Spinouts and Startups
The School of Computing Science has been the crucible for innovative spinout companies born of our research, and startup companies created by our students and graduates. Learn more about some of the companies emerging from the School and support available for prospective new ventures from our staff and students.
VeryConnect is an internet software provider based in Glasgow, with customers worldwide. Now a team of 10, VeryConnect was founded in 2013 by SoCS PhD graduates Kyle White and Simon Jouet. VeryConnect is a growing venture and has rapidly established itself as a leader in membership, community and CRM platforms.
Bizvento provides a conference and event management app to conference attendees and invaluable analytics and insights to conference organisers. Founded in 2013 and led by SoCS PhD candidate Stefan Raue, the company has been growing its customer base throughout the higher education, tech conference, and event management sectors.
Opinew provides a SEO and speed optimized online review application for Shopify business owners. Founded by SoCS student and RSE Enterprise Fellow Tomasz Sadowski, the company is growing its customer base, profile and product offering. In 2019 Opinew was a Young Edge winner in the Scottish Edge Round 14 awards.
Prodsight automatically identifies and tracks customer issues in customer conversations to improve product and customer experience. It helps companies make data-driven product development decisions. Prodsight was founded by UofG graduate, and SoCS RSE Unlocking Ambition Enterprise Fellow, Tadas Labudis.
Scoop is a breaking news and analytics dashboard for stock and cryptocurrency traders. A spinout of the SoCS world-reknowned Information Retrieval Group in 2016, founders and doctoral graduates James McMinn, Phil McParlane, and Professor Joemon Jose developed the technology to analyse Twitter's datastream for newsworthy events not yet published by mainstream media. The underpinning natural language processing, topic modelling, and machine learning technology has a range of applications in financial service and other markets.
Biomage is a data analytics company, co-founded by PhD candidate Adam Kurkiewicz, SoCS graduate Iva Babukova and SoCS student Marcell Pek. The company is building a single cell discovery platform which makes it possible for research biologists to turn vast single-cell sequencing data sets into actionable biological insights. They are an early mover into a new, high-growth analytical market enabled by the recent explosion of massive data sets generated with an emerging technology: single cell genomics. Their product will build upon consultancy services provided to scientists in academia and industry.