NCP July 2020

WELCOME TO NCP – Notwics Connecting People, our new Video Platform where each month we will showcase interesting founders and businesses that are growing in these challenging environments.

Each of these founders will present their business via video. So please enjoy at your own convenience, and should any of them be of interest please do not hesitate to contact us.

*Helpful Hint: You can adjust the playback speed in the bottom-right of the viewers to speed up or slow down.*

For our 1st edition, thanks to the support from leading Digital Tech publication… Maddyness

CYBER SECURITY

This is a blockchain-enabled Cyber-security player that professes to be unhackable. As digital and real assets need greater security, their vault solution based around a nuclear bunker has to be seen to be believed.

They offer both a “concrete and cloud solution”, which is very James Bond, but a perfect business that offers a new level of Cyber-security custody solutions that in COVID times, Corporates and Individuals are demanding.

On the investor side, Symvan Capital is leading the round and see their potential.

HERE’S MARTIN TO TELL YOU MORE…

DEVELOPER TECH

“Data Science is the way forward”, as my 12-year-old often tells me! So when I showed him this Start-Up’s deck and solution, he understood it very quickly and was impressed.

So following up and adding my early learnings on coding and data science, it’s become evident to me that these guys are onto something as they have discovered a unique solution to logging.

In essence, or “GEEK SPEAK” their software offers resonance and traceability, of any value, in a computer program. So for dunces like me, this means you can click on an output and you are taken to the inputs for that value.

Users can also go back and do the same thing at a previous point in time e.g. to find the zero related to a divide by zero error.

This importantly in layman’s terms…. removes the need for log files and should get lovers of DEV TECH excited.

HERE’S HENRY TO TELL YOU MORE…

DISEASE TECH

COVID-19 has catapulted Disease Tech and the use of Technology to  manage of this to the forefront of minds of many in the private investment space.

In fact, the team, from Imperial University, London, were recently called upon by to help the UK Government to adapt their mapping software expertise around disease, to help the fight against the Pandemic. 

This Disease-Tech / Med-Tech / Deep-Tech platform is now looking to expand its solution to “ZAP” Cholera, Arsenic poisoning and other prevalent diseases around the world.

HERE’S DAVID TO TELL YOU MORE…

ESG

AI & management of ESG risks is a very neat combo, not found in Subway, but here @ NOTWICS.

This established team of grey-haired wizards has found a secret sauce marrying the two and beavered away in the last few years to create a solution, that mammoths like BP, UK Finance and Marshall Wace will pay a king’s ransom for, affirming its capabilities.

Another feather in the cap – is that they have seen notable customer growth recently, defying the headwinds of COVID.

Recurring Revenues are spiking up, Customers remain sticky and their star remains high in the niche they serve. The time is NOW, more than ever, for this type of business to scale, at pace.

HERE’S SANDY TO TELL YOU MORE…

GAMING TECH

The future of work will depend a lot on the kids of today – who are learning their skills to cope in the future world of employment, not through school classes, like Latin, Geography and Ethics, (sorry private school that canes my bank account three times a year for the oldest Li-Lowe, but he’s learning far more from Fortnite / World of Warcraft and other games – that will upskill him for work.

This is the mantra of this business that takes the very best of the many millenials that have had their skills for life honed by gaming and the challenges these experiences have brought and matches them to new age employers that recognise this approach is the best way to find future talent.

This platform perfectly matches both paradigms

 

HERE’S DAVID TO TELL YOU MORE….

LEGAL TECH

This founder is another old duffer like myself, seen it, been there etc, etc… but in the case of Clive, he really has, being the legal representative of Simon Cowell’s Syco organisation.

He survived this experience to build an excellent, scaling Legal-Tech platform that quite simply matches SME’s looking for economically priced lawyers to solve the myriad of legal problems, accentuated by Covid-19.

Like many of the other companies we advise, they have seen record month after month in sales since March 2020.

HERE’S CLIVE TO TELL YOU MORE…

MED-TECH

This business is powering non-invasive technology to help the world eat and live better.  At present, we have little understanding of the impact foods have upon us.

Each of us has a unique food fingerprint, which shows we respond.  This business provides frictionless access and insight to enable customers to understand their personal response.

They believe that traditional diets are not the right way to go, as the key to improvement is the person, not the diet itself.

This initiative enables people to eat sustainably and well, based on what’s right for them.

COVID19 has shown another dimension to this – the challenges we faced to health through diet were thought to be a long-term issue, in the short-term they have shown to be more damaging when mixed inside a pandemic.  Glucose is your own health GPS, we can deliver it for you

HERE’S DAVID TO TELL YOU MORE..

MOBILITY - PEER TO PEER

This business is seeing stellar growth as a consequence of COVID-19, where they offered up their service to the NHS & Key Workers to get to work safely.  This caught the national press and the imagination of the nation, where Londoners are now looking to use peer to peer car services much more frequently, choosing to travel like this, rather than on public services.

Their technology platform is likely to be the catalyst to shift the mindset of many people, in the leading cities around the UK, towards this travel solution.

Judging by the company’s record revenues in April, May and June – it appears to be the case!
Several investors are in the round, but space for more.

HERE’S OUR GRAEME TO TELL YOU MORE…

RETAIL TECH

This stylishly branded business, playing strongly on the fastest growing trend of COVID-19, CFH (Consume From Home) is growing aggressively by simply matching supply to demand, in the world of cocktails.

Their tech element is an enabler, but this is something the raise will address, however the market is growing and they are acting fast to capture this.

Quite simply, with bars and clubs closed, many, many drinkers have missed cocktails and this company is capturing this market.
Several leading brands and retailers have seen their early success and are keen to partner with them going forward.. shaken, not stirred.

HERE’s ROB TO TELL YOU MORE…

SUSTAINABILITY TECH

With millions of people in the UK looking to take to their bikes as a way of travelling in future, a la Amsterdam, looking cool on a bike has never been more important.

Sustainably source, cycling Athleisure wear is about to boom, with demand for practical, well-fitting garments going through the roof, for both men and women.

This seasoned team of pro’s from the industry – have seen an opportunity and are going for it.

So MAMIL & MAWILS will love this.

HERE’S BAFTA WINNING ALASDAIR TO TELL YOU MORE…

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