Ribot, ustwo, Neon Play and Qriously among the firms making our list of the most dynamic companies in UK mobile.
ME’s Top 50 Mobile Innovators project, sponsored by O2 BlueVia, was a quest to identify the firms doing amazing things in gaming, loyalty, ticketing, payments, advertising, education, gifting and more.
With the help of a panel of judges comprising VCs, analysts, entrepreneurs and more, we’ve assembled a list that spotlights the best of British mobile. And it’s not all about London’s Silicon Roundabout either. There are representatives here from Bristol, Newcastle, Leeds, Cirencester and elsewhere.
Tim Green, executive editor of ME, said: “Britain has always been home to inventors and entrepreneurs. It’s been that way since the Industrial Revolution – which we invented too, of course.”
“Today, as we enter the information revolution, that entrepreneural spirit is clearly found in the mobile space.”
“It’s very gratifying to provide a showcase of the best of UK mobile, and I congratulate all those who made the 50.”
ME’s Top 50 Mobile Innovators project was open to privately-owned UK registered companies. The sponsor was O2 BlueVia, and the initiative was also supported by Frog Capital, IMR and RPC. The 50 winning firms will celebrate their inclusion as a special reception at the 24 London bar on September 5th, which will include a talk by Kristian Segerstrale, who will share some of the insights and lessons he learned in building the social gaming start-up Playfish from launch to acquisition by EA for $275m in just over two years.
One of the Top 50 Mobile Innovators is:
Muzicall is the company trying to whip the European ringback market into shape by sitting between all the many platforms, operators and retailers and bundling them all together so that consumers can find widely available services that work cross-network. It’s also pushing RBTs for enterprises and experimenting with ad-funded concepts. Progress is slow, but Muzicall deserves credit for leading the charge.