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Bath-based Cognisess selected for Microsoft Global Startup Roadshow 2017


Many are called, few are chosen. 15 startups from China, Israel, India, Europe and the USA will head to Seattle next week. Selected from a list of over 500, Cognisess will represent the UK at the Microsoft Global Startup Roadshow in Seattle from 24th – 28th April. Microsoft will organise strategic meetings with potential enterprise customers, along with sessions with Silicon Valley investors.

Cognisess is a predictive people analytics company. Symvan Capital invested via its SEIS and EIS technology funds. It uses cognitive neuro-science and data to better select, recruit and manage talent.

Chris Butt, Founder and CEO of Cognisess, said:

“It’s a great opportunity for Cognisess to be part of the Microsoft Global Roadshow. To be just one of 15 companies from around the world to be invited to meet Satya Nadella, Microsoft’s CEO, and the rest of the senior team in Seattle, is an exciting moment for the company. We are in a growth phase and meeting investors, potential customers and the wider Microsoft eco-system will help us scale rapidly.

“It’s also recognition that we are building an innovative and transformative tool. Deep Learn™ – our AI predictive people analytics engine – is changing how we measure talent, potential and performance – helping companies and their people make better decisions.”

Cognisess Deep Learn™ is a dynamic predictive analytics tool – able to learn, absorb and react to multiple information streams. It turns millions of data points and inputs into clear insights to support HR decision making in organisations. Initial clients have included international hotel group IHG and car manufacturer VW.

Click here for Cognisess' press release.

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