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Top Influencers: 32 UK COO & Co-founder’s To Follow in 2022

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

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

Ivan Griffin

COO & Co-Founder @ BenevolentAI

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Ivan joined NESTA in March 2009. He makes and manages investments in the Healthcare sector. Prior to joining NESTA Ivan spent four years at IP Group where he was predominantly focused on healthcare and life science businesses. At IP Group his role encompassed all aspects of technology commercialisation, including identification of investment opportunities, spin-out company formation, business and corporate development as well as private and public equity financings and trade sales. Before joining IP Group Ivan spent two years at Oxford Technology Venture Capital Trust, and a year in post-doctoral research where he published several scientific papers. Learn more about Ivan Griffin on Crunchbase…

BenevolentAI is a developer of artificial intelligence and computational medicine technologies. Read more aboutBenevolentAI on Crunchbase…

Maroof Ahmed

COO & Co-founder @ Quit Genius

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Maroof Ahmed is the COO of Quit Genius. Learn more about Maroof Ahmed on Crunchbase…

Read more aboutQuit Genius on Crunchbase…

Lachlan Gillies

COO & Co-founder @ Sherpa

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Sherpa provides perfectly personalised insurance in one simple account for one payment Read more aboutSherpa on Crunchbase…

Aiden Berry

COO & Co-Founder @ Pesky Fish

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Rebuilding the global seafood supply chain through tech and the transparency it enables. Currently based in UK. Read more aboutPesky Fish on Crunchbase…

Neil Ambler

COO & Co-Founder @ Banked

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Neil leads our fundraising and continually fine-tunes our business strategy, while keeping the day-to-day finances healthy. Learn more about Neil Ambler on Crunchbase…

Banked provides an account-to-account payment software platform. Read more aboutBanked on Crunchbase…

Varun Aggarwal

COO & Co-Founder @ Univariety

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Varun Aggarwal is a Co-Founder and the Chief Operating Officer at Univariety. Learn more about Varun Aggarwal on Crunchbase…

Read more aboutUnivariety on Crunchbase…

Cramba Lucian

COO & Co-Founder @ Beez

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People person in the business world. Willing to take risks and aim high, while working the all-or-nothing way( but deleted the “nothing” part). Co-Founder and business owner @Beez, the future of shopping apps which solves the eternal duo problem- Time vs Money. Believer in technology as a way of providing people with adapted solutions for a better future Business Development, Sales, Advertising / PR, Product Management, Start-ups Learn more about Cramba Lucian on Crunchbase…

Read more aboutBeez on Crunchbase…

Bettina Rubek Slater

COO & Co-Founder @ Pycom

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Strategist Marketeer Tech and innovation seeker Telco, consumer electronics and IoT specialist Learn more about Bettina Rubek Slater on Crunchbase…

The world’s most integrated IoT Platform Read more aboutPycom on Crunchbase…

Anthony von Christierson

COO & Co-Founder @ Baby Bundle

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BabyBundle develops a parenting application and tools to support parents, nannies, and care givers. Read more aboutBaby Bundle on Crunchbase…

Ben Gateley

COO & Co-Founder @ Charlie

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Ben Gateley works as Co-founder for The Eleven. Learn more about Ben Gateley on Crunchbase…

Charlie is the HR software for small teams with big ideas. Read more aboutCharlie on Crunchbase…

Dominic Cura

COO & Co-Founder @ Sharefinance

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Sharefinance democratises employee share ownership through innovative financing solutions Read more aboutSharefinance on Crunchbase…

Estelle Lloyd

COO & Co-Founder @ Azoomee

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Azoomee / Da Vinci is a kids’ global media company and app development studio with offices in London, Berlin, Istanbul and Luxembourg. Read more aboutAzoomee on Crunchbase…

Nick Rogers

COO & Co-Founder @ Sky-Futures

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Nick is Chief Regulatory and Training Officer (CRTO) and co-founder at Sky-Futures. He oversees the Training and Regulatory framework including the UK CAA National Qualified Entity (NQE) Status, ensuring that the Remote Pilot training is robust and fit for purpose. As a qualified civilian airline Captain who continues to fly Airbus A320 passenger jets, Nick’s aviation experience and understanding of the manned aviation environment have been instrumental in establishing a culture of safety and outstanding operational procedures that help enhance Sky-Futures position as a leading drone technology company. Learn more about Nick Rogers on Crunchbase…

Sky-Futures is a provider of drone-based inspection and data services to the industrial inspection market. Read more aboutSky-Futures on Crunchbase…

Rob Larmour

COO & Co-Founder @ Hiyacar

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Hiyacar is a UK peer to peer car sharing platform. Read more aboutHiyacar on Crunchbase…

James Mackonochie

COO & Co-Founder @ OFF3R

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James is the co-founder and COO at OFF3R. He has over 10 years of experience working at leading Management Consultancy firm Deloitte. James has a Business and Management degree from Manchester University and holds a number of professional qualifications in the field of technology delivery. Learn more about James Mackonochie on Crunchbase…

OFF3R helps you to learn how to invest and to compare investments from some of the best investment companies in the UK. Read more aboutOFF3R on Crunchbase…

Tom Mallory

COO & Co-founder @ Clippings

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Clippings operates as an online source for furniture and lighting. Read more aboutClippings on Crunchbase…

Joshua Scotton

COO & Co-Founder @ Personify XP

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Josh is the brains behind Personify XP. With a PhD from the Intelligent Systems group at the University of Warwick, he has worked with some of the world’s largest companies across Retail, Finance, CPG and Travel. Josh has spent the last 10 years living out his passion for personalization, researching customer analytics, marketing and customer engagement modelling. Learn more about Joshua Scotton on Crunchbase…

Personify XP uses AI and automation personalization SAAS technology to help retailers understand what their customers are shopping for. Read more aboutPersonify XP on Crunchbase…

Laura Bowen

COO & Co-Founder @ Admedo

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LAURA BOWEN co-founding a fast-growing adtech startup in 2013 is no mean feat. Laura’s entrepreneurial flair and strong work ethic sees her sit at the helm of operations. Fully immersed in every aspect of the company as well as the adtech space, Laura’s motivation and passion for innovation helps shape and drive forward Admedo’s strategy. Learn more about Laura Bowen on Crunchbase…

Admedo is a self-serve online advertising platform that focuses on developing performance-driven tools. Read more aboutAdmedo on Crunchbase…

Jon Bundy

COO & Co-Founder @ Aire

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Aire provides credit assessment services that gives people a new credit score to help them qualify for essential financial products. Read more aboutAire on Crunchbase…

William Morgan

COO & Co-founder @ Electric Jukebox

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Electric Jukebox: Taking on music streaming services, home entertainment systems Read more aboutElectric Jukebox on Crunchbase…

William Morgan

COO & Co-founder @ Electric Jukebox

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Electric Jukebox: Taking on music streaming services, home entertainment systems Read more aboutElectric Jukebox on Crunchbase…

Ian McWilliams

COO & Co-founder @ Inzura

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Ian McWilliams is a seasoned senior executive with over 30 years experience in the Telecoms and IT market covering both the Enterprise market and Mobile Network Operators. A business developer and leader for major business divisions in global vendors such as Motorola, Lucent Technologies & Cap Gemini Ernst & Young. Ian brings a wealth of maturity and experience in managing strategic relationships and running large internationally diverse teams across EMEA, AsiaPac and the Americas. Ian also has extensive experience in multiple start-up companies, covering Sales & Marketing, Business Development, Product Management, Application Development and Customer Support. Learn more about Ian McWilliams on Crunchbase…

Inzura’s customer engagement Apps and cloud-based services cover the major personal insurance lines. Read more aboutInzura on Crunchbase…

Ian McWilliams

COO & Co-founder @ Inzura

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Ian McWilliams is a seasoned senior executive with over 30 years experience in the Telecoms and IT market covering both the Enterprise market and Mobile Network Operators. A business developer and leader for major business divisions in global vendors such as Motorola, Lucent Technologies & Cap Gemini Ernst & Young. Ian brings a wealth of maturity and experience in managing strategic relationships and running large internationally diverse teams across EMEA, AsiaPac and the Americas. Ian also has extensive experience in multiple start-up companies, covering Sales & Marketing, Business Development, Product Management, Application Development and Customer Support. Learn more about Ian McWilliams on Crunchbase…

Inzura’s customer engagement Apps and cloud-based services cover the major personal insurance lines. Read more aboutInzura on Crunchbase…

Luke Parkin

COO & Co-Founder @ Phytoponics

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Phytoponics designs and manufactures Deep Water Culture (DWC) hydroponic growing systems for supply to commercial produce growers. Read more aboutPhytoponics on Crunchbase…

Luke Parkin

COO & Co-Founder @ Phytoponics

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Phytoponics designs and manufactures Deep Water Culture (DWC) hydroponic growing systems for supply to commercial produce growers. Read more aboutPhytoponics on Crunchbase…

Simon Cole

Consultant, CFO, COO & Co-Founder @ Molewood Consulting

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Molewood Consulting is a private equity firm that provides management consulting and staffing services. Read more aboutMolewood Consulting on Crunchbase…

Bibi Nelson

COO & Co-Founder @ Bare Conductive

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Bare Conductive is a design and technology company that uses printed electronics technology to integrate electronics into the environment. Read more aboutBare Conductive on Crunchbase…

Pravina Pindoria

COO & Co-Founder @ Tallyfy

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Pravina Pindoria is the Co-founder & COO at Tallyfy Learn more about Pravina Pindoria on Crunchbase…

Read more aboutTallyfy on Crunchbase…

Rodney Johnson

COO & Co-founder @ Vensy

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Vensy is a sports marketing platform that provides a simple way for brands to discover the best athletes to sponsor. Read more aboutVensy on Crunchbase…

Matt Bradbeer

COO & Co-Founder @ Indie Media Labs

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SaaS digital publishing and distribution service for book publishers and direct to consumer whitelabel all-in-one publishing platform Read more aboutIndie Media Labs on Crunchbase…

Sebastian Hermelin

COO & Co-founder @ WarOnCancer

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Sebastian Hermelin is co-founder of the community WarOnCancer.com. A global community that aims to unite patients all over the world. Learn more about Sebastian Hermelin on Crunchbase…

Read more aboutWarOnCancer on Crunchbase…

Mariaq Hayden

COO & Co-founder @ Headliner

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Ex lead singer of punk band Escapegoate and former professional actor. Maria went on to manage various bands and co-founded BandWagon with Stan Mcleod. Learn more about Mariaq Hayden on Crunchbase…

Read more aboutHeadliner on Crunchbase…

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