News Alert: Tech Corridor firms join Tech Nation Future Fifty cohort

Businesses from the Cambridge Norwich Tech Corridor have joined a prestigious national programme which helps high-growth, late-stage tech firms.

Cambridge-based Ieso Digital Health, which delivers online cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) to the NHS and healthcare providers around the world, is part of the new cohort on the Tech Nation Future Fifty programme.

It joins 23 other businesses selected to represent some of the finest late-stage talent from across the UK, many of which are already leaders in the global tech economy.

Also part of the new intake is StarLeaf, developers of an advanced video conferencing platform. The firm was founded by a group of Cambridge graduates and still operates from an office in the city.

"Recognition for what we've achieved"

Ieso offers online CBT sessions

Ieso provides live, one-to-one, CBT online on behalf of the NHS and some of America’s biggest healthcare providers. Its mission is to make high-quality cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) accessible, accountable and affordable for the first time.

Earlier this year, the company announced it has incorporated artificial intelligence into its product – The Clinical Decision Support tool. This uses AI to assist therapists in delivering the best outcomes for patients. It is the first time that AI has been deployed in this way on an international scale, and gives clinicians the best chance of making an accurate, evidence-based diagnosis, and enables the delivery of more effective treatment.

It is the second piece of good news for the company this week, after it was named Business of the Year at the Business Weekly awards.

Dr Nigel Pitchford, CEO at Ieso said: “To be included in this year’s Future Fifty cohort alongside some of the best companies in UK tech is recognition – for everyone at Ieso – of what we’ve achieved to date. I’m immensely proud of the team, and the business that we’ve built together.

“We’re excited for what the year ahead will bring and are hugely grateful to those that selected Ieso for the programme.”

About Tech Nation's Future Fifty

Future Fifty was established in 2013 to champion and support British tech businesses as they scale up their operations nationally and internationally – offering a window into the UK’s digital future. The programme supports these companies in turbocharging their ambitions, creating jobs and opportunities across the UK, and inspiring the next generation of entrepreneurs.

Each company chosen for the 2019 cohort will benefit from the programme’s world-class connectivity – with an exceptional peer network to support and inspire, troubleshoot and collaborate, a tailored package of workshops and masterclasses to help them build their profile and move to the next level, and direct contacts to senior decision-makers in Government. Meanwhile, access to the best global talent is made easier by a dedicated Tech Nation visa team which provides expert assistance with Tier 1 visa applications.

Ieso and StarLeaf join Cambridge companies Darktrace and Featurespace as part of the Future Fifty cohort.