At Best Startup UK we track over 130,000 UK startups and over 500,000 people who hold key positions in these companies. We use this directory of startups to highlight top employees, founders and board members we think deserve more appreciation than they are currently getting.
This list showcases the top United Kingdom based Director operating in the Smart Home space. If you think a Director is missing from this list, feel free to contact our editor on [email protected].
The individuals on this list have been included because of exceptional performance in one of the following categories:
- Innovation – Operating as a key part in an extremely innovative business or startup.
- Growth – Operating as a key figure in the growth and upscale of a market leading business or startup.
- Management – Showing exceptional management skills.
- Societal impact – Putting their business on the map for their positive societal or environmental impact.
Our Data – We source our data from OSINT (open source intelligence) and public directories such as Companies House UK, Crunchbase, SemRush and many more. The data from these sources should be treated with a degree of caution and verified yourself.
Director of Business Development of Igloohome
Frankow Ltd is a channel focused consultancy company providing support for Smart Tech and Startup community. Having worked for vendors and specialist distributors in the PC and Apple arenas, I have a wide and diverse network of contacts & relationships with distributors, retailers and resellers across Europe. I’m a strong believer in business relationships and the principle that people buy from people. I’m very passionate about consumer electronics industry and interested in collaborating with potential vendors and startups.
Follow Rafael Frankow:
About Igloohome: Igloohome manufactures security locks for residential and commercial purposes.
Managing Director of Maplin Electronics
Follow Ollie Marshall:
About Maplin Electronics: Maplin Electronics is an online retailer of consumer electronics.
Co Founder, Director of Zeetta Networks
Reza is currently a Senior Lecturer in Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, University of Bristol, UK. Prior to moving into academia he worked in project management and network architecture roles with leading telecom vendors. Reza has over fifteen years of experience in the field of telecommunication and computer science and has been actively involved in SDN and Network Function Virtualisation (NFV) standardisation. He has made important and pioneering contributions to the research fields of Optical Networking, Software Defined Networking, Network & Data Centre Infrastructure Virtualization, Grid Networking and Large Scale Future Internet Experimentation. He has co-/authored over 150 peer reviewed papers and three SDN standardisation documents.
Follow Reza Nejabati:
About University of Bristol, Zeetta Networks: Zeetta Networks simplifies the monitoring, management and automation of complex ICT networks
Director of Technology of Tilt Textiles
Mili John Tharakan loves all things textile and has been practicing in the field of e-textiles over the last decade. Her interest lies especially in the merging of electronics with textile materials and techniques, creating products that lie at the intersection of textiles and gadgets. A post graduate from Manchester Metropolitan University, Mili has held research positions with the Mixed Reality Lab at the National University of Singapore and the Smart Textiles Design Lab at the Swedish School of Textiles, researching on various smart and e-textile topics. In 2014, under the mother company Welspun, Mili set up TILT, a company developing Smart Home Textiles for the consumer market with a focus on developing e-textiles solutions for the home. Her current interest lies in understanding and resolving the challenges of scaling e-textiles for production, and designing great smart home textile experiences for the consumers. TILT launched its first products, SpinTales Enchanted Duvet and SpinTales Jungle Rug, during Holiday 2016 in the US.
Follow Mili Tharakan:
About Tilt Textiles: An innovative smart home company
Managing Director of PassivSystems
Follow Jim Crooks:
About PassivSystems: PassivSystems was established in 2008 to develop leading-edge smart-home technology for the mass market.