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Top Influencers: 12 UK Founder & Technical Director’s To Follow in 2022

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

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

Francesco Cesarini

Founder & Technical Director @ Erlang Solutions

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Francesco Cesarini is the founder and technical director of Erlang Solutions Ltd. He has used Erlang on a daily basis since 1995, starting as an intern at Ericsson’s computer science laboratory, the birthplace of Erlang.He moved on to Ericsson’s Erlang training and consulting arm working on the first release of the OTP middleware, applying it to turnkey solutions and flagship telecom applications. In 1999, soon after Erlang was released as open source, he founded Erlang Solutions. With offices in five countries, they have become the world leaders in Erlang based support, consulting, training, certification, systems development and conferences. Francesco has worked in major Erlang based projects both within and outside Ericsson, and as Technical Director, has led the development and consulting teams at Erlang Solutions. He is also the co-author of Erlang Programming,a book published by O’Reilly and is currently co-authoring Designing For Scalability With Erlang/OTP. He lectures the graduate students at Oxford University. Learn more about Francesco Cesarini on Crunchbase…

We develop and build trusted, fault-tolerant systems that can scale to billions of users. Our strength is the Erlang & Elixir expertise. Read more aboutErlang Solutions on Crunchbase…

Tom Lipinski

Founder & Technical Director @ Ventive

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Founder of the company, Tom is an exceptional visionary and inventor. He is highly regarded in the sustainable construction sector, with his achievements recognized by more than 20 prestigious industry awards. Tom, a firm believer in Better by Design, is constantly proving his ability within the built environment. You can often find Tom locked away in the test facility, playing with his sensors. Learn more about Tom Lipinski on Crunchbase…

Ventive creates healthy internal environments. Pioneers of Passive Ventilation with Heat Recovery Read more aboutVentive on Crunchbase…

Rod Crawford

Co-Founder & Technical Director @ Zennor Petroleum

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Rod’s wide experience includes the use of seismic inversion, attributes and reservoir characterisation over the whole range of geological environments: rifts, fold belts and forelands; both clastic and carbonate reservoirs; post/sub salt and sub basalt targets. Additionally, Rod has been an active member of several multi-disciplinary teams looking at projects as diverse as frontier exploration, prospect definition, field development studies and equity determinations. Rod graduated from the University of Wales with a BSc in Geophysics. Learn more about Rod Crawford on Crunchbase…

Zennor Petroleum is an oil and has E&P company focused on the UK North Sea. Read more aboutZennor Petroleum on Crunchbase…

Andrius Skerla

Co-Founder & Technical Director @ Splyt

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Splyt is a B2B mobility marketplace that connects institutional supply and demand for ground-based transport. Read more aboutSplyt on Crunchbase…

James Gourlay

Founder & Technical Director @ Design LED Products

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James Gourlay is a Founder & Technical Director at Design LED Products. Learn more about James Gourlay on Crunchbase…

Design LED Products specializes in the design of thin printed lightguide products. Read more aboutDesign LED Products on Crunchbase…

Hayley Bishop

Founder & Technical Director @ Swytch

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Hayley came onto this project right at the beginning – practically for the first heartbeat of the product after joining the team during the Shanghai Bike Fair in 2016. With 12 years’ experience in Software Development and Design she is responsible for the management and delivery of all of our online content, branding, and marketing material. She has worked on a number of large high profile internal software development projects whilst running her own Design and Development company for the past 5 years which makes project managing such an exciting project, a necessary skill for us to take full advantage of. In almost exactly the same way as our customers, business aquaintences, friends and family members, Hayley reacted to electric bikes and in particular the Swytch bike; she wanted to be part of this movement and to get her hands on a Swytch bike as soon as possible. And what better way to do that then join the team! Learn more about Hayley Bishop on Crunchbase…

Instantly convert any bike into an eBike (electric bike) Read more aboutSwytch on Crunchbase…

Morgan Page

Co-founder & Technical Director @ Dual Good Health

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Using virtual reality to train more people how to save lives Read more aboutDual Good Health on Crunchbase…

Jonathan Huntley

Co-Founder & Technical Director @ Phase Vision

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Jonathan Huntley is Co-Founder & Technical Director at Phase Vision. Learn more about Jonathan Huntley on Crunchbase…

Phase Vision provides dimensional metrology equipment for the automotive, aerospace, and precision engineering industries. Read more aboutPhase Vision on Crunchbase…

Chad Wright

Founder & Technical Director @ Lucid Games

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An independent videogame developer in Liverpool, UK. Read more aboutLucid Games on Crunchbase…

Dave Bown

Co-Founder & Technical Director @ Collabco

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Dave Bown is a Co-Founder & Technical Director at Collabco. Learn more about Dave Bown on Crunchbase…

Innovative software development company and Microsoft Partner. Read more aboutCollabco on Crunchbase…

Ben Jackson

Co-Founder & Technical Director @ Damn Fine

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Experts in UX, strategy, design and development. Read more aboutDamn Fine on Crunchbase…

David Weir

Founder & Technical Director @ WHP Engineering

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WHP Engineering is a multi-disciplined, engineering company dedicated to providing both standalone and turnkey solutions. Read more aboutWHP Engineering on Crunchbase…

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