London Business School – A playground for successful entrepreneurs

We are excited to release the fourth edition of the LBS Founders Book, a testament to the enduring legacy of innovation and entrepreneurship at London Business School. Within these pages, you’ll find the latest cohort of startups, selected from the ranks of our esteemed alumni, representing a diverse spread of industries and investment stages. Each venture captures the spirit of resilience, creativity, and visionary thinking that defines the LBS community.

The Founders Book team is honored to present this collection as a showcase of our community’s achievement, collective ambition, and drive. But this project is about more than just highlighting success stories. It’s about fostering a culture of support and empowerment for aspiring entrepreneurs as they navigate the path to success within and beyond LBS.

Max, Sofia, Sharang, and Andy

Your LBS Founders Book team

London Business School – A playground for successful entrepreneurs

We are excited to release the fourth edition of the LBS Founders Book, a testament to the enduring legacy of innovation and entrepreneurship at London Business School. Within these pages, you’ll find the latest cohort of startups, selected from the ranks of our esteemed alumni, representing a diverse spread of industries and investment stages. Each venture captures the spirit of resilience, creativity, and visionary thinking that defines the LBS community.

The Founders Book team is honored to present this collection as a showcase of our community’s achievement, collective ambition, and drive. But this project is about more than just highlighting success stories. It’s about fostering a culture of support and empowerment for aspiring entrepreneurs as they navigate the path to success within and beyond LBS.

Max, Sofia, Sharang, and Andy

Your LBS Founders Book team

Max Buck

Sofia Zubiria

Sharang Mohta

Andy Cheng

Startup Profiles


Skwire
High-yield scaleable residential portfolios

Last Updated January, 2022

PropTech
London, UK
Seed
2021
Elisabeth Kohlbach
LBS MBA 2018
Bilal Khan
SteadyPay
Building the financial resilience of gig-economy workers

Last Updated January, 2022

FinTech
London, UK
Seed
2021
Oleg Mukhanov
Executive MBA 2021
John Downie
University of Auckland
Stitched
Curtains + Blinds Handmade for homes with character

Last Updated January, 2022

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

Last Updated March, 2023

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

Last Updated January, 2022

Data privacy
London, UK
Seed
2021
Nodar Daneliya
LBS MFA
Christos Hadjiaslanis
Damien Broka
Workscope
Risk revealed - Value made visible

Last Updated January, 2022

Software / Technology
London, UK
Seed
2021
Omar Quraishi
Executive MBA 2016
Samuel Arthur
Yayzy
Plant trees and fund meaningful climate change solutions

Last Updated January, 2022

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

Last Updated March, 2023

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

Last Updated January, 2022

Food & Beverage
London, UK
Series A
2021
Ruchi Dass
LBS EMBA 2021
Nitin Singhal
LBS MBA 2000
Tom Ducker
Alex Metcalf
Pass the Keys
Airbnb Management for Property Owners in the UK

Last Updated March, 2023

PropTech / Hospitality
London, UK
Series A
2021
Alexander Lyakhotskiy
LBS MBA 2015
XYZ Reality
Build it right first time

Last Updated January, 2022

ConstructionTech
London, UK
Series A
2021
Umar Ahmed
LBS MiM 2015
David Mitchell
BSc Arch in Eduction
Hadrian
Because hackers know hackers best
Seed
Amsterdam
Rogier Fischer
MBA
Bike Club
Subscription kids bikes, exchanged as they grow
Series B
London HQ, operates throughout the UK & Germany with offices in London, Gibraltar and Berlin
Alexandra Rico-Lloyd
MBA 2024
KidSitter Ltd
Trusted and fully-vetted childcarers to your door in 2 hours
Pre-seed
London, United Kingdom
Faisal Laljee
EMBAG2014
INNOBAYT INNOVATIVE SOLUTIONS
THINK. CONNECT. DIGITIZE
Bootstrapped
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Shamlia Shukkur
EMBA DJ 2020
IMMO
Next-gen residential real estate portfolios. Powered by machines, managed by experts.
Series B
London, UK; Hamburg, Germany; Madrid, Spain
Sam Kempe
Business (MBA)
BillionCarbon Solutions Private Limited
Biodegradable Waste to Climate Finance
Bootstrapped
India
Ankita Vijayvergiya
MBA, London Business School; Engineer - Birla Institute of Technology & Science Pilani (India)

“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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