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Top Influencers: 10 UK Chairman and Co-Founder’s To Follow in 2022

Executive Chairman and Co-Founder play a crucial role in any startup. It takes an extraordinary person to fulfil the Executive Chairman and Co-Founder role. We have selected these Executive Chairman and Co-Founder’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 Executive Chairman and Co-Founder’s. The list is in no particular order!

Brent Hoberman

Executive Chairman and Co-Founder @ Founders Factory

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Brent Hoberman is chairman and co-founder of Founders Factory, an ambitious corporate backed incubator/accelerator based in London, and also of Founders Forum, a series of intimate annual global events for the leading entrepreneurs of today and the rising stars of tomorrow. Brent is a co-founder and was founding chairman of Smartup, Grip & made.com, a leading European direct-from-factory consumer homewares retailer. Most recently, Brent co-founded Firstminute Capital, a London-based pan-European seed fund, backed by some of the world’s top entrepreneurs. Brent co-founded lastminute.comin April 1998, was CEO from its inception and sold it in 2005 to Sabre for $1.1bn. Technology businesses he has co-founded have raised over $500m. Brent sits on the Advisory board for LetterOne Technology (a $16bn investment fund), the Oxford Foundry and the UK Government Digital Advisory Board. He is a board member of The Economist, a YGL and one of the Prime Minister’s Business Trade Ambassadors. Brent was awarded a CBE for services to entrepreneurship in the 2015 New Year’s Honour’s List. Learn more about Brent Hoberman on Crunchbase…

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Rob Dobson

Chairman and Co-Founder @ DevicePilot

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Rob founded Actix (actix.com) in 1991 and as CEO (1991-2005) grew it to over $50m revenue by 2005. More than 90% of the world’s mobile phone customers have their networks optimized by Actix software and Rob has worked with many of the world’s leading mobile operators and infrastructure vendors. In 2005 he sold a majority stake in the company to PE firm Summit Partners at a $100+m valuation. He has invested in a further 30+ startups and has had five very successful exits (he’s not counting failures as they come with the territory). Rob is chairman of Robotical (robotical.io) and DevicePilot.com. He’s also the founding chairman of Singletrack.com and a supporter of the unique orchestra SouthbankSinfonia.co.uk. As an inveterate tinkerer in software and hardware, he’s fascinated by IoT, 3D printing and the maker movement (as you can probably see from his personal website (robdobson.com). Rob is a Fellow of the IET and has a 1st class honours degree in Electronic Engineering. Learn more about Rob Dobson on Crunchbase…

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Andrew Banks

Chairman and Co-Founder @ ABRY Partners

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Kamlesh Raichura

Chairman and Co-Founder @ Raviga Group

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Raviga Group is the technology firm driving the creative and performing arts industry’s fastest growing online ticketing platform. Read more aboutRaviga Group on Crunchbase…

Yuri Andersson

Chairman and Co-founder @ QLM Technology

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Quantum Light Metrology (QLM) is a Bristol, UK- based startup developing ultra-compact, high-precision quantum optical sensors. Read more aboutQLM Technology on Crunchbase…

Thomas Balk

Chairman and Co-founder @ StockViews

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StockViews is an investment research platform. Read more aboutStockViews on Crunchbase…

Jonathan Tennyson

Chairman and Co-Founder @ Blue Skies Space

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Blue Skies Space provides access to space science data from low-cost space missions. Read more aboutBlue Skies Space on Crunchbase…

Susan McDonald

Chairman and Co-Founder @ Calculus Capital

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Susan McDonald, a former senior investment banker, has broad experience of company financing around the world, including 13 years of equity fund raising in the Asian capital markets. Susan co-founded Calculus Capital in 1998, a year later she co-launched the UK’s first Inland Revenue Approved Enterprise Investment Scheme Fund. Susan is one of the UK’s leading experts on smaller company private equity investment and has been a frequent contributor to CNN and other business programmes. Learn more about Susan McDonald on Crunchbase…

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Malcolm Pallé

Executive Chairman and Co-founder @ Coinsilium Group

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Malcolm is a multi-disciplined entrepreneur and early technology adopter with 25 years startup experience with a background in the Mobile Communications and Travel Industries. In 1989 Malcolm founded CBNP Ltd as a Mobile Value Added Services (VAS) consultancy generating fees derived from over 750,000 insured subscribers. Malcolm is the co-founder and Managing Director of well established Investor Communications brand MiningMaven. He is also a co- founder of Coinsilium. Learn more about Malcolm Pallé on Crunchbase…

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Malcolm Pallé

Executive Chairman and Co-founder @ Coinsilium Group

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Malcolm is a multi-disciplined entrepreneur and early technology adopter with 25 years startup experience with a background in the Mobile Communications and Travel Industries. In 1989 Malcolm founded CBNP Ltd as a Mobile Value Added Services (VAS) consultancy generating fees derived from over 750,000 insured subscribers. Malcolm is the co-founder and Managing Director of well established Investor Communications brand MiningMaven. He is also a co- founder of Coinsilium. Learn more about Malcolm Pallé on Crunchbase…

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