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Founder Institute London Fall 2021 Produces 10 New Tech Startups

From Founder Institute: The London , the local chapter of the world’s largest pre-seed startup , is proud to announce the newest Alumni from the London Virtual Fall 2021 program.

Two hundred fifty people applied to the program, and after an intense four months of aggressive business-building sprints and constant evaluation and feedback from investors and mentors, just ten companies were able to make it through. 

Each of these have demonstrated a high level of perseverance and creativity, and their businesses have been thoroughly vetted and supported by a panel of London’s top startup experts and investors.

The new London portfolio Alumni invite members of the public startup community to join them for an online cohort Graduation event on Thursday, 3 February 2022, featuring special guest StyleSwap CEO Josephine Waddington. 


And now, without further ado, we proudly present the newest Alumni of the London Founder Institute Fall 2021 accelerator:


The London Virtual Fall 2021 program would not have been possible without help, because it truly takes a city to raise a startup. We would first like to thank the Local Leaders of the London Founder Institute: Dan Nguyen, Mercedes Bankston, Osman Haneef, Paul Weeden, and Richard Cristina. Our Local Leaders play an incredibly important role in building the local Founder Institute program, and creating an environment and network in London that is conducive to building to great companies.

Some of London’s top startup mentors helped our founders in the program, including:

  • Adam Spector: Co-Founder, AbstractOps
  • Adam Winograd: Senior Brand Marketing Manager, Fiverr
  • Adam Barlow: Head of Operations, Landscape Investments
  • Adeo Ressi: Founder/CEO
  • Afzaal Mauthoor: Senior Partner, Profoundly
  • Ajit Jain: Senior Manager , OWN
  • Alex Canning: Solicitor, Russell Cooke
  • Alexandra Hamilton: Associate Solicitor, Russell Cooke
  • Alexandra Marshakova: Project Leader , The Boston Consulting Group
  • Aline Hemmo: Consultant, Pilsoft
  • Alon David: Product Group Director at Fiverr, Fiverr
  • Amelia Santos: Co-Founder, Innuos
  • Ana Bakalinova: Head of International Product , BBC
  • Ana Iorga: CEO, Buyer Brain
  • Andrea Ramoino: Chief Strategy Officer, Contis
  • Andrew Lockley: Investor and Strategy Consultant, Andrew Lockley
  • Andrew Davidson: Angel Investor, Self
  • Andrey Osipov: Founder & CEO, Visual Craft
  • Andrii Seleznov: Founder, Petiole
  • Andy Willers: Co-Founder, fulfat
  • Andy Cox: Principal Consultant, Digital Gurus
  • Angela Bradbury: Founder, Chime Advisors
  • Anthony Rose: Founder & CEO, SeedLegals
  • Antony Kagoo: Head of Innovation, Communications, Media and Information Services Industry – UK, I & EU, Tata Consultancy Services Ltd
  • Arnaud Saint Paul: Founder, Give Labs
  • Ash Ali: CMO- Angel Investor- Mentor – - I Care (about founders), CO-founder of Uhubs – Author of “The Unfair Advantage”
  • Assim Ishaque: Co-Director, Founder Institute Midlands, Director, The Entrepreneurs Trust
  • Aveem Alvi
  • Bernadine Bröcker: CEO and Founder, Vastari.com
  • Bernard Chanliau: Growth Strategist , BC Team Coaching Ltd
  • Brian Proffitt: Partner, Disruptive Capital Finance
  • Callum Quirk: Campaigns Associate, Seedrs
  • Can Cihan: Mr, Telefonica
  • Caroline Mcqueen: FI Grad, Syntillate Ltd
  • Charles Goguet: Managing Director, Dybaw Venture Capital SA
  • Charlie Regis: Co-Founder, Styliff
  • Charlie Foot: CEO, Bili Ltd
  • Charlie Cliff: CTO
  • Chintan Oza: President – India Region, OneQuantum
  • Chris Chapman: Managing Partner, Numitas
  • Chris Clark: Chris Clark, Sportsfusion
  • Chris Thomas: CEO, Sports Fusion Limited
  • : Entrepreneur In Residence, Founder Institute Silicon Valley + Responsible Solutions Ltd + IRG 100 CMO’s & Change Agents
  • Christina Trampota: Managing Director, Innovate :: Grow :: Scale
  • Court Lorenzini: Co-founder, Docusign
  • Dan D’souza: Intrapreneurship and Venture Building Manager, L Marks
  • David Bernatowicz: Investment Professional, RoundShield Partners
  • David Bell: Director, Silverpeak
  • David De Min: Founder, Velapp
  • David Murray-Hundley “The Grumpy Entrepreneur”: Chairman / None Exec Director/Investor, E Fundamentals, Brabham, The Bunch, endInSight VC, Pario Ventures, Fleet-e, Overlande
  • David Knowles: CTO, Big Bus Tours
  • Dennis Kirpensteijn: Managing Director, Faraday Venture Partners
  • Dimitris Polychronopoulos: Oslo Chapter Director, FI Mentor
  • Eduard Steimle: Associate, Campaign Development Team Seedrs , Seedrs
  • Eline Van Der Velden: CEO, Particle 6 Productions
  • Ella Rauen Prestes: Founder and CEO, Fitbakes
  • Emilie Vanpoperinghe: Co-Founder, OddBox
  • Emin Can Turan: Award-Winning Marketing Strategist | Go-to-Market Consultant | Lecturer at GA, Various
  • Fabian Geyrhalter: Founder and Principal, Finien
  • Francesco Perticarari: Founder & Managing Partner, Silicon Roundabout Ventures
  • Gabriel Isserlis: Founder , Tutti
  • Gali Arnon: CMO, Fiverr
  • George Sharpe: Co-Founder, fullfat
  • Georgina Owens: CTO, Liberis
  • Greg Smyth: CTO, Urban Jungle
  • Gunes Erturk: Director, ex-Barclays
  • Guy Wilmot: Partner, Russell Cooke
  • Haris Kiani: Mr , Bubl Venture Studios
  • Hasan Kubba: Founder, The Unfair Advantage
  • Hugh Richards: Head of Products and Solutions, LSEG
  • Ian Watson: Managing Director, c
  • Idowu Akinde: Founder, Boolean Labs
  • Irfran Khalil: Founder, Accounting Contact Ltd.
  • Jade Bouhmouch: Managing Partner, Ambo Ventures
  • Janne Saarikko: Ecosystem Evangelist / Food Ecosystems Specialist / Head of Think Tank, Founder Institute Food Ecosystems Accelerator
  • Jason Ricks: Founder, Managing Director, Vidify
  • Jeff Hancock: Co-Founder & CEO, coinpass.com
  • Jeremy Glassenberg: Product Management, APIs, Developer Experiences, Marketplaces, API Strategist
  • Jessica Richards: UX & Product Design Research Consultant, Creative Product Consulting
  • Jim Brenner: Partner, Perkins Coie LLP
  • Jo Frears: Leader in IP/Technology Law, future law, Lionheads Law LTD
  • John Mushriqui: Entrepreneur in Residence, Microsoft
  • Johnny Thwaites: Founder & Director
  • Jonathan Greechan: Co-Founder, Founder Institute.
  • Jonathan Lin
  • Jonny Rose: Head of Content, Idio
  • Jordan Stephanou: Senior Fundraising at Crowdcube, Crowdcube
  • Josephine Waddington: CEO & Founder, StyleSwap
  • Josh Nathan: Business Strategy and Operations Analyst, Palantir
  • Jules Buker: Business Development Manager at Crowdcube, Crowdcube
  • Kamal Hassan: Founding Partner, Loyal VC
  • Karl Shaikh: Founder , Interpreters-On-Call
  • Karl Thomas: MD / NED / Consultant, NA (Portfolio Career)
  • Kasia Cheng: Raise Investment Associate. , Seedrs
  • Katherine Gilroy: Associate, Campaign Development Team Seedrs, Seedrs
  • Katie Booth: Equity Fundraising Manager, Crowdcuube
  • Kenneth Winther: Founder & CEO, Moonwalk
  • Kimberly Ofori: Founder , Growth Republic & GV Studio
  • Lance Cottrell: Board Member, North Bay Angels
  • Laura Tran: VC Analyst, The Craftory
  • Lauren Chan Lee: Senior Director of Product Management, Care.com
  • Laurence Krieger: COO and CPO , Tide
  • Liam Morris: UX Designer / Founder, Liam Morris Design
  • Linda Carlberg: CEO/Founder/CCO, SpotSyt Inc.
  • Liron Smadja: Marketing, Global expansion, Fiverr
  • Lucia Cerchlan: Co-Founder, Lumus Investment
  • Luis Losada Ferreira: CEO & Founder, Beth Thouin Consulting
  • Mara Rada: CEO & Chief of Strategy, Citronade Naming and Branding
  • Marco Scotti: Founder, Figaroo
  • Marco Del Carlo: Managing Director, Tempo Underwriting
  • Marie Kyle
  • Mark Little: Co-founder & CMO , Pynk
  • Mark Kleyner: Co-Founder, Dream VC
  • Martin Prendergast: ex-CEO, Concorde
  • Martynas Pranckevicius: FI Alumni, Habu Technologies
  • Mathieu Flamini: Founder, GF Biochemicals
  • Matt Milligan: EY Startup Network Lead & Business Design at EY-Seren, Deephound, Match Maker Ventures
  • Matthew Roberts: Senior Equity Campaign Manager//Portfolio Manager, Crowdcube
  • Max Bergman: CEO and Co-founder, fram^
  • Mercedes Bankston: Founder, Funderstar
  • Michael Jackson: Founder , Elderstreet Investments Limited
  • Mike Suprovici: Head of Acceleration, VC Lab
  • Milan Amin: Head of Growth Hacking, EBO AI
  • Naveen Lakkur: Founder & Chief Innovation Coach, Institute of Inspiring Innovation
  • Neciah Dorh: CEO and Co-Founder, FluoretiQ Ltd.
  • Neil Patel: CEO / Founder, Kabuni
  • Newton Paskin: President & CEO, Explorer Technologies
  • Nicholas Devas: Equity Fundraising Manager , Crowdcuube
  • Nina Tumanishvili: Founder @tubechat_app, Founder @tubechat_app
  • Olivia Higgs: Co-Founder, Rassa
  • Onyekachi Onwudike-Jumbo: Dr, JASHConnect
  • Osman Haneef: CEO, Heroes Capital
  • Patrick M. Powers: Founder, Acceleration Mastermind
  • Paul Dinulescu: Founder, Codica / Silicon Roundabout Community
  • Paul Weeden: Founder | Mentor, EY-Parthenon
  • Paul Sulyok: Founder and CEO, Green Man Gaming
  • Phillip Hunt: CEO, Mobikats
  • Phnam Bagley: Partner and Creative Director, Nonfiction Design
  • Pietro Invernizi: Deal Flow and Fundraising, The Family
  • Pilar Fernandez Hermida: Founder i-Expand (We help Health Tech companies go global), i-expand
  • Puay Lim Yeoh: Commercial Director, Glints
  • Rachel Sheppard: Digital Strategist & Startup Mentor – Helping Female Founders Launch & Grow Their Businesses Around the Globe, Founder Institute HQ
  • Rachna Bhonsle: Senior Vice President, AlixPartners
  • Raid Naim: Head Of Digital Transformation, Futurice GmbH
  • Ramona Liberoff: COO Innogy Innovation Hub, Unreasonable Group
  • Rashesh Joshi: Co Founder & MD, Alexander Rosse
  • Reisa Matsuda: Community Manager, Google Japan
  • Remus Radvan: Managing Director, Qualitance
  • Richard Codron: Co-Founder & Startup Mentor, Localiiz
  • Richard Cristina: Founder (Bloom), Director (Founder Institute), Bloom Consulting & Founder Institute
  • Richard Blakesley, Capital Pilot
  • Roei Samuel: CEO & Co-Founder, Connectd
  • Roland Whitehead: CEO, Quru Limited
  • Ross Kelly: Associate, Campaigns, Seedrs
  • Russell Brand: CEO & Founder, Responsible Solutions Limited
  • Ry Morgan: Co-Founder, COO & Product Strategy, Unmind
  • Ryan Brodie: Founder , muzmatch
  • Ryan Micheletti: Head of Global Operations, Founder Institute.
  • Sacha Waters: Senior Equity Fundraising Manager, Crowdcube
  • Sally Johnstone: Senior Associate, Russell Cooke
  • Sam Merullo: CEO, ScootFleet Group
  • Sandeep Dama: Founder & Partner, Lotus Partners
  • Satish Gaekwad: Advisor, Mentor & Founder’s Friend, Psyon Ltd
  • Scott Simpkin: Senior Campaigns Associate, Seedrs
  • Scott Collen: Accelerator Lead | Investor, Outlier Ventures
  • Scott Lever: FI Alumni , Zobi
  • Sean Casey: Managing Director, Silicon Valley Space Center
  • Seckin Uysal: Founder & Agency Director, Curious Brand
  • Seetal Fatania: Founder & CEO , J’adore adorn
  • Serhat Aydogdu: Investor, D4 Ventures
  • Shahryar Barati, Capital Pilot
  • Sharon Handy: VP People , Exclaimer
  • Shashank Shukla: Founder, Aiisvari
  • Shaun Sharkey: Senior Equity Fundraising Manager , Crowdcuube
  • Shreyas Deshmukh: Product Manager, Google Austria
  • Stacy Carlson
  • Stefano Tresca: General Partner, Purplehat Capital
  • Stephan Gasteyger: co-Founder, Wonego
  • Steven Hess: CEO and Founder , WhiteCap
  • Suhas Ghante: Entrepreneur, SVEthos
  • Susan Daker: CEO, FI Graduate , BAMBINISTA
  • Svetlana Hoffmann
  • Tessa Bryant: PR Manager, Seedrs
  • Thierry Clarke: Founder & CEO, Investor Connected
  • Tim Barker: CEO, Datasift
  • Tim Lewis: Non-executive Director, Storemates, Linkd & Gigride
  • Tim Seears: General Partner, Fourth State Ventures
  • Tom Charman: Co-Founder/CEO, Rassa
  • Tom Edwards: Senior Digital Director, Archetype PR
  • Tomas Zalatoris: CEO, Clouder
  • Torben Friehe: Director, HelloHub
  • Torrey Smith: Co-Founder & CEO, Endiatx
  • Tristram Stuart: Founder, Toast Ale
  • Victoria Cameron: Investment Associate , Ceniarth LLC
  • Vik Bhatia: Founder, Scopify
  • Zach Dioneda: Director of Brand Marketing at Fiverr, Fiverr
  • Zaya Kadyrova: Principal, EBRD Technology Venture Capital

In the Founder Institute’s pre-seed accelerator program, early-stage entrepreneurs and teams build their business alongside a critical support network of local startup experts that share equity in their success, and through a structured and challenging business-building process that has helped alumni raise over $1.5 billion.

After Graduation, the new London Founder Institute Portfolio Companies now have a fast-growing company that has been fully validated by experienced startup founders, with access to the Founder Institute’s global network and post-graduate support programs to continue building their business.

Leaders of the world’s fastest-growing startups have used the Founder Institute to raise funding, building a co-founding team, get into seed-accelerators, generate traction, recruit a team, build a product, transition from employee to entrepreneur, and more. Based in Silicon Valley and with chapters across 200+ cities and 90+ countries, the Founder Institute’s mission is to Globalize Silicon Valley and empower talented and motivated entrepreneurs to build companies that will create one million new jobs.

 

The next London Founder Institute program is being planned now. If you are interested in being notified when applications open, visit FI.co/apply/london.

Written by Chris Foltz

Chris Foltz is a renowned brand development catalyst, celebrated inspirational speaker and Managing Director of the Silicon Valley based advisory practice Responsible Solutions Ltd. From his roots in partisan politics, to a battle with drug addiction, 119 days in county jail, and losing everything to the point of homelessness, Chris has re-established himself as one of the most engaging initiators of social impact and development in the nation, and some would consider – the world.

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