The 50 Most Influential Women in UK Tech 2017


4. Claire Cockerton, founder and CEO at Plexal

Claire Cockerton is a serial entrepreneur and an industry leader in financial services. Cockerton is co-founder and ambassador of Innovate Finance, a City of London and Canary Wharf Group backed group promoting fintech startups.

She is founder and chairwoman of Entiq, a firm delivering innovation strategy and product development programmes for large corporates.

Cockerton also set the strategy and co-led the implementation of Level39, Europe’s largest technology accelerator dedicated to fintech, retail and smart cities technologies. She is an active member for Women in Tech, Tech London Advocates, Women Shift Digital, and is a member of the Mayor of London Tech Ambassador Group.

Most recently, Cockerton launched the 68,000ftPlexal innovation hub at Here East in the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park.

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