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Russell is a mobile technology entrepreneur and co founder of Hailo, the black cab mobile application and driver network that makes sure people are never more than two taps away from a licensed taxi, and that cabbies get more passengers when they want them. This is one of the fastest growing start ups backed by an all star cast including Accel, Atomico, KDDI, USV and Wellington Partners. A London cab driver for almost 30 years, Russ was previously co founder of Taxilight, a web based taxi booking service. Those 30 years experience in driving a taxi, along with the fact his father was a taxi driver, have been instrumental in the foundation of both Hailo and Taxilight. His blend of experience, passion and entrepreneurism will be invaluable in launching cities across the world. Raised in Stepney and educated at Raines Foundation Grammar School in London’s east end has given Russ the knowledge, education and streetwise ability to make ideas happen Russells personal interests include football where he attained FA Level 2 coaching certificate. He is also founder and host of The Cabcast, a popular podcast where London cabbies give a honest, light hearted view of all the major footballing stories. Russ was a regular guest on BBC London's Non League show where he highlighted various non league grounds. Russ is happily married to Gill, also a London cabbie, and have 2 daughters and a grandson

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