Top Influencers: 42 UK Founder and COO’s To Follow in 2022

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

Romain Saint Guilhem

Co-Founder and COO @ Zebra Fuel

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Read more aboutZebra Fuel on Crunchbase…

Amrit Dhangal

Co-Founder and COO @ Tagove

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Amrit Dhangal is COO & co-founder at Tagove. Learn more about Amrit Dhangal on Crunchbase…

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Will Phillipson

Co-Founder and COO @ SilverRail Technologies

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Will is the co-founder of SilverRail Technologies and driver behind SilverRail’s product. Will brings 15 years of travel technology and product experience in a number of successful companies. Prior to co-founding SilverRail, Will was the VP Product Strategy and technical lead for distribution platforms at ITA Software, which involved building a next-generation GDS platform for airline distribution, and advising on aspects of ITA’s forthcoming Airline Reservation, Inventory and re-accommodation Systems. Prior to the travel industry, Will started several companies focusing on document management, documents on demand and eventually digital rights management. Will has a computer engineering degree from McGill University and has served on various boards, including the Board of Governors of McGill University. Claim to fame: First solo airline trip to South Africa — at age 5. Since then he has circumnavigated this planet several times. Learn more about Will Phillipson on Crunchbase…

SilverRail offers best-in-class technical solutions that help railways and travel distributors easily connect with each other. Read more aboutSilverRail Technologies on Crunchbase…

Bilal Al-Qureshi

Co-Founder and COO @ Krowd

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Krowd to help people sift through the millions of products and services online. Read more aboutKrowd on Crunchbase…

Sophie Newton

Co-Founder and COO @ Brainlabs

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Sophie Studied mathematics at Oxford and graduated top of her year, winning the Gibbs Prize. She first Worked in strategy consulting, Where She Advised FTSE 100 boards on Their executive remuneration packages, Ensuring alignment with company strategy. After a year at galas directing Reviews some of the UK’s Largest goings, Including the Royal Opera House, she Moved in to the exciting world of PPC. As a Director and Head of Innovation at Brainlabs, her task is to revolutionize paid search marketing through mathematical. Sophie has-been Invited to speak at SMX East and HeroConf, Where She Was named ‘most actionable speaker’, and has-been Recognised as a leading woman in advertising, Recently winning the Women of Tomorrow awards. Learn more about Sophie Newton on Crunchbase…

Brainlabs is a data-led marketing agency, helping businesses build experimentation-led marketing through display, CRO and analytics. Read more aboutBrainlabs on Crunchbase…

Brad van Leeuwen

Co-Founder and COO @ Cledara

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Brad van Leeuwen is the Co-Founder and COO at Cledara. Learn more about Brad van Leeuwen on Crunchbase…

Cledara helps teams understand, manage and control the SaaS they use so they can scale operations, comply with regulations and save money. Read more aboutCledara on Crunchbase…

Elizabeth Swanton

Co-Founder and COO @ Feedr

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Elizabeth Swanton is the founder and COO of Feedr, a scalable technology platform empowering healthy and artisan food vendors to produce and supply meals for the workplace. Learn more about Elizabeth Swanton on Crunchbase…

Feedr is an enterprise food technology platform that gives corporate customers software to support healthier daily eating in workplaces Read more aboutFeedr on Crunchbase…

Joe Bachle-Morris

Co-Founder and COO @ Admix

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Admix is the first programmatic monetisation platform for in-game advertising Read more aboutAdmix on Crunchbase…

James Doyle

Co-Founder and COO @ Orka Technology Group

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James Doyle is the Co-Founder and COO at Orka Technology Group. Learn more about James Doyle on Crunchbase…

Orka Technology Group develops solutions that help hourly workers with sourcing, on-boarding, and getting paid for work. Read more aboutOrka Technology Group on Crunchbase…

Tom Mundy

Co-Founder and COO @ Goodlord

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Tom co-founded Goodlord as a renter in 2014 after becoming frustrated with the inefficiencies in the tenancy process and discovering letting agents were fed up with it, too. Now Goodlord is a leading player in the UK Proptech community and with over £18m of funding they are on mission to make renting simple and transparent for all. Learn more about Tom Mundy on Crunchbase…

Goodlord offers a cloud-based software to help estate agents, landlords, and tenants manage the rental process. Read more aboutGoodlord on Crunchbase…

Fernando Ripolles

Founder and COO @ Goldex

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Goldex is a smart trading technology platform that allows users to invest in physical gold through its mobile phone application Read more aboutGoldex on Crunchbase…

Aleksandra Pedraszewska

Co-Founder and COO @ VividQ

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Aleksandra M. Pedraszewska is a Co-Founder and COO at VividQ. She received a bachelor of arts in Land Economy (Law, Economics, Environment) at the University of Cambridge and earned a master of philosophy in Technology Policy at Cambridge Judge Business School. Learn more about Aleksandra Pedraszewska on Crunchbase…

VividQ powers the revolution in digital display with Computer-Generated Holography. Read more aboutVividQ on Crunchbase…

Samuele Pinta

Founder and COO @ Satispay

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Sohrab Jahanbani

Founder and COO @ GoNabit

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Sohrab Jahanbani is Founder and COO at GoNabit. Learn more about Sohrab Jahanbani on Crunchbase…

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Umar Ahmed

Co-Founder and COO @ XYZ Reality

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XYZ Reality is disrupting the Construction Industry with a unique Augmented Reality solution able to reduce project costs by up to 20% Read more aboutXYZ Reality on Crunchbase…

Gabor Szedlak

Co-founder and COO @ MindLabs

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MindLabs is the world’s first live mental health platform. Read more aboutMindLabs on Crunchbase…

Antoine Grisay

Co-Founder and COO @ Shipfix

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Antoine Grisay is a co-founder and COO at Shipfix. Learn more about Antoine Grisay on Crunchbase…

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André Flórido da Costa

Co-founder and COO @ Betmarkets

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Read more aboutBetmarkets on Crunchbase…

Steve Wilks

Co-Founder and COO @ For Good Causes

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Read more aboutFor Good Causes on Crunchbase…

Alex Zoro

Founder and COO @ PixelToys

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Alex loves games. He’s been playing games for as long as he can remember, even back before disk drives when you had to load from tape or type the entire game in yourself first by hand. Alex has been developing games for well over a decade, beginning his career at Rare before co-founding FreeStyleGames in 2002. Alex left FreeStyle in order to found Pixel Toys and use his console development experience to bring high quality entertainment experiences to a wider audience. Learn more about Alex Zoro on Crunchbase…

Pixel Toys is a developer and publisher of digital games and entertainment. Read more aboutPixelToys on Crunchbase…

Jason Muller

Co-founder and COO @ Pivigo

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Jason has an extensive and successful background in UK business having co-founded a group of healthcare recruitment firms in 2006, grown it to 30+staff and over £28m turnover in four years, studied an MBA at Cranfield University in 2011/12 and co-founded Pivigo in 2013. Learn more about Jason Muller on Crunchbase…

Data is and will continue to change our lives. It is generated by us, for us and around us. Read more aboutPivigo on Crunchbase…

Adam Bacon

Co-Founder and COO @ Feebris

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AI-enabled platform bridging the gap between community and health system. Read more aboutFeebris on Crunchbase…

Andrew Boldt

Co-Founder and COO @ SUPERHOG

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Read more aboutSUPERHOG on Crunchbase…

David Brain

Co-founder and COO @ Symphony Ventures

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David is a process and automation expert. He has designed and led billion pound outsourcing deals, developed BPO product suites, and built industry-leading Incubation Labs. Most recently, David has gained recognition as the pre-eminent expert in Robotic Process Automation, building BPO’s most recognized capability in the field. David’s mission at Symphony is to ensure flawless solution design and execution, providing clients with the innovation journey they have long sought. Learn more about David Brain on Crunchbase…

Symphony is a professional services firm passionate about creating value for the world’s leading organizations. Read more aboutSymphony Ventures on Crunchbase…

Juliana Bersani

Co-Founder and COO @ Outcomes Based Healthcare Ltd

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Juliana Bersani is co-founder and COO at OBH. An economist by background, Juliana worked in strategy consulting, with a strong emphasis in finance and M&A, before moving into the healthcare sector. Following a MBA from CASS Business School, she joined a large international organisation that provides research, consulting, and technology services to healthcare providers worldwide, with focus on quality and operational efficiency in acute care. She concentrated on new market entry and international sales strategy for Latin America and Southern Europe, working with acute providers’ C-suite in trying to identify solutions to their immediate strategic needs. At OBH, Juliana’s focus is twofold; drawing upon a strong background in statistics, her work involves accurate measurement and presentation of outcomes data, ensuring metrics are a true representation of outcomes performance. Juliana’s work also includes reimbursement and contracting for outcomes, having co-authored the paper “Contracting for Outcomes: A Value-Based Approach”, written as a partnership between OBH and Capsticks. Juliana is fluent in English, Spanish, Portuguese and Italian. Learn more about Juliana Bersani on Crunchbase…

Outcomes Based Healthcare is an organisation supporting the adoption of outcomes based approaches to healthcare. Read more aboutOutcomes Based Healthcare Ltd on Crunchbase…

Adrien Hitz

Co-Founder and COO @ Materialize.X

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Data-Driven Directors for Manufacturing Read more aboutMaterialize.X on Crunchbase…

Liam Green

Founder and COO @ Capsule Insurance

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Capsule Insurance engaging in service-led insurance partners for growth companies. Read more aboutCapsule Insurance on Crunchbase…

Adrian Shedden

Co-Founder and COO @ Lumio Technologies

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Lumio is you Intelligent wealth mentor. With the simple aim to maximize your money around your lifestyle Read more aboutLumio Technologies on Crunchbase…

Dimitris Nikolaidis

Co-Founder and COO @ Perceptual Robotics

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Dimitris Nikolaidis is the COO and co-founder at Perceptual Robotics. Learn more about Dimitris Nikolaidis on Crunchbase…

Perceptual Robotics is creating intelligent automation to make wind turbine and other infrastructure inspection simple and fast Read more aboutPerceptual Robotics on Crunchbase…

Andrew Blogg

Founder and COO @ Dronecloud

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Dronecloud is a platform created to manage a complex drone operation with ease from start to finish. Read more aboutDronecloud on Crunchbase…

Andrew Blogg

Founder and COO @ Dronecloud

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Dronecloud is a platform created to manage a complex drone operation with ease from start to finish. Read more aboutDronecloud on Crunchbase…

George Asamani

Co-Founder and COO/CFO @ DooWapp

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An API and App to add playable lyrics to any part of your message to express yourself with music you love Read more aboutDooWapp on Crunchbase…

Steve Denner

Founder and COO @ Adestra

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Steve is highly experienced in developing and delivering email solutions, having led teams responsible for bringing five email applications to market. Since co-founding Adestra, Steve is focused on ensuring Adestra’s platform continues to be today’s best email marketing system and that Adestra’s clients receive the best support. Learn more about Steve Denner on Crunchbase…

Adestra is a trusted provider of First-Person Marketing solutions for global and growing brands. Read more aboutAdestra on Crunchbase…

Patricia Salume

Co-Founder and COO @ vHelp

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Vhelp is an expenses application for charities and voluntary groups. Read more aboutvHelp on Crunchbase…

George Chan

Co-Founder and COO @ KidSitter

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Online marketplace for finding trusted, reliable and thoroughly vetted childcare Read more aboutKidSitter on Crunchbase…

Stephen Boyes

Founder and COO @ Kurve Kiosks

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As a devout technical engineer within IT businesses, I was thrown into the hospitality IT sector in 2000 when I acquired what later become known as, “EPoS Group”, growing it to become a thriving and well-known national player delivering solutions to household names including Chester Zoo, Parkdean Resorts, and Crussh. Following my successful sale and exit of EPoS Group (now re-branded Cunnighams Epos Group) in 2015, I’m now back in the hot seat as COO for Kurve, our vibrant self-serve and kiosk software solutions business which is shaping the UK’s adoption of self-serve across kiosk, online and mobile in the restaurant and hospitality sector. Learn more about Stephen Boyes on Crunchbase…

Bringing the best-in-class self-serve solutions for quick service restaurants & the hospitality sector. Read more aboutKurve Kiosks on Crunchbase…

Callum Clark

Co-Founder and COO @ Avail Technologies

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Callum Clark is the co-founder and COO of Avail Technologies. Prior to co-founding Avail, Callum served as a field sales executive at Glide Utilities. Learn more about Callum Clark on Crunchbase…

Avail Technologies is a haulage recruitment company. Read more aboutAvail Technologies on Crunchbase…

Joaquin Cababie

Co-founder and COO @ SmartOtels

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Joaquin Cababie was brought up in Seville, Spain but moved to the UK to study at the University of Gloucester, staying on in the UK where he first worked in sales and marketing representation with LJR Consultancy, representing resorts such as The Pimalai and Rasananda in Thailand. After moving to London, Joaquin developed his relationship building skills, adding significantly to the portfolios of Loving Apartments and then The Apartment Service. Joaquin created SmartOtels Limited with Matthew Brooks in June 2013 and undertakes the amjority of the sales role for client hotels and resorts. Learn more about Joaquin Cababie on Crunchbase…

SmartOtels is the creation of 2 well-known figures in the U.K. leisure and corporate travel and hospitality industries. Read more aboutSmartOtels on Crunchbase…

Taryl Law

Co Founder and COO @ How Do I?

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How Do I? teaches life and vocational skills through step-by-step videos linked to the learning environment using NFC technology. Read more aboutHow Do I? on Crunchbase…

Dave Carr

Co-founder and COO @ Vesta Smart Packaging

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Vesta Smart Packaging provides environment-friendly packaging services. Read more aboutVesta Smart Packaging on Crunchbase…

Byron McCaughey

Co-founder and COO @ TRACK

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TRACK is an app for homeowners giving you the clarity to know where you stand and the insight to make decisions. Read more aboutTRACK on Crunchbase…

Francesca Polo

Co-Founder and COO @ Vastari

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Vastari provides networking tools to connect museums and private sector directly to share information and organize exhibitions worldwide. Read more aboutVastari on Crunchbase…

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