By Michael Northcott Friday, 09 November 2012

Top 40 startup founders to follow on Twitter

MT has scoured the business community and the Twittersphere for the most interesting tweeters. Here, in no particular order, we present 40 great startup founders and CEOs to follow...

  1. Julian Hakes - Founder of Julian Hakes London, innovative shoe designs - @julianhakes
  2. Jay Bregman - founder and CEO of Hailo, taxi-hailing iPhone app @jaybregman (He also founded eCourier back in the day)
  3. Paul Joyce – founder and CEO of Geckoboard, business metrics software - @paulmjoyce
  4. Anil Stocker – Co-founder of MarketInvoice, allowing small business to auction their invoices to investors - @anilstocker 
  5. Darren Westlake - CEO and Co-Founder of CrowdCube, the crowdfunding business investment website -@dazwest
  6. Ambarish Mitra – Co founder and CEO of Blippar – augmented reality marketing for smartphones - @rishmitra
  7. Adam Baker – Founder of Blottr, the citizen journalism news service - @adamblottr
  8. Damian Kimmelman – Founder of Duedil, a free company records service feeding from Companies House - @duediler
  9. Tom Blomfield – Founder of GoCardless, a low-cost method for SMEs to accept direct payments - @t_blom
  10. Rob Symington – Co-founder of Escape the City, helping graduates find altyernatives to unfulfilling corporate jobs - @escroberto
  11. Jamie Ward – Co-founder and CEO of ‘PayAsUGym’ providing daily passes for a network of hundreds of gyms - @jamiepayasUgym
  12. Andrew Ibbotson – Co-founder of TrueView, a dating service that uses an honest picture of who you are - @AIbbotson
  13. Peter McCormack – founder and CEO of Bantr, an app allowing football fans to comment and interact during the game - @petermccormack
  14. Adam Ewart – Founder of Sendmybag.com, the cheaper luggage courier service. He has only recently begun tweeting - @adamewart
  15. Naomi Kibble – Co-founder of Rocktails, the frozen cocktails producer - @NaomiKibble
  16. Taavet Hinrikus – Co-founder of TransferWise, the peer-to-peer, commission-free currency exchange service - @taavet
  17. Roberta Lucca – Co-founder of Bossa Studios, creator of Monstermind game, and now owned by Elisabeth Murdoch’s Shine Group - @olicca
  18. Xenios Thrasyvoulou – Founder and CEO of PeoplePerHour – an online marketplace linking small firms with freelancers - @xenios
  19. Nick Holzherr – Founder of Whisk, a recipe ordering service integrated with supermarkets - @nickholzherr
  20. Daniel Yates – MD of Pitchup.com, a site linking caravaners with pitches and making holidaying easier - @daniel_yates
  21. Francis Boulle – Founder and CEO of Fund Mine, a investment angel network - @FrancisBoulle
  22. Jamie Laing – Founder of Candy Kittens, a new chain of sweetshops popping up around the UK - @JamieLaing_UK
  23. Jonathan May – founder and CEO of Sponsorcraft, a student crowdfunding platform - @jonathan_may
  24. Sam Zawadzki – founder of AdvancetoGO.com, a letting agency that putslandlords find tenants fast - @SamuelZawadzki
  25. Tom Anderson-Dixion – Founder of SquashStix.com, a site selling juice cordial in stick form - @Tandersondixon
  26. Tinaye Munonyara – Founder of StudyKitPro, a mobile learning app for mobile. You have to be confirmed by him, but he tweets a lot - @TinayeBillion
  27. Ry Morgan – founder and CEO of Please Cycle, a service promoting cycling to work by working with employers - @rymorgan
  28. James Sutton – founder and CEO of Bloom Trigger, a rainforest protection scheme - @bloomtrigger
  29. Chris Dodson – founder of Concept Cupboard, a website linking SMEs with design talent for one-off projects - @chrisdodsonUK
  30. Linda Cheung – CEO of CubeSocial, a tool allowing professionals to see what social networks their contacts are engaging with - @LindaCheungUK (she tweets a lot!)
  31. Andrew Hunter – Co-founder of Adzuna, the classified jobs adverts search engine - @andrewtc04
  32. Simon Prockter – Founder SpeedDater, Adventura, and Housebites, the website sourcing local cooking talent for an alternative to takeaways - @simonprockter
  33. David Darling – Founder of Kwalee, a mobile computer games firm - @daviddarlinguk
  34. Vicky Brock – CEO of Clear Returns, a platform for helping small retailers predict and minimise clothing returns - @brockvicky
  35. Marcus Simpson – Founder and CEO of Direct Sitters, a short term house-sitting service for when the electrician comes… - @MTBsimpson
  36. Nigel Verdon – Founder and chairman of TheCurrencyCloud.com, a digital international money transfer service - @nigelverdon
  37. Adam Sopher – Co-founder of Joe & Seph popcorn - @AdamSopher
  38. Sarah Akwisombe – Co-founder of The Glam Collective, a mobile makeup artists service in London - @SarahAkwisombe
  39. Paul Hodges – founder of The Grand Old Duke of Pork, a custom sausage-making retailer - @TheDukeOfPork
  40. Callum Busg – Founder of Media Devil, a phone, tablets and laptops accessories manufacturer - @MediaDevil

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