While agriculture is the backbone of economies across the world. Despite “software eating the world”, farming, as an industry, has been severely overlooked when it comes to innovation and data-driven solutions. AGRIVI, the complete farm business management platform, is on a mission to change this by supporting farmers by leveraging technology to make farm operations efficient. London TechWatch caught up with CEO and Founder Matija Zulj to learn more about how AGRIVI helps solve the global food crisis while supporting farmers, the company’s expansion plans in Europe and the US, and the latest round of funding from investors that include South Central Ventures, European Investment Fund, Croatian Bank for Reconstruction and Development, Fil Rouge Capital,and AgriTech Hub.
In the midst of the pandemic, the election, and the resurgence of significant social justice movements, people operations professionals are needing to navigate a far more complex environment lately.
The popularity of flexible work arrangements has skyrocketed due to COVID, however, flexible work arrangements can have a larger impact. According to the Equality and Human Rights Commission, flexible work arrangements are a primary driver for improving gender equality in the workplace and encouraging more roles to be flexible could solve the gender pay gap. Juggle is the employment platform solely dedicated to flexible roles. The platform matches companies with top-tier mid and senior-level talent seeking flexible working arrangements. London TechWatch caught up with CEO and Founder Romanie Thomas to learn more about how her experience as a headhunter inspired her to create Juggle to increase the number of women in senior leadership roles, her experience fundraising as a sole founder, and the company’s latest funding round from investors that include Social Capital, 7percent Ventures, Oxford Capital, Andreas Mihalovits, Andrew Gault, Andrew J. Scott, Charlie Kemper, Charlie Songhurst, Curtis Chambers, Rajiv Kapoor, and Pip Wilson.
The next step in the financial evolution has welcomed the applications of immersive Augmented and virtual realities. AR and VR can transform traditional banking and financial services into staggering, visual experiences by developing a personalized, face-to-face virtual environment.
Hypnotherapy is an effective tool to ease anxiety and stress. Clementine, built to empower women and make them feel happy and healthy, supports women’s mental wellbeing through hypnotherapy via its app. Ranging from a quick 3-minute session to a 30-minutes of deep sleep, all sessions are designed to help women alleviate stress, anxiety, and sleep issues. London TechWatch caught up with Founder Kim Palmer to learn more about the inspiration behind Clementine, her experience fundraising, and the company’s recent round from Fortunis Capital.
My market cap target for bitcoin is $2 Trillion, or $100,000 per bitcoin ever to be mined. This target is predicated on bitcoin growing its market share of store of value from 2% today to 17% by 2024 (assuming gold holds its current market cap of $12.5 trillion).
Don’t underestimate the power of your voice. One of the latest London startups to come out of Techstars and Ubisoft’s AI accelerator is Anything World, the no-code platform that allows creators to build 3D worlds simply using their voice. Anything World has a pre-built library of 500K+ 3D models for creatives to choose from, and its proprietary machine-learning algorithm can bring any static model to life through simple voice commands. Anything World integrates with Unity, Google Poly, and other platforms. The company is currently focused on scaling its integrations and recently launched a public Beta. London TechWatch caught up with CTO and Cofounder Gordon Midwood to learn more about the company, its plans to make integrated 3D experiences ubiquitous, and the company’s recent funding round.
95% of online shoppers browse websites anonymously and this number will only continue to grow as browsers such as Google Chrome will phase out 3rd party cookies in 2022. Personify XP is the world’s first anonymous real-time personalization platform. Personify’s AI-powered technology understands online shopper’s interests in real-time and can deliver personalised content, or product images, to consumers without sacrificing their anonymity. Personify XP has experienced a 420% YoY growth since August 2019. London TechWatch caught up with Ben Mercer to learn more about Personify XP, how its technology drives a 10% increase in revenue on average for brands that are leveraging the technology, and the company’s recent funding round from investors that include Founders Factory, Touker Suleyman, and other high-profile angels.
Word-of-mouth has withstood the test of time. Duel is the brand advocacy platform that helps brands drive word-of-mouth sales while engaging and retaining customers through community building. Duel’s platform allows brands to build VIP and tiered membership-rewards plans, rewarding customers for supporting and recommending the brand through advocacy actions such as content creation, social posting, product feedback, and more. Duel currently works with 450+ brands such as Techstars, Astor Martin, Unilever, and American Express. London TechWatch caught up with MD and Founder Paul Archer to learn more about the impact that Duel is making, the company’s future plans, and recent round of funding from investors that include Downing Ventures, Publicis Groupe, London Co-Investment Fund, and the University of Bristol Enterprise Fund.
Prokarium is developing Vesibax, an innovative, safe, and effective microbial immunotherapy (MI) for early-stage bladder cancer, a disease with afflicts over 550,000 individuals globally every year. CEO Ted Fjallman to learn more about Prokarium’s upcoming pipeline of novel therapies, its current focus, and recent funding round from investors that include Korea Investment Partners (KIP), Flerie Invest, Riyadh Valley Company (RVC), and the UK Government’s Future Fund.