London Business School – A playground for successful entrepreneurs

We are very excited to bring you the first edition of the LBS Founders Book, featuring highly selected startups founded by both current LBS students and alumni across different investment stages.

We started LBS Founders Book with only one mission – to bring visibility to the tremendous entrepreneurial talent at LBS. The London vibrant tech ecosystem, paired with the unparalleled diversity of LBS students has helped to nurture the most promising ventures. While helping talented entrepreneurs to showcase their visions, we want to give investors early access to what could become the next LBS unicorn. We are proud to play a crucial role in helping entrepreneurs to succeed during their time at LBS and beyond.

Kathryn, Jason and Fabian
Your LBS Founders Book team

London Business School – A playground for successful entrepreneurs

We are very excited to bring you the first edition of the LBS Founders Book, featuring highly selected startups founded by both current LBS students and alumni across different investment stages.

We started LBS Founders Book with only one mission – to bring visibility to the tremendous entrepreneurial talent at LBS. The London vibrant tech ecosystem, paired with the unparalleled diversity of LBS students has helped to nurture the most promising ventures. While helping talented entrepreneurs to showcase their visions, we want to give investors early access to what could become the next LBS unicorn. We are proud to play a crucial role in helping entrepreneurs to succeed during their time at LBS and beyond.

Kathryn, Jason and Fabian
Your LBS Founders Book team

Kathryn Larin

Jason Ooi

Fabian Sinn

Startup Profiles


Vaqat
Talent marketplace that enables employers to outsource tasks to students
Talent Marketplace
Remote
Bootstrapped
Daniel Robaczewski
Masters in Management
Superlinked
Build engaging social experiences into your event or community platform.
B2B AI / SaaS
London
Pre-seed
Ben Gutkovich
LBS MBA 2013
Airquatic
Providing an answer to the growing water-scarcity problems worldwide
CleanTech
London, UK
Bootstrapped
2021
David Redondo
LBS EMBA 2020
FinAbility
Financial Empowerment for the survivors of domestic abuse
FinTech / Non-profit
Portland, Oregon, USA
Bootstrapped
2021
Stacy Sawin
Asha Xu
LBS MBA 2021
Grub Club
Treats for doing dog things
Pet food
London, UK
Bootstrapped
2021
Alessandro Di Trapani
Santiago Muñoz Boullosa
LBS EMBA 2020
Roleshare
Providing an answer to the growing water-scarcity problems worldwide
Recruitment tech
London, UK
Bootstrapped
2021
Sophie Smallwood
LBS EMBA 2020
Dave Smallwood
Ali Minaei
Seeded
Changing the lives of underprivileged athletes by empowering them to reach the top level
Athlete development / Sports sponsorship
Paris
Bootstrapped
2021
David Brun
LBS EMBA 2012
Gabriel Alarcon
LBS EMBA 2012
Horacio Rearte
Treeapp
Plant trees around the world for free
GreenTech / ImpactTech
London, UK
Bootstrapped
2021
Jules Buker
LBS MiM 2018
Godefroy Harito
LBS MiM 2018
Leo Ng
LBS MiM 2018
Vestico
Boost Conversion. Reduce Returns. Build Your Community
FashionTech
London, UK
Bootstrapped
2021
Maddie Forman
Maia Sasania
LBS MBA 2022
Benedikt Hirmer
TUM (Munich)
Birdcurrent
Supporting smaller pharmaceutical wholesalers and distributors with cross-currency transactions and flexible liquidity
FinTech
London, UK
Pre-Seed
2021
Yatish Patel
LBS MiF 2019
Captur
Captur helps scale your team and assets efficiently, by making recording tasks and reporting issues as simple as taking a photo
Process Automation / Applied AI
London, UK
Pre-Seed
2021
Charlotte Bax
LBS MBA 2020
Cargoful
Delivering the benefits and technology of large fleets to small and medium-size trucking companies
Logistics / Supply Chain
Milan
Pre-Seed
2021
Filippo Tamburini
Erica Pezzica
LBS MBA 2021
Cosmo Valentino
MiT MS 2021
Alessandro Salvetti
Pisa University MS
Krew
Peloton without the $3k bike
HealthTech / Digital Fitness
London, UK
Pre-Seed
2021
Jose Martin Quesada
LBS GMiM 2016
Yousef Amar
PhD QMU London
Meet
Empowering private community connections
Saas/Tech
London, UK
Pre-Seed
2021
Matthew Brooke-Hitching
LBS MBA 2020
Patrick Hyde
Berkeley MBA 2020
Nutriti
Providing access to high-quality nutritional care and supplement regime-support from start to finish
HealthTech / FoodTech
London, UK
Pre-Seed
2021
Andrea Lisi
LBS MBA 2021
Oculo
No blind spots in your project: track progress, save time, and reduce risk using Oculo’s AI and 360° cameras
ConstructionTech
London, UK
Pre-Seed
2021
Tom Kotecki
LBS EMBA 2019
Wojtek Szymczak
LBS MBA 2019
Rob Kesten
Partner Insight
Collaborate with your B2B partners on a single shared platform. Bring all details in one place, engage both sides and learn what needs attention to grow revenue faster
SaaS
London, UK
Pre-Seed
2021
Roman Kirsanov
LBS Sloan 2017
Harshil Gurha
LBS MBA 2021
Harpreet Singh
IIT MSc CS
ScholarSite
Accelerate your career through short, live cohorts led by world class experts
EdTech
London, UK
Pre-Seed
2021
Nicholas Rudder
LBS MBA 2021
WyzePay
The payments platform for forward thinkers
FinTech
London, UK
Pre-Seed
2021
Carolina Bicalho
LBS MBA 2018
Joe Channer
Jo Van de Velde
LBS Alumnus
Ian Rae
Yourself Online
An intelligent assistant for professionals to manage and grow their online persona.
Online data and security
Austin, Texas, US / London, UK
Pre-Seed
2021
James Chance
LBS MBA 2019
Dimitrios Mistriotis
Kings MSc 2009
Avione
Making wealth a Choice
FinTech
London, UK
Seed
2021
Samantha Rosenberg
LBS MBA 2021
Avion Gray
Stanford MBA 2010
Cult Mia
Your trusted global curator
FinTech
London, UK
Seed
2021
Nina Brener-Hellmund
LBS MBA 2019
Ember
Fast, comfortable travel by electric bus.
Public transport
Edinburgh
Seed
2021
Keith Bradbury
LBS MiM 2011
Pierce Glennie
Cambridge University
FabricNano
The future of biomanufacturing
BioTech / ChemTech
London, UK
Seed
2021
Grant Aarons
LBS PhD 2019
Ferdinando Randisi
Oxford D.Phil. 2018
FortuWealth
Digital private banking solution
WealthTech / FinTech / SaaS
London, UK
Seed
2021
Azamat Sultanov
LBS MiF 2020
Firdavs Shakhidi
Cass MSc 2018
Hiperpool
The leading recruitment and career development platform for top-tier business professionals
Recruitment tech
London, UK
Seed
2021
Antonio Leone
Mohamad El Rafei
LBS MiM 2012
Honest Health
Honest Health is a vertical health platform delivering targeted care at scale
HealthTech / Telemedicine
London, UK
Seed
2021
Pavlo Maherovsky
Sam Gluck
LBS MBA 2018
IntelliBonds
AI-Augmented Fixed Income Investing
FinTech
London, UK / India
Seed
2021
Mayank Agrawal
LBS EMBA 2016
Igor Tesinsky
LBS MiF 2013
Koble
Cutting edge ML technology to help investors source and score dealflow in seconds
B2B / Fintech / SaaS
London, UK
Seed
2021
Guy Conway
LBS MBA 2016
Damian Cristian
Loveshark
We are LoveShark and we make camera games
AR Gaming
London, UK
Seed
2021
Tara Reddy
LBS MBA 2016
Sam Weekes
UC Davis / Manchester
Nibble
Negotiation, done right, makes everyone feel good
eCommerce
London, UK
Seed
2021
Rosie Bailey
LBS Sloan 2019
Jamie Ettedgui
Cambridge University
Nulicious
The best early years nutrition for a happy, healthy future
Food
Düsseldorf
Seed
2021
Dimitrios Delonas
LBS MBA
Pobble
High-quality resources to inspire and motivate your young writers
EdTech
London, UK
Seed
2021
Jon Smith
LBS MBA 2015
Simon Blower
Former Deputy Head Teacher
Procure AI
The intelligent future of procurement
Enterprise SaaS
London, UK / Paris
Seed
2021
Konstantin von Bueren
LBS MiM 2015
Yves Bauer
LBS MBA 2016
Rosecut
Plan, invest and take control of your future
FinTech / Wealth Management
London, UK
Seed
2021
Gustavo Silva
LBS Entrepreneurship Programme 2020
Qiaojia Li
LBS MBA 2013
Search Smartly
Find a home you won’t find anywhere else
Proptech
London, UK
Seed
2021
Taha Dar
LBS MBA 2018
SFR Medical
A secure end-to-end medical evidence report solution for UK police
MedTech / PoliceTech
London, UK
Seed
2021
Johann Grundlingh
LBS EMBA 2018
Suyash Shrivastava
LBS MBA 2018
Lucy Grundlingh
Dr. in Medicine
Skwire
High-yield scaleable residential portfolios
PropTech
London, UK
Seed
2021
Elisabeth Kohlbach
LBS MBA 2018
Bilal Khan
SteadyPay
Building the financial resilience of gig-economy workers
FinTech
London, UK
Seed
2021
Oleg Mukhanov
Executive MBA 2021
John Downie
University of Auckland
Stitched
Curtains + Blinds Handmade for homes with character
Consumer
London, UK
Seed
2021
Will Verrill
Elinor Pitt
LBS MBA 2017
Stotles
Millions of UK&I public sector opportunities in one view, tailored to you
SalesTech
London, UK
Seed
2021
Taj Kamranpour
John Witt
Carsten Schaltz
LBS MBA 2019
Synth
An open-source data-as-code tool that provides a simple CLI workflow for generating consistent data in a scalable way
Data privacy
London, UK
Seed
2021
Nodar Daneliya
LBS MFA
Christos Hadjiaslanis
Damien Broka
Workscope
Risk revealed - Value made visible
Software / Technology
London, UK
Seed
2021
Omar Quraishi
Executive MBA 2016
Samuel Arthur
Yayzy
Plant trees and fund meaningful climate change solutions
FinTech
London, UK
Seed
2021
Pedro Cabrero
LBS MiF 2019
Mankaran Ahluwalia
Said MBA 2017
Cristian Dan
Universitatea Babeș-Bolyai
Akur8
Revolutionising insurance pricing with transparent AI
InsurTech
Paris, London, NYC, Munich, Milan, Tokyo (Q3 2022)
Series B
2021
Samuel Falmagne
LBS Exec Course 2013
Guillaume Beraud
feastr
A family of cloud kitchens, delivering restaurant-quality food straight to your door
Food & Beverage
London, UK
Series A
2021
Ruchi Dass
LBS EMBA 2021
Nitin Singhal
LBS MBA 2000
Tom Ducker
Alex Metcalf
Immo Capital
Next-gen residential real estate portfolios. Powered by machines, managed by experts
PropTech / Fintech
London, UK
Series A
2021
Samantha Kempe
LBS MBA 2018
Avinav Nigam
Hans-Christian Zappel
Pass the Keys
Airbnb Management for Property Owners in the UK
PropTech / Hospitality
London, UK
Series A
2021
Alexander Lyakhotskiy
LBS MBA 2015
XYZ Reality
Build it right first time
ConstructionTech
London, UK
Series A
2021
Umar Ahmed
LBS MiM 2015
David Mitchell
BSc Arch in Eduction
Vaqat
Talent marketplace that enables employers to outsource tasks to students
Talent Marketplace
Remote
Bootstrapped
Daniel Robaczewski
Masters in Management
Superlinked
Build engaging social experiences into your event or community platform.
B2B AI / SaaS
London
Pre-seed
Ben Gutkovich
LBS MBA 2013
Airquatic
Providing an answer to the growing water-scarcity problems worldwide
CleanTech
London, UK
Bootstrapped
2021
David Redondo
LBS EMBA 2020
FinAbility
Financial Empowerment for the survivors of domestic abuse
FinTech / Non-profit
Portland, Oregon, USA
Bootstrapped
2021
Stacy Sawin
Asha Xu
LBS MBA 2021
Grub Club
Treats for doing dog things
Pet food
London, UK
Bootstrapped
2021
Alessandro Di Trapani
Santiago Muñoz Boullosa
LBS EMBA 2020
Roleshare
Providing an answer to the growing water-scarcity problems worldwide
Recruitment tech
London, UK
Bootstrapped
2021
Sophie Smallwood
LBS EMBA 2020
Dave Smallwood
Ali Minaei
Seeded
Changing the lives of underprivileged athletes by empowering them to reach the top level
Athlete development / Sports sponsorship
Paris
Bootstrapped
2021
David Brun
LBS EMBA 2012
Gabriel Alarcon
LBS EMBA 2012
Horacio Rearte
Treeapp
Plant trees around the world for free
GreenTech / ImpactTech
London, UK
Bootstrapped
2021
Jules Buker
LBS MiM 2018
Godefroy Harito
LBS MiM 2018
Leo Ng
LBS MiM 2018
Vestico
Boost Conversion. Reduce Returns. Build Your Community
FashionTech
London, UK
Bootstrapped
2021
Maddie Forman
Maia Sasania
LBS MBA 2022
Benedikt Hirmer
TUM (Munich)
Birdcurrent
Supporting smaller pharmaceutical wholesalers and distributors with cross-currency transactions and flexible liquidity
FinTech
London, UK
Pre-Seed
2021
Yatish Patel
LBS MiF 2019
Captur
Captur helps scale your team and assets efficiently, by making recording tasks and reporting issues as simple as taking a photo
Process Automation / Applied AI
London, UK
Pre-Seed
2021
Charlotte Bax
LBS MBA 2020
Cargoful
Delivering the benefits and technology of large fleets to small and medium-size trucking companies
Logistics / Supply Chain
Milan
Pre-Seed
2021
Filippo Tamburini
Erica Pezzica
LBS MBA 2021
Cosmo Valentino
MiT MS 2021
Alessandro Salvetti
Pisa University MS
Krew
Peloton without the $3k bike
HealthTech / Digital Fitness
London, UK
Pre-Seed
2021
Jose Martin Quesada
LBS GMiM 2016
Yousef Amar
PhD QMU London
Meet
Empowering private community connections
Saas/Tech
London, UK
Pre-Seed
2021
Matthew Brooke-Hitching
LBS MBA 2020
Patrick Hyde
Berkeley MBA 2020
Nutriti
Providing access to high-quality nutritional care and supplement regime-support from start to finish
HealthTech / FoodTech
London, UK
Pre-Seed
2021
Andrea Lisi
LBS MBA 2021
Oculo
No blind spots in your project: track progress, save time, and reduce risk using Oculo’s AI and 360° cameras
ConstructionTech
London, UK
Pre-Seed
2021
Tom Kotecki
LBS EMBA 2019
Wojtek Szymczak
LBS MBA 2019
Rob Kesten
Partner Insight
Collaborate with your B2B partners on a single shared platform. Bring all details in one place, engage both sides and learn what needs attention to grow revenue faster
SaaS
London, UK
Pre-Seed
2021
Roman Kirsanov
LBS Sloan 2017
Harshil Gurha
LBS MBA 2021
Harpreet Singh
IIT MSc CS
ScholarSite
Accelerate your career through short, live cohorts led by world class experts
EdTech
London, UK
Pre-Seed
2021
Nicholas Rudder
LBS MBA 2021
WyzePay
The payments platform for forward thinkers
FinTech
London, UK
Pre-Seed
2021
Carolina Bicalho
LBS MBA 2018
Joe Channer
Jo Van de Velde
LBS Alumnus
Ian Rae
Yourself Online
An intelligent assistant for professionals to manage and grow their online persona.
Online data and security
Austin, Texas, US / London, UK
Pre-Seed
2021
James Chance
LBS MBA 2019
Dimitrios Mistriotis
Kings MSc 2009
Avione
Making wealth a Choice
FinTech
London, UK
Seed
2021
Samantha Rosenberg
LBS MBA 2021
Avion Gray
Stanford MBA 2010
Cult Mia
Your trusted global curator
FinTech
London, UK
Seed
2021
Nina Brener-Hellmund
LBS MBA 2019
Ember
Fast, comfortable travel by electric bus.
Public transport
Edinburgh
Seed
2021
Keith Bradbury
LBS MiM 2011
Pierce Glennie
Cambridge University
FabricNano
The future of biomanufacturing
BioTech / ChemTech
London, UK
Seed
2021
Grant Aarons
LBS PhD 2019
Ferdinando Randisi
Oxford D.Phil. 2018
FortuWealth
Digital private banking solution
WealthTech / FinTech / SaaS
London, UK
Seed
2021
Azamat Sultanov
LBS MiF 2020
Firdavs Shakhidi
Cass MSc 2018
Hiperpool
The leading recruitment and career development platform for top-tier business professionals
Recruitment tech
London, UK
Seed
2021
Antonio Leone
Mohamad El Rafei
LBS MiM 2012
Honest Health
Honest Health is a vertical health platform delivering targeted care at scale
HealthTech / Telemedicine
London, UK
Seed
2021
Pavlo Maherovsky
Sam Gluck
LBS MBA 2018
IntelliBonds
AI-Augmented Fixed Income Investing
FinTech
London, UK / India
Seed
2021
Mayank Agrawal
LBS EMBA 2016
Igor Tesinsky
LBS MiF 2013
Koble
Cutting edge ML technology to help investors source and score dealflow in seconds
B2B / Fintech / SaaS
London, UK
Seed
2021
Guy Conway
LBS MBA 2016
Damian Cristian
Loveshark
We are LoveShark and we make camera games
AR Gaming
London, UK
Seed
2021
Tara Reddy
LBS MBA 2016
Sam Weekes
UC Davis / Manchester
Nibble
Negotiation, done right, makes everyone feel good
eCommerce
London, UK
Seed
2021
Rosie Bailey
LBS Sloan 2019
Jamie Ettedgui
Cambridge University
Nulicious
The best early years nutrition for a happy, healthy future
Food
Düsseldorf
Seed
2021
Dimitrios Delonas
LBS MBA
Pobble
High-quality resources to inspire and motivate your young writers
EdTech
London, UK
Seed
2021
Jon Smith
LBS MBA 2015
Simon Blower
Former Deputy Head Teacher
Procure AI
The intelligent future of procurement
Enterprise SaaS
London, UK / Paris
Seed
2021
Konstantin von Bueren
LBS MiM 2015
Yves Bauer
LBS MBA 2016
Rosecut
Plan, invest and take control of your future
FinTech / Wealth Management
London, UK
Seed
2021
Gustavo Silva
LBS Entrepreneurship Programme 2020
Qiaojia Li
LBS MBA 2013
Search Smartly
Find a home you won’t find anywhere else
Proptech
London, UK
Seed
2021
Taha Dar
LBS MBA 2018
SFR Medical
A secure end-to-end medical evidence report solution for UK police
MedTech / PoliceTech
London, UK
Seed
2021
Johann Grundlingh
LBS EMBA 2018
Suyash Shrivastava
LBS MBA 2018
Lucy Grundlingh
Dr. in Medicine
Skwire
High-yield scaleable residential portfolios
PropTech
London, UK
Seed
2021
Elisabeth Kohlbach
LBS MBA 2018
Bilal Khan
SteadyPay
Building the financial resilience of gig-economy workers
FinTech
London, UK
Seed
2021
Oleg Mukhanov
Executive MBA 2021
John Downie
University of Auckland
Stitched
Curtains + Blinds Handmade for homes with character
Consumer
London, UK
Seed
2021
Will Verrill
Elinor Pitt
LBS MBA 2017
Stotles
Millions of UK&I public sector opportunities in one view, tailored to you
SalesTech
London, UK
Seed
2021
Taj Kamranpour
John Witt
Carsten Schaltz
LBS MBA 2019
Synth
An open-source data-as-code tool that provides a simple CLI workflow for generating consistent data in a scalable way
Data privacy
London, UK
Seed
2021
Nodar Daneliya
LBS MFA
Christos Hadjiaslanis
Damien Broka
Workscope
Risk revealed - Value made visible
Software / Technology
London, UK
Seed
2021
Omar Quraishi
Executive MBA 2016
Samuel Arthur
Yayzy
Plant trees and fund meaningful climate change solutions
FinTech
London, UK
Seed
2021
Pedro Cabrero
LBS MiF 2019
Mankaran Ahluwalia
Said MBA 2017
Cristian Dan
Universitatea Babeș-Bolyai
Akur8
Revolutionising insurance pricing with transparent AI
InsurTech
Paris, London, NYC, Munich, Milan, Tokyo (Q3 2022)
Series B
2021
Samuel Falmagne
LBS Exec Course 2013
Guillaume Beraud
feastr
A family of cloud kitchens, delivering restaurant-quality food straight to your door
Food & Beverage
London, UK
Series A
2021
Ruchi Dass
LBS EMBA 2021
Nitin Singhal
LBS MBA 2000
Tom Ducker
Alex Metcalf
Immo Capital
Next-gen residential real estate portfolios. Powered by machines, managed by experts
PropTech / Fintech
London, UK
Series A
2021
Samantha Kempe
LBS MBA 2018
Avinav Nigam
Hans-Christian Zappel
Pass the Keys
Airbnb Management for Property Owners in the UK
PropTech / Hospitality
London, UK
Series A
2021
Alexander Lyakhotskiy
LBS MBA 2015
XYZ Reality
Build it right first time
ConstructionTech
London, UK
Series A
2021
Umar Ahmed
LBS MiM 2015
David Mitchell
BSc Arch in Eduction

“He who knows only his own generation remains forever a child”

Inscription on History Building, University of Colorado

“London Business School has been championing entrepreneurship for over 40 years. Over that time, students have created thousands of new ventures; many resulting in brilliant businesses and all in great learning. To my knowledge (and I’ve been around a while), this is the first time anyone has created a compendium of these journeys. It’s a fantastic initiative, serving at once to celebrate our founders, tell their stories and show – if ever there were any doubt – that the School provides wonderfully fertile ground for entrepreneurial thinkers. Entrepreneurship is part discipline, part apprenticeship. Either way, we have so much to learn from those who went before us, and it is hugely rewarding to be part of a community that is so willing to support and share experiences with the next generation – and to support the Entrepreneurship Club in kicking off this first edition of the LBS Founders Book.”

Jeff Skinner
Executive Director
Institute of Innovation & Entrepreneurship at LBS

“He who knows only his own generation remains forever a child”

Inscription on History Building, University of Colorado

“London Business School has been championing entrepreneurship for over 40 years. Over that time, students have created thousands of new ventures; many resulting in brilliant businesses and all in great learning.

To my knowledge (and I’ve been around a while), this is the first time anyone has created a compendium of these journeys. It’s a fantastic initiative, serving at once to celebrate our founders, tell their stories and show – if ever there were any doubt – that the School provides wonderfully fertile ground for entrepreneurial thinkers. Entrepreneurship is part discipline, part apprenticeship.

Either way, we have so much to learn from those who went before us, and it is hugely rewarding to be part of a community that is so willing to support and share experiences with the next generation – and to support the Entrepreneurship Club in kicking off this first edition of the LBS Founders Book.”

Jeff Skinner
Executive Director
Institute of Innovation & Entrepreneurship at LBS

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