Top Influencers: 5 UK Co-Founder & Executive Chairman’s To Follow in 2022

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

Kosta Kantchev

Co-Founder & Executive Chairman @ Nexo

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The World’s Leading Regulated Financial Institution for Digital Assets Read more aboutNexo on Crunchbase…

Jeff Lynn

Co-Founder & Executive Chairman @ Seedrs

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Jeff Lynn is Executive Chairman and co-founder of Seedrs, the leading pan-European equity crowdfunding platform. Seedrs lets investors invest as much or as little as they like in startups they choose, and it lets startups raise capital from friends, family, angels, institutions and the crowds, all through a simple, online process. In addition to running Seedrs, Jeff serves as founding Chairman of The Coalition for a Digital Economy (Coadec), a non-profit advocacy group for digital startups and SMEs. Learn more about Jeff Lynn on Crunchbase…

Seedrs is a UK-based investment and crowdfunding platform. Read more aboutSeedrs on Crunchbase…

Chuck Green

Co-Founder & Executive Chairman @ Helios Towers Africa

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Chuck Green is the Co-Founder and Executive Chairman at Helios Towers Africa. Learn more about Chuck Green on Crunchbase…

Helios Towers Africa has operations in Ghana, Tanzania, the Democratic Republic of Congo and a sister company in Nigeria. Read more aboutHelios Towers Africa on Crunchbase…

Donal Smith

Co-Founder & Executive Chairman @ Credit Benchmark

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Donal Smith Co-founded Credit Benchmark Ltd., in 2012. Donal Smith served as the Chief Executive Officer at Markit Securities Finance Analytics Ltd. from March 2008 to April 2012. He served as the Chief Executive Officer of Thomson Financial’s businesses in Europe and Asia at Thomson Reuters. He joined Data Explorers in March 2008. He served as the Managing Director of Thomson Financial’s banking and brokerage division joined at the end of 2001. He also served as the President and Chief Operating Officer for European and Asia Operations of Thomson Financial, Inc. He worked for the Financial Times Group as Managing Director of Business Information at FT Information and then as Director of Electronic Publishing for the FT Group. Donal Smith was responsible for the integration of Pearson’s portfolio of business and financial information services as well as the expansion of FT Group through acquisition and he was also responsible for the launch of as a global financial resource which quickly became the number one business website in Europe. He served as Chief Executive Officer of and member the Financial Times Group’s management board. He Co-founded in 1999 and served as its Chief Executive Officer and also FT Group’s Member of the Management Board. He serves as Non-Executive Chairman of Pirum Systems Limited. He serves as Chairman of BI-SAM Technologies S.A. He served as Chairman of Selerity, Inc. He serves as a Director of Selerity, Inc. He serves as a Non Executive Director of Commodity Vectors Ltd. Donal Smith serves as an Executive Member and Member of the Board at Data Explorers Limited. He served as a Non Executive Director of Trinity Mirror plc from March 1, 2012 to May 7, 2015. He holds a Degree in the History of Art and English Literature from University College Dublin. Learn more about Donal Smith on Crunchbase…

Read more aboutCredit Benchmark on Crunchbase…

David Fyfe

Co-Founder & Executive Chairman @ Bodle Technologies

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David is a founder and Executive Chairman of Bodle Technologies. His career spans several top management positions in both Europe and the United States, and he has held board positions in several firms over the years. As Chief Executive Officer of Cambridge Display Technologies (CDT), he took a laboratory-based spin-off to a NASDAQ flotation and a subsequent $285m trade sale. David is also the Executive Chairman of Oxford Photovoltaics. As a resident of Jacksonville, Florida, David also serves on the board of Cambridge in America foundation. Learn more about David Fyfe on Crunchbase…

Developing SRD® technology for a low-power display of vivid colours that doesn’t look washed out in bright conditions Read more aboutBodle Technologies on Crunchbase…

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