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Rising Stars Presented by Founders Forum

the NEXT STARS

Early stage entrepreneurs are building our future. Nothing is more exciting than an ambitious founder who is determined to change the world. Each year, we leverage our network to select a handful of exciting early-stage startups with world-changing potential.

Previous Rising Stars have included:

Babylon, Bumble, Deepmind, Desktop Metal, Duolingo, Farfetch, FlipKart, Lemonade, Pillpack, Shazam, TransferWise and many more. This year’s cohort is sponsored by Silicon Valley Bank.

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“We are excited to support these companies on their growth journeys as they scale. This cohort is another sign of the strength of the UK & European ecosystem as it matures to become a global hub of innovation and investment.”
Sonya Lovieno
Managing Director for Venture & Growth

OUR ADVISORY BOARD

We are hugely grateful to be able to tap into the collective intelligence of some of the world’s smartest and most future-focused investors, entrepreneurs and journalists:

· Alex Wood (Forbes)
· Dan Widmaier (Bolt Threads)
· David Rowan (Voyagers, Wired)
· Mustafa Suleyman (Deepmind)
· Nicole Quinn (LightSpeed Venture Partners)

· Shahrzad Rafati (BBTV)
· Stephen Nundy (Lakestar)
· Sonali De Rycker (Accel)
· Sonya Iovieno (Silicon Valley Bank)
· Tom Hulme (Google Ventures)