Previous Presenting Companies
2015 Manchester Forum Presenting Companies
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Steve Strickland-Wright, CTO of Cake Invest, is helping start-up founders and entrepreneurs transform ideas into businesses with technical and commercial guidance and mentoring. Cake Invest collaborates with promising individuals and companies to keep start-up costs low, focus on long-term success and help realise potential.
Deliverd makes it easy for people to have a positive impact upon their city through the simple decision of what to have for lunch. Deliverd harnesses the existing resources of a city; linking up demand, production and delivery to create a flourishing lunchtime market that thrives on co-operation rather than competition.
Fluency is an award-winning learning and recruitment platform that upskills young people with in-demand digital skills and connects them to work opportunities. With over 1,600 users and learners in 45 countries around the world, Fluency has the ambition to revolutionise how people learn vocational skills online. The current focus is on digital skills (digital marketing, coding and big data/analytics) but future plans include verticals in customer success and sales.
Formisimo is a cloud based analytics product that helps online business discover why online visitors abandon online forms and checkouts. After a 5 minute installation, it provides market leading insight into where visitors struggle to complete forms or abandon them. Businesses can use this information to make meaningful changes to their online customer experience and see conversion rates skyrocket as a result.
3rings lets families know that their ageing loved ones are OK today. Imagine just by mum making her morning cup of tea or dad turning on the TV that all the family get a reassuring message that everything is OK or more importantly an Alert if things may not be. That’s what 3rings does! As part of the Iot revolution, 3rings can help families with over 10m loved ones over 65.
Jam-Pan Learning Market
Jam Pan Learning Marketplace is an online marketplace specifically targeted at the Learning & Development sector where businesses, suppliers, agencies and individuals can connect to work together.
Kairos Analytics Ltd
Kairos is a cloud based data management platform that has pre-built analytics to deliver the next generation of actionable insights, using machine learning to make intelligent predictions. Combining; data management, machine learning, web development and digital marketing, Kairos is an innovative new marketing platform delivering easy customer insight to marketers.
MeasureMyEnergy shows you when and where you spend money on energy. It’s like having an itemised bill for your utilities! With the detailed information available and the simplest of user interfaces companies and individuals can identify wasted energy, change behaviour and apply controls and technologies to save money.
Radio.co is a live audio streaming platform for anyone who wants to create a human curated audio experience.
shareOptic is a cloud Security service which protects individuals & organisations who share documents across the Internet. shareOptic utilizes advanced artificial intelligence techniques to scans electronic identities, in order identify and respond to threats in seconds. The product lowers the barrier to adopting cloud storage solutions, in a cost effective manner, without compromising on Security & Compliance requirements.
The Idle Man
Launched in 2014, The Idle Man is the first pure-play ecommerce retailer dedicated to young menswear. Our motto is Style Made Easy – we help men look good with minimum effort. Senior team brings experience from Asos, Amazon, Topman and Selfridges.
Mercia Fund Management
Co Angel Investment Service
2014 Liverpool Presenting Companies
Beat My Waste
BeatMyWasteQuote.com is an innovative ‘business waste switching service’ that helps businesses save money on their waste disposal costs. We provide a ‘one stop shop’ to the four million waste-generating businesses in the UK and have created a unique platform that matches businesses that want to save money on their waste disposal costs with waste service providers.
Today, digital artists are restricted to one media type per service – but they often work and collaborate across different media formats. This means they are forced to distribute on many different services. To avoid this, many “misuse” services: over 40% uploads to YouTube are music tracks rather than videos; not its intended purpose. This is a broken experience for consumers and creators.
Clowdy makes digital distribution and consumption simple by letting people upload all their media in one place.
Frillo was established in April 2013, and traded as a ‘stationery only’ e-commerce business, until the Frillo marketplace was launched on 1st April 2014. Frillo marketplace is like “..Amazon..but for business..” we will help other small businesses flourish by bringing together products, services, savings and resources under one roof.
Ffrees Family Finance
Ffrees is redefining the retail banking model in terms of service, innovation and profitability. It is a digitization of the current account to make money management and associated services more accessible and more useful to everyone, including less well-off people currently underserved by the UK banking system.
LiveGuard Ltd has a patented 4-in-1 Home Automation/Home security/CCTV and Assisted Living platform. Our in home ‘hub’ software can be put any hardware that runs Android; it then turns that device into a smart home/home security system (for example tablets, smart TV’s, Set top Boxes, HDMI dongles). We are licencing our software to corporations who want to launch a home automation/home security/Assisted living system. We have an experienced management team with a previous successful exit.
Nifty Drives Ltd
An exciting, young, tech driven hardware design and development company focusing on the Mac and prosumer end of the storage market. Established track record of creating and successfully launching hardware products to a global market.
OysterWorld is an award-winning Wales based game developer and publisher of digitally delivered & online games. It is run by Directors with over 60 years joint experience in the games market and a management team with 50+ years of high tech and games experience.
The company focuses on developing its own IP and supplements this work with carefully chosen Work-for-Hire which complements its own projects.
Relative Insight objectively and comparatively analyses the language associated with brands, their competitors and consumers, delivering insights into how language is resonating with and perceived by audiences. Relative Insight is technology delivered as a managed service, run by a team of experts who have built the technology from 10 years of research at Lancaster University, initially developed to identify criminals in the fields of child protection and counter-terrorism. For more information visit www.relativeinsight.com, follow @relativeinsight, or monitor the #languageisdata hashtag.
Founded roundwaves.com with a £1k student loan. A business that makes music with a solution, such as sleep music, meditation, relaxation, and even music for dogs!. Now gets 2.5 million monthly views as a YouTube Network. Used to revenue from Roundwaves.com seed funded Rormix to prove the concept.
From design to demolition, Sitedesk’s 3D Building Information Modelling (BIM) software enables teams to modernise and automate their existing construction workflows: removing costs, saving time and improving supply and delivery chains. We are targeting large asset owners, major contractors, consultancies and facilities management companies through a SaaS recurring-revenue sales model.
Vidzta broadcast online streams of the best emerging talent live from their studio in The Baltic Triangle. Currently reaching 119 countries, Vidzta is passionate about giving unforgettable experiences, providing a platform for users to discover new talent, enjoy quality live music anywhere, meet like-minded people, and interact with the artists.
2014 London Presenting Companies
ACE - Analyst Consensus Estimates
ACE Consensus Ltd. (ACE) produces detailed, high quality insight into market expectations for listed companies. It does so by collating forecasts from financial analysts on a consistent, comprehensive and timely basis. By using a bespoke template for each company on the platform, ACE also delivers an unparalleled depth of accurate, up-to-date segmental forecast information.
Care Systems Integration Ltd
Care Systems Integration Ltd. helps care providers and relatives improve ‘at home’ care for the elderly and infirm by combining advanced telecare and care management systems with information assimilation, storage and display.
The objectives are:
- for the frail and elderly – better ‘at home’ care with better outcomes, enabling more people to stay at home.
- for carers – release from paper work, placing the focus on giving better care.
- for medics – an holistic view of care provision; all information to hand in one place.
- for relatives – peace of mind a relative is well, comfortable and receiving care, enabling relatives to be effective advocates for vulnerable people.
Contentment connects people with the content they love – on any device.
Our cloud-hosted platform makes it simple for publishers and brands to sync content from anywhere, remix it into beautiful interactive apps, and publish them to iOS, Android and web. Publishers can find new revenue with digital subscriptions, print + digital bundling, in-app purchase, and interactive advertising.
CrowdVision software measures flows of people very accurately in real-time by automatically processing video of crowded scenes. The near term focus for B2B revenues is airport operations, where customers invest in minimising queues to improve passenger experience and maximise ‘spending time’. The same technology has wide potential in transport, retail, events, smart cities and more. The company is heading towards a first growth round in about a year’s time and is currently angel funded.
DevOpsGuys offer ‘web application management without the worry’. We are pioneering a new market segment of “application management providers” who complement cloud hosting services by providing web application management for e-businesses. We help our customers launch, maintain and optimize their online applications, allowing them to accelerate time-to-market and to focus on adding value for their business instead of worrying about day-to-day website operations.
ERN is a pioneering global big data analytics company. Our enterprise SaaS big data analytics platform “LOOOP” enables business users to directly analyse data in real-time in order to visualise actionable insights without the intervention of IT. Looop accelerates the analytical value chain by seamlessly aggregating multiple sources of data, to deliver actionable business insights from sophisticated predictive analytics.
Essentia Analytics is a cloud-based software solution that uses behavioural data analytics to help professional investors to make more skilled investment decisions. In other words, Essentia shows fund managers and traders how to do more of what they’re good at and less of what they’re not. Essentia’s online investment journal was designed by fund managers for fund managers. Applying behavioural finance and other analytics, it turns trade, market, biometric and other relevant data into actionable, personal insights, creating a simple, accurate, continuous feedback loop – the same sort that professional athletes use to achieve excellence.
Maureen Scott’s career has been defined by Mobile. She ran one of the world’s first mobile application developer programmes for Openwave Inc, the Silicon Valley company whose technology enabled the Mobile Internet. Ether Books combines her deep mobile & consumer app expertise with her love of reading.
Founded in 2001, Fifosys is an innovative IT Services and Infrastructure Outsourcing business, delivering technology solutions to support the growth of clients in the SME market.
Fifosys’ ability to recognise the crucial role of technology in the effective and efficient running of UK businesses has enabled it to advise, guide and support the expansion businesses in a diverse array of sectors including property, retail, financial services and education.
Founded in London in 2013, LyteSpark is poised to disrupt the professional communications market. The award winning LyteSpark platform uses technology that makes video meetings and virtual events a pleasure to organise and join. In an age of global opportunities and distributed workforce LyteSpark will become as indispensable as the post-it note or office stapler.
Mash Machine provides new channels for the distribution and monetisation of content. Our intelligent algorithms turn complex creative processes that only professionals can manage, into simple activities that inspire people and foster their creativity. Through our platform anyone can create powerful multimedia experiences using a mix of music, visuals, animations or texts.
Henry Firth has 12 years in mobile and digital – launching products for some of the biggest companies in the UK, DSG, Arcadia, AEI Media. Most recently he launched all of Arcadia Group’s mobile sites and mobile apps, before founding PingTune with Hambro Perks investment firm.
Q App is a mobile ordering and payment platform that removes the need to queue in busy hospitality, sports and entertainment venues, while enabling venues to process more orders, increase average order value and gather rich customer data. Clients include Royal Albert Hall, Southbank Centre, Ministry of Sound, West Brom FC, Queen’s Tennis Club, Palace Theatre, ETM Group, Drake & Morgan, Pho and a number of other bars, pubs, coffee shops and fast food outlets.
Mobile DSP with proprietary RTB technology and machine learning optimisation algorithms especially designed for performance and branding campaigns, featuring:
- Connection to the major exchanges.
- Self-service and managed service options.
- Rich media and mobile video ad formats.
SOMA Analytics measures stress on a scientifically validated basis by just using the sensors of a smartphone – no questionnaires or additional devices needed. Based on the data collected, interventions are tailored specifically to each user. Application is sold B2B for employee stress prevention.
The creative industries are changing. Organisations are finding an increased demand for staff skills beyond their core business. Finding freelancers or agencies to fill these roles on an as-needed basis, however, is often time consuming, costly and frustrating. In other words, there is a major gap between companies with projects and the right people to do them. The Backscratchers have stepped in to fill that gap. They connect companies with hand-picked freelance talent or agencies for projects. The talent is industry approved and recommended and covers 40+ creative and technical disciplines. Clients include Time Out, BBC Worldwide and Unilever.
Twizoo is an app that gives restaurant recommendations based on what people are saying on Twitter. With a cool and intuitive visualization showing the buzz on Twitter, you can make a quick decision about where to eat or drink nearby, or all around London. For restaurants, Twizoo is an advertising service that automatically targets and displays a restaurant’s Tweets on the Twizoo app. This instantly expands a restaurant’s reach beyond their followers to Twizoo users at point of search.
Qwince works to provide to its customers a secure environment to innovate and to scale up their processes, using new technologies and business models. Since 2007, our engineers, researchers and developers have been helping our customers to realize their digital potential and trust the increasingly connected digital life. We are keen to create new, sustainable, efficient and economic products and services, by researching, integrating and developing the future of human-computer interaction.Qwince has great plans. We want to close the gap between real and digital world by solving a tricky question: How can wearable, digital and ubiquitous technologies enhance the business processes of our customers in the real world?
Darren Winters is the number one attended investment speaker in the UK having personally trained over 300,000 people. He is the founder of Win Investing LLP and The Wealth Training Company LLP, which has been successfully training investors since year 2000. Darren is also a full time trader, international investment speaker, and investment writer. He has been investing for over 20 years, having traded in both the UK and the USA
He is now the number 1 UK based investment speaker, having taught thousands of Investment ‘Master Classes’ and Seminars. His two-day ‘Investment Success’ training courses are the most popular of their kind in Britain and have generated vast numbers success stories and consistent praise from attendees and the investment industry.
Yossarian is a revolutionary metaphorical search engine that promotes lateral thinking across the Internet, helping people generate new ideas and fresh perspectives, inspire innovation, and discover new connections.
2013 London Presenting Companies
Autology is a technologically innovative eLearning/mLearning business positioned to capitalise upon the rapid global growth as the education sector moves digital. Autology provides users with low cost, safe, structured access to a vast virtual library of high quality online education resources spanning eTextbook, web portals, video, image and interactive lessons. In total Autology’s virtual ‘library’ indexes, by key stage and subject, over 500,000 resources from the leading publishers, media companies and government bodies.
Bactest is a Cambridge, UK based company that has developed a range of portable bacterial respirometers which can quickly and easily detect bacterial contamination in a range of industries such as potable water, food, brewing, paint and general research. Further applications in development include products to measure bacterial activity in sewage plants to improve efficiency and significantly reduce plants power consumption.
Bounty Network is the first community marketplace for people to refer their friends for jobs and for companies to post their jobs and only pay the price they want to pay, when they hire. Bounty Network’s mission is to fundamentally change how recruitment works to make it smarter for job seekers and more cost efficient for firms looking to hire. Bounty Network aims to remove the middle men of expensive recruitment consultants and low quality job boards. Bounty Network is already working with leading organisations such as Secret Escapes, Seatwave and Macmillian Cancer Research, and has been featured in the Independent and the Financial Times.
Brand Embassy is a next-level customer service platform. It’s like a call center, but on social media. The platform is used by large brands including Vodafone, Telefonica O2, T-Mobile, General Motors, ING and others. Brand Embassy, with operations in Europe, North America USA, Australia and Latin America was recently awarded by Red Herring Europe 2013 for the most innovative companies. More at www.brandembassy.com
Captive Media has developed the world’s first pee-controlled video game! Male guests find it a hugely entertaining addition to the venue, and vividly remember ad messages appearing after the game – making it both fun and functional. It’s attracted widespread PR and is now installed in bars, hotels, retail outlets and sports venues in a dozen countries in Europe & America, with major brands advertising.
EZBOB is the first fully-automated online lending platform for small business’ online sellers (e-tailers) in the UK. Any business that has an online presence can qualify and receive funding of up to £40,000 for any of their working capital needs. The online application takes under 10 minutes to complete and funding is instant. EZBOB is a fin-tech company.
Footfall123 provides tools to businesses which allows them to launch powerful marketing campaigns via email, SMS, mobile apps, social media, plastic cards or direct mail. Each campaign is tracked via our unique barcoding technology, meaning the businesses knows which campaigns work, and can react quickly and easily to the huge amounts of data which we generate.
Fullsun’s mission is to drive down cost and simplify HCPV solar module design and manufacture so that Fullsun becomes the lead supplier to the global distributed and utility solar energy markets. We have designed what we believe is the lowest cost /watt, highest power to weight ratio HCPV solar module.
HipSnip provides a shopping community platform that helps companies better convert online visits to sales, improve organic search traffic and develop a loyal community. HipSnip adds a channel to a company’s website where shoppers can get advice on what to buy, both from each other and from product experts.
Mediamano provides software to simplify the task of producing and managing professional video. When our clients implement our software, they get significant improvements in productivity (less people) and quality (less errors).
Scope: Energy – Smart Distributed Storage powering peak DC lighting and electronics
MASLOW – Efficient Hybrid Power provides meter attached storage at customer premises for powering base and peak load DC demand from DC lighting, electronics and computing. DC demand is expected to exceed 45% by 2020 in households driven by billions of new consumer electronic and internet connected devices. MASLOW displace the need for AC/DC adaptors through enabling a universal USB standard to power multiple voltages, from batteries charged off peak or from local renewable sources such as PV, or coupled to regional wind generation, to deliver low prices, good tariffs, low carbon energy.
For Utilities and network operators, MASLOW’s – network of distributed Storage, can be used in aggregate to balance local and national demands, and enable smart meter tariffs to deliver impact.
Dedicated to providing m-Commerce for all, MoPowered represents a recognized, accessible and cost effective solution to help all retailers to take advantage of the growth opportunities offered by increased levels of mobile traffic. MoPowered enables merchants to quickly and seamlessly execute a mobile strategy via mobile-friendly websites and apps. Bridging the gap between the payments and mobile world, we fully understand the checkout and payment chain. Our clients range from small bespoke retailers through to internationally recognized names such as Waterstones and Next.
Movirtu provides mobile identity solutions based on its Virtual SIM platform, decoupling the identity from the SIM card and enables operators to offer innovative solutions for business and consumer segments.
my1login is a cloud-based password manager for consumers and businesses. Unlike competitor offerings, my1login requires no software or browser plug-ins.
End-users benefit from the simplicity of one login and being able to sign into sites with one click. Business administrators benefit from comprehensive password security reports whilst managers reduce corporate risk and improve productivity.
my1login protects businesses against 65% of the causes of all security breaches according to Verizon’s 2013 report.
OxfordPV is commercializing IP from research by Dr. Henry Snaith and his 20 scientists in Oxford University. The company has secured 2 rounds of equity funding, 2 TSB grants and one FP7, in total more than £4.2M. OxfordPV’s technology is an electricity generating coating for the glass facades of buildings.
Paythru is a cloud based m-commerce payment and marketing platform that turns the consumer’s mobile device into a personal, mobile POS payments device that works on all mobile devices, on all networks, with any bank, in any market, anywhere in the world. This gives consumers the means to pay by what is in their real wallet… debit cards, credit cards, bank transfer, coupons, vouchers, loyalty points and even “virtual’ wallets. Paythru is compliant to the highest industry standard (PCI DSS Level 1) enabling “one click” checkout and complete security of personal details. Our solution is a means for merchants to reduce transaction costs and achieve higher revenues.
PIE began as a traditional printed map publisher but under Freddie’s guidance has moved into the location based (GPS) mapping industry and is an innovator in terms of both data capture and distribution processes for online and in-vehicle navigation and routing products.
Route Monkey provides comprehensive scheduling and routing software solutions, for conventional commercial vehicle fleets and for electric vehicles. Route Monkey’s award winning products deliver combined savings of up to 20% for a wide range of clients, by lowering fuel bills, increasing vehicle utilisation and reducing the fleet management time burden.
People are putting more and more of their data online. It is fragmented, hard to reuse, and subject to loss. More and more companies own partial slices of that data. Yet the individual whose data it is owns none of it. The big question we ask is: Why shouldn’t you be the single biggest owner of your own data? SocialSafe is your library of you.
Shopbox offers a simple online campaign solution to turn online and mobile audience into physical customers. We became famous locally for developing a transaction loyalty infrastructure for shopping centers, and then migrated that technology to serve small merchants. We now provide the software infrastructure for hundreds of shops to convert online users into loyal offline customers.
High performance connectivity is essential for businesses and consumers. The UK is hampered by the ‘last mile’ monopoly of Openreach legacy voice network. Subsidies will whet the market’s appetite but not be enough to satisfy it. SolwayComms uses multiple technologies to outperform Openreach and meet that demand.
VouchedFor is blowing open the world of professional advice, making it easy to find, rate and review IFAs and (later) other professionals (e.g., solicitors). Launched mid-2012, and backed by an awesome group of angels, the website has nearly 1000 registered IFAs, and is already approaching profitability.
WheelRight’s ‘Drive-Over’ tyre monitoring system provides fleet operators and motorists with immediate tyre pressure, tread condition, weight and load information. The sensors on the ground transmit the data to the user and the WheelRight database.
With 18 months of commercial trials completed WheelRight is now preparing to install a network of systems in bus/truck depots and on fuel forecourts. The potential worldwide is 400,000 sites.