin America Editor
    • city: Mexico City, Mexico
    • email: alex@
    • twitter: AlexGonzor
  • person
    • name: Itika Sharma Punit
    • title: South Asia Editor
    • city: Gurgaon, India
    • email: itika@
    • twitter: ItikaSPunit
  • person
    • name: Cengiz Yar
    • title: Photo Editor
    • city: El Paso, USA
    • email: cengiz@
    • twitter: cengizyar
  • person
    • name: Devi Lockwood
    • title: Assistant Editor, Ideas
    • city: New York, USA
    • email: devi@
    • twitter: devi_lockwood
  • person
    • name: Leo Schwartz
    • title: Reporter
    • city: Mexico City, Mexico
    • email: leo@
    • twitter: leomschwartz
  • person
    • name: Andrew Deck
    • title: Reporter
    • city: New York, USA
    • email: andrew@
    • twitter: decka227
  • person
    • name: Vittoria Elliott
    • title: Reporter
    • city: New York, USA
    • email: elliottv@
    • twitter: telliotter
  • person
    • name: Meaghan Tobin
    • title: Reporter
    • city: New York, USA
    • email: meaghan@
    • twitter: megatobin1
  • person
    • name: Nilesh Christopher
    • title: Reporter
    • city: Bengaluru, India
    • email: nilesh@
    • twitter: NilChristopher
  • person
    • name: Abubakar Idris
    • title: Reporter
    • city: Lagos, Nigeria
    • email: abubakar@
    • twitter: IAtalkspace
  • person
    • name: Hanson O’Haver
    • title: Audience Editor
    • city: New York, USA
    • email: hanson@
    • twitter: HansonOHaver
  • person
    • name: Eli Berger
    • title: Chief of Staff
    • city: New York, USA
    • email: eli@
  • person
    • name: Katherine Lee
    • title: Visual & UX Designer
    • city: New York, USA
    • email: kathy@
    • twitter: katherineblee
  • person
    • name: Anna Rasshivkina
    • title: Senior Front-End Developer
    • city: New York, USA
    • email: anna@
    • twitter: annalurks
  • person
    • name: Kisha Ravi
    • title: Assistant Photo Editor
    • city: Bengaluru, India
    • email: kisha@
    • twitter: kisha_ravi
  • person
    • name: Najwa Jamal
    • title: Fact-checking Intern
    • city: New York, USA
    • email: najwa@
  • person
    • name: Jihan Basyah
    • title: Fact-checking Intern
    • city: New York, USA
    • email: jihan@
  • person
    • name: Evanne Yu
    • title: Fact-checking Intern
    • city: New York, USA
    • email: yifan@