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Congratulations to SQR Systems for being runner up and UX Cam for winning the popular vote!
The votes are in! The judges have cast their ballots, after 15-20 minutes of deliberation. It was a close race between two compaines, but ultimately the company with the most promise as a venture-backed business with a great team and big macro market opportunity was chosen for the inaugural Vator Splash London event!
And the winner is... Jukedeck!
Jukedeck is the first software capable of writing decent music completely on its own. It doesn't use loops, but writes the music note by note, like a composer would. They are going to use this software to revolutionise the way people and businesses interact with music.
The software can producemusic either at the touch of a button or in realtime - so it can write the music as you listen to it. This means the music will be able to react to changes in your environment as you listen to it, and it means that, if you want to, you can have a huge amount of control over what happens in the music.
Here are what some of the judges had to say:
"Dream startup team with deceptively simple product for decent digital music. Just a 'hits module' short of a boy band," Richard Muirhead, Managing Partner at Firestartr.co, said.
""I was delighted to be involved in the judging panel. The standard was incredibly high but Jukedeck stood out for its confident pitch and neat solution to very clear use cases in multiple markets," said Rory Stirling, a partner of MMC.
"They have a very talented team and are solving a problem that has both commercial value and potential to scale," Emma Lloyd, Director of Corporate Development & Partnerships and British Sky Broadcasting, told me.
As winner, Jukedeck wins 20k GBP in in-kind prizes from Rackspace, Taylor Wessing, and Blick Rothenberg. Plus they win a lunch with Ben Holmes from Index Ventures and one-hour sit-down meetings with Passion Capital, Connect Ventures, Highland Capital and DFJ.
We should also say a big congrats to SQR Systems, which came in as the runner up for the judge's vote.
its technology allows data (eg. video, audio, images) to be constantly adapted in encrypted form to suit the bandwidth of each user. This approach ensures each user gets the best possible user experience whether they are using a PC over broadband or a smartphone over 3G or 4G.
As the runner up, SQR wins a meeting with MMC Ventures.
A big congratulations also to UX Cam for winning the popular vote!
After including this framework, with two lines of code data such as screen video, face video and various analytics such as gestures, highest quit screen, most interacted screen, most viewed screen, heat maps, crowd heat maps are collected and sent to our cloud for processing.
Usability bugs are also detected on the cloud manually and automatically via our proprietary algorithm. Other features include location analytics, usage analytics, A/B Testing and Path Analysis allowing UX expert to make a fully informed decisions.
Here are the rest of the amazing group of presenters, starting with Tablecrowd.
TableCrowd is a real life social network where you can meet people over food for business networking, common interests, romance or friendship.
People join ‘crowds’ that interest them (e.g. startups or new to town) and then members of the ‘crowd’ organise dinners for the group to meet offline in restaurants. With TableCrowd, users turn online connections into real life relationships.
Seed Jobs is a new data-driven careers service and candidate engagement platform. It enables employers to connect with current students that are yet to join the recruitment marketplace and powerful tools to find, screen and assess prospective candidates on far more information than is available on a CV.
Seed is an innovative engagement platform for employers to connect with current students, who are yet to join the recruitment marketplace. It allows employers to build their brand on campus and provide a channel to connect with prospective candidates and start building a relationship.
TwoTen provides realtime guidance for younger children browsing the Internet, ensuring they only encounter age-appropriate content, yet never stopping them from exploring. Just like the expanding boundaries parents and teachers put around children as they grow up in the offline world, but online.
TwoTen provides tools that are easy to use by parents, fun to use by the children and provide an age appropriate environment online. Its technology has been developed to work with any browser and also works for schools and nurseries.
Glipho combines a blogging platform with a social network approach, providing its writers with a built-in audience and easier engagement.
Creation of great content is easy. The desk, with integration into other photo and video sites, enables beautifully annotated articles to be created and published. On publishing, the articles can then be shared to Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter all at once, at the click of a button.
Ringpay is digital pocket money. It has a patent pending technology for mobile proximity commerce. It aims to replace cash in everyday transaction reducing counter time and eliminating coins in everyone pockets.
The solution is suitable for closed loop circuits based on cash and credit cards but it is also suitable for open loop circuits adding bank accounts as a funding source. It uses barcodes and it's suitable for any kind of shop, for e-commerce, for mass retailers and even vending machines.
Bubbles Online Services is a virtual personal shopper for consumers.
It works in the background, continuously looking for better products & deals on behalf of the shopper even when offline. Results sent at shopper's convenience. As the search remains live it is constantly being matched to products ensuring buyers never miss a deal and retailers never lose a sale
Fluency is a learning platform and marketplace that helps young people get into work. It helps them unlock their latent digital skills and connect them with businesses who need them.
The company aims to address a common problem for early- and mid-stage businesses: their owners are experts in their fields but not experts in digital marketing even though it is an essential part of every business today. These businesses need help and are willing to pay for it, but are not in a position to hire staff.
Fluency connects these businesses to Fluency graduates - young people aged 18 to 25 with skills in web, social media and digital marketing - to tackle discrete pieces of work that the business is not equipped to handle in-house.
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Joined Vator onPartner at MMC Ventures. Invests in and works with some of the best teams in early stage, high growth UK tech businesses. Passionate about software, consumer internet and mobile.
Joined Vator onCo-founded Orchestream, Tideway, Fanatix & founding investor Rightster. Very active board director & investor at Automic; industrial advisor EQT Partners, co-founding managing partner Firestartr.co.
Joined Vator onEmma has over 20 years experience in the communications and entertainment sectors working as a management consultant for PWC, MD of start-up, Movio and senior executive at BSkyB.