Alan Furley

Co-Founder & CEO

  • Has a weakness for red wine
  • Cooks a great steak
  • Loves spending time with family


Alan is our co-founder and CEO and is an active member in Bristol’s tech community.

Alan supports several seed and venture accelerators, providing expertise particularly around people and scaling teams to companies looking to raise investment and grow.  

He has supported Digital Catapult on their technology programmes and presented to audiences from SETSquared, Future Space and TechSPARK. 

Alan mentors on the University of Bristol and UWE enterprise schemes, works with the Cranfield Trust helping leaders of charities, and volunteers for Founder4Schools, helping school children with interview skills and career choices. 

He completed the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses programme in 2018, was shortlisted as Business Leader of the Year in 2022 and has recently made it onto the TechSpark T100 list of key leaders in the community. 


Don’t just take it from us...

"We met Alan through FemTechLab, and he gave us some tips on our job description and employer branding. He has provided valuable insight and guidance to us, and I’d recommend him to any company looking to scale their team."

Jo Living, COO, Aura Fertility

What do you love about what you do?

"I love engaging with founders looking to build something and helping them talent plan and grow great teams. And I’ll always learn plenty from them along the way, to help make ISL better!"

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