SeeThru Networks has received nearly £50,000 in funding from the Fast Start Competition managed by Innovate UK. SeeThru Networks is one of 800 companies to receive money from the government as part of their support to businesses to the Covid-19 pandemic.
This money will be used to build the team and create a new approach to service delivery sooner than planned. SeeThru Networks’ app connects IT service providers together, and sends results directly to the end-user. The user can see which services are working and where the issues are, allowing them to go directly to the right provider.
Nick Randall, co-founder of SeeThru Networks, said: “It was incredible to be chosen by Innovate UK to receive one of their rewards. The competition was fierce with many companies doing fantastic things, and it’s a shame not more could be funded. This money will mean the next steps for our vision can be realised. This grant means we can help our partners and their customers, who include telemedicine users in the NHS at a Trust and a GP surgery.
“SeeThru Networks reduce costs for businesses in the supply chain by allowing digital service providers to collaborate and share their status with end-users. By cutting out the middleman to manage customer services, it reduces customer churn, improves relations, and reduces costs.”
Ian Newell, commercial director of Refero, said: “Covid-19 is driving digital transformation in the public sector. As a result, at Refero we see telehealth becoming the norm. This transformation can potentially create multi-organisational operational challenges. SeeThru has some interesting ideas aimed at solving these challenges. We look forward to observing their platform as it evolves over this project.”
The UK government has awarded £40 million of funding to 800 businesses that could demonstrate innovation. The investment comes from a £211 million government support package to drive forward business-led innovation and is part of a wider investment package of £1.25 billion for innovative UK businesses, announced by the Chancellor on 20 April 2020.
SeeThru Networks partners, including Gildas Jones, chief geek of DialAGeek, Adam Gillet, IT director at We Do Your Group, Ian Newell, commercial director of Refero, Paul Anslow, managing director of Triangle Networks, and George Grace of Towncentred.com, who represents Business Improvement Districts in the Bristol area, will oversee the roadmap funded by this grant until September 2020.