Wednesday 16 November 2016
KPMG has announced the Midlands finalist of its Best British Mobile Startup 2017 competition, with local video insight specialist company, Voxpopme, taking the gong.
12 startups from across the region went head to head at the professional service firm’s One Snowhill office in Birmingham, each competing for the chance to win a trip to Mobile World Congress 2017 in Barcelona.KPMG will take Voxpopme, along with three other finalists from the London, Bristol and Leeds heats, to Mobile World Congress* next February. The four finalists will get to showcase their businesses to judges and investors, and pitch for the chance to be crowned Best British Mobile Startup 2017.
The Voxpopme team secured the finalist spot after impressing the judges with their ability to bring consumers’ voices to life through capturing rich, self-recorded video feedback using their digital devices. Throughout their pitch, they displayed their ability to transform video feedback into usable data and compelling stories with an intuitive suite of video analysis tools.
The judging panel at the event included local industry experts: Packt CEO, Dave Maclean, Julian Dennard of Mercia Fund, Mike Brooman of Vanti, and strategic communications consultant, Jennifer Edwards.
Tom Williams, Voxpopme Regional Director (EMEA), said: “We’re delighted to have won the Midlands heat of KPMG’s Best British Mobile Startup 2017 competition. There were some incredibly exciting companies at the event, so it’s an honour to be selected as a finalist by the panel of experts. We now look forward to joining KPMG in Barcelona to highlight the power of video, demonstrate our platform and represent the Best British Mobile Startups. We also wish our co-finalists the best of luck."
Steve Ward, partner at KPMG Enterprise in the Midlands, said: “We’re proud to have hosted this event which was a fantastic opportunity for entrepreneurial Midlands’ businesses to showcase their ideas and receive valuable feedback. As the first event of its kind in the region, we were impressed by the quality and energy of the pitches, which showcased the array of talent and innovation that the Midlands’ Tech community has to offer.”
Notes to editors:
KPMG LLP, a UK limited liability partnership, operates from 22 offices across the UK with approximately 12,000 partners and staff. The UK firm recorded a revenue of £1.96 billion in the year ended September 2015. KPMG is a global network of professional firms providing Audit, Tax, and Advisory services. It operates in 155 countries and has 174,000 professionals working in member firms around the world. The independent member firms of the KPMG network are affiliated with KPMG International Cooperative ("KPMG International"), a Swiss entity. Each KPMG firm is a legally distinct and separate entity and describes itself as such.
Founded in 2013, Voxpopme has quickly established an impressive global client list of brands and agencies and has offices across North America, Europe and Asia-Pacific. The Voxpopme platform allows clients to quickly capture video within any survey, analyse at scale and share with ease - Voxpopme for a deeper understanding and greater impact. To find out more, please visit www.voxpopme.com or watch this short explainer video.