The Hall of Fame –
companies started by Computer Lab graduates and staff
Current number of companies: 248
Acorn Computer Co-founder: Andy Hopper
Founded in 1979, Acorn produced a number of computers including the BBC Micro.
- Active Media Solutions Founders: John Bates and Giles Nelson
Founded in 1995, Active Media Solutions was one of the first companies to deploy complex database-driven websites in which information can be easily classified and searched rather than statically encoded as HTML.
Acunu Co-founders:Tim Moreton, Tom Wilkie and Andy Twigg
Founded in 2009, Acunu provides real-time Big Data analystics, database and storage software.
Adaptive Broadband Co-founder: Andy Hopper
Founded in 1997, Adaptive Broadband developed a wireless broadband technology. ABL was bought by California Microwave Inc in 1998
Adventiq Co-founder: Andy Hopper
Founded in 2005, Adventiq developed a VNC-based system-on-a-chip.
Aesthetic Integration Co-founder: Grant Olney Passmore
Founded in 2014, Aesthetic Integration's formal verification technology (Imandra) is used by banks, funds and regulators to analyse the safety, fairness and regulatory compliance of financial algorithms.
Aircloak Co-founder: Sebastian Probst Eide
Founded in 2014, Aircloak allows large companies to work with, and analyse, vast amounts of private and sensitive data about individuals without ever violating the individual's privacy.
Amino Communications Co-founder: Paul Fellows
Founded in 1998, Amino Communications develops core software technologies and customer-premises products for the IPTV market.
Angani Co-founder: Ripduman Sohan
Founded in 2013, Angani is a cloud services provider that is situated in and serves East Africa (KE, UG, RW, TZ).
Angel Alerts Ltd Founder: Dinan Gunawardena
Founded in 2012, Angel Alerts helps you deal with your digital legacy, taking care of all your online passwords, accounts and offline records while you are alive, and handing them over to your next of kin or will executor after your death.
Anondesign Co-founders: Conchur Dickinson and Simon Freytag
Founded in 1999, company specialising in the development of bespoke software, web applications and database systems.
The company moved from Cambridge to Northern Ireland in 2003 and was renamed Acidy Limited
ANT Co-founder: Nicko van Someren FREng
Founded in 1992, ANT is a leading provider of software solutions and services to TV device vendors, broadcasters and operators with millions of units deployed worldwide.
Apama Co-founders: John Bates and Giles Nelson
Founded in 1999 to provide next-generation Trading Strategy Management technologies to allow traders to instantly and continuously analyse, evaluate and respond to market events.
Apama was acquired by Progress Software in 2005
APM Ltd Founder: Andrew Herbert
Founded in 1985, APM specialised in the technology and application of networked and distributed IT systems
Applied Generics Co-founders: Joe Dixon, Bruce Adam and Ian Atkinson
Founded in 1999, Applied Generics developed software which could gather information through the GSM network.
Applied Generics was acquired by Tom Tom in 2006.
AQrex Founder: Conchur Dickinson
Founded in 2007, AQrex provides a web-based platform that can be used for various research products.
ARM Co-founder: Mike Muller
Founded in 1990, ARM designs the technology that lies at the heart of advanced digital products, from wireless, networking and consumer entertainment solutions to imaging, automotive, security and storage devices.
Advanced Rendering Technology Co-founders: Daniel Hall and Adrian Wrigley
Founded in 1995 to design and develop leading-edge computer graphics technology.
Artimi Co-founder: Jack Lang
Founded in 2002 to develop silicon solutions for ultra wideband technologies.
Artimi merged with Staccato Communications in 2008.
Azuro Co-founders: Paul Cunningham and Steeve Wilcox
Founded in 2002, Azuro pioneered a paradigm shift in the digital implementation and optimisation of next-generation SoCs
Azuro was acquired by Cadence Design Systems in 2011.
Bango Co-founders: Ray Anderson
Founded in 1999, Bango provides the technology that powers commerce for businesses targeting the growing market of internet enabled mobile phone users.
Bantr Co-founder: Toby Austin
Founded in 2010, Bantr.tv is an online social network for football fans to watch games, predict results, and share comments.
Basis Communications Founder: Gavin Stark
Founded in 1998 to design and arket chips and other components used in networking equipment.
Basis was acquired by Intel in 2000.
Beauhurst Co-founder: Toby Austin
Founded in 2010, Beauhurst provides organisations with high-quality data, tools and analysis.
BERI Open Systems CIC Co-founders: Ben Laurie, Simon Moore, Robert Watson
Founded in 2013 , BERI Open Systems is a not-for-profit UK Community Interest Company (C.I.C.) supporting the community of academic, educational, industrial, and hobbyist users of the open-source hardware-software designs such as the BERI processor.
Bid Management Ltd Founder: Paul Beard
Founded in 2002 to provide major bid support and bid and sales performance improvement for carriers and technology companies
BitX Founder: Nicholas Pilkington
Founded in 2013, BitX was the first Bitcoin/Rand exchange.
blinkx Founder: Suranga Chandratillake
Founded in 2004, blinkx is the world’s largest and most advanced video search engine.
Blue Compass Founder: Chris Timms
Founded in 2003, Blue Compass owns and operates a portfolio of Recruitment and Networking websites across the full spectrum of the UK's Arts and Media industry.
Boldport Founder: Saar Drimer
Founded in 2010, Boldport creates better development tools for hardware engineers.
Blue technologies Co-founders: Tom Godber and Sean Mullaney
Founded in 2001 to create software solutions combining the best of mobile and enterprise technologies.
break-step productions Founder: Kona Macphee
Founded in 2001
Bromium Co-founders: Simon Crosby and Ian Pratt
Founded in 2010, Bromium is an enterprise security and virtualisation start-up.
Business Web Software Co-founders: Grant Husbands and Giles Mitton
Founded in 2001 to provide software applications for web and intranet use.
CacheLogic Co-founders: Adam Twiss
Founded in 2002, CacheLogic developed one of the first P2P caching solutions.
In 2006, Twiss spreaheaded the technical transformation of CacheLogic into the first P2P assisted Content Delivery Network, Velocix.
In 2009, Velocix was acquired by Alcatel-Lucent.
Cambridge Broadband Co-founder: Andy Hopper
Founded in 2000, Cambridge Broadband is the market leader in point to multipoint wireless backhaul and access solutions.
Cambridge Coding Academy Co-founders: Andrius Aucinas and Raoul-Gabriel Urma
Founded in 2014, the Cambridge Coding Academy is developing adaptive learning technology to personalise computer science education.
Cambridge Visual Networks Founder: Quentin Stafford-Fraser
Founded in 2007 to develop cloud-based digital signage.
Camdata Ltd Founder: Peter Cowley
Founded in 1984, Camdata designs and manufactures computer equipment for difficult environments and networking electronics for security uses.
Camrivox Co-founders: Jonathan Custance and James Green
Founded in 2005, Camrivox delivers products for unifying telephony with On Demand and premise based CRM solutions.
Cantab Wireless Founder: Juha Korhonen
Founded in 2007 to provide consulting services in wireless communications and new emerging wireless technologies.
Capabilities Limited Co-founders: Ben Laurie and Robert Watson
Founded in 2011, Capabilities Limited provides operating-system network and security consultancy.
Carrington Computer Consultants Ltd Co-founders: Tim Coote and Graham Pattie
Founded in 1982, Carrington pioneered the use of Personal Computers to displace specialist hardware, minis and mainframes in commercial and industrial applications.
Cedalion Founder: Chris Galley
Founded in 1995, Cedalion was the leading Edinburgh based technical consultancy. It was acquired by Charteris plc in 2004.
Censeo Systems Founder: Peter Jones
Founded in 2003, Censeo produces product lifecycle management software for obile service providers.
Climate Code Foundation Co-founder: Nick Barnes
Founded in 2010, The Climate Code Foundation is a non-profit organisation to promote the public understanding of climate science.
Codian Co-founders: David Holloway and Will MacDonald
Founded in 2003, Codian developed and manufactured high performance video and voice over IP communications equipment.
Codian was acquired by Tandberg in 2007 for USD270million.
Corral Co-founder: Noam Szpiro
Founded in 2012, Corral provides a transportation service. When you book a Corral Car, you get door-to-door service with other riders heading in the same direction as you.
Cotares Co-founder: Alan Jones
Founded in 2002. Initial projects are in the areas of Vehicle Information Systems and Broadband Wireless.
CPlane Co-founders: Ian Leslie and Simon Crosby
Founded in 1999 as a network optimization software vendor.
Creature House Founder: Alex Hsu Siu Chi
Founded in 1994 to develop software in computer graphics.
The Creature House technology and development team was acquired in 2003 by Microsoft.
Cronto Founder: Igor Drokov
Founded in 2005, Cronto is a leading provider of secure transaction authentication solutions for Internet banking.
Cronto was acquired by VASCO in May 2013.
Cunning Running Software Founder: Christopher Barrington Brown
Founded in 1988, Cunning Running Software develops high quality software solutions in the defence and homeland security markets.
Curious Software Founder: Justin Wise
Founded in 1999, Curious Software developed ground breaking animation and visual content creation software for the broadcast television, video, and presentation industries.
Curious Software won a Queen's Award for Enterprise in the Innovation category in 2004.
DataCore Software Co-founder: Nick Connolly
Founded in 1998, DataCore Software is the leading Storage Hypervisor and Storage Virtualisation company.
Datoral.com Co-founder: David Mack
Founded in 2013, Datoral is a cloud platform that allows everyone to get insights out of data in seconds.
Datanomic Founder: Richard Marsh
Founded in 2001, Datanomic developed data quality solutions.
Datanomic was acquired by Oracle in 2011.
DeepMind Technologies Co-founder: Demis Hassabis
Founded in 2010, DeepMind Technologies is a cutting edge artificial intelligence company. It combines the best techniques from machine learning and systems neuroscience to build powerful general-purpose learning algorithms.
DeepMind Technolgies was acquired in 2014 by Google for a reported $400m.
Digital Mail Founder: Robert Darwin
Founded in 1991, Digital Mail is an established telecommunications provider.
Digitivity Founder: Andrew Herbert
Founded in 1996, Digitivity specialised in Java and e-commerce. It was acquired by Citrix Systems in 1998.
DisplayLink Co-founder: Quentin Stafford-Fraser
Founded in 2003, DisplayLink's semiconductor and software is used in globally branded PC accessories, like wired and wireless USB graphics adapters, universal docking stations, monitors and zero clients.
dividiti Founder: Anton Lokhmotov
Founded in 2014, dividiti provides tools and services for performance analysis, modelling and tuning of heterogeneous computing systems.
DroneDeploy Founder: Nicholas Pilkington
Founded in 2013, DroneDeploy.com is a smart drone management platform to make drone operations simple.
D2 Legal Technology Founder: Akber Datoo
Founded in 2011, D2 Legal Technology is a niche legal data consultancy, advising financial institutions on the management of their legal contract data. D2LT was awarded the Best Risk Management Initiative by The Lawyer in 2015.
DuffGun Ltd Founders: Dinan Gunawardena
Founded in 2012, DuffGun is an Internet and mobile software development consultancy.
eCosCentric Co-founders: Nick Garnett and Jonathan Larmour
Founded in 2002 by the eCos group within Red Hat, Inc. with the goal of furthering the technical and commercial development of eCos and RedBoot technologies.
Electric Software Founder: Jeff Fenton
Founded in 2009 to sell CBT software for Microsoft Office, Windows and major software packages for single users and corporate networks.
- Electronic Share Information Founder: Jack Lang
Founded in 1993, Electronic Share Information Ltd was one of the first online brockerages. It was acquired by E*Trade in 1995
Elixir Studios Founder: Demis Hassabis
Founded in 1998, Elixir Studios was a video games developer.
Ellexus Founder: Rosemary Francis
Ellexus are the market leaders in detecting library and tool chain dependencies, providing a world-class enterprise solution.
Eluceda Co-founder: Peter Cowley
Founded in 2009 with a view to taking cutting-edge technologies into suitable markets, with an initial goal of detecting pathogens such as MRSA in a simple point of care test.
Embecosm Founder: Jeremy Bennett
Founded in 2008 to provide world-class software engineering that encompasses embedded software development and hardware modeling.
Emotiful Inc Founder: Dinan Gunawardena
Founded in 2013, Emotiful Inc is a sharing and lifestyle recommendation service. They aim to be the Twitter of photos for sharing lifestyle.
Encoded Media Co-founder: Tom Sillence
Founded in 2003, Encoded Media develops streaming solutions to capture, deliver and manage rich media content over computer networks.
Encore Co-founders:James King and James McAulay
Founded in 2014, Encore is the online network built for musicians. It's the fast way to find and book great musicians for any event.
Envisional Founder: Ben Coppin
Founded in 1999, Envisional helps organisations detect and guard against the threats of counterfeiting, piracy, fraud and online brand abuse.
ePlantData Inc Founder: Rurik Turton
ePlantData Inc provided software connectivity solutions for the process industry.
EPT Computing Founder: Martin Kleppmann
Founded in 2007, EPT Computing was the maker of Go Test It, a service for automatically testing websites in different browsers. It was acquired by Red Gate Software in 2009.
Equisys Co-founders: Chris Oswald and Gareth Williams
Founded in 1987, Equisys is a leading provider of business communicatons solutions.
Equisys was awarded a Queen's Award for Export 1999
Evertrack Founder: Dominic Edmonds
Founded in 1994, Evertrack is an information systems and marketing consultant
Eshinui Inc Founder: Carl Dellar
Founded in 2000, Eshinui focussed on the design, development and implementation of Comprehensive Tracking Logistics Management, that enabled customers to realize significant improvements in manufacturing efficiency.
Exbiblio Co-founder: Quentin Stafford-Fraser
Founded in 2004, Exbiblio lets users find the corresponding digital version to their printed documents.
Exbiblio's patent portfolio was acquired by Google in 2011.
Felicite.com Inc Founder: Hans Hsu
Founded in 1999, Felicite.com was a leading provider of gift registry technology and gift registry services.
In 2009, the assets of the company were sold to The Knot.
FeedHenry Founder: Mícheál Ó Foghlú
Founded in 2008, FeedHenry is an authority on cloud based mobile app solutions for enterprise.
Fendragon Ltd Co-founders: John Harradine, Mick Jordan, David Kindersley, Peter Robinson, Neil Wiseman
Founded in 1977, Fendragon was a consultancy which operated in text processing and related areas.
Fen Research Founder: Andrew Gower
Founded in 2010, Fen Rsearch creates ground breaking new technology and products in the field of online games and user created content.
Filonet Korea Incorporated Founder: Jong-Hyeon Lee
Founded in 2000 to provide information security consulting and collaboration solutions.
First DBS Ltd Founder: Andy Rawson
Founded in 1985, First DBS is an independent consultancy delivering high quality tailored services.
FORE SystemsCo-founder: Robert Sansom
Founded in 1990 to supply a US Naval Research Laboratories request for development, FORE initially produced Asynchronous Transfer Mode (ATM) network interface cards for SBus- and TURBOchannel-based computers in addition to ATM adapters for Silicon Graphics computers.
In 1999, FORE was acquired by GEC for USD4.5bio.
Fraser Research Founder: Sandy Fraser
Founded in 2002 to conduct leading edge, long term, fundamental research in network communication.
FusePump Co-founders: Robert Durkin and Chris Conn
Founded in 2009, FusePump technology enables the extraction of product information from e-commerce websites.
Genius 2000 Founder: William Tunstall-Pedoe
Founded in 1998 to provide software to solve recreational language problems includimg the only product that can solve and explain cryptic crossword clues.
GeoSpock Co-founder: Steven Marsh
Founded in 2013 to provide a platform to power mobile apps which will completely revolutionize the way you interact with the world around you.
Global Inkjet Systems Founder: Nick Geddes
Founded in 2006, Global Inkjet Systems provides the components for a comprehensive industrial inkjet Operating System – high performance RIP software, printer drivers and electronics.
Global Software Publishing Founder: Jeff Fenton
Founded in 1985, Global Software Publishing (GSP) was one of the UK's leading consumer software publishers.
In 2000, GSP was acquired by Avanquest.
Globosense Founder: Marcelo Pias
Founded in 2009, Globosense delivers low-carbon technologies for non invasive monitoring and energy efficiency improvement of corporate environments.
Governor Technology Ltd Founder: John Mannix
Founded in 2001, Governor Technology produces software applications, website and email marketing campaigns.
GradFutures Founder: Toby Austin
Founded in 2007, GradFutures was a graduate recruitment company.
Great East London Software Co-founder: Philip Moore
Founded in 2002 as a financial electronic communications boutique specialising in the FIX Protocol.
Green Custard Co-founders: Jonathan Custance and James Green
Founded in 2009, Green Custard offers development, project and technology consultancy focused on hosted web services and mobile apps.
Grex GamesFounder: Adam Martin
Founded in 2001, Grex Games developed Massive-Multiplayer Online Gaming (MMOG) technology.
Groopit.com Co-founder: Tom Griffiths
Founded in 2006, groopit is a little tool that makes it fast and easy for you to get together with your friends.
GST Technolgies Founder: Jeff Fenton
Founded in 1979, GST developed a number of useful programs such as typesetting software and compilers, including Timeworks Publisher and 1st Word for the Atari ST.
Health2Works Co-founder: Roger Marlow
Founded in 2010, Health2Works is an eHealth prototyping company working with the NHS.
Hindsight Software Ltd Co-founder: Jack Bastow
Founded in 2012, Hindsight Software focuses on agile testing techniques which include Acceptance Test Driven Development (ATDD) and Behaviour Driven Development (BDD).
Hitch Co-founder: Noam Szpiro
Founded in 2014, Hitch is the first on-demand multi-pickup solution - an iOS app offering an extremely affordable and convenient transportation solution.
Hitch was acquired by Lyft in 2014.
hubbub Founder: Jonathan May
Founded in 2011, hubbub creates fundraising movements around organisations.
Hubdub Co-founder: Tom Griffiths
Founded in 2007, Hubdub is an operator of premium skills games for sports fans.
IdeaWorks3D Co-founder: Eben Upton
Founded in 1998, Ideaworks3D is the world's leading developer of advanced technologies for rich-media mobile applications.
Imense Ltd Co-founder: Chris Town
Founded in 2007, Imense Ltd provides advanced software for image and video analysis. Recently, most of their business has been in OCR and ANPR (optical character recognition and automatic number plate recognition).
Improbable.io Co-founders: Herman Narula and Robert Whitehead
Founded in 2012, Improbable is developing SpatialOS; a distributed operating system that makes building simulated worlds possible.
Indigo Panda Labs Inc Co-founders: Yarden Eitan and Matthew Lent
Founded in 2014, Indigo Panda Labs Inc is buidling a mobile dating app.
Infact Ltd Co-founder: Mark Jones
Founded in 1985 to provide consultancy and project management to the financial services industry, specialising in financial trading systems and trade floor design.
In 2000, Infact was acquired by Mantix Ltx.
Innonation Productions Founder: Justin Siu
Founded in 2004, Innonation Productions delivers live music performance.
Innovation Framework Technologies Co-founder: Colin Palombo
Founded in 2006, Innovation Framework Technologies helps organizations transform their innovation management processes to reduce time-to-market and grow revenues, profits and market share.
Insight Studios Co-founder: Tom Griffiths
Founded in 2004 to provide web adn graphic design for SMEs and start-ups.
In-SilicaFounder: Richard Watts
Founded in 2007 to produce teleworking collaboration software and to supply IT consultancy via Kynesim, mainly for embedded video applications.
Invention Marketing Founder: Nicky Dibben
Founded in 1999, Invention Marketing specialises in helping start-ups and technology companies, large and small, focus their marketing resources where they’ll have the most impact.
Invest Solutions Co-founders: John Fawcett, Matthew Parkinson and Andrew Rice
Founded in 2002, to provide flexible solutiosn to website needs.
Ionsquare Founder: Oleg Podsechin
Founded in 2001, to provide IT consultancy specialising in working with start-ups and spin-off ventures.
Ionysys Technology Corporation Founder: Richard Mason
Founded in 1996 to provide e-commerce consulting services.
Ionysys Technology was acquired by Pivotal Corporation in 2000.
IPV Limited Founder: Andy Hopper
Founded in 1996, IPV is the global leader and largest independent supplier of low bit-rate, frame-accurate video technology.
Iridian Technologies Co-founder: John Daugman
Founded in 1990, Iridian Technologies, Inc. leads the world in research, development and marketing of authentication technologies based on iris recognition.
Jagex Co-founder: Andrew Gower
Founded in 2001, Jagex is an independent developer and publisher of online games.
Jakyl Founder: Jeremy Adams
Founded in 2009, Jakyl works with exceptional indie and small developers, to bring their premium games to smartphones, tablets and emerging platforms.
Janus Technology Founder: Matthew Faupel
Founded in 2010, Janus Technology specialises in business-to-business services in the area of home automation, A/V systems and mobile technology.
Jawa Soft Founder: Ewan Makepeace
Founded in 2001, Jawa Soft is a British owned and managed software development company based in Jakarta, Indonesia.
JMEC Founder: John Moore
Founded in 1989, JMEC is an electronics consultancy and design company
Jobstream Group Co-founder: John Brimacombe
Founded in 1993, Jobstream is the leading independent specialist provider of software to the offshore financial services industry.
JourneyLog Co-founder: Alasdair Scott
Founded in 2009, JourneyLog provides an online service for travel mileage expense recording and reporting using data from an Android application 'Phone Track'.
Kavanagh Co-founder: Rob Campbell
Founded in 1996, Kavanagh provides IT Consulting services and IT Infrastructure solutions for the Data Centre.
KBW Consulting Co-founders: Nat Billington and Lorenzo Wood
Founded in 1992 to provide innovative interactive solutions.
In 1998, KBW Consulting merged with Oyster.
Leading Technology Inc Founder: Peter Jones
Founded in 1989, Leading Technology Inc is the developer of the first relational database to support time-series data and multi-dimensional arrays.
Lemur Consulting Co-founder: Richard Boulton
Founded in 2001, Lemur Consutling is a provider of information retrieval technology.
Level 5 Networks Co-founders: Andy Hopper and Steve Pope
Founded in 2002, Level 5 developed chips network interface cards.
Level 5 agreed a merger with California-based Solarflare Communications in 2006.
Linguamatics Co-founders: Roger Hale, David Milward, James Thomas and Sylvia Knight
Founded in 2001, Linguamatics enables organizations to maximize the value derived from information resources through effective deployment of innovative natural language processing (NLP) based technology.
Linguit GmbH Founder: Jochen Leidner
Founded in 2001, Linguit is a software company specialising in advanced language and speech technology.
LogicIQ Founder: Jan Hruska
Founded in 2006, LogicIQ is an IT consultancy specialising in advising on IT startups and early growth phase businesses.
Mango Health Co-founder: Gerald Cheong
Founded in 2012, Mango Health empowers consumers to take control of their health with fun, elegant and easy to use mobile applications.
Masabi Co-founders: Tom Godber and Sean Mullaney
Founded in 2001, Masabi is the leading developer of mobile ticketing technology for the transport sector.
Media Dynamics Founder: Gerald Ratzer
Founded in 1968, Media Dynamics is a computer consultancy.
MessageLabs Co-founder: Alex Shipp
Founded in 1999, MessageLabs provided integrated messaging and web security services
MessageLabs was acquired by Symantec in 2008.
Metanate Founder: John Stark
Founded in 2000, Metanate provides a range of consultancy, software development and support services.
Metrica Systems Founder: Peter Jones
Founded in 1993, Metrica Systems was a class-leading management solution for mobile operators.
Metrica Systems was sold to ADC Telecommunications in 1996.
Micro Focus Co-founder: Stewart Lang
Founded in 1976, Micro Focus provides innovative software that allows companies to develop, test, deploy, assess and modernize business-critical enterprise applications.
Micropraxis Ltd Founder: Matthew Faupel
Founded in 2001, Micropraxis provides professional sofware development services.
Midsummer House Co-founder: Jack Lang
Founded in 1998, Midsummer House was the first restaurant in Cambridge to receive a much-coveted Michelin Star.
Mitcham Technologies Founder: Richard Mason
Founded in 1996, Mitcham Technologies provided IT-related management consulting services, including temporary IT executive staffing.
Go Mobile Founder: Juanito Camilleri
Founded in 1999, Go Mobile is Malta's leading cellular mobile operator.
Muscat Ltd Founder: Martin Porter
Founded in 1995, Muscat developed an information retrieval system.
Muscat was acquired by Maid Ltd.
MyMoneyDog Founder: Nicholas Pilkington
Founded in 2010, MyMoneyDog tracks, organises and balances money-spending between friends. It's the perfect tool for any group of friends or micro-community, especially housemates, work colleagues, holidaymakers and teammates.
NetFPGA Co-founders: Andrew Moore and Robert Watson
Founded in 2015, NetFPGA is a not-for-profit UK Community Interest Company (C.I.C.) supporting the community of academic, student, non-profit, industrial and hobbyist users of the open-source hardware-software designs such as the NetFPGA programmable networking platform.
nCipher Co-founder: Nicko van Someren
Founded in 1999, nCipher was a leading developer of hardware and software internet security products.
In 2008, nCipher was acquired by Thales for £50.7 million.
Ndiyo! Co-founder: Quentin Stafford-Fraser
Ndiyo! was a project set up to foster an approach to networked computing that is simple, affordable, open, less environmentally damaging and less dependent on intensive technical support than current networking technology.
Nemesys Research Co-founders: Ian Leslie, Derek McAuley, Joe Dixon and Cosmos Nicolaou
Founded in 1994, Nemesys Research made ATM network video products.
In 1996, Nemesys was acquired by FORE Systems.
NetChannel Ltd Founder: Jack Lang
Founded in 1995, Netchannel was an internet-over-television company.
In 1998, Netchannel Ltd was acquired by ntl.
Netronome Founder: Niel Viljoen
Founded in 2003, Netronome is a leading developer of highly programmable semiconductor products that are used for intelligent flow processing in network and communications devices.
NextBase Ltd Co-founders: Mark Atheron and Ian Mercer
Founded in 1988, NextBase launched AutoRoute, the first consumer route planning system and mapping software for PCs.
In 1994, NextBase was acquired by Microsoft.
nGame Founder: John Brimacombe
Founded in 1997, nGame was the channel, content and technology provider for convergent wireless, PC-web and Digital Interactive Television (DiTV) community-based games.
Nine Tiles Founder: John Grant
Founded in 1978, Nine Tiles develops equipment for sending time-critical media over digital networks.
Objectronix Founder: Chris Royle
Founded in 1997, Objectronix sells managed firewalls and virtualisation (virtualization) services to small to medium sized businesses.
ObjectSecurity Founder: Ulrich Lang
Founded in 1999, ObjectSecurity is an information security specialist company.
Ocelot Consulting Founder: David Wolfram
Founded in 2014, Ocelot Consulting is a specialist consulting service for Information Technology Management and Property Management.
Olivetti Research Laboratory Co-founder: Andy Hopper
Founded in 1986, Olivetti Research Laboratory (ORL) was a research institute in the field of computing and telecommunications.
In 1999, ORL was acquired by AT&T.
Omnipotent Software Founder: Charles Southey
Founded in 2004, Omnipotent Software was a web-based software company selling scripted ASP.NET web controls.
Operis Plc Co-founder: David Colver
Founded in 1997, Operis is a leading advisor in project finance, renowned for financial modelling expertise, due diligence and funding advice.
OptionExist Co-founder: Stephen Love
Founded in 1993, OptionExist is an IT design consultancy.
Orbis Founder: Andy Hopper
Founded in 1978, Orbis developed networking technologies.
Orbis was acquired by Acorn in 1979.
Packet Ship Founder: Paul Clark
Founded in 2005, Packet Ship creates software technologies for management, distribution and playback of broadcast-quality digital video.
Paradigm Design Systems Co-founders: Paul Cunningham and Steev Wilcox
Founded in 2001, Paradigm Design Systems developed sofware tools for low power chip design.
Patientline Founder: Philip Rushby
Founded in 1994, Patientline is a bedside system for patients providing TV, telephone and radio.
In 2008, Patientline UK announced its decision to enter administration and was acquired by the newly formed Hospedia Ltd, a hospital entertainment and telephony company.
PC Communications Ltd Co-founder: Philip Rushby
Founded in 1985, PC Communications produced easy to use communications software systems for the PC market.
PCF Ltd Co-founder: Richard Jebb
Founded in 1982, PCF delivers innovative software solutions through the use of QEI Management Reporting and LinearPlus to customers.
Perfect Image Founder: Andrew Robson
Founded in 1991, Perfect Image is an IT solutions provider.
Perihelion Software Ltd Co-founder: Tim King
Founded in 1986, Perihelion Software produced an operating system for the INMOS Transputer called HeliOS.
Powerset Founder: Barney Pell
Founded in 2006, Powerset developed a semantic search engine.
In 2008, Powerset was acquired by Microsoft.
Projected Games Founder: Philip Hewinson
Founded in 2005, Projected Games are computer games designed for projection onto a large screen.
PSDT Founder: Peter Scott
Founded in 1999, PSDT provides Perl training and enterprise infrastructure development services.
Qudos Co-founder: Andy Hopper
Founded in 1985, Qudos produced CAD software.
Questionmark Founder: John Kleeman
Founded in 1988, Questionmark provides the highest quality testing and assessment software and support services.
Rapportive Co-founders: Martin Kleppmann, Sam Stokes and Rahul Vohra
Founded in 2010, Rapportive makes a Gmail add-on that displays social media info about contacts as you email them.
Rapportive was acquired by LinkedIn in 2012.
Raspberry Pi Co-founders: Jack Lang, Robert Mullins, Alan Mycroft and Eben Upton
Founded in 2009, the Raspberry Pi Foundation promotes the study of computer science in schools and is responsible for developing a single-board computer called the Raspberry Pi.
RealVNC Co-founders: Andy Harter, Andy Hopper, Tristan Richardson and James Weatherall
Founded in 2002, RealVNC provides remote access software for desktop and mobile platforms.
In 2011, RealVNC won Queen's Awards for Enterprise in both Innovation and International Trade.
Redbeacon Co-founder: Aaron Lee
Founded in 2008, Redbeacon is a home services marketplace. It lets users search, browse and book local home service providers on its website.
In 2012, Redbeacon was acquired by big-box retailer Home Depot.
Red Glasses Founder: Adam Martin
Founded in 2009, Red Glasses designs and develops iPhone, iPad, and Android apps.
Rormix Co-founder: Mark Wheeler
Founded in 2013, Rormix is a free app which allows users to discover new emerging music videos from independent and unsigned artists.
Rubicon Software Founder: Alistair Hancock
Founded in 1989, Rubicon Software designs, builds and supports enterprise class xRM and Microsoft SharePoint collaboration solutions.
Saviso Group Founder: Adam Twiss
Founded in 1995, Saviso Group provides IT services including application development, network design, capacity planning, product strategy consulting, and technical support to corporate clients.
Saxonica Founder: Michael Kay
Founded in 2004, Saxonica develops and markets the Saxon XSLT and XQuery compiler, and takes part in the development of the related W3C specifications.
Seventh String Founder: Andy Robinson
Founded in 2003, Seventh String produced Transcribe!, software to aid the transcription of music from audio form.
Shape Data Ltd Co-founders: Ian Braid, Alan Grayer, Charles Lang and Peter Veenman
Founded in 1974, Shape Data was a computer-aided design specialist.
Shape Data was acquired by Evans & Sutherland Computer Corp in 1981.
Shopfitter Co-founder: Chris Galley
Founded in 1999, Shopfitter provides the tools to set up a secure e-commerce site.
Simulacra Founder: Patrick Towell
Founded in 1997, Simulacra provides software and solutions to help clients integrate, categorise, manage and publish their information in an attractive and intuitive way, so that users can access information according to their understanding.
Sintefex Audio Founder: Mike Kemp
Founded in 1997, Sintefex Audio is dedicated to innovative research, development and manufacturing of digital audio products for the professional user.
Sketch-Deck Co-founder: David Mack
Founded in 2013, Sketch-Deck takes your sketches and turns them into beautifully formatted slides for you.
Skygate Technology Founder: Pete Chown
Founded in 1996, Skygate Technology specialises in IT security, providing products, consultancy and software/application development to organisations.
Smart Crib Founder: Dan Cvrcek
Founded in 2011, Smart Crib was established to commercialise a unique password solution aimed initially at end-users in the SME market segment.
SmartInfoSearch Founders: Chris Charlton and Calum Grant
Founded in 2003, SmartInfoSearch develops intelligent information retrieval technology which searches for text based on the meaning of words.
Sociality Founder: Ian Benson
Founded in 1999, Sociality commercialises validation techniques for distributed systems using temporal logic.
SoftForum Founder: Jong-Hyeon Lee
Founded in 1995, SoftForum is a global leader in online security solutions.
Software Integrators Founder: Nick Barratt
Founded in 1988, Software Integrators are leaders in the design and development of transaction banking systems.
Software Solutions Founder: Paul Fellows
Founded in 1989, Software Solutions developed software and peripherals for the Acorn ARM-based machines.
Sophos Co-founder: Jan Hruska
Founded in 1985, Sophos Plc is a world leader in anti-virus protection.
Spaceward Microsystems Ltd Founder: Mike Kemp
Founded in 1983, Spaceward Microsystems Ltd manufactured computer graphics equipment for the TV industry.
Spaceward Studios Co-founder: Mike Kemp
Founded in 1972, Spaceward Studios was first a 16 then a 24 track recording studio in Cambridge, UK.
Spark! Data Founder: Lee Fedder
Founded in 1996, Spark! Data builds online business platforms.
Spektrix Founder: Michael Nabarro
Founded in 2008, Spektrix is powerful and easy-to-use box office software accessed through the internet.
SRI Cambridge Founder: Ian Benson
Founded in 1985, SRI Cambridge carried out contract research in software technology, natural language processing and artificial intelligence for government and industry.
Starfish Development Ltd Founder: Peter Cowley
Founded in 2000, Starfish developments is in the construction business.
STARFISH Founder: Richard Mason
Founded in 2005, STARFISH provides program management and consulting services.
StartHQ Founder: Oleg Podsechin
Founded in 2011, StartHQ is a web app directory and browser home-page replacement that aides in finding the best app for you to get your job done, by categorizing apps, making them easier to search for, and making them easy to find again once you've signed up for them.
StegoStik Founder: Glen Slade
Founded in 2004, Stegostik produces secure USB storage solutions.
Studio Audio and Video Ltd Co-founder: Mike Kemp
Founded in 1991, Studio Audio and Video Ltd brought state of the art digital audio editing to the desktop with its SADiE digital audio editor/workstation.
Survey Online Founder: Chris Galley
Founded in 1999, Survey Online provided independent pre-sales house surveys.
In 2004, Survey Online was acquired by SPH.
SwiftKey (TouchType Ltd) Co-founder: Ben Medlock
Founded in 2008, SwiftKey offers solutions to improve the experience of typing on a touchscreen phone. Acquired in February 2016 by Microsoft for reported $250mio.
Sygneca Founder: Jon Pretty
Founded in 2004, Sygneca is an IT consultancy.
Synergy Energy Co-founder: Nat Billington
Founded in 2011, Synergy Energy undertakes two principal activities: new business incubation and early stage investment.
Tarragon Embedded Technology Co-founders: John Botham and Steve Montgomery
Founded in 1996, Tarragon Embedded Technology specialised in automotive embedded software.
In 2003, Tarragon Embedded Technology was acquired by Ricardo.
Tenison Technology EDA Founder: David Greaves
Founded in 2000, Tenison Technology provided software tools used to help develop system-on-chip (SoC) designs
In 2007, Tenison Technology was acquired by ARC International.
ThatsMyFace Founder: Mark Cardle
Founded in 2008, ThatsMyFace.com specializes in patent-pending technologies around facial reconstruction, facial analysis and in transforming 2D portraiture into 3D sculptures.
Three-Space Ltd Co-founder: Charles Lang
Founded in 1986, Three-Space Ltd developed ACIS.
Tideway Systems Co-founders: Tim Coote and Duncan Grisby
Founded in 2002, Tideway Systems was an IT discovery software developer.
In 2009, Tideway Systems was acquired by BMC Software.
Trampoline Systems Co-founder: Craig McMillan
Founded in 2003, Trampoline Systems is a specialist in social analytic software.
Transentia Founder: Toby Austin
Founded in 2008, Transentia is a technology transfer consultant specialising in assisting public-sector intellectual property owners with all aspects early-stage technology commercialisation.
Transport Telematics Founder: Neil Barton
Founded in 2008, Transport Telematics provides expert advice to transport operators and technology suppliers on the development, deployment and operation of Intelligent Transport Systems.
Trigger.io Co-founder: James Brady
Founded in 2008, Trigger.io provides the simplest way to build native mobile apps using HTML5.
Trinamo Co-founder: Stephen Allott
Founded in 2005, Trinamo helps early stage technology companies accelerate sales and optimise profits.
Twigkit Co-founder: Bjarki Holm
Founded in 2009, Twigkit provides a suite of search modules that can retrieve and visualise data from any combination of search engines, databases and data providers simultaneously, without the need to move data into a central repository or shoehorn it into a rigid, out-of-the-box solution. Twigkit is based in Cambridge, with offices in London and San Jose, California.
TxTEz Co-founders: Andy Hopper and Ripduman Sohan
Founded in 2013, TxTEz is revolutionizing B2C communication in Africa
1248 Co-founder: Pilgrim Beart
Founded in 2013, 1248 enables companies to put their products online, at scale, without having to write reams of code. We're experienced developers of connected products.
Evi Founder: William Tunstall-Pedoe
Founded in 2005, Evi (formerly True Knowledge) powers a new kind of search experience where users can access the world’s knowledge simply by asking for the information they need in a way that is completely natural.
Ubisense Co-founder: Andy Hopper
Founded in 2002, Ubisense is the market-leading location solutions company.
In 2012, Ubisense won Queen's Awards for Enterprise in both Innovation and International Trade.
UK Broadband Ltd Co-founder: Faisal Ahmed
Founded in 2001, UK Broadband Limited provides wireless data capacity, equipment, services and solutions to the telecoms industry, service providers, channel partners and the public sector.
In 2003, UK Broadband Ltd was acquired by PCCW, the incumbent telco in Hong Kong.
Unikernel Systems Co-founders: Amir Chaudhry, Thomas Gazagnaire, Thomas Leonard, Anil Madhavapeddy, Mindy Preston, David Sheets, Balraj Singh, Magnus Skjegstad and Jeremy Yallop
Founded in 2015, Unikernel Systems provides a new approach to building, deploying and managing cloud services. Acquired by Docker in January 2016.
UK Online Founder: Tim King
Founded in 1994, UK ONline was the UK's first full ISP
In 1996, UK Online was acquired by EasyNet.
VeriQual Founder: Samir-Ali Feroze
Founded in 2004, VeriQual specialises in iPhone Apps and iPad application development, Android application development, Ruby on Rails web development, e-commerce applications and Content Managed systems built with PHP using frameworks like Magento and Drupal.
Vipadia Founder: Neil Stratford
Founded in 2005, Vipadia was a VoIP R&D consultancy.
In 2010, Vipadia was acquired by Voxeo.
Virata Ltd Co-founders: David Greaves and Andy Hopper
Founded in 1993, Virata was a maker of software and components for DSL and other broadband technologies.
In 2001, Virata was acquired by Globespan.
Wizix Co-founder: Philip Rushby
Founded in 2014, Wizix produces mobile live video apps.
Xandera Founder: Richard Mason
Founded in 2000, Xandera provided IT consulting services, focussed on the health insurance sector.
Xandera was sold in 2002.
XenSource Co-founders: Simon Crosby, Keir Fraser, Steven Hand and Ian Pratt
Founded in 2005, Xensource was a leader in enterprise-grade virtual infrastructure solutions.
In 2007, XenSource was acquired by Citrix for US$500 million.
- Xi Software Ltd Co-founder: John Collins
Founded in 1986, Xi Software is an open source UNIX and Linux specialist that provides consultancy, installation and support services to medium and enterprise level companies looking for ways to increase overall IT network performance, reduce costs and improve network productivity.
- Xsilon Co-founder: Russell Haggar
Founded in 2008, Xsilon develops ultra reliable In-Home M2M connectivity.
- Xynchron Ltd Founder: Rurik Turton
Founded in 2002, Xynchron developed software for managing data through the process engineering project lifecycle.
- YossarianLives! Co-founder: Ekaterina Shutova
Founded in 2011, YossarianLives! is a new metaphorical search engine
- Yudkin Consulting AG Founder: Mark Yudkin
Founded in 1989, Yudkin Consutling provides sofware for accounting and finance.
- Zeus Technology Co-founders: Damian Reeves and Adam Twiss
Founded in 1995, Zeus Technology delivered high-performance software-based load balancing and traffic management solutions for virtual and cloud environments.
In 2001, Zeus Technology was acquired by Riverbed Technology.
- Zoonami Founder: Martin Hollis
Founded in 2000, Zoonami is an independent producer and developer of entertainment software for video game consoles.