Today PUBLIC launches GovStart, our six month growth programme to help tech startups transform the public sector, taking place in London and Berlin from October 2020.
Now more than ever, the government needs new, secure, and scalable technology to meet the challenges posed by the pandemic. GovStart is the right platform for startups to make a difference in any area of the public sector, from healthcare, to transport, to cyber security, and more.
So far, we have worked with 36 companies from Pre-Seed to Series C across UK, France and Germany, helping them close £16m in government contracts and raise £53m in investment. GovStart alumni have deployed products in diverse public-sector environments across health and social care, citizen engagement and local government, employment & recruitment as well as cyber security and online safety.
We are open to any solutions that can be applied to the public sector, but we are particularly interested in technologies that can help the public sector deal with the current challenging times, including:
Health Tech: solutions for remote monitoring and self management of Covid and related conditions;
Mental health: digital interventions to support young people and adults’ mental health;
Future of work: digital training and coaching applications for people that have lost their jobs because of Covid, to get them ready for the jobs of the future;
Transport & Mobility: data solutions to help transport authorities plan for a safe transport network; and
Prisons and Rehabilitation: smart solutions for safer and better prisons, from internal operations to offender rehabilitation
GovStart: Trailblazing the European GovTech ecosystem
PUBLIC’s founders Daniel Korski and Alexander de Carvalho on launching the GovStart 2019 cohort across the UK, France, and Germany.
Today PUBLIC launches the third round of GovStart – our trailblazing accelerator focused on startups that want to transform public services. And this year we are excited to kick-off GovStart not only in London but in Berlin and Paris too, helping great GovTech startups in Germany and France scale and transform public services.
Our new European programmes mark an important moment for PUBLIC. We have always seen PUBLIC as a European – indeed global – business. Regardless of whether – and how – Britain leaves the European Union, we think that, innovators across the continent can benefit from working together and seizing opportunities in different European markets.
With the GovStart accelerator programme now operating in the three largest European markets we aim to help British companies scale into Germany, German companies succeed in France and French companies grow in the UK.
We want great GovTech startups in the UK to see France or Germany as an important second market; and we want public servants in the UK to be able to see what the brightest innovators from across the European continent are building to transform public services for the better.
In short, we aim to create a European GovTech ecosystem. We saw the desire for such a continent-wide ecosystem with the GovTech Summit last year – which attracted more than 3000 innovators, investors, politicians and officials to Paris – and we look forward to gathering everyone once again for the GovTechSummit 2019 in Paris this November.
Over the course of the six month GovStart programme. PUBLIC will support companies with a variety of challenges, from understanding and navigating public institutions to raising investment; from scaling across verticals to engaging in large procurements. Every company that joins GovStart receives a tailored programme helping them reach the goals that are needed for the next step of their business.
This next cohort of GovStart companies are the trailblazers of the European GovTech community, and we look forward to supporting them to improve public services – for everyone’s benefit.
Mira Cole-Wijaya looks into the technology transforming development, from financial inclusion to education to connectivity.
Technology has radically transformed people’s lives and livelihoods across the globe. Within humanitarian and international development contexts, technology has the potential to massively change the way aid is delivered, to find solutions to development bottlenecks, and to provide alternative ways to spur economic growth. The UN sees technology as one of the key pillars crucial in helping achieve the Sustainable Development Goals, while DiFD’s digital development strategy believes “digital technologies have the potential to revolutionise the lives of the poor, unlock development and prosperity, and accelerate progress towards the Global Goals”. Though we must not be over zealous in seeing technology as the “silver bullet” set to disentangle all international development challenges, in many cases technology does have the unique ability to help countries leapfrog certain stages in traditional development trajectories or provide innovative solutions to distinctive regional obstacles.
So what types of technologies are really making a difference?
International development is a vast and all encompassing concept, touching on all facets of society within developing countries, from service delivery to humanitarian responses to economic growth. Furthermore, the impact of these many of these technologies are expansive and crosscutting with technology working at the intersection of multiple sectors. This makes it very difficult to define exactly what we would consider an international development technology. Roughly, however, we can set out 8 categories where technology is increasingly disrupting the developmental ecosystem.
Financial inclusion: Technology plays an important role in propelling inclusive growth. M-Pesa is perhaps the most talked about and successful example of technology being used as a tool for financial inclusion by allowing mobile phone owners to securely and quickly transfer money via their phones. This has provided a banking system for the previously unbanked and lifted 2% of Kenyan households out of extreme poverty. Similarly Tala has provided credit to the informal sector empowering a new generation of business owners. Technology has the power to revolutionise the financial system for those who would traditionally be marginalised and in the process lift many vulnerable populations out of poverty.
The Collaborative Economy: Collaborative economy tools are changing the way citizens access assets and services they previously could not afford. Hello Tractor is an ‘uber style’ service that allows African farmers to access low cost tractors, while WeFarm is a farmer to farmer knowledge sharing platform that allows farmers to ask questions or share tips via SMS (for those without internet access) or online. Both technologies have led to an increase in farmers yield and efficiency. Meanwhile, GO-JEK in Indonesia has spun out from a platform connecting low-end taxi and motorbike taxis to include at home delivery of services, such as spa treatments, as well as food delivery. What is especially interesting about Go-Jek has been its role in stimulating growth and inclusion in Indonesia, providing a slothe of new job opportunities, connecting low-productive sectors of the economy, while moving jobs previously part of the informal economy into the formal economy and thereby increasing the potential tax base.
Utilities: With 780 million people worldwide lacking access to clean water and just under one billion people without access to electricity, the UN’s millennium development goals have a strong focus on providing access to these vital utilities. There are a myriad of technologies working to tackle the challenges of clean water scarcity such as Zero Mass Water, which uses solar panels to pull drinking water out of the air, and LifeStraw, who create portable filtered straws which has given millions of people access to clean water. Lack of infrastructure, hostile terrain and remoteness of many regions in developing countries also make providing electricity off the grid essential. Companies like as BuffaloGrid and Standard Microgrid are finding innovative ways, using renewable energy to provide power to those who are often marginalised by lack of traditional infrastructure while using the resources they have copious amounts of – sunlight.
Transportation and logistics: The geography and lack of formal infrastructure is one of the greatest challenges for developing countries. With the emergence of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV), however, remote areas previously inaccessible using conventional transport are becoming reachable. Windhorse Aerospace uses UAVs to deliver aid to communities in restricted locations, while Altigator uses multi-sensory drones for search and rescue after natural disasters and for digitally mapping remote regions. New ways of providing addresses and locations to regions which lack formal street addresses are also appearing, including What3Words – which encodes geographical coordinates into three words – and OkHi, which provides locations with an “OkHi address” comprising of a web link that points to a GPS tag and photo of the house’s gate. While Where Is My Transport is making public transport in emerging cities easier to use by collating data on both formal and informal modes of transport to provide a journey planning platform.
Education: Globally there has been a rise in literacy rates and numbers of children attending both primary and secondary school, however there are still many countries who are lagging behind. New types of technology are entering the market in attempts to find novel ways to provide better educational outputs in a sustainable format. From durable and cost-effective tablets for primary schools in Africa, to educational platforms that use gamification and ai technology to make learning fun and easily to access across South-East Asia (Solve Education) the educational sector in developing countries are becoming more tech savvy. Platforms like Funzi are also working with development organisations and the UN to develop bespoke mobile learning services that easily and effectively target specific groups.
Health: There are numerous new technologies out there finding pioneering ways to provide healthcare in challenging environments. Simprints are using biometric fingerprint scanners to overcome identification bottlenecks and build medical records for pregnant women in Bangladesh as well as improving vaccination coverage in other countries. Flare is changing Nairobi’s emergency service landscape by creating an ‘uber-style’ consumer facing app which allows patients or hospitals see available ambulance options to request help as quickly as possible. While Zipline is using drones in Tanzania and Rwanda to parachute deliver important medical supplies to remote regions.
Governance and accountability: Developing countries governments are often critiqued for their lack of transparency, especially when it comes to the expenditure of aid. Aid.Tech is set to revolutionise this process by using blockchain technology to instantly send money around the world with complete traceability, reducing the amount of money that is lost through corruption or fraud. Beneficiaries are provided with a digital identity, that cannot be replicated, through which they can receive entitlements via digital vouchers. Further systems of digital identification are also be rolled out across many countries, including India’s use of Aadhaar biometric digital identification for public service provision and Nigeria’s E-ID system.
Connectivity: With many of these pioneering technologies, what sits behind them is the massive increase in mobile phone use and access to the internet. While internet access is burgeoning in many urban areas, the price is less affordable than in developed countries, furthermore there are huge obstacles in expanding affordable internet access to remote areas due to the need for new or upgraded infrastructure. This has lead to large corporations such as Google, SpaceX, Facebook and Oneweb investing in the development or aerial infrastructure innovations in efforts to overcome these challenges. Examples include Google’s Project Loon which is a network of stratospheric balloons providing internet to remote locations.
How Universities Are Encouraging Female Entrepreneurship
This week we’re looking at university-supported programmes to encourage entrepreneurship amongst students, especially female students.
Ranked as a leading technological hub, London’s continued success in tech innovation is driven in part by extensive financial support for universities from the public sector. With one of the most mature startup ecosystems globally, it’s no surprise that there’s plenty of support for entrepreneurs at the beginning of their journey – at university. Despite this, we see continued gender disparities in entrepreneurship.
University entrepreneurship initiatives operate across a multitude of sectors. For example, UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) have made a £115 million commitment from to fund postgraduate programmes focused on Artificial Intelligence. Complimenting a regional based-approach, citing a £10-£50m pledge to approximately six cyber-security companies emerging out of the University of Bristol as a key example, the UK continues to cultivate an environment that supports technological innovation.
The current landscape, however, aligns public focus with another pressing enterprise and societal issue: gender inclusion. A recent report by the British Business Bank highlights the state of the issue, noting that for every £1 of venture capital investment in the UK, all-female founder teams receive less than 1p, while 83% of UK VC deals made in the last year had no women on the founding teams. Another report by the Rose Review finds that, by working to close the gender-gap in innovation, the UK has the ability to add an additional £250 billion in GVA.
In response to the report, both government and universities have rightly implemented initiatives to facilitate change in this area. Amidst a number of actionable items, including supporting an industry-led task force and setting up a female-focused investment fund, the government has outlined a goal of increasing the number of female entrepreneurs by 50%, supported by a new Code for Investing in Women. Universities, on the other hand, have taken a more direct approach by promoting accelerator programmes specifically catered towards female-entrepreneurs, particularly in the tech space.
The six-month Imperial College-based accelerator programme WE Innovate is designed to support the next generation of female entrepreneurs through mentorship programmes and training in key areas. Notable programme alumni includes Pae Natwilai of TRIK, which uses automated drones to check for damage or defects to large structures. She was named to Forbes 30 under 30 in Europe list in addition to securing £300,000 of funding from InnovateUK, a division of UKRI. Amongst the GovTech companies within the current cohort, standouts include MiChip, a portable test which could detect a range of diseases at the bedside developed by Martina Oliver Huidobro, as well as Tommy, a wearable device which uses machine learning software to help accurately read the glucose levels in people with type 1 diabetes developed by Changavy Kajamuhan. Cadget, a breathable, washable and comfortable cast for patients with broken bones or fractures lead by Suchaya Mahuttanatan won the top prize at a final showcase for this year’s cohort.
Another prime example of efforts to promote female innovation includes King’s College-based accelerator Kings20, which recently introduced the Women Entrepreneurs Programme with the hopes of closing the gender gap across all of its university-led entrepreneurial activities. The university cites its past success with female-led teams as a key component to the programme’s success. More developed projects include Resilio, a mental-wellbeing mobile platform, which is currently supported by the NHS and Public Health England as a platform to manage stress and anxiety. Younger projects include Student Nurse Resources, a mobile educational platform for training nurses, led by Dr. Katy Sutherland who looks to match with multiple NHS Trusts. The programme operates with the support of Santander Universities and aims to ensure that approximately half of the ventures in the accelerator cohort will be women-led.
While the divergent initiatives within the public and private sector spark great promise in closing the gender gap, further progress remains needed in connecting these young ventures with officials. Such an initiative would not only encourage a revolutionising generation of female-lead teams but would also lead to diversified and innovative methods for solving the greatest public challenges.
Applications for our GovTech accelerator programme GovStartare now open – want to find out more? Get in touch.
SpaceTech is a quickly growing area of GovTech, with far more applications than many realise. This week, Alp Kuleli is looking at SpaceTech in focus.
The space industry is one of the fastest growing commercial enterprises of the last decade, with 2018 bringing upwards of an outstanding $3.2 billion in total investment alone. With this investment only set to grow, and plenty of innovative startups transforming the sector, it is an area of GovTech we are keen to hone in on.
Thanks to technology becoming significantly cheaper and barriers to entry decreasing, the SpaceTech market has become increasingly accessible in recent years. Overall, the global space economy market is valued at £155-£190 billion, but this is projected to more than double to over £400 billion by 2030. While US companies have received 64% of the past year’s funding – a share that did not grow much on the previous year, European companies have increased their share of the funding from 13% to 18% over the same period. The UK itself currently captures over a third of this European funding and the UK Space Agency-backed Satellite Applications Catapult hopes to increase the UK’s global share of the market to 10% by 2030.
SpaceTech Market Map
The space tech sector can be segmented into four main categories: Earth Observation, Satellite Development & Launching, Data Analytics, Processing & Management, and Communication. The space industry encompasses a wide variety of both upstream and downstream fields, from antenna production, to satellite launch services, to data collection, security and management. The UK’s Critical National Infrastructure already uses the space sector for defence, the emergency services, environmental monitoring, flood response, and other essential functions such as communication.
The UK also recently passed the Space Industry Act, providing a framework for future activities within the UK such as initial satellite launches. The act is considered to be a streamlined upgrade to the 1986 Outer Space Act, which had detailed a drawn-out, lengthy licensing process that had previously deterred satellite development, leading companies to conduct satellite activities outside of the UK instead. Although the Space Industry Act is considered to be relatively skeletal, details such as liability and licensing are primed to be addressed by secondary legislation post ongoing consultation.
The current SpaceTech startup market also focuses around the carving out of satellite data procurement and management. Many startups focus on geospatial information collection through a wide variety of tools, most notably the launching of Low Earth Orbit Satellites, which incur lower startup costs than traditional GEO satellites. Geographical imagery data has commercial uses such as crop, agriculture and environmental protection, reflected by companies like Hummingbird Technologies, who provide farmers with high resolution maps of their crops during critical decision-making junctions of the farming season. Other applications include military defence and safety, as well as risk management. Startups such as Geospatial Insight, who analyse aerial imagery to provide insurers and investors with the tools required to monitor and respond to risks accordingly, are in this area.
Alongside the prevalence of drone and satellite based technology, several startups have focused around the consolidation of these new technologies. Altitude Angel offers regional airspace management and a National Drone Registration System, while others such as Open Cosmos promote an entire top-to-bottom satellite service system for their customers. As these services become increasingly popular and production is increased, there will be a growing demand for companies that are able to realise and fulfil these economies of scale.
Another factor at play is that as underdeveloped countries begin to require further connectivity, Low Earth Orbiting-based satellite systems may be used to provide such services in areas where setting up traditional telephone land lines is too costly or unfeasible. Companies like Hiber provide low-cost modems that connect to LEO nanosatellites, allowing for those in developing countries to reap the benefits of data collection as well. So far, Hiber has provided 38 million Tanzanian farmers with data from soil and rain sensors. This has allowed for more profitable production from increased yields, as farmers know when to sow their seeds for ideal efficiency.
At the same time, other SpaceTech startups are attempting to improve on pre-existing technology. Some are focused on increasing efficiency with lighter and more simplified technology, like UK-based Orbex Space – they are creating a microsatellite launch vehicle 30% lighter than other vehicles within the same category, while cutting carbon emissions by 90%. Similarly, Oxford Space Systems has developed cost-effective deployable space antennas for the satellite industry that cut down on complexity, mass, and lead times, even pulling design techniques from the art of origami. Others are generating images previously considered unobtainable, utilising already developed tech, such as ICEYE employing Synthetic-Aperture Radar to create images under any sort of weather conditions.
The Space Tech industry is also seeing substantial progress from the established companies as well. US-based SpaceX has continued development of its Falcon Heavy, able to put more weight into low earth orbit than any other previous rocket, having its first successful launch in early 2018, improving rocket reuse technology at a steady rate. Meanwhile, London-headquartered OneWeb is gearing towards launching its own OneWeb satellite constellation, a 600 satellite system that aims to provide global satellite internet broadband services through the 2020’s.
Looking into the future, the SpaceTech market is structured for both SME and large company growth. With advances in science and technology, current space exploration research has transformed what was once seen as only a science fiction plot into a realistic, accessible commercial venture for companies to pursue.
Applications for our GovTech accelerator programme GovStartare now open – want to find out more? Get in touch.
With more and more discussion surrounding mental health, we’re diving deeper into the tech looking to transform how we care for our mental health.
Mental health is an issue that is getting increasing attention from all quarters. Whether it is celebrities, or startup founders, or companies, or funds promoting positive mental health culture, discussion and recognition of the importance of positive mental health has become commonplace – in a way that would have been unthinkable years ago. Indeed, only 5% of UK adults believe that mental health issues are inherently less serious than physical issues.
This trend is likely to continue, and the stigma is likely to be reduced for the very simple reason that speaking about mental health issues empowers others to do so. Whether this comes from role models, or peers – hearing about similar experiences makes it easier to talk about your own. Given that ⅔ of people know someone with mental health issues, opening up has an inbuilt virality. This is fantastic – and long may it continue.
That being said, the problem is vast. Suicides are a largest killer of men up to 49. The number of people being detained under the mental health, the number of people with serious mental health issues, and number of antidepressant drug prescriptions are all going up. The list goes on.
The public sector is certainly realising the scale of the problem. This is reflected in broad support across the political spectrum about mental health policies, increasing budget for the NHS and the provision to have dedicated mental health facilities and staff in hospitals and schools.
However, we are still hearing horror stories of long waiting times, and insufficient support. Current public provisions are not sufficient to deal with the rising need. I firmly believe that tech can make a difference here – there are plenty of opportunities and I would love to support a startup who has public sector ambitions in the Mental Health tech space through PUBLIC’s accelerator, GovStart.
To develop my understanding, I researched the market, and have segmented it in a few different ways. It is worth noting that there is also clear overlap between all these segments – e.g. often if you ‘discover’ a therapist, you can access them online – but I believe the distinction is useful.
Delivery of Mental Health Services: (e.g OxfordVR, Spill, Resilio). This encompasses various types of therapy online, such as CBT. These companies often look to tailor sessions to the user, or use new technologies (e.g. VR). It’s worth noting that the NHS already provides online CBT for free – such as Ieso and others.
Delivery of Processes that improve mental health: (e.g. Calm, QuitGenius, psycapps). Many would call this ‘wellness’ – which a far more established market. Companies in this segment focus on meditation, quitting smoking, building positive habits, journaling, developing emotional awareness, goal tracking and beyond, which are practices that are all likely to improve mental health, without being medical themselves. I chose to the line here when ‘wellness’ extended into the physical (exercise, nutrition etc), but this segment could easily apply very broadly, into areas such as financial inclusion or employment.
Discovery: (e.g. Big White Wall, IsosHealth, Elemental). This can be discovery of therapists, community support (social prescribing and others) and communities of people who have suffered with mental health issues.
Discussion: (e.g. Sanctus, Tomo, Cypher). There is a grey area here between discovery, and delivery. However, there are companies that focus particularly on the discussion, Sanctus provides coaching to companies, while there are a suite of companies (Tomo is one) that facilitate discussion via chatbots, while Cypher is a anonymous social network.
With more and more discussion surrounding mental health, it’s good to see many innovative companies in this space. If you want to find out more about opportunities in the public sector, or discuss this sector with me (or tell me what I’ve missed) please get in touch: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Applications for our GovTech accelerator programme GovStartare now open – want to find out more? Get in touch.
Yet whilst education and its future is a much discussed topic, the role technology can play in enhancing learning still feels open to be defined. As education budgets across Europe become more and more stretched and students’ expectations of teaching resources rise, new technology can provide a welcome bridge for these ever-growing gaps.
The EdTech Market
Europe is already producing many of the world’s leading EdTech startups and is well-positioned to become world leader in the sector. The UK currently ranks top for edtech venture capital funding in Europe and also hosts London EdTech Week each year in June – one of the continent’s leading EdTech events.
The EdTech market is broad and encompasses all technologies that seek to improve education. This can be split into a few key areas: learning/educational platforms, school administration, learning management systems, communication platforms, study tools and learning analytics.
Even this segmentation, however, does little to indicate the full breadth and volume of offerings available. Intersections with other technology sectors, such as HealthTech and FinTech, are beginning to produce some of the most vibrant EdTech hybrids – such as BlackBullion, an app trying to create a financially literate generation of students by providing financial education to university-level students; and Lexplore, which helps determine reading attainment of children and highlight specific reading difficulties, such as dyslexia.
Within learning platforms, the market ranges from the language learning apps like Duolingo and Lingumi, to platforms like MATH42 and Code Kingdoms which teach children maths and coding skills respectively. Startups like Airsupply are changing how schools find teachers, by matching teachers and teaching assistants to vacant positions. Academic assessment processes are also in a period of transformation, whether that’s through DigiExam changing how students take their exams and how teachers write their questions, or through Peergrade allowing students to learn through assessing their peers’ works.
Where are the opportunities for EdTech within the public sector?
Last year, the Department for Education published its aims to increase the use of new technology – to lead a classroom revolution. There is a huge amount of new technology available in this area, but as of yet, few have been adopted by schools in a widespread way – an opportunity for startups, but only those who are able to scale quickly across a very fragmented market.
Adjacent to in-classroom tech is efficiency and cost-saving technology for schools – automation of back office processes such as assessment and HR, and workforce management and improvement, such as recruitment and training. Startups such as Arbor are blazing ahead in this arena, but automation in education systems still leaves much to be desired.
Outside of schools, inclusive access to education and lifelong learning remain key agendas – and large markets. High quality online resources which are readily available for students are increasingly used and remain attractive to governments as a means to help break down barriers of class or regional inequality. Schools themselves may even start looking to online platforms to provide resources to students. With parents now being asked to buy textbooks for their children, startups like Perlego and Bibliotech may provide a tech solution to an increasing educational challenge.
Language learning is one of the most developed areas of EdTech – apps like Duolingo and busuu are already household names. However, even within this field new companies are emerging, such as Lingumi, supporting children aged 2-6 to learn English; Little Bridge, providing a global online platform for children to interact and learn English, and Tandem, linking up native language speakers to language students. Platforms teaching coding and STEM subjects are following a similar trajectory.
As a general rule, the technology needed to improve the lives of teachers and students is already out there – whether it’s finding teaching tools to increase accessibility or making assessment and administrative processes more efficient, the EdTech market has a solution. Now is the time for schools to start adopting.
Applications for our GovTech accelerator programme GovStartare now open – want to find out more? Get in touch.
Mark Lazar looks back on the GovTech market and how things have changed since we started GovStart One in 2017.
Two years ago, we launched PUBLIC and the GovStart accelerator programme.
At that time, we had to convince a lot of people of the merits of GovTech – convince public officials about the potential of new technologies, convince startups that government is a viable market with real commercial opportunities, and convince investors that startups wouldn’t die in the government sales cycle.
Two years on, the atmosphere has definitely changed. In November, we hosted the first ever GovTech Summit in Paris, bringing together 3000 people to have a conversation about how new technologies can transform the public sector. One attendee commented that “no one is having the debate about whether GovTech should be a thing – everyone is debating the best way to make the most out of the opportunity.”
There are many that are still unconvinced, and we will continue to make the case for GovTech, but it’s safe to say that more & more people are paying attention – and GovTech has gotten bigger.
This year, GovStart is also getting bigger. Building off the back of our success in the UK, and the GovTech Summit, we are launching GovStart France, with two more locations getting announced in next few weeks. Stay tuned.
In the last two years, we have worked with companies with one person, companies with fifty people and everything in between. We have also worked with companies engaging across the public sector: from central government, to local authorities, to the health services.
Every company that joins GovStart needs different things. We work by setting core goals with every founding team about what we want to achieve, and building a programme of support around each of these goals. Therefore – although we operate in a cohort – each company engages with GovStart in different ways, whether it be building networks with key decision makers in the public sector, bidding for tenders, developing products to a government level spec, fundraising, or all of the above and more.
Whether you are a new entrepreneur with an idea and a big public vision, or a startup with private sector traction exploring a new market, or an established company looking to harness PUBLIC’s new European offices for international scale – we want to talk to you. Sign up herefor a short call with our team to discuss whether GovStart could be for you.
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In 2018, PUBLIC supported 21 companies through our GovStart accelerator programme. From closing huge funding rounds to game-changing pilots, here’s what our GovStart companies got up to in 2018 – from beginning to end.
2018 was off to an exciting start with Flynotes – a medical consent platform – closing a Seed Funding Round.
Red Sift, a cyber security startup stopping phishing attacks, signs a deal to protect Ministry of Justice email accounts.
Adzuna, a search engine that collates every job listing from every site, starts DWP’s Universal Jobmatch contract worth over £7.5m.