Hertzian featured as Trailblazing AI Company by UK Government
25th April 2018
Today the government recognised Hertzian as a leading light of the British AI industry in their announcement of a £1bn deal to put the nation at the front of the industry. The deal includes more than £300m of newly allocated government funding for AI research.
Hertzian were incorporated in 2015, one of the companies out of the Launchpad programme. The main programme is now underway, with five more companies in formation, and 15 new teams planned for September 2018 start.
Launchpad are at EGX Rezzed today, tomorrow and Sunday. Come and find us in the Careers Fair – and try playing the first level of Get Packing from Moonshine Studios, one of the teams that we’re incubating this year.
We’re holding our London Showcase soon: Five new digital businesses build to meet market demand will be presenting their products and plans.
Date: Monday 30th April, from 6pm
Place: Digital Catapult, 101 Euston Road NW1 2RA,
This is your opportunity to see the tech that our incubating companies are developing, and where their businesses are going. It is an invitation-only event, so please contact us by the 20th of April if you’d like to attend.
This is your opportunity to see the tech that our incubating companies are developing, and where their businesses are going. It is an invitation-only event, so please contact us if you’d like to attend.
We are pleased to be partnering Dublin Tech Summit on the 18th and 19th of April. Ben Sewell (our lead software engineer) is speaking on Thursday afternoon at TECHxFACTORY, or you can find us at our stand.
Glas Keynote Speakers at the AgriTech Innovation Showcase
7th February 2018
Rob Sanders and Colin Phillipson are Glas: a Launchpad team innovating in the agri-tech sector to help farmers drive greater productivity through data.
Glas was delighted to accept an invitation to speak at the AgriTech Innovation Showcase at the Royal Cornwall show ground on the 23rd of January. The event was hosted by David Rodda and Liz Gilbert from the Cornwall Development Company in aid of boosting the AgriTech sector here in Cornwall. People from various companies and disciplines presented ideas and upcoming innovations in agriculture and discussions were held around the future of the sector and how Cornwall is playing a leading role in driving this enterprising industry forward.
It was an exciting opportunity to present Glas’ product for the first time to a forward-looking audience and they received a very positive reception.
“Glas – well-presented and excellent use of pulling data together – excellent: Paul Miles Rogers, (independent business advice).”
Although there is still some way to go to deliver the full vision that was presented on the 23rd it is an exciting first step in the right direction. Moreover, the event offered excellent networking opportunities and potential future collaborations between major AgriTech industry players such as Rothamsted Research and Plymouth University.
On the 15th of February, Launchpad was pleased to welcome Rod Beer from the UK Business Angels Association (UKBAA) as part of a day devoted to building up the angel network within Cornwall. Falmouth University is an incubator / accelerator member of the UKBAA which reflects the increasing importance of innovation and business growth at Falmouth University. Business angels play a crucial part of the investment landscape for growing businesses and universities are great locations to bring together innovators, businesses and angels.
Rod provided an overview of the angel landscape and their importance in supporting growing businesses. The presentation also provided a practical guide to setting up a group and the key taxation, business and risk considerations.
A follow on meeting has been arranged for potential angels and further details are available from Michael Dickinson.
Hertzian Announces New Partnership with DAQA, Bringing Cutting Edge Player XP Solution to the USA
18th January 2018
UK-based Artificial Intelligence technology company Hertzian are pleased to announce their new partnership with US-based agency DAQA.
Hertzian helps a range of companies to understand the changing needs of their customers, a key to driving business forward. With Hertzian’s games focused platform, Player XP, it is now easier than ever to find out the exact needs of customers by isolating the player feedback that matters the most.
DAQA provide strategic consultancy for video games and sports, alongside representation of companies providing tools, technologies and services that empower game development and publishing. This partnership with Hertzian is the perfect fit.
Ben Wibberley, Managing Partner at DAQA, says: “When I first saw the reporting that can be generated by the Player XP technology I was blown away by what it can do and the huge benefits that it brings to all aspects of game development, as well as the potential for what it offers for QA, player support and live operations.
Rather than teams having to manually trawl through multiple forums to capture and analyze huge amounts of data, the Player XP solution can do that automatically to free up your teams and to keep your development agile.
Business intelligence is crucial with games being run as live operations and to have a platform that provides player sentiment analysis in real-time is amazing. I’m honored to have the opportunity to represent, advise and work with the very talented team at Player XP.”
Garry Barter, CEO of Hertzian adds: “We’re very pleased to announce our partnership with Ben and DAQA, we see a clear progression of our Player XP solution through this partnership and believe that by bringing Ben’s experience and expertise in, Player XP can be taken to a whole new level.
After working with Ben for a short time, his knowledge of the industry is clear and the team at Hertzian are very excited to see where this new partnership leads.”
Hertzian’s unique Player XP technology is currently powering Ubisoft’s player feedback analysis, as well as other well-known studios in the games, media and entertainment industries. It will soon be powering feedback for some of the US’s largest games and software publishers.
Key features of Player XP are:
Automated monitoring of multiple online community discussion channels.
Identification and data analysis of subjects that matter the most to your players.
Monitor impact to player sentiment when making changes to your game.
Highlight and track frequent bugs and issues being discussed by player communities.
Provides on-going monitoring alongside real-time reporting and dashboarding.
The partnership between Hertzian’s industry leading AI and DAQA’s commitment to providing the best tools and solutions to the entertainment sector, represents a huge opportunity for companies across the US to gain more powerful and meaningful player and fan feedback in real time.