Edinburgh Startups List

Map of the local innovation industry.
Meet some of the best and newest startups based in Edinburgh.

Meet 159 entepreneurs, makers, and investors based in Edinburgh

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John McNeill


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

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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.

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Russell Dalgleish


Studied at @edinburgh-napier-university

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Sandy McKinnon


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

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Ali Jawin

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

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Darren Lester

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

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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.

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Shona Cotterill


Investing in tech and software start ups

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Doug Scott


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

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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.

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Gil Dibner


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

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Mike McQuaid


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Reg Orton

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

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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.

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Michael Donoghue

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

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Max Polyakov


partner and investor at @murka

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Rob Hunter

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

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Jono Millin

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

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Julian Carter


Co-Founder & M.D of EC1 Capital an early stage web and mobile tech investment firm based in London.

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Andrew Fulton

Work with early stage technology companies.

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Bill Dobbie



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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.

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Sandeep Dhillon

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

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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.

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David Toy

Worked at @cloudsoft-corporation • Studied at @babson-college, @university-of-cambridge

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David Robinson

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

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Wolfgang Merkt

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

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Jennifer Waggoner

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

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Joan Figuerola Hurtado

Founder Adlegant • Worked at @specifiedby-1, @indra-systems • Studied at @edinburgh-napier-university, @universitat-rovira-i-virgili

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Stefanos Falkonakis


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

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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)

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Christian Arno


Managing Director/CEO, Lingo24

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Brian Corcoran

Co-founder & Chief Customer Officer at Stipso; a content marketing software provider. 

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Philip Mshelbwala

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

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Cally Russell

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

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Nigel Eccles

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

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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

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Gummi Gulla

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

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Rob Dobson


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

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Steven Drost

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

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Matteo Bortolu

Xamarin Developer

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Phil Leggetter

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

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Lizzie Eardley

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

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Craig Reville

Senior UX/UI Designer/Developer

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Christophe MacIntosh

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

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Gareth K Thomas

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

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Allan Lloyds

Founder & MD of Insight Arcade

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Tadas Labudis

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

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Maciej Zurawski

Founder and CEO of Musemantik

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Rob Leigh-Bramwell

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

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Iain Evans

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

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Brian Davis

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

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Graeme Bodys

CEO & Founder nooQ, the first visual collaboration platform for business. Align customer feedback, ideas, and execute projects with 30% greater efficiency.

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Christopher de Beer

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

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Alessio Failla


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

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Callum Stuart

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

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Matthew Dunn

Product Designer & Web Developer

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Faiz Syed Hussain

Creation & Practice. Studied at @college-of-william-and-mary, @university-of-edinburgh

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Jamie Sutherland

Founder StoreHR

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Jonathan Baillie Strong

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Stefan Pretty

Founder @subbly, @pretty-klicks • Studied at @university-of-glasgow

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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

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Sasha T

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

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Marcus Kernohan

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Adam Alton

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Mick O'Brien

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Alina Strodthoff

multi lingual postgraduate student with human resources knowledge

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Sigurdur Darri Skulason


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

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Conner Stephen McCabe

Heriot-Watt University Ruby Enthusiast looking for work

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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.

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Jonathan Jouty

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

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Mike MacNeil

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

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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.

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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.

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John S

Developer & scientist.

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Victor Roodhorst

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

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Minhaj Analyst

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

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Konstantinos Karasavvas

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

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Gabriele Rossi

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

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James Shoemark

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Turan Rustamli

web engineer with background in math and AI

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Phil Lawrence

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

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Gregg Mulholland

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

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Martin Alderson

Studied at @university-of-edinburgh

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Alexandros Spathoulas

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

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Nikolaos Kaltsas

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

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Wanyi Yao


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

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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.

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Ted Wen

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Gabriel West

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

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Judith Veenhuizen

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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.

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Chris Howard

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

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Stuart Fraser

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

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Daniel Winterstein

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

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Matthew Bradley

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

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Ho Soo Keng

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

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Desmond McNamee

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

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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

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Catriona Cory

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

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Jack Rogers

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

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Faith Ainembabazi

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Zalman Silber

Fashion/Ramp Model. Worked at @ford-models • Studied at @edinburgh-napier-university

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Ro Ramtohul

Node.js Engineer at Mallzee. Living and breathing JavaScript, MongoDB, and Elasticsearch.

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Hamish Hutchings

Undergrad at Edinburgh Uni. Interest in Functional Programming and javascript technologies

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Ilana Wetzler

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Paul O'Neill

Worked at @miicard

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Luke Harte

Luke Harte (CEO) and Co-Founder of Onyu

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Casey Wan

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

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Anouar Haidary

Founder Silicon Hub Jobs

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Arthur Zubkoff

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

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Sarah Killarney-Ryan

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

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Victoria Thomas

CEO of Trigah. Resident Entrepreneur in Design Informatics, University of Edinburgh. Former magazine editor and entertainment journalist.

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James Birchmore

Founder BeeFound

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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.

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Tom Walker

Medical Doctor that started a successful online e-commerce company looking for next challenge

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

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Naglis Vy

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Alex Kennedy

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

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Jordan Marland


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David Murray 

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

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Jason Dawes

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

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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

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Ryan McLean

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

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Gavin Wong

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Shahida Imani

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Andrew Cairns

Software Developer

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Lee Parry

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

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Samantha M

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Alexander Macdonald

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Calum Robertson

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darren gordon

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Grant Thompson

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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.

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Tania Nishat-Botero

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Benjamin Brown

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

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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.

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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

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JP Larsson

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Robert Malone

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Sam Mayers

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Kirk J. Torrance

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

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Chris Marks

Founder Baking Every Corner

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James Langdale Brown

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

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Said Mohammad Khan


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

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

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Grant McAllister

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

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David Ball

Investor in @miicard. Team member of @miicard.

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Javid Khan

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

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Duncan Beattie

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

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José Clímaco Pereira

Web dev at MultiplyUk, Filmmaker, Photographer and blogger.

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Russell Barnard

PHP Web Developer

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Martin Stan

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Andreia Rodrigues

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

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Richard Bogle

Contract Software Developer

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Giacomo Ferraresso

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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,

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