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Top Influencers: 43 UK Cofounder’s To Follow in 2022

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

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David Cleevely

CoFounder @ Cambridge Angels group

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David Cleevely (FREng, FIET) is an entrepreneur and international telecoms expert who has built and advised many companies, principally in Cambridge, UK. He has invested in over 35 companies (including Neul). David was founder and former Chairman of telecoms consultancy Analysys (acquired by Datatec International in 2004). In 1998, he co-founded the web based antibody company Abcam (ABC.L) with Jonathan Milner and was Chairman until November 2009. In late 2004 he co-founded the 3G femto base station company, 3WayNetworks, which was sold to Airvana in April 2007. He has been a prime mover behind Cambridge Network, co-founder of Cambridge Wireless, co-founder and Chairman of Cambridge Angels and is a member of the IET Communications Policy Panel. For 8 years until March 2009 he was a member of the Ofcom Spectrum Advisory Board. From 2001 to 2008 David was a member of the Ministry of Defence Board overseeing information systems and services (DES-ISS, formerly the Defence Communications Services Agency). Learn more about David Cleevely on Crunchbase…

The Cambridge Angels are a group of high-net worth investors who have proven experience as successful entrepreneurs in internet, software, Read more aboutCambridge Angels group on Crunchbase…

Sebastjan Trepca

CPO, CoFounder @ Lyst

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in startups since 2003, cofounder @Lyst, blockchaining at @chia_project

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Sebastjan is currently a cofounder and CTO of Lyst, a social curation platform for online fashion. Prior to founding Lyst, he was VP of Engineering at Noovo, a content sharing and discovery startup. He was also Technical Lead at Social Expeditions, founded the Python Community of Slovenia and studied Computer Science at the University of Ljubljana. Learn more about Sebastjan Trepca on Crunchbase…

Lyst is a global fashion search platform that allows users to browse through thousands of online fashion stores. Read more aboutLyst on Crunchbase…

Pierre Paslier

Cofounder & Co-CEO @ Notpla

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Pierre is a London-based Innovation Design Engineer. He started his career as a Packaging Engineer for L’Oréal in the daytime and hacking 3D-printers in his living room at night. He then decided to study design at the Royal College of Art and in 2013, he co-designed one of the first consumer delta 3D-printers. He loves DIY, especially if it involves drones lifting dangerous electronic components or street art robots redecorating the streets. This passion for innovation led him to co-found two startups, Gravity Sketch (3D creation in VR) and Notpla (edible packaging). Driven by the urge to act on our plastic crisis, he’s now 100% focused on Ooho, the edible water bottle as Co-CEO of Notpla. He has a Masters degree from the RCA’s Innovation Design Engineering programme (MA & MSci) and INSA de Lyon (MEng). He has written articles for Wired Magazine and given a number of conferences about his projects at TEDx conferences in Athens and Warwick. Learn more about Pierre Paslier on Crunchbase…

Sustainable packaging made from seaweed and plants. Read more aboutNotpla on Crunchbase…

Molawa Adesuyi

CoFounder & CTO @ Recyclan

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Tech entrepreneur passionate about building products and business that change lives Learn more about Molawa Adesuyi on Crunchbase…

Tech Enabled Plastic Recycling Company Read more aboutRecyclan on Crunchbase…

Timothy Stranex

Cofounder @ Luno

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Timothy was previously a software engineer at Google in Switzerland.He holds an MSc in Theoretical Physics from the University of Zürich and a BSc in Physics, Mathematics and Computer Science from the University of Cape Town. Learn more about Timothy Stranex on Crunchbase…

Luno is a global cryptocurrency company. Read more aboutLuno on Crunchbase…

Kunal Sharma

Cofounder & COO @ AppsPicket

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Kunal is a serial entrepreneur having cofounded iRunway- an intellectual property firm that helped clients drive successful outcomes in excess of $1.5 billion. Also part of founding team at Pangea3 and Evalueserve. He has studied entrepreneurship from London Business School, and has done his Masters and Bachelors from IIT Delhi. Learn more about Kunal Sharma on Crunchbase…

Frictionless secure two factor authentication based on innovative cryptographic protocol. Read more aboutAppsPicket on Crunchbase…

Davide Fioranelli

NED & Cofounder @ Freetrade

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Freetrade is a challenger stockbroker that offers free share trading in mobile phones. Read more aboutFreetrade on Crunchbase…

Jack Pordi

Cofounder and CTO @ Realm

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Realm is an app for finding and hosting house parties with the aim of making socializing cheaper and more meaningful. Read more aboutRealm on Crunchbase…

Dr. Constantina Katsari-Muston

CoFounder and CEO @ Startdoms

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Tech Entrepreneur, Agile and Lean products, currently running Startdoms, a virtual accelerator for startups Learn more about Dr. Constantina Katsari-Muston on Crunchbase…

A community of startups, mentors, business advisors, investors and enthusiasts who support entrepreneurs in their new ventures. Read more aboutStartdoms on Crunchbase…

Shahan Lilja

Cofounder & CEO @ Mavenoid

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Shahan Lilja is the Founder and the Chief Executive Officer of Mavenoid. Learn more about Shahan Lilja on Crunchbase…

Read more aboutMavenoid on Crunchbase…

Wil Benton

Cofounder & Director @ Metta

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Wil Benton is Cofounder & Director at Metta. Learn more about Wil Benton on Crunchbase…

Metta company supports startups, industry & governments with sustainable technology. Read more aboutMetta on Crunchbase…

Gideon Farrell

Cofounder & CTO @ Converge

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Connected sensor networks driving a smarter physical environment. Read more aboutConverge on Crunchbase…

Paras Patel

CoFounder and Managing Partner @ Energy Access Ventures

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Read more aboutEnergy Access Ventures on Crunchbase…

Alexander Gorelik

CoFounder,CTO & VP Product @ Zamna

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Award-winning blockchain-powered data verification platform improving airport security while delivering a seamless passenger experience Read more aboutZamna on Crunchbase…

Hannah Burrow

Cofounder and CEO @ Kiroku

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Hannah Burrow is the cofounder and CEO of Kiroku. She graduated as a dentist from University of Bristol with distinction. After this she had a variety of jobs within dentistry and healthcare. Within all of these jobs she was struck by how inefficient certain processes within healthcare were, and this frustration led her to apply to Entrepreneur First (EF). EF is Europe’s leading deep tech accelerator, providing investment and mentorship to the companies they back. Learn more about Hannah Burrow on Crunchbase…

Kiroku is an intelligent note taking platform for professional services. Read more aboutKiroku on Crunchbase…

David Power

Cofounder & CEO @ Insurwave

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Insurwave is a platform for the entire insurance ecosystem, serving multinational companies with complex insurance needs. Read more aboutInsurwave on Crunchbase…

James Mayes

Cofounder and CEO @ Mind the Product

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I felt inspired by the keynote @James_Mayes delivered at @how_to_web earlier this week and decided to give the course a shot. Well structured, easy to follow and packed with getting started tips! https://www.credly.com/badges/8157b6e0-724b-4d9b-a5f2-af4c330faaa9/twitter?t=riq9gr

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Dad. Gadget-fan. Adrenalin junkie. Outdoors beats indoors. Tech. Social. Start-ups. Recruiting. Product. Event junkie, occasional speaker! Learn more about James Mayes on Crunchbase…

Mind the Product is an international product community for users to gain information. Read more aboutMind the Product on Crunchbase…

Tim W Cummins

Chief Software Architect & CoFounder @ Swoogo

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Read more aboutSwoogo on Crunchbase…

Viktor Nebehaj

CMO & Cofounder @ Freetrade

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Today we launched our latest public crowdfund @Freetrade.

It is live right now on @Crowdcube.

We’ve raised £25 million from our community since 2016, but this time it’s a bit different.

https://www.crowdcube.com/companies/freetrade/pitches/qQNNal

Freetrade is a challenger stockbroker that offers free share trading in mobile phones. Read more aboutFreetrade on Crunchbase…

Matt Millar

CTO & Cofounder @ Updraft

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An experiment led by the Oxford condensed matter physicist J. C. Séamus Davis all but settles the origin of high-temperature superconductivity. “I’ve worked on this problem for 25 years, and I hope I have solved it. I’m absolutely thrilled.” https://www.quantamagazine.org/high-temperature-superconductivity-understood-at-last-20220921/

Updraft is a part lending, part credit report, and part financial planning app for millennials. We turn borrowers into savers. Read more aboutUpdraft on Crunchbase…

Ian Fuller

CTO & Cofounder @ Freetrade

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Freetrade is a challenger stockbroker that offers free share trading in mobile phones. Read more aboutFreetrade on Crunchbase…

Richard Mabey

Cofounder, CEO @ Juro

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All-in-one contract automation platform. Read more aboutJuro on Crunchbase…

Ashutosh Natraj

CEO & CoFounder @ Vidrona

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Oxford University Researcher turned entrepreneur with 9 years of experience in academia and industry across the world such as IBM Research. Ash holds a PhD in Robotics and Computer Vision for UAVs(Distinction), Erasmus Mundus (ViBOT) scholar with 3 Masters in Robotics and Computer Vision. Learn more about Ashutosh Natraj on Crunchbase…

Vidrona is a British AI Based Predictive Prescriptive Analytics Company for the Utilities. It helps utilities to increase RoI. Read more aboutVidrona on Crunchbase…

Said Rahmani

CoFounder @ Avatech

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Read more aboutAvatech on Crunchbase…

William Billingsley

CFO, Cofounder & Chief Commercial Officer @ ApTap

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As the co-founder of ApTap, he is fully involved in the operations, planning and strategy of the company. Upon graduating from Imperial College he delved into the world of business, inspired by experiences in tech and science, in order to learn and make an impact. With work experience in research labs, in the field and abroad, as well as in business development, alongside his BSc in Biology with Management (hons), He is excited to have started a company, to drive his aspirations to change the world. Learn more about William Billingsley on Crunchbase…

ApTap offer a simple bill management API for banks to cancel, compare and switch their service providers with just a tap. Read more aboutApTap on Crunchbase…

Gavin Heavyside

CTO & Cofounder @ COCO+

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COCO+ is a B2B travel management platform that enables companies to offset their carbon footprint by working with ClimateCare. Read more aboutCOCO+ on Crunchbase…

Diwakar Thakore

Cofounder and Director @ Dhiyantra Limited

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Dhiyantra a conversational & commerce company developing products & services intersection messenger apps, chatbots, artficial intelligence. Read more aboutDhiyantra Limited on Crunchbase…

Martin Chamrad

Cofounder & CTO @ Tribe Sports App

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Tribe Sports App is a Sports App that allows users to monitor their real-time scores, schedules, tables and commentary. Read more aboutTribe Sports App on Crunchbase…

Daniel Lewis

CEO & Cofounder-Director @ Awen Collective Ltd

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Thursday 4th August, the 111 non-emergency first contact service for the British NHS was the target of a cyber attack. Our Executive Chair @danieljohnlewis looked into how this attack occurred and who was affected

#CyberAttack #NHS #CyberSecurityAwareness
https://www.awencollective.com/blog/2022/8/9/nhs-111-cyber-attack-4th-august-2022

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CEO & Cofounder @ Awen Collective – reducing the risk of cyber attacks to critical national infrastructure, automated manufacturers & the defence sector. BLURB: Cofounder, Director & CEO of Awen Collective – a company specialising in developing cyber security & incident response software for industrial organisations. Most recent previous job was as a Senior Researcher in cyber security and digital forensics at University of South Wales. I enjoy R&D and innovation in Cyber Security, Artificial Intelligence, Fuzzy Set Theory, Data Mining, Big Data & Robotics. I am Entrepreneurial, Altruistic & Autodidactic. Learn more about Daniel Lewis on Crunchbase…

Awen is a software company making society safer by increasing cyber resilience in our critical national infrastructures and manufacturers Read more aboutAwen Collective Ltd on Crunchbase…

Jamie Coleman

CoFounder and Chair @ CodeBase

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Read more aboutCodeBase on Crunchbase…

Jamie Coleman

CoFounder and Chair @ CodeBase

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Read more aboutCodeBase on Crunchbase…

Rafael Michaeli

CoFounder @ SAVA

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The first effortless continuous molecular tracker unlocking human perfomance Read more aboutSAVA on Crunchbase…

Tom Hunt

CEO/Cofounder @ AskTina

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AskTina is Monetise your Expertise Read more aboutAskTina on Crunchbase…

Arlo Guneratne Bryer

Cofounder @ Quartic Technologies

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Quartic takes the work out of data engineering. Read more aboutQuartic Technologies on Crunchbase…

Azadi Sheridan

Cofounder @ HearToday

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Help children with hearing loss get better access to education. Read more aboutHearToday on Crunchbase…

Derek Morgan

CEO & Cofounder @ MovieGlu

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MovieGlu provides TV Guide style listings for Movie Theater showtimes Read more aboutMovieGlu on Crunchbase…

David Adams

CoFounder and CTO @ Chime Advisors

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Disrupting the expert network industry Read more aboutChime Advisors on Crunchbase…

Antonio Latorre

Management Board Member / Cofounder @ Big Data Scoring

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Read more aboutBig Data Scoring on Crunchbase…

Brian Smith

Cofounder & CEO @ BeInspired Fitness

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BeInspired Fitness offers an e-commerce platform that enables its users to find and get service from physiotherapists and nutritionists. Read more aboutBeInspired Fitness on Crunchbase…

Craig Parker

Cofounder @ Decidz

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Decidz is a simple app designed to help you meet up and do things with friends. Read more aboutDecidz on Crunchbase…

Stuart Millson

Cofounder and Managing Director @ Broker Compare

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Broker Compare is a price comparison tool that helps investors find the right online stockbroker for their needs. Read more aboutBroker Compare on Crunchbase…

Rebecca Trevalyan

Cofounder & Community Director @ Library of Things

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Rebecca Trevalyan is a co-founder at Library of Things. Learn more about Rebecca Trevalyan on Crunchbase…

Library of Things is a start-up that lends out products from drills to sound systems to GoPros from smart borrowing kiosks. Read more aboutLibrary of Things on Crunchbase…

Niall Smith

Cofounder & COO @ BeInspired Fitness

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BeInspired Fitness offers an e-commerce platform that enables its users to find and get service from physiotherapists and nutritionists. Read more aboutBeInspired Fitness on Crunchbase…

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