5. Garlik

Online identity experts

Founders: Tom Ilube and Mike Harris
Website: www.garlik.com

Tom and Mike have been here before. They were among the founding members of Egg plc, the internet bank that floated on the stock exchange for a market cap of £1.6bn. Garlik is a move away from banking and taps into the concern over our digital identities.

The company’s initial product, Data Patrol, crawls the web and produces an extensive report on users’ digital footprint, advising on potentially harmful information and how it should be dealt with.

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