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Top 100 Asian Stars in UK Tech 2015 Ali Parsa Founder of Babylon Ali Parsa is an engineer and a healthcare entrepreneur. He founded Babylon in 2013 with the goal of creating an integrated digital healthcare system combining the latest advances in technology with modern medicine; it aims to eventually provide a virtual healthcare service to anyone, anywhere, through any mobile device. Prior to Babylon, Ali founded Circle and built it within a few years to become Europe’s largest partnership of clinicians, with some £200m of revenue, near 3,000 employees and a successful IPO. In the mid 1990s, Ali worked in banking for Credit Suisse, Merrill Lynch and Goldman Sachs. He was named by The Times among the ‘100 Global People To Watch’ in 2012. Ali is the UK Cabinet Office Ambassador for Mutuals and has a PhD in Engineering Physics from University College London. Nitin Passi Founder & CEO - Nitin Passi is Founder & CEO of, a fast fashion women’s retailer setup in 2009. It is now one of the fastest growing online retailers in the world and has quickly become an international fashion source offering the latest in trend-led clothing, shoes, and accessories to women across the globe. The company employs 600 staff and expects to report revenues of £90m - almost double last year’s figure of £51m. Profits are also expected to leap, from £1m to £6m, and he is hoping for sales of £165m for the year ending in March 2016. After graduating from Newcastle University in 2005 with a degree in Business Management, he joined his father’s firm importing, designing and selling clothing to all the high street chains and department stores in the U.S. He was based in New York, and lived there for two years, getting a solid grounding in the fashion business in everything from design to production. At the height of the 2008 recession, he saw that the only growth area was online and so he borrowed £50,000 from his father and launched in March 2009. It was named as the 5th Fastest Growing Private Company in the UK in 2014. Ajay Patel Co-founder & CEO - HighQ Ajay Patel is the co-founder & CEO at HighQ, a leading provider of cloud-based enterprise collaboration and publishing software to some of the world