About Us

Networking is an art, but matchmaking is a science. We bring
the business world together through AI-powered interactions.

About Grip

Grip is the leading AI-powered event networking solution empowering event attendees to reach their business goals faster. We work closely with event organisers by offering full lifecycle support and deep integrations into existing systems. Our flexible and smart event engagement solution drives unparalleled engagement, which allows event attendees to optimise their Return on Time.

For Event Organizers

A real-time B2b matchmaking solution for your attendees. Exhibitors & attendees get the most out of your event, driving a better ROI. Get priceless insight into your attendees that can improve your marketing, ticket sales and sponsors report.

For Attendees

Never again miss the most valuable connections at an event. Grip uses artificial intelligence to enable attendees to connect with the right people efficiently. Schedule meetings directly within the Grip App

How It Works

Artificial Intelligence suggests the right people to meet at an event, and presents them on an easy-to-use swiping interface. Learn from attendees’ preferences as they swipe consequently learn more about your attendees. AI improves the recommendations attendees receive in real time.

Our Product Solution

Intelligent event networking with a smart meeting scheduler GEMA – Grip’s Embedded Matchmaking Algorithm API Grip LeadBox Plugin Grip Analytics and Insights Dashboard

Our Awards

Max Davies-Gilbert

Director, Enemigo

“The meetings would have taken at least the first day of the conference to arrange – but (with Grip) I’ve been able to arrange them a week in advance.”


Our World-Class Team

Luke Baker

Head of Sales & Partnerships

Luke’s career started in Finance with the like's of Lloyds, Thomson Reuters and continued onto Wall Street with Deutsche Bank in 2008 as a Technology Program Manager. His career later took him to BlackRock where he held multiple roles, most notably, VP of Business Strategy. Luke is a strong believer in technology being a key driver for positive societal change.

Yuriy Berdnikov

Mobile Developer

Yuriy started his career as an embedded software developer. During his journey as an engineer, he found his passion for iOS development. Yuriy now hold co-responbility of Grip's iOS app. He holds a Masters degree in Management of innovation and a bachelors in Computer Engineering. Yuriy loves traveling and fine single-malt whiskey.

Ania Borsuk

Senior Software Engineer

Ania is an seasoned developer with experience in machine learning, scalable solutions and clean code. She holds a BSc in Computer Science with Artificial Intelligence from City University London. For her dissertation, Ania made a self-learning obstacle-avoiding mobile robot. In her free-time you can find her playing drums in bands around London.

Laurie Delpino

Head of Exhibitor Engagement

Laurie has a very international background having studied International Business in Australia and spent the first 10 years of her career in the Big Apple, directing the Marketing & Communication operations for a leading trade show. Laurie found her passion in the digital side of trade shows, implementing tools that create a bridge between digital and physical connections. In her free time, you will find her creating websites for young brands and practicing her moves in the latest Pilates studio.

Pablo Fernández

Senior Software Engineer

Pablo is very passionate about innovation and technical problem solving. This led him to publish two papers on Evolutionary Algorithms and on several cutting edge Android games. Pablo holds a BA in Computer Science and a Master in Computer Engineering from the University of A Coruña. In his free time, you can find Pablo on the basketball field.

Tim Groot

CEO and Co-Founder

Tim is an entrepreneur at heart, having started his first company at the of age 17. He graduated with a BBA in International Management from the Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences and the Hong Kong Polytechnic University. His passion for the app development space eventually lead him to co-found Grip in 2014. Tim is also a member of Founders of the Future.

Ivan Lian


Ivan leads up the tech team at Grip. He has two bachelors within Computer Science and a masters in Intelligent Systems from King’s College London. Before joining Grip, Ivan worked at the Defence Science and Technology Agency of Singapore. After a year of service, he joined Silicon Valley’s oldest web company, Yahoo, where he lead numerous teams.

Maria Martin

Project Lead

Maria has a wide international background, having worked in the hospitality industry for over 10+ years spanning over 5 countries. She holds two bachelors in Hospitality and Tourism and a master degree in Hospitality Management. Maria is also professionally qualified in Digital Marketing, Project Management and Business Analysis. She enjoys flamenco.

James Swingland

Data Scientist

From a young age, James showed great interest physics, biology and mathematics. He did his masters degree in Physics, his research project in Bioimaging Sciences and finally his PhD in Computational Biology at the prestigious Imperial College. James worked as Research Assistant at Imperial College and King's College London, and as Data Scientist at Onzo.

Taras Tesak

Mobile Developer

Taras is an experienced Enterprise developer that turned into a Mobile guru. He now develops the Grip app. Before Grip, he worked in large companies over the past 10+ years, developing numerous applications. Taras holds a Masters degree in Applied Mathematics and Social Informatics. He is very fond of DC/Marvel comics and sci-fi movies.

George Wilman

Front End Developer

George studied international relations and worked in marketing before finding his passion for web development. Now, he loves solving complex problems and creating visually-pleasing, dynamic and user-friendly interfaces. After working hours, you’ll find him DJ-ing at house parties or playing football with friends.

Ruben Onderdelinden

Sales Rep. Benelux

Ruben's career started as lead sales & marketing for one of the first event app platforms in the Benelux; EventOPlanner. His interest for events and technologie was born. After the experience of 300+ events he started Live Tech Company, to help companies with making events more relevant through event technolgy of international leading providers. Solutions that Ruben can help with are networking (Grip), gamification and audience engagement. He also loves to travel, climb mountains, catch big fish and surf waves.


We are Grip, a professional networking app for events. Grip empowers professionals to achieve their networking potential. The Grip matchmaking app connects delegates, speakers, and exhibitors in a fast and simple way.


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