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TechStars London Announces its 2014 companies
by Startacus Admin
My...how time flies. It's hard to believe that a whole year has now passed since we first reported that the world acclaimed TechStars accelerator would be hosting its first ever programme outside of the US in good old Blighty. One year on and having run a London accelerator which more than lived up to expectations, TechStars have just announced the 11 up and coming startups who, having beat off competition from over 1500 companies, are now poised to take advantage of all that one of the world’s greatest tech accelerators has to offer.
As you have probably guessed from the name, TechStars is a programme which focuses on delivering intense mentor-driven growth potential to tech startups, and has one of the best track records of any accelerator. 90% of its total alumni are still active businesses thanks to its world-class mentorship and over $560,000,000 investment which has been accumulated over the years.
This year’s successful companies are sure to be rubbing their hands together at the thought of that track record, but enough facts and figures…here’s a quick intro on this years participants.
*We have alphabetised them for your convenience, and because we are pedantic that way…
Avuba - A German startup that wants to build a mobile first service that will make personal banking better, faster and simpler- or as they put it “Personal Banking done right”.
Eat My Seat (US/UK) - This humorously named company has the equally humorous (although admittedly very useful) purpose of allowing users to skip queues when at an event by ordering food directly to their seat.
eRated – An Israeli startup that ”lets you use one reputation score in a world of marketplaces”- Jolly good!
Good Audience (US) - By assisting with the all too familiar problem of raising your brand's profile via social media, this startup has a tool for increasing your reach with the people you really want to target.
Lingvist (Estonia) - A platform for learning new languages that promises to have you talking like a local in 200 hours or less - Now that is a promise we would love to put to the test.
Magnific (UK) - As we understand it, this is a tool that helps you create a feed of all the content that you want to see - filtering out the other stuff.
Proximus - Sounds like a Dr Seuss creation but is actually a rather clever Spanish analytics engine that examines consumer behaviour in conjunction with geo-location data.
Pubble - From the land of saints and scholars (Ireland) comes this community engagement platform that changes how you interact with your audience while continually enhancing your web site.
Smile Family - A mobile social network for mothers so they can share, interact and most of all, show off their families.
Spatch (US) - Bear with us… this one is complicated. It’s a “decentralized communication protocol built on top of email”...so something clever to do with email!
Zzish (UK)- A company with tools for helping developers to make education apps more engaging.
I’m sure you’ll agree there’s a great mix of companies this time round, and they are sure to give us plenty to write about when the Demo day rolls around in a few months time.
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