January 23rd, 2020
Editor’s Note: Due to global circumstances, Demo Day information indicated in this blog post may be inaccurate. As definitive Demo Day dates and information are determined, updated info will reflect on the main program page.
Good processes lead to good outcomes. We started our recruitment process for this year’s 2020 London Barclays Accelerator, powered by Techstars, programme this past summer. We sourced across more continents, and at a lower carbon footprint (through more video calls), than ever before. We are thrilled with the 10 companies selected to join us for the 2020 London programme, which will be based out of Rise London.
This incoming class is diverse across geographies, sectors and end markets and 40% of our founders are females. The participating companies span Data Science, Gig Economy, Enterprise Software, Asset Finance, SME Finance, PropTech, InsurTech and Consumer Protection.
With our longstanding partner, Barclays, we are privileged to offer our 2020 London class transformative mentorship and the resources they need to #DoMoreFaster and accelerate their businesses over the coming months.
Techstars’ mentorship driven programmes have helped build thousands of successful companies across the globe. Our portfolio of over 1,900 alumni companies across the world is now valued at more than $25 billion. Through our seven years of partnership in London, Barclays and Techstars have together had the opportunity to support the growth of companies such as Cuvva, Everledger, Flux, Simudyne and Shieldpay,among other successful alumni, that have benefited from our two powerful global networks.
I am thankful to our mentors, global partners, sponsors, and alumni for their time and generous support of our programme, and look forward to working with them as we launch this incoming class.
We will showcase these startup companies at our Demo Day event at the Guildhall in London on 21 April 2020. Please reach out if you would like to connect with any of these companies during their time with the 2020 London Barclays Accelerator, powered by Techstars, programme.
Trustee data layer between gig economy platforms and financial service providers aggregating across platforms to enable businesses like insurance to sell better priced and personalised coverage.
Intelligent workflow automation for financial services to save back office costs by up to 70% through document data capture, analytics and fraud detection.
Asset finance marketplace hosting equipment vendors and funders that offers small businesses access to lease finance, resale and lifecycle management of assets.
Inspection-as-a-Service software to automate photo or video-based inspection of any asset using artificial intelligence.
Cashflow management tool offering small business owners working capital analytics and access to invoice finance.
Secure and transparent bidding technology for the property industry providing a swift digital experience for property transactions on a smartphone.
Software-as-a-Service solution that helps lenders to digitize mortgage processes from contact to contract.
Software that allows data scientists to deploy machine learning models and pipelines onto data that cannot be disclosed externally due to regulations and privacy concerns.
Challenger accountancy service offering cloud- based software to automate bookkeeping.
Digital service for banks to protect their financially vulnerable customers by providing tools for carers in line with new emerging regulations.