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To coincide with London Tech Invest, GrowthBusiness profiles 13 of the most exciting early-stage technology companies that are on the fast track

Tech Innovators 2016: MeasureMyEnergy

Led by serial entrepreneur Ben Murphy, MeasureMyEnergy is the ultimate energy management tool for businesses of all sizes, empowering them with real-time consumption data to make a real change

Tech Innovators 2016: Monuva

From saving Hilton Grand Vacations over €40,000 by reducing invoice deliquency at one of its Italian resorts, to being handpicked for the UKTI’s Global Entrepreneur Programme, Monuva has taken off even before its launch. Co-founder and director, James Shattock, explains how the start-up aims to pick up the pace once it secures seed funding

Tech Innovators 2016: WiseAlpha Technologies

WiseAlpha is an online investment platform that offers members opportunities to invest in an asset class that has largely been unaccessible for the larger investment community. CEO Rezaah Ahmad outlines the company’s two-year history and future growth plans

Tech Innovators 2016: Racefully

Racefully is the only app of its kind, letting friends run together virtually in real time wherever they are in the world. Having just launched last Thursday, the company is on the verge of launching a Crowdcube fundraise. Co-founder Chris Pointon speaks to GrowthBusiness about how the idea came about for this ‘park in your pocket’ app, and the UK’s growing ‘FitTech’ sector

Tech Innovators 2016: qodeo

CEO and founder Simon Glass outlines how this real-time data platform for the global venture community took off, and where he plans to take the business ahead of its new product release

Tech Innovators 2016: Hubbub.co.uk

Hailed as the biggest hope for the British high street, Hubbub.co.uk consolidates the best independent shops, producers and markets on its online platform. Marisa Leaf and William Reeve, co-CEOs, highlight the company’s journey over the past two years and plans for the future

Tech Innovators 2016: Goji

A unique peer to peer platform, Goji works with both lending platforms as well as with investors and their advisers, to open up marketplace lending for retail investors. CEO Jake Wombwell-Povey outlines how the company has grown over the past year and goals for the future

CharlieHR co-founders (L to R): Tom Carrington Smith, Rob O'Donovan, and Ben Gateley

CharlieHR co-founders (L to R): Tom Carrington Smith, Rob O'Donovan, and Ben Gateley

Tech Innovators 2016: CharlieHR

Founded by seasoned entrepreneurs, CharlieHR is a freemium human resource management tool that streamlines admin-heavy, time consuming HR processes for SMEs

Tech Innovators 2016: BrickVest

Emmanuel Lumineau set up BrickVest as a way to democratise real estate investment. This is his story

Tech Innovators 2016: AimBrain

Using a patent-pending, context-based step-up authentication methodology, AimBrain is helping some of the world’s largest financial institutions know if their users are really who they say they are. Chief commercial officer, Peter Reynolds explains how the start-up plans to scale up

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