Top Influencers: 101 UK Advisor’s To Follow in 2022

2 years ago

Senior Advisor play a crucial role in any startup. It takes an extraordinary person to fulfil the Senior Advisor role. We have selected these Senior Advisor’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 Senior Advisor’s. The list is in no particular order!

Eric Archambeau

Senior Advisor @ Wellington Partners

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Eric Archambeau is a Senior Advisor at [Wellington Partners]( Eric has extensive high tech management experience in Silicon Valley and Europe. He is widely known for his deep insights and experience in social networking, data mining and electronic marketplaces. A French Native, he enjoys over 20 years of founding, financing and investing in young technology companies. Eric joined Wellington as a General Partner in early 2005 focusing on Digital Media, Software, Cleantech and Electronics. From 2000 to 2002, he was at Benchmark Capital where he lead and co-lead a number of deals including Betfair, Orchestria, Xignal and Activiti (now Alfresco), as well as pioneering an active Entrepreneur in Residence programme in London. Eric joined Benchmark from Atlas Venture where, in Silicon Valley, he worked with companies including Tsqware (acquired by Globespan) and Obongo (acquired by AOL). Before 1999, Eric was a serial entrepreneur. First in 1993, as co-founder and CEO of RightPoint, a provider of marketing automation enterprise software (acquired by e.piphany), then, in 1998, as founding CEO of Trading Dynamics (acquired by Ariba). Eric was also a founding board member of eGroups, acquired by Yahoo! in 2000. In the 1980s he worked in the semiconductor and EDA industry in Silicon Valley, most notably with VLSI Technology Inc. Eric is one of the founders of Social-Impact, a professional development programme helping social entrepreneurs worldwide to increase their social impact and reach their full potential. He also lectured at INSEAD where he founded the Social Entrepreneurship department. Learn more about Eric Archambeau on Crunchbase…

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Will Armitage

Advisor @ 365Scores

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William Armitage is the Co-Founder & CFO ,Advisor of The Game Day. Learn more about Will Armitage on Crunchbase…

365Scores is a cross-platform application that enables users to create their own personalized sports channel. Read more about365Scores on Crunchbase…

Bindi Karia

Innovation Expert + Advisor, Connector of People & Business @ bindi ventures

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Bindi Karia works as a Venture Partner at large London-based VC Draper Esprit, and has held positions in and around the tech industry for as long as she’s been working. She’s been a strategy consultant at PwC Consulting, worked in corporate environments like Microsoft Ventures, served within a startup at Trayport and was an advisor across a number of organizations (Startup Europe, Techstars Startup Weekend, Tech London Advocates, European Innovation Council, WEF Digital Leaders). She’s been a banker with Silicon Valley Bank and currently works as a Venture Partner at a large London-based VC firm, as well as serving on the advisory board for seven different startups and sits on the Digital Board of Centrica plc. She brings a wealth of knowledge to the conversation and understands the differing perspectives involved in each startup’s journey to success. seven different startups. She brings a wealth of knowledge to the conversation and understands the differing perspectives involved in each startup’s journey to success. Learn more about Bindi Karia on Crunchbase…

Innovation Advisory Firm Focussed on Driving Commercial Success by Bridging the Gap between Corporates, Startups, Investors and Government. Read more aboutbindi ventures on Crunchbase…

Rajiv Shah

Advisor @ Hubbub

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Graduated from Cambridge University in 2005; then trained and practised law at two global law firms in London and Abu Dhabi. He is experienced in advising FTSE 100 clients and financial institutions in the corporate, financial and UK tax law, and is a qualified Solicitor of the Senior Courts of England & Wales. Learn more about Rajiv Shah on Crunchbase…

Build fundraising communities for organisations using crowdfunding Read more aboutHubbub on Crunchbase…

Daniel Masters

ICO Advisor @ Aventus Network Systems

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A tenacious and highly personable Company Founder and Director with enviable worldwide commodities trading and investment management experience gained across sectors that include energy, metals and food and expertise in all asset classes and investment styles. Utilises exceptional regulatory and market knowledge to anticipate and embrace new technology and trends such as Bitcoin, masterminding visionary business and fund start-ups. An engaging networker excels at influencing and enthusing competing stakeholders while executing and directing innovative trading, risk and asset management strategies. Learn more about Daniel Masters on Crunchbase…

Aventus is a layer-2 blockchain protocol that brings scalability, lower costs, and speed to Ethereum transactions. Read more aboutAventus Network Systems on Crunchbase…

Justin Cooke

Advisor @ Northzone

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I am the Vice Chair of Unicef UK, a Venture Partner at tech VC Northzone, Chairman of The Drum, Deputy Chair of social learning platform FutureLearn and a Non-Executive Director, adviser and investor in numerous fast-growing technology businesses and sit on the British Museum Digital Advisory Board. Prior to Northzone I was the CEO and Founder of POSSIBLE UK, WPP Digital’s largest global agency. I am also the former Chair and now an Ambassador of the British Interactive Media Association (BIMA), the industry body for everyone working in digital Britain. I discovered digital media while studying Quasi-Theatrical Leisure and Computers as Theatre while studying Drama at the University of Manchester. After graduating with honours I worked for the BBC, Universal Music and United News and Media before Co-founding global digital agency Fortune Cookie in 1997. I secured venture capital funding and grew the business across three continents before exiting to WPP in 2012. For two years I served on the Board of EPiServer – the world’s fastest growing content management and community platform until its sale to investment bank, IK Partners. I also served on the board of ActiveStandards until its merger with CrownPeak and raising of $50 Million from venture capital firm K1 to become the world’s leading cloud-based digital experience management company. I have been lucky enough to have been listed in the Wired Top 100; rated the UK’s second most influential person in digital by Econsultancy; inducted into the British Digital Hall of Fame and most recently, Business Insider ranked me as one of the UK’s coolest tech VC’s. Learn more about Justin Cooke on Crunchbase…

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Alexander Fink

Advisor @ British Pearl

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Alex Fink worked in the City 10 years in sales and broking, including at MF Global and Lehman Brothers. He moved to Marex Spectron where he headed the interest rate futures and options desk. There he managed relationships with high net worth individuals, banks, hedge funds, asset managers and multinational institutional investors from across the globe, providing market insight and trade and investment strategy to help manage risk or hedge against global interest rate changes. Learn more about Alexander Fink on Crunchbase…

British Pearl is an online property investment platform facilitating share and loan-based investment in UK property. Read more aboutBritish Pearl on Crunchbase…

Adam Warby

Senior Advisor and Member of European Portolio Management Committee @ KKR India Financial Services

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Adam works closely with the Avanade Board of Directors and his leadership team to realize the company’s mission of helping customers increase revenue, reduce costs and reinvest in innovation with proven solutions that extend Microsoft technologies. Adam joined Avanade at its inception in April, 2000, and as one of the founding members, was instrumental in building the company and shaping its culture. A senior leader, Adam has significant experience managing and growing Avanade’s business operations, having served as General Manager and Senior Vice President for the company’s North American and European operations during his tenure. As Executive Vice President, he has also led Avanade’s worldwide sales and marketing teams, and set the vision and direction for Avanade solutions. A true global citizen, Adam has lived in both Europe and North America, and has frequently traveled the globe visiting Avanade customers and regional offices. Adam came to Avanade from Microsoft, where he was General Manager of the Midwest District, responsible for sales and support of Microsoft software throughout Illinois, Indiana, and Wisconsin. Prior to this position, he was General Manager of Microsoft’s Enterprise Services, responsible for implementing the strategy and plans for Microsoft’s direct and partner services organizations focused on enterprise customers. Adam earned a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Imperial College, London. Learn more about Adam Warby on Crunchbase…

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Steve Brown

Advisor @ ctrlio

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ctrlio provides point of quote services to motor insurers Read more aboutctrlio on Crunchbase…

Clive Hollick

Senior Advisor @ GP Bullhound

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Lord (Clive) Hollick was appointed a partner of GP Bullhound in 2010. Lord Hollick is currently a director of ProSiebenSat.1, Honeywell International Inc, BMG Music Rights Management ag and senior director at Diageo plc. Previously, he was a partner at KKR where he headed the media industry team in Europe, and prior to that served as Chairman of SBS Broadcasting as well as a director of The Nielsen Company (formerly VNU Group). He was CEO of United Business Media, an international publishing, information, broadcasting and market research group. Lord Hollick began his career as an investment banker with Hambros and then built up a global money and securities broking business that subsequently became ICAP plc. He has also held positions as a director of Logica, Havas, TRW and BAe Systems and was Chairman of the South Bank Centre, Europe’s largest arts centre. He founded the IPPR think-tank in 1986 and became a member of the House of Lords in 1991. Lord Hollick holds a B.A. and Doctorate from Nottingham University. Learn more about Clive Hollick on Crunchbase…

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Rob Devey

Advisor @ Bought By Many

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Rob joined Octopus as an independent non-executive director in October 2013. Prior to this Rob was the CEO of Prudential UK and Europe, where he was responsible for developing the company’s business in the UK and Europe as it continued to meet the savings and retirement needs of its millions of customers. Rob has over 15 years’ experience in financial services. Prior to joining Prudential in 2009, he worked at Lloyds Banking Group across a number of senior management roles and was a consultant with the Boston Consulting Group in both Europe and the US. Learn more about Rob Devey on Crunchbase…

Bought By Many is a pet InsurTech company that provides insurance products and a streamlined customer experience. Read more aboutBought By Many on Crunchbase…

Lopo Champalimaud

Advisor @ Treatwell

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Lopo is currently the CEO of Wahanda (, a London based health, beauty and wellness community & marketplace that connects consumers, wellness businesses and professionals through content, ratings & reviews and commerce. Lopo co-founded Wahanda with Salim Mitha in February 2008. Prior to Wahanda, Lopo was the Managing Director of European Lifestyle for In this role he was responsible for developing all aspects of the non-travel business across Europe at which included Theatre ticketing, concert ticketing, restaurant bookings, days out, experiences and spas. Lopo joined in January 2004 and when he left to found Wahanda, lifestyle respresented more than 40% of all the sales by volume at the company. From 1994 to 2004, Lopo was the Co-Founder and Managing Director of Fulcrum Analytics ( Fulcrum is today one of the leading database marketing firms in North America but was initially known as Cyber Dialogue and was the world’s first online market research firm. Cyber Dialogue is credited with having created the online survey, the online focus group while providing industry leading insight on the internet consumer. Learn more about Lopo Champalimaud on Crunchbase…

Treatwell is Europe’s leading marketplace for booking hair and beauty appointments online. Read more aboutTreatwell on Crunchbase…

Zack Feather

Non Executive Advisor @ RwHealth

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Zack has worked in the healthcare sector for over 15 years. He was the founder of Asclepius Global. Learn more about Zack Feather on Crunchbase…

RwHealth is a provider of healthcare ML and AI driven patient flow, predictive analytics and insights platform in the UK, US and AUZ. Read more aboutRwHealth on Crunchbase…

Linus Lindgren

Strategic Investor and Advisor @ BTCXIndia

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Stephanie Allen

Member of the Board of Advisors @ CityFalcon

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A Big Data and AI approach to financial content with news, analytics, and insights on 250k+ topics from 3000+ sources Read more aboutCityFalcon on Crunchbase…

Paul Massara

Advisor @ Electron

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Paul was formerly CEO of RWE npower and is currently a board member of Electron and chairman of the board of directors at MediCinema. He is currently advising the government on fuel poverty and energy policy. Prior to that, Paul served in executive/management positions with Genesis Capital Corporation, Centrica plc, and Gartmore Investment Management. Learn more about Paul Massara on Crunchbase…

Electron is accelerating the energy industry’s transition to Net Zero by making granular, market-based interactions possible. Read more aboutElectron on Crunchbase…

Joshua Wohle

Co-Founder and Advisor @ SuperAwesome

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SuperAwesome offers kid-safe tools and technology for the children’s digital media ecosystem. Read more aboutSuperAwesome on Crunchbase…

Mark Woods

Chief Technical Advisor, EMEA @ Splunk

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As Chief Technical Advisor, EMEA Mark provides advice and guidance to executive teams, policy makers and boards; helping organisations to get more value from data. Before joining Splunk Mark co-founded AMPLYFI and as CTO created and scaled the start-up’s proprietary AI analytics technology. He has also worked commercialising novel integrated hardware/software solutions at British Telecom (BT), Bentley and for various energy firms. Mark spent the first decade of his career as a British Army Engineering Officer, specialising in new technology introduction, strategic planning and spending time in hot and cold places that would not be on most people’s bucket-list. Learn more about Mark Woods on Crunchbase…

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David Pritchard

Advisor @

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David Pritchard serves as an advisor of David was Founder and Managing Director of OpenTable Europe. David has enjoyed a 30 year transatlantic career as a senior operating executive in primarily US based software before becoming an angel investor. Learn more about David Pritchard on Crunchbase… is an online marketplace that matches busy people with local, trusted cleaners. Read more on Crunchbase…

Tyler Christie

Founder, Independent Interim Executive and Advisor @ Natural Capital Advisors

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Jamie Brooker

Founder & Strategic Advisor @ Kahoot!

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Jamie Brooker is the Founder & Strategic Advisor at Kahoot! Learn more about Jamie Brooker on Crunchbase…

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Jon Kamaluddin

Venture Advisor @ Felix Capital

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Jon Kamaluddin was international director at online retailer ASOS from 2009 to 2013 after having spent five years as CFO. In his role as international director, Kamaluddin led ASOS global expansion, including the U.S., Russia, China, Germany, and Australia, which helped ASOS grow its overseas sales to almost 60 percent of its overall sales. He also served as a member of ASOS Board of Directors. Learn more about Jon Kamaluddin on Crunchbase…

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Mark Whittaker

Corporate Advisor @ Parkwalk Advisors

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Mark Whittaker joined Parkwalk Advisors as Corporate Advisor in 2012. Learn more about Mark Whittaker on Crunchbase…

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Nick Thain

Strategic Advisor to CEO @ 85 Degrees Renewable

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85 Degrees is a renewable energy business formed to identify and develop high-quality geothermal projects. Read more about85 Degrees Renewable on Crunchbase…

Mike Ullmann

Advisor @ Prodigy Finance

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Michael Ullmann has been involved in more than 40 different entrepreneurial businesses in various capacities; always as a shareholder. His main focus has been on turnarounds in the bakery business and engineering. He has served as chairman of the board for more than a dozen companies. He is currently chairman of Prodigy, an educational debt provider and an investor in H2O, a business in water management and Black Mountain Insulation, a company providing environmentally friendly house insulation; the first two have INSEAD CEO’s and the third has been primary financed via an INSEAD network. Michael was an affiliate professor in entrepreneurship at INSEAD from 1987-2005 where he helped the Entrepreneurship Department develop into one of the most vital and popular departments in the school. Michael has backed many of his former students in their own business ventures and continues to be a mentor to several companies. He has written many cases and articles on Entrepreneurship. He has an MA from St Catherine’s College, Oxford and an MBA from INSEAD. He has been a fellow of St Catherine’s since 2004. Apart from his main hobby and passion, business, Michael enjoys games of skill and chance, along with outdoor pursuits such as shooting, sailing, skiing and golf. Learn more about Mike Ullmann on Crunchbase…

Prodigy Finance provides postgraduate student loans to international students to attend a top school. Read more aboutProdigy Finance on Crunchbase…

Simon Edelstyn

Sr. Advisor Publisher Development & Strategy @ Outbrain

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Simon is Managing Director of ROKT’s European, Middle East and African markets and is focused on growing and expanding all elements of the ROKT business within the region. Previously, Edelstyn served as Managing Director (MD) of Outbrain’s European operation where he was responsible for domestic and international business development, sales strategy, market intelligence and product development. Before that he was Google’s Director of Syndication, a post that saw Edelstyn establish and manage partnerships with top-tier ISP, content sites and portals across Europe for the syndication of search and monetisation services. Simon is based in London. Learn more about Simon Edelstyn on Crunchbase…

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Ian Hamilton

Advisor @ Tessian

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A serial entrepreneur, NED, mentor and Angel Investor, with experience across a wide range of international business sectors, having started businesses in the US and Australia. Ian has strong general management, corporate finance and strategy skills, which he brings to a portfolio of current NED roles. Learn more about Ian Hamilton on Crunchbase…

Tessian creates a Human Layer Security that helps people work without security disruptions getting in the way. Read more aboutTessian on Crunchbase…

John Fogelin

Advisor @ EVRYTHNG

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EVRYTHNG develops an IoT platform for consumer product brands, articulating data with real-time insights for billions of things. Read more aboutEVRYTHNG on Crunchbase…

Narinder Singh Mahil

Offshore Outsourcing Advisor & Consultant for SMEs @ Virtual Employee

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Ed Vaizey

Advisor @ NEC Corporation

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Ed Vaizey MP was appointed Minister of State at the Department for Culture, Media and Sport and the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, with responsibility for digital industries on 15 July 2014. He is the Conservative MP for Wantage and Didcot. Learn more about Ed Vaizey on Crunchbase…

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Marshall W. Parke

Advisor @ Lexington Partners

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Mr. Parke is primarily engaged in the origination and evaluation of secondary purchases of non-U.S. private equity and alternative investments, and non-U.S. equity co-investments. Learn more about Marshall W. Parke on Crunchbase…

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Janet Williams

Director & Principal Advisor @ CybSafe

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Janet helps us keep the bigger picture on Cyber Security. in perspective. Janet, a former Chief Police Officer in the Metropolitan Police Service, held the National Law Enforcement Portfolio for Cyber-Crime 2008 – 2012. She developed the first police E-Crime Unit and was the Law Enforcement Lead engaged in writing the first UK Cyber Security Strategy in the Cabinet Office. She was the government Law-Enforcement Lead for Cyber-Crime for the 2012 Olympic Games taking her place at COBR. And in 2013, as a Non-Executive Director of Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs, she helped develop the organisation’s cyber security strategy. She is currently the National Security Adviser to the Security Committee of Qatar, where she advises on the development of Qatar’s cyber security capability and response. Janet works to enhance SME cyber security across the UK through her work as President of the Cross-sector Safety & Security (CSSC) charity. She is also a member of the Information Assurance Advisory Council (IAAC). Learn more about Janet Williams on Crunchbase…

CybSafe is a behavioural security platform. It transforms the way you manage people-related cyber risk. Read more aboutCybSafe on Crunchbase…

Jason Downes

Advisor @ Frontier Ventures

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Jason Downes is a Consultant of International Finance Corporation. Previously, Jason Downes served as an Senior Investment Officer at International Finance Corporation for seven years. Previously, he co-founded and served as General Director and Chief Investment Officer at ru-Net Holdings for five years. Prior to joining ru-Net, he held senior positions in the investment banking divisions of United Financial Group, Renaissance Capital and Credit Lyonnais. Jason Downes has nearly 20 years of dedicated technology, media and telecom industry experience in venture capital, private equity and capital markets banking, primarily in Russia/CIS, India, and Sub-Saharan Africa. He serves as an Advisory Board Member of Frontier Ventures. He served on the Boards of Yandex, Ozon, and Vested Development Inc. Jason Downes graduated in Actuarial Science from City University, London (1986-1989). Learn more about Jason Downes on Crunchbase…

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Simon Yun-Farmbrough

Member of Advisory Board @ Creamfinance

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Simon has a proven track record of envisioning, leading and delivering growth initiatives in a number of financial companies. In addition to leading the IPO of Egg, the first digital bank in United Kingdom, Simon has more than 20 years of consultancy experience within financial services. He is also a member of the Investment Committee of the world’s oldest scientific society, The Royal Society. Simon joined the Advisory Board of Creamfinance to facilitate the growth of the company. Learn more about Simon Yun-Farmbrough on Crunchbase…

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Alex Stephany

Board Advisor @ JustPark

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Alex Stephany is the Founder and CEO of Beam. Previously, he was CEO of JustPark and remains a Board Advisor. He is the author of The Business of Sharing, published by Macmillan, and an expert on the sharing economy. Before working in startups, he worked at a niche strategy consultancy and trained as a corporate lawyer at Clifford Chance LLP. He holds a Double First Class Honours Degree from Oxford University. Learn more about Alex Stephany on Crunchbase…

JustPark is a parking app reinventing parking for the digital era. Read more aboutJustPark on Crunchbase…

Doug Oppenheim

Non Executive Director – Advisor @ RwHealth

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Doug is a Managing Partner of Fram Investment Partners. He moved into private equity in 2002 having previously worked at Dresdner Kleinwort Benson and Merrill Lynch. A significant proportion of Doug’s career has been focused on investing in and building businesses in healthcare. With interests spanning both the clinical and digital domains, Doug is passionate about the power of technology to transform both health outcomes and the affordability of care. He currently serves on the board of Healthcare at Home, which with 200,000 patients is the UK’s largest provider of complex clinical care in the home; he previously served on the board of Dedalus, one of Europe’s largest health software groups. Doug graduated from Cambridge University with first class honours. He has travelled extensively in the polar regions and has skied to the South Pole. He serves as Chairman of the British Exploring Society, a youth development charity established in 1932. Learn more about Doug Oppenheim on Crunchbase…

RwHealth is a provider of healthcare ML and AI driven patient flow, predictive analytics and insights platform in the UK, US and AUZ. Read more aboutRwHealth on Crunchbase…

Tim McSweeney

Senior Advisor @ Inogesis

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Tim is a founding member of Inogesis. He is responsible for the business strategy and process design, business development, special projects design, development and management support. Tim joined Inogesis in early 2017 after supporting the company as an advisor. He has over 15+ years’ experience in business analytics and information design, in the healthcare, media and non-profit sectors. Tim is also Partner of Restoration Partners and previously worked at GLL where he supported a partnership between GLL and the NHS in designing, implementing and operating a patient referral scheme. Learn more about Tim McSweeney on Crunchbase…

Inogesis is a collaboration platform designed to drive impact between SME innovators and corporates. Read more aboutInogesis on Crunchbase…

Clive Sykes

Senior Advisor @ Second Estates

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Bringing alternative finance to the fast growing short term rental sector. Read more aboutSecond Estates on Crunchbase…

Claudia Trauffler

EU Policy Advisor @ British Bankers Association

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Claudia joined the BBA in November 2013 as EU Policy Advisor. Prior to this she worked for an MEP in Brussels and in the European Parliament office in London. Claudia holds a Master degree in International Relations from the London School of Economics. Learn more about Claudia Trauffler on Crunchbase…

The BBA is the leading trade association for the UK banking sector with more than 230 member banks headquartered in over 50 countries Read more aboutBritish Bankers Association on Crunchbase…

Ismail Malik

Advisor @ Celsius Network

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‘Ish’ has over 20 years experience in Technology related startups and entrepreneurship covering Asset Management, Cryptocurrencies, Mobile Payments in the City of London and Emerging Markets working with leading firms such as Vodafone, Cellnet and News International. Ish was the founder of the world’s first Blockchain Lab and first ‘DLT’ company within Level 39 in Canary Wharf (world’s largest Fintech accelerator). Learn more about Ismail Malik on Crunchbase…

Celsius Network is a blockchain-based lending platform that is accessible through a free mobile app. Read more aboutCelsius Network on Crunchbase…

Doug Swanson

Strategic Advisor and Board Member @ Malwarebytes

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Doug Swanson is the Vice President of Development at Malwarebytes. Along with CEO and founder Marcin Kleczynski, Doug got his start in online anti-malware communities, helping to keep the malware forces of darkness at bay. He joined Malwarebytes in 2008 and built most of the original technology in Malwarebytes Anti-Malware, including the core scanning engine, kernel-level detection and removal technology, and the realtime protection module. Doug currently manages all client development at Malwarebytes and supervises the ever-growing development team. Doug holds a B.S. in Physics from Yale University, and an M.S. in Physics from Princeton University. Learn more about Doug Swanson on Crunchbase…

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Julian J. Kaljuvee

Advisor @ EstateGuru

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Nick Hughes

Advisors @ DFS Lab

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Earlier, Nick set up an innovation fund within Vodafone to target opportunities in mobile services. He holds a PhD In Applied Science, and has an MBA with distinction from London Business School. Learn more about Nick Hughes on Crunchbase…

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Kieran Arasaratnam

Member Of The Board Of Advisors, Module Leader: Blockchain and Applications, & Professor of Practice @ Imperial College Business School

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Paul Field

Board Member, Advisor and Investor @ Inn Style Ltd

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CEO EMEA, TouchCast. Partner, bMuse. Director, Higgaboom. Advisor, Dugout. Advisor to Amaliah and Lead Investor. Board Member and Investor, Inn Style Ltd. Investor, The Memo. Ignite Accelerator Investor and Mentor. Free Word Board Member. Consultant. Ex Daily Mail executive Learn more about Paul Field on Crunchbase…

Inn Style is an intelligent, easy-to-use property management system for hotels, inns, B&Bs and self-catering properties. Read more aboutInn Style Ltd on Crunchbase…

David Grainger

Chief Scientific Advisor @ Medicxi Ventures

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Prior to co-founding Medicxi Ventures, David was a venture partner with Index Ventures for four years, having joined the life sciences team in 2012.On behalf of Index, David co-founded Epsilon-3 Bio, Methusalah Health, and XO1 (acquired by Janssen Pharmaceuticals) among other companies. Before joining Index, he founded Funxional Therapeutics and the out-sourced drug developers Total Scientific and RxCelerate. Prior to that, David led an internationally-recognised research group in Cambridge University’s Department of Medicine, where he published more than 80 first author papers in leading journals including Nature, Science and Nature Medicine. David is the Chair of the Translation Awards Committee of the British Heart Foundation. He ran a widely-read blog on life sciences-related topics, DrugBaron, before moving his writings to, where he is a Contributor.David has over 150 patents and patent applications in his name, and holds MA and PhD degrees in Natural Sciences from the University of Cambridge Learn more about David Grainger on Crunchbase…

Medicxi is a life sciences-focused investment firm. Read more aboutMedicxi Ventures on Crunchbase…

Giles Mackay

Advisor @ Hometrack

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Mr. Giles Mackay is the Principal of the Assettrust Companies. Mr. Mackay founded Hometrack in 1999. Mr. Mackay served as Chief Executive Officer of Hometrack Data Systems Limited. He started the first of the Assettrust companies in 1987 and involved in the corporate property sale and leaseback market. In 2002, he founded Assettrust Housing and delivered 624 shared ownership homes across the country without the aid of government grant. Most recently, Mr. Mackay in partnership with Stephen West and Paul Daniel completed a the sale of a residential property in Chelsea, which is among the largest residential real-estate deals in the UK. Mr. Mackay stil erves as Chairman of Hometrack Data Systems Limited. He was a Barrister. Learn more about Giles Mackay on Crunchbase…

Hometrack publishes market insight and analysis of residential property trends in the UK Read more aboutHometrack on Crunchbase…

Martin Sheehan

Senior Advisor @ Portland Communications

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We design and deliver communications strategies for some of the world’s highest profile organisations, governments and individuals. Read more aboutPortland Communications on Crunchbase…

Tom Brammar

Advisor @ Stocktwits

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Simon Greenman

Advisor, formerly Venture Partner @ DN Capital

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Simon Greenman has over twenty years of leading digital transformations through technology, data science, and AI. He is co-founder and partner in Best Practice AI, a London based AI executive advisory with a leading library of AI use cases and case studies. Earlier in his career, Simon was a co-founder of, one of the first internet brands. He has over ten years as a chief digital officer leading transformations of media companies for private equity. He has also consulted or worked for HomeAdvisor Europe, AOL, Bowers & Wilkins, and Accenture. Simon is highly active in the AI startup community. He is an AI entrepreneur in Resident at Seedcamp, co-president of the Harvard Business School Alumni Angels of London, and an advisor and former venture partner at DN Capital. He holds an MBA from the Harvard Business School and a BA in computing and artificial intelligence from the University of Sussex. Learn more about Simon Greenman on Crunchbase…

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Greg Reeve

Advisory Board Member @ Growth Street

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Greg is the CEO for TranssNet Payments, a new entrant into the African Payments scene, backed by Transsion Holdings, Mediatek and NetEase. TranssNet is introducing a full suite of financial services, accessed directly from and embedded in the handset, providing an out of the box experience. Transsion Holdings are the manufacturers of Tecno, Itel and Infinix mobile Phones. In the African Business most admired Brands in Africa 2018 they were ranked 7, 16 & 28 – three brands in the top thirty! NetEase is valued at $43Bn and is China’s largest games company. Learn more about Greg Reeve on Crunchbase…

Growth Street is fast, flexible overdrafts for growing businesses. Read more aboutGrowth Street on Crunchbase…

Dougie Anscombe-Stephen

UK Advisory Leader @ Nordcloud

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Jean-Michel Paul

Co-Founder and Chief Scientific Advisor @ AkinovA

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AkinovA: an electronic marketplace for the transfer and trading of (re)insurance risks. Read more aboutAkinovA on Crunchbase…

Martin Keegan

Member of the Advisory Council @ Foundation for Information Policy Research

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I’m in my 30s and live in London or Cambridge, England, where I studied law and linguistics. A lot of my growing up however was done in Australia, where I was born. I am interested in languages, history, economics (particularly of information systems), computing and politics (I have been closely involved in campaigns against ID cards and the over-extension of copyright laws). I am very easily sidetracked by the philosophy of language and philosophy of law, particularly where they intersect and when I am not working in the IT industry, drinking too much or campaigning, I am trying to write a book on the comparative history of Westminster-style democratic constitutions. Learn more about Martin Keegan on Crunchbase…

The Foundation for Information Policy Research (FIPR) is the leading think tank for Internet policy in Britain. Read more aboutFoundation for Information Policy Research on Crunchbase…

Lindsey Armstrong

Advisor @

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Lindsey Armstrong joined in March 2015, bringing nearly 30 years of experience in global technology sales leadership and management. Lindsey is guiding the company into its next phase of growth and global expansion, starting with Europe. She is responsible for establishing operations abroad and hiring an executive team. Before joining, Lindsey spent more than four years with Salesforce, where she built growth engines in Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA), as well as Latin America and Asia-Pacific. She previously held numerous executive positions with Oracle, Veritas and Symantec, driving substantial growth in international revenues and scaling capabilities across multiple countries. Lindsey is a proven, world-class executive with a track record of excellence. During her time with Veritas, which was acquired by Symantec in 2005, EMEA revenues skyrocketed from $20 million to more than $2 billion. Lindsey serves on the board of directors for SalesHood and Bluewolf. Learn more about Lindsey Armstrong on Crunchbase…

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Simon Jones

Member of the Advisory Board @ Chime Communications PLC

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Simon specialises in strategic communications and reputation management for governments, corporations, organisations and individuals around the world. Over the course of the last 20 years he has advised chief executives and chairs of global organisations, in addition to managing complex and global communications campaigns for some of the world’s leading brands (including Barclays, BBC, BSkyB, Coca Cola, Facebook, Vodafone). Simon is a lead consultant advising clients across Chime with expertise spanning international relations, communications strategy, crisis communications and reputation management. Learn more about Simon Jones on Crunchbase…

Chime is an international communications and sports marketing group. Read more aboutChime Communications PLC on Crunchbase…

Dimitris Tsitsiragos

Senior Advisor Emerging Markets @ PIMCO

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Dimitris Tsitsiragos leads IFC’s investments and advisory services across 52 countries with over 800 staff, and oversees an integrated strategy that aims to create jobs, plug infrastructure gaps, increase access to finance, and tackle climate change. Before taking on his role as Vice President, Dimitris Tsitsiragos was the Director of the Middle East, North Africa and Southern Europe department in IFC, where he developed a strategy to support the region’s private sector in the wake of the Arab Spring. During his tenure, he oversaw several important initiatives, including the education for employment (e4e) in the Arab World program, which brings together public and private providers of education and private companies to improve the quality of education in the region. Dimitris Tsitsiragos also helped launch the Arab Financing Facility for Infrastructure, which supports much-needed infrastructure projects and kick-started a facility expected to channel over $500 million to smaller businesses in the Middle East and North Africa region. Dimitris Tsitsiragos has extensive experience in several sectors including manufacturing and oil & gas. Prior to joining the Middle East and North Africa region, he directed the Global Manufacturing and Services (GMS) department of IFC which was responsible for IFC’s activities in the areas of tourism, retail and property development; construction materials; the forest products chain; life sciences; and energy-efficient machinery. During his time with GMS, Dimitris Tsitsiragos refined the strategic focus of the department, emphasizing IFC’s global expertise in select sectors, thus helping IFC clients to increase their international competitiveness. In addition to his experience in the Middle East and North Africa, Dimitris Tsitsiragos has worked in South Asia, and Central and Eastern Europe, where he held several leadership positions. He spent two years based in New Delhi as IFC’s Director of the South Asia department, where he doubled commitments for the region in all sectors; doubled IFC’s portfolio in India; and significantly improved regional profitability as a result of decreased non-performing assets and the successful execution of an equity divestiture strategy. Before his South Asia assignment, Dimitris Tsitsiragos served as Manager of New Investments for IFC’s Eastern/Central Europe region and Manager of IFC’s Oil & Gas division. Learn more about Dimitris Tsitsiragos on Crunchbase…

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Nick Bliss

Senior Advisor @ Oxford Capital Partners

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Nick is a senior adviser to our Infrastructure investment team. Until May 2016 Nick was a senior partner at Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer. He worked at Freshfields for more than 30 years, including 21 years as a partner. Throughout his partnership he was heavily involved in infrastructure markets in the UK, across the EU and further afield, including the Middle East, Asia and North America. He is a well-known figure in the infrastructure market having acted for governments, developers, infrastructure funds and direct investors, banks, arrangers and export credit agencies. He made his name as an innovator in the early days of PFI and has subsequently been involved in the development and globalisation of the PPP and other infrastructure models. By background a project financier, since the rise of infrastructure as a recognised investment class in the early 2000s, Nick has used his understanding of the market and its project structures to facilitate the entry of institutional and other investors into the regulated and unregulated infrastructure and utility markets. Nick is the executive chairmanship of a company owned by three infrastructure funds which holds the concession to build and maintain major developments to two teaching hospitals. He is a trustee of The London School of Architecture, a new architectural school offering an alternative postgraduate route into the profession. Nick is a graduate of Corpus Christi College Cambridge where he read Law. Learn more about Nick Bliss on Crunchbase…

Oxford Capital is a technology venture capital investor based in London and Oxford. Read more aboutOxford Capital Partners on Crunchbase…

Bill Richardson

Medical Advisor @ NDA Regulatory Service GmbH

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Bill Richardson qualified in medicine in 1980, and subsequently trained as an anaesthetist. He took up his first post in the pharmaceutical industry as a Medical Adviser in 1987. The next 15 years were spent in the industry in Medical Affairs, Clinical Development, and Pharmacovigilance. He joined the Medicines Control Agency (now MHRA) in 2002 and had responsibility for monitoring the safety of “black triangle” products; signal generation and assessment; pharmacovigilance assessment for CHM, PRAC and CHMP; assessment of licence variations; assessment of Periodic Safety Update Reports and Risk Management Plans; and assessment of advertising. He left the MHRA in 2014 to become a pharmacovigilance consultant for NDA Group. Learn more about Bill Richardson on Crunchbase…

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Julian Lennon

Advisor @ Pixhug

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John Charles Julian Lennon , known simply as Julian Lennon ( Liverpool , 8 April 1963 ), is a singer-songwriter and guitarist British . Julian is the eldest son of the former lead singer and guitarist of the Beatles John Lennon , and the only son of his first wife, Cynthia Powell. Learn more about Julian Lennon on Crunchbase…

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Yann Gindre

Deputy Chairman and Head of Advisory board @ Akoni Hub

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Advisory Board Member, bringing international finance and diverse experience servicing corporate banking clients. Senior executive with global experience In Corporate Investment Banking, Hedge Funds with a front to back experience. Previous roles from 2004 to late 2012, include CEO Natixis, The Americas & CEO Natixis UK, Chairman of the New York and London Executive committees, Chairman of Natixis Alternative assets. Yann has been a financial consultant and a Director at UNPRI until 2015. Between 1988 and 2004 he was MD Global Head of DCM at JP Morgan Chase, UBS and Barclays Capital and Global Head of Markets at Commerzbank. Yann Gindre holds an MBA from London Business School. Learn more about Yann Gindre on Crunchbase…

Akoni provides simple cash management tools for individuals and SMEs. Read more aboutAkoni Hub on Crunchbase…

Ruth Cairnie

Member of the Advisory Board @ Rotterdam School of Management Erasmus University

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Appointed to the Board in September 2014 Member of Nominations and Governance Committee, Remuneration Committee, Science and Technology Committee Ruth Cairnie was formerly Executive Vice President Strategy & Planning at Royal Dutch Shell Plc, where she held a number of senior international roles, including managing the Global Commercial Fuels business. She served on the boards of Shell Pakistan Ltd and joint venture companies in Germany and Thailand. Ruth graduated in Joint Honours Mathematics & Physics from Bristol University and then took a Masters in Advanced Studies, Maths, at Cambridge University. Ruth is currently a Non-Executive Director of Associated British Foods plc and Keller Group plc. She is also a member of the Advisory Board of the Rotterdam School of Management. She has joined the POWERful Women board as industry chair. Learn more about Ruth Cairnie on Crunchbase…

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Ruben Pita

Legal Advisor @ European Medicines Agency

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The European Medicines Agency (EMA) is a decentralised agency of the European Union (EU), located in London. Read more aboutEuropean Medicines Agency on Crunchbase…

Anton Kaszubowski

Advisory Board Member @ Betfect

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Antony Sheriff

Member of the Advisory Board @ AeroMobil

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Artemi Krymski

Advisor @ GetVape

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Artemi Krymski works as a Co-Founder at MailMinute Corporation. Learn more about Artemi Krymski on Crunchbase…

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Cameron Wall

Non-Exc Director (Technology Advisor) @ SkyBuys

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A leader and innovator in the Digital and Mobile space working on cutting edge projects both in Australia and overseas. I have worked for over 20 years in ICT and helped pioneer the Internet in Australia via Pegasus Networks in the early 90’s and Mobile data in the late 90’s. Today I spend most of my time as a Creative Technologist operating and helping various companies in designing, building and marketing various Mobile marketing, content, applications and platforms both here in Australia and globally. I am a born and bred Manly (Sydney) boy who loves surfing, sailing, rugby, people & wireless technology. Learn more about Cameron Wall on Crunchbase…

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Andrew Rice

Scientific Advisor @ Spinifex Pharmaceuticals

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Andrew is Professor of Pain Research at Imperial College London and Honorary Consultant in Pain Medicine at Chelsea and Westminster Hospital. He undertakes research and clinical practice in neuropathic pain, focussing on post herpetic neuralgia, peripheral nerve injury and HIV neuropathy. Andrew received his medical degree from the St. Mary’s Hospital Medical School in 1982 and his research doctorate from the St. Thomas’ Hospital Medical School (UMDS) in 1991. He underwent his specialist clinical training mainly in Oxford and at St Thomas’ Hospital, London. He is an author of more than 90 scientific publications, sits on the editorial boards of Pain and PLoS–Medicine and is lead editor of the four volume “Textbook of Clinical Pain Management”. He is currently Chair-elect (previously Secretary) of the International Association for the Study of Pain Special Interest Group on Neuropathic Pain ( Andrew is Administrative Director of the Wellcome Trust funded London Pain Consortium ( and the academic lead for the animal models work package on the EU Innovative Medicines Initiative grant “Europain”. He is also the link person between Europain and the corresponding US Food and Drugs Administration Critical Path Initiative: Analgesic Clinical Trial Innovations, Opportunities and Networks (ACTION). He was the Michael Cousins lecturer at the Australian and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists (2009) and Covino Lecturer at Harvard University (2008).Andrew led the protocol development team for the Phase 2 clinical trial of EMA401 in post herpetic neuralgia patients and, given his clinical leadership in the area of neuropathic pain, helps guide the overall development of EMA401. Learn more about Andrew Rice on Crunchbase…

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Sir Peter Thompson

Investor and Advisor @ RAIS

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The Customer Intelligence Business – helping D2C brands grow the value of their customers faster. Read more aboutRAIS on Crunchbase…

Sergiy Lesyk

Co-founder and advisor @ Agroxy

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Gordon Tees

Advisor and Investor @ Mailzinger Ltd

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Gordon Tees is founder and a board director of PNC ( Formerly the Systems Manager at Goldman Sachs Europe, Tees left Goldman to found PNC (Premier Networks Consulting Ltd) in 1992. PNC came to prominence by supplying cutting-edge technology solutions to the Banking, Finance, Insurance and Media sectors. It notably won Deloitte’s Fast 50 Award two years in a row ( in 1997 and 1998. Tees sold his controlling stake in PNC, by then PNC (UK) plc, in 2001. He joined Lehman Brothers in 2001 and bolstered management in the aftermath of the 9/11 attack which destroyed Lehman’s technology offices in the World Trade Center. He stayed with Lehman for over four years, initially responsible for the Investment Banking, Wealth & Asset Management and Private Client Services technology divisions. Latterly he relocated to New York as Global Head of Finance Technology, responsible for the financial records of the entire company. Following Lehman, Gordon Tees returned to PNC ( as Board Director where he focuses on a number of online technology investments, providing them with management and technical expertise and, where required, financing. Learn more about Gordon Tees on Crunchbase…

Mailzinger provides users with enhanced privacy, protection and control over their email conversations. Read more aboutMailzinger Ltd on Crunchbase…

Crispin Lowery

Board Advisor @ Qudini – Retail Choreography

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Retail Choreography solutions to transforming customer experience, operations and data for retailers and banks. Read more aboutQudini – Retail Choreography on Crunchbase…

Bridget Mastrocola

Investor & Advisor @ HeySuccess

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The default platform for international student mobility. Read more aboutHeySuccess on Crunchbase…

Howard Dray

Technical Advisor @ Nispera

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Nick Tong

Technical Advisor @ Unmind

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Often referred to as a “geek that can speak” Nick is a technologist with engaging communications skills. He is an entrepreneur with specialist experience in management information systems and product innovation. With other 15 years of technical experience Nick has worked with brands such as the NHS, Courvoisier, RSPCA, Publicis, Vodafone, Fixnetix, HomeTrack and the BBC. Nick has gained an exceptional ability in interpreting technology enablers and formulating digital strategies to fulfil business objectives. His experience includes: CTO and Co-Founder of Compare and Share, the worlds 1st marketplace focussing on the Sharing Economy; and founder of Tizuni Digital a full service digital agency specialising in information systems and product development. Learn more about Nick Tong on Crunchbase…

Unmind is a B2B mental health platform providing clinically-backed tools and training. Read more aboutUnmind on Crunchbase…

Patrick Jeffrey

Head of Advisory, UK @ Contagious Communications

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Contagious helps brands and advertising agencies understand and adapt to shifts in marketing, consumer culture and technology. Read more aboutContagious Communications on Crunchbase…

Mike Payne

Member of Advisory Board @ Infinity Circle

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Infinity Circle is a digital wealth creation fintech platform. Read more aboutInfinity Circle on Crunchbase…

Terri Dowty

Advisor @ Foundation for Information Policy Research

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Terri Dowty is Advisor at Foundation for Information Policy Research. Learn more about Terri Dowty on Crunchbase…

The Foundation for Information Policy Research (FIPR) is the leading think tank for Internet policy in Britain. Read more aboutFoundation for Information Policy Research on Crunchbase…

Rob Haslam

Strategic Advisor – T5-Digital ID @

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Rob Haslam is an expert with 30 years of experience in the secure identity industry. Rob is responsible for TECH5 strategy and customer-focused business plan for T5-MobileID – latest company’s innovation. His industry experience includes leading companies in the secure ID document and biometrics space, including HID Global, where he was responsible for the world’s first mobile National ID, in Argentina. Learn more about Rob Haslam on Crunchbase…

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Chris Jones

Managing Director, Head of Investment Advisory @ bfinance UK

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Chris is Head of Investment Advisory at bfinance. He has over 20 years investment management experience with specialism in hedge funds, having previously spent 7 years as CIO of Key Asset Management, a multi-billion fund of hedge funds. He has also authored numerous academic papers on trading and risk management, and has written a book on Hedge Funds. Chris has an undergraduate degree in Mathematics from Oxford University and a PhD in Mathematical Finance from the Judge Business School at Cambridge University, where he is a Fellow, teaching postgraduate courses on hedge funds and risk management. Learn more about Chris Jones on Crunchbase…

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Tim Harper

Emerging Technologies Global Advisory Council @ The World Economic Forum

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Tim Harper is a Chief Executive Officer at Element 2. Learn more about Tim Harper on Crunchbase…

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Matthew Grant

Senior Advisor @ Cambridge Judge Business School

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Lord Rumi Verjee

Investor/Advisor @ ComplyAdvantage

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ComplyAdvantage provides AI-driven financial crime risk data and detection technology. Read more aboutComplyAdvantage on Crunchbase…

Chad Giussani

Head, Transaction Reporting, FM Compliance Advisory @ Standard Chartered Bank

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Standard Chartered Bank is an international banking group. Read more aboutStandard Chartered Bank on Crunchbase…

Bernhard Engelien

Managing Director & Co-Head of European Private Capital Advisory @ Greenhill & Co

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Bernhard Engelien is a Managing Director in Greenhill Secondary Advisory’s London office and advises institutional investors and fund managers on private equity secondary market transactions in the UK, Continental Europe and the Middle East. Prior to Cogent Partners’ acquisition by Greenhill, he was a Partner and member of the firm’s Executive Committee. Prior to joining Cogent Partners, Mr Engelien was an Associate Principal at McKinsey & Company where he served financial services companies and private equity firms on a broad range of strategy and corporate finance topics. He was also a leader of McKinsey’s European Banking & Securities practice. Mr Engelien started his career at Goldman Sachs in London covering the pan-European Business Services sector as an equity analyst. Mr Engelien holds a Master’s Degree in Economics from the University of St. Gallen, Switzerland, and a Master’s Degree in International Management from the Community of European Management Schools (CEMS). Learn more about Bernhard Engelien on Crunchbase…

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James Alexander

Advisory Board Member @ LANDBAY

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James has been one of the main revolutionaries of British financial services over the past decade. He radically transformed the notion of financial intermediation as co-founder and UK CEO of Zopa, the world’s first peer-to-peer lending platform. Prior to that, he was Strategy Director of Egg, the groundbreaking online bank, where he launched the company’s digital TV and mobile services and the UK’s first and most successful account aggregation service. James is currently a Partner of The Foundation, a leading growth and innovation consultancy, where he has worked with clients including M&S, O2, Just Giving, Barclaycard, Tesco, Eurostar, The Guardian, Save the Children, A&n Media, Friends Life, Old Mutual and HSBC. He is also a Trustee for the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB), a Trustee and former CEO of Green Thing and a Chair of GEN Community, an industrial provident society that delivers low carbon investments as well as social impact. Learn more about James Alexander on Crunchbase…

Landbay is a specialist Buy to Let mortgage lender using peer-to-peer technology to fund its loans. Read more aboutLANDBAY on Crunchbase…

Amit Kahana

Advisor @ Finiata

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Amit Kahana is a Chief Risk Officer with over 10 years of experience in SME lending, within Risk and Product Management. Amit has worked in Fintechs across the UK, US, Israel and Europe. Learn more about Amit Kahana on Crunchbase…

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Finbarr Joy

Senior Advisor @ Superbet

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Finbarr is Group CTO for Lebara Mobile, responsible for leading the technical strategy, development and operations for Platform, Network, Technology Innovation & IT as the group pursues its goal to be the ‘Digital Hub’ for the global migrant community. With over 15 years experience of technology ‘at the leading edge’, Finbarr is dedicated to helping organizations develop breakthrough business models powered by tech. His prior roles have included stints driving technology transformation at global operators such as William Hill and BT, and he also co-founded and ran a UK-wide e-commerce consulting company through the 2000’s. Finbarr’s early experiences included two years with Netscape, as a member of the team that brought the Internet to the world, and established the enduring model for digital innovation. Learn more about Finbarr Joy on Crunchbase…

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Niraj Dattani

Board Advisor @ Spacehive

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Niraj has been at Spacehive since the beginning of time. During his stint he has worked in almost every part of Spacehive, and now establishes and develops our partnerships. He also has a keen eye for projects that push the boundaries or make a big impact in communities. In his spare time, he is a local councillor in Harrow and also runs a football club. Pre-Spacehive, he studied Politics at university. He loves people and is always looking for ways to give them power and opportunities. He’s one to talk about anything, so if you see him about feel free to harass him. Learn more about Niraj Dattani on Crunchbase…

Spacehive is the world’s first funding platform for civic projects. Read more aboutSpacehive on Crunchbase…

David Armour

Scottish Enterprise High Growth Team Advisor @ VistaBee

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VistaBee is a digital content creation platform, operating across real estate, news, automotive, food and lifestyle markets. Read more aboutVistaBee on Crunchbase…

Tim Bowen

Advisor @ AFRICORI

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Tim Bowen has over 30 years experience in the entertainment business. Originally qualifying as a lawyer, he joined the Business Affairs team of CBS Records in 1976, and went on to head up Sony Music Publishing in New York. He later returned to London to become Managing Director of Columbia Records. Tim’s career then took him to Universal Music International and into the Chairman’s seat at BMG. Following the merger with Sony Music, Tim’s most recent corporate role ( until April 2008 ) was as COO of SonyBMG Music Entertainment Worldwide, where his notable dealings at SonyBMG included the acquisition of TV star Simon Cowell’s company, SYCO. Since returning to the UK, Tim has co-founded a new media and entertainment company, BPM Entertainment LTD. In addition he is a non-executive director of a select number of independent film and television companies. Learn more about Tim Bowen on Crunchbase…

AFRICORI is the leading pan-African digital music distributor Read more aboutAFRICORI on Crunchbase…

Robert Howes

CTO & Board Advisor @ Judopay

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Rob co-founded Algomi to build on a strong technology background engineering sophisticated solutions to complex problems. Drawn to opportunities where technology can be used to challenge the status quo, Rob has spent many years successfully leading the delivery of ambitious Fixed Income solutions, including Credit List Trading at UBS and more recently a first of its kind anonymous crossing platform for bonds. Rob holds a M. Eng. in Information Systems Engineering from Imperial College. Learn more about Robert Howes on Crunchbase…

Judopay is a mobile-first payments platform. Read more aboutJudopay on Crunchbase…

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