Introducing the 6th Batch Joining Microsoft Accelerator London

Over 340 applicants from 20+ countries around the world threw their hat in the ring for a spot in our autumn 2016 London Accelerator program. After whittling down the numbers—a challenging task—we invited a healthy mix of companies with cross-sector functionality to attend the interview stage.

Some of the companies that made it through to final selection are focused on big data processing, medical diagnostics, corporate governance, deep web search, retail loyalty services, HR platforms and a visual e-commerce platform for video/movies.

Our commitment to the batch 6 companies joining the London program is to help them scale-up and achieve more through a compelling accelerator offering, which includes 1:1 business mentoring, technology access, customer introductions and more.

This time around, the majority of companies selected to join Microsoft’s London Accelerator came from VCs. The incoming startups’ average funding is $1.74M and the cohort is due to showcase during The Pitch in late January 2017, which will be streamed live. Stay tuned for more details! Make sure to follow @MSA_LDN and @MSAccel on Twitter for relevant news and updates.

Please help us welcome Microsoft Accelerator batch 6!

CoScale: A company from Ghent, Belgium, that has built a forecasting program that alerts the user when anomalies are detected. It has 19 employees.
MBA & Co: A firm from London that uses the internet to match companies with independent consultants. It has a 30-person staff.
True AI: Based in London, True AI has developed an online bot that can talk to humans, making customer service semi-automatic. It has four employees.
Hadean: Claiming to be the only technology in the world that can effortlessly analyse any size of data set. Hadean is based in London and employs six people.
Hippo Data: Predominantly used in financial trading, Hippo Data uses machine learning and artificial intelligence to quickly analyse large amounts of data and predict what will happen in the future. The company is based in Malta and has staffs seven people.
Appiness: A firm based in Aalst, Belgium, that has developed two programs designed to spot objects in TV programmes and films (such as T-shirts, lamps, sofas etc) and offer information on where to buy them. It employs 17 people.
Eva Diagnostics: Multi-award-winning company that has created a handheld health monitor for people living with cancer, anaemia and polycythemia. The product can be used at home and just needs a single drop of blood from a finger prick. The firm has 12 full-time workers and five consultants.
Firefly Learning: An online tool that brings together teachers, students and parents. It has offices in London and Sydney, Australia, and employs 45 people.