Peak (company)

Peak is an artificial intelligence company headquartered in Manchester, UK.[1] It was founded in December 2014[2] and has additional offices in Jaipur, India,  and Edinburgh, Scotland. The company was founded by CEO Richard Potter, David Leitch and Atul Sharma.[3]. In 2015, Peak was one of the winners of the Tech North Northern Stars competition.[4]

In 2017, it secured £2.5 million in Series A capital funding from MMC Ventures[5] for investment in machine learning and artificial intelligence technologies[6] and was named as one of the top five startups in Manchester by Wired magazine.[7] In 2018, it was chosen to work as part of Arsenal F.C.’s Innovation Lab[8] and it was one of the 37 fastest growing technology companies in the UK selected to join the Tech City UK Upscale programme.[9]

CEO Richard Potter was named in the 2018 DataIQ 100 list of influential people in data-driven business[10] and has been quoted by The Daily Telegraph as saying of Manchester’s start-up scene: “There are great networking opportunities and a genuine willingness from others for your business to succeed. We’re spoilt for choice with an abundance of business-related programmes, events and competitions in which to get involved.”[11] He has also provided comment about the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) to Forbes[12] and The Express.[13]

References

  1. ^Chapman, Stephen (22 February 2018). “Artificial Intelligence company takes top floor of £8m Manchester development”. Prolific North.
  2. ^“Northern Stars: Interview with Richard Potter (Peak)”. Tech Nation. 22 October 2015.
  3. ^Roue, Lucy (12 September 2017). “Data analytics company formed in pub secures £2.5m funding”.
  4. ^“Northern Stars Grand Final 201”. Tech Nation. 4 December 2015.
  5. ^Coker, Jon (2017-09-11). “MMC’s investment in Peak”. MMC writes. Retrieved 2018-04-09.
  6. ^Austin, Simon (11 September 2017). “Manchester data analytics firm Peak secures £2.5m funding”. Prolific North.
  7. ^Volpicelli, Gian. “Startup Cities: Manchester”. Wired. Retrieved 2018-04-09.
  8. ^“Peak signed up for Arsenal Innovation Lab”. 17 January 2018.
  9. ^“37 of the UK’s fastest growing Tech Companies join Upscale 2018”. Tech City UK. 2018-01-25. Retrieved 2018-04-09.
  10. ^“Information commissioner tops 2018 DataIQ 100 list”. BusinessCloud.co.uk. Retrieved 2018-04-09.
  11. ^Rahim, Hajra (2017). “4 tech hubs outside of London share the secret to success”. The Telegraph. ISSN 0307-1235. Retrieved 2018-04-09.
  12. ^Ganatra, Rupa. “Getting Ready For GDPR”. Forbes. Retrieved 2018-04-09.
  13. ^Gough, Owen (2018-04-07). “GDPR 2018: Will GDPR changes in May spell disaster for Britain’s businesses?”. Express.co.uk. Retrieved 2018-04-09.

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