June has been a very exciting month here at TechSPARK, our ever-growing community has flourished with another five companies coming into the fold. This is a testament to the ever-diversifying tech industry in Bristol and the West and the commitment to create a social network of like-minded businesses. 

AppLaunch

AppLaunch, founded in 2020 originally worked entirely remotely with a team that spread across the country; now they follow a hybrid working structure ensuring that in-person collaboration is encouraged. The companies speciality is to create scalable native mobile applications and web applications, they focus on the best journey for the client and have a talented roster of workers always striving for innovation. 

Their founder Oliver Edis’ first-ever app was an iPad browser which at the time became the #1 productivity app in Brazil. Since then he has worked with a diverse range of clients until creating his own company in order to bestow his expertise to others. 

The company has worked with many notable clients, including Bristol Gas, Office Pantry, Myanmar Pediatric Society and many others.

You can find out more about what they do here – and keep your eyes peeled for Startup for 10 coming very soon!

GravityWell

GravityWell is an award-winning creative agency in the heart of Bristol. Their ethos is to be constantly pushing the boundaries of technology and creative solutions, focusing on long-term partnerships with their clients in order to understand their needs fully. 

Founded 20 years ago by Simon Bos, who originally started in 3D graphics and animation before teaching himself HTML & Flash as the internet began to develop into the monolith we now know it to be. 

Whilst they boast a large number of impressive clients it is their ongoing work with English Heritage that afforded them the win in the 2019 SPARKies for Best Digital Design. In only six weeks they built an interactive map to highlight the many historically significant sites across the country, in collaboration with artist Clive Hicks-Jenkins. 

You can find out more about what they do here.

Okko Health

Okko Health is an innovative company focusing on using deep vision science behind simple games in order to monitor ongoing eye health. Their combination of science and technology makes them one of the most unique companies in Bristol. 

Founded by ophthalmologist Luke Henderson and optometrist and vision science researcher Stephanie Campbell in 2015 when they realised that the simple monitoring of eye health would create long waiting lists in hospitals. They went on to collaborate with the University of Bristol to learn the science behind games and motivation.

Their technology is constantly evolving to include many different eye conditions including macular degeneration, diabetic eye problems and amblyopia (lazy eye). 

You can find out more about what they do here.

Shiptheory

Shiptheory pushes the idea of how to effectively deal with shipping and e-commerce. Their seamless integration with international shipping and distributing companies allows clients to use their products and ensure a smoother delivery system. 

Since 2015 when the company was founded by Mark Mikkelson and James Mikkelson, it has continued to grow and develop. Their approach to making shipping accessible from those running an Etsy shop in their bedroom to large companies has created a culture of accessibility that is paramount in modern society. 

Their roster of clients includes Coaltown Coffee Roasters, Duration Brewing, Yau Brothers and many more. 

You can find out more about what they do here – and there’s another Startup for 10 to watch out for with these guys!

Shona Wright

Shona covers all things editorial at TechSPARK. She publishes news articles, interviews and features about our fantastic tech and digital ecosystem, working with startups and scaleups to spread the word about the cool things they're up to. She also oversees TechSPARK's social media, sharing the latest updates on everything from investment news to green tech meetups and inspirational stories.