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 Founder operating in the Hedge Funds space. If you think a Founder 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.
Co-Founder, CEO and Managing Director of KR1 plc
I’ve been involved in blockchain technology since 2011. Before then I was an advertising copywriter for London based agencies. I have a masters degree in Anthropology and a further degree in Creative Advertising. I helped form one of London’s most popular blockchain meetups and co-founded kr1 in early 2016 and as such it become the first token focussed investment company in the world. We have the longest track record in the space and a global network of funds, developers and investors.
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About KR1 plc: KR1 plc (KR1:AQSE) is Europe’s leading digital asset investment company focused on decentralised and open-source blockchain networks.
Keld van Schreven
Co-Founder and Managing Director of KR1 plc
Keld is cofounder of KR1 UKs leading crypto investment public company. First investors in Melonport, Funfair, Rocketpool and Etherisc. Keld is advisor to IXLedger and previously cofounder of several web startups since 1995. www.kryptonite1.co
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About KR1 plc, MAMA: KR1 plc (KR1:AQSE) is Europe’s leading digital asset investment company focused on decentralised and open-source blockchain networks.
Co-Founder & CTO of Yedup Limited
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About Yedup Limited: Yedup develops real-time, continually adaptive AI technology for high value, ultra-low latency capital markets applications.
Dr. Martin Spollen
Co-Founder & Director of Yedup Limited
Martin M. Spollen joined Yedup AI Labs as Co-Founder & Director in 2015.
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About Strategic Investment Board, Yedup Limited: Yedup develops real-time, continually adaptive AI technology for high value, ultra-low latency capital markets applications.
Clare Flynn Levy
Founder & CEO of Essentia Analytics
Clare Flynn Levy is Founder & CEO of Essentia Analytics, a fintech company that uses behavioural data analytics to help professional investors do more of what they’re good at and less of what they’re not. Prior to founding Essentia, Clare spent 10 years as a fund manager, both active equity (running over $1bn of pension funds for Deutsche Asset Management) and hedge (as Founder & CIO of Avocet Capital Management, a specialist tech fund manager). She ultimately “went native” into the software space as the President of Beauchamp Financial Technology, a market-leading provider of portfolio management systems to hedge funds, which was acquired by Linedata Services S.A. Clare also serves as a Non-Executive Director of Leathwaite, a global financial services human capital search and consulting practice.
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About Essentia Analytics, Leathwaite: Financial performance analytics software