The Europas Awards for European Tech Startups came around again last week (Thursday 27th June), and once again proved that Europe’s enormous diversity in startups continues to shine through on the world stage.
Once again TechCrunch was the exclusive media sponsor of the awards, alongside new “tech, culture & society” event creator The Pathfounder. Attendees, nominees and winners were given discounts to TechCrunch Disrupt in Berlin, later this year.
The awards cover 20 categories, including new additions such as cover AgTech / FoodTech, SpaceTech, GovTech and Mobility Tech.
After an intense round of public voting and judges’ deliberations, the awards were held in the ‘Summer Festival’ atmosphere of the lawns of the iconic Geffrey Museum in London’s ‘Silicon Roundabout Area’ of Shoreditch and featured street trucks, lawn games, music and a fantastic after-party!
Photos from The Europas Awards are now on Flickr where you can download them. They are also on Facebook here. The Live stream hosted by Hermione Way starts here, the panel sessions are here and The Europas Awards ceremony starts here.
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So without further-a-do here are the winners and finalists for The Europas Awards 2019!
The Europas Awards — Hottest AgTech / FoodTech Startup WINNER:Small Robot Company: Building small robots to transform farming Presented by Gemma Evans, HealthHackers
FINALISTS:Agricool: grows and produces fruits and vegetables inside shipping containersAllplants: Delicious, plant-based meals, delivered.Breedr: a productivity and marketing platform transforming the livestock supply-chainiFarm: Data-driven urban farming technologyYnsect: Designs, constructs and operates giant vertical farm of beetles (Molitors) to produce high grade proteins.
The Europas Awards — Hottest CleanTech Startup WINNER:Solar Foods: Produces an entirely new kind of nutrient-rich protein using only air and electricity as the main resources Presented by Laurence Kemball Cook, Pavegen CEO
FINALISTS:Asperitas: a clean-tech company focused on greening the datacentre industryNaefos: A fintech-IoT platform for enterprises to access off-grid householdsBulb: affordable renewable energy for homes and businessesOrbital Systems: a Swedish clean-tech company that develops a water recycling technology to be used in domestic appliancesVoltStorage: Solar power storage for your home
The Europas Awards — Hottest CyberTech Startup WINNER:Panaseer: A continuous controls monitoring platform Presented by Pratik Sampat, iHorizon
FINALISTS:UK Barac: Using AI and behavioural analytics to detect malware hidden within encrypted traffic without the need for decryptionCymulate: Breach and attack simulationUK Immersive Labs: A fully interactive, on-demand, and gamified cyber skills platformPassbase: a digital identity platform to streamline the identity verification process and enable identity ownership and reuse across different servicesPixelPin: a secure authentication system using pictures instead of passwordsuBirch: Securing IoT data using blockchain
The Europas Awards — Hottest EdTech Startup WINNER:Perlego: Textbook subscription service
FINALISTS:Busuu: Online community for language learningGet My Grades: online learning platform for English, Maths and ScienceMyPocketSkill: Connecting teens to pocket money earning jobsPigzbe: Crypto-friendly, digital wallet for 6+PitchMe: Skills-based talent marketplaceRobo Wunderkind: developing modular and programmable robots to teach children robotics and codingLirica: Learn languages with the power of music
The Europas Awards — Hottest FashTech Startup WINNER:Metail: virtual fitting room service for fashion retailers that allows customers to create a 3D model of themselves and try on clothes
FINALISTS:Bump: making commerce socialEuveka: develops connected smart-mannequins, using custom software, to assist fashion, sports and medical professionals in the prototyping and sale of individual garmentsHeuritech: anticipating brand and product desirability through the eyes of millions of fashion influencers and consumersHUUB: a logistics and tech platform for Fashion brandsLittle Black Door: intelligent inventory platform that captures the value of your wardrobe and opens it up to a premium managed marketplaceFinda: Professional model booking platform
The Europas Awards — Hottest FinTech Startup WINNER:Auquan: data science platform for financial services Presented by Malin Holmberg, Target Global VC
FINALISTS:Curve: a platform allowing consolidation of all bank cards into a single smart card and appCytora: Using AI to enable insurers to underwrite more efficientlyDivido: a retail finance platform that allows companies to offer instant customer financeHolvi: digital banking for freelancers and entrepreneursMonese: an online banking platform that offers quick current account opening for all EU residentsMoonfare: a technology-enabled platform allowing individuals to invest in top-tier private equity fundsNuggets: Login, pay and verify ID without ever sharing or storing your data with anyonePremFina: White label software to manage insurance policiesYobota: cloud-based platform allows financial services to design and deploy financial products
The Europas Awards — Hottest GovTech, CivTech, PubTech, RegTech WINNER:New Vector: decentralised, secure communication for governments, businesses and individuals Presented by Eloise Todd, Anti-Brexit Campaigner
FINALISTS:Adzuna: digital service that connects jobseekers with employers online and through job centres around the UKApolitical Apolitical is a global policy insights platform and network helping governments and companies advance their work and businessClause Match: end-to-end solution for fully automating regulatory complianceLuminance: document analysis software to secure big data systemsnovoville – novoville is a Citizen Engagement Platform, that bridges the gap between local governments and their citizensSafened: Digital KYC SolutionSafeTeam: NHS community lone worker app
The Europas Awards — Hottest HealthTech Startup WINNER:BIOS, creating the open standard hardware and software interface between the human nervous system and AI Presented by Rafiq Hasan, Bayer Health
FINALISTS:Ada Health: an AI-powered health platformeQuoo: evidence based mental health game for young adultsLumeon: providing care pathway management solutions to the healthcare industryNatural Cycles: a digital contraceptive appPregenerate: “cartilage-on-a- chip” to accelerate drug development for arthritisSiilo: secure messenger app for medical teamsStraight Teeth Direct: Direct to consumer teledentistry platform that connects users to online dentists globally enabling low cost at home teeth straightening
The Europas Awards — Hottest MadTech (MarTech or AdTech) Startup WINNERS:Ometria: a customer insight and marketing automation platform Videesha Bockle, signals Venture Capital
FINALISTS:Codec: AI-powered audience intelligence for brandsMeasureMatch: find, book, pay & rate independent consultants or consultancies to accelerate marketing, commerce & customer experience capabilitiesPlanSnap: a social planning platform that gets friends togetherStreetBees: Connecting brands with real people on the ground to gather real time insightsUberall: location marketing cloudVidsy: helps brands create original mobile video ads at scaleWaive: an intelligent trend spotting platform
The Europas Awards — Hottest Mobility Travel Tech Startup WINNER:Voi Scooters: owns, operates, and manages electric scooters for urban commuters Joelle Hadfield, HelloFresh
FINALISTS:Culture Trip: inspiring people to explore the world’s culture and creativitydaytrip: platform connecting independent travelers with local driversDott: scooter startupminicabit: an online minicab and taxi price comparison and booking serviceSnap Travel: on-demand coach serviceTrafi: Mobility solutions for connected citiesWejo: unlocks the value in car data to help create smarter, safer, better and greener journeys for drivers globally
The Europas Awards — Hottest PropTech Startup WINNER:NPlan: machine learning – based risk analysis for construction projects Simon Calver, BFG
FINALISTS:Casavo: market maker within the residential real estate marketGood Monday: a digital office management systemHabito: digital mortgage brokerHome Made: property tech rental agentHubble: online marketplace for office spaceMews Systems: property management software for hospitality operationsPlanner 5D: 3D home design tool using AI, VR & AR to create floorplans and interior designReposit: tenancy deposit alternativeUrban Jungle: A fully digital insurer, for a new generation of customers
The Europas Awards — Hottest Retail / ECommerce Tech Startup WINNER:NearSt: building the world’s source of real-time local inventory Presented by Audrey Soussan, Ventech
FINALISTS:Festicket: marketplace to discover and book music festival tickets, accommodation, transfers and extrasKeep Warranty: app that saves the warranties and purchase slips of your appliancesPicnic: online supermarket, that delivers groceries for the lowest price to people’s homePimcore: digital experience platform to manage product informationSpryker Systems: a commerce technology companystore2be: Online marketplace for short-term retail and promotion spaceTrouva: curated marketplace for bricks and mortar independent shops
The Europas Awards — Hottest B2B / SaaS Startup WINNER:Infobip: Full-stack Communications Platform as a Service (CPaaS) Sally MacDonald, Partner, CommsCo
FINALISTS:Chattermill: Using deep learning to help organizations make sense of their customer experienceDixa: conversational customer engagement software that connects brands with customers through real-time communicationMeero: On demand photography service combined with image processing artificial intelligencePaddle: platform for all software companies to run and grow their businessPeakon: a platform for measuring and improving employee engagementProoV: a PoC platform that enables businesses to test new technologiesSeedLegals: platform for all the legals startups need to grow and get fundedTravelPerk: business travel booking & management platform for companiesUnbabel: a ‘translation-as-a-service’ platform, powered by AI and a worldwide community of translators
The Europas Awards — Hottest SpaceTech Startup WINNER:Open Cosmos: Simple and affordable space missions Presented by Dr Barbara Ghinelli, Harwell
FINALISTS:Aerial & Maritime: A Danish nanosatellite-based solution for monitoring aircrafts and maritime vesselsAerospacelab: Develops a constellation of micro-satellites for earth observation and imageryaXenic: Design, development and production of optical modulators for communications and sensingGlobal Surface Intelligence: Environmental data serviceHawa Dawa: Combines proprietary IoT smart sensor data with other sources of data (including satellite data) to give highly accurate data on air qualityMonolith: Machine Learning Platform that helps engineers to predict the outcome of..