Green Running Ltd
“Without SETsquared and their continuous encouragement, support and services I would have been on the wrong side of the ‘80% of startups fail within the first 3 years’ statistic! They help remove the pitfalls that most companies fall into and provide you with the real life experience far greater than the average MBA.”
Green Running are machine learning experts specialising in turning energy analytics into a tangible asset. Their Verv hub connects to a meter or smart meter and calculates the individual power usage of each household appliance. It then breaks down the amount of money those appliances cost to use.
Top 3 achievements:
- A finalist for the ‘Rising Star Award’ at the 2014 Energy Awards then two years later won ‘Innovator of the Year’ at the Business Green Technology Awards 2016.
- Employ over 40 people across two companies, and successfully gamified the working experience in this tech start-up.
- Raised over £1.5m in funding from Centrica (owners of British Gas) and Scottish Power Energy Networks.
- Mike started his first software business whilst at school, aged 16.