Lauren Riley | Founder & CEO, The Link App

Lauren has a deep understanding of the day-to-day problems professional firms and clients face. She developed The Link App to redefine the client-lawyer relationship, and she is passionate about solving common communication pain points through the innovative use of technology.

As a strong advocate for diversity in business, Lauren is a prominent blogger and, media commentator. You can find more about her on and she has guest posted in many other media publications.


Lauren graduated from Lancaster University in 2006 with an Honours Degree in Law. She completed her Post-Graduate Diploma in Law from the College of Law, Manchester, achieving a distinction.

Lauren’s appearance on The BBC’s The Apprentice, in 2014, was an opportunity to not only get backing for her business idea but to share her belief that women can have it all; a highly successful career, without compromising on the things you hold dear in life.

Successes To Date 

Lauren’s endeavors in the tech industry have had a ripple effect on her reputation as an influential business leader. She has been ranked as one of LinkedIn’s top ten profiles within the UK’s technology industry, setting herself apart from over 20 million other UK users.

In 2018, The Link App ranked in KPMG’s top five best mobile startups in Britain. The Link App’s recognition by KMPG is just one of several accolades the business has received recently. The company was also shortlisted for 3 awards at this year’s The Modern Law Awards for Innovation, Best use of Tech and Supporting the Industry.

In Spring 2018, Lauren also took a spot at Silicon Valley’s prestigious Women’s Startup Lab Accelerator Program.

Alongside this, Lauren was also listed in Business Cloud Magazines 301 Female Trailblazers of Tech, Forbes Top 100 Female Founders to follow and a finalist in Natwest’s Great British Entrepreneur Awards.