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Top Influencers: 64 UK co-CEO’s To Follow in 2022

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

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Freaky Clown

co-CEO and Co-Founder, Head of Ethical Hacking @ Cygenta

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FC is a well-known ethical hacker and social engineer. He has been working in the information security field for over 20 years and excels at circumventing access controls. He has held positions in his career such as Senior Penetration Tester as well as Head of Social Engineering and Physical Assessments for renowned security companies. Having worked as Head of Cyber Research for Raytheon Missile Systems, and working closely alongside intelligence agencies, he has cemented both his skillset and knowledge as well as help to steer governments take correct courses of action against national threats. As an ethical hacker and social engineer, FC ‘breaks into’ hundreds of banks, offices and government facilities in the UK and Europe. His work demonstrating weaknesses in physical, personnel and digital controls assists organisations to improve their security. He is motivated by a drive to make individuals, organisations and countries more secure and better-able to defend themselves from malicious attack. Now Co-Founder and Head of Ethical Hacking at Redacted Firm, he continues to perform valuable research into vulnerabilities. His client list involves major high-street banks in the UK and Europe, FTSE100 companies and multiple government agencies and security forces. He also co-founded the Surrey and Hampshire Hackspace as well as Defcon 441452 (Gloucester) hacker group. He has co-hosted many podcasts, been featured in the press and regularly writes articles for journals and blogs. FC and his partner Dr Jessica Barker have been announced as Guest Curators of the 2018 Cheltenham Science Festival. FC frequently gives talks at corporate events, security conferences, universities and schools around the world. He specialises in teaching people of all ages and abilities the art of security in an engaging and impactful way. He demystifies security with his expertise, humour and passion. Learn more about Freaky Clown on Crunchbase…

Cygenta support clients dealing with the multi-dimensional challenge of cyber-security. Read more aboutCygenta on Crunchbase…

Peter Fedchenkov

Founder & Co-CEO @ Soveren

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Serial Founder (Soveren and SberMarket). Harvard Business School graduate Learn more about Peter Fedchenkov on Crunchbase…

Soveren is a tech-driven privacy management company that helps security teams resolve automated privacy incidents with CCPA and GDPR. Read more aboutSoveren on Crunchbase…

Andre Chow

Co-Founder & Co-CEO @ Digital Surgery

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Andre is a General Surgeon, Web coder, UX designer and all-round hacker. He has a BSc in Surgical Technology, a PhD in Tissue Engineering and leads Operations & Product. When not in the lab, Andre spends his spare time playing a variety of sports, and trying to push his french bulldog off the sofa. Learn more about Andre Chow on Crunchbase…

Digital Surgery is a privately-held pioneer in surgical artificial intelligence (AI), data and analytics, and digital education and training Read more aboutDigital Surgery on Crunchbase…

Andrew Zhulin

Founder & Co-CEO @ Soveren

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Andrew Zhulin is founder and Co-CEO at Soveren. Previously, he founded SberMarket. He is a tech entrepreneur with a demonstrated history of building successful companies. Before starting the entrepreneurial career, he worked in venture capital and investment banking at Goldman Sachs. Andrew holds a PgD in Finance from the University of London and a Master’s degree in Engineering (honors) from Bauman Moscow State Technical University. Learn more about Andrew Zhulin on Crunchbase…

Soveren is a tech-driven privacy management company that helps security teams resolve automated privacy incidents with CCPA and GDPR. Read more aboutSoveren on Crunchbase…

Andrew Sillitoe

co-CEO @ Apax Partners

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Andrew Sillitoe is a Partner and Co Head of the Tech & Telecom team. Andrew is also a member of the Executive, Investment, Approval, Portfolio Review and Exit Committees. He has been based in London since joining the firm in 1998 and has focused on the technology & telecommunications sectors in that time. Andrew has been involved in a number of deals, including Orange, TIVIT, Trizetto, TDC, Intelsat/Panamsat and Inmarsat. Prior to joining Apax Partners, Andrew was a consultant at LEK where he specialised in advising clients on acquisitions in a number of sectors. Andrew holds an MA in Politics, Philosophy and Economics from Oxford and an MBA from INSEAD. Learn more about Andrew Sillitoe on Crunchbase…

Apax Partners is an independent global partnership focused solely on long-term investment in growth companies. Read more aboutApax Partners on Crunchbase…

Juan Lobato

Co-Founder & Co-CEO @ Ebury

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Juan Lobato is a tech entrepreneur based in London. He is the co-founder and co-CEO of Ebury, one of European fastest growing fintechs. Furthermore, he is an investor in over a dozen tech companies across the UK, Europe, and the US Learn more about Juan Lobato on Crunchbase…

Ebury is a financial services company designed to empower small and medium-sized businesses that want to trade internationally. Read more aboutEbury on Crunchbase…

Anton Derlyatka

Co-Founder, Co-CEO @ Sweatcoin

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Anton is an entrepreneur and investor in Fitness, Wearable and Talent technology verticals Learn more about Anton Derlyatka on Crunchbase…

Sweatcoin is a digital currency backed by economic value of physical movement. Read more aboutSweatcoin on Crunchbase…

Dmitry Lazarichev

Co-Founder & Co-CEO @ Wirex

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Dmitry Lazarichev is a seasoned professional in finance, company valuation, consulting and serial entrepreneur From 2005 to 2007 worked as Head of Valuation at Solid, one of the larger investment and finance groups in Russia. In 2007 convinced Solid’s shareholders to form a separate venture concentrating on consulting services for key clients, co-founded it, and was running and growing the business until 2012. In 2012 moved to the UK and founded Peltrade Ltd – the first importer of wood biomass from Russia to the UK. The company reached £1M revenue in the first year and is enjoying healthy growth. In 2014 together with partners co-founded E-Coin (now re branded as Wirex), taking 4 months from inception to ready working platform. Holds an Executive MBA degree from Cass Business School in London (UK), a Bachelor of Economics and Management degree from Irkutsk State Academy of Economics (Russia) and Financial Markets Professional certificate from Federal Service of Financial Markets in Moscow (Russia). Learn more about Dmitry Lazarichev on Crunchbase…

Wirex is a digital payment platform that aims to make crypto and traditional currencies equal and accessible to everyone. Read more aboutWirex on Crunchbase…

Nick Sabine

Co-Founder and Co-CEO @ Resident Advisor

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Nick Sabine is the co-founder of Resident Advisor (RA). Established in 2001, RA enables the discovery of new music and events through a unique combination of original content and listings. By providing a platform for artists, promoters and fans RA connects the global dance music community and plays an indispensable role in supporting the electronic music industry worldwide. Learn more about Nick Sabine on Crunchbase…

RA is an online music magazine and community platform that’s dedicated to showcasing electronic music, artists and events across the globe. Read more aboutResident Advisor on Crunchbase…

Pavel Matveev

Co-Founder & Co-CEO @ Wirex

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Wirex is a digital payment platform that aims to make crypto and traditional currencies equal and accessible to everyone. Read more aboutWirex on Crunchbase…

Pierre Paslier

Cofounder & Co-CEO @ Notpla

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Pierre is a London-based Innovation Design Engineer. He started his career as a Packaging Engineer for L’Oréal in the daytime and hacking 3D-printers in his living room at night. He then decided to study design at the Royal College of Art and in 2013, he co-designed one of the first consumer delta 3D-printers. He loves DIY, especially if it involves drones lifting dangerous electronic components or street art robots redecorating the streets. This passion for innovation led him to co-found two startups, Gravity Sketch (3D creation in VR) and Notpla (edible packaging). Driven by the urge to act on our plastic crisis, he’s now 100% focused on Ooho, the edible water bottle as Co-CEO of Notpla. He has a Masters degree from the RCA’s Innovation Design Engineering programme (MA & MSci) and INSA de Lyon (MEng). He has written articles for Wired Magazine and given a number of conferences about his projects at TEDx conferences in Athens and Warwick. Learn more about Pierre Paslier on Crunchbase…

Sustainable packaging made from seaweed and plants. Read more aboutNotpla on Crunchbase…

Barney Gilbert

Founder, Co-CEO @ Pando

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Barney Gilbert worked in the NHS as a doctor before founding Pando, a healthtech company working to connect everyone working in healthcare. Listed in the UK’s Disruption50 Index for 2019. Forbes 30 Under 30 alum. Learn more about Barney Gilbert on Crunchbase…

Forward is now Pando! Pando is an essential tool for teamwork and secure collaboration in health and social care. Read more aboutPando on Crunchbase…

Alexander P. Coleman

Chairman & Co-CEO @ New Providence Acquisition

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Read more aboutNew Providence Acquisition on Crunchbase…

Eirik Holth

Co-Founder & Co-CEO @ Black Sheep Coffee

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Black Sheep Coffee is a coffee shop chain. Read more aboutBlack Sheep Coffee on Crunchbase…

Patrick Petitti

Co-Founder and Co-CEO @ Catalant

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Shelley Kuipers

Co-CEO and Chief Growth Officer @ The 51 Ventures

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Shelley is an accomplished and highly successful entrepreneur. After years of pioneering work in the emerging field of crowdsourcing, she founded Chaordix in 2009, helping clients such as P&G, University of Oxford, American Airlines, and Orange Telecom to gain a new level of market intelligence through crowdsourcing. Her first startup experience was with Merak Projects, who provided valuation and management software for the petroleum industry and was acquired by the world’s largest energy services and technology firm, Schlumberger, in 1999. In 2000, she co-founded Stormworks – a software development and digital marketing firm, which was acquired by Solium Capital, a publicly-traded financial services company ranked among the Deloitte Technology Fast 50, and recognized as the world’s largest independent provider of stock plan administration software and services. She also co-founded Adventure Capital, an early stage venture capital firm, and Material Insight, a consultancy of growth agents that help to grow tech startups. Shelley travels extensively to grow and serve the global Chaordix clientele, dividing her time between Calgary, Canada and London, UK. Learn more about Shelley Kuipers on Crunchbase…

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Salvador Garcia

Co-CEO & Co-Founder @ Ebury

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Salvador has led the creation and growth of Ebury. His passion and expertise in Financial Services has enabled Ebury to become one of Europe’s most successful fintech businesses, offering SMEs the financial products required to grow across international boundaries. Learn more about Salvador Garcia on Crunchbase…

Ebury is a financial services company designed to empower small and medium-sized businesses that want to trade internationally. Read more aboutEbury on Crunchbase…

Khalil Amiouni

Co-CEO @ AGC Equity Partners

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Previously, Mr. Amiouni founded Equity Partners in 2002. Equity Partners developed into a leading placement agent for corporate investments, real estate investments and hedge funds into the Middle East. Prior to this, Mr. Amiouni was a private banker with Merrill Lynch in Bahrain, where he was ranked first in asset gathering in the Middle East. Prior to this, Mr. Amiouni, at various stages of his professional career, held positions at International Investor, Kuwait, (B.A.I.I.), Paris, Merrill Lynch, Pierce Fenner & Smith, Paris and Bank of America, San Francisco, California. Mr. Amiouni is a Chartered Financial Analyst and a Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst. He has a B.S. in Economics from University of San Francisco which included a year of studies at University of California at Berkeley. Learn more about Khalil Amiouni on Crunchbase…

Read more aboutAGC Equity Partners on Crunchbase…

Graeme Hossie

Founder & Co-CEO @ Mr Lee’s Pure Foods Co

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Mr Lee’s Pure Foods Co is a real game changer for premium food-on-the-go. Read more aboutMr Lee’s Pure Foods Co on Crunchbase…

Holly Stephens

Co-Founder & Co-CEO @ Subly

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Subly makes content simple, by automatically transcribing, translating, and adding subtitles. Read more aboutSubly on Crunchbase…

Poppy Gaye

Co-Founder and Co-CEO @ AccelerateHER

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Poppy Gaye is the Co-Founder and Co-CEO at accelerateHER. Learn more about Poppy Gaye on Crunchbase…

AccelerateHER is an internet organization that focuses on addressing the under-representation of women in the technology industry. Read more aboutAccelerateHER on Crunchbase…

Richard Prime

Co-Founder & Co-CEO @ Sonovate

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Richard has nearly two decades’ experience within the recruitment industry and in that time there isn’t much he hasn’t seen. Before setting up Sonovate, he was a board member of one of the largest recruitment companies in the world and was responsible for a number of brands across key territories. Building on his encounters with traditional finance providers, Richard has built Sonovate to cater exclusively for the contract market. Learn more about Richard Prime on Crunchbase…

Sonovate solves cash flow and admin headaches for users and suppliers of global contingent workforce solutions Read more aboutSonovate on Crunchbase…

Chris Abbass

Founder and Co-CEO @ Talentful

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Talentful specialises in helping companies to elevate their talent acquisition strategy. Read more aboutTalentful on Crunchbase…

Christoph Barchewitz

co-CEO @ Global Fashion Group

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Ramez Sousou

Founder and Co-CEO @ TowerBrook Capital Partners

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Damon Chapple

Co-Founder & Co-CEO @ Sonovate

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After spending almost two decades in recruitment, Damon wanted to do something uniquely different. Having encountered all the barriers involved with financing and running contractors first hand, Damon set-up Sonovate to challenge the stagnant finance on offer and provide a new solution tailored specifically to the needs of the contract recruitment sector. Damon is using his experience of building businesses all over the world as a group director of a global recruitment band, to drive Sonovate into the market transforming solution it is today. Learn more about Damon Chapple on Crunchbase…

Sonovate solves cash flow and admin headaches for users and suppliers of global contingent workforce solutions Read more aboutSonovate on Crunchbase…

Nik Bienkowski

Founder, Co-CEO @ HANetf

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HANetf is Europe’s first independent full service provider of UCITS ETFs. Read more aboutHANetf on Crunchbase…

Michel De Wachter

Co-Founder & Co-CEO @ Appiness

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Michel De Wachter (born 1981) founded Appiness in cooperation with Jonas De Cooman in 2015. Today he functions as co-CEO and COO of the company and operates out of London. Together with his co-founder Jonas, he transformed an idea into a company with more than 20 FTEs developing state of the art technology. Launched in Belgium just 1 year ago, the Spott platform makes any video content interactive and shoppable. With 135.000 users, partnerships with all national broadcasters, 7 million product views per month and a total basket value of 6 million euros, the platform is ready to be launched in the rest of the world. On a monthly basis, Spott is making 15.000 minutes of content interactive and shoppable for OTT, apps and set top boxes. Learn more about Michel De Wachter on Crunchbase…

Read more aboutAppiness on Crunchbase…

Mat Hunter

Co-CEO and Co-Founder @ Plus X

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Plus X creates workspaces that unlock potential, business growth and innovation, community collaboration, and positive social impact. Read more aboutPlus X on Crunchbase…

Richard Thornton

Co-CEO & Co-Founder @ Hokodo

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Insurance APIs to make trade easier on your platform. Powerful, easy-to-use, developer friendly. Read more aboutHokodo on Crunchbase…

Philip Miller

Co-CEO & Co-Founder @ Solidatus

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Solidatus is the award-winning data management and conceptual modelling solution that effectively manages data, people and processes. Read more aboutSolidatus on Crunchbase…

Theo Duchen

Co-founder and Co-CEO @ Acturis

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Theo is co-founder and co-CEO of the Acturis Group. He was previously a partner at McKinsey & Company, having joined McKinsey in 1991 and becoming a partner in 1997. He led McKinsey’s general insurance practice in the UK and was a member of McKinsey’s European insurance leadership group. Theo is a Fellow of the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries. Learn more about Theo Duchen on Crunchbase…

Acturis is a Software as a Service provider to the insurance industry. Read more aboutActuris on Crunchbase…

Steve Machin

Co-CEO @ Accent Media

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The exclusive owner of the tickets top level domain that it is rolling out into a platform to transform the $1Trillion ticketing industry Read more aboutAccent Media on Crunchbase…

Philip Dutton

Co-CEO & Co-Founder @ Solidatus

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Solidatus is the award-winning data management and conceptual modelling solution that effectively manages data, people and processes. Read more aboutSolidatus on Crunchbase…

Lindsay Trombley

Co-Founder and Co-CEO @ Wovn

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Wovn provides fashion brands with real-time predictive insights to better predict demand, reduces waste, and increasing sales. Read more aboutWovn on Crunchbase…

Gavin Berry

Founder & CO-CEO @ Varius World Tech

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Gavin is the visionary behind VWT. As CEO, his responsibilities include defining the company’s long-term business strategy, refining its core proposition, and meeting with investors and potential partners to outline the scale of opportunity. Learn more about Gavin Berry on Crunchbase…

Varius World Tech is a software provider for the emerging world of Blockchain based online gaming. Read more aboutVarius World Tech on Crunchbase…

Denis Ignatovich

Co-Founder & Co-CEO @ Imandra

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Denis Ignatovich has over a decade of experience in trading, risk management, quantitative modeling and complex trading system design. Prior to joining AI, he was head of the central risk trading desk at Deutsche Bank London. He holds an MSc in Finance from the London School of Economics and degrees in CS and Finance from UT Austin. Learn more about Denis Ignatovich on Crunchbase…

Read more aboutImandra on Crunchbase…

Bal Johal

Co-CEO @ MML Capital Partners

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Bal is co-CEO of MML Capital Partners. He has led a number of investments for MML including investments into CSI Ltd, PIE/PSG Group, Blue Max Group, Arena Group, Clean Linen & Workwear, Instant Offices, Optionis Group, ParkingEye and The Regard Partnership and worked on others including Vanguard, EiC and Redmill Snack Foods. Bal is a director on the board of all of these companies. Prior to joining MML, Bal was Investment Director at 3i leading a range of high profile investments such as SmartStream, Jungle.com, Workplace Systems plc, Telecity, Complete Care and Recognition. Bal started his career as a Management Consultant with Accenture later working as a Financial Analyst at HSBC. Bal holds a BA Honours degree in Business Studies from Nottingham Trent University and is non-executive chairman of Knights plc. Learn more about Bal Johal on Crunchbase…

Read more aboutMML Capital Partners on Crunchbase…

Phil Blaydes

Founder and Co-CEO @ Talentful

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Talentful specialises in helping companies to elevate their talent acquisition strategy. Read more aboutTalentful on Crunchbase…

Ian Wallis

Co-CEO @ MML Capital Partners

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Ian is co-CEO of MML Capital Partners. He has led a number of transactions for MML including investments into Baxter Storey, Lomond Capital, Frontier MEDEX and ATA Group. Ian represents MML on the boards of Learning Curve and CH&Co. Prior to joining MML, Ian spent 7 years with 3i, latterly with a focus on minority investing. Ian started his career as a commodity trader with Cargill Plc. Ian studied at the University of London gaining a BA Honours degree in History. Learn more about Ian Wallis on Crunchbase…

Read more aboutMML Capital Partners on Crunchbase…

Keith Strickland

Co-CEO / CTO @ Plessey Semiconductors Ltd

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Plessey is a British high-tech company operating in the field compound semiconductors. Read more aboutPlessey Semiconductors Ltd on Crunchbase…

Phil Westcott

Founder & co-CEO @ Filament AI

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Phil is a former Director at IBM, and a specialist in applied Artificial Intelligence. Phil previously ran the IBM Watson Ecosystem in Europe, led their Smarter Cities business in Southeast Asia and launched IBM’s global IoT practice. Learn more about Phil Westcott on Crunchbase…

Filament helps clients to build proprietary AI capability within their organisation, through consultancy, solutions and tooling Read more aboutFilament AI on Crunchbase…

Iain Silvester

Co-CEO / CFO @ Plessey Semiconductors Ltd

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Iain has over 20 years’ experience in private and public growth stage technology companies. Most recently, he was CFO of picoChip Inc. and Finance Director of Motion Media PLC, where he managed its IPO on the LSE in 2000. Iain holds a B.Sc. degree in Chemistry and is a qualified Chartered Accountant with Ernst & Young where he specialised in corporate finance. Learn more about Iain Silvester on Crunchbase…

Plessey is a British high-tech company operating in the field compound semiconductors. Read more aboutPlessey Semiconductors Ltd on Crunchbase…

Nikki Cochrane

CO-CEO & Co- Founder @ DigitalMums

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Nikki set up the business with Kathryn so the weight of our flexible mission falls on her shoulders. She comes out in hives if she has to leave E8 and is the only person under 90 with an addiction to wine gums. Learn more about Nikki Cochrane on Crunchbase…

Digital Mums is a social media skills training. Read more aboutDigitalMums on Crunchbase…

Jessica Barker

Co-CEO and Co-Founder @ Cygenta

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Jessica Barker is a leader in the human nature of cybersecurity. She has been named one of the top 20 most influential women in cybersecurity in the UK and in 2017 she was awarded as one of the UK’s Tech Women 50. She is Co-Founder and co-CEO of Cygenta, where she follows her passion of positively influencing cybersecurity awareness, behaviours and culture in organisations around the world. She is a popular keynote speaker and regularly shares her expertise in the media, for example on BBC News, Sky News, Channel 4 News and in Grazia magazine and the Sunday Times. She is the Chair of ClubCISO and a board member of BlackHat Executive Summit Europe and SANS Security Awareness Summit EU. Learn more about Jessica Barker on Crunchbase…

Cygenta support clients dealing with the multi-dimensional challenge of cyber-security. Read more aboutCygenta on Crunchbase…

Taimoor Iqbal

Co-Founder and Co-CEO Business Development @ Route Trading

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Route Trading is develops software to enhance security and transparency for financial institutions, governments, and police forces. Read more aboutRoute Trading on Crunchbase…

Laura Stebbing

Co-CEO @ AccelerateHER

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Laura Stebbing is a Co-Chief Executive Officer at AccelerateHer. Learn more about Laura Stebbing on Crunchbase…

AccelerateHER is an internet organization that focuses on addressing the under-representation of women in the technology industry. Read more aboutAccelerateHER on Crunchbase…

David McDonald

Co-founder and Co-CEO @ Acturis

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David McDonald is co-founder and co-CEO of the Acturis Group. Along with Theo, he has led the growth of the Acturis UK business and the development of our international strategy. Prior to Acturis, David spent 10 years at McKinsey & Company as Partner in London and New York and he led the development of McKinsey’s e-Commerce practice. Before joining McKinsey, David qualified as a CA and received an MBA with distinction from INSEAD in 1990. Learn more about David McDonald on Crunchbase…

Acturis is a Software as a Service provider to the insurance industry. Read more aboutActuris on Crunchbase…

Karim Peer

CO-CEO @ Varius World Tech

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Karim has over 20 years experience in developing and building software businesses. Karim has operated as CEO or managing director of a number of software businesses and has led them to successful exits realising significant gains for existing investors and shareholders. Prior to working at Helveta, Karim was Managing Director of OpenBet and Chief Executive Officer of Financial Objects PLC an AIM listed financial services software company. Karim is a fluent Spanish, French and Portuguese speaker. Learn more about Karim Peer on Crunchbase…

Varius World Tech is a software provider for the emerging world of Blockchain based online gaming. Read more aboutVarius World Tech on Crunchbase…

Gabriel Shohet

Co-founder, Co-CEO @ Black Sheep Coffee

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Black Sheep Coffee is a coffee shop chain. Read more aboutBlack Sheep Coffee on Crunchbase…

Gemma Blezard

Co-CEO and Chief Architect @ The Architech Club

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Founder and CEO of The Architech Club, 18 x certified Salesforce Architect MVP, on her path to obtaining the CTA, and having 400+ badges as Trailhead ranger, Gemma gained her experience as a Salesforce expert by working in smaller firms. She then landed positions at Bluewolf (an IBM Company), Capgemini and FinancialForce. At FinancialForce, Gemma worked on two award-winning implementations, and throughout her career has delivered consultancy services for CRM and Professional Services Automation to over 60 clients. She has hosted lots of presentations, and has talked at numerous Salesforce and community-led conferences, including various user groups, Dreamforce, Salesforce World Tour London, the Salesforce Partner Forum, French Touch Dreamin’, InspireEast, YeurDreamin and Connected Non-Profit. Her awards include: the Salesforce’s Golden Hoodie award (May 2018), WeAreTheCity’s TechWoman100 award (2018), Salesforce MVP, BIMA100, Digital Champion for Change & Computing’s ENT Role Model of the Year. Gemma established lots of community-based projects. One of them is Ladies Be Architects (which she also founded), a community interest company that encourages the growth of top, diverse talent in the Salesforce architect space. Learn more about Gemma Blezard on Crunchbase…

The Architech Club is a management consulting company. Read more aboutThe Architech Club on Crunchbase…

Emma Davies

Co-CEO @ Octopus Ventures

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Emma joined Octopus Ventures as joint CEO in 2021, bringing with her a wealth of experience, expertise, and networks from a range of world-class investment houses including J.P. Morgan, Perry Capital, Big Society Capital (where she was the Chief Investment Officer), and The Wellcome Trust. Most recently she has spent 5 years as a partner at Marylebone Partners, building and leading their direct investing capability. She has an acute understanding of growing and managing teams whilst solving for investment returns, and has a particular interest in ESG/Impact considerations. She has an MA from Oxford University and an MSc from LSE and lives in London with her husband and two daughters. Learn more about Emma Davies on Crunchbase…

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Musa Jammeh

Co-Founder and Co-CEO Product development @ Route Trading

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Route Trading is develops software to enhance security and transparency for financial institutions, governments, and police forces. Read more aboutRoute Trading on Crunchbase…

Paul Lamkin

Co-CEO @ Wareable Media Group

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Prior to founding Wareable, Paul was a contributing editor on Pocket-lint where he was nicknamed ‘news monkey’ due to his comprehensive coverage of everything and anything new in tech. He then edited a laptop magazine where the pace was a little bit slower (as were some of the readers). When he wasn’t writing about RAM or SSD options Paul also penned more interesting reviews for Tech Radar and T3. Most recently the senior editor of MSN Tech, Paul is a self-confessed geek and has been accused of being both an Apple ‘fanboy’ and a Google ‘fandroid’ – so at least you know that his bias is balanced. Learn more about Paul Lamkin on Crunchbase…

Wareable Media Group has expanded to three publications: Wareable, The Ambient and Get Sweat Go. Read more aboutWareable Media Group on Crunchbase…

Ashleigh Bishop

co-CEO & Founding Partner @ Bagboard

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Ashleigh Bishop is the co-CEO & Founding Partner at Bagboard. Learn more about Ashleigh Bishop on Crunchbase…

Bagboard is an advertising platform that creates premium, eco-friendly, and reusable bags to replace single-use plastic ones. Read more aboutBagboard on Crunchbase…

Massimo Bochicchio

Co-CEO @ Richmond Park Partners LLP

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