Top Influencers: 82 UK CSO’s To Follow in 2022

3 years ago

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

Gabriella Santosa

Co-Founder and CSO @ Puraffinity

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Puraffinity develops biologically derived materials for industrial water treatment. Read more aboutPuraffinity on Crunchbase…

Scott Button

Co-Founder & CSO @ Unruly

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Scott Button is the Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer at Unruly. Scott has 15 years’ experience in madtech. Before founding Unruly in 2006, Scott was a Chief Executive Officer of Connextra, a venture-backed UK ad serving firm, which he led to trade sale in 2005. Scott holds an M.A. from Cambridge and a B.Phil. from Oxford, both in Philosophy, and was named an E&Y Entrepreneur of the Year in 2012. Learn more about Scott Button on Crunchbase…

Unruly is an advertising technology company that gets videos watched, tracked, and shared across the Open Web. Read more aboutUnruly on Crunchbase…

Bashar Aboudaoud

Co-Founder and CSO @ Brinc

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Bashar is an entrepreneur that has established several businesses in Hong Kong, Guangzhou and London. From 2002-2009 he co-founded Ecico Group’s Hong Kong procurement business and established major clients in Europe and the Middle East. In 2005 he founded Cicero Capital that invested in prime real estate in Guangzhou and London. Cicero Capital built up an investment portfolio of high end residential and commercial properties in Guangzhou that caters to foreign multinationals and local state owned enterprises requirements. Bashar also entered the F&B business in 2008 and opened his first restaurant in Guangzhou. Learn more about Bashar Aboudaoud on Crunchbase…

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Steven Liu

CSO @ Deed

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Steve heads the consumer evangelism effort for Screenleap. He dreams of a future where people will be using Screenleap to broadcast all the interesting things they are doing on their computers, whether it’s designers working on the next great logo or college students showing their friends photos of the latest cutie to friend them on Facebook. Steve has a BS and MS degree in Engineering Economic Systems from Stanford University. Learn more about Steven Liu on Crunchbase…

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Nandi Gurprasad

CCO | CSO @ hyScore

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James Herbert

Founder & Chief Strategy Officer (CSO) @ Hastee

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Founder & Chief Strategy Officer (CSO) at Hastee. Learn more about James Herbert on Crunchbase…

Hastee is a mobile application that allows workers to receive a portion of their earned pay immediately. Read more aboutHastee on Crunchbase…

Oliver Armitage

Co-Founder & CSO @ BIOS

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Oliver Armitage is Co-Founder and Chief Scientific Officer at BIOS, a leading neural engineering startup. Oliver has always had a vision that the human body could be repaired or made better through augmentative technology and how that can be used to improve people’s lives. He studied for his PhD at the University of Cambridge in Bioengineering, working in the world-renowned Nanoscience Centre. He specializes in tissue interfaces and engineering to allow technology to be fused with the body. Oliver was recently named to Forbes 30 Under 30 2018. Learn more about Oliver Armitage on Crunchbase…

A full-stack neural interface platform, that uses AI to decode and encode the signals from to the body, to treat chronic health conditions. Read more aboutBIOS on Crunchbase…

Eoin McKinney

CSO & Co-Founder @ PredictImmune

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Eoin is a Wellcome-Beit intermediate Research Fellow in the Department of Medicine at the University of Cambridge and an honorary consultant in nephrology and transplantation in Cambridge University NHS hospitals Foundation Trust. He obtained a first-class degree in pre-clinical medicine from Keble College, Oxford University in 1999 and graduated in clinical medicine with honours from Edinburgh University in 2002. His primary interest is the use of systems immunology approaches to translate high throughput analyses of autoimmune disease datasets into clinical practice. Learn more about Eoin McKinney on Crunchbase…

Providing tools to physicians in the treatment of patients with immune-mediated disease, through prediction of long term clinical prognosis. Read more aboutPredictImmune on Crunchbase…

Filip Jakubowski-Drzewiecki

CTO, CSO, Founding Team Member @ Loot Financial Services

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CTO, CSO, Founding Team Member Loot Financial Services Google Mentor Learn more about Filip Jakubowski-Drzewiecki on Crunchbase…

Loot Financial Services is a banking and money management app for students. Read more aboutLoot Financial Services on Crunchbase…

Pete Strong

Co-Founder & CSO @ Pulmocide

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Dr Peter Strong was previously CSO at Respivert and had a long track record in the respiratory area at GlaxoWellcome and GSK. Learn more about Pete Strong on Crunchbase…

Pulmocide is focused on the development of inhaled medicines for the treatment of viral and fungal infections of the respiratory tract. Read more aboutPulmocide on Crunchbase…

Sebastian Nijman

Founder and CSO @ Scenic Biotech

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Read more aboutScenic Biotech on Crunchbase…

David O’Rourke

Co-Founder and Chief Scientific Officer (CSO) & Chief Innovation Officer (CIO) @ Bea Fertility

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David O’Rourke is the Chief Operating Officer and Co-Founder of Bea Fertility. Learn more about David O’Rourke on Crunchbase…

Bea Fertility is a monthly subscription program that provides users with at-home fertility treatment and ovulation tracking. Read more aboutBea Fertility on Crunchbase…

Djalal Lougouev

Co-Founder & CSO @ Ometria

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Djalal Lougouev is a technology entrepreneur with over a decade of experience in management, technology and user-centered design. He is the Chief Product Officer and Co-Founder of Ometria, a predictive ecommerce marketing platform helping online retailers leverage data to drive profitability. Djalal is also the founding partner of Innova Kapital, an early stage VC firm specialising in UK based technology start-ups. Learn more about Djalal Lougouev on Crunchbase…

Ometria is a customer data and marketing platform that helps retailers increase CRM revenue by sending personalized marketing messages. Read more aboutOmetria on Crunchbase…

Dr Andrew Botham

Co-Founder and CSO @ TestCard Ltd

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TestCard is the medical technology company behind the eponymous at-home test kit. A partnering mobile app delivers immediate results. Read more aboutTestCard Ltd on Crunchbase…

Ryan Taylor

Founder and CSO @ CuanTec

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CuanTec make packaging that will be biodegradable, compostable and anti-microbial. Read more aboutCuanTec on Crunchbase…

Jakub Zmuda

Co-Founder & CSO @ Modulr

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Jakub Zmuda is the Chief Strategy Officer and Co-Founder at Modulr Finance. Learn more about Jakub Zmuda on Crunchbase…

Modulr is a fintech company that provides Payments as a Service API for digital businesses. Read more aboutModulr on Crunchbase…

Roy Pettipher

CSO @ Orca Pharmaceuticals

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Dr Pettipher has over 25 years’ experience in anti-inflammatory drug discovery having previously worked at Pfizer (1990−1997) and Wellcome Laboratories (1984−1990). At Oxagen Ltd, he was involved in the initiation and management of its anti-inflammatory CRTH2 antagonist program which has yielded a clinical candidate, currently in Phase 2b trials. He has extensive experience in drug discovery and in non-clinical and clinical development, most recently in asthma and related allergic conditions. He holds a degree in Pharmacology from the University of Bath, a PhD in Pharmacology from the University of London and an MBA from Imperial College, London. Dr Roy Pettipher has responsibility for all aspects of inflammation biology and pharmacology for Atopix. He has been Director of Research at Oxagen Ltd for the past 14 years where he initiated the CRTH2 antagonist program. Roy gained 13 years experience in anti-inflammatory drug discovery during his time at Pfizer in the US and, previous to that, at Wellcome in the UK. Less Learn more about Roy Pettipher on Crunchbase…

Orca Pharmaceuticals is a new biotechnology startup focusing on treating autoimmune diseases. Read more aboutOrca Pharmaceuticals on Crunchbase…

Anil Bharath

Co-founder & CSO @ Cortexica Vision Systems

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With an extensive background within Image Analysis and Electronic Engineering, Anil’s career has been shaped by his dynamic passion for analyzing visual data, and developing new algorithms, which continue to be his main research interests. Anil is on the Board of Imperial’s Data Science Institute and he holds a Readership position at Imperial College London, where he leads the Bio Inspired Computer Vision Group. Anil initiated the Basic Technology Project “Reverse Engineering the Human Visual Processes” in 2002, creating a blueprint for a subset of processes in the human visual system, and later spun out Cortexica Vision Systems, applying the spatial neuronal models to visual search. Learn more about Anil Bharath on Crunchbase…

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Martin Easter

CSO & Founder @ Hygiena

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David Haddleton

CSO @ Medherant

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David Haddleton is a Professor of Chemistry at Warwick University and is the Founder of Medherant. His research focuses on polymers for healthcare and therapeutics, and controlled free radical polymerisation. He has published about 450 papers and is an inventor on about 20 US and European patents. He has also been awarded the Chemistry World, “Entrepreneur of the Year” prize, and the Lord Stafford award for Best Spin Out Company (2005). He was the Founder of Warwick Effect Polymers Ltd which is now part of Abzena plc. Learn more about David Haddleton on Crunchbase…

Medherant is developing a first-in-class transdermal drug delivery patch for prescription and OTC medicines. Read more aboutMedherant on Crunchbase…

Robert Gristwood

CSO @ Acacia Pharma

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Acacia Pharma is a pharmaceutical company engaged in the R&D of supportive care drugs for cancer patients. Read more aboutAcacia Pharma on Crunchbase…

Richard Ross

Founding Director & CSO @ Diurnal Group

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Richard Ross is a founding Director of Diurnal and Chief Scientific Officer and is contracted to perform work for the Group by the University pursuant to the terms of a secondment agreement and a research agreement. He is a Professor of Clinical Endocrinology and Head of the Academic Unit of Diabetes, Endocrinology and Metabolism at the University of Sheffield and was previously a Senior Lecturer at St. Bartholomew’s Hospital, London. Richard’s primary research interest is pituitary and adrenal disease with a particular focus on hormone replacement. His research has yielded over 200 papers, more than 30 granted patents and publications in Nature Medicine, Nature Reviews Endocrinology, Nature Genetics, The Lancet, The BMJ and PNAS. He has been a member of the editorial boards of Clinical Endocrinology and the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism and served as an elected member of the executive committees for the European Society of Endocrinology (Treasurer), the Society for Endocrinology and Growth Hormone Research Society. Learn more about Richard Ross on Crunchbase…

Diurnal Group is an innovative pharmaceutical company creating high-value therapeutic drugs for use in the endocrine hormone area. Read more aboutDiurnal Group on Crunchbase…

Matt Lynch

Co-Founder & CSO @ Big Sofa Technologies

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Matt heads up our client strategy, helping current and future clients to get maximum value from the application of our technology and thinking. He began his career in marketing and category management, before broadening his experience in a range of research and consulting roles. After completing a Masters in Organisational Behaviour, Matt joined up with Simon to establish Big Sofa as a modern, agile insight business that balances humanity with automation. Matt is experienced in leading projects for blue chip brands like Coca Cola, Unilever, BP and Barclays, working within and alongside global agencies, and collaborating with tech start-ups. He combines strategy, creativity and delivery in an informal approach that is commercially grounded and direct. Learn more about Matt Lynch on Crunchbase…

Big Sofa is a video data analytics business Read more aboutBig Sofa Technologies on Crunchbase…

Mark Preston

CSO & Co-Founder @ StreetDrone

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Mark Preston is a Formula E Team Principal and founder of Street Drone, not to mention all the years he has worked in Formula 1 with McLaren and Arrows. His vast experience makes Mark uniquely positioned to deliver business planning and execution advice including technical due diligence, operations and management. Learn more about Mark Preston on Crunchbase…

StreetDrone is a full-stack autonomous technology developer Read more aboutStreetDrone on Crunchbase…

Maan van de Werken

Founder & CSO @ SleepCogni

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SleepCogni is an award-winning British medical device start-up company at the forefront of personalised health technology for Insomnia. Read more aboutSleepCogni on Crunchbase…

Mikhail Shchepinov

Founder and CSO @ Retrotope

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did postdoctoral research in the Department of Biochemistry, University of Oxford, UK, from 1995 to 2000, focusing on the overlap of bioorganic, combinatorial and surface chemistries. From 2000 to 2002 (San Diego, USA), and from 2002 to 2006 (UK) he worked in the biotech industry developing chemical tools for genomics and proteomics. At Retrotope, Dr. Shchepinov has focused on the use of stable isotopes as a fortification of essential nutrients to protect against diseases of aging and age-related oxidative stress. Dr. Shchepinov received his MS in chemistry and biotechnology from the Mendeleev Institute of Chemical Technology, Moscow, USSR, and a PhD in bioorganic chemistry from the Shemyakin-Ovchinnikov Institute of Bioorganic Chemistry, Moscow, in 1994. Learn more about Mikhail Shchepinov on Crunchbase…

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Stuart Grice

Co-Founder and CSO @ FitnessGenes

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Stuart is a co-founder of FitnessGenes, and also a published scientist who adds current and cutting edge expertise to the science team. After a short plunge into the world of finance, he decided scientific enlightenment was where it’s at. Having studied subjects as diverse as neuromuscular disorders and autism, he continues to work on understanding how the variations in both genetics and metabolism impact on human health. Learn more about Stuart Grice on Crunchbase…

FitnessGenes is pioneering the field of genetic data analysis to produce personalized fitness and diet recommendations. Read more aboutFitnessGenes on Crunchbase…

Darren Grasby

Chief Sales Officer (CSO) @ AMD

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Read more aboutAMD on Crunchbase…

Jonathan O’Halloran

Co-Founder & CSO / Chief Executive Officer @ QuantuMDx Group

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Inventor of QuantuMDx’s proprietary nucleic acid preparation, amplification and detection technology with over 12 years in scientific research, biotechnology & clinical laboratories. Learn more about Jonathan O’Halloran on Crunchbase…

QuantuMDx is a medical devices company developing handheld and portable diagnostic, genomic sequencing, and proteomic platforms. Read more aboutQuantuMDx Group on Crunchbase…

Banafshe Larijani

Co-founder, Joint Managing Director and CSO @ Fastbase Solutions

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Banafshe Larijani holds a PhD in Molecular Cell Biology and Biochemistry, Amherst College, and the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, Massachusetts, USA. Head of Cell Biophysics Laboratory since 2002 at Cancer Research UK, she was appointed Senior Scientist in 2012 and in 2014 was awarded the Ikerbasque Research Professorship. She holds adjunct professorships with University of Bath (UK), Stony Brooks University NY and University of Massachusetts, Amherst MA, (USA). Her laboratory is a cutting-edge cross-disciplinary platform, which draws upon the physical sciences to develop novel avenues for investigation of biological processes in signalling. The outcomes of her fundamental research involving the application of quantitative imaging (FRET-FLIM) for investigating molecular mechanisms of various oncoproteins have resulted in their application to clinical objectives. Cell Biophysics is now at the Biophysics Institute Insituto Biofisika) and Research Centre for Experimental Marine Biology and Biotechnology (PiE) in Bilbao, Spain. Learn more about Banafshe Larijani on Crunchbase…

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Greg Day

VP & CSO, EMEA @ Palo Alto Networks

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Greg Day is Vice President and Regional Chief Security Officer, EMEA, at Palo Alto Networks. In this role, he oversees Palo Alto Networks regional security operations and is responsible for regional cybersecurity strategy and the development of threat intelligence, security best practices and thought leadership for Palo Alto Networks in EMEA. Learn more about Greg Day on Crunchbase…

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George Daaboul

CSO & co-founder @ Nanoview Biosciences

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George Daaboul joined NanoView Biosciences as CSO and co-founder in 2015. Learn more about George Daaboul on Crunchbase…

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Valerie Morisset

Co-Founder, EVP of R&D, and CSO @ Eliem Therapeutics

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Valerie Morisset is the Co-Founder, EVP of R&D, and CSO at Eliem Therapeutics. Learn more about Valerie Morisset on Crunchbase…

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Martin Tomlinson

CSO @ Post-Quantum

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Known for developing Tomlinson-Harashima Precoding, Martin’s expertise is data encryption, error correcting codes, and wireless and satellite communications. He is Emeritus Professor at Plymouth University’s Centre for Security, Communications and Networks. Martin was an investor and a director of L3-TRL, a leading cyber-security company providing the UK’s only high-grade hardware crypto. He previously worked for RSRE (now Qinetiq) and oversaw the NATO 4 satellite programme. Learn more about Martin Tomlinson on Crunchbase…

Post-Quantum is a world-leader in quantum-safe encryption, blockchain and digital identity Read more aboutPost-Quantum on Crunchbase…

Markus Gershater

CSO & Co-founder @ Synthace

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Markus co-founded Synthace after working as a Research Associate in Synthetic Biology at University College London where he developed novel biosynthesis methods using pathway engineering. Prior to UCL, he was a Biotransformation Scientist at Novacta Biosystems working as part of the industrial biotechnology group that conducted more than 90 contract research projects for over 20 clients. Markus has a PhD in Plant Biochemistry from Durham. Learn more about Markus Gershater on Crunchbase…

Synthace is a Life Sciences R&D cloud platform that enables experiments to be automated, with the resultant data seamlessly integrated. Read more aboutSynthace on Crunchbase…

Sheikh Fakhar Khalid

CSO @ Sensat

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Sheikh Fakhar Khalid is an experienced GI scientist and an enthusiastic academic with a strong computing background. He offers more than 16 years of experience in spatial analytics, spatial data management and academia. Learn more about Sheikh Fakhar Khalid on Crunchbase…

SenSat simulates reality in real time, which helps computers solve real world problems. Read more aboutSensat on Crunchbase…

Irene McAleese

Co-founder & CSO @ See.Sense

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Irene has a background in psychology & occupational health, most recently leading large change management projects for a global consulting firm. Despite living and working in London, Singapore and Northern Ireland for more than a decade, she has proudly managed to retain her Aussie accent. Passionate about the benefits cycling can bring to people and communities, Irene is a regular cycle commuter and a recent club cyclist Learn more about Irene McAleese on Crunchbase…

See.Sense creates award-winning products to improve rider safety, and technology that generates data needed by cities to improve mobility. Read more aboutSee.Sense on Crunchbase…

Phil Cole

Co-Founder & CSO @ Wireless Logic

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Acknowledged as an industry expert and an M2M technology and communications strategist, Philip has been instrumental in shaping the business and putting the Group’s growth strategy in place. Phil is regularly quoted in industry publications and speaks at key industry events. Constantly travelling between the UK and Europe, Philip also oversees sales and marketing activities in the UK. Learn more about Phil Cole on Crunchbase…

Wireless Logic is an M2M & IoT managed services provider delivering multiple bearer connectivity and value-added services. Read more aboutWireless Logic on Crunchbase…

Che John Connon

Founder & CSO @ Atelerix

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Che is the scientific founder and CSO at Atelerix, and is passionate about cell biology and regenerative medicine. As Professor of Tissue Engineering at Newcastle University he loves improving our understanding of disease and wound healing, as well as applying this new knowledge in inventive ways to solve critical challenges in modern healthcare. He enjoys hoppy beers and taking relaxing walks along the local beaches with his family. Learn more about Che John Connon on Crunchbase…

Atelerix provides storage and transportation of human cells at room temperature to companies. Read more aboutAtelerix on Crunchbase…

James M. Leiper

CSO @ Critical Pressure

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James read Biology at the University of Exeter before studying for a PhD in Biochemistry at the Royal Postgraduate Medical School in London. In 1997 James joined the laboratory of Professor Patrick Vallance at University College London and began working on mechanisms that regulate nitric oxide production. James moved from UCL to the MRC London Institute of Medical Sciences in 2009 before taking up the position of Professor of Molecular Medicine in the Institute of Cardiovascular and Medical Sciences at the University of Glasgow in 2017. Learn more about James M. Leiper on Crunchbase…

Critical Pressure is a virtual bio-pharmaceutical company that develops products to treat vascular dysfunction and shock. Read more aboutCritical Pressure on Crunchbase…

Oriane Chausiaux

Founder Director – CSO, Serial Entrepreneur @ Heartfelt Technologies

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Heartfelt Technologies are developing the only home-based heart failure monitor that does not require patient interaction or compliance. Read more aboutHeartfelt Technologies on Crunchbase…

Mark Lowdell

CSO, Founder & CMO @ INmuneBIO

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Adrian Thomas

Co-Founder & CSO @ Animal Dynamics

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Adrian Thomas is Professor of Biomechanics in the Zoology Department of Oxford University, where he founded and runs the animal flight research group. Other roles include aerodynamics and design consultancy with Gin Gliders, where he is a sponsored team pilot, and at the FAI (the World Air Sports Federation) where he is Chairman of the Paragliding committee. Key areas of study include Biomechanics, Aerodynamics and Evolution: using aerodynamic theory to predict optimal morphologies for specific aspects of flight ecology (flight missions), and test the predictions with phylogenetically controlled comparative methods, with mechanical model organisms, and with free-flying or swimming animals in the laboratory, or in the field. Learn more about Adrian Thomas on Crunchbase…

Animal Dynamics is a spinout company from the Department of Zoology at University of Oxford Read more aboutAnimal Dynamics on Crunchbase…

Hakam Ghabra

CSO & Co-founder @ Mag Optics

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Hakam Ghabra is the co-founder and CSO at MAG Optics. Learn more about Hakam Ghabra on Crunchbase…

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Michael McArthur

CSO and Co-Founder @ Procarta Biosystems

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Michael McArthur(CSO, Co-Founder) is the Professor of Nanomedicine at the Norwich School of Medicine, UEA. He is a Molecular Microbiologist with over 20 years experience of academic and biotechnology research. His defining scientific interest is how the control of bacterial genes can be used to create new antibacterials. He leads multidisciplinary research teams with expertise in: molecular biology, microbiology, chemistry, biophysical characterisation and formulation. Michael gained his PhD from University of Cambridge and has held academic positions in the EU (John Innes Centre, ICMB in Crete) and University of Washington, Seattle. Whilst there his technologies were used to found a diagnostics company, Regulome Inc, for whom he served as Director of Research. He is named on 15 patents and help raise $30m in private and grant funding. Learn more about Michael McArthur on Crunchbase…

Procarta Biosystems develops antibacterials through an adaptable DNA-based platform to counter the rise of drug-resistant bacterial strains. Read more aboutProcarta Biosystems on Crunchbase…

Kam Chana

Co-founder, Director & CSO @ Proxisense

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Proxisense has developed extreme environment proximity sensors and fluid contamination systems. Read more aboutProxisense on Crunchbase…

Conor Barry

CSO (Chief Scientific Officer) @ EnzBond

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

George Busby

CSO and Co-Founder @ Allelica

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George is a geneticist and a writer. He has been a researcher at the University of Oxford for more than 5 years and his scientific work has been published in Nature and Science. He was always fascinated by the possibility of using the information contained in our DNA to reconstruct the evolutionary history of human beings. He now leads the Allelica scientific team, bringing the predictive genomic accuracy of the Polygenic approach to the market for the first time. Learn more about George Busby on Crunchbase…

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John Goodyear

Co-Founder & CSO @ Egress Software

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John serves as Chief Science Officer, overseeing advanced research in areas of Big Data, Machine Learning and adoption of new technologies. Learn more about John Goodyear on Crunchbase…

Egress is a software company that specializes in human layer security designed to prevent accidental and intentional data breaches. Read more aboutEgress Software on Crunchbase…

Thomas Twigg

CSO & Co-Founder @ The ASO Co

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The ASO Co provides an end to end, global App Store Optimization and management service. Read more aboutThe ASO Co on Crunchbase…

Esther Rodriguez Villegas

CSO @ Acurable

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The first wearable medical device able to accurately diagnose and manage respiratory conditions at home Read more aboutAcurable on Crunchbase…

Daniele Orner

CSO @ Brave Venture Labs

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Siraj Ahmed Shaikh

Founder and CSO @ CyberOwl

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Siraj is currently a Reader in Cyber Security at Coventry University, UK. He has been involved in research, development and evaluation of large-scale distributed secure systems for over fifteen years. He is currently involved in a three-year (2014-17) EPSRC-Funded project App Collusion Detection (ACiD), in collaboration with City and Swansea University, and McAfee (part of Intel Security). Learn more about Siraj Ahmed Shaikh on Crunchbase…

CyberOwl offers an early warning system for cyber attacks through real-time monitoring of high value targets for malicious behavior. Read more aboutCyberOwl on Crunchbase…

Katia Nazmutdinova

CSO @ Encelo Laboratories

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Universal access to primary cells Read more aboutEncelo Laboratories on Crunchbase…

Katia Nazmutdinova

CSO @ Encelo Laboratories

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Universal access to primary cells Read more aboutEncelo Laboratories on Crunchbase…

John Eland

CSO @ E-shelter

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John Eland has over 19 years of global industry experience across the data center, telecoms and investment sectors. As Chief Strategy Officer at e-shelter, John is responsible for Go To Market and business strategy, corporate development and our ongoing expansion via M&A, Joint Ventures and Development Projects. Additionally John is responsible for Marketing, PR & Communications, Strategy Research & Market Intelligence, and Business Development. John studied International Business at Newcastle Business School in the UK and at ESCEM Business School in Tours, France. Learn more about John Eland on Crunchbase…

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John Eland

CSO @ E-shelter

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John Eland has over 19 years of global industry experience across the data center, telecoms and investment sectors. As Chief Strategy Officer at e-shelter, John is responsible for Go To Market and business strategy, corporate development and our ongoing expansion via M&A, Joint Ventures and Development Projects. Additionally John is responsible for Marketing, PR & Communications, Strategy Research & Market Intelligence, and Business Development. John studied International Business at Newcastle Business School in the UK and at ESCEM Business School in Tours, France. Learn more about John Eland on Crunchbase…

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Kyohei Kiyota

CSO (Chief Strategy Officer) @ WELMO

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Engaged in a wide range of businesses globally through a lot of experience such as strategies, operations, finance and human resource management as below. As a self-promotion, I am an active professional that excels in communication and interpersonal skills and developed strong organizational skills through working with the football club as a team granting me higher adaptability, sociability and patience. Also, Iam deeply intercultural in my mindset, and embrace similarities and differences around the world. Learn more about Kyohei Kiyota on Crunchbase…

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Carl-Erik Michalsen Moberg

Co-Founder & CSO at TicketCo Norge @ TicketCo

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Ian Harrison

Founder & CSO @ Alchemy Pharmatech

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Ian Harrison is a Founder & CSO at Alchemy Pharmatech. Learn more about Ian Harrison on Crunchbase…

Alchemy Pharmatech is an innovation-driven company developing drug delivery platforms in partnership with the pharmaceutical industry. Read more aboutAlchemy Pharmatech on Crunchbase…

Robert Harper

CSO @ Moogsoft

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Robert Harper is Chief Science Officer at Moogsoft. Learn more about Robert Harper on Crunchbase…

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Jim Ryan

SVP & CSO @ Liberty Global

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James Ryan is Senior Vice President and Chief Strategy Officer for Liberty Global, a position he has held since January 2012. In this capacity, he is responsible for Liberty Global’s corporate strategy, across all regions. James’s oversight of such strategy is key in delivering on Liberty Global’s customer-centric goals. He is an executive officer of Liberty Global and sits on Liberty Global’s Executive Leadership Team. James joined Liberty Global in May 2000 as Managing Director of Strategy and Corporate Development. Prior to joining Liberty Global, he spent a number of years in investment banking, initially with the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development and then with Deutsche Bank and PriceWaterhouse Coopers, advising clients in the telecommunications sector. Prior to that, he held roles in Bain and Company and MMG Patricoff (now Apax). James sits on the Board of Directors of Telenet Group Holding NV, a Liberty Global subsidiary and a Belgian public limited liability company. He is a Trustee of the Lessons for Life Foundation. James holds an honours degree in Politics, Philosophy, and Economics from St. John’s College, Oxford University. Learn more about Jim Ryan on Crunchbase…

Liberty Global is an international cable company providing television, broadband internet, and telephony services. Read more aboutLiberty Global on Crunchbase…

Scott Crowe

Founder and CSO @ VHSquared

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VHsquared is dedicated to the development of novel antibody domains engineered to be stable in the GI tract. Read more aboutVHSquared on Crunchbase…

Adam Perriman

Founder and CSO @ Cytoseek

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For next-generation cell therapies. Read more aboutCytoseek on Crunchbase…

Chris Sayer

CSO @ Dexi

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Dexi provides the leading Data Extraction and Data Automation Software. Read more aboutDexi on Crunchbase…

Mike Bunce

CSO @ Biofortuna

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Mike is a molecular biologist with 21 years clinical experience and a PhD in transplantation immunogenetics at Oxford and co-founder of Biofortuna. He has 15 years of industrial experience in developing commercial genotyping and phenotyping products in both conventional and lyophilised formats. In addition, Mike creates and designs software and instrumentation. Learn more about Mike Bunce on Crunchbase…

Biofortuna develops a range of molecular diagnostic products using proprietary freeze-dried technology. Read more aboutBiofortuna on Crunchbase…

Mark Holmes

Chief Sales Officer (CSO) @ Netcall

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Mark Holmes is Director of Sales at Netcall PLC. Learn more about Mark Holmes on Crunchbase…

Netcall delivers solutions and services that drive sustainability in the IT sector that helps in improving customer experience through CX. Read more aboutNetcall on Crunchbase…

Ludovic Vallier

CSO @ Definigen

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Ludovic holds key senior faculty positions at the SANGER institute as well as the University of Cambridge and coordinates and manages large-scale stem cell production activities and disease research grants for multiple bodies including ERC, MRC, Wellcome Trust and NIHR. The Vallier laboratory studies mechanisms controlling the differentiation of pluripotent cells into pancreas and liver cell types. They have advanced the state of the art regarding the use of hIPSC as an in vitro model of development. This has included the development of a platform technology enabling the controlled differentiation of human stem cells into specific endodermal cell types including pancreas and liver progenitors. He has created the Cambridge NIHR BRC hIPSC core facility and based on this experience, he became responsible for the derivation part of the. He is now coordinating this large scale HIPSCI project which aims to derive hIPSC lines from 1500 patients within the Sanger Institute and also with institutions worldwide such as the NIH. Ludovic has published several high impact factor articles on hIPSCs and their use for modelling liver diseases and cell based therapy. He has also developed a strong interest in pancreatic development by establishing robust protocols of differentiation to generate homogenous population of beta-like cells. Learn more about Ludovic Vallier on Crunchbase…

Definigen provides human cells to the drug discovery sector for use in lead optimization and toxicity programs. Read more aboutDefinigen on Crunchbase…

Stephen Taylor

Founder & CSO @ Zegami

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Stephen is the Head of the Computational Biology Research Group for the Weatherall Institute at Oxford University and Chief Scientific Officer for Zegami. Stephen did his B.Sc. in Microbiology and holds an M.Sc. in Computer Science. He started using PivotViewer in 2010 to visualise large genomics datasets and microscopy data. To overcome its limitations he worked with Roger Noble to develop and publish HTML5 PivotViewer. As the CSO, Stephen is focused on Zegami’s contribution to research and ensuring that the platform contributes to making new discoveries that will change and improve the world we live in. Learn more about Stephen Taylor on Crunchbase…

Delivering explainable AI faster and more accurately. Zegami are end-to-end imaging AI specialists combining unique tools and ML services Read more aboutZegami on Crunchbase…

Mark Collins

CSO @ Cognitive Geology

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A specialist software provider for the oil industry Read more aboutCognitive Geology on Crunchbase…

Peter Robinson

CSO @ KidsKnowBest

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A full-service creative agency; driven by insights; powered by youth. Delivering effective and results-led solutions. Read more aboutKidsKnowBest on Crunchbase…

Sue Unerman

CSO @ mediacom

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Sue Unerman In a world that is changing faster than any of us can quite get used to, business needs people who can not only see the next change coming, but can also explain it to the rest of us. Sue is one of these rare people. She’s a “clarifier”. In the rapidly changing world of media, Sue has been ahead of the curve for three decades, and remains at the forefront of the industry’s evolution. Sue has consistently moved MediaCom forwards ahead of the competition – a crucial factor in its rise to become the number one company in its sector. Sue has been named by Campaign magazine as “Top planner of the Year” on more occasions than any other individual – and is the current holder of the title. She drives transformation for MediaCom and its clients. She has reached out to a wider public with the publication of her book The Glass Wall – the year’s most significant addition to the debate on gender diversity at work. Sue is on the inaugural FT HERoes list of people who have effected the greatest changes in women’s careers. Her first book on marketing “Tell the Truth, Honesty is your most powerful marketing tool” was published in summer 2012. She was a member of the UK Government Digital Advisory Board, an Internationalist Magazine Agency Innovator in 2012 and served on the University of Oxford Public Affairs Advisory Group. Sue is a contributing media editor to Brand Republic and is a member of the Open University Council and Women’s Aid’s Key Supporters Group. Learn more about Sue Unerman on Crunchbase…

MediaCom is one of the world’s leading media agencies. Read more aboutmediacom on Crunchbase…

Richard Oreffo

Co-founder and CSO @ Renovos

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Richard is Professor of Musculoskeletal Science and co-founder/Director of the Centre for Human Development, Stem Cells and Regeneration. He leads a multidisciplinary research group focused on developing strategies to repair bone & cartilage; with translation a key personal driver. To achieve these goals, he has brought together and developed teams of clinicians/life scientists over the last twenty years. He has published >285 peer-reviewed papers including breakthrough publications on skeletal stem cells and nanotopography, bone regeneration as well as epigenetics, holds 6 patents and generated over £24m as PI/co-I in research grant income since 2000. As CSO Richard is able to leverage his extensive professional network and profile in the field of regenerative medicine and will determine scientific direction of Renovos. Learn more about Richard Oreffo on Crunchbase…

Providing orthopaedic regenerative medicine solutions Read more aboutRenovos on Crunchbase…

Ruta Makunaite

CSO @ Sorted Group

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Sorted Group is a global SaaS company that provides data-driven software for checkouts, warehouses, and shipping. Read more aboutSorted Group on Crunchbase…

Simon Wheeldon

Co-Founder and CSO @ CloudApps

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Simon is a co-founder of CloudApps and is responsible for Professional Services Delivery and Corporate Strategy. Prior to founding CloudApps, Simon spent 4 years at leading the adoption of the pioneering platform across EMEA. Under Simon’s guidance the platform in Europe grew to be a multi-million dollar business. With over 20 years experience in the software industry, Simon was responsible for the widespread sales and adoption of the platform; helping numerous’s customers to build and sell their very own Software-as-a-Service applications. Prior to joining Simon was responsible for the financial services business at Siebel Systems in the UK. Previously, he has held senior positions at Business Objects and Accenture. Simon has a BSc in Computer Science from Bristol University. He is married with two children and lives in Oxfordshire, UK. Learn more about Simon Wheeldon on Crunchbase…

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

Jake Cowton

Co-Founder & CSO @ Fair Custodian

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Jake Cowton is the Co-Founder and CSO at Fair Custodian. Learn more about Jake Cowton on Crunchbase…

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Darren Pitt

CSO @ VisusNano

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Darren completed his PhD titled “Design of polymer systems and surface-active agents for the improvement of cell attachment for treatment of ocular diseases”. Darren is currently the manager in solvent manufacturing having moved from a large scale pharmaceutical manufacturing site, where he was the Technical Process Chemist for the potent drug facility. Learn more about Darren Pitt on Crunchbase…

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Keith Martin

CSO @ Quethera

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Prof. Martin is a Professor in the Departments of Clinical Neurosciences and Ophthalmology at the University of Cambridge and an Honorary Consultant Ophthalmologist within the National Health Service at Addenbrooke’s Hospital where he leads the Glaucoma Service. He is also Vice President and President Elect of the World Glaucoma Association, the largest glaucoma organisation in the world. Prof. Martin’s research interests include the mechanisms of retinal ganglion cell death in glaucoma and he is developing neuroprotection strategies to slow the progression of glaucomatous visual loss, and ultimately to restore vision. Keith Martin graduated in Neuroscience from Cambridge University in 1990 and from Oxford University Clinical School in 1993. He trained in General Medicine and Neurology at the Hammersmith Hospital and the National Hospital for Neurology & Neurosurgery in London and the John Radcliffe Hospital in Oxford. His Higher Specialist Training in Ophthalmology was undertaken in Cambridge before three years of Research and Clinical Fellowship Training in glaucoma with Harry Quigley at the Wilmer Eye Institute, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore and with Prof. Peng Khaw at the Institute of Ophthalmology, UCL. His research group was the first to demonstrate that increased expression of Brain-Derived neurotrophic Factor through AAV-medicated gene therapy demonstrated a protective effect on RGC loss in a model of glaucoma. Learn more about Keith Martin on Crunchbase…

Quethera is a gene therapy company dedicated to improving the future treatment of common blinding eye diseases. Read more aboutQuethera on Crunchbase…

Sid McGrath

CSO @ Wunderman Thompson

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Mark Mackey

Co-Founder and CSO @ Cresset

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Mark was one of the founders of Cresset when the company was formed in 2002. He became CSO in 2013 and heads up our scientific team. Mark has made fundamental contributions to our underlying scientific approach and to the development of the software. He works hard to extend the scientific base of the company in a way that is consistent with our reputation of rigorous scientific excellence. His team’s current research includes new ways of applying the XED force fields to proteins and improving the handling of water molecules. Mark’s previous experience includes roles at Napp Pharmaceuticals and Merck, Sharpe and Dohme. His PhD is in Chemistry from the University of Cambridge and he is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry. Learn more about Mark Mackey on Crunchbase…

Cresset is software and services for small molecule discovery and design. Read more aboutCresset on Crunchbase…

Philipp Langguth

CSO @ Linkbundle

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Neil Williams

CSO/Founder @ KWS BioTest

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KWS BioTest is an established contract research organization. Read more aboutKWS BioTest on Crunchbase…

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