meet the 2022 scale up club

Lyndsey Simpson

Lyndsey Simpson

CEO/Founder, 55/Redefined

@55/redefined

We are redefining life after 50, creating solutions for this generation to live longer, more fulfilling lives that in turn solve business & society’s greatest challenge – an Ageing Population. Through our 3 group brands, we help businesses to Attract, Engage, and Retain, over 50s talent or consumers and add 10 productive years to life.

Mike Tinmouth

Mike Tinmouth

COO, ACUA Ocean

@ACUAOcean

Hydrogen powered autonomous drone ships for ocean monitoring and protection.

Rachael Twumasi-Corson

Rachael Twumasi-Corson

CEO & Founder, Afrocenchix

@Afrocenchix

Our Black-owned hair care business is run by people that understand and care about those with Afro, tightly coiled and curly hair, but the products are created to work on all hair types! We blend safe, effective, vegan ingredients with expertise to make hair care as simple as possible.

Tess Cosad

Tess Cosad

Co-Founder & CEO, Béa Fertility

@beafertility

At Béa Fertility we believe that home fertility care is the future. We are building affordable and evidence-based care that optimises and treats fertility at home without requiring visits to a clinic. Béa was founded on the idea that everyone should be able to access the care they need to start and grow their family. Our home fertility treatment, called Intracervical Insemination, will be launching in 2023.

Charlotte Bax

Charlotte Bax

CEO, Captur

@captur-ai

Captur is building a new way to verify images with visual AI. We help global companies scale by automating visual-based decision making. Working with complex logistics teams, such as Tier and Lime, to provide real-time feedback to customers and reduce their operating risk.

Susan Burton

Susan Burton

CEO, Classlist

@goClasslist

Classlist is an app that enhances school communication and connects parents based on their child’s school. Allowing them to connect, collaborate, and celebrate together the joys of school life.

Amy Whitell

Amy Whitell

CEO, Collctiv

@collctiv

Collctiv understands that not all payments are created equal. We serve the Organisers in every friendship group, family and team, who unduly influence how we all spend our social disposable income. Collctiv makes it easy for Organisers to collect and spend money on behalf of their group.

Michael Bristow

Michael Bristow

CEO, CrowdProperty

@CrowdPropertyUK

CrowdProperty is the UK’s leading specialist property-lending-platform. With diverse sources of capital across global financial institutions and private investors, we are transforming property finance with technology and expertise to unlock the potential of SME property developers to build more homes, increase spend in the economy and grow their businesses quicker.

Ian Stevenson

Ian Stevenson

CEO, Cyacomb

@cyacomb_com

Cyacomb builds and sells innovative technology to help law enforcement, social media and cloud companies find and block harmful content from paedophiles and terrorists.

Chris Woods

Chris Woods

Founder, CyberQ Group

@CyberQ_Group

CyberQ Group has offices in Birmingham, Manila and Ohio with a global team of cyber and business professionals with decades of combined experience.
Our mission is to make the world cyber resilient with our platforms which help secure smart buildings thus safeguarding data and company reputation.

Avigail Slavin

Avigail Slavin

Co-founder and Chief Operating Officer, DigiDoe

@DigiDoe

Financial Conduct Authority Authorised Electronic Money Institution (EMI) providing All-in-One Banking-as-a-Service (including multi-currency accounts in GBP, EUR and USD) to EMIs and Corporates as well as AI-Driven AML and Transaction Monitoring to Financial Service Providers, including Commercial and Central Banks.

James Varga

James Varga

CEO & Founder, DirectID

@_directid

DirectID powers financial inclusion by leveraging open banking data to optimise credit & risk decisions. We provide a range of advanced insights from income verification to affordability, DirectID empowers decision makers to make better-informed credit & risk decisions with customer bank data.

Nicholas Sprigg

Nicholas Sprigg

Director, enferm

@enferm-medical-ltd

We offer our nurses an end-to-end solution which allows them to take full control of their career, with access to a compliance/document wallet, placements access, shifts 24/7, people-focused customer service, and choosing how and when they get paid.

Digby Vollrath

Digby Vollrath

CEO, Feast It

@Feast_it

Feast It is a platform and marketplace that enables anyone to book the perfect suppliers for their event, and gives event suppliers the tools they need to grow their businesses. We are building the operating system to power better events globally.

Theo Millward

Theo Millward

Founder/CEO, FranScape

@franscape

Founded in 2020, FranScape is a multi award-winning and scalable digital Franchise Management platform that is proven to digitally transform the operation of Franchise networks big and small. We are part SaaS and part FinTech as we operate our own payment gateway taking a % of all transactional volume.

Charles Hambro

Charles Hambro

CEO/Co-Founder, GEEIQ

@GEEIQApp

Our platform provides a holistic view of the Metaverse, enabling brands to capitalise on the industry. GEEIQ enables any brand to create a data-led Metaverse strategy. We monitor all the partnership opportunities in the Metaverse and enrich them with nuanced data and insights relevant to brands.

Elliot Street

Elliot Street

CEO, Inovus Medical

@inovusmedical

Inovus Medical is a multi award winning designer and manufacturer of surgical training technologies. The company was founded in 2012 with a clear purpose, to improve surgical care through connected training. At the heart of everything Inovus does are its core values of affordable, accessible and functional technologies.

Ruby Pillai

Ruby Pillai

Founder & CEO, iWarranty Limited

@iwarranty_co

iWarranty’s mission is to become the leading SaaS platform in helping manufacturers to digitise and automate warranty management repair process using AI and Blockchain technology.
Efficiencies created through technological and process innovation will reduce cost and bribing significant efficiencies in the manufacturing sector, at the same time, simplify warranty management for consumers, help them access their warranty/repair rights and reduce consumer-produced e-waste.
Yang Liu

Yang Liu

CEO, JustWears

@justwearsHQ

JustWears is a direct-to-consumer materials science company bringing biodegradable textile innovations and ergonomic designs into the world through everyday basics. Every material we work with aims to solve an environmental problem of the apparel industry.

Hannah Feldman

Hannah Feldman

CEO, Kidadl

@kidadlofficial

Kidadl inspires families across the globe with trusted content and resources designed to engage every child and support every parent from conception all the way through to college.

Dr. Narisa Chauvidul-Aw

Dr. Narisa Chauvidul-Aw

CEO & Founder, KogoPAY

@KogoPay

KogoPAY is a socially conscious fintech company in London with other offices in Bangkok, Vilnius and Dubai. We provide banking and mobile payment services with QR code payment for B2B and B2C focusing on real time funds transfer using innovative technologies such as Blockchain and AI. The initial KogoPay wallet and banking are functional for fiat-to-fiat transactions. As digital currencies become more common, we are implementing a Distributed Ledger Technology layer to enhance the security and functionality of the new payment system. More importantly, our philanthropic ethos is at the heart of our operations.

Rafael Funes

Rafael Funes

Executive Chairman, LOVIS

@lovisuk

LOVIS is the creator of the first Zero-Code enterprise operating system platform on the cloud for large organisations. Run non-stop beginning-to-end business processes in the exact way you need them. Build reliable information that reflects your reality in real time. Translate operational data into accounting records automatically and get Financial Statements in any standard every morning. Recover thousands of person-hours annually, improve your team’s wellbeing and obtain a 2:1 ROI. Build the certainty and simplicity you need to succeed and thrive.

Charles Sekwalor

Charles Sekwalor

CEO, Movemeback

@movemeback

We’re building “The Continent” – Africa’s Linkedin – A Gen-Z, video content social-professional community platform for the 95% of Africans who don’t have traditional professional identities. We’re making hidden talent and opportunities visible and enabling talent to operate at scale across Africa.

Ann Juliano

Ann Juliano

Founder & CEO, Muse Finance

@MuseFinance

Muse Finance provides access to cash without taking on debt through Invoice Finance and Supply Finance– 35x faster than the incumbents. In addition, Muse delivers a high level of customer care with the ability to chase invoices, removing the stress of business owners managing their receivables book.

Zara Ransley

Zara Ransley

Co-CEO, MyPocketSkill

@MyPocketSkill

MyPocketSkill is a GenZ platform, enabling 13-22 years old to earn, save & learn (and soon invest) about money.

Deborah Wake

Deborah Wake

CEO, MyWay Digital Health

@MyWayDigital

MyWay Digital Health (MWDH) is Dundee University spin out (incorp. 2017). MyWay Diabetes is an award-winning digital platform delivering diabetes self-management support, courses, (NHS) health records, and home device data access, delivering tailored advice/reporting.

MWD has run nationally in Scotland (since 2008), and is scaling across England and internationally, improving health with significant cost savings (ROI> 6:1).

Nick Brackenbury

Nick Brackenbury

Co-Founder & CEO, NearSt

@nearst

NearSt is a retail tech company bringing online shoppers back into physical stores.

Natalie Whalley

Natalie Whalley

CEO, Organise

@OrganiseHQ

Organise is the worker-led network for fixing employment.

Katerina Spranger

Katerina Spranger

CEO & Founder, Oxford Heartbeat

@OxfordHeartbeat

At Oxford Heartbeat we provide clinicians with the cutting-edge technology they need to make life-saving decisions in preparing and executing high-risk surgeries. We strive to put clinicians and patients at the heart of everything we do. Our PreSize® Neurovascular is a medical device software that helps clinicians accurately prepare and execute high-risk, minimally invasive brain stenting procedures.

Leigh Purnell

Leigh Purnell

CEO, Petalite Limited

@PetaliteCharger

Petalite is an award-winning, innovative company who have engineered a break-through EV charging technology called SDC, which confidently meets the 99% reliability goals set by the UK government. Petalite manage every stage of the charging process which increases a customer’s ROI. Petalite’s infrastructure also benefits from quick installation and scalability.

Stella Smith

Stella Smith

Founder & CEO, pirkx

@pirkx

pirkx is a lightweight, fully customizable, self-service platform and app which makes affordable wellbeing benefits accessible to everybody, regardless of employment status or business size.

Leon Wilson

Leon Wilson

Founder, PollenPay

@PollenPay

Buy Now Pay Later platform, that offers a virtual card to use the BNPL product anywhere accepted by MasterCard online* in the UK, and specifically focused in the Offline sectors around Dental, Optical and Aesthetics.

Ron Schaeffer

Ron Schaeffer

Chief Strategy Officer, pureLiFi

@purelifi

pureLiFi is the global leader in LiFi technology, wireless communication using light instead of radio waves. We are bringing to market the world’s first commercial LiFi systems and components for secure, reliable, trustworthy communication. Based in Edinburgh, we have customers and partners worldwide.

Yusuf Jazakallah

Yusuf Jazakallah

CEO & Co-Founder, Recruitment Smart Technologies

@sniper_ai

Recruitment Smart Technologies is a B2B Deep Tech Scaleup which automates the end to end talent supply chain of large enterprises who hire a minimum of 500 candidates every year.

Amman Ahmed

Amman Ahmed

Founder, RelaxMyDog

@relaxmydog

We are like ‘Petflix’ the netflix for pets, we make relaxing music tv content which is used by 50 million pets around the world. All the content is produced in house based on our own research.

Tatseng Chiam

Tatseng Chiam

Co-Founder/COO, RideTandem

@ride_tandem

RideTandem is enabling sustainable commuting for all, creating better transport options for the more than 50% of people in Western countries who live in smaller towns and more rural areas. We’re building a uniquely flexible model of shared transport – delivered in partnership with existing local taxi, minibus and coach companies.

Brian Allen

Brian Allen

CEO, Rovco

@RovcoSubsea

Rovco is a UK founded global provider of subsea robotic and hydrographic survey solutions to the offshore wind and oil field decommissioning sectors. They focus on the use of perception, data and autonomy technology to modernise and help further the growth of marine generated renewable energy.

Harjas Singh

Harjas Singh

Co-Founder & Chief Product Officer, Shares

@shares_io

Shares is the inclusive investment app that will finally put an end to investing alone or thinking “the financial market isn’t for me”. Our product is built on community and is the place to be for people who want to invest and build strategies together. Shares brings ‘connecting with friends’ and ‘investing’ together – in one app.

Antonia Johnstone

Antonia Johnstone

CEO, Sign of the Times

@signofthetimes

Sign of the Times is the Matches Fashion of resale offering an omnichannel experience from our flagship store in Chelsea and offices in Battersea, London. Sign offers a full service luxury resale experience for cash rich, time poor individuals to release equity from their wardrobes as well as working with “new” retailers to provide a whitelabel resale service. We are driven to not only democratise luxury fashion but to change the impact that fashion’s footprint has on our world.

Ariana Alexander-Sefre

Ariana Alexander-Sefre

Founder & Co-CEO, SPOKE

@spokeworld

SPOKE makes taking care of the mind as easy as listening to your favourite music.
SPOKE merges impactful neuroscience with trending music and lyricism, delivered via a personalised audio experience fronted by the world’s most talented musicians.
Chantelle Bell

Chantelle Bell

Director & Co-Founder, Syrona Health

@SyronaHealth

Syrona Health is reinventing Gender-inclusive health and wellbeing through a modular enterprise solution, SORA which personalises support of individuals transitioning between chronic health stages.

Suthe Yogalingam

Suthe Yogalingam

Co-Founder, The Mothership

@the-mothership-ai

The Mothership is building loveable and more sustainable consumer brands. We acquire high-quality products companies and apply our multi-channel marketing expertise to grow more rapidly and increase their brand value.

Thomas Stapleton

Thomas Stapleton

CEO, TravelLocal

@travellocal

TravelLocal is a managed marketplace for tailor-made holidays. We use proprietary technology to connect customers from around the world with the best locally owned travel companies, based in destination. Eg if a customer is travelling to Brazil, we connect them to a great travel company based on the ground in Brazil.

Kevin Cook

Kevin Cook

Co-Founder & CEO, TreasurySpring

@treasuryspring

The TreasurySpring Fixed-Term Fund (FTF) platform provides a simple, digital way for clients to gain access to a broad range of leading global banks on both a secured and (selectively) unsecured basis, as well as Government and investment grade corporate debt exposures, across multiple currencies and without the need for any financial infrastructure or technological integration. TreasurySpring provides the bridge to enable all institutions to invest their excess liquidity in the same way as the largest most sophisticated financial institutions; to diversify away from unsecured, highly correlated products offering limited returns; to escape the liquidity risks inherent in maturity-transformed commingled funds; to minimise risk and maximise returns on cash holdings.

Will Goodwin

Will Goodwin

Co-Founder, Tumelo

@tumeloHQ

Tumelo helps fund managers to win and retain clients with diverse stewardship policies through their pass through voting infrastructure.

Danae Shell

Danae Shell

Co-Founder & CEO, Valla

@valla_uk

Valla’s DIY law platform helps people resolve employment issues themselves without spending thousands in legal fees.

Edward Holroyd Pearce

Edward Holroyd Pearce

President & Co-Founder, Virtual Internships

@OnlineInterns

We are an EdTech company that delivers global work experience programs to help everyone pursue their dream career. We bridge the gap between education and the workplace and preparing people for the future of work, particularly focussing on removing barriers and improving access for underrepresented audiences.

Simon Hills

Simon Hills

CEO, Wise

@WiseSocial_

Wise is a fast-growing technology company that provides software to the self-employment sector. Primarily supplying logistics firms, the Wise platform is now used by over 250 companies and has supported over 50,000 self-employed subcontractors, helping them both to save time, money and stress.

Christopher Fry

Christopher Fry

CFO, BankiFi Technology Limited

@BANKIFI_global

BankiFi sells its software to banks and financial institutions. Our platform reimagines a bank or financial institution’s relationship with business customers. No longer is it simply about offering products. Instead, we embed banks and FIs within their customers’ daily workflows. Whether it’s ‘order to cash’, ‘procure to pay’, or cash flow management, we enable a bank to part of an organisation’s core processes so that business customers can run their business through their bank account.

Mikela Druckman

Mikela Druckman

CEO, Greyparrot

@greyparrotai

Greyparrot is the AI waste analytics platform for the circular economy, digitising the $1.6 trillion waste industry and tackling our waste crisis head-on. When it comes to how waste is managed, there has been no accountability, hence stagnating recycling rates and devastating environmental impact. We’re here to change that.