Hummingbird Technologies has been awarded the coveted title of Best British Tech Startup 2019, presented by KPMG at the annual global tech industry gathering, Mobile World Congress (MWC), in Barcelona.
The artificial Intelligence business, which was represented by the CMO Alexander Jevons, overcame a competition of hundreds of applications and was chosen as the winner out of the five UK finalists. The judges were impressed by the business innovation, market potential and momentum that Hummingbird Technologies offers.
The London-based company uses the latest machine learning and artificial intelligence, together with computer vision techniques, to provide farmers with high resolution crop maps, by using imagery and data analytics from UAV, satellite and plane technology. They provide the data back to the farmer within 24 hours of a survey taking place and their application maps are exported as shapefiles, through desktop and mobile apps which can be integrated with farm equipment.
KPMG’s competition, now in its fifth year, provides an unrivalled opportunity for British startups to raise their profile, gain access to investors, clients, corporate alliance partners and a booth to present their startup to over 100,000 industry players.
Upon receiving the award, Alexander Jevons commented: “We are pretty shocked but it means an enormous amount! It’s been an incredible process and it’s going to allow us to grow and scale enormously, because having the backing of KPMG blue chip global player is enormous to a company of our size. Being a startup it’s real validation of us and we’re incredibly proud and humble to accept it and be nominated in the first place.“
Hummingbird Technologies are a team of 40 people servicing millions of hectares via satellite imagery and >300,000 Hectares of arable customers via UAVs across the UK, Brazil, Ukraine, Russia, Australia and New Zealand.