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ID 18864

FOUNDER.org

Investor

FOUNDER.org is an investor and company building program for student entrepreneurs who are solving big problems.

ID 25

Sandy McKinnon

Investor

Partner at Early Stage IT VC - @pentech-ventures; Likes pattern matching - helping folks and working/playing hard http://www.pentechvc.com

ID 653940

Michael Donoghue

Business Development Exec passionate about new technology and companies offering innovate solutions.

ID 657280

Ali Jawin


ID 129804

Mike McQuaid


http://mikemcquaid.com

ID 144412

Ryan O'Rorke

Founder at Flavourly • Studied at @queen-margaret-university-college • Fine foodie lover and Award winning Entrepreneur • Full time 'Chicklet' at Entrepreneurial Spark.
http://www.flavourly.com/blog

ID 51082

Cassie Anderson

A tech start-up marketeer with a knack for message and management. I'm working hard creating trust online with @miicard and came from HoundDog Technology.

ID 284742

Jono Millin

Founder @dronedeploy, AdvertEyes, Zoom2Work. MSc in Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning PhD @university-of-edinburgh-1 Worked @BSG.

ID 3533

Gil Dibner

Investor

Investor: @innovid @sisense @loyalblocks @jfrog @the-gifts-project @yedda @front @resin-1. Angelist syndicate backs top-tier Israeli tech companies.
http://yankeesabralimey.tumblr.com/

ID 7829

Rob Hunter

Product design leader. At @ondeck-capital. Designed products with @gamechanger, Bloomberg, Tiffany, MTV and BigThink.

ID 408432

Reg Orton

Co-founder of BRCK • Studied at @university-of-auckland • brck.com

ID 107368

Max Polyakov

Investor

partner and investor at @murka

ID 669927

John McNeill

Investor

Oil and gas consultant and Edinburgh based investor in start-ups.

ID 167152

Doug Scott

Investor

Investor and Advisor Founder of many internet companies @potential.co.uk, carrentals.co.uk, discountvouchers.co.uk 20 angel investments in 24 months

ID 292984

Shona Cotterill

Investor

Investing in tech and software start ups

ID 24637

James Varga

Founder and CEO of @miicard, I am a serial entrepreneur (okay a start-up junkie) with a passion for technology, startups and online identity.

ID 469025

Darren Lester

Founder @SpecifiedBy - Helping architectural pro's research building products online. Giving building product companies tools to engage with specifiers online.

ID 5287

Julian Carter

Investor

Co-Founder & M.D of EC1 Capital an early stage web and mobile tech investment firm based in London.
http://www.julian-carter.com

ID 56127

Richard Smith

Previously worked for @ibm, @amazon, @lehman-brothers, @tripbod, plus 4 startups in roles from coder to CEO. BSc in Comp. Sci & Artificial Intelligence.

ID 265602

Russell Dalgleish

Investor

Studied at @edinburgh-napier-university
http://russelldalgleish.co.uk/blog/

ID 13126

David Toy

Worked at @cloudsoft-corporation • Studied at @babson-college, @university-of-cambridge
http://www.davidtoy.co.uk

ID 84031

Christian Arno

Investor

Managing Director/CEO, Lingo24

ID 101314

Peter Gerard

CEO & Co-Founder of @distrify. Over a decade as a film producer/director (mostly documentaries & music videos), plus 15 years developing web applications.
http://blog.distrify.com

ID 52180

Tony Lucas

Founder at XCalibre 97-09 (hosting services exit Dec 09) Founder at Flexiant 09-Present (cloud orchestration software), Founder at Planning.TO (2014 pre-launch)

ID 280112

Andrew Fulton

Work with early stage technology companies.

ID 388860

Rob Dobson

Investor

Founded Actix (partial sale to Summit Partners then sold to Amdocs 2013), Fellow of IET, Entrepreneur and Investor (5 current investments)

ID 82127

Nigel Eccles

CEO and co-founder of FanDuel, the leading daily fantasy sports platform. Previously with McKinsey and Flutter.com/Betfair.

ID 61078

Bill Dobbie

Investor

Entrepreneur/Angel/Director

ID 25369

David Robinson

Founder and CEO Bright Grey; Chairman at Engage Mutual; number of advisory positions

ID 185934

Stefanos Falkonakis

Investor

Founder @alld-europe • Worked at @reed-elsevier, @bbdo • Investor @specom-web-solutions-athens • Studied at @city-university-of-london

ID 207935

Wolfgang Merkt

Serial Entrepreneur, Full-Stack Developer, Startup Coach. free2goApp.com, fdbck.io - Web, Desktop & App Consultant - Studied at UT Austin & Uni of Edinburgh

ID 47836

Brian Corcoran

Co-founder & Chief Customer Officer at Stipso; a content marketing software provider. 
http://blog.stipso.com

ID 605075

Jennifer Waggoner

Worked at @bank-of-america, @sierra-club • Studied at @claremont-mckenna-college, @university-of-edinburgh

ID 239601

Philip Mshelbwala

CMO and Co-Founder of @reel-deal @wheeling-jesuit-university Business Admin '13 Entrepreneur, Passionate, Creative and a Big Thinker

ID 357911

Donald McKendrick

Full-stack Developer @floatapp. Full of ideas, not all of them are terrible. Find me @EdTechCube trying to help others build quick prototypes.

ID 119837

Gummi Gulla

Co-founder at @clara, entrepreneurial advisor, community analytics advisor and all around good guy!

ID 483061

Joan Figuerola Hurtado

Founder Adlegant • Worked at @specifiedby-1, @indra-systems • Studied at @edinburgh-napier-university, @universitat-rovira-i-virgili
http://t.co/U078duINoo

ID 230241

Steven Webster

Founder and CTO of @iteration-two, sold to @macromedia-adobe • Built+led new organizations at @adobe System and @microsoft • Hardware+Software+Design+Technology
http://www.stevenjwebster.com/

ID 293290

Sandeep Dhillon

Practice Leader in Technology and Media for Largest Global Expert Network connecting investors with senior industry experts

ID 128957

Cally Russell

CEO of Mallzee, the Personal Shopper in your pocket! Marketing mind and scaling enthusiast.....

ID 438480

Matteo Bortolu

Xamarin Developer
http://www.bortolu.com

ID 117525

Christophe MacIntosh

Worked at @wavo-me, @bandsintown-group • Studied at @university-of-edinburgh

ID 114838

Iain Evans

COO of Living Lab at @ubc. Experience as CTO and VC in tech sectors. PhD Cantab.

ID 204618

Callum Stuart

Co-Founder Ops & Dev @mallzee. Co-Founder @storehr. Comp Sci at @heriot-watt-university. Technical Manager Bloxx. Worked @motorola in mobile research.
http://www.mullac.net

ID 837481

Lizzie Eardley

PhD student in astrophysics at Edinburgh University. Oxford Graduate. Experienced with big data sets, programming and statistical techniques.

ID 193820

Gareth K Thomas

Co-founder/Director at Reserve Apartments (holiday apartment specialists) and BookParks (online booking for campsites).

ID 74029

Tadas Labudis

Founded Eventhread, Drum Space, Study Man. Organised Startup Weekend and TEDx events. Self-taught web developer. Graduated from the University of Glasgow.

ID 656687

Rob Leigh-Bramwell

Portfolio Careerist at Bramwell Brown, Make it Social & Leigh Brothers @Rob_L_B

ID 635025

Craig Reville

Senior UX/UI Designer/Developer

ID 568085

Alessio Failla

Investor

Founded Capital Softworks LTD. Developer Consultant, Speaker and Author, I can help as a technical creative, architect, manager, consultant and developer.

ID 171971

Allan Lloyds

Founder & MD of Insight Arcade

ID 186255

Maciej Zurawski

Founder and CEO of Musemantik

ID 98390

Phil Leggetter

Dev Evangelist. Open sourcing @BladeRunnerJS at @CaplinSystems. Realtime Web Technology consultant, blogger, co-author of @RealtimeWebApps. Formerly at @pusher.

ID 166468

Graeme Bodys

CEO & Founder nooQ, the first visual collaboration platform for business. Align customer feedback, ideas, and execute projects with 30% greater efficiency.
http://www.nooq.co/feed

ID 204766

Jamie Sutherland

Founder StoreHR

ID 67289

Matthew Dunn

Product Designer & Web Developer

ID 8247

Christopher de Beer

I'm a Designer by education, and a Designer/Front-end Dev by trade, and a Maker of things by Passion

ID 534711

Faiz Syed Hussain

Creation & Practice. Studied at @college-of-william-and-mary, @university-of-edinburgh
http://tumbles.faizsyedhussain.com

ID 436005

Steven Drost

@stipso CEO and co-founder. One successful exit in the Market Research industry.

ID 187662

Brian Davis

Co-Founder of Milq and Honey, @friendect, @bamboo-detroit, @furbr What's your 500yearplan

ID 8129

Stefan Pretty

Founder @subbly, @pretty-klicks • Studied at @university-of-glasgow
http://www.stefanpretty.co.uk

ID 206571

Ali Kurtze

Digital Media in Germany, worked in London Agency sphere, moved on with own companies in London, HK and Indonesia. Vendor for agencies, idea converter.

ID 809334

Mike MacNeil

PhD Student with outstanding social, marketing skills as well as business acumen.

ID 326771

Mick O'Brien


ID 705907

Adam Alton


ID 887326

Victor Roodhorst

MSC. Management & IT @ St Andrews University. Online Marketing Manager with international background, pivoting to BI. Fluent in four languages.

ID 454424

Conner Stephen McCabe

Heriot-Watt University Ruby Enthusiast looking for work

ID 815783

Gabriele Rossi

I'll do everything in my power and learn the rest

ID 690259

Sasha T

University of Edinburgh Grad; Enthusiastic about entrepreneurship and investment in novel technologies

ID 797425

Jonathan Baillie Strong


ID 412822

Sigurdur Darri Skulason

Investor

MSc Software Engineering (University of Oxford). Founded Hringiðan/Vortex, Darval Solutions Ltd, Þumalína ehf, Agara ehf

ID 581222

Minhaj Analyst

I am ready to accept any kind of challege . Have got massive experience of e-commerce business.

ID 435985

Marcus Kernohan


ID 320970

Kieran O' Leary

UpstartJobs.com Founder & CEO. Electronic engineer with FPGA, mixed-signal ASIC and consumer electronics experience. I may well have worked on your smartphone.

ID 169073

Hilary Roberts

I work for the University of Edinburgh's LAUNCH.ed programme. We launch 30 start-ups each year, and provide mentoring, seed-funding, and connections.

ID 717237

Andra Roston

New to the game, looking to make a career change. Trained at Thinkful. Competent Front End Web Developer with a keen eye for clean, beautiful code and deisgn.
http://www.avictoryaday.wordpress.com, www.hangingatthefringe.wordpress.com

ID 418530

Konstantinos Karasavvas

Software Architect and Engineer at Acrossio. More than 15 years of experience in software systems architecture and design. Researcher in Distributed Computing.

ID 376220

Jonathan Jouty

CS & HPC graduate, worked for startup with Haskell / parallel file systems / high performance computing.

ID 49958

John S

Developer & scientist.

ID 745097

Alina Strodthoff

multi lingual postgraduate student with human resources knowledge

ID 422389

Phil Lawrence

Founder ColorFlash™ from New Kinetics OÜ • Studied @university-of-aberdeen

ID 434409

Chris Howard

Founder of EdExchange.co.uk, Full stack web developer experienced with Node.js, PHP and .NET. UX Obsessive

ID 554333

Turan Rustamli

web engineer with background in math and AI
https://twitter.com/nehfy

ID 462894

Gregg Mulholland

Liberal Democrat Gregg Mulholland has served as a member of Parliament for Leeds North West for nearly a decade.

ID 864331

Judith Veenhuizen


ID 626545

Ho Soo Keng

BSc (Hons) Neuroscience; Edinburgh. Singapore Armed Forces; Training Resource Officer (2nd Lieutanent). Singapore General Hospital; publication of research.

ID 478802

Matthew Bradley

Passionate Web GIS/Mapping Developer. Strong background is all things location based. Every product can utilise location!!

ID 575518

Gabriel West

Informatics UG with emphasis in Vision/Robotics and Natural Language Processing. Interest in Robotics, AI/Game Development, Education, and Software Development

ID 435948

Wanyi Yao

Investor

I am a fund manager at Baillie Gifford which manages over 150bn usd asset in equities. I have a personal interest in VC and angel investing outside work. I graduated from Oxford University with a maths degree. I also serve as china ambassador for Sibgular

ID 705912

Ted Wen


ID 828564

Fabian Reinartz

Undergraduate student with completed thesis and a fair bit of experience under his belt. Love for Data Science and high-quality front- and backends.

ID 809305

Alexandros Spathoulas

Passionate graduate willing to work hard and become a successful developer with strong background in academic career.

ID 24699

Stuart Fraser

Founder dns Ltd (sold to secureworks then to Dell); MSc. in High Performance Computing.

ID 441165

Lola Louise Leach

Experienced, passionate and creative 2:1 hospitality and tourism graduate from a world class hospitality mgmt. school. Pro-active customer-focused team-player.
http://lolaleach-brookes.blogspot.co.uk/

ID 797607

Nikolaos Kaltsas

University of Edinburgh M.Sc. in Artificial Intelligence, Software Developer, Machine learning, Junior Data Scientist

ID 703937

James Shoemark


ID 617855

Renata Bittencourt Grasso

Graduate from the University of St Andrews; degree in English & History of Art; Experience in publishing, advertising, marketing; Fluent in Portuguese & Spanish

ID 168130

Desmond McNamee

Founder and Software developer at Crewcam • Worked at @liveqos-inc • Studied at Carleton

ID 178031

Martin Alderson

Studied at @university-of-edinburgh

ID 660732

Daniel Winterstein

An expert on the development and use of data analysis software to achieve business goals with 10 years industry experience.

ID 772361

Sarah Killarney-Ryan

Edinburgh graduate economist, start-up enthusiast, looking for a role where I can help grow a good business.

ID 770282

Ilana Wetzler


ID 47042

Alex Kennedy

Scotsman in SF. Co-founder of @e2e and @KennedyMacGregor-Dennis. Hell-Bent on changingthe world

ID 673862

Arthur Zubkoff

Free thinker, ambitious entrepreneur, and risk taker. Techie at heart, creative in design, following the innovation and celebrating the cutting edge.

ID 659686

Luke Harte

Luke Harte (CEO) and Co-Founder of Onyu

ID 372597

Naglis Vy


ID 304457

Paul O'Neill

Worked at @miicard
http://pablissimo.com

ID 594009

Hamish Hutchings

Undergrad at Edinburgh Uni. Interest in Functional Programming and javascript technologies
http://hamhut1066.com/notes

ID 784957

Faith Ainembabazi


ID 826322

Jack Rogers

Undergrad studying business at Edinburgh Uni. Looking for summer internship in start-up, strong passion for entrepreneurship. Skills in sales and Marketing

ID 771845

Catriona Cory

Operations Project Manager; Worked in Email Marketing (application support) and Financial Services (Change Management).

ID 717368

Tom Walker

Medical Doctor that started a successful online e-commerce company looking for next challenge
http://www.drtomwalker.co.uk

ID 806336

Clément SIMONNEAU

Passionate and multi-tasking professional with over 3 years of experience in digital marketing and ecommerce project management.

ID 333177

Victoria Thomas

CEO of Trigah. Resident Entrepreneur in Design Informatics, University of Edinburgh. Former magazine editor and entertainment journalist.
http://trigah-films.tumblr.com

ID 871186

Chase Stevens

CogSci undergrad at Edinburgh University. Working at Skyscanner. Interested in AI (esp. NLP, machine vision), extracting semantics from the web, and dev tools.
http://blog.chasestevens.com

ID 437877

Ro Ramtohul

Node.js Engineer at Mallzee. Living and breathing JavaScript, MongoDB, and Elasticsearch.
http://blog.designbyro.com/#angelco

ID 615526

Anouar Haidary

Founder Silicon Hub Jobs

ID 295484

James Birchmore

Founder BeeFound

ID 555763

Casey Wan

Edinburgh Law School, looking to apply legal skills in venture capital or financial services. Strong background in Intellectual Property Law.

ID 517606

Zalman Silber

Fashion/Ramp Model. Worked at @ford-models • Studied at @edinburgh-napier-university
http://zalmanmodel.blogspot.com/

ID 742315

Samantha M


ID 730454

Konrad W. Gorak

D WHY Guy of #SocialMedia & Human Behaviors | Helping #SmallBiz & #StartUp's Build Their Community of Raving Fans | Top #20 StartUp Marketing Expert to Follow

ID 531461

darren gordon


ID 315

Hamish


ID 509939

David Murray 

Senior executive with background in investment management, music & tech. Looking for new projects.

ID 767852

Gavin Wong


ID 408325

Marek Dvorak

UI/UX in Tripomatic.com and Whichairline.com. 2 my own software startups. Freelance for 50+ big clients. Travel addict and pixel perfect lover.
http://hipstacowboys.com/

ID 505462

Ryan Falconer

Founder of Skillstep.com. 2nd software training startup, 1st was an acclaimed top 70 company. Consulted with tech startups in UK and Australia.

ID 675708

Grant Thompson


ID 697323

Lee Parry

Always looking for solutions before problems occur. Track record in supplier management and cost extraction. Want to play with sales next.

ID 852695

Alexander Macdonald


ID 726363

Jordan Marland

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ID 122881

Shahida Imani


ID 723329

Alejandro Kirchuk

Argentinean freelance photographer and editor. Contributor of The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal, among others. Photo editor at phmuseum.com

ID 107669

Benjamin Brown

✓ 7 years design experience ✓ Startup fluent ✓ Ground-up branding experience ✓ Web & UI design ✓ iOS & Android Design ✓ Icon Design ✓ HTML / CSS ✓ Print Design

ID 755316

Jason Dawes

Chief Marketing Officer with International experience in strategy and execution. Passionate about learning and helping others achieve their potential.

ID 735448

Calum Robertson


ID 797885

Ryan McLean

IT Engineer (@Sir Robert McAlpine) also worked with 'PeeeM' 2million+ downloads and I'm only 17.

ID 783030

Tania Nishat-Botero


ID 648284

Andrew Cairns

Software Developer
http://acairns.co.uk/

ID 58952

Kirk J. Torrance

Founder @industrial-new-media-ltd • Worked at @sohonet

ID 97266

Richard Bogle

Contract Software Developer

ID 394778

Giacomo Ferraresso


ID 291461

JP Larsson


ID 306450

Andreia Rodrigues

Worked at @acqua-telecom Experienced in marketing management, budget administration, writing, events and management team.

ID 200938

Chris Marks

Founder Baking Every Corner

ID 39049

Grant McAllister

I'm Grant McAllister a 21 year old UX Designer for Booking.com currently living in Amsterdam, Netherlands.

ID 385510

Craig

Interaction Designer for flights metasearch company @skyscanner. Likes nice things.

ID 364461

James Langdale Brown

Over 20 years software development experience, much on trade floor.

ID 16750

Martin Stan


ID 3767

Javid Khan

Founder of Holoxica Ltd. Specialising in holographic 3D solutions including digital holograms and holographic displays

ID 53310

David Ball

Investor in @miicard. Team member of @miicard.

ID 372232

Robert Malone


ID 372252

Duncan Beattie

digital designer, front end developer, creative coder, musician, husband and father, not in that order

ID 382224

Chris Gillan

A Vodka with a Mission! Heroes Vodka was founded by a UK Veteran for the purpose of providing an alternative revenue stream for Forces & Veterans Causes,

ID 353635

Sam Mayers


ID 300108

Said Mohammad Khan

Investor

We are Al Arab International Investments. Experienced in Business acquisition,start-up consulting and offshore financial services in the Middle east and Asia.

ID 199515

Russell Barnard

PHP Web Developer

ID 325688

José Clímaco Pereira

Web dev at MultiplyUk, Filmmaker, Photographer and blogger.

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