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Top Influencers: 37 UK Co-founder, CEO’s To Follow in 2022

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

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Yao-Yun (Yoyo) Chang

Co-Founder, CEO and President @ KodyPay

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Yoyo is a 21-year old Taiwanese born British entrepreneur who is a co-founder and the current CEO of KodyPay. Yoyo co-founded KodyPay in the final year of High School and successfully raised US$6 million to date for KodyPay in the summer of 2021. Hoping to build a career in investment banking, Yoyo had started to invest in the stock market at the age of 13. With returns of over 80% in Q4 2016, he led his school team to first place in a national investment competition. During Yoyo’s first year at the University of York, Yoyo self-invested £120,000 of trading profits to build a pilot product for KodyPay. Learn more about Yao-Yun (Yoyo) Chang on Crunchbase…

Revolutionising in-person payments to grow your business with a trustworthy and innovative solution. Read more aboutKodyPay on Crunchbase…

George McDonaugh

Co-Founder, CEO and Managing Director @ KR1 plc

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I’ve been involved in blockchain technology since 2011. Before then I was an advertising copywriter for London based agencies. I have a masters degree in Anthropology and a further degree in Creative Advertising. I helped form one of London’s most popular blockchain meetups and co-founded kr1 in early 2016 and as such it become the first token focussed investment company in the world. We have the longest track record in the space and a global network of funds, developers and investors. Learn more about George McDonaugh on Crunchbase…

Read more aboutKR1 plc on Crunchbase…

Francesca Howland

Co-founder, CEO, Director @ Bimble

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Bimble is the app for great, little places. Peer-to-peer place recommendations from around the world. Read more aboutBimble on Crunchbase…

Alex Loizou

Co-Founder, CEO @ Trouva

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Alex co-founded StreetHub after graduating from the 2012 Cohort of Entrepreneur First. He is an experienced iOS, Javascript and PHP developer, and studied at the London School of Economics and the University of Cologne. Learn more about Alex Loizou on Crunchbase…

Trouva, the online destination for unique products from the best curators around the world Read more aboutTrouva on Crunchbase…

Andrew Mukerjee

Co-founder, CEO @ Brisqq

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Andrew has a keen interest in solving big global problems using software. Andrew and team built Brisqq into the leading digital last mile distribution business in the London market and launched eLogii to enable commercial fleet operators around the world to increase efficiency in their planning, routing and dispatch operations. Formerly an investment banker focusing on software and internet transactions. Andrew graduated from King’s College London and speaks fluent Dutch. Learn more about Andrew Mukerjee on Crunchbase…

Brisqq provides local logistics-as-a-service, enabling retailers to offer same day (or future date) deliveries in 1-hour timeslots. Read more aboutBrisqq on Crunchbase…

John Howie

Co-Founder, CEO @ Lintbells

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Lintbells is a producer of nutritional supplements for pets. Read more aboutLintbells on Crunchbase…

Stephanie Eltz

Co-founder, CEO @ Doctify

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Stephanie co-founded Doctify. She is the CEO of the company. Learn more about Stephanie Eltz on Crunchbase…

Doctify provides a solution for the millions of patients who want to search, compare and book health services over the internet. Read more aboutDoctify on Crunchbase…

Ema Kufel

Co-Founder, CEO @ Prosoma

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Co-Founder/CEO, Ema is an (MSc) Marketing Communications graduate and an expert in healthcare communications. Ema has vast experience in managing projects developing digital strategies within the National Health Service and the Department of Health in the UK. She is passionate about healthcare and innovation, key components of Prosoma. Learn more about Ema Kufel on Crunchbase…

The world’s first digital therapeutics programme, designed specifically for cancer patients Read more aboutProsoma on Crunchbase…

Jamie Akhtar

Co-founder, CEO @ CyberSmart

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An automated end-to-end cyber security compliance platform that helps SMB’s. Read more aboutCyberSmart on Crunchbase…

Caspar Thykier

Co-Founder, CEO @ Zappar

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Caspar Thykier is Co-Founder & CEO at Zappar. Learn more about Caspar Thykier on Crunchbase…

Zappar is a clever little app that can see and recognise images and objects in the world around us. Read more aboutZappar on Crunchbase…

Nathaniel Barling

Co-Founder, CEO & Editor-in-Chief @ Knowhere

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Nathaniel Barling joined Knowhere as Co-Founder, CEO in 2015. Learn more about Nathaniel Barling on Crunchbase…

Read more aboutKnowhere on Crunchbase…

Solomia Boretska

Co-Founder, CEO @ LendoBox

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Matching product rental demand with supply Read more aboutLendoBox on Crunchbase…

Karin Nielsen

Co-founder, CEO @ fluently

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Translation Infrastructure On Demand Read more aboutfluently on Crunchbase…

Maya Pindeus

Co-Founder, CEO @ Humanising Autonomy

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Humanising Autonomy is building the global standard for human machine interactions. Read more aboutHumanising Autonomy on Crunchbase…

Anne-Marie Imafidon

Co-Founder, CEO and ‘Head Stemette’ @ STEMettes

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On #InternationalPodcastDay🎙we’re telling stories, sharing resources & giving advice. Tune into this recent episode of #BlackTechUnplugged to hear more on my #tech story, lessons learnt along the way & why we need to widen the horizons for #WomenInSTEM

https://blacktechunplugged.com/2022/09/08/ep-063-anne-marie-imafidon-unplugged/#more-1987

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Anne-Marie Imafidon Is A Woman On A Mission. A Child Prodigy Who Had Received Degrees From Prestigious Universities On Both Sides Of The Atlantic By The Time She Was 20, She Is Campaigning To Get More Women Into Science, Technology, Engineering And Maths (Stem). Learn more about Anne-Marie Imafidon on Crunchbase…

They’re showing that girls do STEM (Sci, Tech, Eng & Maths) too. Read more aboutSTEMettes on Crunchbase…

Joe Gallard

Co-Founder, CEO @ Reducer

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Joe is CEO of Reducer. Prior to this he worked at Deloitte, Gousto and carwow. Learn more about Joe Gallard on Crunchbase…

Reducer empowers businesses by giving them the information needed to make smart buying decisions. Read more aboutReducer on Crunchbase…

Christopher El Badaoui

Co-Founder, CEO @ LVNDR Health

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Congratulations to the team @RoganProduction for your well deserved nomination for the humane & compassionate take on the final chapter of the amazing Freddie Mercury’s life #hivstigma @londondan73 @iemmys @londonftci #LGBTQ

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Chris is responsible for driving LVNDR’s vision, brand, and business strategy as well as building and managing a phenomenal team to revolutionize LGBTQ+ healthcare. They are a 2x founder and have previously built accelerators and investment vehicles for Parsons School of Design, Techstars and the NFL. Prior to that, they led Growth and Strategy at Pillar Tech disrupting legacy industries with Fortune 500 companies. Learn more about Christopher El Badaoui on Crunchbase…

LVNDR is redesigning sexual and reproductive healthcare services through a mobile-first digital clinic designed for LGBTQIA+ individuals. Read more aboutLVNDR Health on Crunchbase…

Marcus Kern

Co-Founder, CEO & Director @ Duesday

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Kern started as an entrepreneur in 1998 when he founded voiceIT communications, offering voicemail services. Prior to that Kern graduated with distinction in Physics at the University of Hamburg after completing a research year at the Optoelectronics Research Centre in Southampton. Early in the new millenium Kern led the architecture and implementation of O2’s strategic SMS platform. During 2004 Kern worked for T-Mobile International driving technical design and implementation of a £2 million SMS/MMS alerting platform across T-Mobile’s European footprint. In 2005 Kern co-founded Mobile Interactive Group (MIG) and started as CTO. He was imperative to MIGs expansion to 200 employees over six years. In 2008 MIG was ranked No.1 in the Tech Track 100, securing the title of fastest growing technology company in the UK. MIG was acquired by NASDAQ listed Velti plc in November 2011 and Kern then acted as VP of Technology for the corporation. In 2014 Kern co-founded Fonix Mobile and guided the messaging and payments venture throughout its three year growth phase. In early 2016 he co-founded CFT Group, a brand new payments provider re-inventing direct debits through a revolutionary consumer incentive scheme: DUESDAY. In December 2017 Kern was named Digital Entrepreneur of the Year by Cornwall Live, Learn more about Marcus Kern on Crunchbase…

Payment Institution (Direct Debit, Request-to-Pay) Read more aboutDuesday on Crunchbase…

Charles Armitage

Co-Founder, CEO @ Florence

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Charles Armitage is a co-founder and CEO at Florence. Learn more about Charles Armitage on Crunchbase…

Florence is an online marketplace that connects vacant care home shifts to local nurses and carers looking for extra work Read more aboutFlorence on Crunchbase…

Soren Krogsgaard Thomsen

Co-Founder, CEO and Managing Director @ BioMe Oxford

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Soren is a medical scientist at the University of Oxford, with a background in the natural sciences and genetics research. He previously worked as a consultant for pharma and OBR consulting, and has published on his experiences as an academic entrepreneur. Soren’s current research is focused on translating large-scale genetic data into mechanisms for disease to inform new therapeutic strategies. He dreams of one day enabling similar population-wide microbiome studies using the platform technology under development at BioMe Oxford Ltd. Learn more about Soren Krogsgaard Thomsen on Crunchbase…

Unlocking your gut microbiome by developing a medical device for targeted and non-invasive sampling Read more aboutBioMe Oxford on Crunchbase…

Jan Deruyck

Co-Founder, CEO @ Guut

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Jan is co-founder of Guut, a personalized health coaching company that empowers people with science-backed data, a personal plan and coaching to achieve their health and wellbeing ambitions. Besides that, he invests in early-stage startups and advises on go-to-market topics. Prior to that, he was the Director of Sales & Marketing at In The Pocket, a digital product studio in Belgium. His interests range from psychology to technology and entrepreneurship. Next to that Jan is obsessed with surfing and healthy food! Learn more about Jan Deruyck on Crunchbase…

Read more aboutGuut on Crunchbase…

Alexandre Noirot-Cosson

Co-Founder, CEO @ Biddly Ltd.

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Biddly is the first Customer Data Platform for the performance marketing industry. Read more aboutBiddly Ltd. on Crunchbase…

Simonetta d’Ottaviano

Co-founder, CEO @ Nettoken

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The control panel for your digital identity! Read more aboutNettoken on Crunchbase…

Paddy Willis

Co-Founder, CEO @ Mission Ventures

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Read more aboutMission Ventures on Crunchbase…

Sean Grundy

Co-Founder, CEO @ Bevi

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Redesigning the beverage supply chain @Bevi. Previously, 3 years experience managing environmental projects.MIT Sloan MBA, Princeton undergrad. Learn more about Sean Grundy on Crunchbase…

Read more aboutBevi on Crunchbase…

Sean Grundy

Co-Founder, CEO @ Bevi

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Redesigning the beverage supply chain @Bevi. Previously, 3 years experience managing environmental projects.MIT Sloan MBA, Princeton undergrad. Learn more about Sean Grundy on Crunchbase…

Read more aboutBevi on Crunchbase…

Pam Batth

Co-Founder, CEO @ nu:move

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Nu:Move inline estate agents specialise in selling, letting and auctioning of residential properties. Read more aboutnu:move on Crunchbase…

Pam Batth

Co-Founder, CEO @ nu:move

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Nu:Move inline estate agents specialise in selling, letting and auctioning of residential properties. Read more aboutnu:move on Crunchbase…

Christoph Birkl

Co-founder, CEO @ Brill Power

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“We have the opportunity to offer the static energy storage and electric vehicle market a step-change in improvements for zero-emissions technologies” says @BrillPower CEO, @cbirkl following completion of a $10.5m Series A round today

#cleanenergy #batterytechnology

Brill Power is a clean-tech platform that develops cutting-edge battery management technology. Read more aboutBrill Power on Crunchbase…

Christoph Birkl

Co-founder, CEO @ Brill Power

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“We have the opportunity to offer the static energy storage and electric vehicle market a step-change in improvements for zero-emissions technologies” says @BrillPower CEO, @cbirkl following completion of a $10.5m Series A round today

#cleanenergy #batterytechnology

Brill Power is a clean-tech platform that develops cutting-edge battery management technology. Read more aboutBrill Power on Crunchbase…

Ian Hobson

Co-Founder, CEO & Managing Director @ ChargeBox

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Take a look at new London 'Pedal cycle traffic' data* from the @dft that shows the post-pandemic increase in annual total miles cycled in the capital.
See 2020 & 2021 bars.
*Excludes cycle traffic on canal paths.

Data source: TRA0403
https://www.gov.uk/government/statistical-data-sets/road-traffic-statistics-tra

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Ian has set and delivered the mission and objectives for ChargeBox which has seen the company grow rapidly. Involved since the companies inception, Ian took over control of the company and formulated the change in strategy driven by the smart phone market and Olympics in 2012. Ian is passionate about ChargeBox and passionate about bringing free charging to everyone who needs it everywhere they need it. A graduate of Imperial College, Ian’s career has taken him from Accenture to Hambrecht & Quist and Tibco, all the time delivering rapid growth and businsess development. Learn more about Ian Hobson on Crunchbase…

ChargeBox They pride Theirselves for providing the easiest to use, most trusted and innovative charging solutions for public spaces. Read more aboutChargeBox on Crunchbase…

Daniel Mitchell

Co-Founder, CEO @ Hivemind

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Data science and technology company specialising in the application of human and machine intelligence to complex unstructured data problems Read more aboutHivemind on Crunchbase…

Hannah Gardiner

Co-Founder, CEO @ AirPublic

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AirPublic measures and analyses air quality with fixed and mobile devices. Read more aboutAirPublic on Crunchbase…

Daniel Titterton

Co-Founder, CEO @ Intelligent Positioning

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Read more aboutIntelligent Positioning on Crunchbase…

Russ Wakeham

Co-Founder, CEO @ Two Drifters Distillery

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Russ Wakeham is a Co-Founder and CEO of Two Drifters Distillery. Learn more about Russ Wakeham on Crunchbase…

Two Drifters Distillery create the first carbon-negative rum distilleries in the world. Read more aboutTwo Drifters Distillery on Crunchbase…

Terry Monkton

Co-Founder, CEO & Managing Director @ Simworx

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Terry Monkton is a Co-Founder & Managing Director at Simworx. Learn more about Terry Monkton on Crunchbase…

Simworx is acknowledged as one of the world leaders in the supply of 4D Effects Cinema’s and Motion Simulation Attractions, for the Read more aboutSimworx on Crunchbase…

Daniel Priestley

Co-founder, CEO @ Entrevo

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Read more aboutEntrevo on Crunchbase…

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