Marc Andreessen famously proclaimed in 2011 that “software is eating the world”. Fast forward to today and it’s data eating the world. Data is growing somewhat faster or much faster than other types of data in 71% of enterprises according to Western Digital. By 2025, there will be 175 zettabytes (10,000 TB) of data. Solidatus is a metadata management and data lineage platform that’s focused on how enterprises view, manage, and understand their growing mounds of data. The company focuses on letting its customers harness the data economy, whether it’s for compliance, governance, introducing efficiencies, or even digital transformation efforts. Solidatus is currently used in a variety of industries including pharmaceuticals, banking, aerospace, manufacturing, consulting, and telecommunications. In 2020 alone, the company was able to quadruple its revenue as the pandemic introduced new complexities for data management across location and geography. London TechWatch caught up with Cofounder Philip Miller to learn more about the company, its future plans, and recent round of funding from investors that include AlbionVC, HSBC Venture,s and Citi.
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Dropshipping accounts for 24% of all global online sales. Digital entrepreneurs have raced to capture a portion of this growing market and the marketplace has become increasingly competitive. SaleSource is a SaaS platform that empowers dropshippers to optimize the offerings in their storefronts through a data-driven approach. The AI-powered platform allows sellers to find top-rated vendors to source products from, analyse the competition, understand the economics associated with marketing and advertising, and discover trending products. London TechWatch caught up with CEO and Founder Kyle Dayne to learn more about the state of the drop shipping industry, the company’s future plans, how the pandemic has encouraged more entrepreneurs to set up dropshipping businesses to diversify income, and much, much more…
Data volumes are growing exponentially and expected to hit 175 zettabytes by 2025. For businesses managing this unprecedented growth, ensuring compliance with regulatory initiatives like GDPR and the California Consumer Privacy Act has become a challenge. eXate is the data management solution that enables enterprises to have a single application to manage data visibility and privacy across the data landscape. Companies can now readily capture the value of the data that they possess and share the data internally without getting bogged down by privacy concerns, resulting in significant value creation, cost savings, and efficiency. London TechWatch caught up with CEO and Cofounder Peter Lancos to learn more about pain point that eXate addresses, the burgeoning data privacy space, and the company’s recent funding round from investors that include Outward VC, ING Ventures, and Triple Point Ventures.
Programmai’s predictive marketing software uses customer data to accurately predict customer spending for both the short and long term. Applying machine learning, marketers can use predictive values from Programmani to develop marketing programs and hone acquisition costs, no longer taking stabs in the dark but instead basing these decisions on justifiable data and forecasts. London TechWatch caught up with CEO Dean Murr to find out how his previous experience at Asos led him to create Programmai, the company’s experience raising during the pandemic, and recent funding round.
In the insurance industry, any information that helps assess risk is absolutely critical when it comes to underwriting and specialty marine insurance is no different. Concirrus is the intelligence platform that helps all relevant parties in the insurance industry (asset owners, insurers, brokers, and investors) understand true risk in real-time. CEO and Cofounder Andy Yeoman shares some insights on bringing sophisticated intelligence to the insurtech space, the company’s future plans, and recent round of funding, which brings the total funding raised to £31.1M.
It’s an unprecedented time to study genetics because technological advancements and the raw computational power available are helping scientists make sense of DNA in an unprecedented way. Lifebit CEO Dr. Maria Chatzou Dunford offers some insight on how her company’s platform allows researchers to analyse data faster than ever and extract actionable insights to develop better drugs, therapies, diagnostics, and products.
Yapily is addressing a huge opportunity in Europe as the backbone of Open Banking, and the infrastructure that partners need in order to take advantage of Open Finance.
For too long online users have been too willing to hand over their personal data in exchange for using mobile services (e.g., Apple, Facebook, Amazon, Google, etc.). As these companies continue to expand their footprints, untethered by regulators, into every facet of their customer’s lives there is a growing revolt.
Data in all formats will soon be the largest source of new opportunities for startups or death.