70% of patients consider online reviews important when selecting a healthcare provider and 75% of people have searched for a physician online according to a recent survey from Patientpop. With reviews playing such a pivotal role in discovery, gathering reviews is not only essential as a marketing tool but also as a mechanism for clinicians to address issues that may be resulting in less than stellar patient satisfaction. Doctify is the tech-enabled healthcare review platform that provides both patients and healthcare providers with valuable insights. Founded by two physicians in 2015, the platform also offers patients the ability to schedule appointments and teleconsultations. Doctify is offered on a subscription basis to the healthcare provider and is free to use for patients. London TechWatch caught up with CEO and Cofounder Stephanie Eltz to learn more about the business, the company’s strategic expansion plans to further support its mission to keep both patients and healthcare providers informed, latest funding round from investors that include Keen Venture Partners, Amadeus Capital, Guinness Asset Management, and Tom Teichman.
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More than half of consumers say that loyalty programs are the key reason they choose specific retailers and brands. Brands love these programs because they help fuel customer retention and also provide valuable data. Yet, consumers have very little power over how these programs work and how to best utilize their loyalty accruals. For example, you may have significant points on one airline but another airline is offering the same route for significantly cheaper, leaving you in a dilemma to go for the points or save the cash. Swapi is a mobile wallet and loyalty points management platform that allows users to seamlessly swap between loyalty points between different brand’s loyalty programs and spend these points through the app’s marketplace that’s integrated directly with the brands. As there’s been a growing movement toward decentralisation, Swapi empowers consumers to take charge of their consumer spend and loyalty earnings by providing unparalleled flexibility. Making that decision between loyalty and savings just got easier. London TechWatch caught up with Founder and CEO Pete Howroyd to learn more about the experience of launching the business during the pandemic, the upcoming formal launch of the app, the company’s recent funding round, and much, much more…
The global fertility market is estimated to grow to ~$50B by 2030 with nearly 1/8 couples having trouble conceiving. Advances in technology are making reproductive health options more accessible from both a convenience and affordability standpoint. Bea Fertility is a healthcare startup offering at-home fertility treatments via a kit offered through subscription. Traditional fertility options like IVF need to be done at a fertility center and come at exorbitant cost. Bea uses ICI, a technique that’s similarly effective to other treatment options, but only costs £300/month. The company is focused on supporting the entire conception journey and offers ovulation tracking, guidance, and an expert network. Presently pre-launch, Bea is in the process of gaining regulatory approval and expects to launch by the end of the year. London TechWatch caught up with CEO and Cofounder Tess Cosad to learn more about the importance of making fertility treatments accessible, the company’s upcoming launch, strategic plans, and recent round of funding from Calm/Storm VC and QVentures.
Self-employed workers tend to sporadic income streams and managing cash flow is critical. With the advent of Open Banking, there are new opportunities to help these individuals optimize their balance sheets. Osu is a payment app built for the needs of the self-employed. The app lets businesses collect instant payments, invoice, and generate payment reminders all without any transaction fees. The company only charges a simple, flat monthly fee without the need for any hardware; Osu’s platform is able to collect payments via SMS. London TechWatch caught up with CEO and Cofounder Noam Nevo to learn more about the opportunity to support self-employed individuals with automation and smart solutions, the company’s future plans, and recent round of funding from investors that include Creandum, Ada Ventures, Charles Delingpole, Will Neale, and Michael Pennington.
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Industrial generators have long relied on diesel fuel in locations like a construction site where diesel is already being used and is readily available or on gas in deployments at oil fields, where the fossil fuel is abundant. The next generation of generators is being developed to work with renewable fuel sources. Intelligent Power Generation (IPG) has developed a 100kW Flameless Ceramic Turbine Generator that works with any type of renewable fuel (hydrogen or biofuel) without any pollution. The climate tech startup is the first to offer this fuel-flexible application that’s commercially viable in terms of cost for businesses. IPG is currently focused on powering electric vehicle infrastructure, grid balancing for use with solar and wind applications, and temporary power solutions. London TechWatch caught up with CEO Toby Gill to learn more about the work that has gone into developing the company’s pioneering technology, future plans, and latest round of funding.
According to IBM, the average cost of a data breach is $4M. The importance of addressing vulnerabilities is critical but 53% of companies spend more time navigating the vulnerabilities rather than fixing them. RankedRight has built a triage platform that allows users to establish pre-set rules that can automate ranking the various vulnerabilities threats a company is facing, allowing them to tackle the most critical issues. The platform integrates vulnerability data and scanners from multiple sources to ensure that RankedRight can work in tandem with an organization’s existing cybersecurity infrastructure. The company’s launch plan costs £1500/mo.
London TechWatch caught up with CEO Thomas MacKenzie to learn more about the inspiration about the business, the state of the cybersecurity vulnerability market, and the company’s recent round of funding from investors that include John Yeo, former CEO at Codebashing, Armando Romeo, Founder and former CEO of eLearnSecurity, and John Griffin who was previously Head of Games, EMEA at Amazon Web Services.
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.
Intelligent transportation systems that use embedded technology in infrastructure and in connected vehicles are the future and will improve safety and mobility. In urban areas where there is limited land available for road expansion, managing traffic through technology is the only viable solution as interest for living in cities continues to soar. Vivacity Labs has built an AI-powered traffic signal system and network technology that reduces congestion, decreases pollution, increases vehicular, pedestrian, and cyclist safety, and provides municipalities with actionable data for urban planning. The company’s sensors and platform are designed with privacy in mind as all data is anonymized and cannot be used for nefarious purposes. London TechWatch caught up with CEO Mark Nicholson to learn more about how the company’s use of technology reimages our relationship with traffic as a society, the experience of building a startup whose customers are governments, the company’s future plans, and latest funding round from investors that include Mobeus, Downing Ventures, and London Co-Investment Fund.
As concerns grow over inflation and increasing interest rates, the cryptocurrency market has been looked at as a natural hedge to preserve capital. This popularity has led to more and more institutions looking to build exposure to blockchain and cryptocurrency. BCB Group, a provider of crypto banking services, makes cryptocurrency more accessible for cryptocurrency exchanges, market makers, funds and corporate traders, and cryptocurrency-specific projects. The company provides a host of services including exchange services, treasury management, custodial, wealth management, interest accounts, and foreign exchange. London TechWatch caught up with CEO and Cofounder Oliver von Landsberg-Sadie to learn more about the inspiration behind the company, the state of the cryptomarkets, the company’s future plans, latest funding round from investors that include North Island Ventures, Blockchain.com Ventures, Pantera Capital, L1 Digital, and Pack Capital. This is best described as a seed follow-on or pre-Series A raise.