About Us

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

Grip. Intelligent Business Interactions.

About Grip

Grip is the first and most advanced AI-powered event networking solution on the planet. We empower professionals with quality interactions and the event industry with full-cycle support and valuable insights. At its core, our proprietary technology drives intelligent recommendations through Grip’s self-learning matchmaking engine.


As a multi award-winning global leader in AI-powered matchmaking, we pride ourselves in being innovators with event success as our primary focal point. Our technology enables a higher return on time for professionals, and a higher return on investment for exhibitors, sponsors and event organisers.


Networking is an art, but matchmaking is a science. We use natural language processing, advanced algorithms and deep neural networks to constantly learn about the professional goals and interests of visitors, exhibitors and sponsors. Their success is our business; your objectives are our starting point.

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.

Senior Software Engineer

Ania Borsuk

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.

Pablo Fernández

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 ver fondy of DC/Marvel comics and sci-fi movies.

Emin Can Turan

Head of Marketing

Can is an all-round Marketing Strategist, who heads up the Marketing at Grip. He has a solid 6+ years of experience in marketing strategy, start-up advisory and data & insights within various Fortune 100 companies. Can previously worked at Walmart, Cisco and Google in Sr. Leadership advisory roles. He is also a start-up investor and advisor - raised over £1.3m to date.


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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