Ballymena-based PlotBox named Northern Ireland’s most innovative tech firm

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    BusinessCloud's inaugural Northern Ireland Tech 50 rankings have named Ballymena-based firm PlotBox as the region's most innovative tech firm. 

    Northern Ireland has no shortage of innovative tech startups working on everything from medical technologies and artificial intelligence to cloud platforms and digital transformation. Most of the tech innovation is centred on Belfast, but some of Northern Ireland's most innovative firms are based in other locations sucha s Derry, Coleraine, Ballymena, and Newry.

    BusinessCloud has just published its inaugural Northern Ireland Tech 50 rankings, naming the top 50 most innovative tech firms it sees operating across Northern Ireland. The list was compiled by a range of judges who are embedded in the local tech scene: Digital DNA CEO Simon Bailie, Tech Nation's Gary Davidson, Anne Donan from QUBIS, Kim Johnston from Q Agency, and BusinessCloud editor Jonathan Symcox.

    The top ten spots included many familiar faces, including Medical 3D printing company Axial3D, Liopa, Angoka, See.Sense, and Re-Vana Therapeutics. Other heavy-hitters in the top ten include local tech firms Kainos, Neurovalens, and B-Secur, which are all based in Belfast and have secured signficant external investment over the past several years.

    The top spot went to Ballymena-based PlotBox, which has been digitally transforming the global death care sector with its cloud-based solution for managing cemeteries. The software keep track of plot usage, maps out grave areas, and handles everything from scheduling and financial management to contracts and customer engagement.

    The firm announced last year that it was approaching $5m US in investment after coming through the 500 Startups accelerator in San Francisco. Neil Sherrin, VP Business Development for North America for PlotBox, commented: "It’s a fantastic validation of the innovation that we are bringing to the death care space"

    Source: BusinessCloud

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