Jamal Edwards and Martha Lane Fox among “most inspiring” entrepreneurs

Second Maserati 100 index has named the British business leaders, investors and philanthropists supporting "the next generation of business talent"

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SB.TV founder Jamal Edwards, Lastminute.com co-founder Martha Lane Fox, and Seedrs co-founder Jeff Lynn, are among Britain’s 100 most inspiring entrepreneurs and businesses leaders; according to the second annual Maserati 100 index.

Launched last year in partnership with the Centre for Entrepreneurs (CFE), the Maserati 100 looks to celebrate the country’s “most successful philanthropists, investors, mentors and advisors, and ascending entrepreneurs” that are supporting the next generation of business talent.

Curated by a panel of experts from the CFE, the index includes a diverse array of names across the business landscape, ranging in age from 19 to 90.

Innocent Drinks and JamJar Investments co-founder Richard Reed; a Growing Business Young Gun, also featured in the index alongside Incubus Ventures co-founder Rishi Chowdury, Unruly co-founder Sarah Wood, and Rohan Silva; former business advisor to David Cameron and co-founder of Second Home.

Other prominent names in the index included Cobra Beer founder Lord Karan Bilimoria, Lord David Young, Ella’s Kitchen founder Paul Lindley, TechCrunch editor Mike Butcher, Livity co-founder Sam Conniff, LOVFiLM co-founder Simon Calver, and young entrepreneur to watch Ed Hardy.

Luke Johnson, serial entrepreneur and founder of CFE, said of the index:“Entrepreneurs have long been celebrated for their role as job creators – indeed UK entrepreneurs added 700,000 net new jobs in 2014 to 2015 but their deep commitment to helping others often goes unnoticed.

“The Maserati 100 exemplifies the economic and social value of entrepreneurs; growing the economy, creating jobs and helping the next generation do the same.”

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