Kazoup, Second Home, Azimo, Voyage Control and Huddle make CBR’s list.
As the best and brightest of the London tech sector peddle their wares to investors near and far for London Technology Week, the tech industry gets to find out more about the up and coming players. CBR rounded up some of the stand-out start-ups for this year’s event.
Founded by Radek Dymacz and Johan Holder in 2012, Kazoup was one of ten start-ups chosen to showcase its software solution at this year’s Interop. The ‘DIY’ platform allows organisations to manage unstructured data and use cloud storage services to lower costs. It is available for download from the Kazoup website as a virtual machine appliance, with three distinct features: Search, File Analysis and Archive.
2. Second Home
Tessa Jowell launched Bloomberg’s London Technology Week event identifying cheap start-up spaces as key for the UK’s tech future. Rohan Silva, explained how he spent £3 million gutting a former carpet factory in Shoreditch to provide an innovative new space for UK innovators. It houses start-ups, novelists and musicians, but if you’re interested, bear in mind you may not be cool enough to work here – all inhabitants are hand-picked.
London is considered the financial capital and now the tech capital of Europe, according to research from Ernst & Young released this week. Put those together and what do you get – fintech. Getting into the spirit of the occasion, digital money transfer service Azimo marked London Technology Week by announcing a $20 million round of funding. It was led by Frog Capital with participation from MCI Investments, e.ventures and Greycroft Partners.
4. Voyage Control
The Cognicity Challenge in Canary Wharf focuses on developing the City of the future. 36 startups take part in the 12 week programme, some of whom were showcased during London. Four streams have graduated with one winner from each stream being award £50,000 to build out their solutions in Canary Wharf. Voyage Control is one of these lucky winners, a start-up that optimises freight vehicles at transport hubs using logistics management, tracking and data-gathering.
With offices in London and San Francisco, the enterprise cloud collaboration and content management company is used by over 100,000 organisations, including SEGA, Unilever and P&G. It is a great success story for London tech, which might be why Stuart Cochran, CTO for Huddle, is one of the ambassadors for London Technology Week. He spoke on Wednesday about "speed[ing] up the transition from start-up to scale up."