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London mayor hopeful accused of groping departs tech CEO role

Daniel Korski set up Public.io with venture investor Alexander de Carvalho in 2017 but now appears to have left his CEO role.



The Conservative London mayoral hopeful who pulled out of the contest after being accused of groping a TV producer is understood to have stepped down from his role as CEO of a London-based tech advisory firm.

Daniel Korski last week pulled out of his bid to become the Tory candidate for London mayor after the TV producer and novelist Daisy Goodwin accused him of groping her in 2013.

Korski said he "categorically" denied the allegation against him.

But he said he was withdrawing from the race because the pressure on his family and the "inability to get a hearing" for his message "makes it impossible for my campaign to carry on".

Korski is also the co-founder and CEO of London-based tech firm Public.io, which aims to support tech startups wanting to work with UK public services.

Korski, also a former adviser to former British PM David Cameron, set Pubic.io up with venture investor Alexander de Carvalho in 2017.

He is now understood to have left his role as CEO.

Korski’s name has been removed from Public.io’s executive profile page while his LinkedIn page says he left his CEO role in June this year.

De Carvalho, previously CIO, is now the CEO of Public.io.

The tech firm began life as a VC firm but now says it advises governments, public bodies and partners wanting to boost their digital offerings.

Public.io has received £1.4m funding to date and the Ministry of Defence and the DCMS are among its clients, according to its website.

According to the tech firm, it has become a leading European government-focused technology company.

Korski has spoken publicly about fintech.

In one piece, Korski says he came up with the idea of Innovate Finance, the body now representing many of the City’s fintech startups.

Public.io was unavailable for comment.

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