Russel Hall, co-Founder of Hailo will be speaking at Fast Growth Entrepreneurs Club on 28th Jan

Russell Hall



The Fast Growth Entrepreneurs Club is delighted to announce that Russell Hall, the mobile technology entrepreneur and co-founder of Hailo, the black cab app, will be guest speaker at the first meeting of 2014 on Tuesday 28th January. The Club will be taking place from 6 until 9pm at The Grange St Paul’s Hotel. Guests are leaders of fast growth businesses, investors and advisors.

Hailo, a mobile application and driver network, makes sure customers are never more than two taps away from a licensed taxi and cabbies get more passengers when they want them. The company is one of the fastest growing start-ups backed by an all-star cast including Accel, Atomico, KDDI, USV, Wellington Partners and Sir Richard Branson. Russell Hall was a London cab driver for almost 30 years and was previously a 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 also 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. Russell’s 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 an honest, light hearted view of all the major footballing stories. Russ was a regular guest on BBC Radio London’s The Non League Show.

Married to Gill, also a London cabbie, the couple have two daughters and a grandson.

If you are a high net worth private individual investor seeking fast growth opportunities, or a CEO of a fast growth company then this is the club for you. The Fast Growth Entrepreneurs Club is for innovative leaders of growing businesses and has a strong belief in face to face networking and relationship building, it is the perfect environment to share ideas, provide inspiration and mutual support. Past speakers include the entrepreneur Luke Johnson; James Averdieck of GU Puds; Chairman of Invest UK Rupert Gather; co-founder of SNOG Pure Frozen Yogurt, Rob Baines, and Kevin Byrne of

Fast Growth Entrepreneurs Club is sponsored by Santander UK Breakthrough and supported by media partner Admission to the events is by invitation only. If you wish to become a member you can register at:

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