Top Influencers: 16 UK Founder and Partner’s To Follow in 2022

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

Navroz D. Udwadia

Co-Founder and Partner @ Falcon Edge Capital

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Navroz D. Udwadia is the Co-Founder and Partner of Falcon Edge Capital. He was an investment professional in Eton Park’s Emerging Markets team in London. Mr. Udwadia graduated from Columbia University in the City of New York with a BA in English & Political Science and received an LLB in Law at the University of Oxford. Navroz also received an NCAA Post Graduate Scholarship Award and Arthur Ashe Sports Scholar Award. Learn more about Navroz D. Udwadia on Crunchbase…

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Scott Sage

Co-founder and Partner @ Crane Venture Partners

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Scott Dylan

Founder and Partner @ Fresh Thinking Group

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Scott Dylan is a distressed M&A, and private equity investor who acquires and funds companies across a range of markets and develops them into prosperous firms. He enriches struggling businesses by forming close group collectives that enable companies to benefit from shared top-level business functions and establish well-run human resources, marketing, finance, and business development departments. With a focus on people-centered culture and results-driven progress, Scott employs his expertise in capital investment, digital strategy, and software to plant tactical seeds in businesses that nurture organic growth. Over the last two decades, Scott has directed web, creative, and digital applications for countless UK companies. Then, in 2018, he founded [Fresh Thinking Group]( (FTG), a global capital investment organisation that rejuvenates business behaviours through inclusive and collaborative capabilities. FTG has since transformed numerous start-ups, firms seeking growth strategies, and struggling businesses across a host of sectors. The independent group now has offices in London, Manchester, and Leeds. Having created FTG as a private equity disruptor, Scott leads the group’s approach to acquire and restructure businesses and achieve optimal growth. FTG analyses each of its company’s strengths, weaknesses, and areas for development before drawing up a customised plan to generate new success avenues. FTG supports each business throughout the entire growth journey, collaborating with team members, offering industry-specific advice, and providing all forms of business support, from capital injections to research and development. Fresh Thinking Group’s recent acquisitions include Laundrapp, the UK’s biggest on-demand laundry service; Brass, an experience-focused creative agency; Neon, an award-winning digital marketing agency; Cuhu, a mobile-development app; ParcelWise, a worldwide delivery provider; and GLB Transport, an international full-service logistics company. Scott and his partners have funded a series of additional groups with sector-specific specialties, each of which acquires and holds several subsidiaries. These groups include Orb Group, Inc & Co Group, and Inc & Co Property Group. Scott is a member of The Forbes Business Council 2020. [Click here to view Scott Dylan’s Website]( Learn more about Scott Dylan on Crunchbase…

Independent private equity investor, seeking unusually talented entrepreneurs intent on building big businesses. Read more aboutFresh Thinking Group on Crunchbase…

Jan Lynn-Matern

Founder and Partner @ Emerge Education

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I am a Founder and Partner at Emerge Education. Emerge Education is a European seed investor focused on companies that bridge the skills gap. Emerge specialises in providing its portfolio companies with access to market insights, partners and customers through its unique industry network. We have a particular focus on investing in challenger universities, bootcamps, workforce re-training programmes, and companies that help universities scale online. Learn more about Jan Lynn-Matern on Crunchbase…

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Thomas Dadashi

Co-Founder and Partner @ eNTIER Capital

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Founded eNTIER Capital in 2019 to provide innovative capital solutions to the best European tech companies. Learn more about Thomas Dadashi on Crunchbase…

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Nicolas Granatino

Co-Founder and Partner @ Andurance Ventures

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Maren Thomas Bannon

Co-Founder and Partner @ January Ventures

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Maren is the co-founder and partner at January Ventures. January Ventures (previously known as Jane VC) invests early and opens doors for the visionary founders of the future. Learn more about Maren Thomas Bannon on Crunchbase…

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Robin Boehringer

Founder and Partner @ BBox Capital

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Alastair Kilgour

Co-Founder and Partner @ Parkwalk Advisors

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Alastair was a Partner of Lazard LLP, Director of BNP and a Founder Partner of Ark Securities. He has analysed and advised hundreds of companies, both private and public, on strategy, development, fund-raising and exits. Alastair has also advised many institutions on their public and private investments, latterly in the smallcap and micro-cap space. Alastair has invested in dozens of private companies over the years, advising management on strategy – both financial and commercial – and helping guide them towards exit, both trade sales and IPO. He was on the advisory team that listed Genentech and Biogen in London, two of the first ‘pure’ University spinouts in the 1980’s Learn more about Alastair Kilgour on Crunchbase…

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Anton Wellenreiter

Founder and Partner @ Charlotte Street Capital

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Abhi Arya

Co-Founder and Partner @ Sandbox & Co

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Abhi has 15+ years of diverse experience in the education (learning), technology, and consumer goods industries. He has successfully exited multiple entrepreneurial ventures and worked in various roles across operations, business transformation, strategy, and P&L management at P&G, Cadbury and most recently at Pearson as head of digital consumer for language learning business. He is also currently engaged with two of our portfolio companies, leading FEN’s learning businesses and serving on the Hopster board. Learn more about Abhi Arya on Crunchbase…

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Irmo Holslag

Co Founder and Partner @ Bregal Freshstream

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Irmo is a Director of the firm. Previously he was an entrepreneur and business owner, having owned and operated a health food restaurant business based in New York. Prior to that, Irmo was a Principal at TowerBrook where he worked from 2008 to 2013. Prior to TowerBrook, Irmo worked at JP Morgan. Irmo received his MSc in Business Economics (cum laude) from the University of Amsterdam. Learn more about Irmo Holslag on Crunchbase…

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Kevin Street

Founder and Partner @ Darwin Private Equity

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Kevin Street is a Co-Founder and Partner at Darwin Private Equity LLP and Darwin Private Equity Fund I, L.P. Kevin Street worked on the Homebase transaction as Head of the Industrial, Retail and Leisure team and focused on the business services and industrial sectors. He served at The Royal Bank of Scotland Group plc as a Director of Leveraged Finance Group. He served as an Executive Officer of Permira Advisers Ltd., where he focused on the retail, leisure and industrial products sectors for six years. Kevin Street led teams providing senior and mezzanine debt solutions predominantly supporting leveraged acquisitions. Prior to that, he served for four years with Arthur Andersen LLP’s Corporate Financial Services Division. He serves as a Director of The People’s Restaurant Group Limited. Kevin Street serves as a Director of Travelodge Hotels Ltd. and Little Chef. He is a Chartered Accountant. Kevin Street has a Masters in Engineering Science from Oxford University. Learn more about Kevin Street on Crunchbase…

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Garrick Jones

Co-Founder and Partner @ Ludic Group

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The Ludic Group is an award winning global consulting and design business, helping clients solve their most complex problems. Read more aboutLudic Group on Crunchbase…

Ben Redmond

Founder and Partner @ Risk Capital Partners

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Mick Smith

Co-Founder and Partner @ Calunius Capital

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Mick Smith is the Co-Founder and Partner of Calunius Capital. Learn more about Mick Smith on Crunchbase…

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