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Top Influencers: 17 UK Co Founder & CEO’s To Follow in 2022

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

Abakar Saidov

Co Founder & CEO @ Beamery

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Beamery is a talent acquisition, engagement, and retention platform that manages sourcing, hiring, and retaining of people. Read more aboutBeamery on Crunchbase…

Jason Goodman

Co Founder & CEO @ Eastnine

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Jason is a Venture Partner at LocalGlobe and non Executive Director at Cleo AI. Jason was previously an Executive in Residence at Atomico throughout 2016 focused on sourcing new investments and working with portfolio companies scale their businesses. Jason founded Albion in 2002 and as CEO built it to be one of Europe’s hottest creative agencies for early stage technology brands. He sold Albion to MDC in 2014 and left Albion in Jan 2017. He previously founded Omnicom-owned interactive marketing business Tribal DDB. His work at Albion led him to develop product, brand and growth strategies for Skype, eBay, King, Betfair, Zoopla and many other businesses in the European tech scene. He was interim CMO at both Skype and Betfair during their early growth. Jason is a serial supporter of startups and is heavily involved in London’s Tech City. He has been an Angel investor in Soluto, Brainient, Chemist Direct, Abesmarket, Uniplaces, Kano, Farmdrop, MedX, Plum, Tide and Cleo. Learn more about Jason Goodman on Crunchbase…

Eastnine are on a mission to banish the ‘not today’ from daily fitness. Read more aboutEastnine on Crunchbase…

Adrian Melrose

Co Founder & CEO @ Inn Style Ltd

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Adrian is a South African born Chartered Accountant who qualified at Deloitte. He is currently the co-founder, seed-investor and executive chairman of Inn Style Ltd, a startup that provides a cloud based admin and booking solution to owner managed accommodation owners. Learn more about Adrian Melrose 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…

Paweł Sieczkiewicz

Co Founder & CEO @ Telemedi

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Graduate of Warsaw University of Technology, experienced project manager (web/mobile apps), php programmer. Founder of an SSF software house. 2x champion of Poland in kickboxing. Learn more about Paweł Sieczkiewicz on Crunchbase…

Read more aboutTelemedi on Crunchbase…

Jaime Jorge

Co Founder & CEO @ Codacy

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Co Founder and CEO at Codacy. Learn more about Jaime Jorge on Crunchbase…

Read more aboutCodacy on Crunchbase…

Anthony Venus

Co Founder & CEO @ YayPay

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Anthony is a Fintech entrepreneur who thrives on solving difficult problems with creative ideas. As YayPay’s CEO, he’s typically found listening to customers, strategizing where to take YayPay next and leading our executive team. Learn more about Anthony Venus on Crunchbase…

YayPay is intelligent accounts receivables automation Read more aboutYayPay on Crunchbase…

Andy Taylor

Co Founder & CEO @ Little Dot Studios

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Andy Taylor has held several senior positions in media and has been a pioneer in online video. In 2000, he was MD of Victoria Real during the launch of Big Brother when online live streaming from the Big Brother house changed television forever. In 2004, he became Managing Director of Digital at Channel 4. Learn more about Andy Taylor on Crunchbase…

Little Dot Studios is one of the fastest growing next-generation media companies. Read more aboutLittle Dot Studios on Crunchbase…

Aidan Neill

Co Founder & CEO @ BitPoster

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BitPoster is a marketplace for programmatic trading of outdoor media. Read more aboutBitPoster on Crunchbase…

Igor Svehla

Co Founder & CEO @ Trakbar

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Igor Svehla is the Founder at Trakbar . Learn more about Igor Svehla on Crunchbase…

Read more aboutTrakbar on Crunchbase…

Matti Fruhman

Co Founder & CEO @ Azooki

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Azooki helps you book & discover amazing things to do in South East Asia’s most enchanting destinations Read more aboutAzooki on Crunchbase…

Derek Gilchrist

Co Founder & CEO @ Causeway Therapeutics

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Derek is a principal investigator at the University of Glasgow and leads the scientific and technical development of TenoMiR™. Learn more about Derek Gilchrist on Crunchbase…

A bio pharmaceutical spin out emerging. Read more aboutCauseway Therapeutics on Crunchbase…

Jon Notley

Co Founder & CEO @ Zero Deposit

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A trading name of Global Property Ventures Limited. Read more aboutZero Deposit on Crunchbase…

Steve Boulton

Co Founder & CEO @ Golden Egg Innovation

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Dagmara Lacka

Co Founder & CEO @ BOLDMIND

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Dagmara has extensive expertise in digital brand strategy, product positioning and delivery. Over the last decade she has worked across online and offline media in both UK and international markets, bringing in depth strategic experience in the construction and execution of digital strategies for start-ups and blue chip companies, with particular focus on running both internal and external innovation teams. Boldmind was founded in 2012 by leading professionals in technology, robotics and media spaces, with the aim of using our multi- disciplinary knowledge to service clients who were beginning to realise the potential of big data to drive business growth. Learn more about Dagmara Lacka on Crunchbase…

BOLDMIND is an IoT consultancy specialized in building connected devices. Read more aboutBOLDMIND on Crunchbase…

Philip McAleese

Co Founder & CEO @ See.Sense

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Philip is a commuter cyclist with over 20 years experience in electronic and software engineering. After designing air traffic control simulators for National Air Traffic Services, he went on to design, build and maintain trading systems for several multinational investment banks. After inventing See.Sense to help make his cycle commuting journey safer, Philip left his corporate career to focus exclusively on See.Sense. Learn more about Philip McAleese on Crunchbase…

See.Sense creates award-winning products to improve rider safety, and technology that generates data needed by cities to improve mobility. Read more aboutSee.Sense on Crunchbase…

Sean Miller

Co Founder & CEO @ Tubular

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A sales tracking, collaboration, and workflow platform for sales teams. Read more aboutTubular on Crunchbase…

Ashley Cowan

Co Founder & CEO @ VR City

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VR City is a London based VR production company, creating emotionally transformative experiences in virtual reality. Their first film, the award winning ‘Witness 360: 7/7’ directed by Darren Emerson, tells of one woman’s experience of the 7/7 bombings in London. It moved straight to the vanguard of VR documentary, playing at international film festivals including IDFA, Docville and Cannes Marche du Film. Their most recent film ‘Invisible’, a powerful documentary about the uncertainty and despair of the UK’s indefinite detention system, won the UK Arts Council’s first ever VR commission and premiered at Sheffield International Documentary Festival. It is currently touring film festivals around the world and has been licensed by the New York Times to play on their VR app as ‘Indefinite’. Learn more about Ashley Cowan on Crunchbase…

VR City is a London based VR production company, creating emotionally transformative experiences in virtual reality. Read more aboutVR City on Crunchbase…

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