After an incredible competition culminating in the Grand Final on February 2020, and with an impeccably high standard of entrants, our company, Neatebox, was 1 of the 10 winners of Rising Stars 2.0.
The 10 winners represent the most exciting and innovative early-stage tech companies in the country, with the 33 regional finalists coming from every corner of the UK.
In its second year, the competition received almost 400 applications in total, a 39% rise from 2018 and attracted a diverse group of founders – 30% of the original applicants have at least one female founder, and 90% of companies who entered the final are from outside of London. Applicants were required to be at Seed to pre-Series A funding or generating annual revenues up to £1.5 million.
All 22 finalists pitched to an esteemed panel of judges and crowd of over 200 investors, accelerators, entrepreneurs and corporate leaders. The judging panel was made up of Amali de Alwis, MD, Microsoft for Startups UK, Adam Kamani, CEO KM Capital, Kamani Property Group and Co-Founder of PrettyLittleThing, Ed Prior, Tech Investment Banker, GP Bullhound, Jacqueline de Rojas, President, techUK, Denise Xifara, Co-Founder, GMG Ventures and Michael Stothard, Editor, Sifted.
Gavin Neate, our CEO & Founder, commented: “Neatebox winning TechNations Rising Stars underlines the changing face of society and its willingness to look at the growing need for high growth companies addressing societies greatest challenges. As our company grows we will most certainly see this win as a milestone in our journey and look forward to increased interest in our company and its solutions.”
Tackling personal loneliness and communication, our Neatebox “Welcome App” removes barriers and promotes empathetic relationships between consumers and customer service teams, promoting real societal change and heralding a new age of understanding and communication.
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