Menu visibility control

Video

Events

Startup Surgery

Most Recent

Government & Policy

Here’s how UK tech reacted to the Supreme Court’s Brexit ruling

Investments

Wiltshire-based HealthTech firm Atlas Genetics closes $35m Series D

Investments

Leeds-based online sports network Pitchero lands £3.1m Series A

Press Releases

Starling Bank first of digital challengers to join Faster Payments as direct partner
No more electronic ‘loose change’: innovative fintech charity payment scheme launched today across 6,000 UK schools
Chimni calls for the UK proptech community to work more closely with the housebuilding industry

Worldwide on-demand journalism with Paydesk – Startup of the Week

twitterlinkedinFacebookgoogle_plustwitterlinkedinFacebookgoogle_plus

Welcome to the sixth episode of the Elevator Pitch series 5!

Every week we publish a 30-second pitch from our Elevator Pitch winners.

These startups, chosen by a panel of expert judges for their potential to change the world, join an alumni group that includes the likes of YPlanHassleimport.io and Glow, and have to-date raised more than $86m.

In this series we took the founders on a ride unlike any other for the most exciting pitch of their lives.

Worldwide on demand journalism

In today’s globalised world where news is 24/7 and immediately available the need for on demand journalists with local knowledge and experience is bigger than ever.

Paydesk provides a platform that allows broadcasters, publishers and podcast producers to quickly have access to experienced and accredited journalists worldwide.

Acquiring a competitor and funding in year one

Founded in 2014 PayDesk is already used by big broadcasters such as  France 24, FoxNews and CBS, and recently signed a deal with Voice of America to manage all of their correspondents in Africa.

PayDesk has just closed a seed round of £300,000 with leading angels including Michael Birch (founder of Bebo) and Stuart Marks (Partner in JLAB). And in less than a year since launching its acquired London-based competitor NewsFixed.com

1,500 journalists in 150 countries

Paydesk was founded by Morgan Sowden, a CTO with more than 20 years experience and Henry Peirse who ran GRN, a news gathering agency for over 10 years.

Co-founder Morgan Sowden says “We have over 1500 professional journalists in over 150 countries around the world, that can be hired in one click. Busy newsrooms can rely on our network of journalists, who are already on location and have local accreditation, to gather news, do live broadcast links, write background pieces or record interviews on location.”

The Elevator Pitch is gratefully sponsored by KPMGKnight FrankNatwestTaylor WessingPropel London and Lendinvest

Enter your e-mail address to receive updates straight to your inbox

* indicates required
Send me news on...
twitterlinkedinFacebookgoogle_plustwitterlinkedinFacebookgoogle_plus

Editor's picks

Supreme Court

Here’s how UK tech reacted to the Supreme Court’s Brexit ruling
posted 5 hours ago

HealthTech

Wiltshire-based HealthTech firm Atlas Genetics closes $35m Series D
posted 6 hours ago

pitchero

Leeds-based online sports network Pitchero lands £3.1m Series A
posted on January 23, 2017

PM Theresa May

UK tech community reacts to Theresa May’s Industrial Strategy proposals
posted on January 23, 2017

Theresa May

PM Theresa May to reveal Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund to support UK tech
posted on January 23, 2017

Tech for good

Here’s how tech for good startups can maximise their chances of getting funded
posted on January 23, 2017