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What3words’ co-founder Chris Sheldrick on how winning UKTN’s Elevator Pitch helped the firm gain validation


UKTN will be hosting its Elevator Pitch Awards in London this evening, so we thought we would catch up with What3Words, a Elevator Pitch Series 5 winner for 2015.

CEO and co-founder Chris Sheldrick tells us what the team has been up to since taking part in our flagship competition to find the UK’s top tech talent.

Tech vertical: Location / Navigation

‪Funding: £15M to date

Staff count: 45

‪Location: London

‪Founded: March 2013

Q: It’s been a while since the what3words team participated in our Elevator Pitch competition, what have you been up to since then?

The Elevator Pitch was back at the end of 2015, and an incredible amount has happened since then, so I’ll give you the highlights.

We raised a $8.5m Series B round of funding led by one of the Middle East’s largest logistics companies, Aramex, with follow-on investment from Intel Capital, who led our Series A. More recently, we also closed an investment round with Deutsche Bahn....