At Canela we love startups, 45% of our clients are startups, and we are always on the look-out for the next best thing. 4YFN at Mobile World Congress provides us with the opportunity to see some fascinating projects and here our pick.
Canela’s pick of the most promising startups at 4YFN 2018
For the fifth consecutive year, 4YFN (Four Years From Now), an event organized by the Mobile World Capital Barcelona in parallel to the Mobile World Congress, will be taking place this week. This event has become a very important date in the calendar where technology startups have the opportunity to publicise their projects, make contacts and meet partners and most importantly investors.
In addition, 4YFN holds a startup competition that is looking out for the most innovative project. This year’s edition of the 4YFN Awards 2018 has included the participation of 300 emerging companies, among which 10 finalists have already been selected. Here you have our selection of the most promising ones.
4YFN, a reference event for startups and investors from around the world
Brokoli (Spain) was born with the main objective of being an intelligent insurance adviser. Available through a mobile application, this insurtech platform helps users understand, contract and manage all their insurance. In addition, through the chat it offers personalised advice with professionals of the sector is available 24 hours a day on any type of insurance (life, health, home, car, travel, tech, and pets among others). Undoubtedly, it is an app that makes the world of insurance much more understandable for the end user.
Combine (United Kingdom) is a mobile application which allows users to connect all their financial services in a single device, such as the current account, credit card, investments or even cryptocurrencies, in order to facilitate management and control. The interface is fully customizable according to the user’s preferences and needs at any time. In addition, it allows a personalisation related to non-financial aspects. For example, it can offer restaurant suggestions when users are traveling with the most frequented places where they are located. So this app can be a perfect partner for many of the MWC attendees.
IOMED (Spain) is a software that supports sustainable and quality health. Through artificial intelligence it allows users to extract, analyse and structure data from hospital clinical practice to improve the architecture of the information managed by medical centres and thus reduce the time of analysis of patients’ history. In addition, the possibility of reusing the information generated by this technology reduces healthcare costs. A commitment to an economically sustainable medical service like this can be one of the keys to achieving quality healthcare despite in spite of an ageing population.
Viisights solution (Israel) is an intelligent video-analysis platform that offers unique functions of recognition of human behaviour with the aim of providing security solutions for smart cities, businesses, public spaces, infrastructures or national security. Based on the technology of deep learning, the platform is able to analyse almost in real time a wide variety of video transmissions offering different angles to capture videos, resolutions, lighting conditions and camera orientations (in motion or stop). A clear sign that the concept of privacy is evolving, as technology and the growing need for security are putting us all under surveillance.
Zapiens (Spain) is a solution that helps all kinds of organizations and companies to manage knowledge and connect with their members easily through mobile. Starting from the idea that individual thinking can be replaced by the notion of collective intelligence, Zapiens helps employees learn and train through a system of questions and answers. The system understands the question and looks for the answer in its database through artificial intelligence algorithms. And if it does not find the answer, it predicts what people in the company should know. Undoubtedly something that within the business world has a role similar to the one that Google has: answering users’ queries.
And you, which of these platforms would you be willing to invest in?