The Disruptors

The Disruptors are peer leaders among growth-stage businesses. They have been able to scale quickly by developing a disruptive or industry-leading offering.

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Rapidly growing food company Aduna sits at the cross section of three important consumer trends: superfoods, ethical consumerism and...
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A glut of beetroot and apples on the family vegetable-patch of Frankie Fox led to some child-friendly experimentation – and a British-made...
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The idea for Kafoodle came as a shock. Not a ‘shock’ as in ‘surprise’; a literal, anaphylactic shock. Kim Antoniou, the company’s co-...
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If entrepreneurship was a classroom, Nancy Cruickshank would be the disruptive, albeit brilliant student sitting in the back row. In the...
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Computing power; if you are an animation studio there is never enough. Step forward YellowDog , which is now on a mission that just might...
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Pavegen founder Laurence Kemball-Cook’s vision is to create energy and data insight from footsteps, particularly in busy urban spaces, to...
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Until recently someone looking to hire a private jet phoned a charter broker. But now a newcomer has disrupted the industry with an online...
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In just 14 years a former journo and a some-time music producer have taken their idea for a female-friendly sex toys business from zero to...
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Prezi is one of those founding stories where the strength of the idea and the media’s reverence make it feel like a startup that went from...
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The technology to feel and manipulate virtual objects in space looks poised to enter the mainstream – in cars, kitchens, hospitals and more...
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Selling restaurant-quality meals online needn’t be the preserve of e-aggregator businesses. Christian Annesley spoke to Rahul Parekh about...
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Nearly four years on from losing out in The Apprentice, Tom Gearing has carried his wine investment business through a turbulent period for...
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Have you ever felt like your complaint wasn’t dealt with effectively? Ever become annoyed by a company and taken straight to a social media...
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The idea for the E-Car Club came from a discussion between its co-founders in early 2011. The pair were exploring opportunities in the...
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The rocket-like propulsion of RefME ’s user based has been fueled by the simplicity of its proposition. The app solves a problem faced by...
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Everyone talks about the importance of being able to iterate, but how do you cope, keep investors on-board and stop staff leaving when you’...
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The founders of sports nutrition and bodybuilding supplements business Bulk Powders dreamed up the idea for the multi-million-pound...
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Two Fingers Brewing Co was an idea borne out of an ad agency that turned a charity event into an international beer brand stocked by three...
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Lost My Name 's founders launched the startup out of office hours before a shock 22,000-unit Christmas led them to quit their jobs and...
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Unruly grew from a three person, Shoreditch-based startup to an international company with 200 staff by building a huge data set around the...
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Bristol-based Open Bionics plans to market the first $1,000 robotic prosthetic hand, dramatically reducing the cost for amputees. Chris...