Our Startup Manifesto, setting out recommendations for the next government, has been backed by over 200 leading startups and investors, including founders and partners from: King,TransferWise, SwiftKey, Lovestruck, Funding Circle, MOO, Index Ventures, Passion Capital, Seedcamp and Accel Partners.

To add your support, please email us on info@coadec.com.

Here’s the full list of supporters:

Startup founders and CEOs backing the manifesto

  1. Adnan Ebrahim (Founder and CEO, Car Throttle)
  2. Alain Falys (Co-founder and CEO, Yoyo)
  3. Alastair Mitchell (Founder and CEO, Huddle)
  4. Alex Chesterman (Founder and CEO, Zoopla)
  5. Alex Hunte (Co-founder, Lytespark)
  6. Alex Saint and Tom Valentine (CEO and MD, Secret Escapes)
  7. Alex Stephany (CEO, JustPark)
  8. Alexander Trewby (Co-Founder Divide)
  9. Alexandra Depledge (Co-founder and CEO, Hassle)
  10. Alice Taylor (CEO, makielab)
  11. Allan Lloyds (Founder and MD, Insight Arcade)
  12. Amanda Boyle (CEO, Bloom VC)
  13. Angus Bankes (CEO, JustAddRed)
  14. Andrew Crump (CEO, Mitoo)
  15. Andrew Fisher (Executive Chairman, Shazam)
  16. Andrew Fogg (Co-Founder, Import.io)
  17. Andrew Jervis (Co-Founder, ClickMechanic)
  18. Andrew Mullinger (Co-Founder Funding Circle and angel investor)
  19. Andrew J Scott (Serial Entreprenuer)
  20. Andrew Whitehurst (Co-founder, Wess Digital)
  21. Andy Davis (Co-founder and CEO, Applyed)
  22. Andy McLoughlin (Co-founder, Huddle, and angel investor)
  23. Andy Phillipps (Chairman, Reevoo)
  24. Anil Stocker (Co-Founder and CEO, MarketInvoice)
  25. Anna Bance (Founder, Girl Meets Dress)
  26. Anna Hill (Founder and CEO, Space Synapse Systems)
  27. Arnaud Bertrand (Founder and President, HouseTrip)
  28. Ayan Mitra (Founder and CEO, CrowdBnk)
  29. Azmat Yusuf (Founder and CEO, Citymapper)
  30. Ben Drury (Co-founder and CSO, 7digital Group)
  31. Bernhard Niesner (Co-Founder and CEO, busuu.com)
  32. Brendan Gill (CEO, OpenSignal)
  33. Brendan Quinn and Jeremy Walker (Co-founders, NewsFixed)
  34. Brett Harding (Co-Founder and MD, Lovestruck)
  35. Celia Francis (CEO, WeeWorld)
  36. Chris Morton (Co-Founder and CEO, Lyst)
  37. Chris Thorpe (Founder, I Can Make)
  38. Christopher Pruijsen (Co-founder and CEO, sterio.me)
  39. Courtney Boyd Meyers (Founder, audience.io)
  40. Damian Kimmelman (Founder and CEO, DueDil)
  41. Damian Lyons-Lowe (CEO, Survation)
  42. Dan Bladen (Founder and CEO, Chargifi)
  43. Daniel Fogg (Founder, Graftt)
  44. Daniel Kolodziej (Co-founder, Would Love 2)
  45. Debbie Wosskow (Founder and CEO, LoveHomeSwap)
  46. Drummond Gilbert (Founder and CEO, GoCarShare)
  47. Edward Asiedu (Co-Founder and CEO, Callectiv)
  48. Ed Bussey (Founder and CEO, Quill Content)
  49. Errol Damelin (Founder, Wonga, and angel investor)
  50. Ewan Marshall (Founder, Speakset)
  51. Filip Perkon, (Founder and CEO of Alumnee)
  52. Fintan Ryan (Founder, Your Next Desk)
  53. Florian Meissner (Co-Founder & CEO, EyeEm)
  54. Frank Mukhanana (Founder, QuidCycle)
  55. Fraser Robinson (Founder and CEO, Taggstar)
  56. Gareth Knight (Founder, Wedo)
  57. George Spencer (CEO, Rentify)
  58. Giles Andrews (Co-Founder and CEO, Zopa)
  59. Giles Thomas (Founder, Python Anywhere)
  60. Henrik Bohman (Founder, Postnado)
  61. Henry Catchpole (Founder and CEO, Inform Direct)
  62. Henry de Zoete (Co-Founder, The Big Deal)
  63. Henry Firth (Founder and Ceo, PingTune)
  64. Hiroki Takeuchi (Co-founder and CEO, GoCardless)
  65. Hugo Burge (CEO Momondo Group & Co-Founder HOWZAT Partners)
  66. Ian Moss (Founder, 196Destinations.com)
  67. Iain Rorison (Founder and CEO, Bundll)
  68. Ivan Mazour (CEO, Ometrian and Founding Partner, Innova Capital)
  69. Jack Tang (Co-Founder and CEO, Urban Massage)
  70. Jag Singh (Founder, MessageSpace)
  71. James Bromley and Richard Gibson (COO and CFO SwiftKey)
  72. James Elder (Co-founder, The Beans Group)
  73. James Gambrell (CEO, Fits.me)
  74. James Lumb (CEO, Zenkraft.com)
  75. Jason Stockwood (CEO, Simply Business)
  76. Javier Ramirez (Founder, Teowaki)
  77. Jeff Lynn (Founder and CEO, Seedrs)
  78. Jens Munch (VP Strategic Partnerships, iZettle)
  79. Jeremy Walker (CEO, NewsFixed)
  80. Jess Butcher (Co-founder and CMO, blippar)
  81. Joe Cohen (Founder, Seatwave)
  82. Joelle Hadfield (Co-Founder and CEO, FIGHTME)
  83. John Bethell (Co-Founder, Trot ON)
  84. Jon Harris (Founder, Simpl)
  85. Jonathan Brech (CEO, Korrall)
  86. Dr Jonathan Milner (Founder and CEO, Abcam)
  87. Josh Valman (MD, RPD International)
  88. Jozef Wallace (Co-founder, Toothpick)
  89. Julian Ranger (Founder, SocialSafe, and angel investor)
  90. Juliana Meyer (Founder and CEO, SupaPass)
  91. Kate Jackson (Co-founder, Tablecrowd and SilkFred)
  92. Kathryn Parsons (Co-founder and CEO, Decoded)
  93. Keld van Schreven (CoFounder, SmartTrade App)
  94. Kevin McDonagh (CEO, Novoda)
  95. Laura Lambert and Toby Abel (Co-founders, Befittd)
  96. Leo Anthias (Co-Founder, Kivo)
  97. Levi Russell (Founder and CEO, Zonerider Networks)
  98. Lopo Champalimaud (Co-Founder and CEO, Wahanda)
  99. Luke Ferris (CEO, LaZook)
  100. Luke Lang and Darren Westlake (Director and CEO, Crowdcube)
  101. Luke Marsden (Co-Founder, ClusterHQ)
  102. Marc Warne (Founder, Bittylicious)
  103. Marcus Sandberg (Founder, Proleads)
  104. Markus Karlsson (Founder and CEO, Affino)
  105. Martin Rigby (Founder, Psonar)
  106. Matthias Metternich (Co-Founder & CEO, Believe.in)
  107. Matthew Hammett (Founder, Readbug)
  108. Maxwell Painter (Chief executive of Unrival)
  109. Mike Minnett (Founder, The Positive Ageing Co)
  110. Monique Duart (Founder, ficshelf)
  111. Nelson Sivalingam (Founder, One Minute London)
  112. Nick Katz (Co-founder, Locatable)
  113. Nick Ray (CEO, aiHit)
  114. Nick Thain (CEO, Sports New Media)
  115. Nico Perez (Co-founder and US director, Mixcloud)
  116. Nicolai Watzenig (Co-founder, Birdback)
  117. Patrick Charlton (Founder and Director, Buzz Radar)
  118. Paul Anson (CEO, LumeJet)
  119. Paul Joyce and Rob Hudson (CEO and CTO, Geckoboard)
  120. Pete Smith (Co-founder, Songkick & CEO/Co-founder, Silicon Milkroundabout)
  121. Peter Ward (Co-founder and CEO, WAYN.com)
  122. Phil Hutcheon (Founder, DICE)
  123. Pratik Sampat (Founder, iHorizon)
  124. Raf Keustermans (Co-founder and CEO, Plumbee)
  125. Raj Ramanandi (Partner at #1seed, and CEO Pocket Social)
  126. Rajeeb Dey (Founder, enternships)
  127. Ricardo Zacconi (CEO, King)
  128. Richard Moross (Founder, MOO)
  129. Richard Muirhead (CEO, automic and Managing Partner, Firestartr.co)
  130. Rikke Rosenlund (Co-founder, BorrowMyDoggy)
  131. Robyn Exton (CEO, Dattch)
  132. Rodolfo Rosini (CEO, Storybricks)
  133. Robyn Scott (Co-Founder, OneLeap)
  134. Rohan Luvaglio (Founder, Bizzby)
  135. Rhydian Lewis (Founder, Ratesetter)
  136. Russell Gould (Managing Director, Everline)
  137. Rytis Vitkauskas (Founder, YPlan)
  138. Sam Michel (CEO, Chinwag)
  139. Sam Oakley (Co-Founder, Stashmetrics)
  140. Samir Desai (Co-Founder and CEO, Funding Circle)
  141. Santiago Matheus (COO, IOVOX)
  142. Sarah Wood (Co-Founder and COO, Unruly)
  143. Shane Frith (Director, EzyOrder.com)
  144. Simon Campbell (Founder and CEO, The Sandpit)
  145. Simon Hill (Co-Founder and CEO, wazoku)
  146. Sokratis Papafloratos (Co-Founder and CEO, Togethera)
  147. Spencer Hyman (Co-Founder Cocoa Runners and Freego.com)
  148. Stef Lewandowski (Co-Founder, Makeshift)
  149. Stephen Rapoport (Founder, Pact Coffee)
  150. Steven Renwick (Founder, Satago)
  151. Taavet Hinrikus (Co-Founder, TransferWise)
  152. Tarek Nseir (CEO, Th_nk)
  153. Tayfun Bilsel (Founder and CEO, Clinked)
  154. Tobias van Amstel (Co-Founder and CEO, signkick)
  155. Tom Allen (Founder, Metable)
  156. Tom Raffe (Founder, Screenburn)
  157. Tom Watson (Co-Founder, Spacious)
  158. Turi Munthe (Founder and CEO, Demotix)
  159. Victor Henning (Co-Founder and CEO, Mendeley)
  160. Vincent Thome (Founder, Nuji)
  161. Warren Smith (CEO, AccessSolicitor.com)
  162. Yoav Zingher (Co-Founder, Kiwipowered)
  163. Zia Hayat (Founder and CEO, Callsign)


VCs, incubators and other supporters


  1. Alex Macpherson and Alliott Cole (Managing Director and Director, Octopus Investments)
  2. Alisha Mody, (Global Strategy Director, Uffindell Group)
  3. Ben Fletcher (Founder, Fast Growth Forum)
  4. Ben Southworth (Co-founder, 3beards)
  5. Bryce Keene (Founder, Albion Drive)
  6. Colette Ballou (Founder, Ballou PR)
  7. Chipper Boulas (Co-founder, Firestartr)
  8. Christian Hernandez (Managing Partner, White Star Capital)
  9. Christian Thaler-Wolski (Venture Partner, Wellington Partners)
  10. Claire Cockerton (Founding Director and CEO, Innovate Finance)
  11. Damon Oldcorn (Founder, WildIrishGuy Ltd)
  12. Daniel Waterhouse (General Partner, Balderton Capital)
  13. David Bailey (Partner, Merryns LLP)
  14. David Cleeveley (Founding Director, Centre for Science and Policy, University of Cambridge)
  15. David Gammon (CEO, Rockspring)
  16. Davor Hebel (Partner, Fidelity Growth Partners Europe)
  17. Eddie Holmes (CEO, Launchpad Labs)
  18. Eileen Burbidge, Robert Dighero and Stefan Glaenzer (Partners, Passion Capital)
  19. Emil Hewage (Founder & MD, Cambridge Applied Research)
  20. Eric Van der Kleij (Head of Level39)
  21. Evgeny Shadchnev (Co-Founder and CEO, Maker’s Academy)
  22. Frederic Court (General Partner, Advent Ventures)
  23. Gemma Cocker (VP Growth, NEVERBLAND)
  24. Gerard Grech (CEO, Tech City UK)
  25. Ghislaine Boddington (Co-founder and Creative Director, body>data>space)
  26. Haakon Overli (General Partner, Dawn Capital)
  27. Ian Robinson (Senior Manager, Fragomen)
  28. James Bilefield (Angel investor and advisor)
  29. Jennifer Arcuri (Founder, InnoTech Summit)
  30. Jenny Tooth (CEO, UK Business Angels Association)
  31. Jens Munch (VP Strategic Partnerships, iZettle)
  32. Joe Scarboro (Director of operations, 3beards)
  33. John Henderson (Principal, White Star Capital)
  34. John McLaren-Stewart (Managing Director, Andrew Thompson and Associates)
  35. John Taysom (Investor and advisor)
  36. Jon Bradford (MD, Techstars London)
  37. Josh Russell (Angel investor and advisor)
  38. Julian Carter (Co-Founder and MD, EC1 Capital)
  39. Julie Meyer (Managing Partner, Ariadne Capital Entrepreneurs Fund, and Founder, First Tuesday and EntrepreneurCountry)
  40. Liliana Reasor (Founder, Novus Ordo Capital Ltd)
  41. Mark Zaleski  (LP, Passion Capital and PROfounders Capital)
  42. Matthew Clifford (Co-Founder, Entrepreneur First)
  43. Michael Hobson (Co-founder, 3beards)
  44. Mike Butcher (Editor, TechCrunch Europe)
  45. Milo Yiannopoulos (Associate Editor, Breitbart and Founder, The Kernel)
  46. Monty Munford (Founder, Mob76)
  47. Nenad Marovac (Founder and Managing Partner, DN Capital)
  48. Nic Brisbourne (Managing Partner, Forward Partners)
  49. Nicolas Rollason (Partner, Kingsley Napley)
  50. Oli Johnson (Co-founder, Rainmaking Loft)
  51. Paul Cockerton (Founder and c0-CEO, Dynamo Communications)
  52. Petra Johansson (Co-founder, 2Pears)
  53. Pietro Bezza (Founder and Managing Partner, Connect Ventures)
  54. Philipp Moerhing (Europe, AngelList)
  55. Raph Crouan (MD, StartupBootCamp IoT)
  56. Reshma Sohoni (Co-Founder and Partner, Seedcamp)
  57. Richard Reed, Jon Wright, Katie Leviten and Adam Balon (Founders and investors, JamJar Investments)
  58. Robert Sansom (Founder, Cambridge Angels)
  59. Robin Klein (Partner, Index Ventures)
  60. Rory Stirling and Jon Coker (Partners, MMC Ventures)
  61. Russ Shaw (Founder, Tech London Advocates)
  62. Sanford Dickert (Co-Founder and Director, Rawlings Atlantic)
  63. Sarah Drinkwater (Head, Campus London)
  64. Saul Klein (Partner, Index Ventures)
  65. Simon Murdoch (Partner, Episode 1)
  66. Simon Walker (Director General, Institute of Directors)
  67. Sonali De Rycker (Partner, Accel Partners)
  68. Sophie Eden and Sam Gordon (Co-founders, Gordon and Eden)
  69. Thomas Jones (Partner, Charlotte Street Capital)
  70. Thomas Labarthe, (MD of Lookout Europe)
  71. Tim Jackson (Partner, Lean Investments)
  72. Tom Hulme (Founder and Director OpenIDEO and OIEngine)