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Vote for your favourite startup to win our People’s Choice Award!

Elevator Pitch LIVE 2016

Yesterday we held our Elevator Pitch LIVE 2016 competition in an East-London cinema, and by golly it was a show-stopper! There was a great turnout and the 25 shortlisted companies delivered fantastic pitches.

We saw pitches from companies across each of the following sectors: FinTech, PropTech, HealthTech, AdTech/MarTech and Cybersecurity.

While the panel of five judges (four notable investors and myself) will decide on the winner from each category, as well as the recipient of the Standout Success Award, you have the chance to vote for the company you think should win the People’s Choice Award.

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Voting closes on 16th November and the winners will be revealed at an awards ceremony in London on 24th November.

You can vote for your favourite using the form at the bottom of this page, you’ll need to select your favourite, then scroll down and click the ‘Submit’ button. Here’s a bit more info about each company to help you make your decision:


Offer Moments: Minority Report-style billboards show you personalised deals and offers as you walk towards them.
Perks Loyalty: Enables businesses to easily build bespoke digital loyalty schemes so they can connect and reward their customers in a personal and efficient way.
Bubbl: Provides companies with a disruptive ‘off-the-shelf’ geolocation solutions for proximity marketing.
Growth Intel: Powers B2B trade by turning primary source unstructured data into predictive go-to-market intelligence.
Burst Insights: The short social video specialists.


Credit Kudos: Uses consumer transaction data to build highly accurate and transparent credit score-cards and affordability metrics.
Divido: On a mission to make consumer finance quick, transparent and fair.
Scalable Capital: Manages your personal, globally-diversified portfolio and uses state-of-the-art risk management technology.
Dabbl: The new risk-free way to start thinking like an investor.
Plum: Your personal savings assistant — it monitors your daily spending and automagically sets money aside that you won’t need.


Braci: A sound recognition platform that functions through recognizing and analyzing sounds from the environment and converting these into visual and sensory notifications and alerts.
DrDoctor: Empowers patients to view, change and schedule outpatient appointments themselves, online, on smartphone or by conversational SMS.
Echo: Echo is a team of doctors, pharmacists and technologists with a simple vision – to use technology to make everyone’s experience of healthcare and wellness better and more fulfilling.
Active Needle: Promises to enable clinicians to perform needle based procedures safely, efficiently and cost-effectively benefiting patients, clinicians and healthcare providers.
Kokoon: Headphones that allow you to escape, switch off and relax. The first headphone comfortable enough to be slept in and smart enough to adjust your audio in real time.


Reposit: Paying a tenancy deposit is expensive and stressful. Generation Rent need a better option. By developing trust, automation and financial innovation, we provide a service that lowers this cost making moving and living easier and more affordable.
Settled: Selling your home made simple.
Urban Intelligence: The planning policy information service for planners, architects and other property professionals.
No Agent: On mission to clean-up and revolutionise the rental sector. The team is determined to change the way landlords rent their properties, forever.
Trussle: The new hassle-free way to get a mortgage. Helps first-time buyers and existing homeowners save time and money securing a great-value mortgage online.


Torsion Information Security: A SaaS cybersecurity company. Torsion precisely controls who has access to what. One document at a time, across every system where your information lives.
Security Smart: Provides measurable IT security awareness training (for staff). A proactive security monitoring platform for internet-facing systems.
CyNation: Helps organisations improve their security and compliance posture.
Check Recipient: Uses artificial intelligence and machine learning to secure enterprise information across email networks.

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