101 London Women in Tech to Follow on Twitter

Allyson Kapin
Apr 14, 2017 · 6 min read

It’s no secret that the startup world and tech sector can often look like a big fraternity. And when you dig into the data you can see why. Globally, only 10% of investor money goes to women-led ventures. Even in tech hubs like the U.K., after Berlin, male entrepreneurs than women and 56% more likely to secure angel investment.

What isn’t dismal is the number of women in tech and the number of startups women are leading particularly in London. Over the past 18-months I’ve been doing my own research. I have talked with close to 2,000 women-led startups and investors through our Women Startup Challenges across the US and Europe. And here’s what I’ve learned:

  1. There is no shortage of women-led ventures who are launching game changing products.
  2. London is blooming with women-led startups and networks.
  3. Investors have a pipeline problem.

The majority of VC firms are comprised of male partners. That’s a problem because men tend to network with other men in their network. They also rely on warm intros from startup founders they have worked with, who tend to be men. We call this the mirrorocracy. You fund people who look like and think like you. And that’s just not cutting it.

Bottom line, investors need to focus on being intentional about diversifying their networks if we’re going to find startups to help solve the world’s toughest problems facing our communities nationally and globally.

If you can’t find women-led startups in your pipeline that are doing interesting, noteworthy, and innovative things in tech, we can help you fix that. Here’s a list of 101 women in tech to follow on Twitter, especially if you are interested in the tech hub in or near London.

And if you are in London on May 3rd, be sure to check out at City Hall where 10 of the best early stage women-led startups will pitch Martha Lane Fox, Founder of Doteveryone; Marie-Laure Sauty de Chalon, CEO of auFeminin.com; and Rajeeb Dey, Founder of Enternships.com and CEO of Learnerbly for €50,000 in cash, courtesy of the Craig Newmark Philanthropic Fund, and $210,000 in cloud services, courtesy of IBM.

There’s a lot more women that should be on this list, and I’d like to encourage you to continue adding to it. Feel free to post your name, background, and Twitter handle in the comments.

Founders and Techies

  1. CEO
  2. Founder
  3. Software Engineer , Managing Director
  4. , Director, Lead
  5. Head of Marketing UK
  6. , Co-Founder of Entrepreneur First
  7. , Founder of #techmums and Savvify
  8. , Founder and CEO of Blaze
  9. , Co-Founder of Blippar
  10. , Co-founder and Partner of ,
  11. , CEO of Plexal, Founder of ENTIQ & Innovate Finance, Co-Creator of Level39
  12. , Co-Founder of the Scale-Up Institute
  13. , Program lead
  14. , Co-Founder of
  15. , Head ’s, cofounder
  16. Communications and Events Manager , Co-founder at UNFOLD
  17. , Co-Founder of Lastminute.com and Founder of Doteveryone
  18. , Founder of
  19. , Founder
  20. Mentor, Speaker, Former @HewlettPackard, @IBM
  21. , Founder & CEO MadeWithGlove & Co-founder @Women_Wearables
  22. COO at 3beards and
  23. Co-Founder, Head Stemette & CEO of @Stemettes
  24. , Senior Policy Officer for Technology, Greater London Authority
  25. , Founder of Everledger
  26. Co-Founder
  27. , Founder Digital Jam
  28. , Head of engineering at Twitter UK
  29. , CEO
  30. , Founder and CEO of Blooming Founders
  31. , Data Strategist at ASI Data Science
  32. , Co-Founder and CEO of We Got POP
  33. , Founder and COO of SeeFashion
  34. Founder and Lead STEMmer of the Award Winning
  35. , Co-Founder and CEO of Decoded
  36. , Co-Founder and COO of Open Bionics
  37. , Director at babylon health
  38. , Co-Founder of
  39. , Founder and CEO of Mumsnet and Gramsnet
  40. , Founder and CEO of
  41. , CEO & Creative Director
  42. , Director of IT at University College London (UCL) and Co-Founder of IT consultancy, BlueGen Group
  43. , Director for Delivery models and Leader of the Deloitte Women in Technology Network
  44. , Open Source Lead and Technical Architect at Government Digital Service
  45. , Co-Founder of Enterprise Jungle and the youngest person to IPO on the London Stock Exchange
  46. , Founder & CEO at OpenSensors.io. Note, you can follow Yodit on LinkedIn.
  47. Community architect. LDN host Adviser at
  48. , Partnerships Manager at
  49. , CEO at Open Data Institute
  50. , Co-Founder and CEO of Vinaya
  51. , Founder of TechHub
  52. , Developer at the Financial Times
  53. , Founder of CEW Communications, Organizer of GeekGirl Meetup UK, and Former Head of Communications at Tech City UK
  54. , Co-Founder and CEO of amicable apps
  55. , Founder of Techsixtyfour
  56. , Co-Founder and CEO of Unruly
  57. Co-Founder & CTO at Headliner

Tech Press

  1. , Global Presenter for Beats 1
  2. , International Editor at Journalism News
  3. , Tech Editor at City A.M.
  4. Tech journalist &
  5. , Founder of Gadgette
  6. Co-founder and co-founder of Kisha Smart Umbrella (, @GetKisha) and Digital Marketing and PR Strategist, Journalist and Blogger.
  7. , Freelance Tech Writer for WIRED, The Observer, The Sunday Times
  8. , UK Correspondent for Marine Technology News and ECO Magazine
  9. , Technology and Science Editor at the Daily Mirror
  10. , Digital Editor at BBC Newsbeat
  11. , Java developer creating bespoke Java web apps 4 public transport co
  12. , Journalist at Time Inc. UK
  13. , Editor-in-Chief of Buzzfeed UK
  14. , Senior Tech Reporter at IB Times UK
  15. Editor
  16. , Online and Social Media Editor at Reuters UK
  17. Senior Reporter
  18. , Editor at the Economist Intelligence Unit
  19. , Small Business Editor at the Sunday Times
  20. , Writer at TechCrunch
  21. Tech & Science Commentator, Co-founder
  22. , Founder of The Guardian’s Women in Leadership vertical and Host of talkRADIO’s Badass Women’s Hour
  23. , Editor-in-Chief of Professional Engineering and Columnist at BBC Future
  24. , Journalist covering tech for
  25. , Editor at Tech City News
  26. , Tech Editor at New Scientist
  27. , Editor-in-Chief of Guardian News and Media

Investors

  1. , Founder and managing partner at SILK Ventures. Angelica’s Twitter account is private but you can follow her on
  2. , Early Stage Investor
  3. , Partner at 83North. Note, you can follow Laurel on LinkedIn.
  4. , VC at LocalGlobe
  5. MBE of Passion Capital
  6. , Investment Director at MMC Ventures
  7. , Founding partner at Spring Partners
  8. , General partner at Google Ventures
  9. , Partner at Flight Ventures
  10. , Partner at Bethnal Green Ventures
  11. , Co-founder and CEO Founder of .
  12. , VC at
  13. , VC at Accel Partners
  14. , Co-Founder of SeedCamp
  15. , Managing partner at Connect Ventures
  16. , Associate at Downing Ventures. Note, you can follow Francesca on LinkedIn.
  17. General Partner Entrepreneur First . Former CEO and Co-Founder

Special thanks to and at who helped compile this list of awesome women in tech.

*Note: This is an ongoing series highlighting women in tech across the world — 100+ at a time. The series addresses the two questions I’m constantly asked. “Where are all of the women in tech?” and “Where are all of the women startup founders?”

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Allyson Kapin

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Founder of Women Who Tech, Co-Founder of web agency Rad Campaign. http://www.RadCampaign.com

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