In the beginning of this year, we took a look at major European countries and tried to come up with a list of 5 startups (each country) to watch out for in 2015. In the case of the Great Britain, it has been very hard to narrow this list down, but we’ve decided to just go with just 5 promising British startups out of different sectors. All of them entered the market within the last 15 months and each of the listed startups has something special to add to the web and app economy in 2015.
1. Reach7: Founded in 2014, Reach7 is a powerful social platform that allows users to share and engage with a global audiences in an easy way. With 20,000+ expert business level social media translators at your finger tips you can now get your message heard in every region across the world. Manage your social media accounts with Reach7 and reach a global audience. Reach7 started its translation service with Twitter and China’s Weibo and will soon be supporting all other major social networks. So far, the London-based startup secured £460K in seed funding.
2. Mailcloud: A universal communication service built on your email inbox. After connecting any existing email account, Mailcloud instantly organizes your entire history of communication, emails, files, people and companies into folders and timelines for you. The service of the London-based startup enables users to communicate in real time, each with their own Mailcloud using existing services such as file storage, to do lists, CRM and social media. Beeing in beta phase right now, Mailcloud will launch its service for iOS, Android and Web within the coming weeks. Before launch, Mailcloud already secured $2.8 million in seed funding and was able to reach over 50,000 sign ups for their beta version.
3. GENIAC: A London-based startup that provides essential business services for SMEs, all in one place, and all managed on their behalf. The team behind GENIAC created a single services platform to deliver integrated HR, Legal, Accounting and Insurance services for startups and SMEs. The platform provides you with a named GENIAC manager which gives startup/SME directors the ability to hand over work to be managed on their behalf. Founded in 2014, the vision behind GENIAC is to make running small businesses simple and affordable – so that owners can focus on growth. The young company secured £1 million in seed funding so far.
4. Lendable: Founded in 2014, Lendable is a peer-to-peer lending platform. When you borrow money, it comes straight from an investor. Unlike banks, who hand out loans from piles of cash they look after on behalf of savers. The Lendable platform provides you with a fast and hassle-free way to lend money. According to Lendable, it’s a matter of a few clicks and you get your quote. In December of 2014, the London-based startup closed a £2.5 million seed round with a group of well known European angel investors.
5. Tailster: An online pet services marketplace that was founded in 2014 with the goal to help dog owners find an alternative to kennels. The London-based startup provides dog owners with the tools to find a local trusted dog sitter, dog boarder or dog walker. Tailster also provides you with an easy way to pay these pet services online (incl. money back guarantee). In April of 2014, the dog-loving team behind Tailster secured $640K in seed funding.
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