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 Outdoors 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.
Founder of FATMAP
Misha is a serial entrepreneur with nearly two decades of experience founding and running successful technology companies. He started his first business, Fabric Technologies, building computers in his bedroom which grew to a team of over 120 people before a merger with a publicly listed competitor in 2011. He plays an active role in the European tech eco-system as an advisor, angel investor and mentor and currently serves on the Board at NEX Abide Financial and Workplace Fabric. In 2013, a chance meeting with adventurer and self-professed mapping geek, David Cowell sparked the beginning of his most ambitious project to date, combining his passion for mountains and technology – to build FATMAP, the world’s leading adventure platform and the most precise and detailed 3D map of the outdoors – a 1:1 map in virtual reality. Competing with established mapping giants has called for an innovative approach to business models and partnerships. Using gaming technology and disruptive models from the tech and music industry FATMAP is on a mission to map the world in human scale detail and build the highest resolution computational map of our planet.
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About CME Group Regulatory Reporting, FATMAP: FATMAP is an outdoor adventure platform for web & mobile.
Founder & CEO of Ooni
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About Ooni: Ooni is the number one pizza oven brand in the world.
Managing Director and Founder of Pitchup.com
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About Pitchup.com: Making it a doddle to book campsites in 65 countries. Member of Financial Times FT1000 fastest-growing companies in Europe 2018/19/20.
Founder of Herne Falconry
Founder at Herne Falconry
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About Herne Falconry: Herne Falconry is a falcon training business located near Bude, England.
CEO -Founder of FINDRA
Founder Alex Feechan is an award winning Fashion designer with a 1ST Class honours degree from the renowned Heriots Watt University and an MA in fashion Textiles from the Royal College of Art London. Throughout her 20 year career Alex has worked on the knitwear for fashion houses such as Chanel, Calvin Klein and Escada.
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About FINDRA: FINDRA. Fashion led, performance driven, bike wear and outdoor apparel specifically for women.