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Ecrebo, the retail point of sale marketing specialist, has today announced a £12 million investment from Air Miles and Nectar founder Sir Keith Mills and former Warburg Pincus Head of Europe, Joseph Schull.
The new funding will support increased investment in product and technology development for Ecrebo’s digital marketing platform, and will help to accelerate the retail technology specialist’s global expansion, with a particular focus on North America. This will build on Ecrebo’s success to date in Europe, and entry into the American market in 2016. The funds will also be used to recruit new talent into Ecrebo’s growing team.
Sir Keith Mills and Joseph Schull will join Ecrebo’s board as directors alongside the company’s Founders, Dr Hassan Hajji and David Vernon. Existing investor Octopus Ventures, one of Europe’s largest venture capital teams, is also participating in the investment round and will continue to be represented on the board.
Ecrebo’s innovative technology platform enables retailers to deliver targeted offers and messages to customers at the checkout alongside their receipt or digital receipt. Since 2010, the Ecrebo platform has processed more than £35 billion in transactions for some of the world’s leading retailers, including M&S, Waitrose, and PANDORA, and generated more than £500 million in additional sales. The Reading-based business also recently featured in the Deloitte UK Technology Fast 50 2016 as one of the UK’s fastest-growing technology companies.
Sir Keith Mills, said: “I am delighted to announce this investment in Ecrebo, who impressed me with their firmly-established credentials and leadership within the retail technology sector. Ecrebo’s technology gives retailers the ability to open up a marketing channel that is fully retailer-owned, enabling them to reach all their customers and engage them on a one-to-one basis in a way which is personalised, rewarding and convenient. I am looking forward to working closely with the Ecrebo team in the coming months to help them grow the business both in the UK and internationally.”
Joseph Schull, said: “Ecrebo’s technology platform is highly differentiated and greatly valued by the company’s world-class customers, who derive demonstrable ROI from it. Hassan Hajji and his colleagues have developed an ingenious application which seamlessly integrates with customers’ point of sale infrastructure and enables personalised communication at the till, which can be rapidly rolled out at scale. We see considerable growth potential from new and innovative products which are already in development, as well as further geographic expansion to build on the successes achieved to date.”
Dr Hassan Hajji, Ecrebo Co-Founder and CEO said: “We are delighted to secure investment from Sir Keith Mills and Joseph Schull and to welcome them both to our board. Their long-standing retail expertise and investment experience will help to further enhance our product offering, recruit the best talent, and expand into North America, and beyond. We’re really excited about the impact this investment will have on both our customers, our employees and our technology in helping us to reach our full potential.”
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CPA Global® today announces the launch of IdeaScout™ – a new software solution to enable companies to capture ideas and convert them into intellectual property. IdeaScout facilitates earlier and easier collaboration between inventors and IP professionals, increasing the speed and efficiency of the innovation process and the conversion of ideas into IP.
IdeaScout is the latest product to be incorporated in The IP Platform™, CPA Global’s new technology platform for innovation and IP management, delivering increased visibility of innovation and more efficient commercialisation of ideas. IdeaScout is a product developed by Innography, CPA Global’s innovation and IP strategy business.
IdeaScout enables companies to record and share ideas in a single software environment, driving closer partnerships across a company’s inventor community and IP department. IdeaScout makes innovators more aware of the intellectual property process, turning promising innovation into protectable IP faster and more effectively.
According to data from European patent offices, an estimated 30% of all research and development projects are duplications of existing technology, costing business £20 billion annually. IdeaScout helps IP professionals and inventors avoid these duplications and fast track the commercialisation of the best ideas.
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Tyron Stading, Chief Data Officer, CPA Global and Founder of Innography comments: “Since 2008 I have focused on effectively connecting IP professionals and inventors within corporations. IdeaScout is the culmination of that work. Ideas are traditionally born months or years before they arrive at the IP department and IdeaScout provides IP professionals insight into the full innovation process. IP teams can now influence the quantity, quality, and business value of those ideas, while simultaneously saving time and money.”
Simon Webster, CEO of CPA Global comments: “IdeaScout forms an important part of the idea lifecycle and enables CPA Global to offer complete support across the innovation and IP process. CPA Global technology enables customers to increase efficiency in global collaboration and generate unique business insight from Innography’s IP data. Innovation is a business’ most valuable asset and IdeaScout will empower businesses to effectively monetise and protect new ideas.”
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