Today we held our second ever Vator Splash London event, which featured keynote fireside chats from Techstars founder and CEO David Cohen, as well as Julia and Kevin Hartz, the founders of Eventbrite.
But we didn't forget what Splash is still all about: getting excellent startups up on stage in front of VCs and entreprenuers!
This time, we had a total of 6 companies competing against each other for the top spot, and, in the end it was SilkFred that won the competition!
SilkFred is an e-commerce platform that is a one stop shop for independent fashion.
It powers an online marketplace, connecting fashion forward shoppers with the hard to find brands of the future. It also provives e-commerce solutions by powering custom websites for brands and designers to get to market directly.
SilkFred also provides pop up shops that give customers the opportunity to ‘touch’ products and engage with brands. It has hosted pop up shops all over the world and placed 50 brands on shop floors in cities that include Paris, London, Hong Kong, Munich, Ibiza and Barcelona.
We should also say congratulations to for winning the People's Choice award, EduKit!
EduKit is an online platform that will help young people by evaluating their needs and identifying programmes run by charities and social enterprises that can help their personal development.
The company helps schools to raise attainment levels by connecting them with programmes run by charities and social eTnterprises that help young people. To do this, it is developing an online platform to evaluate student needs, match them suitable local programmes and measure the impact of the programme on their grades and behaviour.
And let's not forget the rest of our finalists!
LyteSpark is a fast, flexible video conferencing platform that’s easier to use and better quality than Skype, with no downloads or complicated signups.
It does this by combining video with other tools and services greatly enhances the ability to interact and operate in a connected yet distributed global economy.
LyteSpark is entirely browser based. There is no compulsory login; guests may participate in a video conference without being forced to log in or even enter a password. The user interface can also be customised and personalised according to individual taste.
Gitoon is a publishing platform that empowers its audience to both contribute creative works and decide what’s good enough to be published, creating a high-quality-only original content resource. The company wants to revolutionise self-publishing by eliminating the connections factor from the equation of success.
Gitoon is the first premium quality magazine assembled without editorial engagement.
LoYakk creates branded Community Apps for Enterprises and the App runs in the LoYakk Cloud.
LoYakk has created an innovative Mobile Engagement Platform that is one of the first that allows brands/enterprises to seamlessly mix their national messaging payload with hyper-local messaging and services created by local employees of the same firm.
Brands can now offer their own Location-aware Community App (powered under the covers by LoYakk) to their end-users, and engage consumers with location-awareness like never before - all while leveraging their existing social media investments.
7write is monetizing the demand for faster and easier “all inclusive” e-publishing by providing an automated and scalable platform to supply the services required by authors and content producers.
These services are live and available to authors through its SaaS product suite and also to content publishers through it open API.
We should also give a big shout out to our judge: Nic Brisbourne of Forward Partners; Scott Gallacher of The Aston Group; Laurence Garrett of Highland Capital Europe; Christian Hernandez Gallardo of White Star Capital; Emma Lloyd of BSkyB; Stefan Glaenzer of Passion Capital; Ezra Roizen of Ackrell Capital; and Simon Menashy of MMC Ventures.
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