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Top Influencers: 57 UK Director and Co-Founder’s To Follow in 2022

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

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Andreas Weiskam

Managing Director and Co-Founder @ Sapphire

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Andreas is a co-founder and managing director of Sapphire Ventures. He serves as a board director or observer at Contentful, CurrencyCloud, Matillion, Retail Solutions, and Wandera. Andreas’ previous investments at Sapphire include: Criteo (NASDAQ: CRTO), DocuSign (NASDAQ: DOCU), Iovation (acquired by TransUnion), iTAC (acquired by Durr), Lavante (acquired by PRGX Global), LogLogic (acquired by TIBCO Software), Zend Technologies (acquired by Rogue Wave), and Voxeo (acquired by Aspect Software). Prior to Sapphire Ventures, Andreas held business development roles at SAP, co-developing the SAP enterprise services community and leading reseller partnerships with Virsa Systems and Mercury Interactive among others. Before SAP, he co-founded Zadu, a venture-backed instant messaging startup. Andreas holds a Diplom-Kaufmann (graduate business degree) from the University of Hamburg, Germany and an MLitt with distinction in management, economics and politics from the University of St. Andrews, Scotland. Andreas is a Kauffman Fellow and has lived in Stockholm, Hamburg, Munich and San Francisco. He is based in London. Learn more about Andreas Weiskam on Crunchbase…

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Robert Lumley

Director and Co-Founder @ Insurtech Gateway

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Robert joined Hambro Perks in 2016 to build and lead the InsurTech Gateway, the Hambro Perks InsurTech incubator. He has worked in the insurance sector since 1984 concentrating on niche products, in particular designing engagement strategies through the application of innovative ideas to help insurers build long term productive relationships with their customers. Robert started with the development of a Film and Television Insurance Unit out of Edward Lumley & Sons’ Colchester Office before moving to London to launch the first Rent and Legal protection and property insurance offering for let properties. After a 3-year visit to Lumley Life in Australia, Robert returned to establish Richmunds Insurance which specialised in the Letting Sector. Premium income grew to £30m by the time the business was sold in 1991. Robert grew up in an insurance family and has experience in many product areas including Specialist Motor, Classic Car, Let Property, Life Insurance and Bloodstock. Robert is Chairman of Lumley Jacobs and continues his work with niche insurance businesses through the Lumleys.net investments. Learn more about Robert Lumley on Crunchbase…

The only FCA authorised independent incubator + fund, the Insurtech Gateway is the fastest place to build and launch an insurtech idea. Read more aboutInsurtech Gateway on Crunchbase…

Jon Eades

Director and Co-Founder @ The Rattle

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Jon heads up Abbey Road’s new technology and innovation department, Abbey Road Red, managing the music tech start-up incubation program and partnering with researchers to investigate emerging technologies for music. Learn more about Jon Eades on Crunchbase…

A venture studio and incubator for provocative artists, hackers, inventors, and startups Read more aboutThe Rattle on Crunchbase…

Jay Gorga

Director and Co-Founder @ Interlink Group

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Jay Gorga currently works as Director and Co-Founder of Interlink. He previously worked at Spiceworks as Senior Global Account Director. Learn more about Jay Gorga on Crunchbase…

Interlink Group provides intent-based lead generation solutions which connect marketers and sales teams with the right customers. Read more aboutInterlink Group on Crunchbase…

Karen Harwood

Director and Co-Founder @ Oodee

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allergen neutral skincare – next generation clean beauty Read more aboutOodee on Crunchbase…

David Holman

Director and Co-Founder @ Armour Communications

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David Holman, Director and Co-Founder of Armour Communications has held a variety of sales and general management positions within international organisations in the IT and security industry. David has been a Non-Executive Director for a number of start-up companies in the security industry more recently, CEO and co-founder of Becrypt, where he was instrumental in growing the business to £10m revenue and profitability. David has sat on various Government/industry committees including CIPCOG (chaired by the Cabinet Office) to promote the importance of security products. Learn more about David Holman on Crunchbase…

Armour Communications provides government-grade encryption for secure communications. Read more aboutArmour Communications on Crunchbase…

Anthony Lyall

Managing Director and Co-Founder @ Lyall Ventures

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Anthony Lyall is the managing director and co-founder at Lyall Ventures. Learn more about Anthony Lyall on Crunchbase…

Lyall Ventures is an angel investment company that focuses on travel and travel technology start-ups. Read more aboutLyall Ventures on Crunchbase…

Sam Cooke

Managing Director and Co-Founder @ Esports Insider

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"A forced esport will struggle to succeed, and the journey from new game to thriving competitive ecosystem doesn’t happen overnight."

Thanks @vitaofrasca and @esportsinsider for letting me put into words how competitive video games succeed as esports! https://lnkd.in/eGz3sTX8

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Sam Cooke heads up Esports Insider, an esports business news platform and events company based in London. Esports Insider is a part of SBC Global and runs B2B events including the ESI Forum Series, the ESI Super Forum and the Betting on Esports Conference Learn more about Sam Cooke on Crunchbase…

Esports Insider is a platform which covers all news that is of interest to the industry. Read more aboutEsports Insider on Crunchbase…

Paul Race

Director and Co-Founder @ Zentraxa

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Paul is Senior Lecturer in Biochemistry at the University of Bristol. From 2014-17 he served as Co-Director of the >£14M Bristol Centre for Synthetic Biology Research (BrisSynBio), was a founding Director of the Bristol BioDesign Institute (BBI) and is academic lead for the >£2.7M EPSRC funded ‘Manufacturing Immortality’ project. His research focuses on the exploitation and manipulation of biological complexes, pathways and networks, en-route to the development of new tools, technologies and products for biotechnology. Learn more about Paul Race on Crunchbase…

Zentraxa has specialise in the design, production and testing of complex novel peptides. Read more aboutZentraxa on Crunchbase…

Frank Jackel

Managing Director and Co-Founder @ Metalshub

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Senior Ferroalloys Marketing Executive with previous roles as Head of Niobium Sales team at China Moly, Head of Ferroalloys Sales at Anglo American and Consultant at The Boston Consulting Group. Frank holds a Dipl.-Ing. and a PhD in Metallurgy from RWTH Aachen University. Frank is married and has three daughters, loves triathlon and tennis, fancies road bikes and supports Schalke 04. Learn more about Frank Jackel on Crunchbase…

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Peter Blencowe

Managing Director and Co-Founder @ Bluecrest Health Screening

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Peter Blencowe is the Managing Director and Co-founder of Bluecrest Health Screening. Learn more about Peter Blencowe on Crunchbase…

Bluecrest Health Screening is a privately run health screening company founded in the UK in 2012. Read more aboutBluecrest Health Screening on Crunchbase…

Murray Pearce

Managing Director and Co-founder @ Bright Cyber

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Bright Cyber provides a cyber resilience solution with primary reliance on security assurance. Read more aboutBright Cyber on Crunchbase…

Mathieu Bellanger

Technical Director and Co-Founder @ Lightricity

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Lightricity Ltd was founded in 2017 to commercialise its high-efficiency energy harvesting technology. Read more aboutLightricity on Crunchbase…

Hilary Masin

Director And Co-Founder @ Sgaia’s Vegan Meats

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Hilary Masin is a bilingual (Italian and English) and bicultural media, art and design graduate, interested in visual communication and creative writing. Fascinated by European cultural heritage, bookmaking and expanded photography, loves to research and write about things and to work with creative people in stimulating environments, to learn and improve both as a practitioner and as an individual. Passionate about purpose-led communication, specifically in regards to social, environmental and health-related topics and equally interested in food culture. Enthusiastic about nutrition, health and learning about the cultural significance of food in relation to current social systems and environments. Learn more about Hilary Masin on Crunchbase…

Sgaia Foods is at the heart of a new, innovative approach to plant based living and dining. Read more aboutSgaia’s Vegan Meats on Crunchbase…

David Jones

Design Director and Co-Founder @ Bulkhead Interactive

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We've been working on this for a while... the most requested feature for BPM is finally here.

You can now use 🎵CUSTOM MUSIC🎵 in BPM on PC.

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David Jones is Design Director and co-founder of Bulkhead Interactive where he worked on The Turing Test and Battalion 1944. His games industry career began releasing independent games in 2013. David has been part of the team growing Bulkhead Interactive from a small 4 person independent developer to a 30 person studio creating ambitious multiplayer FPS games. Learn more about David Jones on Crunchbase…

Bulkhead Interactive is a game development studios. Read more aboutBulkhead Interactive on Crunchbase…

Toby Lanyon

Director and co-founder @ TradeRiver

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TradeRiver provides UK businesses with unsecured revolving credit facilities to fund purchases of goods or services within 24 hours. Read more aboutTradeRiver on Crunchbase…

David Hay

Director and Co-Founder @ Stemnovate

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A Professor of Tissue Engineering at the University of Edinburgh, co-Founder and Director David Hay has earned a long-standing reputation for his work in stem cell biology and hepatocyte differentiation. David Hay believes that a trans-disciplinary approach is needed to solve the failings that currently exist in the cell microenvironment. David Hay is actively involved in the translation of stem cell derived hepatocytes into scalable manufacturing processes, by defining culture conditions and developing physiologically relevant models. Learn more about David Hay on Crunchbase…

Drug Screening and Safety Testing Platforms Read more aboutStemnovate on Crunchbase…

Adrian Fisher

Director and Co-Founder @ Stemnovate

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Co-founder and director, Adrian Fisher has over 20 years experience in the design, development, and application of integrated Microsystems, covering areas ranging from energy storage through to biological analysis. Adrian Fisher heads the electrochemical and micro engineering group in Cambridge in the Centre for Research in Electrochemical Science and Technology, and also within the Campus for Research Excellence and Technological Enterprise in Singapore. Learn more about Adrian Fisher on Crunchbase…

Drug Screening and Safety Testing Platforms Read more aboutStemnovate on Crunchbase…

Andrew Flewitt

Director and Co-Founder @ Sorex Sensors

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Sorex Sensors manufactures high sensitivity MEMS mass sensors to transform industrial and consumer products. Read more aboutSorex Sensors on Crunchbase…

Elodie Siney

Director and Co-Founder @ VisusNano

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Elodie is a research scientist with expertise in human stem cells, completed the integrated PhD programme at the University of Southampton specialising in human stem cells for translational research. Elodie worked in an SME as a chemical analyst and has experience in clinical trials. Learn more about Elodie Siney on Crunchbase…

Revolutionising Treatment for Cataracts Read more aboutVisusNano on Crunchbase…

Naveen Vasudeva

Managing Director and Co-Founder @ CISO International

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Read more aboutCISO International on Crunchbase…

Chris Baker

Director and Co-Founder @ Change Please

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Change Please is empowering the homeless community by training them as baristas and giving them jobs. Read more aboutChange Please on Crunchbase…

Jenai Nissim

Director and co-founder @ Hellodpo

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Jenai Nissim is a director at HelloDPO, a specialist data protection law firm providing outsourced DPO services and data protection advice. She was previously a legal director for data protection and privacy at a leading London law firm and has over 12 years’ data protection experience working in-house and in private practice. Jenai is a member of the IAPP and holds the CIPP/E and CIPM certification. She also holds the PDP Practitioner Certificate in Data Protection. Jenai is a published author and data protection trainer. Learn more about Jenai Nissim on Crunchbase…

Hellodpo is an innovative data protection law firm offering a range of advisory services for Data Protection Officers Read more aboutHellodpo on Crunchbase…

John Ozimek

director and co-founder @ Big Ideas Machine

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John Ozimek has over 17 years of experience in technology PR and marketing, both in-agency and in-house, and has been involved in the mobile industry since its infancy. He is a co-founder and director of [Big Ideas Machine](https://www.crunchbase.com/organization/big-ideas-machine#/entity), an integrated PR and marketing agency that works with tech, app, and mobile clients. Previously, Ozimek was the head of marketing and communications for EMEA at Glu Mobile, and was part of the management team that guided the company through its acquisition by the U.S. publisher Sorrent. During his time at Glu Mobile, he oversaw the launch of more than 40 mobile games and worked with global brands, including Cartoon Network, 20th Century Fox, Eidos, and Atari. Ozimek was an associate director of specialist technology PR consultancy Liberty, where he provided strategic PR consultancy for global brands, including Qualcomm, Napster, O2, and Nvidia. He also founded his own mobile tech consultancy in 2007, Chomp Ltd, and later co-founded dimoso, an integrated marketing and PR consultancy. Ozimek is also a regular contributor to the weekly Mobile Mavens feature on Pocketgamer.biz, where he offers up his views on a range of issues affecting the industry. Learn more about John Ozimek on Crunchbase…

Read more aboutBig Ideas Machine on Crunchbase…

Stephen Brittain

Director and Co-Founder @ Insurtech Gateway

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Stephen is an experienced innovation consultant with a deep understanding of startups, design, strategic innovation and translating this to investors. As Hambro Perks first Creative Director, he supported their growing portfolio (including Sipsmiths, Laundrapp, Takumi, TheDots) through early stage development and testing. He is now applying his experience to disruptive InsurTech businesses, getting to market – fast! Learn more about Stephen Brittain on Crunchbase…

The only FCA authorised independent incubator + fund, the Insurtech Gateway is the fastest place to build and launch an insurtech idea. Read more aboutInsurtech Gateway on Crunchbase…

René Lagrèze

Managing Director and Co-founder @ ilex international

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René Lagrèze shares Laurent Gautier’s passion for IT technologies. He holds a Master’s degree in telecommunications and a post graduate diploma from the Saclay Nuclear Research Centre (one of 9 laboratories from the French Commission for Atomic Energy). In 1978, he works on the first major SMART card project initiated by BULL and Roland Moreno, the inventor of the smart card. He then joins BNP to lead the bank’s team in charge of designing the IBM based version of its agency system. In 1989, René creates ILEX with Laurent. He leads several consulting and presales missions for Philips and Digital Equipment Corporation and works on the Credit Agricole’s (largest French Bank) agency system’s middleware and telecom design. In 1996, René creates and leads the Ilex Health Care team which will design and write the middleware for the French Health Care multi OS / multi-platform Smart Cards (for patients and Health Care Professionals). René’s technical expertise and leadership has been a major asset and a key enabler in Ilex’s decision to develop its IT Security Software Suite in 2000. René is also an enthusiastic Marathon and Trail runner. Learn more about René Lagrèze on Crunchbase…

Ilex International is a European software vendor which specialises in Identity & Access Management solutions (IAM). Read more aboutilex international on Crunchbase…

Ken Ritson

Group Managing Director and Co-Founder @ EDS HV Group

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Ken Ritson is Group Managing Director. Ken is responsible for installation contracts and services/project management within EDS. Ken started his career with a UK Electricity Company and progressed to a Training & Development Engineer. In 1993 he joined a UK contracting firm as Contracts Manager, and formed EDS in 1994. As a founder member of EDS Ken has a vast experience from installation, training and development through management of multi-million pound companies. Ken’s practical, commercial, business and industry knowledge has left him well placed to deliver solutions to clients in the most challenging situations. Learn more about Ken Ritson on Crunchbase…

EDS HV Group engages in the design and installation of wind farm construction projects. Read more aboutEDS HV Group on Crunchbase…

Richard Pennington

Managing Director and Co-Founder @ FourNet

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📲 More than 30 Whitehall departments and government agencies already use the award-winning ANTENNA community cloud

@FourNet_ and Tango Networks explain how their system is keeping tabs on work-issued mobile activity 🔽 #PartnerContent
https://www.publictechnology.net/articles/partner_article/keeping-tabs-work-issued-mobile-activity-antenna

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Richard Pennington is the Co-Founder and Managing Director of FourNet. Learn more about Richard Pennington on Crunchbase…

FourNet is a cloud and managed communications service company providing cloud, collaboration, and contact center solutions. Read more aboutFourNet on Crunchbase…

Max Leese

Director and Co-Founder @ Frescobol Carioca

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Luxury mens swimwear. Read more aboutFrescobol Carioca on Crunchbase…

Kenny Harmel

Director and Co-Founder @ Galileo Watermark

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Galileo Watermark provides creative design and innovative products to the airline and medical industry. Read more aboutGalileo Watermark on Crunchbase…

Robert Newry

Managing Director and Co-Founder @ Arctic Shores

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Arctic Shores pioneer behavioural assessments combining neuroscience, AI and game technology to generate data-driven people insights. Read more aboutArctic Shores on Crunchbase…

Andy Lilly

Director and Co-Founder @ Armour Communications

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Andy Lilly, Director and Co-Founder of Armour Communications has a proven track record of delivering challenging, leading-edge research and development solutions into global markets. Having held leadership positions at multi-national organisations as well as VC-funded start-ups, Andy has been instrumental in delivering military-grade secure communications systems as well as solutions suitable for use in commercial environments for over 25 years. As of April 2018, Andy has been elected as Chairperson of the Secure Chorus Technical Standards Committee. Learn more about Andy Lilly on Crunchbase…

Armour Communications provides government-grade encryption for secure communications. Read more aboutArmour Communications on Crunchbase…

Kasia Bromley

Creative Director and Co-Founder @ Acai Activewear

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Acai Activewear is a clothing brand for the women’s outdoorwear market. Read more aboutAcai Activewear on Crunchbase…

Annette Albrecht-Wetzel

CEO, Creative Director and Co-Founder @ PIPPA&JEAN

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Annette complements with her female intuition, strategic creativity, and sense of style. As a Creative Director, she is responsible for the collections of PIPPA&JEAN. As Brand and Project Leader, she led large, multicultural, global teams and launched brands such as Dove in Europe, the USA, South America and Asia, where she also lived with her family. After the birth of her two daughters she found it shocking that the career of women stalls as a result of starting a family. That’s why she has been behind PIPPA&JEAN with full conviction from the very beginning. She takes a particular interest in fulfilling the wishes of many women who strive for a more flexible and self-determined working style – for Annette, a healthy work-life balance is vital. Learn more about Annette Albrecht-Wetzel on Crunchbase…

Read more aboutPIPPA&JEAN on Crunchbase…

Victoria Tydeman

Director and Co-Founder @ Oodee

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allergen neutral skincare – next generation clean beauty Read more aboutOodee on Crunchbase…

Rob Laddle

Director and co-founder @ Renew Legal

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Rob supports the infrastructure investment team, with the legal and commercial aspects of their various projects both in development and operation. He brings to the team a combination of legal and commercial expertise gained from over 20 years within the energy and renewables sector. Previously Rob held management positions with RWE Npower, before founding a law firm Renew Legal, through which he supports the infrastructure team. He has experience of solar, biomass, CHP, anaerobic digestion and both onshore and offshore wind. Rob graduated from the University of Leicester with a Degree in Geology and the University of Durham with a Masters in Engineering Geology Learn more about Rob Laddle on Crunchbase…

Read more aboutRenew Legal on Crunchbase…

Mark Standish

Director and Co-Founder @ Q2i Group

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Senior business and technology executive and investor in the financial and asset management industry. Former COO of Egerton Capital, founder of a hedge fund consulting firm and former professional services manager at Advent Software Learn more about Mark Standish on Crunchbase…

Blockchain Interoperability – Complex Transactions Monetised – Blockchain Agnostic Platform – Q2iD – ID Control – Q2iPay Read more aboutQ2i Group on Crunchbase…

Tamara Ralph

Creative Director and Co-founder @ Ralph and Russo

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Ralph & Russo is a European, privately held company owned and founded by Tamara Ralph and Michael Russo. Read more aboutRalph and Russo on Crunchbase…

Alan Yeats

Technical Director and Co-Founder @ Pocket Sized Hands

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Experienced VR/AR and games developer. Co-Founding Pocked Sized Hands in 2017 where I work as the Chief Technical Officer leading our development team alongside working on business development and client outreach. With Pocket Sized Hands we have gone on to win the student award at Herald Digital Business Awards 2017 and reaching the world finals of the Microsoft Imagine Cup 2017 while also nominated for a game design award at the DC Thompson Game Design awards 2017. Learn more about Alan Yeats on Crunchbase…

We specialise in creating bespoke applications and games using the latest XR technologies. Read more aboutPocket Sized Hands on Crunchbase…

Phil Gower

Director and Co-Founder @ Q2i Group

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A senior technology leader and development manager, experienced from greenfield to enterprise. He has formerly worked at State Street as Development Manager and Head of Strategic Technology Learn more about Phil Gower on Crunchbase…

Blockchain Interoperability – Complex Transactions Monetised – Blockchain Agnostic Platform – Q2iD – ID Control – Q2iPay Read more aboutQ2i Group on Crunchbase…

Phil Gower

Director and Co-Founder @ Q2i Group

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A senior technology leader and development manager, experienced from greenfield to enterprise. He has formerly worked at State Street as Development Manager and Head of Strategic Technology Learn more about Phil Gower on Crunchbase…

Blockchain Interoperability – Complex Transactions Monetised – Blockchain Agnostic Platform – Q2iD – ID Control – Q2iPay Read more aboutQ2i Group on Crunchbase…

Mike Thompson

Director and Co-Founder, London @ Impact Hub

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Mike is Director of Goodbrand and has been with them since it began. Mike is responsible for the stewardship of the Goodbrand community and its resources. He is also chairman of AddVenture, a Romanian social enterprise and another GoodBrand Idea and co-founder of Good Leaders Online (www.glo-china.com). Mike is currently based at the China Europe International Business School in Shanghai, from where he writes, travels and speaks on sustainable enterprise and responsible leadership. Mike’s passions are adventuring and the poetry and song of the Welsh landscape. Learn more about Mike Thompson on Crunchbase…

Read more aboutImpact Hub on Crunchbase…

Alex Higman

Operations Director and Co-Founder @ Bluecrest Health Screening

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Alex Higman is the operations director and co-founder of Bluecrest Health Screening. Learn more about Alex Higman on Crunchbase…

Bluecrest Health Screening is a privately run health screening company founded in the UK in 2012. Read more aboutBluecrest Health Screening on Crunchbase…

Zara Ransley

Director and Co-Founder @ MyPocketSkill Ltd

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Creating a financially empowered Gen Z Read more aboutMyPocketSkill Ltd on Crunchbase…

Tom Griffin

Director and Co-Founder @ Ripjar

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Ripjar is a data intelligence company that transforms global institutions ability to manage strategic risks. Read more aboutRipjar on Crunchbase…

Will Chapman

Creative Director and Co-Founder @ Dinoski

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Nine years ago today @PanteraCapital launched the first cryptocurrency fund in the United States.

That fund is up 27,790%.

I wanted to share the original logic I wrote to investors in 2013 – as it is equally compelling to me today:

Dinoski is an e-commerce platform that provides adventure wear for kids. Read more aboutDinoski on Crunchbase…

Mark Maslin

Director and Co-Founder @ Rezatec

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Rezatec applies data science to satellite imagery and geospatial data to deliver cloud-based analytics to its global customers. Read more aboutRezatec on Crunchbase…

Jake Kennard

Technical Sales Director and Co-Founder @ KETS Quantum Security

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Jake has 10 years of applied integrated quantum optics and industrial research experience. He is passionate about taking KETS’ technology to market and has quickly developed a multi-award winning pitch. A former post-doctoral researcher at the University of Bristol’s Quantum Engineering Technology Labs, he is an expert in integrated quantum photonics and communications and a key contributor to the UK’s Quantum Communications Hub. Learn more about Jake Kennard on Crunchbase…

KETS Quantum Security is developing a range of future-proof, cost-effective technologies for quantum-secured communications. Read more aboutKETS Quantum Security on Crunchbase…

Shelley Lawson

Director and Co-Founder @ Frog Bikes

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Frog Bikes is an award winning British company dedicated to making cycling fun for children. Read more aboutFrog Bikes on Crunchbase…

Julian Cole

Director and Co-Founder @ Dipolar

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Julian Cole is a Director and Co-Founder of Dipolar. Julian manages strategy and sales within the business, and is heavily involved in the development and release of this year’s Web Community Creator software. Learn more about Julian Cole on Crunchbase…

Read more aboutDipolar on Crunchbase…

Gordon Johnston

Director and Co-Founder @ Lineup Ninja

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Gordon has worked in the technology field for twenty years designing and developing enterprise platforms. He has taken the opportunity to break out of the corporate world to co-found a start up bringing innovative agenda management tech to the event industry. Learn more about Gordon Johnston on Crunchbase…

Fast-track your event planning with our professional abstract and agenda management tools Read more aboutLineup Ninja on Crunchbase…

Stuart Houghton

Business Operations Director and Co-Founder @ Planixs

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Stuart was the original founder of NWCL in March 2006, the predecessor to Planixs, which delivered finance management and control services to FTSE 100 companies. Previously Stuart was a senior manager at Accenture, the global management consultancy company working in a number of sectors including financial services, government and retail. Stuart spent 10 years at Accenture and latterly focused on the setup and optimisation of the Programme and Resource Management Offices for large scale transformation engagements. Educated at University of Warwick, Stuart studied Computer Science and Business Studies. He is also a keen snowboarder and photographer with a number of his photographs displayed in companies around the UK. Learn more about Stuart Houghton on Crunchbase…

Planixs is a Graphite Platform Company. Read more aboutPlanixs on Crunchbase…

Nicola Simpson

Director and Co-Founder @ Tiosk

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Tiosk is a contemporary tea brand specialising in premium tea-based drinks. Read more aboutTiosk on Crunchbase…

Rob Skidmore

Chief Product Director and Co-Founder @ CarVue

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CarVue is simple but smart automotive management software in the cloud. Read more aboutCarVue on Crunchbase…

Roger Wood

Director and Co-Founder @ MPM

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Roger Wood is a director and the co-founder of MPM Products. Learn more about Roger Wood on Crunchbase…

MPM produces pet foods that are made from natural ingredients. Read more aboutMPM on Crunchbase…

Bill Rumble

Director and Co-Founder @ BillSaveUK

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BillSaveUK is an energy saving expert, making homes more comfortable and helping reduce utility bills. Read more aboutBillSaveUK on Crunchbase…

Atuksha Poonwassie

Managing Director and Co-Founder @ Simple Crowdfunding

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Atuksha has been involved in Peer to Peer Lending and Crowdfunding since 2013. She is a Director of the UK Crowdfunding Association, and regularly engages with policymakers and Government to advance this marketplace for all sectors in the UK. Atuksha is also the 2017 national Venus ‘Influential Woman of the Year’ award winner and is recognised in the P2P Finance News’ 2020 and 2021 Power 50, making the top 10 cut. This list highlights the 50 most influential people in P2P. Being a firm believer in building a strong community and customer base, Atuksha uses her expertise to help property professionals raise finance, build a crowd, and stand out in the market, whilst providing better access to the UK property market to everyone. Learn more about Atuksha Poonwassie on Crunchbase…

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