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  1. 1. UKTI at SXSWiPower Up. Connect. Engage.The Best and Brightest in BritishTechnology at SXSWi
  2. 2. Contents 1. . . . . . . . . . . . . About UK Trade & Investment (UKTI) 2. . . . . . . . . . . . . About the UKTI Interactive Mission to SXSWi 2012 3. . . . . . . . . . . . . The Great British Breakfast 4. . . . . . . . . . . . . UK Demo Day 5. . . . . . . . . . . . . Chinwag’s Great British Tea Party 6. . . . . . . . . . . . . Tech City London 8. . . . . . . . . . . . . UK Technology10. . . . . . . . . . . . . UKTI Interactive Mission to SXSWi 2012 Companies20. . . . . . . . . . . . . UKTI Birmingham Mission21. . . . . . . . . . . . . Invest Northern Ireland Mission22. . . . . . . . . . . . . British Music Embassy Schedule24. . . . . . . . . . . . . British Film & Music at SXSW 201226. . . . . . . . . . . . . About Chinwag27. . . . . . . . . . . . . UKTI Interactive Mission to SXSWi 2012 Company Contacts
  3. 3. Map of the United Kingdomof Great Britain & Northern Ireland About UK Trade & Investment (UKTI) UKTI is the Government organisation that helps UK based companies succeed in the global economy. UKTI also helps overseas companies to bring their high quality investment to the UK market, ranked as Europe’s number one location to set up an international business presence. UKTI provides expertise and contacts through an extensive network of specialists in the UK, British embassies, and other diplomatic offices around the world. UKTI’s work with the UK’s information communication technology (ICT) sector includes: • Organising missions to key overseas markets such as the US, India, China and Japan. Scotland • Supporting sector presence at important international trade events including SXSWi, Consumer Electronics Show and Mobile World Congress. • Hosting UK based events to bring UK technology companies together with international buyers, such as Technology World. • Providing one-to-one business support to help UK companies take advantage of global opportunities. N. Ireland Visit, Find our stand on Aisle 1100 or call + 44 (0)20 215 8000. on the SXSW Trade Show floor. You can also catch up with us on these Leah Mayo and Christopher Dunn from social media channels: UKTI Houston and Bal Kaur from UKTI England • UKTI’s SXSWi Twitter at @UKTIatSXSWi London are on the stand during the Wales • UKTI on Twitter at @UKTI SXSWi Trade Show. They can: • UKTI on YouTube at • Answer your questions about UKTI. • Offer advice on doing business overseas. • UKTI’s Blog at • Help you to identify which UK and US companies to meet at SXSWi. Come meet with us and have a chat about how UKTI can help your business grow: +1 713 715 9446 +1 713 210 4177 +44 (0)7739 954561
  4. 4. 2 | UKTI Interactive Mission to SXSWi 2012 UKTI Interactive Mission to SXSWi 2012 | 3 About the UKTI Interactive Mission to SXSWi 2012 The Great British Breakfast Each year, UKTI brings a group of Britain’s best Hungry for networking? to showcase their innovative technologies at Then join us for a traditional South by Southwest Interactive. British fry-up at The Great British The UKTI Interactive Mission is a collection of top-notch digital technology companies from across the pond looking to expand internationally, understand foreign markets, attract Breakfast. This is the premier investment, find partners and develop business relationships. Where better to do all this international networking than SXSWi? event at South By Southwest The 40 successful companies were chosen by a competitive process and selected by an advisory board of industry experts from the UK technology community and UK Government. Interactive organized by UKTI They span the definition of “digital media,” representing traditional software, film, music, and Chinwag. gaming, social media, and digital agencies. They have participated in networking events and education sessions to prepare them for entry into the US market. They are Britain’s best Over 250 digital practitioners, press and investors working in the interactive space will and brightest, and they are ready to give Austin a little taste of the UK. descend on 4th Street for a traditional British fry up. You’ll have the opportunity to meet the top innovative digital entrepreneurs and companies from all over the UK, discover the British tech scene and network with the people who are at the heart of it all. The companies selected for the UKTI Mission to SXSWi 2012 are: The Great British Breakfast is free to attend for all SXSW Acknowledgement Ltd • Acunu • AMEE • Analytics SEO • • Codegent • badge holders, but you’ll need first to RSVP here: Culture Label Ltd • DAD Technology Ltd • • Eventless Ltd • Foodsplore Ltd • Fortune Cookie • Gravity Thinking • Hailo • happiest limited • Harvest Digital • Milky Tea • MOFILM Ltd • Musicmetric • Net Communities Ltd • Numiko • Oil Productions Ltd • Palringo • Play Mob • Portal Entertainment • Psonar Ltd • Realeyes • Recite • • Shopcade • • DATE: Tuesday 13 March 2012 Sohnar • SoJoLife • StickyWorld Ltd • Synchtank Ltd • The Unit • Thrive Software • TIME: 10:00 am to 12:00 pm TWAds (Addiply) • ustwo • Yazino LOCATION: Cedar Street Courtyard • 208 West 4th Street, Austin, TX 78701 Information and contact details for each company are listed in this booklet and on mission landing page: Once you’ve signed up, make sure to stop by the UKTI Interactive Mission stand at the SXSW Trade Show and Stay on top of all mission goings-on with @UKTIatSXSWi and #SXBrit. meet all the UK mission companies (Aisle 1100). Special thanks to our partner, Chinwag, for their support on the UKTI Interactive You can also follow all the happenings on Twitter @UKTIatSXSWi Mission to SXSWi 2012 and the Digital Mission series. For more information, please visit their websites at and Have any questions? Go ahead, ask us!
  5. 5. Chinwag’sUK Demo Day Great British Tea PartyUKTI and Thomson Reuters Anyone for tea...?scoured the United Kingdom Join us for Chinwag’s Greatto bring you the best of Supplementary type: British Tea Party, an official Helvetica Rounded LT BoldBritish tech. SXSW party, for all theFollowing a competitive application process, international folks headingUK companies have been selected to demotheir cutting-edge technologies for the to Austin for attendees of SXSWi.There will be free beverages to those who attend. DATE: Sunday 11 March 2012 DATE: Sunday 11 March 2012 TIME: 3:30 pm to 6:00 pm TIME: 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm LOCATION: Hilton Hotel • Startup Village, Ballroom B LOCATION: Brush Square Park, East TentIndulge your tech curiosity. Join investors, journalists, and Sample the delights of British Afternoon Tea, complete withcurious passers-by as they check out the finest in UK tech! the finest selection of English afternoon tea cuisine along with Pimms, beer, wine and soft drinks for those non-drinkers. Organised by the UK’s leading digital community, Chinwag, and supported by UKTI and Ogilvy Labs, swing by Brush Square Park (East tent, across the street from the Convention Center) on Sunday afternoon (11th March, 5 - 8 pm) for some excellent British inspired food & drink, company and chatter. The Great British Tea Party is an official SXSW party and you’ll need to RSVP to guarantee entry. RSVP HERE:
  6. 6. 8 | UKTI Interactive Mission to SXSWi 2012 UKTI Interactive Mission to SXSWi 2012 | 9 UK Technology The UK has one of the world’s Around 18.3 million households in the UK (70 and all major studios have UK-based per cent) had internet access in 2009 (Office of developers, including Microsoft, Activision, most advanced industries in the National Statistics), and PWC predict that 25 Capcom, Sony, Electronics Arts and Disney. rapidly changing phenomenon of million homes will have broadband by 2014 The UK has 16M users of high end digital media – the combination (The Independent, 15 June 2010). smartphones representing 34% of the of digital technology and In 2009 the Digital Britain report estimated population. Making the UK the most important that today approximately 89% of homes can market in Europe for mobile content. 51% of creativity in areas such as TV, readily get a 2 megabits per second (Mbps) - or the UK engage in M-Commerce and over 50% film and radio production; video higher - broadband service from cable, ADSL of mobile internent browsing is spent on social game development; interactive or wireless means. The UK government has networks, in terms of minutes spent per user. committed to providing high speed broadband media; graphic design; the access of at least 2 megabits per second The UK has traditional strengths in video, internet; e-commerce; and mobile (Mbps) to every household by 2012. The UK music and games industries, which are the dominant content on mobile devices. Over telecommunications. has been ranked as the top internet gateway 50% of the apps in the UK are games and in the world, with the highest international two-thirds of UK game developers are self- Thanks to the country’s position as a leading global hub for innovation, bandwidth and 36% of inter-regional traffic. publishing. Growth in the sector is coming R&D and entrepreneurship, the UK has a thriving digital sector. The UK also boasts the highest proportion from the social and mobile game companies. of internet advertising of any developed Hence the opportunity for overseas tech The UK is at the very heart of the innovation UK consumers. In a recent research report by economy. And London is the largest data companies to find appropriate content economy and ranks 4th on the BCG/Economist Econsultancy it was identified that 87% of UK centre market in Europe. (Digital Britain Report partners in the mobile space. Intelligence Unit as a global digital native businesses use Twitter and 82% use Facebook 2009. DCMS) and are rated as world leaders in the digital as part of their online marketing activity and The growth of the UK’s mobile market, with In May 2009 UK consumers spent an average economy. 57% operate a company blog. This reflects the an increase in the use of smartphones driving of 25 minutes a day online at home. (Ofcom). UK consumers appetite to engage with brands the growth of social platforms and content, The UK is a living lab for companies to innovate, online to both communicate and co-create. E-commerce in the UK has grown from £19bn presents more opportunities for mobile social co-create and experiment with a sophisticated to nearly £163 billion a year since 2002. By networks. Mobile analytics firm Flurry has user base who are keen to adopt the latest UK companies such as Mind Candy are world 2012, £1 in every £5 of all new commerce in conducted research, estimating in December technologies. This coupled with access to an leaders in developing social multi-player the UK will be spent online. 2011 that 17M people in the UK had used apps experienced pool of UK and European talent games helping kids (and big kids!) around the in the last 30 days on iOS and Android alone in in a variety of skills makes the UK the perfect world play and connect. The UK provides the The UK has the highest number of games November, comScore estimated that 44.9% of place to develop your products, build your unique blend of market opportunity, ease of development companies and publishers in British mobile owners were using downloaded customer base and grow your business. doing business and a vibrant ecosystem of Europe, employing 28,000 people. UK made applications. some of the worlds most innovative companies games are some of the biggest box office UK businesses understand the value of social to ensure social businesses can succeed in the sensations in the world, accounting for £1.34 With the 2012 Olympics acting as a catalyst, business and adoption from business and innovation economy. billion in sales, from Tomb Raider, Harry the planned investment in UK internet government reflect the high engagement of Potter to Grand Theft Auto. UK independents infrastructure will support the growth of Sources: continue to attract international business, mobile media and content online. BCG e-Intensity Index, October 2011 Econsultancy / LBi / bigmouthmedia State of Social Report 2011, November 2011
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  11. 11. 18 | UKTI Interactive Mission to SXSWi 2012 UKTI Interactive Mission to SXSWi 2012 | 19 UKTI Interactive Mission to SXSWi 2012 Companies Sohnar’s Traffic LIVE is an online, flexible, real-time scheduling, For rights holders we build, manage and monetise online communities. Managing creative business online workflow and project management tool. It manages the project Working with some of the world’s most successful stars we have lifecycle from quoting to invoicing, including drag and drop scheduling, identified important new revenue streams for the music and Callum Broderick one-click timesheets, live job notifications and some of the most entertainment industry. The Unit is a social software and interaction impressive management reporting and business analytics available. Jim McCall design company who provide the tools, expertise and creativity to +44 (0)7972 833 424 It’s fast, visual, with an easy to use interface that your team will just develop and manage successful subscription, paid content and ‘pay @TrafficLIVE love using. Traffic LIVE is creative management redefined. +44 (0)1273 686 713 per view’ activity. Blendology’s SoJoLife is a new breed of interactive event solutions that Thrive create beautiful and intuitive web applications which take promotional give-ways and consumer engagement to a whole new revolutionise they way users track, interpret and act upon their level for both users and brand managers. “SOJO™” branded give-aways business data. Maximising their time and increasing profits. With a Jerome Iveson connect users with just a ‘tap’ to build real-life networks, expand their worldwide user base, ThriveSolo is an all-in-one solution for the creative Bill Munday online networks and engage with brand communities. +44 (0)7801 505 262 freelancer. ThriveStudio will reinvent the way creative studios manage @thrivesolo their business data, collaborate and work. ThriveMarket will unite the +44 (0) 7960 525 035 @sojolife global marketplace. StickyWorld offers a visual forum to discuss projects, products and ustwo™ is a digital design studio that delivers pioneering user places. We help people share their exact point of view on visual media, experiences as digital partner to the world’s leading brands from using sticky notes placed in the context of images, plans, documents, studios in London, Malmö, Sweden, and very soon New York. Michael Kohn videos and 360 virtual tours. Our SaaS solution connects colleagues, Specialising in interaction & user interface design, we create design collaborators and customers, enriching dialogue and informing Jules Ehrhardt multi-platform experiences across mobile, tablet, TV and beyond +44 (0)7939 519 356 decisions across a variety of sectors, including education, design, across a range of markets including mobile, consumer electronics, @makohn +44 (0)7763 131 099 property, products and events. retail, entertainment, medical and financial. With the New York studio @ezyjules opening soon, the team is hitting SXSWi to meet existing and potential clients, make friends and find new members to join the studio of dreams. SynchTank is highly configureable cloud-based software that provides Yazino develops innovative social games which use real-time multiplayer your business with an interactive portal and internal system through technology – an approach called ‘in-sync gaming’. Yazino games are cross- which to control, pitch, deliver, and license your creative digital assets platform – available on web, mobile and tablet – enabling live, synchronous and catalogues from anywhere, operate more efficiently, reach gameplay and delivering shared experiences anytime, on any device – all customers and licensees directly, and keep 100% of your revenue. with one account. Our global community of playful grown-ups come Joel T. Jordan Alyssa Crankshaw together every day to socialise, meet, chat, and join friends on private tables and tournaments. Yazino was commercially launched in August 2010 with +1 917 640 7231 +44 (0)7580 178 365 the ambition to make multiplayer social gaming truly social and universal. @synchtank @yazino Yazino has launched seven in-sync social games to date.
  12. 12. 20 | UKTI Interactive Mission to SXSWi 2012 UKTI Interactive Mission to SXSWi 2012 | 21 UKTI Birmingham Mission Invest Northern Ireland Mission UKTI in Birmingham are delighted to be supporting a Northern Ireland has a 40 strong delegation at delegation of Birmingham-based digital companies SXSW 2012: visiting SXSW 2012, encompassing both the Interactive and Music elements of the conference. 360 Production Iglu Media Real Music Club Birmingham benefits from a vibrant mix of digital companies: from global systems Black North Jampot Technologies Red Dust Music Design integrators to thousands of smaller independent firms, collectively employing more than Score Draw Music Ltd 64,000 people. Our digital sector has both a breadth and depth of expertise: from online Kabosh tools and content to computer games and mobile products and services. Seedups Birmingham is the UK’s hub for games, serious games and interactive digital media and Canderblinks Kainos home to 21 per cent of the UK games workforce as well as playing host to a number of CITZN Silver Tree Records & leading animation and TV production companies, plus award winning digital agencies. Lisa Barros D’Sa Publishing Culture Co 2013 Love Gum Records Six Miles North Ecliptic Labs Media Sights Smalltown America The following companies from Birmingham will all be visiting Filmtrip No Dancing Spirit Marketing Group SXSW 2012: • Ammba Digital Consulting • Gotham Records Frank Non Zero Sum Start Together Studio • Creative Soles Ltd • Ltd Gecho Asset Production Oh Yeah Music Centre Third Bar • Fused Magazine • PlayMob Glenn Leyburn • Guy Wilday Ltd • Sapport Ltd Omnisoft University of Ulster Gogamingo • Soshi Games • First Flight Placements Quiz Fortune • Access all Bands • Birmingham City University Hubb IT • Flaming Tarball Ltd • Punch Records And you can find them at Anyone interested to find out more about any of the Birmingham companies involved on the mission, or to arrange a meet-up with any of them during SXSW 2012 can contact Paul Meikle, UKTI, at or call +44 7971 144052
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  14. 14. 24 | UKTI Interactive Mission to SXSWi 2012 UKTI Interactive Mission to SXSWi 2012 | 25 British Film & Music at SXSW 2012 The passion and creativity of the available everything and everyone that off, there is the amazing performance of is needed to make a film of the highest XL Recordings’ Adele around the globe, UK’s creative industries are the production value. There are over 100 selling over 17 million of copies of “21”. envy of the world and give the production studios in the country, ranging XL’s new act SBTRKT will be representing the label at SXSW this year. We will also UK a creative influence out of all from large studios capable of housing see showcases from other indie labels the biggest sets to small studios catering proportion to its size. The UK’s for music videos and commercial work. including Communion Records who have creative industries are hugely Leading examples include Pinewood, recently launched in the US and Xtra Mile Shepperton, Elstree, 3 Mills and Ealing. Recordings whose artist Frank Turner will influential globally, and leading London is the third busiest film production be playing SXSW as part of an extensive UK creative figures - including city in the world after New York and Los US tour. musicians, film directors, writers Angeles, with an average of 35 crews on The UK is also renowned for its live music, the streets every day. enjoying a reputation as the music festival and artists - are household names nation of the world, offering hundreds of SXSW Music will see some of the UK’s throughout the world. greatest emerging and established talent events catering to all tastes. The number including Kasabian, Michael Kiwanuka, of music festivals in the UK increased by This year at SXSW UK excellence in innovation and creativity will be 16 per cent in 2010, with primary ticket Kindness, Tribes, The Ting Tings, Keane, amply demonstrated by the fantastic array of talent on display from revenue growing by nearly 20 per cent. The Ed Sheeran, Maverick Sabre and Big Deal. the UK’s film and music sectors. The British Music at SXSW Launch event on UK boasts five of the 10 top-selling arenas worldwide, including The 02 in London, the This year SXSW will be screening 15 films Deathly Hallows: Part 1, which earned almost Wednesday will showcase three of the best world’s best-selling arena; Birmingham’s and showcasing over 130 acts from the UK. US$1 billion worldwide, and independent title UK acts at SXSW; Frank Turner, Ben Howard LG Arena; Wembley Arena in London; and Added to the group attending the Interactive Kick-Ass (which premiered at SXSW in 2010). and The Staves. Metro Radio Arena in Newcastle. London festival, SXSW will play host to the largest The UK’s independent sector is currently offers more live music than any other city The reach of UK talent goes further than ever contingent of creative and interactive British films, as UK actors, directors and enjoying huge international success. First in the world. businesses from the UK. The variety of writers work on films produced across the companies and content on show at SXSW in globe. SXSW 2012 will provide a showcase 2012 will clearly showcase the breadth of the of some of the best and most innovative If you’d like to find out more about the UK Film and Music Sectors visit UK’s creative offer. British film talent around today. Among the the British stand at SXSW’s Trade Show for the Creative Industries. The UK film industry is a true international UK films being featured are a documentary success story, renowned for its innovative about reggae legend Bob Marley by The Last All this should have convinced you that the UK is the creative capital of the world. So why ideas, creativity and skills. The diversity King of Scotland director Kevin Macdonald, not come and visit this summer when London plays host to the 2012 Olympics. Alongside and quality of UK films and industry talent and Will Sharpe and Tom Kingsley’s feature- the most important sporting event in the world, London will also present the 2012 Festival, resonate across borders, cultures and length comedy drama Black Pond. the UK’s biggest ever nationwide festival. This will include a diverse and extensive music societies, winning respect, audiences and The UK is a world leader in film production, programme showcasing an array of UK and International talent. To find out more go to: awards all over the world. In 2010, the UK excelling at everything from independent film share of global cinema takings was 14 and blockbuster features to shorts and from Check out for more information about UK films and screenings at SXSW. per cent, up from 7 per cent in 2009. Major animation and drama to documentaries. To find out about the British Music Embassy programme and sign up for events go to: successes included Harry Potter and the The UK is second only to the USA in having