Jonathan Midgley

Trainline, London, Paris

Special Power

Technology culture

Innovator Type


Planet Benefit

Simplifying complex technology

Jonathan describes himself as a geek having been coding successfully (and commercially) since childhood. Jonathan has always let the technology do the talking and now he has his very own trainset. 

Trainline is connecting people all over the world (OK, less so in a lockdown!). Starting in the UK and growing in Europe through acquisition it is now a platform that covers 45 countries and 270 companies. Among other things it allows for refunds when your train doesn’t run (do you remember how frustrating it used to be trying to get a train refund?) 

Jonathan and his team engineer the complex platform behind all of this. He’s also at the forefront of some cool technology and there’s more to come.