Our story

Disciple was founded by Benji Vaughan in 2015. Benji was an electronic musician and label owner, recording under the aliases Prometheus & Younger Brother. His idea for the company came about when he became frustrated with the lack of ways he could directly reach and engage his audiences. Disciple makes it easy for businesses and creators to build their own independent community platforms.

Since our inception, Disciple has expanded from musicians and bands to support communities of all shapes, sizes and ideals - for actors, YouTubers, lifestyle gurus, public institutions, publishing companies and political figures. Disciple is the UK leader in the emerging technology category of community media - services that combine the interactivity of social media, with the control of owned media.

Our Principles.

We want to build a relationship with our customers based on Trust, Transparency & Simplicity. These are our guiding principles.

We believe in Diversity and Independence.

Every community has its own culture, purpose and currency. We believe the platform that powers them should support this diversity and independence.

The communities we power are our customers, not our product.

That’s why we simply charge a subscription for our platform, and any money you make from your community is yours to keep.

Your data belongs to you. It’s not ours to sell.

We don’t sell data to advertisers. We only analyse usage data to improve our platform and help every community thrive.

We will protect your data as if it’s ours.

We are building a secure, consent-led platform for managing data. We will provide the tools to help you be GDPR-compliant.

We believe in Quality over Quantity.

There’s greater value in a close-knit community, than a mass of likes, follows or shares.

Meet the team.

Benjamin Vaughan


Alexis Orssich


Helen Cook

Head of Talent

Mark Downey


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