Dear Friends & Members,
I am pleased to announce the four start-ups that will present at our next pitch event, Tuesday July 3rd. Please find instruction on how to buy tickets for this event below.
Venue:Edward Wildman Palmer, Dashwood House, London, EC2M 1QS
Time: 18.30 - 21.00 (Presentation 19.00)
Computer screen sharing technology that allows a presenter to conduct a ‘face to face’ advice session with a customer remotely. With 3 Patents pending, Norland serves markets that current technology cannot (eg Call Centres, Insurance Sales). Results show sales ratios +20%.
Smithfield Case is a new, innovative way for men to get great clothes without the hassle of shopping. Men register online, periodically receive a Case of clothing at home (selected using preference analysis), try on & keep what they like, the rest is collected for free. Growth is already +50% MOM after 3months launch.
Web service that automatically turns user-selected photos, videos and music into custom professional-looking videos. The proprietary technology platform delivers within minutes (5X faster than market leader), and has been selected as a partner by You Tube.
Idea and innovation management software tool that facilitates the capture, development and evaluation of ideas from employees within global SMEs. Technology includes Crowd sourced idea, idea evaluation, and utilisation of unique algorithms. Already launched into the $1Bn market, with good early revenue.
Date: Tuesday, July 3rd 2012
Time: 6.30 pm - 9.00 pm. Canapés & drinks will be served.
Venue: Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP, Dashwood, 69 Old Broad Street,
London, EC2M 1QS (www. edwardswildman.com)
Tube: Nearest stations: Liverpool Street, Moorgate and Bank
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Please forward this email to friends and colleagues who may be interested. For the July 3rd event, guests are welcome, as part of our mission is to add value to the broader business and entrepreneurial community in the UK.
For enquiries, please contact Janet Talbut on firstname.lastname@example.org (tel: 01799 513892)
Detailed Company Descriptions
Norland Technology (www.norlandtech.com) is a VC backed screen sharing technology company that currently has 3 patents pending. Norland has a single-minded focus on the £1.8bn p.a. niche screen sharing technologies market. The offering is very different from the more generic screen sharing products in that Norland is focused on markets that existing products cannot serve (e.g. call centre market) or do not serve well (e.g. photo sharing, social shopping etc). Norland’s vScreen solution is currently being marketed to the UK financial services contact centre market and is being used by 3 of the top 5 UK lenders and 2 of the top 5 insurance companies in their interaction with customers. The results generated have been excellent with >20% increases in call to sale ratios and >90% positive survey feedback from customers. New capital will fund a go to market strategy to expand vScreen into non-financial services contact centres and into the SME market.
Smithfield Case (www.smithfieldcase.com) is a new, innovative way for men to get great clothes without the hassle of shopping. After completing a short questionnaire on the website, our stylists hand-select several outfits of top designer brands and ship them to your door with no commitment. You keep the clothes you like, and we come and collect the rest. What is more, the service is completely free. For men, it removes all hassle of shopping, and it removes all the issues of online clothing purchasing. Launched in Feb 12, amazing customer traction is accelerating (4K+ sign ups, c.£250K annualised monthly turnover by month 3, +50% month-on-month growth), as well as Media attention (The Times, iTV, WSJ, The Next Web, Shortlist... ). Following £450k seed round, new funding will go to accelerate growth and become the UK’s leading online clothing destination for men.
Stupeflix (http://studio.stupeflix.com) addresses the huge opportunity that lies in providing people with the right tools and platform to express themselves using video, and is uniquely positioned to take on this challenge (with a technology that is the only one natively portable to iOS) and become the most widely used video creation application on the web and iOS. Seedcamp winner in 2010, the company bootstrapped via $1M sales and built in under 3 years the most advanced tech platform and web app for video creation (fastest video rendering engine globally, 5x the speed of market leader Animoto). YouTube selected Stupeflix as 1 of 3 launch partner apps for youtube.com/create, and Stupeflix is a Top 10 Most Wanted Chrome Web Store premium app for teachers & schools. Co-founded by Francois Lagunas, ex-Head Scientist at Dailymotion. New funding will focus and invest in growth in B2C and API Sales segments.
Wazoku (www.wazoku.com) is an exciting startup within the innovation and idea management software sector, a $1bn global market. Through their online platform the company is working to help make global SMEs embrace more open innovation principals and to engage the potential of their human capital in the front end processes surrounding idea generation and evaluation. In only a short period of time Wazoku, and its experienced management team (including two former Huddle employees), has brought to market products that are being used by companies including the BBC, Faber and Faber, ITV and a host of SMEs. Through the platform they are able to crowdsource ideas from employees and engage these same employees in the evaluation of the ideas submitted, utilising unique algorithms to help the best ideas to surface and find the right decision makers within each community. The company has generated good early revenue, with the revenue expected to more than double in subsequent years. This growth will be driven in part through smart integrations with other leading SME tools along the innovation value chain.
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November 6, 2012
February 21 2013
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