Silicon Gorge pitchers announced for showcase at Bristech 2018

21st November 2018

The 11 companies pitching at this year’s Silicon Gorge showcase have been announced. Whittled down from 60 total applications, through two tough semi-finals featuring 24 companies the remaining pitchers have won the chance to pitch in front of an audience of investors as part of the showcase to be held at Bristech on 6 December.

Pitching for investment between £250,000 and £2.5m, the following companies (listed in alphabetical order) will be joining us at the start of December:

Invatech Health

Invatech has developed a next-generation pharmacy operating system, Titan, which fundamentally changes the operating model of a pharmacy: introducing workflow, enhancing the patient experience and driving efficiency.

Limber

Limber is challenging the very concept of a job and leading a movement towards more flexible ways of working and hiring, via a user-led app.

Marble

Marble designs and operates swarms of 100mph drones flying 24/7 from a robotic hangars infrastructure, to collect data at a very large scale.

Metasonics

Metasonics pioneers a novel, reconfigurable acoustic metamaterials technology, enabling applications within consumer, architectural/environmental, medical and non-destructive evaluation (NDE) markets.

Okulo

Okulo is opening up eye care directly to individuals, with a self- administered platform that aims to detect visual loss before the patient does.

Payaca

Levelling the playing field for independent tradespeople. Payaca’s unique platform instantly links leading loan providers directly to consumers.

Tap (Personal Privacy Solutions ltd)

Using blockchain, Tap is a secure app which acts as a personal data store for the consumer and provides a secure environment to manage Subject Access Requests (SARs).

Snap Tech

Snap Tech provides visual search solutions powered by AI, machine learning and computer vision. Simply ‘Snap’ any fashion item and our tech will provide exact, similar or complementary items available to purchase.

Tumelo

Tumelo’s mobile app helps you change the world through engaged investing. We provide financial advice, personalised portfolios in line with your values, and help you have impact on the companies you own.

We Build Bots

By applying AI to conversational data captured via messaging platforms, SMS, email, social and voice, IntelAgent powers chatbots and voice assistants to help businesses save money, make money, and deliver exceptional customer service.

Wriggle

Where Deliveroo and Justeat are delivering food to people, Wriggle, firmly established in Bristol, is looking to deliver people to restaurants across the UK.

TechSPARK and Silicon Gorge director, Abby Frear said “The quality of the companies for Silicon Gorge this year has been exceptional. We’ve seen some amazing founders and startups using tech as diverse as Artificial Intelligence, blockchain, robotics, VR and drones to develop new products and services. The companies showcasing at Bristech all have something really exciting to say to our audience of investors.”

There are a limited number of spaces to attend this invite-only event. If you are an investor and would like to watch these companies pitch on Thursday 6th December at Watershed- email [email protected] for an invite.

Silicon Gorge is a partnership of local South West organisations which aims to help startups and scaleups find paths to investment. Current partners of Silicon Gorge include TechSPARKSETsquaredEngine ShedUniversity of Bath Innovation Centre and Rocketmakers. This year Silicon Gorge is enable by some great sponsors including: Engine Shed, ISL Recruitment, Oracle Global Start up Ecosystem, Runway East and Ashfords

You can also stay tuned with Silicon Gorge goings on by following them on Twitter here: @SiliconGorge.

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