Our Values

Anti-racist

We seek to be more than culturally-safe, and are committed to being actively anti-racist.

Radical transparency

With our funders and partners, but most importantly, with the communities we serve.

Respectful curiosity 

We approach communities with curiosity, respect and an enthusiasm to learn from them.

Authentic, always

We tell the truth, avoid buzzwords and other assorted Start-up BS.

Keep it simple.

Our Story

After nearly 10 years of waiting patiently for the tech-bros to stop talking over the top of her, Tech and Community Development Specialist Emma Koster decided to combine her experience in tech, youth work, and firm belief that a better world is possible to launch a start-up so she could save the world whilst also becoming a billionaire. Just kidding. Billionaires are part of the problem.

Seriously though, established in Australia in 2013, Good Hood builds, consults and coordinates tech for social impact.

We currently work across Australia and the Pacific to address some of today’s biggest social challenges, such as gender-based violence, access to healthcare and digital literacy through innovative, accessible and sustainable tech solutions.

We collaborate with organisations and community leaders to build products and services that generate measurable impact, and facilitate information sharing and capacity building for all project stakeholders.

You can learn more about our approach here.

Our Team

We scale based on the needs of our projects, but here are a couple of faces from our energetic community of skilled practitioners:

Emma Koster

Founder, Tech & Development Specialist

Emma supports the team from the deep south east of Australia, on beautiful Wurundjeri Country. With over 15 years’ experience working in tech, Emma is passionate about developing products and strategies that are rigorous in their ethical framework, focused on humanity, and, wherever possible, have room for a sense of humour. 

Joanna von Moger

Health Consultant

Jo currently lives and works on the ancient Larrakia Lands in northern Australia. A registered nurse with a Masters in Public Health, Jo’s energy and dedication to increasing the health and wellbeing for the community, particularly with regards to communicable diseases is, well, infectious. But in a good way (sorry).