Top Influencers: 16 UK Co-Founder and Managing Director’s To Follow in 2022

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Co-Founder and Managing Director play a crucial role in any startup. It takes an extraordinary person to fulfil the Co-Founder and Managing Director role. We have selected these Co-Founder and Managing Director’s for this list as they are inspiring for a variety of reasons – whether that’s pushing boundaries, creating groundbreaking products, or doing their bit to save the world.

Our analysts did their best to select be best, and most innovative Co-Founder and Managing Director’s. The list is in no particular order!

Keld van Schreven

Co-Founder and Managing Director @ KR1 plc

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Keld is cofounder of KR1 UKs leading crypto investment public company. First investors in Melonport, Funfair, Rocketpool and Etherisc. Keld is advisor to IXLedger and previously cofounder of several web startups since 1995. Learn more about Keld van Schreven on Crunchbase…

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Parminder Basran

Co-founder and Managing Director @ Velos Partners

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Parminder Basran is the Founder & Managing Partner at VGC Partners. Learn more about Parminder Basran on Crunchbase…

Read more aboutVelos Partners on Crunchbase…

Filipa Neto

Co-Founder and Managing Director @ Chic by Choice

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Filipa Neto is co-founder and CEO of Chic by Choice, Europe’s leading luxury rental marketplace allowing women to rent the world’s best items sourced from brands and e-commerce platforms at a fraction of the retail price. Chic by Choice provides retailers a yield management solution that can help manage excessive stock in a clever way, providing an alternative that can generate up to 5 times more revenue than discounting or outlets. Filipa was able to raise €520k investment for the venture at the age of 23. The success of Chic by Choice later led to another €1.5m of investment to continue to grow the company in the UK and Germany. In July 2015, the company acquired Laremia, a German dress rental competitor, which already represents 20% of the company’s revenue. In little more than a year, Chic by Choice is established as the leading dress rental platform shipping to more than 15 countries in Europe and with outstanding month on month growth. Filipa currently manages a team of 16 with offices in London and Lisbon and she is also part of the Global Shapers community, an initiative of the World Economic Forum a network developed and led by young people who are exceptional in their potential, their achievements and their drive to make a contribution to their communities. Learn more about Filipa Neto on Crunchbase…

Read more aboutChic by Choice on Crunchbase…

Ed McDermott

Co-Founder and Managing Director, UK @ EMMAC Life Sciences

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Ed McDermott is the co-founder and managing director at EMMAC Life Sciences. Learn more about Ed McDermott on Crunchbase…

EMMAC is a medical cannabis company that works to join together the latest science and research with cutting-edge cultivation. Read more aboutEMMAC Life Sciences on Crunchbase…

Struan Mackie

Co-founder and Managing Director @ North Point Distillery

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Struan Mackie is Scottish politician and entrepreneur from Thurso, in the Highlands. Co-founder and Managing Director of North Point Distillery, in West Caithness, Struan is a seasoned entrepreneur within the spirits industry. A regular media contributor and public speaker across the United Kingdom and abroad, he is a member for Thurso and Northwest Caithness for the Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party. As a management consultant with global auditor PricewaterhouseCoopers, Struan has worked across the private and public sector within the firms advisory practice in London, Belfast, Edinburgh and Leeds. He now operates a boutique consultancy firm called MacDonald Mackie Consulting based in the Scottish Highlands. Throughout the 2015 General Election and 2016 Scottish Parliamentary elections, Struan provided media contribution for the BBC across multiple platforms, including appearances on Good Morning Scotland, Newsnight, Victoria Derbyshire and the BBC World Service. He maintains a working relationship with the BBC and has contributed to debates around the economy, rural matters and the European Union. A Strathclyde University Business School Alumnus, Struan is primarily based in the Scottish Highlands with engagements across the United Kingdom as part of ongoing consultancy work. Learn more about Struan Mackie on Crunchbase…

The home of small batch, sustainable spirits. Wildly crafted on the rugged Caithness coast. Read more aboutNorth Point Distillery on Crunchbase…

Shane Lake

Co-Founder and Managing Director @ hungryhouse

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Shane Lake is co-founder and managing director at Hungryhouse. Learn more about Shane Lake on Crunchbase…

hungryhouse is a U.K.-based online platform for takeaway and food delivery that provides a wide range of cuisines and dishes. Read more abouthungryhouse on Crunchbase…

Anna Szanto

Co-Founder and Managing Director @ The Goodness Project

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The Goodness Project is a highly regarded e-commerce platform offering quality free from gifts, subscription boxes. Read more aboutThe Goodness Project on Crunchbase…

Andrey Dobrynin

Co-Founder and Managing Director @ InvestEngine

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InvestEngine is an investment management company that builds smart applications to managed stocks, shares, and general portfolio accounts. Read more aboutInvestEngine on Crunchbase…

Robert Ambrose

Co-Founder and Managing Director @ Caretta Research

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Read more aboutCaretta Research on Crunchbase…

James Mansfield

Co-founder and Managing Director @ Finance Earth

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Finance Earth is a fund manager and environmental impact investment adviser. Read more aboutFinance Earth on Crunchbase…

Andy Walters

Co-Founder and Managing Director @ Quartix

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Quartix provides vehicle tracking systems and devices for site and field services, transportation, security, and other industries. Read more aboutQuartix on Crunchbase…

Andy Walters

Co-Founder and Managing Director @ Quartix

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Quartix provides vehicle tracking systems and devices for site and field services, transportation, security, and other industries. Read more aboutQuartix on Crunchbase…

Kirsty Trafford-Owen

Co-Founder and Managing Director @ Druthers Search

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Kirsty has 18 years’ experience of recruiting senior to board-level executives across a number of different industries, including technology, banking and FMCG. She has over a decade’s experience in executive search, as well as extensive experience in talent acquisition, for business including Barclays and Coca Cola. Kirsty is passionate about diversity and inclusion and regularly hosts and attends events and training sessions across the UK and Europe. Learn more about Kirsty Trafford-Owen on Crunchbase…

Druthers helps candidates and companies with diversity & inclusion recruitment in the workplace. Read more aboutDruthers Search on Crunchbase…

Brandon Wu

Co-Founder and Managing Director @ Markd

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Markd is a gaming industry that focuses on providing competitive games. Read more aboutMarkd on Crunchbase…

Steve Bennett

Co-Founder and Managing Director @ WOOF & BREW Limited

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WOOF&BREW is a beverage company that produces healthy and herbal doggy teabags. Read more aboutWOOF & BREW Limited on Crunchbase…

Sam Ford

Co-Founder and Managing Director @ Tap2Tag

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Tap2Tag is seeking further investment for expansion plans into overseas markets. Read more aboutTap2Tag on Crunchbase…

David Friedland

Bit of a gear addict.

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