Top Influencers: 52 UK CTO & Co-founder’s To Follow in 2022

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

Emre Kazan

CTO & Co-Founder @ Plentific

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Emre Kazan is the co-Founder of Plentific. Learn more about Emre Kazan on Crunchbase…

Plentific is a SaaS platform that provides smart property management solutions for landlords and property managers. Read more about Plentific on Crunchbase…

Matt Holland

CTO & Co-Founder @

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Matt Holland is the Co-Founder and Chief Technology Officer of Seedata. Learn more about Matt Holland on Crunchbase… is a cybersecurity platform that helps companies mitigate data leak incidents and crime threats. Read more about on Crunchbase…

Tom Nimmo

CTO & Co-founder @ Ryde

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CTO of Gameplan Technology – B2B enterprise software for the facilities management sector. Formerly Co-founder and CTO of – mobile-driven, contingent workforce supplier for B2C cleaners. Sold to Learn more about Tom Nimmo on Crunchbase…

Ryde is the world’s leading fully integrated, last-mile delivery management platform Read more about Ryde on Crunchbase…

Paddy Byers

CTO & Co-founder @ Ably Realtime

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Ably is the platform to power synchronized digital experiences in realtime. Read more about Ably Realtime on Crunchbase…

Robert Simion

CTO & Co-founder @ EnzBond

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Robert holds a PhD in Organic Chemistry from Oxford University. He has more than 8 years of research experience with main focus on computational and organic chemistry. Robert has published several peer-reviewed papers and has consulted for companies within biotechnology. Learn more about Robert Simion on Crunchbase…

In-silico development of enzymes for pharma Read more about EnzBond on Crunchbase…

Rashid Mansoor

CTO & Co-founder @ Hadean

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Engineer & complex systems scientist with entrepreneurial expertise building and scaling deep-tech startups. Learn more about Rashid Mansoor on Crunchbase…

Deploy Cloud Native Applications Simply and Securely Read more about Hadean on Crunchbase…

Prateek Bumb

CTO & Co-Founder @ Carbon Clean Solutions

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Prateek is responsible for day to day overall Technology and Operational strategy of the company. He is the principal innovator of new breakthrough technology to capture carbon dioxide from industrial gases. His expertise involves innovation and implementation of CO2 capture technology from idea to commercial stage. To date, he has international patents on the CO2 capture process and solvents and has published papers at several international conferences and in journals on carbon capture and storage technology. Learn more about Prateek Bumb on Crunchbase…

Carbon Clean Solutions develops CO2 separation technology designed for industrial and gas treating applications. Read more about Carbon Clean Solutions on Crunchbase…

James Powell

CTO & Co-Founder @ Sellar

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Sellar is the new trade ordering experience for breweries selling beer directly to trade customers. Read more about Sellar on Crunchbase…

Jakub Fijolek

CTO & Co-Founder @ Coinfirm

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Jakub Fijolek is Co-Founder and CTO of Coinfirm. An innovative IT and security specialist, has been analyzing and developing around blockchain, cryptocurrencies and their applications since 2010; the former head of multi-algorithm virtual currency mining farms. Learn more about Jakub Fijolek on Crunchbase…

Coinfirm is the global leader in regtech for digital currencies and the blockchain-based financial ecosystem. Read more about Coinfirm on Crunchbase…

Stefan Boronea

CTO & Co-Founder @ Proportunity

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Proportunity is a financial services organisation made possible by technology. Read more about Proportunity on Crunchbase…

Dom Marmont

CTO & Co-Founder @ FIXR

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FIXR is a leading ticketing and event management platform built for fans and organisers. Read more about FIXR on Crunchbase…

Huss EL-Sheikh

CTO & Co-Founder @ 9fin

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Hussam EL-Sheikh is the CTO & Founder at 9fin. Learn more about Huss EL-Sheikh on Crunchbase…

The leading data, news and predictive analytics platform for debt capital markets Read more about 9fin on Crunchbase…

Danny Hawkins

CTO & Co-Founder @ Quiqup

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Danny Hawkins is the CTO and Co-Founder of Quiqup. Learn more about Danny Hawkins on Crunchbase…

Quiqup is a provider of on-demand, same-day, and scheduled delivery solutions to retailers and restaurants. Read more about Quiqup on Crunchbase…

Craig Johnston

CTO & Co-Founder @ ENOUGH

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ENOUGH is a foodtech startup producing protein through fermenting fungi using renewable feedstocks. Read more about ENOUGH on Crunchbase…

Tim Boughton

CTO & Co-founder @ Mention Me

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The referral marketing platform fuelling growth for businesses around the world. Read more about Mention Me on Crunchbase…

Ben Phillips

CTO & Co-Founder @ Thread

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Ben is the co-founder of and runs the development team there. Founded last year, Thread brings personal styling to everyone, and it’s free. Before Thread, Ben co-founded Playfire and scaled the site to over 1.5 million users. Ben also enjoys product and graphic design but leaves these things to the experts most of the time. Learn more about Ben Phillips on Crunchbase…

Thread operates as an online personal styling platform designed to help men find clothes. Read more about Thread on Crunchbase…

Mike Curtis

CTO & Co-founder @ Multiply

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Multiply provides independent financial advice service. Read more about Multiply on Crunchbase…

Ashutosh Chauhan

CTO & Co-Founder @ Capexmove

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With 11+ years of professional experience developing software for global leaders. He leads the company’s technology strategy. Learn more about Ashutosh Chauhan on Crunchbase…

Capexmove is a platform to draft and digitise debt financing documents. Read more about Capexmove on Crunchbase…

Fabian Blaicher

CTO & Co-Founder @ Shipamax

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Shipamax provides seamless fleet and deals management for operators and brokers. Read more about Shipamax on Crunchbase…

Tom Cohen

CTO & Co-Founder @ Popsa

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Tom Cohen joined Popsa as Co-Founder & CTO in 2016. Learn more about Tom Cohen on Crunchbase…

Popsa is a machine learning startup that automatically designs, makes, and delivers personalized physical products. Read more about Popsa on Crunchbase…

Peter Maude

CTO & co-founder @ Crisp Thinking

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Peter Maude serves as Chief Technology Officer of Crisp Thinking Ltd. Peter Maude oversees the entire product development and architecture for all Crisp solutions. As an experienced senior technologist with expertise in systems integration, security, advanced web technologies, CRM and mobile applications, Peter Maude ensures solutions are perfectly suited to its partner’s requirements. This experience coupled with his understanding of the latest technology environments including, Windows Vista and Symbian means he is perfectly positioned to make sure Crisp’s core technology meets the ever changing requirements of end-users and partner ISP’s. Learn more about Peter Maude on Crunchbase…

Crisp is the leading provider of social media brand safety and crisis monitoring services. Read more about Crisp Thinking on Crunchbase…

William Jones

CTO & Co-Founder @ Sano Genetics

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Sano Genetics is a personalised medicine research platform with data privacy and transparency at its core. Read more about Sano Genetics on Crunchbase…

Andrew Barraclough

CTO & Co-Founder @ Voxpopme

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Read more about Voxpopme on Crunchbase…

John Davies

CTO & co-founder @ Velo Payments

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CTO and co-founder of Velo Payments & Incept5 Previously CTO and co-founder of C24, founded in 2000, sold to Iona Technologies (on NASDAQ) in 2007 (which was then sold to Progress Software 2008). C24 bought back from Progress Software in 2011 and sold to Gresham Technologies (on UK Stock Exchange) in Oct 2016. C24’s product was payments integration technology for investment banks, predominately SWIFT, Fedwire, SEPA, ISO 20022, BOJNet etc. and used by the majority of the worlds largest banks as customers. C24’s [patent-pending] “binary Java” technology-enabled Vodafone to handle over a million messages per second; John was the inventor. John is also CTO of Incept5, leaders in innovation and the team behind Visa Checkout and the BBC’s new iPlayer. John was also designed and ran FX trading technology at Paribas, head of technology consulting in BNP Paribas and global head of architecture at JP Morgan, also an interim chief architect at several startups. John has co-authored 5 Java and architecture books and is a regular speaker at technical and financial services conferences. Learn more about John Davies on Crunchbase…

Read more about Velo Payments on Crunchbase…

Robert Russell

CTO & Co-founder @ Senseye

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Rob is the Chief Technology Officer at Senseye, with a BEng in mechanical engineering. He has spent the last 15 years designing and deploying asset management and condition monitoring systems within the aerospace, defence and transport sectors. Having a mechanical engineering background in the software sector has enabled Rob to bridge the gap between the end user and the software teams he leads. His previous position was as CTO of Critical Software, an advanced software engineering company serving the aerospace and defence industries. Rob is passionate about maximising asset and equipment usage but believes in keeping things simple. Learn more about Robert Russell on Crunchbase…

Senseye is a cloud-based software for predictive maintenance. Read more about Senseye on Crunchbase…

Adrian Karl

CTO & Co-Founder @ Inspection2

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Adrian has over 20 years’ experience working within the mobile telecommunications and Internet industry. Adrian joined Sky-Futures in 2014 to lead the delivery of a technology roadmap for Expanse® that aims to maximise the value and impact of the data captured by drones. Adrian has been involved in both the design and delivery of a wide range of high tech and business applications that have technology at the core. He now applies this experience and expertise to ensure Inspection² stay at the leading edge of AI technology with our software and sensor solutions. Learn more about Adrian Karl on Crunchbase…

Automate industrial asset management & inspection with Inspection2 an AI-powered asset management, data analytics and reporting software Read more about Inspection2 on Crunchbase…

Chris Loy

CTO & Co-founder @ datasine

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Chris has spent ten years in product development and software engineering, having led large engineering projects within leading technology teams across London, including at Ocado and the BBC. He holds degrees in Physics from Oxford and Machine Learning from UCL, with research efforts focused on using deep learning for complex frequency analysis. He has commercial experience spanning distributed system design, high-traffic web architectures, big data analysis and real-time engineering. Learn more about Chris Loy on Crunchbase…

We empower marketers with intelligent, data-driven insights to improve the performance of creative content. Read more about datasine on Crunchbase…

Callam Poynter

CTO & Co-Founder @ Zentry

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Zentry is a photo/video sharing mobile application and ticketing service that allows users to create collaborative albums with your friends. Read more about Zentry on Crunchbase…

Mario Menti

CTO & Co-founder @ Ally Chatbot

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Ally Chatbot is a civic and social organization that features a software platform that utilizes artificial intelligence. Read more about Ally Chatbot on Crunchbase…

Robert Taylor

CTO & Co-Founder @ Origin

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Origin is the primary marketplace for fixed income borrowers and dealers. Read more about Origin on Crunchbase…

Oliver Brooks

CTO & Co-founder @ MedicSpot

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MedicSpot gives patients convenient and quick access to healthcare using the latest advancements in telemedicine Read more about MedicSpot on Crunchbase…

Krzysztof Worsa

CTO & Co-Founder @ Gophr

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Co-Founder, CTO, Board Member at Gophr. Learn more about Krzysztof Worsa on Crunchbase…

We build technology for the same-day courier community that creates industry-leading delivery experiences Read more about Gophr on Crunchbase…

Damon Hart-Davis

CTO & Co-Founder @ Vestemi

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Damon has a Masters in Computer Science with a focus on AI and 20 years of experience designing and optimising systems in the City. Previous start-ups included one of the UK’s first ISPs and a virtual credit company. He has also worked with DECC advising on energy efficiency from 2009. Learn more about Damon Hart-Davis on Crunchbase…

Vestemi is a new technology product company with a social purpose. Read more about Vestemi on Crunchbase…

Luke Gardiner

CTO & Co-Founder @ REFSIX

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REFSIX is a smartwatch and mobile app for Football Referees. Read more about REFSIX on Crunchbase…

Miguel Castro

CTO & Co-Founder @ Telleroo

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Telleroo is one unified way for accountants & bookkeepers to make payments on behalf of clients Read more about Telleroo on Crunchbase…

Rachel Gawley

CTO & Co-Founder @ AppAttic Ltd

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AppAttic’s games engage users for positive behaviour change and provide data for research, potentially saving the health economy billions. Read more about AppAttic Ltd on Crunchbase…

Tim Wilson

CTO & Co-Founder @

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I’m the Chief Technical Officer at which provides predictive analytics in relation to digital content using machine learning and AI. In 2005 I sold a freeware games website/company aged 15, now over 10 years on I’ve developed a heavyweight skill set across internet-based services. Having worked in senior/lead roles in both client and server side development and user-behavioral analytics for large corporations from Amazon to Virgin, my understanding and passion for web platforms only continues to grow with the industry. Learn more about Tim Wilson on Crunchbase…

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Sven Mischkewitz

CTO & Co-Founder @ ThinkSono

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Sven is an award-winning software engineer from Hasso-Plattner-Institute, Germany. Before joining Entrepreneur First, he worked on annotation tools for brain cells on projects for the Max-Planck-Institute for Brain Research. He focused on the field of Human-Computer-Interaction during his studies. Learn more about Sven Mischkewitz on Crunchbase…

Cutting edge AI ultrasound software for detection of blood clots (DVT) Read more about ThinkSono on Crunchbase…

Darius Jankauskas

CTO & Co-Founder @ Stylect

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Read more about Stylect on Crunchbase…

Guillaume Lebedel

CTO & co-founder @

Follow Guillaume Lebedel on Facebook, Twitter or Linkedin. seamlessly merges simplicity and power by learning about relationships and patterns in your data sources. Read more about on Crunchbase…

Jeremie Charlet

CTO & Co-Founder @ Trackener

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Trackener is revolutionising the equine care with data and technology. Read more about Trackener on Crunchbase…

Stuart Prestedge

CTO & Co-founder @ Workteam

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Provider of HR employee management SaaS offering Read more about Workteam on Crunchbase…

Gareth Davies

CTO & Co-founder @ CloudApps

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Gareth is a founding member of CloudApps and is responsible for Product Development & Architecture, bringing with him a wealth of cloud computing platform knowledge to the role. Prior to joining CloudApps, Gareth was Chief Technical Architect at Astadia where he was responsible for helping clients to achieve success with the platform. During his tenure at Astadia he led numerous complex and highly successful cloud computing projects. Before joining Astadia, Gareth spent 7 years at Celerant where he was responsible for architecting the company’s enterprise. Gareth pioneered the early adoption of SaaS based technologies and led a team to create an integrated set of business applications based on these early cloud computing platforms. Prior to Celerant, Gareth spent several years developing his technical skills, using web and database technologies to create sophisticated business applications in a variety of roles. Gareth has a bachelor’s degree in Physics from the University of Sussex and a masters degree in Microwave Solid State Physics from the University of Portsmouth. Gareth is married and lives in Surrey, UK. Learn more about Gareth Davies on Crunchbase…

CloudApps increases sales performance by motivating more of your high-value, winning sales behaviours Read more about CloudApps on Crunchbase…

Antonio Reyes

CTO & Co-Founder @ Bidnamic

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Bidnamic is a machine learning platform that helps retailers unlock the full potential of Google Shopping. Read more about Bidnamic on Crunchbase…

Will Harwood

CTO & co-founder @ Silicon:SAFE

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Read more about Silicon:SAFE on Crunchbase…

Flávio Heleno

CTO & Co-founder @ Veridu

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Read more about Veridu on Crunchbase…

Jose Maria Peña

CTO & Co-Founder @ Lurtis Rules

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Read more about Lurtis Rules on Crunchbase…

Leon Pidgeon

CTO & Co-Founder @ Autographic Insight

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Autographic Insight is a provider of digital marketing report software. Read more about Autographic Insight on Crunchbase…

Paul McGillivray

CTO & Co-Founder @ Code Assembly

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Code Generation SaaS Read more about Code Assembly on Crunchbase…

Chris Morris

CTO & Co-Founder @ Atlas Cloud

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Chris Morris is a CTO & Co-Founder at Atlas Cloud. Learn more about Chris Morris on Crunchbase…

Atlas Cloud are a leading provider of cloud IT services based in Newcastle. Read more about Atlas Cloud on Crunchbase…

Josh Simpson

CTO & Co-founder @ The Medic App

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The Medic App gives you the ability to schedule medication reminders and track your adherence. Read more about The Medic App on Crunchbase…

Andrew Whitfield

CTO & Co-founder @ inPRO

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Read more about inPRO on Crunchbase…

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