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Ieso Digital Health selected to join Tech Nation's Future Fifty 7.0 programme

Milton-based Ieso Digital Health has been chosen to join Tech Nation’s prestigious Future Fifty programme, which has previously helped companies like Deliveroo, Just Eat and Shazam to grow.

Dr Nigel Pitchford, CEO of Ieso Digital Health (8062710)
Dr Nigel Pitchford, CEO of Ieso Digital Health (8062710)

It is one of 24 leading late-stage companies selected to join the 2019 cohort - revealed today (Wednesday) - and the only one in the Cambridge region.

Future Fifty champions and support British tech businesses as they scale up their operations nationally and internationally.

Those taking part get access to a powerful peer network, a tailored programme of masterclasses and direct contact to senior decision-makers in government.

A dedicated Tech Nation visa team also provides expert assistance with Tier 1 visa applications to ensure the companies can employ talent from across the world.

Dr Nigel Pitchford, CEO at Ieso Digital Health says: “To be included in this year’s Future Fifty cohort alongside some of the best companies in UK tech is recognition - for everyone at Ieso - of what we’ve achieved to date. I’m immensely proud of the team, and the business that we’ve built together."

Ieso Digital Health delivers cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) via an online platform, which is designed to improve access to mental health care.

Therapists using it deliver CBT to patients in real-time through written conversation online, using a secure virtual therapy room, accessible from a computer, tablet or smartphone.

Delivered free to NHS patients in Cambridgeshire and many other parts of the UK, the system offers flexibility by enabling appointments at any time of the day, including evenings and weekends. Ieso therapists, once approved, are able to state their availability and capacity.

The company has disrupted the industry - something reflected in its selection for Future Fifty 7.0 alongside the likes of London fintech firms Blockchain and Currencycloud, Bristol-based Reach Robotics and Nottingham software firm Ensek.

Companies chosen to join Future Fifty 7.0 must have gained considerable traction within their chosen markets and shown the potential to become tomorrow’s global technology leaders.

The 24 firms - 10 of which are in the fintech sector - join 26 from 2018, including Cambridge's Darktrace and Featurespace, for the two-year programme run by Tech Nation, which is a national network for technology entrepreneurs, part-funded by the government.

The full 2019 Future Fifty 7.0 cohort

Aire: Aire exists to enable access to credit, while stopping the burden of debt for people. London | Fintech | @AireScore

Behavox: Behavox is the people analytics company that gathers and interprets employee data in a corporate environment to understand the behavior of an organization. London | Data Analytics |@Behavox

Bizuma: Bizuma's core goal is to empower any business, of any size, to trade globally. London | Ecommerce and Marketplaces | @BizumaHQ

Blockchain: Blockchain is the largest software provider for digital currency and distributed ledger technology and provides the world’s most popular digital wallet with over 34 million customers. Through the use of new technology, we are revolutionizing the $14T financial services industry to build a more open, accessible, and fair financial future. Founded in 2011, Blockchain has raised over $70 million in funding from leading investors including Lightspeed Venture Partners and Google Ventures. London | Fintech | @Blockchain

Bulb Energy: The UK's fastest growing energy supplier, providing affordable renewable energy to more than 1 million members across the UK. London | Hardware Devices and Internet of Things | @bulbenergy

Culture Trip: A global start-up merging travel, media and entertainment, producing location-based inspiration from around the world, including articles, videos, photography, illustration and animation. London | Digital Entertainment | @CultureTrip

Currencycloud: Its enterprise-class, global platform is the power inside countless businesses, driving the transformation of the global payments landscape. London | Fintech | @currencycloud

ENSEK: It provides leading SaaS software to create a unique combination of tailored solutions in the energy industry. It focuses on removing stifling complexities in the energy supplier market by enabling better: market entry, data management, and customer engagement. ENSEK empowers market entrants, growing mid-markets and enterprise companies to meet their customer needs and deliver their commercial ambitions. Nottingham | Software as a Service

Garrison Technology: Providing ultra-secure browsing. London | Cyber Security | @garrison_tech

GlobalWebIndex: A market research platform that provides audience insight across 45 countries to the world’s largest brands, marketing agencies and media organizations. London | Adtech and Marketing | @globalwebindex

Ieso Digital Health: A world-leading digital therapeutic company tackling mental illness. Cambridge | Biotech and Healthcare | @iesohealth

Kimble Applications: The global leader in professional services automation (PSA) software - helping professional services organisations run their project-based businesses better. London | Software as a Service | @KimbleApps

M Squared Lasers: A photonics and quantum technology company, designing and manufacturing advanced laser systems and applications. Glasgow | Hardware Devices and Internet of Things | @m2lasers

MarketInvoice: MarketInvoice is a business finance company. They are the are Europe’s largest online invoice finance platform, helping businesses take charge of their cash flow – quickly and easily. London | Fintech | @marketinvoice

Mediatonic: Leading mobile game developer and independent PC game publisher. London | Digital Entertainment | @mediatonic

Monzo Bank: Mobile-first personal and business banking. London | Fintech | @monzo

Nested: The modern estate agent, reinventing how we buy and sell homes by offering smarter service and the ability to move chain free. London | Fintech | @nested

Perkbox: Perkbox is an employee experience platform, creating a better society by helping employees succeed, in life and at work. London | Enterprise Software | @perkbox

Quantexa: An enterprise intelligence company, empowering organisations to drive confident decisions from their data and better understand their customers. London | Enterprise Software | @quantexa

Reach Robotics: Combining robotics, augmented reality and gaming to build a new entertainment and education platform. Bristol | Hardware Devices and Internet of Things | @ReachRobotics

Revolut: App-based current account, with fee-free foreign spending, currency exchange and international transfers.London | Fintech | @RevolutApp

Salary Finance: An employee financial wellbeing strategy and solutions provider helping millions of people around the world become financially healthier and happier. London | Fintech | @salaryfin

StarLeaf: StarLeaf is a pioneering leader in engineering intuitively intelligent solutions that help organizations seamlessly collaborate through superior video conferencing, secure app-based messaging, and integrated cloud-based meeting room systems. Watford | Fintech | @StarLeafCo

Starling Bank: Mobile personal, business and joint accounts on Android and iOS, and marketplace allowing customers to access to a wide range of complementary financial products through its app. London | Fintech | @StarlingBank

Existing Future Fifty companies:

BigChange Apps: paperless planning, management, scheduling and tracking for any mobile workforce.

Biosite Systems: integrated solutions to manage, monitor and maximise construction site safety and security.

Captify: consumer search behaviour analysis for media and brands.

Checkout: online payment solutions and consulting services.

Click Travel: reducing the cost and complexity of business travel management with technology.

CloudSense: connected, digital-first customer experiences that increase speed and reduce cost.

Darktrace: machine learning and AI algorithms to detect and respond to cyber-threats across diverse digital environments.

EDITED: analytics for fashion retailers.

Egress Software Technologies: on-demand collaboration service enabling secure information sharing.

Featurespace: real-time fraud and risk management using anomaly detection to analyse complex behavioural data.

Firefly: online tool that brings together teachers, students and parents.

Infectious Media: partners with global brands to deliver effective and efficient media campaigns.

Ixaris: enables businesses to profit from the payments they make.

LendInvest: technology that makes the process of getting a mortgage simpler, faster and more efficient.

Masabi: London-based global leader in mobile ticketing and innovative fare collection for public transport.

Memrise: teaching languages with games, humorous chatbots and over 30,000 native speaker videos.

MPB Group: revolutionising the experience of selling unwanted photographic equipment.

OakNorth: UK bank that provides fast, flexible and accessible debt finance (from £500k to £20m) to small and medium-sized enterprises.

OpenSignal: mobile analytics company modernizing how the wireless industry measures network performance.

Paddle: a single platform for software companies that solves every part of thesales process.

Semafone: software for contact centres so they can take personal data securely over the telephone.

SIMBA: disrupting the global sleep market with a direct-to-door omnichannel retail model and award-winning one-type-fits-all hybrid mattress.

SportPursuit: showcases the best specialist sports and outdoor brands in week-long sales at prices that are not available anywhere else.

Trouva: destination for shopping the world’s best independent shops, enabling customers to discover homeware and accessories you cannot find elsewhere.

UKCloud: provides a wide range of the multi-cloud platforms for the exclusive use of organisations within the public and healthcare sector in the UK.

ZappiStore: the most transformative, automated platform for buying cost-effective research services at lightning speed.

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