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I recently discovered Quora, a hot new online Q&A website/community (billed as “the next big thing” by many).

I’ve been playing around with it for a couple weeks, and have been impressed. You ask a question, the community answers. You can vote for what answers you like the most, which boosts them up the answer list.

The calibre of people answering questions has been impressive it hasn’t been unusual to see company founders commenting in answers (I’ve spotted Spotify’s Daniel Ek and Dell’s Michael Dell, amongst others).

I thought I’d crowdsource who UK entrepreneurs absolutely must follow on Twitter. Here’s the list!

I’ve hyperlinked everyone’s Twitter handle to their profiles (yes, it took *ages*), and have also added everyone to a must-follow Twitter list, which you can start following the entire list here (this will save you from having to add each person on Twitter individually).

Must-follow entrepreneurs and investors on Twitter (as crowdsourced on Quora):

1. @Acton – Michael Acton Smith, founder of Firebox, Moshi, Mind Candy
2. @AlexRahaman – Alex Rahaman, CEO of StrikeAd
3. @AlexVans – Alex van Someren, partner at VC firm Amadeus Capital
4. @AliciaNavarro – Alicia Navarro, founder of Skimlinks.com and Good.ly
5. @AndyChung – Andy Chung, principal at VC firm Lightspeed Venture Partners
6. @Bandrew – Andy McLoughlin, co-founder of Huddle, based in Silicon Valley
7. @Basti – Bastian Lehmann, founder of Curated.by
8. @BindiK – Bindi Karia, runs Microsoft BizSpark (portal for startups)
9. @BIPC – British Library Business & IP Centre, awesome resource for entrepreneurs
10. @BrentHoberman – Brent Hoberman, entrepreneurial legend (Lastminute.com founder)
11. @Brisbourne – Nic Brisbourne, VC at DFJ Esprit
12. @BusinessZone – Online advice for startups
13. @CallyRobson – Cally Robson, great advice for female inventors
14. @Cape – Saul Klein, serial entrepreneur (LoveFilm, Seedcamp) and investor (Index)
15. @CarrynD – Carryn Dewing, chief sub-editor at Real Business
16. @ColetteBallou – Colette Ballou, owner of Ballou PR
17. @Dan_Martin – Dan Martin, editor of BusinessZone.co.uk
18. @DougRichard – Doug Richard, ex-Dragon and founder of School for Startups
19. @DuaneJackson – Duane Jackson, founder of Kashflow
20. @E_Nation – Good if you work from home
21. @FlirtoMark – Mark Curtis, runs Flirtomatic and Fjord
22. @FraserDoherty – Fraser Doherty, founder of SuperJam
23. @Helen_Brown – Helen Brown, founder of CatWalkGenius.com
24. @HermioneWay – Hermione Way, founder of Techfluff.tv and Newspepper.com
25. @IndexBen – Ben Holmes, partner at Index Ventures
26. @Jason – Jason Calacanis, serial entrepreneur and investor
27. @Jkfig – James King, co-founder of Find Invest Grow (FIG)
28. @Jon – Jon Wheatley, founder of Dailybooth, exiled in San Francisco
29. @JosCWhite – Jos White, founder of MessageLabs, Notion Capital
30. @JoshuaMarch – Joshua March, founder of Facebook Garage, Conversocial
31. @KateEPea – Kate Pritchard, managing editor at Real Business
32. @KatyT – Katy Turner, VC at Eden Ventures
33. @KieranO – Kieran O’Neill, founder of Playfire
34. @KingofShaves – Will King, founder of King of Shaves
35. @Langer – David Langer, founder of Groupspaces
36. @Layfield – James Layfield, serial entrepreneur
37 @MAJackson – Michael Jackson (not that one!), VC at Advent Venture Partners
38. @MarthaLaneFox – Martha Lane Fox, UK Gov’t digital champion, founder of Lastminute.com
39. @MSuster – Mark Suster, VC at GRP Partners
40. @NACUE – Support for university entrepreneurs
41. @Nesta_UK – National Endowment for Science, Technology and the Arts, interesting stuff
42. @PMoehring – Philipp Moehring, associate at Seedcamp
43. @Real_Business – Real Business: News, views and advice for entrepreneurs
44. @RealDealsEU – Real Deals, great source for latest VC deals
45. @RichardBranson – Richard Branson, founder of Virgin Group
46. @RobertLoch – Robert Loch, founder of YesAndClub
47. @RobinKlein – Robin Klein, serial investor (LoveFilm, Wonga, Moshi, Moo, Graze, etc)
48. @Rsohoni – Reshma Sohoni, tech seed investor
49. @RussellBuckley – Russell Buckley, AdMob evangelist at Google
50. @SetonRog – Sean Seton-Rogers, VC at PROfounders Capital
51. @ShaaWasmund – Shaa Wasmund, founder of Smarta, social media guru
52. @Sitar – Sitar Teli, VC at Doughty Hanson (investor in SoundCloud)
53. @SmartaHQ – Online business advice for startups
54. @Sparky000 – Rebecca Burn-Callander, deputy editor at Smarta
55. @TheEconomist – Useful updates from The Economist magazine
56. @The_IPO – Intellectual Property Office, good advice
57. @TomAll – Tom Allason, founder of Shutl.co.uk
58. @TomBoardman – Tom Boardman, co-founder of Firebox.com
59. @UnLtd – Support for social entrepreneurs
60. @VMPioneers – Virgin Media Pioneers, good for startups
61. @Will_Dawson – Will Dawson, partner at VC firm Amadeus Capit
62. @Women_Unlimited – Support network for women entrepreneurs
63. @WorkspaceGroup – Easy to find office space for SMEs

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