This article showcases our top picks for the best London based Retail companies. These startups and companies are taking a variety of approaches to innovating the Retail industry, but are all exceptional companies well worth a follow.
We tried to pick companies across the size spectrum from cutting edge startups to established brands.
We selected these startups and companies for exceptional performance in one of these categories:
- Innovative ideas
- Innovative route to market
- Innovative product
- Exceptional growth
- Exceptional growth strategy
- Societal impact
Top London Retail Companies
Made.com makes high-end, designer furniture accessible for all. Made.com cuts out the middleman and links consumers directly with the designers.
This allows the organisation to provide high quality, made to order, cool designed furniture straight to consumers at low prices. The company sells all of its products straight through the web and has no showrooms or warehouses, which reduces waste and surplus stock.
The business also groups its orders together, combining all requests for the same piece and putting them into production every seven days. Using the aforementioned techniques the company states it sells its products at great reductions with its furniture typically priced 70 – 85% lower than its high street competitors.
Made.com was launched in April 2010 and now connects over 100,000 customers with renowned designers, bringing luxury home design to customers at accessible prices. In the two years since its launch, the Notting Hill-based brand has worked with a number of top designers and artists including; Damien Hirst, James Harrison, Alison Cork, John Stephanidis, Steuart Padwick, Ai Wei Wei, and the Chapman Brothers as well as many other top design partners.
Made.com also states it has found the best craftsmen to build its furniture. The skilled workers are often the same people who create products for the UK’s famous high street brands.
Made.com is based in Notting Hill, London and operates an office in Shanghai.. .
ZigZag Global is a software platform to help retailers manage returns globally. It grades retailers returned products and offers consolidation, refurbishment, local redistribution, recycling, destruction, and reselling stock internationally on a revenue share basis.
The ZigZag network connects over 200 local warehouses in 130 countries so customers can get faster refunds. E-commerce consumers return items back to retailers via an intelligent returns portal.
Returns take less than one minute, and customers send tracked returns by post, locker or courier from over 300,000 locations. Goods are sent back to a local warehouse and then ZigZag can scan, grade, consolidate or refurbish products to get them back into the supply chain more quickly.
Customers can be refunded in just 24 hours, and goods can then be returned, destroyed, donated or re-fulfilled to a new order or resold via marketplaces. ZigZag won the 2017 ShopTalk Startup award along with a 25,000 Euro prize.
It also won the 2017 Sustainability Award in Milan, 2017 Innovation Award at IRX, StartUps 100 Winner 2017. 2016 Global award at the World Retail Congress in Dubai for innovation and were shortlisted for Innovation of the Year by Retail Week at the Tech and EComm Awards, Mark of Excellence – Disruptor of the Year 2016 – Supply Chain Awards, Winner at London Technology Week – GetInTheRing.
ZigZag was founded in 2014 by Al Gerrie and Laurence Guy. and is headquartered in London, England, UK..
Yoyo Wallet is a U.K.-based mobile wallet startup that enables its users to pay for their goods with their smartphones. The company currently processes over 150,000 monthly in-store transactions by combining payment and loyalty via an easy scan.
It also provides a marketing platform for retailers that enables digital customer engagement in-store. The multi-retailer mobile wallet offers loyalty programs and rewards offerings it can automatically deliver to customers based on buying patterns.
Launched in 2013, Yoyo Wallet receives funding from Taavet Hinrikus and TransferWise.. .
Yoox Net-a-Porter Group
Yoox Net-a-Porter Group is the global Internet retailing partner for leading fashion and design brands. It has established itself amongst the market leaders with the multi-brand online stores yoox.com, thecorner.com, and shoescribe.com, as well as with numerous mono-brand online stores.
In October 2015, YOOX GROUP and THE NET-A-PORTER GROUP came together, two companies that have revolutionized the luxury fashion industry since their birth in 2000. The Group has offices and operations in the United States, Europe, Japan, China, and Hong Kong and delivers to more than 100 countries worldwide..
It employs over 800 employees globally.. .
Simba Sleep is an e-commerce company that offers a variety of mattresses. It brings together thousands of super-light comfort springs and support from precision-engineered foam in perfect harmony.
The company is driven by a mission is to bring the importance of sleep back into focus, and help everyone wake up winning. Simba Sleep was founded in 2015 and is headquartered in London, England..
Appear Here is an online marketplace for retail space. Since the company was founded in 2012, it has facilitated the opening of over 10,000 stores in the UK, US, and France.
Appear Here has raised a total of $21.4 million in VC funding from the previous backers of Spotify, Pinterest, Hailo and Trivago.. .
Taylor & Hart
Taylor & Hart’s mission is to create and deliver engagement rings that allow people to truly express themselves in a way that captures the emotions they feel for each other. – Offering over 100,000 ethically sourced GIA graded diamonds to choose from.
– Winner of “Best New Jeweler 2014” and nominated for numerous other awards. – Crowd-fundeded through Seedrs twice raising over $500,000 – Notable mentions in the Telegraph, Guardian, Elle, Glamour, Forbes, FT – Customer rating of over 9.6/10 from over 120 reviews.
– Team members based in London, UK and Sofia, Bulgaria – Transacted over $2m over the last 12 months. – Set a pink diamond on the inside of every ring as a trademark.
Farfetch operates an e-commerce website that unites various independent fashion boutiques. It offers bags, coats, dresses, jackets, jewellery, swimwear, trouser, shoes, knitwear, suits, shorts, and accessories.
They operate a modular end-to-end technology platform purpose built to connect the luxury fashion ecosystem worldwide. Their vision was to create a single operating system that could address the complex demands of consumers and luxury sellers alike.
Their platform is built on an API-enabled proprietary technology stack, which provides the foundation for the three main components: applications, services and data. Farfetch serves women, men, and kids.
Jose Neves founded the company in 2008, with its headquarters in London, United Kingdom.. .
Mention Me is a referral marketing platform that fuels business growth. Our world-class programmes have delivered more than 3 million referrals and increased customer lifetime value for 400+ brands around the globe.
Founded as a bootstrapped two-man company in 2013, we now employ more than 65 specialists and work with brands like Farfetch, Ocado Zoom and Nutmeg. Our work has been celebrated by awards including Showcase Startup at Retail Week’s Buzz conference, Best Tech Startup at Drapers Digital Festival, and a Bronze Stevie for Customer Service Team of the Year.
In 2018, we raised $7 million in funding from Eight Roads Ventures to fuel our next phase of growth as a cutting-edge platform empowering brands to turn happy customers into engines for business growth.. • Support & Signposting – Private, ironclad support; anytime, anywhere, any device..
Bother operates as an online grocery delivery startup.. Built on top of that technology are Financial services such as market making, liquidity provision and an OTC desk that service institutional investors and other businesses.
Bayesian Fund (a segregated portfolio) is a alpha-generating hedge fund that leverages proprietary algorithms to deliver outsized returns to its institutional investors.. .
Matches Fashion is a multi-brand fashion retailer with stores in Wimbledon Village, Richmond, Notting Hill, Marylebone High Street, Mayfair and Bicester Village in Oxfordshire.Their success is built on their close relationships with their clients and they are rightly proud of their superior customer service. they welcome employee involvement in the business and recognise the impact of their employees on their successes.
At Matches Fashion they build on the potential in all their employees and are committed to promoting internally whilst welcoming the best talent from outside the organisation to boost their ever-expanding teams. They value creativity, hard work, innovation and loyalty.
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SportPursuit is the UKs first sport-specific flash sales website featuring top quality sports products and services from the world’s best brands. During their 7 days flash sales, members receive exclusive access to sales at up to 70% off RRP in a fun, content rich, personalised environment.
SportPursuit works very closely with its brand partners to help enhance their brand image through push marketing to their large targeted member base of sports enthusiasts, encouraging brand engagement and trial.. .
Mercaux was listed in Retail Week’s Discovery 50 list 2020, which shines a light on the world’s top tech companies whose innovative solutions are supporting the retail sector both during the pandemic and in the future. Mercaux is the ‘backbone’ for your in-store digital transformation journey.
We help retailers deliver superior omnichannel customer experiences by bringing the best of digital and physical retail together. We equip Sales Associates and stores with the digital tools they need to serve and sell smarter, across the entire customer journey.
The solutions are operated by Sales Associates using a tablet-based app or self-served by customers using touch screen kiosks or their own phones via a web-based App. All the solutions are all managed by a HQ Platform.
Our core solutions Sales Assist, Omnichannel and Clienteling equip staff with instant access to product information, company-wide inventory, digital content, customers’ profiles and wish lists, through to mobile checkout capabilities. Additional add-ons such as AI-driven Styling Suggestions, Store and Customer Communications and Advanced Analytics elevate stores towards a fully integrated digital ecosystem.
The use of this technology also opens the black box of in-store data so retailers can understand what actions contribute to a sale (or lost basket) in a customer’s path-to-purchase by revealing customer behaviours, staff performance and product funnels. When clients like Nike, French Connection and Benetton adopt digital tools in their stores, they see an increase in conversion, loyalty and units per transaction (UPT).
On average they experience a sales uplift of 8% and 5x ROI.. .
Rotageek helps organisations predict and meet demand, using complex data-driven technologies to effectively and fairly schedule staff. They use personalised algorithms and machine learning to find patterns that would otherwise go unnoticed – providing best in class and fully personalised business forecasting and scheduling.
Today, Rotageek lives in London and Melbourne and their clients include O2, Dune, William Hill, Maplin and The Perfume Shop to name just a few. They’re growing really quickly but their approach and their ambitions remain personal, and they always will.
Their goal is to create a step change in scheduling capabilities using data-driven, highly intelligent technology that is agile and works both for business and people.. .
Replication follows eventual consistency semantics, allowing servers to function even if offline or after data-loss by resynchronizing missing history from other participating servers. End-to-end encryption ensures data at rest is only readable by the room participants.
The result is that data transmitted over Matrix is never stored in any single place, and is instead securely shared on a purely need-to-know basis between relevant parties, with control of access residing solely with the author. Awards:- Audience Choice and Best Social Integration Awards at WebRTC Conference & Expo V (San Jose 2014) Best Innovation Award at WebRTC Conference & Expo Paris 2014 Nominated in the Company Category at UK Open Source Awards 2015 Best in Show at WebRTC Miami 2015.
Trunomi’s rules-based platform is the leader in Enterprise Data Privacy Compliance. Enabling businesses for the first time to understand what data they hold, under what regulation and why.
Allowing companies to comply with current and future global regulations from a single platform. Trunomi never sees or stores your customer’s personal data due to its patented technology; and for this reason, Trunomi’s technology is not bound by jurisdictional borders surrounding personal data.
Certified to operate to NSA security standards and validated by Baker McKenzie, Trunomi is a zero-risk solution allowing businesses to: • Prove Compliance with all Global Regulations – now and forever • Visualise your customer data from a single screen • Map your customer data • Automate Data Subject Request (DSR) management • Turn Privacy into a customer experience • Switch on Privacy easily, with a developer-first approach. .
Croud was founded in April 2011 and is headquartered in London, England, UK.. .
Cudoni was founded with one purpose in mind – to provide the simplest and most rewarding service in selling pre-owned luxury goods – including (but not limited to) clothes, handbags, jewellery, accessories, shoes, technology and homeware. They strive to ensure time remains a luxury for successful people with a busy lifestyle who want to de-clutter their wardrobes and homes.
Their results speak for themselves and have led us to become a trusted partner for their sellers on a regular basis. In turn, this supports their environmental focus in enabling sustainability and recycling.
These items are high quality and were made to last a lifetime – they enable them to change hands multiple times and celebrate quality workmanship.. See our website to find out more, or contact us to set up a personalised demo: [email protected]
HYPERVSN, the award-winning British technology company, responsible for creating the world’s first Integrated 3D Holographic Display System. Backed by world-famous investors, Hypervsn develops holographic solutions for customers in over 90 countries across the globe, from Nike and Disney to BMW and Louis Vuitton.
Known for multiple international awards and serving a network of distributors in 50+ countries, Hypervsn keeps creating the innovative products named amongst the globally emerging ones to watch by BBC, Forbes and CNN. Every day, our platforms deliver value to our users that boost revenues, increase margins and enable rapid responses to changing market dynamics and volatility..
Whether to demonstrate regulatory compliance, improve governance, assist with transformational change or optimise your data landscape, it builds a connected digital map of your organisation, reducing complexity while driving efficiency. It is uniquely engineered to build end-to-end data models more efficiently and effectively and improve an organisation’s data economy.
Solidatus is quickly being adopted by organisations across the globe, including top-tier global financial, pharmaceutical, utility and infrastructure firms and has been implemented by leading consulting and technology firms. Solidatus is headquartered in London, UK with an office in Singapore.
Planned expansion into the US, Europe and the Middle East scheduled for 2021.. .
Live Better With
Live Better With is here to make everyday living a little bit better for the millions of people living with cancer all over the world. Together with the cancer community, they handpick products that help ease symptoms and side effects, and improve the quality of day-to-day life.
Uniquely, they group all the products by how someone might be feeling (e.g., “Feeling sick” or “Can’t sleep”), so it’s very easy to discover all the relevant and helpful things that have worked for others with the same need as you.. They do that by applying regulatory technology for blockchain that solves a variety of compliance challenges.
Their proprietary solutions streamline compliance to near-automation. Taking anti money laundering effectiveness form around 1% as it is in the current traditional system and take it to over 90% effectiveness.
They provide anti-money laundering (AML) and know your customer (KYC) services for virtual currencies and blockchain actors. They enable traditional financial institutions and regulators to safely engage with the crypto world.
Their Trudatum product gives users the ability to register and authenticate any type of data, providing instant, secure online confirmation of the authenticity of documents and other files.. .
Feelunique.com was a on-line retailer of premium beauty products, serving predominantly the UK market from its headquarters in the Channel Islands, and employing 125 staff.. .
This identifies gaps in controls coverage, aligns security with framework standards and substantiates regulatory compliance. Our automated reports significantly reduce reporting time and tailor insights to stakeholders at every level, enhancing decision-making from the boardroom to the analyst.
These reports can also be mapped to the organisation’s structure, so you can prioritise risk based on impact to the business. Enterprise security leaders around the world trust our platform to help them make better security decisions..
Wolf & Badger
Wolf & Badger is a multi-channel retail platform for the finest independent, ethical and unique brands from around the globe. Founded in 2010 by Henry and George – the Graham brothers – Wolf & Badger is now home to over 700 of the world’s best fashion and design brands.
Our mission is to introduce our stylish customers to limited-edition, sustainable and high-quality products while providing a much-needed platform for independent brands to thrive.. .
Ted Baker plc is a British luxury clothing retail company.. .
A two-time winner at the Corporate Vision Technology Innovator Awards, in 2016 it was named the ‘Most Innovative Business Analytics Company’ and its flagship product, OrgVue, was awarded ‘Best Strategic HR Product’ as well as voted a ‘Gartner Cool Vendor in Human Capital Management’. Alongside OrgVue, Concentra’s other products include SupplyVue for holistic supply chain optimisation and DataPlus, an enterprise data warehouse automation platform.
Concentra’s analytics and domain experts also leverage best-in-class technologies to build data-driven solutions in functional operational reporting and customer analytics.. Audiense works with a wide range of enterprise clients, including sports brands and Premier League football clubs, major news publishers, top digital agencies, marketing leading clothing and music brands, and even the UK government..
Cornerstone is a regular delivery service of razor blades and shaving supplies for men. Its service include German-engineered razors and British-blended skincare products.
Cornerstone was founded in January 2013 and is based in London, United Kingdom.. By believing in knowing what is next for their clients, they ensure each of your customers enjoy the tailored and intuitive experience they deserve.
They make this possible by continuously analysing behaviour, developing this into insight and then intelligently acting on this unparalleled knowledge. The result? Consumer-centric solutions that attract the right audience, with the right message at the right time, meaning more value for your customers, your business and for you.
Regardless of your size or sector, their passion is to deliver meaningful growth for your business online by understanding the value of a single action.. .
OpenSensors is an internet of things company building a connected world that puts people first. It has built a scalable real time IoT messaging engine that can easily process millions of messages a second from any internet connected device.
It enables users to quickly create real time smart IoT products by giving the components needed, such as real time data access, security, storage, data analytics, and machine learning.. .
These businesses count on financial services to help them operate, grow and succeed. Unfortunately, there is a huge ~£22bn SME funding gap in the UK, and in the EU and US, this gap amounts to a combined ~£881bn! The problem is even more pronounced in emerging markets.
It is vital that SMEs are given the best chance of succeeding. We help financial institutions and their SME clients streamline their business operations through the use of our payments products and API platform, thereby facilitating frictionless access to financial services..
Zeepay Ghana Limited is a wholly Ghanaian owned Mobile FinancialServices company focusing on providing integrated mobile payments services with mobile wallets targeting the unbanked and banked population with the objective of bringing the unbanked into the financial stream and easing payments and collections for the banked population. Zeepay facilitates the processing of multiple mobile phone payment transactions, and operates as a aggregator that brings transaction of all players together on one single platform.
The company’s core application runs on open source technology, and is designed to integrate all types of payment platforms, banks, merchants, Mobile Network Operators (MNOs), and other companies with subscriber based transactions.. .
ThirdEye is building the world’s first real-time CCTV powered AI assistant to put in the hands of public space workers. Our context aware alert systems detect relevant events in CCTV streams and deliver notifications to staff members in real-time while our analytics tools make data-driven decision making available to brick-and-mortar retailers.
We keep our clients productive and competitive in an ever evolving market.. .
Flubit.com is the largest UK-owned marketplace for branded goods. You can buy over 1 Million items cheaper than Amazon, every week; from toys, books, health & beauty, home & garden and so much more! Flubit.com works with more than 1,500 UK and Irish online retailers and has access to the largest catalogue of products in the country, for a UK-owned company.
With a one of a kind business model and a majority of ‘excellent’ reviews via independent website TrustPilot, Flubit.com allows retailers to sell on its marketplace with no set-up, listing or commission charges; these savings are then passed onto customers. A British company, which started inside a walk-in wardrobe in 2011, Flubit.com now has headquarters in Wapping, London and prides itself on having a quick, next delivery on millions of items and, always includes in shipping in the price you see.
Six-year-old Flubit.com was originally established as a private demand driven website helping online shoppers save money on products they would buy on other popular websites including Amazon. Since then, the business has evolved into one of the most innovative marketplaces in the UK; a true leader in its sector.
Visit Flubit.com to buy over 1 Million items cheaper than Amazon, every week! Before you buy it, Flubit.com.. .
Coniq is the Total Customer Engagement Company for growth minded shopping malls, outlets, and retail brands. Our platform, IQ, provides a faster, economical and simpler way to generate revenue by understanding, anticipating and engaging customers through unique and personalised experiences in real-time across multiple channels.
The Coniq platform powers over £1 billion in sales annually for its customers, with more than 20 million consumers shopping from 1,800 brands in 24 countries worldwide.. .
Eve was created to challenge everything the sleepy mattress industry represents. As such, it is more than a mattress.
It is a pioneer for change, an advocate for ease and a champion for fairness. They created eve to revolutionise every aspect of buying one of the most important items in your home..
The MyOptique Group is revolutionising the £20bn European optical industry by cutting out the high street middle man – and providing its customers a superior service and significant savings. The group is the clear European leader in the growing online optical segment with a full offering covering all three major segments in the eyewear market – prescription glasses, sunglasses and contact lenses via its online retail brands Glasses Direct, Sunglasses Shop, MyOptique.com, LensOn, Netzoptiker, Eyewearbrands and Lensbest.de.
More than two-thirds of sales are outside of the UK market. It carries over 150 brands and 7,000 styles..
It also enables fiat money to be digitized and the firm is registered as an e-money issuer in the UK and Poland. The partners with enterprise customers to create DLT based solutions on it’s a full platform.
Reusable modules & APIs allow for rapid creation and delivery. The platform combines the blockchain and distributed ledger is built for enterprise implementations and achieved full compliance with data and money regulations.
Billon Group was founded in 2015 and is headquartered in London, England, United Kingdom.. .
Beelivery provide a nationwide 15-60 minute grocery delivery service by crowd-sourcing from over 10,000 drivers. Already delivering to over 90 towns and cities across the UK, they aim to have a driver within 0.5 miles of any customer, delivering from the customer’s local convenience store in as little as 15 minutes.
Founded in 2015, Beelivery covers a larger geographical area than any other on on-demand delivery company. A tech focused, short-chain logistics marketplace, they have introduced the sharing economy of on-demand grocery delivery..
Customers can send cash to more than 150 countries through Nebeus’s payment channels, VISA, and Mastercard integrations; transfer & deposit money at more than 230,000 retail locations & post offices; and much more. Nebeus is the smart way to borrow, earn, and spend in the digital age, helping thousands of customers put their digital assets to everyday use..
Shutl is a technology startup that offers convenient fulfillment services by connecting online retailers with local same-day couriers. The company solves fulfillment for retailers and shoppers by enabling immediate or convenient delivery of online purchases.
Its platform creates a marketplace from the capacity of local courier firms and uses retail partners’ local stocks to fulfill purchases. It integrates with all major dispatch software and retailers’ existing technologies.
Shutl operates in more than 50 towns across the United Kingdom with a virtual fleet of thousands of couriers who complete 10,000 deliveries every day. Shutl was founded in December 2009 by [Tom Allason](http://www.crunchbase.com/person/tom-allason) in London, United Kingdom.
It also has operations in Manhattan and Chicago.. .
Everpress is a global marketplace built to make the power of independent creativity come to life in the easiest, most ethical way. Here you’ll find a curated emporium of original clothing designs with the tools to help people promote, sell, manufacture and distribute their own creations with no risk and no waste; a genuine alternative to the tyranny and wastefulness of conventional retail.
We’re on a mission to empower creative independence in a commercial world.. .
The use of this technology also opens the black box of in-store data so retailers can understand what actions contribute to a sale (or lost basket) in a customer’s path-to-purchase by revealing customer behaviours, staff performance and product funnels. When clients like Nike, French Connection and Benetton adopt digital tools in their stores, they see an increase in conversion, loyalty and units per transaction (UPT).
On average they experience a sales uplift of 8% and 5x ROI.. .
Mous is a fashion tech brand that designs and manufactures protective accessories. It is a technology startup that offers Musicase, a protective iPhone case that incorporates headphones.
It was designed to prevent tangled and lost earphones as well as protect its users’ phones. Musicase utilizes its users’ Apple Earpods or its own headphones, enabling its users to both unroll and retract them without departing them from the case or losing them.
Mous was founded in 2014 and is based in London, United Kingdom.. .
Watchfinder is the world’s leading retailer of pre-owned watches. If you’re interested in luxury watches, whether that’s buying, selling, or just learning more about them, Watchfinder have what you need.
Our expert staff will provide you with all the information you need to ensure you find what you’re looking for.. .
Simple, quality-focused and affordable. Honest Burgers do one thing, and do it well.
We’re helping Tom, Phil and Dorian build one of the best loved brands in the UK restaurant market.. We’re used in 45 countries and available in 12 languages and we’re proud to be helping some of the world’s best known brands create meaningful employee engagement by enabling them to be more, together.
Mo is hiring. To find out more about a career with us, get in touch at: mo.work/careers.
Vashi is a diamond jewellery brand that offers a genuinely unique, disruptive, and omni-channel retail experience.. .
At the same time, the platform leverages modern blockchain technology to allow infrastructure owners (governments, utilities, public-private partnerships, etc.) to securely offer asset-backed investments to institutional investors, including sovereign wealth funds, government-linked investment funds, infrastructure funds, private equity funds, real estate funds, and banks. We launched Fasset in order to provide an end-to-end operating system for assets owners and investors to support sustainable infrastructure.
Inspired by the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), our objective is to offer safe, secure real economy linked investments that bring healthy returns while furthering the world’s sustainability ambitions. In addition, we see a significant shortfall in infrastructure financing worldwide.
The current slow-moving infrastructure finance system cannot meet demand due to problems with market access, liquidity, and prohibitively high costs and fees. Our blockchain-centered operating system for infrastructure addresses these challenges by creating a faster, secure, efficient, and more transparent and affordable gateway to raise capital from a broader pool of global investors..
Proximity Insight help brands to get closer to their customers. Most brands struggle to keep their customers engaged, so we deliver a solution that empowers ALL staff to connect, inspire and nurture customers, person to person.
This keeps customers coming back and spending more.. .
HubBox is the first universal Click & Collect solution for online retailers. Their market-leading software means that any retailer can strengthen their delivery proposition by offering local Click & Collect and in-store pick up at checkout.
Their software powers Click & Collect for hundreds of retailers, including brands such as Boohoo, Whistles, hmv, Warehouse and TM Lewin.. Unlike other solutions focused on a narrow piece of the deal lifecycle, VAKT aims to transform the full trade lifecycle.
VAKT is driven by nine leading energy companies and banks who have committed to embracing blockchain technology, working together to develop an industry-wide solution to age-old problems we all experience every day.. Employees receive a DoPay card and DoPay app, which give them a full banking experience.
They are already working in partnership with Barclays to provide payroll services to several multinationals, embassies and local companies in Egypt and aim to expand into the largest unbanked regions of the world.. .
The TravelTime platform locates, ranks & sorts points of interest by travel time, not distance. Consumer-facing websites or apps can access the platform via an API, then their users can find the geographic content they want, using the travel time and transport mode of their choice.
For example, an estate agent’s site can ‘show suitable houses within 45 minutes commute by public transport, to arrive by 09.00’ and a restaurant site could ‘show restaurants within a 20 minute walk of my hotel’. TravelTime typically doubles the number of relevant results, when compared to a ‘within X miles’ distance-based search.
iGeolise was formed in 2009 when Charlie had the idea that it was more useful to find content on the web by the time it takes to travel there, rather than by distance. Since then, Charlie and our team of smart developers have built the TravelTime platform that ‘turns distance into time’..
ACHICA is the members-only luxury lifestyle store. ACHICA offers its members up to 70% off luxury home, kitchen, garden childrenâ€™s, gift, travel and lifestyle brands â€“ all year round.
There are new brands every day, each lasting 48 hours and itâ€™s free to join. ACHICA uses the private sale model, which means only its members can access its products and it is closed to search engines and price comparison sites, which in turn protects the brands it promotes.
ACHICA is co-founded by online retail experts Quentin Griffiths, formerly one of the co-founders of ASOS and William Cooper former CEO of TradeDoubler, Europeâ€™s largest digital marketing company. Both partners have jointly invested in several online retail ventures since 2000 before launching their first co-owned online retail experience, ACHICA, in February 2010..
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Victoria Beckham is a fashion brand that creates and markets a collection of apparel and accessories in over 400 stores in over 50 countries worldwide. All four Victoria Beckham lines are developed at Victoria’s studio in London.
The Victoria Beckham Ready-to-Wear collection is primarily handmade in the UK, whilst the Victoria, Victoria Beckham collection is handmade in Europe. The Accessories and Eyewear are both expertly handcrafted in Italy, with the brand working directly with a variety of specialised local craftsmen and workshops within the Valdobbiadene region on the creation of the Eyewear.
In 2014 Victoria Beckham opened its first store at 36 Dover Street in London – a collaboration with architect Farshid Moussavi to transform a neglected Mayfair townhouse into a shopping destination echoing the dynamism and modernity at the heart of the brand. In 2016 the brand opened its first bricks and mortar store in Asia with an impressive second global retail location at the Landmark in the centre of Hong Kong.
As part of its continued international retail expansion, the brand now has five shop in shops globally, with spaces in Printemps and Galeries Lafayette in Paris, Harrods in London and Boutique 1 in Mall of the Emirates, Dubai and Yas Mall, Abu Dhabi. These personalised spaces allow for the brand’s distinctive retail identity to live within larger shopping environments around the world.
Satoshi Systems Limited
Satoshi Systems is aimed to provide a commodity trade finance solution for Small and Medium-sized Enterprises. The resolution is to make access to be more transparent and affordable, by implementing Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML) technologies into the market.
The newly developed trading platform allows all parties to interact within the commodity stakeholder trade network. The solution offered would eventually reduce the paperwork proceedings, letting all the counterparties – traders, warehouses, financial institutions and legal authorities to interact without a middle office, saving both time and high expenses.
Along with time and cost efficiency, the application of AI and IoT (Internet of things) technologies permit SME to get rapid legal feedback on the data provided – whether it is a warehouse/product risk profile or tenor integrity. Adjusting Blockchain and Internet Of Things to the traditional Web Development tools will provide an automated deal flow throughout the secure trade marketplace..
Sainsbury’s operates supermarkets and convenience stores, an online grocery and general merchandise operation, as well as Sainsbury’s Bank. The network has over 1200 supermarkets.
It also has two property joint ventures with Land Securities Group Plc. and The British Land Company Plc.
The company’s business structure comprises Sainsbury’s stores: operates a range of store formats that are designed to meet with specific customer requirements and locations; Sainsbury’s online: online groceries and non-food online sales; Sainsbury’s property: a portfolio which includes freehold and long leasehold properties and properties within joint venture arrangements; Sainsbury’s Bank: provides a range of products, including insurances, credit cards, savings, and loans; Sainsbury’s Energy: offers propositions with a focus on simplifying energy tariffs and providing energy efficiency advice for customers’ homes; Sainsbury’s Entertainment: a selection of movies, music, books, games, and other entertainment products; and insight to communication (i2c): the joint venture between Sainsbury’s and Aimia offers marketing solutions for brands. Sainsbury’s was co-founded by John James Sainsbury and Mary Ann Sainsbury in 1869 and is headquartered in London, United Kingdom..
Having never worked in an agency or consultancy, we never knew the “rules” and perhaps this was our greatest strength. Ignorance.
We simply did what made sense to us as marketers. We treated our clients how we would want to be treated..
The Aventus Network (AvN) solves that problem by letting businesses build on top of the Ethereum network with Aventus’ second-layer protocol. With the AvN, applications can easily work with any other promising blockchain tech, cross-chain, by plugging into the Polkadot ecosystem, building on Substrate..
MySale is a international online retailer with established online flash sales and retail websites in Australia, New Zealand, South-East Asia and the United Kingdom. Founded in 2007, the Group provides customers with access to outstanding brands and products at discounted prices whilst simultaneously providing brand partners unique inventory and sales solutions in both the Northern and Southern Hemispheres.
The Group’s flash sales websites host time limited sales in each of its territories. These flash sales are focused on fashion, apparel, health, beauty and homeware categories and are predominantly undertaken on a consignment inventory basis.
The retail websites operate in Australia and focus on similar product categories using mostly drop-shipped inventory.. .
WhenFresh specialises in refining, crafting and publishing your digital assets; even those you might not consider to be assets. We take data in any kind of shape and turn it into data that can be monetised.
If you ask “Why WhenFresh?” to our team the answer is the same: we joined WhenFresh to be part of a company that is passionate about disrupting the conventional ways people look at and use data. We’ve brought together the brightest minds from companies like lastminute.com, Swiftcover, Microsoft, Tesco.com & MoveMe.com, to support a common goal—to enable our customers to unleash the power of their digital exhaust..
Our technology is p2p network platforms and protocol first – protocol suite, software that implements those protocols and provides client software and infrastructure for p2p networks. Its based on Ethereum and we call it Autonity – the protocol, the Geth-based client.
We use our technology to build p2p networks and dFMI. P2p networks are private, member-owned and governed networks that enable peer-to-peer transfer of financial value and automation of contractual and fiduciary operations without reliance on trusted third-parties.
Such decentralised networks can interact with one another, creating a wider ecosystem of value and leveraging the network effect, and they can form part of a dFMI. dFMI is a new concept, one that builds on the security and resilience guarantees of distributed ledger and systems engineering to provide a platform for tokenising value and transferring its ownership between participants on that or, by cross-platform exchange, on other platforms.
We believe that our technology will drive adoption of a next-generation dFMI where intermediaries are removed, incentive structures encourage self-regulation, and risks are mitigated and reduced to the maximum. dFMI doesn’t just provide a cryptographically secure environment for market participants to transact, it provides a peer-to-peer model that removes financial intermediaries and engenders a wider ecosystem for value transfer across platforms and pre- post-trade processes.
Ambie provides a fully customised, SaaS music solution for retail and hospitality businesses looking to boost their customer experience and drive profits. Customers include Karen Millen, Fenwick, Nobu, Picturehouse Cinemas, Rossopomodoro, Hyatt, Crussh Juice Bars, Farah and Champion.
Our combination of human curation and technology enables us to create, deliver and manage fully customised soundtracks for over 200 brands, broadcasting 1.5 million tracks weekly to an audience of over 15 million customers.. The firm’s highly tailored offering combines innovative FX liquidity management expertise, deeply rooted industry knowledge, and a refreshingly creative boutique approach to sustainable Foreign Exchange trading services to benefit its global participants..
Marks & Spencer
Marks & Spencer, through its subsidiaries, engages in retailing clothing, food, and home products in the United Kingdom and internationally. It offers clothing, including womenswear, lingerie, menswear, school wear, and kids wear; and various flowers, gifts, gift cards, books, compact discs and digital versatile discs (DVD), and stationery products.
The company’s home products and accessories include various living, dining, kitchen, conservatory and outdoor, bedroom, kids room, and bathroom products; furniture, including sofas and armchairs, cabinet furniture, dining tables and chairs, beds and mattresses, and bed room furniture; and household electricals and appliances. It also sells televisions, setup boxes, and accessories; DVD players and recorders; home cinema products; Hi-Fi and radios; MP3 players and ipods; phones and mobiles; gaming, computing, and digital photography products; and satellite navigation systems.
In addition, the company offers various food items and wines, as well as involves in store franchising operations. As of March 31, 2009, it operated 668 stores in the United Kingdom and 296 stores internationally.
Marks & Spencer was founded in 1884 and is headquartered in London, the United Kingdom.. .
VIVOBAREFOOT is a revolutionary, back-to-basics design based on the simple principle that being barefoot is the healthiest way for you and your feet to be. An ultra thin puncture resistant sole allows your feet to be as millions of years of evolutionary design intended – Barefoot!.
– HXG supports connectivity globally with 200+ countries and 700+ networks. – Businesses who set up their own HXG 5G network open the door to comprehensive, wireless networking of production, maintenance and logistics.
HXG enables the deployment of on-campus private 4G/5G networks with the ability to allow users to roam on to public networks when off campus. – HXG enables businesses to become the ISP’s to their own remote employees.
Enterprise optimized wireless ISP access with one hop between remote user to employer. ParceLive: —————- Real-time cargo tracking and monitoring solution – a global leader in IoT tracking.
– ParceLive, is a real-time, multimodal cargo tracking platform that connects users to live information about the location, condition and security of their assets regardless of their country, carrier or scale. – 7 Intelligent built-in sensors.
– ParceLive has an E-ink display embedded in each tracker along with an international returns postal license on each trackers packaging. This ensures that after use the receiver of a shipment simply removes the tracker and places it into a mailbox where it is returned to Hanhaa for charging and re-use without the need for stamps or packaging.
There’s nothing stronger than recommendations, ratings and real sales from others to influence how we shop and buy. We deliver real-time, social proof messages for eCommerce sites, showing online shopping trends as useful, actionable information to improve customer engagement and increase sales.
Our real-time messages give consumers the confidence to make better-informed buying decisions. Taggstar’s A/B tests statistically prove that customers are up to 12% more likely to buy when their confidence is boosted with product trends and good product reviews.
Our real-time product messages are used by Very.co.uk, Littlewoods.com, Jacamo.co.uk, SimpleBe.co.uk, JDWilliams.co.uk, Missguided.co.uk, In The Style, Matalan, TUI UK & Ireland, Hotter, TeletextHolidays.co.uk, Victorian Plumbing and more international eCommerce brands. Taggstar is based in London, and was founded by Fraser Robinson who was formerly Managing Director, Commercial & Media, at lastminute.com..
Beem allows users to snap photos and share great content within your secure company network. And our mobile directory makes finding the right person with the right skills a breeze.
Too much internal platform noise? or got an existing intranet or Enterprise Social Network but experiencing disappointing results? Beem integrates, streamlines and drives engagement to both save and enhance. Deliver the social business benefits your company needs with the first truly consumerised mobile communications platform.
We are Beem!. .
Stitch & Story
Stitch & Story is a premium crafting company.. Humaniq focuses on worldwide financial inclusion by enabling businesses to reach to emerging markets audience.
The company’s novel financial solutions for end users based on cutting-edge proprietary mobile and Biometrical Identification technologies reducing the fraud and making it possible and simple for customers to use them from scratch. In 2018 Humaniq was chosen by TechCrunch as a TOP startup 2018 in Blockchain, won “Best in Community Award: Blockchain & Economy” at BlockWorld 2018; and marked as one of the most promising startups fighting for Financial Inclusion in two industry analytical reports , one of which was prepared for an All-Party UK Parliament board.
Headquartered in London, Humaniq has over 85 employees in different international locations.. .
Staff Heroes is the #1 On Demand Booking Platform for Temporary Staff, providing quality vetted workers to over 1000 Hospitality, Event and Venue businesses in London and transforming the traditional agency industry. Staff Heroes removes the middleman giving Businesses control and transparency with as much or little control as they wish.
Businesses have the option to view Worker profiles and ratings allowing the creation of favourite pools of workers. Vice versa workers are able to rate Businesses based on their experience.
Staff Heroes works with many large businesses such as Four Seasons, Hilton, BBC, ISS, Servest, Virgin Atlantic, Youngs, Aramark, Delaware North as well as with over 1’200 SMEs who have signed up to the platform since launch. Staff Heroes empowers Heroes (workers), allowing them to have control of where and when they work and creating a more democratic working environment with reward and gamification to incentivise loyalty.
Staff Heroes was founded by Laurent Gibb in December 2015; and is headquartered in London, England.. We do not believe that one size fits all.
We adopt a fully – integrated approach to ensure a product-market – fit by working with our partners to understand their subscribers from day one, integrating data sets and determining which technologies are most appropriate for each device type, usage habits and demographic.. .
Lone Design Club
Lone Design Club is The New Way To Shop. Sustainable independent brands are the future.
We exist to revolutionise retail and create a thriving and sustainable fashion ecosystem. Our unique retail model focuses on utilising data driven, curated short term maximum impact experiential pop up stores married with an engaged digital community and online e-commerce platform.
We create an affordable route to market for sustainable brands and a trusted space for conscious global shoppers.. Thanks to its unique algorithms, Sparklane provides its customers with the key to understanding their market and finding new business opportunities.
With over million of information feeds analysed in real time and key decision makers to engage with, Sparklane is the “best in class” company. Sparklane has won numerous awards and its customers and partners rate it so highly mainly because of the quality and reliability of its solutions..
Jellyfish works as a digital platform, supporting and drives digital transformation by providing strategy, technology, and training. It works in partnership with brands to help achieve business success through their marketing strategies.
It also works closely with innovators to create and deliver innovation that makes a genuine difference to a business. Jellyfish has offices spanning EMEA, the US, and APAC.
It was founded by Brian Wiegand, Mark Mcguire, and Rob Pierre in 2005.. Our unique formulations inspire well-being and have been specially created to work with your body to deliver uplifting results..
Vision Direct provides contact lenses, contact lens solutions, and eye care products online. It offers the quality of the first brands at reduced prices and with an excellent shipping service in 24 hours.
It also has its own brand of lenses and optical solutions called everclear. The company was founded in 1998 and is headquartered in London, England..
We give large online and offline retailers as well as small specialist online shops and the end-consumers of all these platforms access to hundreds of thousands of high quality products and great brands, across borders, raise efficiency in logistics and financing and support SMEs to license their products, often results of over 100 years of business history, to the Asian markets. All of this is supported and enhanced by a suite of our proprietary technologies..
Innovators in supply chain, logistics, energy, law and financial services are among the first to adopt the Catalyst Network. Atlas City will be launching Catalyst Network as an open source project in 2019 and will support the growth of the ecosystem by providing software development tools, distributed application development and private instances for industry-specific applications to enterprises..
reboxed isn’t your average recommerce company. We are a combination of technology, branding, and environmental impact – an on-demand platform for businesses and people to sell, swap and shop for used tech because we believe great tech shouldn’t cost the Earth.
Our obsession with having the latest smartphone the second it drops is creating mountains of e-waste. Why? One, it’s too much hassle to sell.
Two, refurbished phones have a bad rep. Until now.
We refurbish and rebox used devices into premium phones – making it easier, faster, and more trustworthy. So fewer perfectly good phones go to waste.
And one by one, we can save millions more from landfill. Our circular business model – rebox, rehome, repeat – isn’t just designed to give our customers better value, but make a positive impact on the environment and society.
We don’t just reward people for reboxing. We reward the planet by planting 10 trees every time we buy or sell a device and paying to offset each phone’s lifetime CO2 emissions, which helps to fund a whole range of projects to cut CO2.
B2C Distribution Ltd is a specialised E-Commerce Company dedicated to serving niche vertical markets. Working closely with top brands including Musto, Henri Lloyd, Red Paddle, Billabong, Rip Curl and GUL; we offer the very best customer service from a team who have hands on experience of the range of sports covered by the company’s product lines.
With our extensive stock holding we can offer the very best selection of products at competitive prices for our cu. Photocert focuses on the insurance sector and has built a modular product that can easily be adjusted to our customers’ needs.
We are able to deliver from a complete white label claim/onboarding platform to a camera API components that performs image certification. We currently have applications for content (onboarding including product valuation), motor (claims including damage estimation) and property (claims with a water leak estimation under development)..
SilkFred is a new luxury retail platform for independent brands and emerging designers. On SilkFred you can browse the boutiques of the fashion industry’s rising stars and shop their unique collections, all hand-selected by us.
We’re your eagle eye on emerging trends and the best up and coming fashion designers.. A smart contract tool which currently automates the weather related clauses in standard construction contracts.
We are in the process of testing a parametric insurance tool to enable companies to transfer risk across their portfolio.. For more information visit: www.rosslynanalytics.com.
Their automation technology allows you to control the end-to-end customer experience. Your customers remain on your site or app for the full transaction.
You build an experience for booking as smart as you already do for search – even on mobile. This keeps customers on your site, increasing your brand equity, customer loyalty and significantly enhances the overall user experience.
And of course, that adds up to much better conversion. They know direct booking is the future of metasearch, and they can provide the means for you to achieve it today..
Qminder is a cloud-based queue management system. With an easy setup, Qminder helps retail locations manage their sales floor, and enables customers to shop instead of waiting in a line.
We personalize the on-site brick & mortar customer experience to make happy customers and increase sales. Qminder actively serves millions of customers around the world.
We are trusted by AT&T, Sprint, Verizon retailers, and customer service locations at Uber, Lyft and eBay. Learn more at https://www.qminder.com/.
Vagabond Wines is owns and operates wine bars and shops in the United Kingdom. It offers various seasonal foods, such as nibbles, cheese, charcuteries, mixed platters, puddings, and small plates..
It is frequently unclear when and where data about them is being captured or used and when it is, they are being compensated poorly or not at all and have to trust the companies using it to keep it private. Yet, much of the world is fuelled by person-based data — from social and marketing research to advertising, finance, and insurance — data about individuals and populations drives everything from product development to public policy.
Measure democratizes access to accurate data about individuals and populations while allowing people to maintain sovereignty over their data. Measure does this by introducing a new blockchain-based protocol that facilitates the network and infrastructure to form a marketplace.
On one side of the market are individuals who contribute data by completing tasks, surveys or providing access to data sources such as health and location data. On the other side are buyers of person-based data, such as marketers, researchers and advertisers.
Between them is software and a public blockchain that allows buyers to interact directly with individuals in a way that protects the privacy of the individual, incentivizes accuracy, and provides transparency around data usage and payment. A primary goal of the protocol is to maximize the supply of accurate, representatively sampled data about individuals.
It features a simple, standardized pricing model indexed by scarcity and complexity, a reputation system for both buyers and contributors that encourages efficient survey design and good faith participation, and a set of economic incentives to encourage data reuse.. .
Established in 2014 to give high quality trading opportunities to street traders, we work in partnership with the UK’s leading landowners to create smart trading spaces or ‘dots’ that can be booked by traders via our app. The dots are set up so that traders can simply drive on, trade and drive off.
Each hosts a rotation of different traders so every day brings something fresh and exciting to the surrounding area.. Riot is built on Matrix, an open standard for decentralized persistent communication.
Riot lets teams share data and collaborate on projects across different communication apps and third party tools. It uses Matrix to bridge to external networks such as Slack, IRC, Twitter and Gitter.
It also offers hosted integrations to third party apps like GitHub, Jira and Jenkins, and relies on Matrix for bots and other integrations development.. .
Presence Orb bridges the gap between online and offline visitor behaviour insight. By understanding how visitors interact with your spaces, providing guest Wi-Fi to gain insight into demographic-based behaviour, and creating hyper-targeted, real-time, location-based marketing opportunities, our clients are able to: – Improve visitor experience and increase brand loyalty – Optimise operations for better product-market fit – Accurately evaluate campaigns and measure success – Predict customer behaviour with up to 94% accuracy A robust venue analytics platform, Presence Orb allows clients in industries such as retail, hospitality, leisure, property management and transport networks to track how customers and staff use their commercial space.
This data is analysed to provide actionable business intelligence and real-time, location-based marketing communications opportunities. We track customers using in-venue wifi networks and customer mobile phones.
Passive tracking means customers do not need to engage with any websites or apps in order to be tracked, ensuring maximised data accuracy. If current wifi networks are compatible, there is no additional hardware required; no messy installations or capital expenditure.
Presence Orb brings business intelligence to all departments and teams within your organisation; from operations to to strategy planning, marketing and beyond! Capture metrics KPI metrics, gain deep insight into how different types of visitors interact with your venues and communicate in real-time to improve customer experience, evaluate initiatives and boost brand loyalty. In addition to the data captured, import third party data such as sales figures and staffing levels, or open source data such as weather and transport to further enrich insight.
Use predictive analytics to forecast customer behaviour with up to 94% accuracy.. .
Slidr is a dynamic pricing technology that allows retailers to do price discrimination and therefore generate additional volumes of sale and margins while allowing their customers to buy products/services always lower than market retail prices. The Slidr business model is complemented by a machine-learning algorithm that analyses the consumer patterns in order to derive the optimal discounting with every slide.
Slidr is currently operating its own online retail platform (www.slidr.com) in the United Kingdom selling the latest tech products from the most reputable brands at prices always lower than competition.. Customers get to make use of all their loyalty points with the product’s capability to allow customers to consolidate points or convert them to well-discounted leading air miles.
A WIN-WIN loyalty program for businesses and customers. We are innovation partners of leading technology service providers and are the alumni of leading accelerator programs like IAG’s HANGAR51 and PWC’s retail cohort.
We have been selected by London’s top accelerator program supported by the Mayor of London – BGP by London & Partners.. Moni was created by Fernando Saturno and Laurence Aderemi in 2013..
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