Project management platforms are among one of the best investments that businesses can use to be competitive and increase productivity. While functionality and features vary from platform to platform, most project management tools focus on planning, resource allocations, time management, and change management. Forecast is an AI-powered project management platform that centralizes all projects, resources, accounting, collaboration, and business intelligence into a single location. The platform integrates a number of the most popular SaaS tools that businesses already using like GitHub, Google Drive, Asana, Okta, Jira, Excel, Quickbooks, Salesforces, Slack, and Trello. By integrating artificial intelligence, the platform is always learning and able to provide predictive estimates based on past historical projects resource management. Founded in 2016, Forecast has helped managed over 178,000 projects with 4M+ tasks. With the use of AI directly in the platform, customers have been able to reduce administrative work by as much as 50%. London TechWatch caught up with CEO and Cofounder Dennis Kayser to learn more about how a student project during university inspired the founding of the business, the benefits that AI is bringing to project management, the company’s latest round of funding from investors that include Balderton Capital, Crane Ventures Partners, SEED Capital, and Heartcore.
The rapid acceleration of digital adoption has led to increased cybersecurity threats. Attacks are growing more commonplace and sophisticated in nature. While much of the focus has been on detecting threats, organizations are scrambling to figure out how to disarm a threat quickly and understand how it happened. Cado Security is a digital forensics platform that helps the enterprise quickly determine what architecture is impacted and the implications. Traditional digital forensics platforms offer similar solutions but pinpointing exactly where there is a vulnerability takes hours of manually combing through disparate data. With Cado’s automatic data capture functionality, organizations can now approach their investigations with a tactical approach at cloud speed. London TechWatch caught up with CEO and Cofounder James Campbell to learn more about the experience of founding this business at the onset of the pandemic, future plans, and recent round of funding, from investors that include Blossom Capital and Ten Eleven Ventures.
Marc Andreessen famously proclaimed in 2011 that “software is eating the world”. Fast forward to today and it’s data eating the world. Data is growing somewhat faster or much faster than other types of data in 71% of enterprises according to Western Digital. By 2025, there will be 175 zettabytes (10,000 TB) of data. Solidatus is a metadata management and data lineage platform that’s focused on how enterprises view, manage, and understand their growing mounds of data. The company focuses on letting its customers harness the data economy, whether it’s for compliance, governance, introducing efficiencies, or even digital transformation efforts. Solidatus is currently used in a variety of industries including pharmaceuticals, banking, aerospace, manufacturing, consulting, and telecommunications. In 2020 alone, the company was able to quadruple its revenue as the pandemic introduced new complexities for data management across location and geography. London TechWatch caught up with Cofounder Philip Miller to learn more about the company, its future plans, and recent round of funding from investors that include AlbionVC, HSBC Venture,s and Citi.
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The average employee uses eight SaaS applications; companies with 50 or less employees have a total of 40 applications while larger companies with 1000+ employees have over 200 different subscriptions on average. Cledara is the SaaS purchasing and management platform that centralizes a company’s cloud software subscriptions, providing transparency into spend and usage. The pandemic has created a frenzied acceleration for digital transformation and the associated software needed and this trend has fueled massive growth for Cledara; the company has grown 20x in 2020 alone.
London TechWatch caught up with Cofounder and CEO Cristina Vila to learn more about the company’s platform, expansion plans, and latest round of funding from Nauta Capital and Anthemis.
Detected is the world’s first agnostic business verification platform helping B2B buyers and sellers transact with confidence. In a matter of seconds, Detected uses thousands of data points to confirm both parties’ credentials including identity, location, solvency, and capability. London TechWatch caught up with CEO Liam Chennells to learn more about the current deficiencies with manual B2B due diligence, the company’s imminent launch, and recent funding round from investors that include Rob Barnet, Craig Sears-Black, and Carl Hartmann
“In this new economic reality, automation has become a top business priority.” Digital transformation is not just a buzz phrase. Robotic Process Automation is allowing employees and companies to reclaim millions of hours by leveraging technology to transform how we think about and approach work. Blue Prism is at the intersection of this sweeping trend and its product offering makes integration of these nascent technologies seamless. Executive Chairman and CEO Jason Kingsdon shares some insight on the company and the future of how enterprises work…
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If retail wants to compete with the ease and convenience of online shopping, retail teams have to create the best customer experience, and this is possible by utilizing software solutions. Qudini is the solution for enterprise retail that manages store operations and collects data to perfect customer experience. Through its app, retail teams can coordinate […]
B2B sales data is notoriously fragmented and disorganized, causing precious leads to go dry and ultimately leading to the loss of potential revenue, but the all-in-one prospection solution, Cognism, is fixing this through its patented Revenue AI engine. Congism is fully GDPR-compliant; it enables sales teams to identify ideal buyers and scale audience outreach by […]
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