There are 12 startups on the first Ignite 2.0 programme. They are:
Happity – A platform connecting parents and pre-school activity providers (a ~£2B market in the UK).
Langu – A platform connecting language students with professional language teachers for live, one-to-one lessons in a virtual classroom.
Yooz – A money remittance service that supports low-value payments between the UK and India.
Prolifiko – A digital coach for writing, powered by persuasive technology and AI. Think Fitbit or Strava for writing.
DebtCase – Debt collection for the UK SME market, which is owed ~£0.5T.
CGHero – Connecting companies to a global community of approved industry CG artists to meet the demands of challenging creative projects.
Shoesie – Fashion customisation & ecommerce software that allows footwear brands to offer customisation, or NIKEiD for anyone.
Our Daily Thread – An editorial platform that democratically curates the latest and greatest fashion drops, daily.
theWebShed – Helping digital agencies improve how they manage and deliver the SEO campaigns they run for their clients.
Guardian Angel – Simplifying the bereavement process; connecting families with funeral directors and digitising the funeral directors’ offline processes.
Currikula – A new way to improve essays and assignments; from reference management to bespoke feedback on students’ writing.
Link Big – The world’s first “link engine optimisation”, helping increase AOV/ROI from mobile assets, tailored and aligned to brands' and publishers' business goals.
We have been investing in and supporting startups around the UK since we launched our first programme in 2011.
Check back here in the coming weeks as we continue to add Ignite portfolio companies!