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The London Founder Institute, the local chapter of the world's largest pre-seed startup accelerator, is proud to announce the newest Alumni from the London Summer Virtual 2020 program.

Over 430 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 10 companies were able to make it through. 

Each of these Founders 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.  

And now, without further ado, we present the Alumni of the London program: 

  • A11IN - a technology solution to facilitate planning, creating and managing social events.
  • Astaria Sec - connecting companies with security and cloud migration experts, to help close the 4M people gap in the cyber security market.
  • CurveBlock - opening the door to investing in real estate developments to the masses in a new way, utilizing blockchain and digital equity.
  • Enjoy the Ride - a B2B SaaS travel solution to optimize the business traveler’s customer journey and offer employees control and choice over their journey.
  • Horus Market - a grocery delivery platform to shop from multiple stores across London all in one bag delivered to your doorstep within 24 hours.
  • MYMANO - matches palate and allergies with your connections and food places by food type and location.
  • Orendah - a 360 degree portfolio of skills, expertise, domain knowledge and interpersonal skills of a candidate, bringing the art of headhunting to every job on the planet.
  • Positive Fibers - in business to reverse global warming through well designed yet eco-friendly products from accessories to architecture. 
  • Presslocal - a local news consumer website, operated globally. Local news by trained journalists delivering high-quality, relevant local news.

The London Summer Virtual 2020 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: Mercedes Bankston (Founder, Jump Start VC), Mike Suprovici (Managing Director, Portfolio Success, Founder Institute), Paul Weeden, Richard Cristina, Ryan Micheletti (Director of Global Operations, Founder Institute), Scout Tweedie-Yates. 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.

In addition, the London Summer Virtual 2020 program was supported by some of London's top technology organizations, including:

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

  • Adam Grochowski: CEO, ITS LABORATORIES LTD
  • Adam Spector: Co-Founder, AbstractOps
  • Adeo Ressi: Founder/CEO, Founder Institute
  • Afzaal Mauthoor: Senior Partner, Profoundly
  • Alessandro Hatami: co-Founder, The Pacemakers Ltd
  • Alex Canning: Solicitor, Russell Cooke
  • Alex Stephany: CEO, JustPark
  • Alexandra Hamilton: Associate Solicitor, Russell Cooke
  • Alexandra Marshakova: Project Leader , The Boston Consulting Group
  • Alexandre Molla: General Manager, Western Switzerland, Square, Uber, Dropbox
  • Aline Hemmo: Consultant, Pilsoft
  • Ameet Metha: co-Founder, Arts Accelerator
  • Amelia Santos: Co-Founder, Innuos
  • Ana Bakalinova: Head of International Product , BBC
  • Ana Iorga: CEO, Buyer Brain
  • Andrea Ramoino: VP Product, Elliptic
  • Andrew Lockley: Investor and Strategy Consultant, Andrew Lockley Consulting
  • Andrey Osipov: Founder & CEO, Visual Craft
  • Andy Willers: Co-Founder, fulfat
  • Andy Anson: Global President, Teneo Sports
  • Andy Cox: Principal Consultant, Digital Gurus
  • Angela Bradbury: Founder, Chime Advisors
  • Anthony Rose: Founder & CEO, SeedLegals
  • Arnaud Saint Paul: Founder, Give Labs
  • Ash Ali: CMO- Angel Investor- Mentor - Advisor- I Care (about founders), CO-founder of Uhubs - Author of "The Unfair Advantage"
  • Aurelie Lepercq: Entrepreneur, Advisor, Investor
  • Azfar Haider: Director, Creative Media Systems
  • Bernadine Bröcker: CEO and Founder, Vastari.com
  • Brian Proffitt: Partner, Disruptive Capital Finance
  • Brian Robertson: Partner, Cameron Barney
  • 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 Tech
  • Charlie Foot: CEO, Bili Ltd
  • Charlie Cliff: CTO
  • Chris Chapman: Managing Partner, Numitas
  • Chris Clark: Founder, Sportsfusion
  • Chris Thomas: CEO, Sports Fusion Limited
  • Christian Gabriel: CEO and co-Founder, Capdesk
  • Christina Trampota: Engagement Director, Innovate :: Grow :: Scale
  • Christoph Lippuner: Co-Founder, Heydoc
  • Clare Trembath: Founder, No Mayo Digital
  • Conor O'sullivan: Investment Manager, Seraphim Capital
  • Court Lorenzini: Co-founder, DocuSign
  • Darrell Knight: CEO, Buzzigo LLC
  • David Bernatowicz: Investment Professional, RoundShield Partners
  • David Bell: Director, Silverpeak
  • David De Min: Founder, Velapp
  • David Gildeh: CEO and Founder, Dataloop.IO
  • Dhiraj Mukherjee: co-Founder, Shazam
  • Diane Perlman: ex-CMO, MassChallenge
  • Eline Van Der Velden: CEO, Particle 6 Productions
  • Ella Rauen Prestes: Founder and CEO, Fitbakes
  • Emilie Vanpoperinghe: Co-Founder, OddBox
  • Emily Vanpoperinghe: Founder, OddBox
  • Emily Forbes: Co-Founder, Seenit
  • Emin Can Turan: Award-Winning Marketing Strategist | Go-to-Market Consultant | Lecturer at GA, Various
  • Erik Wenngren: Partner and Co-founder, Spintop Ventures
  • Fabian Geyrhalter: Founder and Principal, Finien
  • Francois Mazoudier: Francois Mazoudier - Managing Partner, Tech Leaders Capital (Paris FI) , Tech Leaders Capital
  • Frank Eisenhower: Operations Executive
  • Gabriel Isserlis: Founder , Tutti
  • George Sharpe: Co-Founder, fullfat
  • Gordon Willoughby: CEO, WeTransfer
  • Grace Gould: EIR/ Founder, LocalGlobe / SODA
  • Greg Smyth: CTO, Urban Jungle
  • Guy Wilmot: Partner, Russell Cooke
  • Hailey Eustace: Account Manager, MassChallenge
  • Hasan Kubba: Founder, The Unfair Advantage
  • Hercules Fisherman: CXO, Co-Founder, Mentor, Constant Commerce, 3DScanbot,Lectrio, Bathtub,
  • Howard Gray: Founding Partner, Rozel Studio
  • Hugh Richards: Head of Products and Solutions, LSEG
  • Ian Watson: Managing Director, c
  • Irfran Khalil: Founder, Accounting Contact Ltd.
  • Izzy Marwick: Founder, No Mayo Digital
  • Jared Goralnick: VP of Product, Upwork
  • Jason Ricks: Founder, Managing Director, Vidify
  • Jeff Hancock: Co-Founder & CEO, coinpass global
  • Jeremy Cohen: CEO, Europe, Kantar Retail
  • Jeremy Glassenberg: Founder, Consultant, API Strategist
  • Jessica Richards: Lead Instructor, UX/UI Design, Flatiron School
  • Jim Brenner: Partner, Perkins Coie LLP
  • Jo Frears: Leader in IP/Technology Law, future law, Lionheads Law LTD
  • Joanna Moss: Co-founder & director, Moss Perform
  • John Allen: Founding Partner, White & Black
  • Johnny Thwaites: Founder & Director
  • Jonathan Greechan: Co-Founder, Founder Institute
  • Jonny Rose: Head of Content, Idio
  • Jose Maria Gaztelu San Pio: MD, Houzz
  • Jules Buker: Business Development Manager at Crowdcube, Crowdcube
  • Kamal Hassan: Founding Partner, Loyal VC
  • Karl Shaikh: Founder , Interpreters-On-Call
  • Kate Ross: Managing Director, eight&four
  • Katie Booth: Equity Fundraising Manager, Crowdcuube
  • Kenneth Winther: Founder & CEO, Moonwalk
  • Kevin Siskar: Managing Director, Founder Institute NY
  • Kimberly Ofori: Founder & MD, Ofori Inc.
  • Lance Cottrell: CEO, Feel The Boot
  • Laura Tran: VC Analyst, The Craftory
  • Lauren Chan Lee: Senior Director of Product Management, Care.com
  • Laurence Krieger: COO and CPO , Tide
  • Lex Deak: Co-founder, OneDeck
  • Luis Losada Ferreira: CEO & Founder, Consultant
  • Marco Scotti: Founder, Figaroo
  • Marco Del Carlo: Managing Director, Tempo Underwriting
  • Mark Little: Co-founder & CMO , Pynk
  • Martin Prendergast: ex-CEO, Concorde
  • Matt Milligan: EY Startup Network Lead & Business Design at EY-Seren, Deephound, Match Maker Ventures
  • Matthew Roberts: Senior Equity Campaign Manager//Portfolio Manager, Crowdcube
  • Mercedes Bankston: Founder, Jump Start Venture Capital
  • Michael Jackson: Founder , Elderstreet Investments Limited
  • Mike Suprovici, Founder Institute
  • 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
  • Nick Fenner: Partner, TLT LLP
  • Nina Tumanishvili: Founder @tubechat_app, Founder @tubechat_app
  • Nyall Jacobs: Partner, CBW
  • Patrice Archer: CEO, Appy Ventures
  • Patrick Lee: Co-Founder, Hobo Labs
  • Patrick M. Powers: Founder, Acceleration Mastermind
  • Paul Dinulescu: Founder, Codica / Silicon Roudabout Meetup
  • Paul Weeden: Founder | Mentor, Foration Limited
  • Paul Cain: Strategy Director, FlexEnable
  • Paul Sulyok: Founder and CEO, Green Man Gaming
  • Paul D'souza: President and CEO, The D'Souza Group
  • Pedro Do Carmo Costa: Partner, Intersection Ventures
  • Phillip Hunt: CEO, Mobikats
  • Phnam Bagley: Partner and Creative Director, Nonfiction
  • Pietro Invernizi: Deal Flow and Fundraising, The Family
  • 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
  • Raj Singh: Managing Director, JetBlue Technology Ventures
  • Ramona Liberoff: COO Innogy Innovation Hub, Unreasonable Group
  • Rashesh Joshi: Co Founder, Alexandar Rosse
  • Remus Radvan: Managing Director, Qualitance
  • Richard Codron: Co-Founder & Startup Mentor, Localiiz
  • Richard Cristina: Founder (Bloom), Director (Founder Institute), Bloom Consulting & Founder Institute
  • Rik Lomas: Founder, Superhi
  • Robert Pugsley: Partner, IPB Partners and Aston Currency Management
  • Robert Wirszycz: Chairman, Advisor and Mentor, Meguro LLP
  • Robert Precious: Founder and CEO, Incubyte Limited
  • Roland Whitehead: CEO, Quru Limited
  • Ross Kelly: Associate, Campaigns, Seedrs
  • Russell Brand: Member, Keiretsu Forum
  • Ryan Brodie: Founder , muzmatch
  • Ryan Micheletti: Head of Global Operations, Founder Institute
  • Sally Johnstone: Senior Associate, Russell Cooke
  • Sam Merullo: CEO, ScootFleet Group
  • Sami Mc Cabe: Founder and CEO, Clarity PR
  • Satya Samal: Chief Business Officer, L&T InfoTech 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
  • Sharon Handy: Head of HR Services, Doyle Clayton
  • Shaun Sharkey: Equity Fundraising Manager , Crowdcuube
  • Sherman Lo: Co-Founder & Director, 6e Group
  • Shreyas Deshmukh: Product Manager, Google
  • Simon Walker: Co-founder, my360plus
  • Simon Hill: CEO, Wazoku
  • Simon Lavers: Director, Hartnup Group
  • Sophie Muir: Founder, Capital Engine
  • Stefano Tresca: General Partner, Purplehat Capital
  • Stephan Gasteyger: co-Founder, Wonego
  • Steve Bennet: Trustee, Cross Coin Ventures
  • Steven Hess: CEO and Founder , WhiteCap Private
  • Suhas Ghante: Entrepreneur, SVEthos
  • Susan Daker: CEO, FI Graduate , BAMBINISTA
  • Teddy Kim: Venture Director, Mustard Seed Impact
  • Terry Warren: CTO & Founder, A24
  • 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: Entrepreneur in Residence, Founder Institute
  • Tom Charman: Co-Founder/CEO, Rassa
  • Tom Leigh: Business Development Manager , Crowdcube
  • Tomas Zalatoris: CEO, Clouder
  • Torben Friehe: Director, HelloHub
  • Torrey Smith: Co-Founder & CEO, Endiatx
  • Victoria Cameron: Investment Associate , Ceniarth LLC
  • Vincent Lordier: HR Tech Entrepreneur & Founder Institute Graduate, Self employed
  • Yingpiao Gu: 莹飘 古 - 创始人,董事长, Easytouch Tech. (Shenzhen FI) , Easytouch Tech.
  • 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 $950M. 

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, 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 225+ cities and 75+ 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 enrolling now - apply at FI.co/apply/london.

 
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Alumni of the Founder Institute are creating some of the world's fastest growing startups, having raised over $950M in funding, and building products people love across over 225 cities worldwide.

See the most recent news from our Grads at FI.co/news, or learn more about their stories at FI.co/journey


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