Top Influencers: 101 UK Founder and CEO’s To Follow in 2022

3 years ago

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

Taavet Hinrikus

Founder and CEO @ Wise

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Taavet Hinrikus is co-founder and CEO of TransferWise. Prior to starting TransferWise, Taavet was Skype’s director of strategy until 2008, starting as its first-ever employee. One of the World Economic Forum’s Tech Pioneers, Taavet is an adviser to Prime Minister of Estonia on the digital agenda. He’s also a mentor and angel investor; his investments include Tweetdeck, Mendeley, OMGPOP, Property Partner, Sunrise, Improbable and Mapillary. Learn more about Taavet Hinrikus on Crunchbase…

Wise is a money transfer service allowing private individuals and businesses to send money abroad without hidden charges. Read more aboutWise on Crunchbase…

Kristo Kaarmann

Founder and CEO @ Wise

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Kristo Kaarmann is the co-founder and CEO of TransferWise, a peer-to-peer international money transfer business. The business is the first of its kind: it allows regular people to access the real mid-market exchange rate by cutting out traditional banking fees altogether. It charges only a tiny, totally transparent service charge. Prior to starting TransferWise, Kristo was a management consultant with Deloitte Consulting and PricewaterhouseCoopers. He worked with European banks and insurers to modernise their processes and systems. Stunned by their inefficiency, he teamed up with Taavet Hinrikus, then Skype’s director of strategy, to develop an entirely new system for moving money across borders. Kristo started his first business, an online investments tracking portal in 1999, when he was 19. Although the service was popular at the time, it never turned a profit and was acquired a few years later for an undisclosed amount (read: very little). Kristo is also involved in the organisation of Young Scholar Grant, where grants are given out to the brightest prospective university students of Estonia to study abroad in Europe’s best universities. Learn more about Kristo Kaarmann on Crunchbase…

Wise is a money transfer service allowing private individuals and businesses to send money abroad without hidden charges. Read more aboutWise on Crunchbase…

Michelle You

Co-founder and CEO @ Supercritical

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Michelle You is the co-founder and CEO of Supercritical, a software platform fighting the climate crisis by helping businesses get to net zero. A former venture partner at LocalGlobe, where she focused on climate investments, Michelle is a repeat entrepreneur with a proven track record. As co-founder of Songkick, she grew the company to over 20 million monthly unique users and raised capital from Y Combinator, Index Ventures and Sequoia before exiting to Warner Music Group in 2017. Contact us through [email protected] Learn more about Michelle You on Crunchbase…

Supercritical is a software platform that helps businesses reach carbon net zero and tackle the climate crisis. Read more aboutSupercritical on Crunchbase…

Kumar Gaurav

Founder and CEO @ Cashaa

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Kumar is the Founder & CEO of Cashaa, a UK based neo-bank providing businesses access to crucial banking infrastructure. Cashaa is a community of more than 250 crypto businesses including the industry leaders making it the biggest crypto-friendly banking platform. Kumar started his career as an engineer by building navigation systems for Ferrari before pivoting into the FinTech space in 2014 to begin working on blockchain-powered innovations. In recognition of his pioneering work on blockchain technology, he was awarded extraordinary (O-1) status by the United States government in 2017 and got listed among the Top 100 Most Influential People in Blockchain in 2016-2018 by Rise global. As a thought leader in the Fintech space, he has been invited to numerous global forums, including Money 2020, TechCrunch Disrupt, the European Parliament and Ivy League universities. In 2017, he was also nominated among the ‘World’s Top 50 Innovators from the industries of the future in the UK. Learn more about Kumar Gaurav on Crunchbase…

Next Generation Banking Platform Read more aboutCashaa on Crunchbase…

William Shu

Co-Founder and CEO @ Deliveroo

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Will Shu founded Deliveroo in London in 2013, alongside his childhood friend Greg Orlowski. As the company’s first rider and CEO, Will has overseen the company grow at a phenomenal speed. Headquartered in London, with over 2,500 employees, Deliveroo now operates in over 500 towns and cities in 14 different markets across the globe. The company with over 80,000 restaurants and takeaways across the globe, while 130,000 individuals across all its markets made a delivery in 2018, helping make Deliveroo the best food delivery experience in the world. The company is considered a tech unicorn and is currently valued at over £1.5 billion. Will still enjoys regularly delivering food orders on his bike. Before Deliveroo, Will previously worked in finance as an analyst with SAC Capital, ESO Capital and Morgan Stanley in New York and London. Learn more about William Shu on Crunchbase…

Deliveroo is an online food delivery service that allows users to order restaurant meals using the web and mobile. Read more aboutDeliveroo on Crunchbase…

Nick D’Aloisio

Co-founder and CEO @ Sphere (Acquired by Twitter)

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Nick D’Aloisio is an English computer programmer and internet entrepreneur. He is best known as the inventor of Summly, which is a summarization and artificial intelligence technology developed with SRI International. D’Aloisio has been recognised as the youngest person to receive a round of venture capital in technology from a Billionaire, at just 15 years of age. As of March 2013, Summly was sold to Yahoo for a reported $30 million US dollars making him one of the youngest self-made millionaires ever. D’Aloisio was awarded “Innovator of the Year” in New York City by the Wall Street Journal for his work on Summly and at Yahoo. D’Aloisio was also included in TIME Magazine’s ‘Time 100’ as one of the world’s most influential teenagers, as well as being profiled in their “Secrets of Genius” Publication. D’Aloisio currently leads the critically acclaimed Yahoo News Digest, which launched at CES 2014 and won the 2014 Apple Design Award at WWDC for its technological and product excellence. He is also an undergraduate student at Hertford College, Oxford University, where he is studying Computer Science and Philosophy, and is the “Entrepreneur in Residence” at Airbnb. Learn more about Nick D’Aloisio on Crunchbase…

Now part of Twitter! Sphere is a community chat app turns groups into close, vibrant, purposeful and productive communities, instantly! Read more aboutSphere (Acquired by Twitter) on Crunchbase…

Norris Koppel

Founder and CEO @ Monese

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Norris Koppel is CEO & Founder of Monese, a service which enables customers to open a UK banking account in a matter of minutes, using a mobile app. Monese’s breakthrough technology can validate the identity of customers in real time. This enables the company to offer accounts to the hundreds of thousands of expats and migrants who find it slow and painful to open bank accounts with major banks across Europe. Monese’s fully-featured UK current account comes with cheap global payments and a contactless debit card. Norris founded Monese after his first-hand experience of the hassle involved with opening a bank account in a new country. Prior to starting Monese, he built multiple FinTech companies in the UK. Learn more about Norris Koppel on Crunchbase…

Monese is a digital banking option that provides mobile-only, multi-currency accounts in countries across the European Economic Area. Read more aboutMonese on Crunchbase…

Ali Parsa

Founder and CEO @ Babylon

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Ali is an entrepreneur and engineer. He built Circle to become Europe’s largest partnership of clinicians, achieving around £200M in annual revenue, 3000 employees and a successful IPO, all during an economic recession. He was named by The Times as among the 100 global people to watch, and was the recipient of the Royal Award for young entrepreneurs for founding V&G earlier in his career. Ali is a UK Cabinet Office Ambassador and has a PhD in engineering Physics. Learn more about Ali Parsa on Crunchbase…

Babylon is a world leading, digital-first, value-based care company. Read more aboutBabylon on Crunchbase…

Paul Taylor

Founder and CEO @ Thought Machine

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Paul is a serial entrepreneur specialising in speech, language and artificial intelligence. In 2006, he co-founded Phonetic Arts, which developed speech software for the games industry. Phonetic Arts was acquired by Google in 2010, and Paul worked at Google as head of the text-to-speech group and as a research scientist until leaving in 2013. 2004-2006 Paul was a visiting lecturer at Cambridge University, working and teaching in the Engineering department. During this time, he wrote Text-to-Speech synthesis, widely regarded as the definitive book in the field. In 2000, Paul co-founded Rhetorical Systems which was the world leader in text-to-speech. Rhetorical was acquired by Nuance in 2004. From 1989-2000, Paul was at Edinburgh University, where he gained his PhD, worked as a post-doc, tenured lecturer and eventually director of the Centre for Speech Technology Research. He is author of more than 80 academic papers. Learn more about Paul Taylor on Crunchbase…

Thought Machine is a Fintech company that builds cloud-native technology to revolutionize core banking. Read more aboutThought Machine on Crunchbase…

Doug Monro

Co-Founder and CEO @ Adzuna

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Doug was most recently COO of property portal Zoopla. From 2008 he led the growth of the team from 5 to 75 people and the site to number 2 in UK property with 5M visitors a month, organically and through acquisitions. Previously he was MD of, the UK’s largest classified ads site, where he built the team and business through a fun growth ramp after acquisition by eBay in 2005. Prior to Gumtree, Doug worked for eBay UK, Bain & Company, Unilever and also as an entrepreneur. Doug has a BA in English from Cambridge, an MBA from Kellogg, and hates to admit he is a qualified accountant. Learn more about Doug Monro on Crunchbase…

Adzuna is a smart search engine for job ads. Read more aboutAdzuna on Crunchbase…

Aljoša Jenko

Founder and CEO @ Httpool

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Aljosa has fifteen years of experience as entrepreneur, CEO and co-founder of several media and technology companies across Europe, Asia and the United States. He has been responsible for strategic and corporate segments, fundraising, M&A, international expansion and partnerships. He is the Founder and CEO of Httpool, the leading Central and Eastern European cross channel advertising network he launched in 2000. Since 2008 Aljosa expanded the group from 5 to currently 17 international markets and played a crucial role in developing regional digital advertising markets and setting technology and industry standards. Aljosa obtained his MBA degree from Haas School of Business at UC Berkeley in 2007 and is a Kauffman Finalist. He is fluent in four languages, holder of black belt in Karate and licensed skipper and scuba diver. Learn more about Aljoša Jenko on Crunchbase…

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Zia Hayat

Founder and CEO @ Callsign

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Zia is Chairman, CEO and founder of Callsign. With a PhD in Information Systems Security from the University of Southampton, he has served in various roles in the cybersecurity industry. From research engineer at BAE Systems to internet banking security architect at Lloyds Bank. Zia oversees the overall direction and strategy of the company while contributing to innovation and design of the service. Learn more about Zia Hayat on Crunchbase…

Delivering digital trust through simple secure customer interactions Read more aboutCallsign on Crunchbase…

Damian Kimmelman

Founder and CEO @ Batelle

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Founder of Batelle, Co-founder of Founders Pledge, and DueDil Learn more about Damian Kimmelman on Crunchbase…

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Lior Shiff

Co-Founder and CEO @ Tripledot Studios

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Lior Shiff is a co-founder and the CEO of Tripledot Studios, co-founder and Chairman of On The Spot Development. and co-founder of Luna Labs. Until December 2015, he was Managing Director/CEO of Product Madness, which he co-founded in 2007. Lior spearheaded the successful sale of Product Madness to Aristocrat at the end of 2012. Product Madness is a leader in the Social Casino segment with revenues of $400m/year. Lior is an active advisor, speaker, ​and investor in the mobile games space. Previously, Lior worked at McKinsey & Co. and in The Israeli NSA, where he managed an R&D department of 40 engineers. Lior holds a BA degree in Computer Science, Accounting and an additional BA degree in Psychology all from the Tel Aviv University. He also holds an MBA from Stanford University. Learn more about Lior Shiff on Crunchbase…

Tripledot Studios is a mobile games studio. Read more aboutTripledot Studios on Crunchbase…

Asaf Peled

Founder and CEO @ Minute Media

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Asaf is the Chief Executive Officer of Minute Media, parent company of 90min. Asaf founded 90min in 2011as FTBpro. Since then, 90min has grown to be the world’s largest football media platform, driven by a contributor-driven model, and has expanded the brand throughout Europe, North America, South America and Asia. Asaf is involved in all aspects of Minute Media’s growth and operations, from product development to marketing and content. Prior to 90min, Asaf was the founder and Chief Marketing Officer at Top 7 International and also spent four years at Cisco Systems Israel where he was responsible for business development in the Israeli market. Asaf has a M.B.A. from The Wharton School at University of Pennsylvania and a bachelors of arts from Tel Aviv University. He resides in London and his favorite team is the San Antonio Spurs. Learn more about Asaf Peled on Crunchbase…

Minute Media is a media and technology brand focused on two main pillars—platform and content. Read more aboutMinute Media on Crunchbase…

Alexandre Dalyac

Co-Founder and CEO @ Tractable

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Alex Dalyac is co-founder & CEO of Tractable, an artificial intelligence company specialized in visual tasks for traditional industries. The company’s current focus is insurance and automotive, where its AI predicts the cost to repair a vehicle based on photos of the damage. Its products are used by leading insurers in Europe and North America. Tractable was spun off from Alex’s research at Imperial College London, where he led the Computing department’s first industrial application of deep learning. Prior to research, Alex was a hedge fund quant, and an early employee of Lazada (acq Alibaba $1.5B). Learn more about Alexandre Dalyac on Crunchbase…

Tractable is a software company that develops artificial intelligence for accident and disaster recovery. Read more aboutTractable on Crunchbase…

Nick Boyle

Founder and CEO @ Lightsource Renewable Energy

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In 2010, Nick founded Lightsource Renewable Energy, then just a six-person start-up, which quickly grew over 5 years to become Europe’s largest solar developer and operator and a recognised global leader. In his role as Group CEO, Nick’s dynamic leadership and vision has driven the company to tremendous success and in December 2017, Lightsource announced a strategic partnership with BP which has committed aggressively to accelerate the low carbon transition. The company has rebranded to Lightsource BP in affirmation of this powerhouse commitment which is set to shape the future of global energy delivery. Nick previously sat at Board and Senior Director level in a number of leading retail financial service companies. Throughout his career, Nick has always been recognised for his entrepreneurial skill and success in pairing retail financial products with low-risk, predictable investments. Learn more about Nick Boyle on Crunchbase…

Lightsource is a provider of ground and rooftop solar installations in the UK. Read more aboutLightsource Renewable Energy on Crunchbase…

Andrew Hopkins

Co-Founder and CEO @ Exscientia

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Andrew spent 10 years at Pfizer, where he was responsible for establishing new research foci including the concepts of druggability and network pharmacology. Andrew has raised a total of $50 million for academic and commercial research activities in his continuing role as Chair of Medicinal Informatics at the University of Dundee. He is the author of some of the most highly cited papers in modern drug discovery. Learn more about Andrew Hopkins on Crunchbase…

Exscientia is a pharmatech company that uses an end-to-end AI platform to design and discover new drugs. Read more aboutExscientia on Crunchbase…

Carlo Gualandri

Founder and CEO @ Soldo

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Carlo Gualandri is the founder and CEO at Soldo. Gualandri is an Italian technology entrepreneur whose innovative companies have broken new ground in the world of media (Virgilio), banking (Fineco), and gaming (Gioco Digitale). Learn more about Carlo Gualandri on Crunchbase…

Soldo is a multi-user expense account helping companies manage their budgets. Read more aboutSoldo on Crunchbase…

Johnny Boufarhat

Founder and CEO @ Hopin

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Johnny Boufarhat is the Founder and CEO at Hopin. Learn more about Johnny Boufarhat on Crunchbase…

Hopin is a virtual events platform designed to connect distributed communities. Read more aboutHopin on Crunchbase…

Nnamdi Chineme

Founder and CEO @ Nigeria Property Centre

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Nnamdi Chineme is the founder and CEO of Nigeria Property Centre, a leading real estate website in Nigeria that simplified the process of searching for property for rent and sale. Since established in 2011, Nnamdi has overseen the growth of the company which now has over 80,000 property listings on the website covering over 340 localities in Nigeria and attracting over 1.2 million visits monthly (as at May 2020). Nnamdi started his career as a software developer and co-founder of Parkway Projects, a software services firm which delivers software solutions and products for e-banking and e-payment to financial institutions in Nigeria and other parts of West Africa. While at Parkway Projects, Nnamdi was key to the development and delivery of winning solutions and products that Parkway offered its clients. As a member of the management team, he also led the Solutions Delivery team. Following his Master’s degree in the UK, Nnamdi worked as a Senior Solutions Architect at Experian, UK (the world’s largest credit referencing agency) and Callcredit (now Transunion). He managed a delivery team and was responsible for delivering software that automates lending decisions to blue-chip companies. Nnamdi holds a Bachelor’s degree in Electronics Engineering from the Federal University of Technology, Owerri and an MBA from the Leeds University Business School in the United Kingdom. Learn more about Nnamdi Chineme on Crunchbase…

Read more aboutNigeria Property Centre on Crunchbase…

Eric Min

Co-Founder and CEO @ Zwift

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Zwift Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Zwift. He was the Vice President at JP Morgan before co-founding and working as Chief Executive Officer at Sakonnet Technology, a commodities trading and risk management platform. Learn more about Eric Min on Crunchbase…

Read more aboutZwift on Crunchbase…

Ben Drury

Co-Founder and CEO @ Yoto

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Ben began his career in 1996 as a founder of, an internal venture at United News and Media which attracted over 1.8m unique users per month (in 1999). In 2000 Ben was recruited by BT Group to head up the broadband music efforts at their ISP BT Openworld where he successfully launched a major music channel. Following the partnership between BT and Yahoo! to form BT Yahoo! in 2003, Ben engineered the sale of dotmusic to Yahoo! for approx. £3.3m. Ben then founded 7digital with James Kane in 2004 with the vision of creating a digital media marketplace. 7digital operates services that bring together suppliers and consumers of digital media. In September 2008 was the first company in Europe to launch DRM-free MP3 downloads with all four major record labels. In September 2009 HMV Group acquired a 50% equity stake in 7digital with an investment of £7.7m. Ben was named by Growing Business magazine as a Young Gun 2006 – the award for leading entrepreneurs under 35. In 2007, 7digital was awarded the prestigious Red Herring Top 100 Europe Award as one of the most promising technology companies in Europe. Learn more about Ben Drury on Crunchbase…

Yoto – The screen-free audio platform for kids. Read more aboutYoto on Crunchbase…

Dhruv Ghulati

Co-Founder and CEO @ Factmata

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Dhruv holds a Distinction in Computer Science and Machine Learning from University College London, and a 1st Class BSc in Economics from the LSE. He was a product manager and co-founder of two London based machine intelligence startups, and is an Entrepreneur First alum and Forbes 30 Under 30 leader in Technology. He wrote his thesis in cost-sensitive classification and distant supervision for statistical claim detection. Learn more about Dhruv Ghulati on Crunchbase…

Factmata is an artificial intelligence company for automated content understanding.. Read more aboutFactmata on Crunchbase…

Nicolas Brusson

Co-Founder and CEO @ BlaBlaCar

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Prior to becoming Chief Executive Officer in October 2016, Nicolas oversaw BlaBlaCar’s global operations and international growth as Chief Operating Officer since 2011. He led the company’s corporate development, overseeing eight acquisitions, expansion to twenty markets, and three successive rounds of fundraising. Nicolas is a strong advocate of agile structures that allow quick iterations in fast-growing environments. He is also a supporter of autonomous local teams and acqui-hires, a strategy he implemented to expand BlaBlaCar’s footprint on a global scale. Nicolas is a regular speaker at leading international conferences and in the media, where he comments on the European startup scene, innovative growth strategies, and mobility. Prior to joining BlaBlaCar, Nicolas worked for several startups in Silicon Valley during the dotcom boom, before moving on to executive and investor roles, including spending time as a Venture Capitalist at Amadeus Capital Partners in London. He holds an MBA from INSEAD, a Masters in Optics from Ecole Supérieure d’Optique and a Masters in Applied Physics from Paris XI University. Nicolas is also an active angel investor and tweets @nbrusson. Nicolas holds an MBA from INSEAD, an MSc in Optics from the Ecole Superieure d’Optique and an MSc in Applied Physics from Paris XI University. Learn more about Nicolas Brusson on Crunchbase…

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Alasdair Chesney

Founder and CEO @ NewPath

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Increasing productivity by enabling greater access to mobile apps and services Read more aboutNewPath on Crunchbase…

Alex Klein

Co-Founder and CEO @ Kano

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Alex Kleinis Co-Founder and CEO at Kano Computing. Learn more about Alex Klein on Crunchbase…

Kano provides a system of kits and coding platform that enables users to develop apps, games, and music. Read more aboutKano on Crunchbase…

Steven Mendel

Co-Founder and CEO @ Bought By Many

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Steven has over 25 years’ experience as an actuary in financial services which has included leading Close Brothers Wealth Management during the launch of their non-advised offering; creating the world’s first art-focused wealth advice offering for Christie’s; working as part of the team that formed Barclays Wealth and heading the McKinsey UK Savings and Investment Group. Steven now runs Bought By Many which is disrupting the world of insurance through the innovative use of search and social media. ( In April 2019 Steven was included in the London Business School Review of 30 People Who Are Changing The World. Learn more about Steven Mendel 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…

Mark Hipperson

Founder and CEO @ Ziglu

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Mark has founded a UK retail bank and two financial technology businesses. He is a commentator and speaker on banking, FinTech, crypto, technology, PSD2 and open banking. Mark is the founder and CEO of Ziglu, the modern challenger. Previously, he founded Starling Bank where he was responsible for helping to secure the UK banking licence with regulators and obtaining the initial funding the Bank achieved in December 2015. He was also responsible for the design, build, implementation and support of the Bank’s IT platform, apps and infrastructure. He started his career at Barclays where he was Head of Technology. Learn more about Mark Hipperson on Crunchbase…

Ziglu provides a digital platform that enables customers to exchange fiat currency for cryptocurrency. Read more aboutZiglu on Crunchbase…

Dylan Collins

Co-Founder and CEO @ SuperAwesome

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Dylan Collins is one of Europe’s most experienced digital media entrepreneurs, focusing on games, kids entertainment and the technology which underpins them. He is CEO of SuperAwesome, the #1 kid-safe brand engagement platform. SuperAwesome works with the biggest kids entertainment brands in the world including Disney, Hasbro, Warner Bros and Activision ensuring they connect safely with over a quarter of a billion kids each month. An active investor and advisor across both kids media and technology companies, he is Venture Partner with Hoxton Ventures and sits on the board of the UK’s top-rated marketing technology agency, Potato and Brown Bag Films, Europe’s leading kids animation studio. Previously Collins founded Jolt Online Gaming which became one of the pioneering social games publishers in Europe. Jolt was acquired by GameStop (NYSE: GME), the largest video games retailer in the world in 2009 to spearhead their digital media strategy. As founder and CEO of DemonWare in 2003, he led the company to become the leading online games technology firm in the global console games market. In 2007, DemonWare was acquired by Activision Blizzard (NYSE: ATVI), the world’s biggest video games publisher and is now the multiplayer backbone of the billion-dollar Call of Duty franchise. Learn more about Dylan Collins on Crunchbase…

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

Aron Gelbard

Co-Founder and CEO @ Bloom & Wild

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Aron Gelbard is the Co-founder & CEO of Bloom & Wild, the venture-backed online and mobile flower gifting service he launched in 2013. Bloom & Wild is using technology to re­-imagine flowers. Bloom & Wild makes it possible to order flowers in under a minute, and through-the-letterbox delivery means that receiving their flowers is as easy as receiving a letter. Their bouquets are trend­-led, being the first florist to create a constantly changing range at scale as ‘fast fashion for flowers’. Bloom & Wild’s iPhone app, Android app and overall service are consistently 5­-star rated, meaning that they are already the UK’s top rated online florist with a 75% Net Promoter Score. They grew by several 100% in both 2015 and 2016 and are now delivering tens of thousands of bouquets every month. Prior to Bloom & Wild, Aron worked as a management consultant, advising technology, retail and consumer products companies at Bain & Company, having previously worked at Google and OC&C. Aron has an MA in Modern Languages from Jesus College, Oxford, and an MBA from Harvard Business School. Learn more about Aron Gelbard on Crunchbase…

Bloom & Wild is an online flower delivery platform developing a modern approach for sending flowers to loved ones. Read more aboutBloom & Wild on Crunchbase…

Mark Lamb

Co-Founder and CEO @ CoinFLEX

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Mark is CEO of CoinFLEX and a longtime advocate for physically delivered futures over cash settlement as a way to prevent manipulation. Mark’s vision for crypto derivatives is to grow the industry beyond speculation into real commercial use for lending, borrowing, hedging and payments. Mark Lamb has been in bitcoin since 2012 and previously co-founded Coinfloor, the UK’s first cryptocurrency exchange back in 2013. Learn more about Mark Lamb on Crunchbase…

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Valentina Milanova

Founder and CEO @ Daye

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Valentina previously worked with Techstars as a Business Development Associate. She is currently looking after the AI portfolio at Founders Factory – launching 200 businesses in the next five years! Before entering the startup and VC worlds, Valentina studied law and worked as a technology correspondent for large international publications. Learn more about Valentina Milanova on Crunchbase…

Daye creates category-defining products and services that set a new standard for medical research and scientific innovation. Read more aboutDaye on Crunchbase…

Naré Vardanyan

Co-Founder and CEO @ Ntropy Network

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Barnaby Hussey-Yeo

Founder and CEO @ Cleo

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Barnaby Hussey-Yeo is Co-Founder & CEO of Cleo AI. He is a Data scientist with a diverse set of interests across machine learning, finance and technology. Significant experience with generating actionable insights from large scale data sets. Enjoy working on complex problems with little direction that require significant planning, critical thinking, and unique insights to solve. Learn more about Barnaby Hussey-Yeo on Crunchbase…

Cleo is a financial assistant designed for Gen-Z that is fighting for the world’s financial health. Read more aboutCleo on Crunchbase…

Tugce Bulut

Founder and CEO @ Streetbees

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Tugce is passionate about the power of data and the positive change it can bring to the world. She is a published author and Master’s graduate from Cambridge, specialising in poverty alleviation and global living standards. Before founding Streetbees, she spent 6 years as a strategy consultant advising technology and consumer companies to accelerate growth in international markets. Learn more about Tugce Bulut on Crunchbase…

Streetbees is a human intelligence platform that collects and analyzes offline consumer behavior. Read more aboutStreetbees on Crunchbase…

David Martell

Founder and CEO @ Chargemaster

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As founder of the £100 million public company Trafficmaster Plc, David successfully managed and grew that company as CEO for sixteen years. He has significant experience in the transport industry, and his knowledge in managing the setting up and running of a countrywide network infrastructure is unrivalled. David has pulled together a talented and experienced team of industry experts over the last two years to enable Chargemaster to create the worldwide benchmark for high technology charging equipment to meet the demands of low carbon motoring in the decades ahead. David was appointed by the UK government to be an advisor to the Department for Transport from 1995 until 2000 and holds numerous patents relating to advanced automotive infrastructure. Learn more about David Martell on Crunchbase…

Chargemaster Plc benefits from over 25 years collaborative experience of working within the telematics and vehicle orientated Read more aboutChargemaster on Crunchbase…

David Vanek

Co-Founder and CEO @ Anorak

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Anorak offers a smart independent insurance adviser that gives people access to tailored advice about their life and their risks. Read more aboutAnorak on Crunchbase…

June Angelides

Founder and CEO @ Mums in Technology

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Named the 15th most influential woman in tech by Computer Weekly, June Angelides is the founder and CEO of Mums in Technology, which partners with industry to provide an immersive learning experience that encourages new mothers to take their children to school with them while they learn to code. She founded the company in 2015 when on maternity leave from Silicon Valley Bank, where she held roles as an associate for accelerator growth and an associate for entrepreneur banking. Most recently, Angelides joined Samos Investments as a VC and was appointed chair of the Future Skills Programme. She is also the founding ambassador for the FiftyFiftyPledge and mentor and advisor to startups. Learn more about June Angelides on Crunchbase…

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John Finney

Founder and CEO @ Isotropic Systems

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John Finney leads O3b’s global sales and marketing efforts, along with the product development strategy. Prior to joining O3b Networks, John served as Regional Managing Director for Ciena Corp, where he was responsible , for Northern Europe, Russia and the Middle East. Before this, John held a number of International Vice President positions from 2004 to 2007 with Alcatel-Lucent, including responsibility for the Vodafone business unit. He later served as Vice President of International Accounts for the Northern Europe region. From 1999 to 2004, John served as a founding member of Huawei Technologies’ European team. During this time, he secured major contracts across Europe, the Middle East and Africa as the company’s Vice President of Mobile Solutions for the EMEA region. Early in his career, John worked for the UK Foreign & Commonwealth Office and T-Mobile UK. Learn more about John Finney on Crunchbase…

Isotropic Systems develops multi-service, high-bandwidth, low power, fully integrated terminals designed to support the satellite industry. Read more aboutIsotropic Systems on Crunchbase…

Joanna Hubbard

Co-Founder and CEO @ Electron

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Jo-Jo Hubbard is the co-founder and COO of Electron, one of the original energy tech firms to harness blockchain technology for transactive grid systems. She is a thought leader on the topic of digital energy and a frequent keynote speaker at energy and technology events. Her previous experience includes renewable energy investment banking, cleantech VC, and strategy consulting at McKinsey & Co. Jo-Jo sits on advisory boards for several UK utilities on digital transformation and community trading models and writes for international publications on these topics. Learn more about Joanna Hubbard 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…

George Spencer

Founder and CEO @ Rentify

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George Spencer is founder and CEO at Rentify, a software platform which helps landlords market, manage, and make money from their properties. Prior to Rentify George enjoyed a brief but eventful career encompassing web development, brand marketing, and advertising; where he was notable only for being unsuccessful in persuading the British public to eat more of a certain wheat-based breakfast cereal. Since then, George has been working on Rentify and helping to make landlords’ lives easier across the United Kingdom. Learn more about George Spencer on Crunchbase…

Rentify is an online platform that helps individuals market and manage their properties. Read more aboutRentify on Crunchbase…

Corrado Agusta

Founder and CEO @ Agusta Investments.

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Corrado Agusta is a Founder and CEO of Agusta Investments. Learn more about Corrado Agusta on Crunchbase…

Agusta Investments is a single-family office with an investment focus in direct real estate and technology ventures Read more aboutAgusta Investments. on Crunchbase…

Hossein Kakavand

Founder and CEO @ Luther Systems

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Hossein is an entrepreneur with a diverse background in the enterprise technology industry. He did his Ph.D at Stanford in Information Systems and Statistics, and subsequently Stanford Business School. He was a fund manager at Soliton Capital, a quantitative hedge fund. He was at Funding Circle (LON: FCH), a leading Fintech platform focused on Peer to Peer (P2P) financing. He has also advised startups, with highly successful exits including, a distributed computation platform for automation of portfolio risk modelling, a specialized platform for large scale statistical computation, and a big data analytics recommendation engine. Learn more about Hossein Kakavand on Crunchbase…

Luther Systems streamlines enterprise processes leveraging blockchain technology. Read more aboutLuther Systems on Crunchbase…

Ali El Kaafarani

Founder and CEO @ PQShield

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Dr Ali El Kaafarani is the founder and CEO of PQShield, a British cybersecurity startup specialising in post-quantum cryptography and quantum-safe solutions. A University of Oxford spin-out, PQShield is pioneering the commercial roll-out of a new generation of cryptography that’s fit for the quantum challenge, yet integrates with companies’ legacy technology systems to protect them from the biggest threats of today and tomorrow. Dr. El Kaafarani is a research fellow at Oxford’s Mathematical Institute and a former engineer at Hewlett-Packard Labs, with over a decade of academic and industrial experience. Learn more about Ali El Kaafarani on Crunchbase…

At PQShield, we help customers transition their product lines from legacy RSA and Elliptic Curve cryptography to quantum-safe standards. Read more aboutPQShield on Crunchbase…

Sandy Chen

Founder and CEO @ Graphene Composites

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Sandy Chen came up with the idea of a graphene/aerogel composite six years ago. However, since he was committed full-time as a City analyst, there was little time to pursue the idea. Sandy Chen gained prominence as the analyst who called the Great Financial Crisis of 2007-9, identifying key weaknesses in the UK banks (e.g. Northern Rock, RBS) and in the financial system overall. Since then, he has written a book on bank analysis and valuation, and testified on banks at a Parliamentary committee hearing. He is a regular media commentator on banks and macroeconomic issues. Learn more about Sandy Chen on Crunchbase…

Graphene Composites is a nano-technology startup that combines graphene with aerogel . Read more aboutGraphene Composites on Crunchbase…

Riya Grover

Co-Founder and CEO @ Feedr

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Riya Grover is the founder and CEO of Feedr, a scalable technology platform empowering healthy and artisan food vendors to produce and supply meals for the workplace. Learn more about Riya Grover on Crunchbase…

Feedr is an enterprise food technology platform that gives corporate customers software to support healthier daily eating in workplaces Read more aboutFeedr on Crunchbase…

Nicolas Shulman

Founder and CEO @ BlockDox

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Nic Shulman is the award winning founder and CEO of BlockDox. He is a lawyer, author and a recognised expert in the field of building management appearing on national tv, radio and in newspapers. Learn more about Nicolas Shulman on Crunchbase…

BlockDox is a software platform and mobile application. Read more aboutBlockDox on Crunchbase…

Laura Kornelija Inamedinova

Founder and CEO @ LKI Consulting

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Laura K. Inamedinova is communications and branding expert that has her own PR agency. Laura helps companies understand what are their marketing goals and what kind of communication they seek and later on, if needed, implement it. Her primary focus is technology, fin tech and IT industries. Among her client list there are million dollar valuation companies. Miss Inamedinova also shares her expertise about startups in her columns at Forbes and Huffington Post. Besides that, she frequently appears in local and international conferences where she touches important issues like, advocating for bigger women involvement in the technology sector. She has been quoted in various publications, such as Huffington Post, Entrepreneur, Venture Beat, etc. Laura has also been actively involved in various NGOs – she is a member of World Economic Forum Global Shapers Vilnius hub and Lithuanian Marketing Association. Laura holds a Bachelor of Physics from Vilnius University. During her time in the university she was a member of Physics faculty student association. Learn more about Laura Kornelija Inamedinova on Crunchbase…

International marketing, PR and communications agency focusing on fintech, crypto and ICOs. Read more aboutLKI Consulting on Crunchbase…

Hristo Borisov

Co-Founder and CEO @ Payhawk

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Hristo Borisov is a Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer at Payhawk. Learn more about Hristo Borisov on Crunchbase…

Payhawk is a financial system that combines credit cards, payments, expenses, and cash into one integrated experience. Read more aboutPayhawk on Crunchbase…

Matt McCambridge

Co-Founder and CEO @ Eden Health

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Matt McCambridge is the Co-Founder and CEO at Eden Health. Learn more about Matt McCambridge on Crunchbase…

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Jasper Dykes

Co-Founder and CEO @ Fly Now Pay Later

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Jasper Dykes is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Fly Now Pay Later. Learn more about Jasper Dykes on Crunchbase…

Fly Now Pay Later is a fintech company that helps consumers split the cost of their travel in monthly installments. Read more aboutFly Now Pay Later on Crunchbase…

Vroon Modgill

Founder and CEO @ Sokin

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Vroon Modgill is the Founder & CEO at Sokin. Learn more about Vroon Modgill on Crunchbase…

Global Payments. Fixed Fee. Commission Free. Hassle Free Read more aboutSokin on Crunchbase…

Andrew Bissell

Founder and CEO @ Sunamp

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Andrew Bissell serves as Chief Executive Officer of Sunamp Limited. Andrew Bissell is a Founder of Toshiba Medical Visualization Systems Europe, Ltd. He is a successful technology entrepreneur, previously the founder and Chief Executive Officer of Voxar Limited which he grew to a business having the #1 global market share for 3D medical visualisation integrated into PACS. He founded Sunamp in 2005 and is responsible for the strategic direction of the business in terms of both technology and markets addressed. He also acts as Chief Technology Officer and Chief Product Architect, defining, maintaining and directing execution of the technology and product roadmaps for the business. Andrew Bissell is a graduate in Computer Science at The University of Edinburgh. Learn more about Andrew Bissell on Crunchbase…

Sunamp is a company that provides industrial and residential heat battery storage systems. Read more aboutSunamp on Crunchbase…

Nicolas Sharp

Founder and CEO @ Attio

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The perfect space for your team’s workflows and relationships Read more aboutAttio on Crunchbase…

Victor Lugger

Co-founder and CEO @ Sundayapp

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Victor Lugger is the Co-founder and CEO of Sundayapp. Learn more about Victor Lugger on Crunchbase…

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Mustafa Khanwala

Founder and CEO @ MishiPay

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Mustafa is a Mechatronic Engineer who has previously worked in and led projects with companies like Porsche, National Instruments, Barclays and TATA and has proven track record in successful innovation. He has sales experience through working in his family business and starting a food delivery venture in Manchester in 2011. Towards the end of his MSc Engineering with Finance degree at UCL, he thought of the idea for MishiPay after having waited too long in a queue to buy 1 just item. He then started MishiPay as a side project and designed and built the first functional prototype by himself. Having worked on MishiPay for several months and after seeing the technology working in real life, he rejected offers from Goldman Sachs, KPMG and Barclays to work full-time on MishiPay. He also called up Tanvi then, a brilliant computer systems engineer, his friend since 5 years and someone he’s worked with previously. He convinced her to join MishiPay as CoFounder and CTO and they haven’t looked back since. As proof of their teamwork, just look at their accomplishments since Nov 2015; live public trials in London, Cisco global partnership, seed investment, major retailer projects in India, Europe and the Middle East, awards from Mayor of London, Government of India, Anita Borg Institute, University of Manchester, UCL and others. Learn more about Mustafa Khanwala on Crunchbase…

Mishipay is an app allowing you to never have to stand in line to pay at a store again. Read more aboutMishiPay on Crunchbase…

Peter Briffett

Co-Founder and CEO @ Wagestream

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Peter Briffett has been the Chief Operating Officer of LeanWorks. Peter Briffett served as Sales Director of iView Multimedia Ltd. Peter Briffett has multimedia technology sales experience and begun his career at 3Com Corporation. He served as European Sales and Marketing Manager of Actiontec Electronics, where he significantly expanded its wireless business and implemented successful channels and distribution strategies. Learn more about Peter Briffett on Crunchbase…

Wagestream is a financial services firm that allows employees to stream their earned wages into their accounts through an instant app. Read more aboutWagestream on Crunchbase…

Krystian Zajac

Founder and CEO @ Hero Labs

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Krystian Zajac is a serial entrepreneur specializing in transformative smart home and IoT insurtech products. His ventures have won dozens of awards, been featured across tier-one media and recognized as some of the most disruptive companies in the world. Krystian Zajac founded Hero Labs and currently serves as the chief executive officer. Learn more about Krystian Zajac on Crunchbase…

Hero Labs develops technologies that help prevent water leaks. Read more aboutHero Labs on Crunchbase…

Tom Hooper

Founder and CEO @ Third Space Learning

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Matr is Tom’s second venture in education technology. In 2009 he founded BrightSpark, an online teaching business he sold to TES in 2012. He graduated with an MA in Philosophy and Politics from the University of Edinburgh, then worked in investment from 2003-9, when his start-up career began. Learn more about Tom Hooper on Crunchbase…

Third Space aims to help every student access great quality online tuition to help them succeed in, and love, their learning Read more aboutThird Space Learning on Crunchbase…

Tom Allason

Founder and CEO @ Residently

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Serial entrepreneur, property and early-stage tech investor. Founded eCourier in 2003 (acquired by Royal Mail 2015) and Shutl in 2008 (acquired by eBay 2013), since then executive at eBay. Learn more about Tom Allason on Crunchbase…

We’re building the world’s home brand with a digital experience that combines the freedom of renting with the rewards of owning. Read more aboutResidently on Crunchbase…

Lance Uggla

Founder and CEO @ IHS Markit

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Lance Uggla is Chairman and CEO of IHS Markit. He served as president from July 2016 to December 2017 and was appointed chief operating officer in October 2017. Prior to the 2016 merger of IHS and Markit that formed IHS Markit, Lance was the chief executive officer of Markit, responsible for leading the company’s strategic development and managing day-to-day operations. He founded Markit in 2003 after spotting an opportunity to bring transparency to the credit default swap market. The company launched the first daily credit default swap pricing service that year. He oversaw Markit’s growth from a startup to a global public company with more than 4,200 employees in 28 offices worldwide, serving more than 3,000 customers. Lance graduated from the Simon Fraser University in Canada with a BBA and holds a Master of Science from the London School of Economics, UK. Learn more about Lance Uggla on Crunchbase…

IHS provides information and analysis to support the decision-making process of businesses and governments in regards to various industries. Read more aboutIHS Markit on Crunchbase…

Petter Neby

Founder and CEO @ Punkt. Tronics

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Petter Neby is a Norwegian technology entrepreneur. Mr. Neby launched his first business in Norway in 1989, at the age of seventeen, and in 1991 moved to Paris, to work for an international consumer electronics company. Innovation and creativity has led Mr. Neby to find and manage successful businesses in the telecommunications, enterprise software and website areas. Mr. Neby created Punkt. in 2008 to offer straightforward alternatives to multi-function devices that started to dominate the consumer electronic marketplace. Learn more about Petter Neby on Crunchbase…

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Peter Janes

Founder and CEO @ Shieldpay

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Peter is the founder and CEO at Shieldpay and Paycast The Shieldpay Group is the market leader in high value payments. We build companies that provide customers with complete piece of mind during the most important transactions of their lives The Shieldpay Group manages a portfolio of companies that provide businesses and consumers with payment services that secure their most important transactions. The Group takes a long-term approach and aims to become the market leader in high value payments. Shieldpay – Formed in 2016, Shieldpay is a payments company that is quickly becoming the global leader in securing high-value transactions. Whether an individual or business, Shieldpay enables instant digital escrow payments to be created in a very fast, streamlined and cost-effective manner. Paycast – Launched in 2020, Paycast is the complete payments platform designed for marketplace sellers and freelancers. Paycast enables a new way for buyers to complete transactions and online sellers to receive funds in a protected and totally secure manner. Paycast is the payments hub and digital wallet to online sellers, freelancers and gig-economy workers who sell their goods and services on C2C and B2B marketplaces around the world. Learn more about Peter Janes on Crunchbase…

Shieldpay is a settlement engine and escrow facility that secures high value transactions between individuals and entities. Read more aboutShieldpay on Crunchbase…

Peter Georgiou

Founder and CEO @ Supper

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Ben Cuthbert

Co-Founder and CEO @ Celer Technologies

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Celer is a financial software company that creates modular systems that have the flexibility to meet today’s dynamic business environment. Read more aboutCeler Technologies on Crunchbase…

James Manktelow

Founder and CEO @ Mind Tools

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James founded Mind Tools in 1996. Today he leads a global team of experts who, together, help more than 21,000,000 people each year learn “the essential skills for an excellent career.” James has written seven books on leadership, team management, and personal productivity: “WorkLife: Manage Your Time”; “WorkLife: Manage Stress”; “Mind Tools”; “Stress Tools”; “Make Time for Success!” (written with Namita Anand); “How to Lead: Discover the Leader Within You”; and “Team Tools: Build and Lead an Excellent Team” (written with Felix Brodbeck and Namita Anand). Learn more about James Manktelow on Crunchbase…

Online, instantly available management and leadership training. Read more aboutMind Tools on Crunchbase…

Jean-Christophe Chopin

Founder and CEO @ BORN

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A creator and innovator by nature, JC is an entrepreneur who has had a strong presence in online financial services, digital insurance and stock brokerage. He has a wealth of international experience with expertise in the US as well as vast European digital and brand management knowledge. JC pioneered E*Trade Europe and Verisign in the early days of the Internet, and later went on to invest in real estate, time pieces and luxury fashion. His passion for skiing and extreme sports also led him to launch the ‘Carre Neige’ ski insurance within the Savoie region. Most recently, he has married his online finance expertise with his experience in design and luxury brands to create BORN, a B2B global market-network that connects design-led brands with retailers. Learn more about Jean-Christophe Chopin on Crunchbase…

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Bertie Hubbard

Co-Founder and CEO @ MyTutor

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MyTutor offers affordable 1-to-1 tutorials online by connecting tutors from the UK’s best unis with pupils at home and in schools Read more aboutMyTutor on Crunchbase…

Nazim Valimahomed

Co-founder and CEO @ Kroo

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Kroo is a financial technology company that develops innovative services for a new generation of customers. Read more aboutKroo on Crunchbase…

Irfon Watkins

Founder and CEO @ DOVU

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Irfon co-founded Coull in 2008 and has led its growth from a small office in Bristol, UK, to a global data-driven video advertising platform with offices in London, New York and San Francisco. Earlier in his career, Irfon worked as Sales Director at Dell, before moving to Florida, where he led the acquisition and running of six software companies across Africa and Europe. Following this stint Irfon decided to set up his own company. Realizing online video was the next great medium, and recognising its potential as a platform for brand engagement and publisher revenue, he founded Coull with Aden Forshaw, CTO. Coull’s platform, which processes 15bn+ video ad requests every month, dynamically validates inventory against brand safety, viewability and fraud metrics and enriches it with IAB-standard content categories. This inventory is made available to the programmatic video marketplace via a variety of ad formats across desktop, mobile and in-app environments, giving advertisers access to validated, highly-targetable audiences and enabling media partners to realize the full value of their inventory. Learn more about Irfon Watkins on Crunchbase…

DOVU is a global rewards platform for smart travel, powered by cryptocurrency. Read more aboutDOVU on Crunchbase…

Adi Ben-Ari

Founder and CEO @ Applied Blockchain

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Adi has over 20 years of enterprise experience, working as a solution architect for blue chip companies and leading major deliveries of blockchain solutions is widely recognised in the industry. Adi is a noted speaker at major industry conferences, experienced in educating the C-suite on blockchain, and acts as an advisor for a number of early blockchain startups. His work has also been noted by the UK Government, where he was invited to represent the industry at the Blockchain Round Table at the House of Lords. Additionally, Adi has co-invented and designed a number of patents within the blockchain and mobile payments space. Adi holds a BSc in Computer Science and an MBA. Learn more about Adi Ben-Ari on Crunchbase…

Applied Blockchain builds private and secure business applications Read more aboutApplied Blockchain on Crunchbase…

Muayyad Shehadeh

Co-Founder and CEO @ Uhive

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Over 25 years of experience, CEO of Genie9, BigMIND and UHIVE A long and broad experience in machine learning algorithms and A.I. systems.Created BigMIND cloud which was the first cloud solution to utilise cold and hot storage, and integrate A.I, Muayyad has a degree in Architecture. He is well known as a Windows C++/WIN API Guru with deep conceptual thinking; which is an ability he developed and enhanced through his Architecture degree Spent last 5 years working on UHive Social Network Idea Learn more about Muayyad Shehadeh on Crunchbase…

Uhive is a social network that lets users socialize, interact, and find people across the world while earning its own digital currency. Read more aboutUhive on Crunchbase…

Alexander Fitzgerald

Founder and CEO @ Cuckoo

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Former HM Treasury official, helped Bulb grow and interested in economics and defence. Learn more about Alexander Fitzgerald on Crunchbase…

Cuckoo is a broadband services provider used to simplify broadband for users. Read more aboutCuckoo on Crunchbase…

Mat Atkinson

Founder and CEO @ Ziflow

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Ziflow is led by Mat Atkinson, founder and CEO. Prior to co-founding Ziflow, Mat was the founder and CEO of ProofHQ, the industry’s leading online proofing solution. Under Mat’s leadership, ProofHQ defined the SaaS market for online review and approval and guided the company to its successful acquisition by Workfront. Prior to ProofHQ, Mat was the CEO of Mtivity which was a pioneer in the marketing workflow space, providing marketing automation for agencies and brands worldwide. Learn more about Mat Atkinson on Crunchbase…

Ziflow is a SaaS company that builds smart tools for creative production teams. Read more aboutZiflow on Crunchbase…

Tom Henley

Founder and CEO @ Empyrean Therapeutics

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Tom Henley is the founder and CEO of Empyrean Therapeutics. Learn more about Tom Henley on Crunchbase…

Empyrean Therapeutics develops next generation cell therapies to enable global and affordable cures for diseases. Read more aboutEmpyrean Therapeutics on Crunchbase…

Fahd Rachidy

Founder and CEO @ ABAKA Holdings

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Fahd is a serial entrepreneur passionate about helping the industry creates secure financial futures for everyone, and re-inventing the way the financial industry works using Artificial Intelligence. Fahd was previously co-founder of, the leading index retirement digital platform recently acquired by SGX for $205m. Ecole Centrale, Sorbonne University, Lycée Louis Le Grand Paris. Learn more about Fahd Rachidy on Crunchbase…

ABAKA is the Enterprise platform powered by Artificial Intelligence enabling institutions to build digital retirement solutions Read more aboutABAKA Holdings on Crunchbase…

Aaron Gowell

Co-Founder and CEO @ SilverRail Technologies

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Aaron Gowell, Company Founder and CEO, SilverRail Technologies Prior to founding SilverRail in 2009, Aaron built one of the largest travel technology and distribution companies in the US: National Leisure Group (NLG), a $1 Billion ecommerce leader in vacations & cruise. NLG pioneered several early online travel technologies including the cruise industry’s first online booking platform and one of the first dynamic packaging systems. Previously, Aaron honed his survival skills in US Army’s 82nd Airborne and at global management consultancy Bain & Company. Aaron was also a founding member of General Catalyst Partners, a leading venture capital firm in Boston where he was most recently an Entrepreneur in Residence. Learn more about Aaron Gowell on Crunchbase…

SilverRail offers best-in-class technical solutions that help railways and travel distributors easily connect with each other. Read more aboutSilverRail Technologies on Crunchbase…

Jonathan Petrides

Founder and CEO @ AllPlants

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Jonathan Petrides is Co-Founder of Allplants. Learn more about Jonathan Petrides on Crunchbase…

AllPlants is a VC-backed B-Corp on a mission to become Earth’s most forward-thinking food company. Read more aboutAllPlants on Crunchbase…

Christian Lane

Founder and CEO @ Smarter

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As the CEO of Smarter, Christian Lane is a seven-time award-winning Entrepreneur and has over 15 years experience in building successful companies. As a retail expert, Christian was mentored by Theo Paphitis via an investment in his first company which revolutionised design and acquired listings in thousands of stores worldwide. Now on a mission to connect the future of buying groceries, Christian has secured retail listings with the world’s largest retailers to deliver a new way of shopping. “Our technology has enabled a traditional industry to grow as the future is based on the connection between people”. Smarter is now a leading connected home company and has been voted by ‘Tech Track’ as one of the fastest growing startups in London. Learn more about Christian Lane on Crunchbase…

Smarter develops connected kitchen products that bridge the gap between the traditional and smart kitchen. Read more aboutSmarter on Crunchbase…

Michael Craddock

Co-Founder and CEO @ Kairos Media

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Mike Craddock, is the co-founder of the Kairos Group which consists of an influencer marketing agency, esports organisation and an owned media agency. Mike has a wealth of knowledge and expertise across all sectors but in particular, gaming which derives from his ex-professional CoD player background, where his YouTube channel ‘FearCrads’ peaked at 300,000 subscribers. Mike acted as an influencer and secured brand partnerships with Nissan, Xbox and Activision before setting up an influencer agency. Mike is also the owner of the ‘Lightning Pandas’, a professional esports team who play and compete in tournaments all over the world. Currently, the organisation fields competitive rosters in FIFA, Call of Duty and Fortnite. Learn more about Michael Craddock on Crunchbase…

Kairos Media is an full-service social media agency with capabilities across paid, earned and owned media. Read more aboutKairos Media on Crunchbase…

Anton Mozgovoy

Co-Founder and CEO @ Holyheld

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– Anton launched 3 companies – Was a founding member and CTO of Humaniq (500,000+ users) – Won a top pick in Blockchain by TechCrunch in 2018 – Was the first with my team to release hybrid blockchain in production – TEDx Speaker – Co-founder & CEO @holyheld. Building our next DeFi neobank Learn more about Anton Mozgovoy on Crunchbase…

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Martin Blinder

Founder and CEO @ Tictrac

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Martin is an Internet and Digital Health entrepreneur with a focus on consumer web. He is co-founder and CEO of Tictrac, a leading Connected Health platform that engages people in their health, through their data. Tictrac is at the forefront of the consumerization of healthcare, centralizing an otherwise fragmented sector around the consumer, under the credo: consumer engagement is the key to better health outcomes. Tictrac won Best New Company at Health 2.0 in 2012. Martin was named among the 15 most influential in Digital Health, and has been featured in Wired, NYT, BBC, CNBC, Fortune, Mashable, Wall Street Journal, among others. He is also an active member of YPO, London chapter. Prior to Tictrac, Martin cofounded one of the first online financial services sites in Europe and has advised Prime Ministers and other state officials on innovation, foreign direct investment and entrepreneurship. Learn more about Martin Blinder on Crunchbase…

Tictrac is a connected health platform that engages people in their health through their data. Read more aboutTictrac on Crunchbase…

Michael Ouliel

Founder and CEO @ BlackSwan Technologies

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Michael Ouliel is the founder and CEO of BlackSwan Technologies. Learn more about Michael Ouliel on Crunchbase…

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David Janczewski

Co-Founder and CEO @ Coincover

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David Janczewski, Head of Strategic Marketing, The Royal Mint The Royal Mint, the world’s leading export mint, and CME Group, the world’s leading and most diverse derivatives marketplace, today announced a collaboration to transform the way that market participants can trade gold. The Royal Mint, a 1,000-year-old institution owned by HM Treasury, has partnered with CME Group to build and launch a digitised gold offering called Royal Mint Gold (RMG). RMG will change the way traders and investors trade, execute and settle gold. The innovative new product, launching in 2017, will see The Royal Mint issue RMG as a digital record of ownership for gold stored at its highly-secure on-site bullion vault storage facility. CME Group will develop, implement and operate the product’s digital trading platform. Taken together, this new service will provide an easier, cost-effective and cryptographically secure alternative to buying, holding and trading spot gold. Learn more about David Janczewski on Crunchbase…

A Lloyds of London insurance backed Cryptocurrency protection against the loss or theft of crypto assets, and fraudulent transactions. Read more aboutCoincover on Crunchbase…

Steve Bartlett

Founder and CEO @ Social Chain

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Steven Bartlett, is the 25-year-old CEO of The Social Chain Group. Having founded the groups two flagship companies, Social Chain and Media Chain, the group delivered annual revenues in excess of 100m, consisting of over 20 companies within Marketing, Media, Commerce and Technology. From a bedroom in Moss Side (Manchester), this university dropout went on to build a revolutionary social media marketing agency, which now employs more than 150 staff with offices in Manchester, London, New York and Berlin. Steven’s Social Chain is currently nominated for the Sunday Times ‘Disruptors to Watch’ and considers Apple, Amazon, Coca-Cola, Superdry, Disney, Thomas Cook and the BBC amongst its client list, with the list going on. Since its onset, Social Chain grew into two companies, adding a digital publishing house Media Chain which now owns some of the largest media assets online, reaching over 3 million people a month through a series of online brands. Learn more about Steve Bartlett on Crunchbase…

Social Chain a social media marketing agency. Read more aboutSocial Chain on Crunchbase…

Kilian Pender

Founder and CEO @ hiber

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Home energy product installation startup Read more abouthiber on Crunchbase…

Fabrice Haiat

Co-Founder and CEO @ YOOBIC

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Fabrice Haiat served as the Chief Executive Officer and President at Vizelia S.A. Fabrice Haiat supervised the implementation of different product and service solutions. He also contributed to the ESSEC Property management masters course and participates in numerous conferences, with the aim of sharing his forward-looking vision of the environment and informing decision-makers on the energy challenges to be faced over the next decade. He served as an International Consultant with McKinsey and gained his experience in the new technology and property sectors. He served as a Director of Vizelia S.A. Learn more about Fabrice Haiat on Crunchbase…

YOOBIC is an all-in-one platform for the deskless workforce to optimize communication, training, and process management. Read more aboutYOOBIC on Crunchbase…

David Benigson

Founder and CEO @ Signal AI

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David Benigson is the Founder of Signal Media Ltd. and serves as its Chief Executive Officer. Learn more about David Benigson on Crunchbase…

Signal AI is an artificial intelligence company that transforms the world’s information into accessible, actionable business knowledge. Read more aboutSignal AI on Crunchbase…

Emma Robbins

Founder and CEO @ Harvest Digital

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Emma Wilson was in her early twenties she co-founded a new advertising agency, Harvest Digital. Setting up any new business is fraught with challenges, yet under Emma’s leadership Harvest has not only survived, but flourished as one of London’s outstanding new media agencies. It’s an exceptional achievement for someone so young – one earned through hard work, dedication, and steely determination. “I’ve had to think and act quite differently to how I might naturally want to,” says Emma, describing her reputation as a straight-talking, no-nonsense manager. “It’s not always easy, but in order to achieve the things I’ve wanted to achieve, I’ve had to sometimes be quite hard.” Learn more about Emma Robbins on Crunchbase…

Harvest Digital create involving experiences for consumers and deliver great results for their clients. Read more aboutHarvest Digital on Crunchbase…

Jennifer Viloria

Founder and CEO @ ISLA Impact Ventures

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Mikela Druckman

Founder and CEO @ Greyparrot

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Mikela is the Founder & CEO of Greyparrot, a UK tech company using AI based computer vision to power next generation robotics and smart systems for waste management. Previously, she was CCO at Blippar, developing cutting edge computer vision and augmented reality products and partnering with global brands to deliver award-winning projects. She is a Global Future Council member at the World Economic Forum, providing thought leadership on emerging technologies including AI for the private and public sector. In 2018, Mikela was listed as “TopWomen50” in tech by WeAreTheCity. She is passionate about using new technologies to solve key challenges in our society. Learn more about Mikela Druckman on Crunchbase…

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