Happy International Women’s Day 2019!

We wanted to use this opportunity to shout out some of the fantastic female-led tech companies in locally right now because as, Zoe CEO of Sparkol says, “Bristol attracts and retains great talent. It’s a vibrant, diverse and dynamic city which doesn’t require compromise.” The lots of amazing businesses locally but we think that these  Founders, Directors, CEOs and COOs show how women and woman-led companies are helping to shape our cluster.



Bioinduction aims to make neurostimulation as mainstream as cardiac pacemakers are today: Stimulating the nervous system to replace drugs for movement disorders, inflammatory and autoimmune conditions.

Founder & CEO: Helene Viatge



DeskLodge build and create award-winning workspaces, with productivity in mind. They offer a blend of coworking, private offices, fixed desks, and meeting rooms. With a focus on building community and collaboration, so you can grow, attract the best talent and enjoy an amazing workplace culture.

Director: Thanh Quan-Nicholls


EZ Education

Creators of Doodlemaths, EZ Education aims to build confidence and raise standards in maths through personalised content in their learning programmes.

Founder & CEO: Nicola Chilman



Forth are part of a new breed of digital healthcare companies who are transforming people’s relationship with their health by using technology to give them more information and help them gain greater control.

Founder & CEO: Sarah Bolt



Gapsquare’s software provides instant insights into pay and wage equity, with inbuilt consultancy into the causes as well as data-driven recommendations for change.

Founder & CEO: Zara Nanu


Interactive Scientific

Interactive Scientific want to open science to the world, and the world to science. Their product, Nano Simbox, is an immersive scientific exploration product is used by researchers developing new drugs and by creative science teachers who want to bring learning alive in the classroom.

Founder & CEO: Becky Sage


Dr Caroline ClarkKETS Quantum

KETS has developed a range of technologies for quantum-secured communications, including quantum key distribution (QKD) and quantum random number generation (QRNG).

Founder & COO: Caroline Clark


LUX Rewards

UX is a free-to-download rewards app that connects diners with high-quality local restaurants inBristol & Bath. Similar to Air Miles, customers can discover restaurants nearby, collect points for spending at them, and purchase luxury rewards with these points.

Founder & Director: Jess Saumarez



OKULO are developing home-monitoring and remote-diagnosis vision kits for smartphones.

Founder & CEO: Stephanie Campbell



Olio connects neighbours with each other and with local shops so surplus food and other items can be shared, not thrown away.

Founder & CEO: Tessa Clarke



OnCorps is a Decision Guidance platform that customizes rapidly to improve performance in sales, pricing, risk, and asset management.

Founder & CEO: Laura Lafave


One Big Circle 

One Big Circle delivers high-speed solutions across a range of industries using both current and developing technology.

Founder & Director: Emily Kent


Open Bionics

Open Bionics is building and developing the next generation of bionic limbs and turning disabilities into superpowers.

Founder & Director: Sammy Payne


Our Canary

Our Canary is a chat-based meta-app for organising, coordinating and managing shared work-life goals.

Founder & CEO: Lisa Mathews


Sauce Video

Sauce reinvents the way brands collaborate with their communities to capture, edit and share video content.

Founder & Director: Priya Shah



Semantrica seeks to generate and exploit (for public good) big/smart data on slavery in the supply chain.

Founder & CEO: Jaya Chakrabati



Snap Tech

Snap Tech leads consumers to exactly what they want to buy online through visual search.

Founder & CEO: Jenny Griffiths




Sparkol, gives everyone the tools to create captivating content quickly and easily, no matter of technical ability, design skills or budget. VideoScribe, is used in over 160 countries. It enables thousands of businesses, marketers, illustrators, bloggers, sales people, video professionals and teachers to tell better stories with whiteboard style animations and videos.

CEO: Zoe Taylor



Tumelo’s impact investing app makes it easy for you to invest in the stock market in line with your values & influence positive change using your voice as a shareholder.

Founder & CEO: Georgia Stewart


So there you have it, 19 incredible female-led companies from the region, this IWD (and every day) we’re blown away by the passion, ability and general awesomeness of female founders that are helping to drive our growth, and shape the tech industry. As Zara, Founder of Gapsquare says  “Never underestimate the power of the collaborative tech cluster in Bristol – one that is not afraid to put its head above the parapet. It’s the only kind that leads to innovation. ”

Geraint Evans