What3Words named as one of The Virgin Media Business Disruptor 10

December 4, 2017


Virgin Media Business today revealed the ten most disruptive British companies, in partnership with Fast Track.

Published in the 21st annual edition of the Sunday Times Virgin Fast Track 100, the ten companies are recognised for having a business model, product or service on the cusp of creating a new market, or transforming existing markets.

The Virgin Media Business Disruptor 10 includes companies from a broad range of sectors that are seizing market share.  Drawn from a diverse group of industries, they range from healthcare providers to challenger banks, sustainable food producers to a tech firm that has developed a new mapping technique.

This year’s “Disruptors to Watch” include babylon, which is aiming to make healthcare more accessible – its AI-driven smartphone app allows users to check symptoms and consult GPs, and was launched to NHS patients in London in November.  The vision of another disruptor, Monzo, is to make managing personal finance easier for 1bn people; its digital current account avoids legacy banking technology and it is planning one of the UK’s largest ever crowdfunding campaigns next year.

Other disruptors are providing more sustainable alternatives in existing markets; these include AgriProtein, whose insect-based animal feeds are challenging the over-reliance on products such as fishmeal.  Meanwhile, what3words aims to transform multiple industries.  It has developed an alternative mapping system to traditional numerical postcodes with 57 trillion three-word codes corresponding to three-metre squares of the globe, which has applications from logistics to emergency services.

what3words (Geographic location platform developer) – Aims to provide a more precise alternative to numerical postcodes for industries such as logistics by dividing the world into 57 trillion three-metre squares, each assigned a three-word code; has raised £15m

See the full list on Virgin Media here.