Fifteen scaleups were selected to represent Europe in the program for 2016, the call was supported by Silicon Valley based organizations focused on supporting specific EU countries of regions. The requirements to be considered for the SEC2SV program are to have had at least 10 employees 3 years ago, in addition to be growing more than 20% year-over-year in revenue or number of employees. The final selection was made by a group of investors composed of Startup Europe Partnership (SEP) Investors Forum members and U.S. investors. In addition to these 15 scaleups, four fast growing tech companies supported by EIT Digital Accelerator will join the delegation.
AWINGU (CEO Walter Van Uytven; Capital raised: $18M; employees: 27)
Awingu’s central workplace offers a concrete solution to this growing Mobility and ‘Bring your own device’ (BYOD) trends. Awingu is a web-based platform, where you easily gain access to all your files, applications, and software. Best of all, you can connect from any device, operation system or browser, from anywhere in the world. The only thing you need? An internet-connection!
In comparison with competitors such as Citrix, VMware or RDS, the licensing scheme remains simple and the affordable pricing offers an unseen price/quality ratio on the market.
AB TASTY (CEO: Remi Aubert; Capital raised: $7M; employees: 70)
AB Tasty is a SaaS solution that helps data-driven marketers to ease the process of A/B testing, personalisation and re-engagement.
AB Tasty offers a full range of solutions to boost conversion rates. Our tool helps make data-driven decisions through A/B & multivariate testing, engage users with on-site remarketing and predictive marketing tools, and personalise content and user-experience. With the sharp rise of m-commerce, AB Tasty is designed to handle cross-device tests (available on websites, mobiles and applications).
CONTROLANT (CEO: Gisli Herjolfsson ; Capital raised: $2.5M; employees: 24)
Controlant aims to be the preferred partner in quality control solutions for asset tracking and the monitoring of perishable goods. Controlant specializes in wireless temperature monitoring and asset tracking – currently the company provides services to pharmaceutical, food, industrial and logistics companies.
The solution is based on a wireless, automatic sensor network fully developed by Controlant. Combining robust hardware, an easy to use web based software and a central database, the solution can provide a unique overview of the supply chain with minimized manual work.
SHOPFULLY Group (CEO: Stefano Portu; Capital raised: $22M; employees 140) is the leading smart shopping platform used by over 20 million users worldwide when getting ready to go shopping in their neighborhood. The platform contains a variety of information including details about promotions, new products, shops, opening times and contacts of the main retailers and brands in each shopping category, geolocated in one place and easily accessible to users (from grocery and drugstores to discount, clothing, electronics, office supplies, sporting goods, hardware, etc).
ETIX EVERYWHERE(CEO: Charles Antoine Beyney; Capital raised: $17M; employees: 47)
We provide IT housing services and we construct scalable data centers.
Etix Everywhere builds and operates data centers. We offer housing services in our global colocation network, and design build and operate dedicated data centers, ranging from 300kVa to several MVA. All our data centers are evolutive, easy to operate and equipped with latest innovations.
SCISPORTS (CEO: Giels Brouwer; Capital raised: $1.5M; employees: 36)
SciSports makes scientific progress accessible and available for any professional football organization. They advise and build solutions to provide them with the competitive edge they need to maintain or improve their ranking and status.
SciSports invented a unique algorithm that finds the best players for a football club in a database of over 300.000 players across the entire world. SciSports won the Philips Innovation Award and was selected by the prestigious Kairos Society as one of the fifty most innovative startups in the world.
T-ME STUDIOS (CEO: Laurentiu-Victor Balasa; employees: 60)
T-Me studios behind Redraw are a Mobile publisher with more than 6000 published apps in Google Play in the personalization and gaming verticals, with tens of millions of users across their products.
Redraw.io: A web-based end-to-end solution for creating, publishing, and monetizing themes. Redraw is dedicated to creating and managing themes with ease for artists, brands, agencies, app devs. and OEMs.
VENDOTEL (CEO: Samo Omerzel; Capital raised: $5M; employees: 109)
Fully integrated Pay Phone & Vending Machine. Vendotel is solution which makes pay phone profitable and economically interesting because of its possibility of selling products (tangible & intagible) and service.
The VendoTel Inventory application suite manages the pay phone and vending machines network. The solution provides a centralised inventory, a basic prerequisite for effective inventory control, demand / supply management and control over goods distribution, retail and wholesale operations. The device provides a substitute for the classic pay phone and can be installed in a telephone booth, with a point of sale for additional, integrated services and goods, that will provide good business opportunity for infrastucture operator.
BEBEE (CEO: Javier Camara Rica; Capital raised: $6.5M; employees: 70)
beBee is an affinity social network which allows users to connect with other people who share the same interests and experiences.
beBee allows you to increase productivity and business opportunities through the exchange of knowledge, ideas and partnerships. But that´s not the only advantage, because when you connect in beBee, you can receive truly outstanding content.
KANTERON SYSTEMS (CEO: Jorge Cortell; Capital raised: $3M; employees: 19)
Next Generation Enterprise Healthcare IT for Clinical Data and Workflow Integration. Helping healthcare providers and EHR vendors manage imaging and genomic data effectively for precision medicine applications at the point of care. Integrated care. Patient-centric. Personalized medicine. Here. Now. Kanteron Systems’ solution has been deployed at some of the world’s largest healthcare networks like the NHS in the UK, Seguridad Social in Spain, ISSSTE in Mexico, or EsSalud in Peru.
METAIL (CEO: Tom Adeyoola; Capital raised: $19.5M; employees: 47)
With 6 patents granted and thirteen pending, Metail is a fashion technology company that allows shoppers to try on clothes online. After inputting three basic body measurements and in less than ten seconds, customers can create their own ‘MeModel’ which is up to 96% accurate of their own shape. Shoppers can then explore styles, try on items and create full outfits with the confidence that whatever they buy will fit and suit them. Retail partners also consistently see an increase in sales and engagement when shoppers utilise the technology.
PCA PREDICT (CEO: Guy Mucklow; employees: 58)
PCA Predict (formerly Postcode Anywhere) is a UK-based company best known for its market-leading address validation technology, used to quickly complete your address when buying online. It was established by Guy Mucklow and Jamie Turner in 2001. The company’s range of services, all delivered via the internet, are specifically designed to boost business efficiency.
PCa Predict has a diverse customer base encompassing small-medium enterprises, public sector organisations, charities and multinationals, including the Learning & Skills Council, The Identity & Passport Service, National Savings & Investments, HMRC, Oxfam, The British Heart Foundation, Rolls Royce, Xerox, Disney, Heinz, Siemens and Citibank.
STREAM TECHNOLOGIES (CEO: Nigel Chadwick; employees: 32)
Stream Technologies is the company behind IoT-X, a Connectivity Enablement, Management & Billing platform (CMP).
Designed for all operators of Cellular, Satellite & Low Power Wide Area networks, IoT-X, is offered as a Platform as a Service (PaaS) and is fast being adopted by established network operators and new entrants into the M2M/IOT sector. IoT-X, offers low cost, low risk, high functionality of connectivity management, resulting in fast to market, with support from one of the most experienced technical and operational teams in IoT. Stream Technologies Simplifies the Complex and gets devices connected.
FIRSTBEAT (CEO: Joni Kettunen; employees: 60)
The leading provider of physiological analytics for sports and wellbeing. Firstbeat’s heartbeat data measurement with personal feedback on training exercise, has already been adopted by Samsung, Suunto and Garmin. Firstbeat is part of the EIT Digital Accelerator.
MeisterLabs GmbH (COO: Oliver Huebler; Capital raised: $550k; employees: 21)
MeisterLabs GmbH is the publisher of MindMeister, the collaborative online mind mapping software solution. An intuitive project and task management tool on the web.
We have made it our mission to inspire creativity in business, education and daily life by developing the most innovative and easy to use software tools. By embracing the concepts of Web 2.0 – simplicity, usability and collaboration – we provide new and revolutionary ways of working together in our increasingly global and connected environment.
The four EIT Digital selected companies include:
NEGENTIS (CEO: Paolo Cianchi; About $5 Million; 14 people)
NEGENTIS offers an applications development platform enabling enterprises to manage the entire life-cycle of their IoT/IoE, integrating operational and business processes with field sensors and machines.
GLEECHI (CEO: Jaob Johansson; employees: 8).
GLEECHI has developed the first software that enables developers to create natural hand interaction in virtual reality. The software is also used in robotics to enable real-time interaction for robot hands and grippers.
QARNOT (CEO: Paul Benoit)
Qarnot has created the first computing heater using embedded microprocessors. Remotely computing for companies, it produces free heat for buildings. With no need for a data center, Qarnot provides the greenest and cheapest Cloud platform.
Furhat Robotics (CEO: Samer Al Moubayed)
Furhat is a robot head which looks and sounds like a human. Its face displays unique expressiveness and emotion. Its brain, powered by conversational intelligence, produces highly sophisticated and socially-aware spoken interactions.