LCR Tech Climbers 2019 List reveals region’s top innovative tech businesses with six Baltic Triangle companies involved.
LCR Activate, in association with Praetura Ventures and Business Cloud, has launched the inaugural LCR Tech Climbers 2019 list, celebrating the fastest-growing and most innovative tech scale-ups in Liverpool City Region.
Judges from LCR Activate and Praetura Ventures considered nominations from businesses which demonstrate significant operations in LCR to create the list of 35 finalists. The list aims to highlight the region’s growing tech sector and give SMEs the opportunity to put their business on the map.
The result is a list of the best tech scale-ups in LCR which are providing a unique tech solution to an existing problem and are creating disruption in their target sectors, including healthcare, education, manufacturing, and tech for good. The 2019 list also includes the region’s Ones to Watch – up-and-coming businesses that are active in the region, and are on course for great success in the future, with new and exciting technology and solutions.
Baltic businesses involved
Living Lens is a leading video intelligence platform that enables not just the capture of consumer feedback through video, audio, and images but also allows the extraction of meaningful data that can be translated into various languages and transcribed for search. LivingLens uses clever ways to analyse data from video using AI and machine learning, and offers simple solutions to help its clients build powerful consumer stories. Living Lens has been able to build a world-class engineering team in the Baltic Triangle. With offices in Liverpool, London, New York, and Toronto, and with over two-thirds of its business coming from North America, LivingLens is set to continue seeing rapid growth, working with some of the world’s largest brands.
Based in Baltic Creative’s new Digital House. tickr is on a mission to transform impact investment (investment with a dual purpose of making a positive return and to have a positive environmental or social impact) for Europe’s next generation of investors. Thousands of first time and experienced investors have joined the impact investing movement via the tickr smartphone app, which aims to break down the traditional barriers to stock market investing and making it a positive experience for both the user and the planet. With uptake in the UK so far, tickr aims to expand across Europe and to offer its impact investment platform and products to both individuals and institutions.
Long term stakeholder in the Baltic is vTime with it’s cross-platform and cross reality (XR) social technology, powering the company’s flagship B2C product, vTime XR. The world’s first cross-reality social experience, vTime XR allows people to meet, chat, and share inside detailed virtual environments. The company has grown to become one of the leading companies in the AR/VR technology space, as the consumer market for AR/VR wearables and 5G/Edge builds around them.
Based in the technology hub that is the Baltic Triangle in the heart of Liverpool, MGISS deliver a full range of geospatial solutions and services that help businesses capture, analyse, visualise, and inform using spatial data. The business has a strong market presence and is looking to expand its current product offering. With the view to add emerging technologies to its package, MGISS has the potential to become a global player in the geospatial sector.
The Baltic Creative based company provides a unique tech solution to temporary recruitment needs. The business has plans to expand its offering into other sectors and develop plans to launch internationally. Being a relatively young business, RedWigWam is growing at an extraordinary rate with its database currently sitting at over 100,000 uk wide temp workers.
Make Thread – Ones to Watch!
Based in the Baltic Triangle, Make Thread offers an innovative and unique social marketplace, combining e-commerce, crowd curation, and social media to create a loyal fashion community that removes entry barriers for designers looking to enter the fashion market. Make Thread are changing how the fashion industry works by providing a voice to consumers through a unique community purchasing and sharing experience.
We interviewed Make Thread in an episode of the Baltic Podcast. Listen here to find out what the founders had to say.