The computer vision platform for in-store analytics
EVERYANGLE’s platform uses computer vision to analyse CCTV footage for events of interest, without the need for human review. With the number of CCTV cameras deployed globally set to double from 1 billion to 2 billion in the next 3 years, enterprises are increasingly surrounded by oceans of video. However, less than 0.1% of CCTV video captured is ever reviewed by a human being, due to time and cost factors. EVERYANGLE’s unique platform analyses video footage rapidly and cost-effectively at-scale to help retailers and hospitality operators gain rich in-store customer insights, reduce loss and optimise their operations.
We look forward to working with David and the Everyangle team to transform in-store analytics.
“With the number of CCTV cameras set to grow by 100% globally, our platform is becoming ever-more critical to ensuring retailers and hospitality operators can leverage at scale all of their video data to improve the in-store customer experience, reduce theft and fraud, and deliver real operational cost savings. Having had a positive response from the market to date, particularly in the USA, we look forward to accelerating our sales, implementing our product roadmap, and growing our team over the coming months.” – David Owen
The B2B financing platform
B2B commerce is vastly larger than B2C and for too long, B2B payments have been characterised by laborious paper-intensive payment processes that consumers have forgotten.
Consumer fintech has witnessed big winners in BNPL because of the digital checkout and seamless one-click nature of payments. Yet, most B2B transactions do not live online and there is no checkout.
With c.$120 trillion in B2B payments made globally every year, digital payments still considerably lag the B2C market. Before the pandemic, around 33% of B2B expenditure was electronic, compared to around 70% of B2C expenditure. In the US alone, cheques still account for half of the $25 trillion in B2B payments every year.
Over the next decade, B2B payments will see more transactions move onto digital payment rails, more tools to assist cash flow management and more friction removed.
For SMEs, Playter allows businesses to take control of payment terms. This means that they can spread the cost of software, agency fees, rent, marketing, and many more payments over 6 or 12 months.
“For SMEs, the ability to take advantage of annual discounts on software as well as smoothing out cashflow can be invaluable in tougher times. Playter doesn’t just help businesses with cash flow, it also helps redistribute liquidity, allowing businesses to invest in high growth areas such as marketing, hiring and development.” Jamie Beaumont.
Helping manufacturing industries lose weight
PlasmaBound’s Controlled Polymer Ablation (CPA) technology empowers global industry to achieve their sustainability goals, particularly in carbon reduction & battery range extension.
Fundamentally, PlasmaBound’s CPA enables high-speed bonding of ultra-lightweight fibre-reinforced materials in a manner where it will effectively take on a role similar to welding in metals. This will collapse operational cycle times, extend shelf-life, and reduce manufacturing waste streams, all the while improving ultimate bond strengths.
Thus empowering industries from aerospace to transport and more, to achieve their sustainability goals, particularly in carbon reduction & battery range extensions.
“We are excited to continue our rapidly accelerating journey toward having sustainable lightweight materials as standard on vehicles, structures and devices. Right now these are limited by cost and complexity to high-tech applications, or premium price points, with limited real environmental impact. Pushing recyclable composites into mainstream mass-production will move the dial on all our efforts for a sustainable tomorrow..” Alan Barry – CEO.
The performance data analytics platform
Conjura offers an analytics and data science platform for e-commerce merchants. The company is pioneering the next generation of e-commerce data analytics by equipping businesses of all sizes with enhanced visibility over their entire operations on a single cloud-based platform, as opposed to multiple and disconnected tools. Traditionally, e-commerce data analysis has been confined to one section of operations, such as marketing or customer retention.
Conjura’s real-time analysis is overcoming this limitation by combining data from fulfilment, warehousing, and supply chain sources, with online/offline sales and marketplace transactions and customer metrics.
The new, integrated approach to data analysis pioneered by Conjura provides automated insights and recommendations across every aspect of e-commerce to accelerate overall business performance.
Bringing trust to P2P marketplaces
Consumers can find anything they can think of in P2P marketplaces – yet finding a place where you can truly trust the other party is still difficult.
The biggest problem in the P2P payment market is a lack of trust. Most transactions still happen offline, online wallets are quick but not safe, and traditional escrow is document-heavy and designed for large transactions.
– They manage the entire process of the transaction
– The resolution process is preventative, not reactive like many incumbents
– Their APIs are built to seamlessly integrate with existing marketplaces and other platforms
Buyers can track the transaction across each step of the journey with funds held securely and not released until the milestones are complete, with sellers getting transparency over where funds are being sent, verification of the buyer’s identity and options to collect and ship items.
Connecting design and code
Modern design tools have allowed everyone to be a designer now, and now more design tasks are becoming automated, the role of the designer is transitioning to more specialised as it becomes more systematic.
Design systems were built to scale design and development – as product complexity and releases accelerated.
Yet maintaining ever-evolving design systems, so design work doesn’t get outdated with the existing code is a complex challenge – enter Interplay.
Interplay wants to re-envision how digital product teams could work together with these new best practices. A shared space where we can work in fast iterative loops, simultaneously working on the same screens from anywhere, moving closer to production with each iteration. The vision is to blend design and implementation, automating repetitive tasks to create a more enjoyable and efficient way to build digital products together.
The home for your meetings
The team at Clearword developed a vision to make meetings and remote working healthier. They looked at new and existing products and realised today’s meeting experience is disjointed and frustrating, whether it’s setting up a call with someone, trying to remember what was discussed, or catching up with meetings you’ve missed.
With that in mind, they set about to build Clearword in 2021 with the lofty goal of unifying the meeting experience at every stage of the meeting lifecycle: before, during, and after the meeting.
They are redesigning that meeting experience, based on the tools you use and love. Plan, schedule and prepare for meetings in a truly collaborative manner, and have those meetings transcribed and automatically summarised into searchable and shareable meeting minutes. All your meetings are in one easily accessible and searchable central meetings library.
We are proud to be partnering with David, and the team to support their vision to empower remote work and improve meetings.
Giving developers privacy tools to launch with one-click from their cloud environment – significantly reducing the barrier of entry to PETs.
It is no secret that data privacy is a major challenge for organisations and that privacy tools for developers are still early.
The newly popularized domain of privacy-enhancing technologies (PETs), from homomorphic encryption to secure enclaves may play a crucial role in the future of this space, and we believe the Oblivious team is well placed to develop these.
The team at Oblivious are already thought leaders in academia through their work with the UN & Oxford University, and Robert (CEO & Co-Founder) shares his thoughts;
“Too often when we think of security and privacy, it feels like another cost that needs to be absorbed by data owners. A technical bureaucracy of sorts. However, what the team and I have found is quite the opposite; projects, collaborations, and partnerships that were previously redlined are now getting the go-ahead!”
We are all excited to be partnering with Robert and Jack to support their vision to empower developers everywhere to deliver real privacy in the digital age.
Enabling organisations to provide a wellbeing programme that can have a substantially positive impact on their health and wellness, as well as on the culture and performance of the company.
Mental health & wellbeing support has quickly become a core foundation of the corporate benefits stack.
Supporting over 1,250 companies, Spectrum.Life is a platform combining best-in-class mental health support and wellbeing coaching. Within their product suite, there is counseling support along with thousands of eLearning and content modules across fitness, nutrition, and lifestyle.
Spectrum.Life’s platform thousands of mental health and physical health consultations monthly, along with digital health and wellbeing livestreams which have attracted over 150k attendees since March 2020.
The team importantly has always focused on clinical validation;
“Measuring the clinical effectiveness of our interventions is critical to us in proving value to our clients and assessing the quality of our services. As an example we can see after using our mental health services, those experiencing severe psychological distress falls by 90% and those reporting as healthy rises by 20x. We’re now seeing record levels of utilisation of all of our services as service users seek support.” Dr. Sarah O’Neill Co-Founder
We are all excited to be partnering with Stephen, Sarah, and Stuart to support their ambition in becoming the mental health & wellbeing platform for the modern enterprise.
Emergency braking systems can only measure approximately 40 meters ahead or one second reaction time at high speeds.
Currently, there are 1,350,000 road deaths every year, 50m injuries at an annual cost of over $2 trillion. In the US alone car accidents cost 2% of GDP. 94% of those accidents are caused by human error, errors current accident prevention systems cannot stop. Today’s emergency braking systems can only measure approximately 40m ahead or 1 second reaction time at highway speeds. To perceive, predict, and prevent accidents you need to 10x the capability of these systems and Provizio’s Accident Prevention Technology Platform combines proprietary vision sensors and machine learning to do just that. The radar backboned, AI on-the-edge sensor suite with ultra-long-range and foresight capabilities can prevent collisions at high speed and in all weather conditions.
“One point three five road deaths to zero drives everything we do at Provizio. We have put together an incredible team that is growing daily. AI is the future of automotive accident prevention and Provizio 5D radars with AI on-the-edge are the first step towards that goal.” Barry Lunn
Car safety focus has until now largely been on a reactive basis or with prescriptive safety measures, these merely minimise damage to passengers, they do not stop the crash from occurring. To prevent accidents advanced driver-assistance systems (ADAS) need to have greatly increased range and object discrimination capability to see danger long before they currently do.