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EdisonTV | Technology | 20/04/2018

Executive interview - Nanoco Group

Nanoco CEO, Michael Edelman, discusses the company’s agreement with a large, undisclosed US-listed corporation, where Nanoco is being funded by the partner to scale-up and produce commercial volumes of infrared nano-particles for sensor applications. He explains why the company’s IP and expertise in developing and scaling up production were key to winning this business. Moving on to other applications, he discusses the factors which have held up progress in the display market and also the advances Nanoco is making in horticultural lighting and healthcare imaging. He rounds up by explaining how the company is now on a much stronger financial footing, with costs substantially reduced and cash due to come in from the US partner and HMRC tax credits.
Nanoco is the leading commercial supplier of cadmium-free quantum dots and IP. The initial focus was on the display market, as well as lighting and medical imaging. Recently, the company has partnered with a major US corporate to scale up production in advanced electronic devices.

Executive interview - Nanoco Group

Executive interview - Nanoco Group

Nanoco CEO, Michael Edelman, discusses the company’s agreement with a large, undisclosed US-listed corporation, where Nanoco is being funded by the partner to scale-up and produce commercial volumes of infrared nano-particles for sensor applications. He explains why the company’s IP and expertise in developing and scaling up production were key to winning this business. Moving on to other applications, he discusses the factors which have held up progress in the display market and also the advances Nanoco the company is making in horticultural lighting and healthcare imaging. He rounds up by explaining how the company is now on a much stronger financial footing, with costs substantially reduced and cash due to come in from the US partner and HMRC tax credits.
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20/04/2018 | Nanoco Group

Executive interview - Boku

Executive interview - Boku

Boku, the largest independent direct carrier billing (DCB) company, listed on AIM in November 2017. Boku operates a billing platform that connects digital content merchants with mobile network operators (MNOs) in more than 50 countries. Supporting merchants to offer DCB helps them to acquire customers and convert them to loyal, paying customers. Boku has signed up the leading merchants in key digital content categories (music, app stores, games) and, after a period of investment to connect merchants and MNOs to its platform, is seeing strong volume growth. Boku has c 150 employees, with its main offices in the US, UK, Germany and India.
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10/04/2018 | Boku

Executive interview - Blue Prism

Executive interview - Blue Prism

Blue Prism is a world leading provider of Robotic Process Automation (RPA) software. These software ‘robots’ are trained to automate manual, rules-based, administrative processes to create a more agile, cost-effective and accurate working environment. Blue Prism coined the term “robotic process automation” in 2012 after spending four years industrialising the product with a number of blue-chip customers, including Barclays Bank, Co-operative Banking Group, Telefónica O2, RWE npower and Shop Direct. Blue Prism operates an indirect software licensing sales model and has built an extensive base of partners including Accenture, Cap Gemini, Deloitte, EY, IBM and KPMG. The company listed on AIM in March 2016 and reported revenues of £24.5m for the year-ended 31 October 2017.
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23/03/2018 | Blue Prism

Executive interview - Kape Technologies

Executive interview - Kape Technologies

Kape specialises in the online distribution of consumer cyber security and digital maintenance software. The majority of sales relate to the distribution of its proprietary technology, which includes internet VPN services (CyberGhost), PC repair software (ReImage and ReImage for Mac) and PC driver repair software (DriverAgent). It also uses its online consumer acquisition expertise and network to run third-party online media campaigns. The group has headquarters in Camden, London and has approximately 360 employees across its operations in Israel, Cyprus, Romania and Manilla.
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15/03/2018 | Kape Technologies

Executive interview - EMIS Group

Executive interview - EMIS Group

EMIS is a clinical software supplier to the UK healthcare market. The company was originally established to serve the GP market, where it has a dominant position with a market share of 56% of UK GP practices. It has expanded from this position to create a broad range of products serving the community, child and mental healthcare (CCMH) market, the acute sector, and community pharmacies (where it has c 37% share) as well specialist software and screening services for diabetic retinopathy. The company strategy is to provide connected healthcare solutions to facilitate patient-centric care.
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14/03/2018 | EMIS Group

Executive interview - door2door

Executive interview - door2door

Maxim Nohroudi is Managing Director and co-founder of door2door, Germany's leading mobility startup. door2door provides a mobility platform directly to cities and transport companies, which allows them to autonomously and independently operate new mobility services ie on demand ride-share shuttles. The platform integrates these new services into existing transport infrastructures (inter-modal routing), and performs a detailed analysis of supply and demand of the customer’s existing mobility network (insights). The company employs 100+ employees in Berlin & Porto Alegre (Brazil).
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03/01/2018 | door2door

Executive Interview - appScatter

Executive Interview - appScatter

In this interview, Jason Hill, chief revenue officer of appScatter, provides an outline of the platform’s core capabilities. He describes the business uses of the platform and explains how, with its unique distribution to 50+ Android and iOS stores, app publishers can save considerable resources as well as increasing their reach and, ultimately, monetisation. He goes on to outline the vast and growing market opportunity, and the company’s SaaS business model. He also explains the group’s strategy following the recent public launch of the platform to convert a significant pipeline of registered interest to paying customers, and the benefits of launching a marketplace that will enable the integration of third-party software into the appScatter platform. Finally, Jason summarises the three key reasons why he believes investors should consider appScatter: its first mover advantage, the attractive and scalable business model, and the size and growth dynamic of the global app market.
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11/12/2017 | appScatter

Executive interview - Nanoco Group

Executive interview - Nanoco Group

CEO of Nanoco, Dr Michael Edelman, discusses the operational highlights of the last year, which included the first commercial orders for the company’s cadmium free quantum dots in computer displays. He explains why the commercialisation cycle has been more protracted than initially thought but expresses confidence that the company now has a healthy pipeline of potential customers moving closer towards commercial orders. Michael also provides an update on the company’s competitive positioning, and the developments of the technology for non-display applications. Finally, Michael talks about the milestones that investors should be looking for in 2018.
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20/11/2017 | Nanoco Group

Automotive ecosystem: Sitting ducks webinar

Automotive ecosystem: Sitting ducks webinar

Transport is likely to be the next industry to be digitised and almost all vehicle makers are unprepared. Electric vehicles (EVs) and autonomy could reduce overall US transport spending by 65%, which needs to be supplemented with digital services by players wishing to survive. Edison thinks that sensor data is the one area where vehicle makers have an edge and hence is critical to their future. They must control this asset or face becoming sitting ducks for those that would reduce them to handsets on wheels.
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25/10/2017 |

Executive interview - WANdisco

Executive interview - WANdisco

WANDisco’s CEO, David Richards, discusses the highlights of the recent capital markets day. He describes how the company’s partnerships with major cloud technology companies, such as IBM, Oracle, Amazon and Microsoft, have developed and the use cases for which the technology is being deployed. He discusses the competitive landscape, the addressable market for the company’s technology and how future technology developments could expand this further, before highlighting the key milestones that investors should look for over the course of the next 12 months.
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17/10/2017 | WANdisco

Executive interview - accesso Technology Group

Executive interview - accesso Technology Group

Executive chairman, Tom Burnet, runs through the highlights of the recent interim results. The company signed 40 new contracts in H1 and Mr Burnet talks through two of them. He discusses what is driving the momentum in accesso Passport and talks about how the queuing technology product has been evolving. He adds some colour on the two latest acquisitions (Ingresso and TE2) and discusses the broader opportunities for the group.
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13/10/2017 | accesso Technology Group

Executive interview - Covata

Executive interview - Covata

Covata is an ASX-listed security software supplier. Its Safe Share software enables users to share data securely within their own organisation and with external users. The company recently acquired CipherPoint, a US security software company, as part of its strategy to build a data security platform.
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04/10/2017 | Covata

Executive interview - GB Group

Executive interview - GB Group

GBG is a global specialist in identity data intelligence. Its products and services help organisations in both the public and private sectors make better decisions about their customers and employees. Among other things, its services are used to improve the quality of customer data and the on-boarding process, as well as helping organisations protect themselves against the large and growing problem of identity fraud. It is one of the largest providers in the industry, able to verify c 4.4 billion consumers globally, with know your customer (KYC) and anti-money laundering (AML) standards reached in over 40 markets. Its products and services are sold to over 15,000 customers across c 70 markets. Headquartered in Chester in the UK, GBG has over 750 staff, operating out of 17 countries spanning the UK, EMEA, Asia Pacific and the US.
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03/10/2017 | GB Group

Executive interview - Learning Technologies Group

Executive interview - Learning Technologies Group

Jonathan Satchell, CEO of Learning Technologies Group (LTG), gives an update on the recent H1 results, which saw revenues surge by 68% including 33% organic growth. This organic growth included the one-off impact of the major CSL contract and a small FX tailwind, implying underlying organic revenue growth of 18-19%. Jonathan discusses how the CSL contract is progressing and how the NetDimensions acquisition is bedding in. He gives some colour on recent contract wins and outlines the group’s new “co-ordinated selling” strategy. Finally, he gives an update on the group’s acquisition strategy.
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21/09/2017 | Learning Technologies Group

Executive interview - CentralNic

Executive interview - CentralNic

CentralNic is one of the world’s leading domain registry service providers. It offers registry services, distribution, and strategic consultancy for new TLDs (top-level domains), ccTLDs (country code top-level domains) and SLDs (second-level domains). It reports across three divisions: the Wholesale division (19% FY16 EBITDA) enables new TLD and ccTLD rights holders to supply their domains to an integrated network of around 1,500 retailers and through them over 100,000 resellers, including billing and cash collection services. The Retail division (38% FY16 EBITDA) allows different categories of end users across 10 different languages to register domain names and purchase the additional services required to deploy their websites and email. The Enterprise division (43% FY16 EBITDA) enables corporations and domain investors to manage their domain name portfolios. The group listed on AIM in 2013. It is headquartered in London but operates globally with customers in over 200 countries. In FY16, approximately 90% of its revenues were generated outside the UK.
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14/09/2017 | CentralNic

Executive interview - EMIS Group

Executive interview - EMIS Group

EMIS is a clinical software supplier to the UK healthcare market. The company was originally established to serve the GP market, where it has a dominant position with a market share of 56% of UK GP practices. It has expanded from this position to create a broad range of products serving the community, child and mental healthcare (CCMH) market, the acute sector, and community pharmacies (where it has c 37% share) as well specialist software and screening services for diabetic retinopathy. The company strategy is to provide connected healthcare solutions to facilitate patient-centric care.
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01/09/2017 | EMIS Group

Executive interview - Osirium Technologies

Executive interview - Osirium Technologies

David Guyatt, CEO of Osirium Technologies, introduces us to the business. He explains the security challenges that Osirium’s technology seeks to address, the growth of the privileged access management software market and how Osirium’s solutions are differentiated from incumbent providers. David highlights the key achievements since the IPO in April 2016, describes the company’s channel strategy, and outlines some of management’s key objectives for the coming year.
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25/07/2017 | Osirium Technologies

Executive interview - FreeAgent

Executive interview - FreeAgent

FreeAgent’s CEO, Ed Molyneux, introduces FreeAgent. He explains the company’s competitive positioning within the UK accountancy software market and describes how it is leveraging accountants as the company’s channel partners. Looking ahead, he explains how HMRC’s forthcoming Making Tax Digital initiative should become a tailwind for FreeAgent and why he believes that the company has ample headroom to continue growing in the UK market. He rounds up by explaining which key metrics investors should look for in FreeAgent as a pure SaaS business and the key milestones for the year ahead.
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30/06/2017 | FreeAgent

Executive interview - UMT

Executive interview - UMT

Alexander Frankenstein, head of business development at UMT, discusses the growth opportunities in the international mPayments market, the group’s strategy and lessons learnt from the failures of other fintech operators and the group’s own mistakes.
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30/06/2017 | UMT United Mobility Technology

Executive Interview - Learning Technologies Group

Executive Interview - Learning Technologies Group

Jonathan Satchell, CEO of Learning Technologies Group (LTG), discusses the group’s background and its ambitions. LTG recently announced FY16 results, which saw revenue up 42%, adjusted EBITDA up 77% and adjusted EPS up 57%, and Jonathan talks through the industry dynamics that are driving this growth. He discusses the rationale for buying NetDimensions and explains how it will fit within the broader group. He discusses the 100-day plan for achieving cost synergies from NetDimensions and the impact it is likely to have on the business in the longer term. Finally, he outlines the key milestones that investors should expect from LTG over the next 12 months.
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11/04/2017 | Learning Technologies Group

Executive Interview - Nanoco Group

Executive Interview - Nanoco Group

Dr Michael Edelman, CEO of Nanoco Group, discusses the progress the company is making towards securing its first commercial orders and in securing a strong position in the display supply chain with its key partners Merck, Dow and Wah Hong. He discusses progress for Nanoco’s quantum dots in applications outside TV display, particularly the high-end PC monitor market, but also in lighting, healthcare and solar technologies. He also provides insight into the company’s cash levels and funding position and discusses the key milestones that investors should look for in the remainder of the company’s fiscal year and beyond.
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05/04/2017 | Nanoco Group