Watch Clear Returns in ‘The Entrepreneurs’ BBC documentary
Catch part 1 on BBC2 at 9pm on April 24th and part 2 the following week on May 1st.
CEO Vicky Brock to speak at IMRG Connect
Vicky Brock will deliver an insightful presentation at next month’s IMRG Connect event in London on May 2nd.
During the slot entitled ‘How can the returns process be turned to advantage to help drive sales and customer satisfaction’ Vicky will highlight how returns intelligence techniques can benefit customer loyalty and consequently impact retailers bottom lines.
Clear Returns hits the headlines
Clear Returns are delighted to have been featured in the Scotsman this week.
Read the full article to find out the story of how the company came to be and how large the returns problem really is for retailers.
Clear Returns win prize from the EDGE fund
Clear Returns have received a funding award from the new Scottish Government initiative the EDGE fund.
Clear Returns feature on Voice America
CEO of Clear Returns, Vicky Brock, was interviewed by the Business Reinvention show for Voice America on February 11th.
Vicky explained the company’s predictive technology and the key features and benefits it provides. She also shared her insights on the retail industry and what it looks for in business intelligence technologies.
Download the Business Reinvention podcast on iTunes.
Clear Returns are through to the final of the EDGE fund
Clear Returns are delighted to be one of only 20 companies selected out of a shortlist of 200 to pitch at the finals of the EDGE fund. On February 12th the remaining companies will deliver a 3 minute presentation followed by a Q & A session with judges Sir Willie Haughey of City Holdings, Sir Tom Hunter of West Coast Capital, Alex Paterson from Highlands & Islands Enterprise, Julie Grieve of Prince’s Trust Youth Business Scotland, and Gordon Merrylees from the Royal Bank of Scotland. A full list of the finalists can be found here.
Google Analytics Training Essential for Ecommerce
CEO of Clear Returns and Google certified partner Vicky Brock is holding an exclusive Google Analytics training session on January 15th to help those in ecommerce maximise the benefits of the tool and gain an understanding of how GA can aid their business decisions. At a time when multi-channel strategies are increasing in importance for retailers this workshop comes at an ideal time, we will keep you updated on how the event goes.
Everywoman Awards celebrate female entrepreneurs
It was an honour to join IBM as a guest at the 10th Natwest Everywoman Awards in London on 5th December 2012. These high profile awards celebrate the success stories of women who are shining examples of female entrepreneurship and who represent the amazing diversity of British business. Clear Returns was considered amongst IBM’s choice of female led tech companies for their Iris Award.
European finalists Berlin style
Head of Product, Stephen Budd, led the team representing Clear Returns at the European finals of IBM SmartCamp, competing head to head with the young technology companies who were all national winners in their own right. Two intensive days of mentoring, pitching and product development focus meant that even though we didn’t win a place at the world finals, the company, our technology and our customers all received an incredible boost from the expertise we were exposed to.
IBM select Clear Returns as SmartCamp winners
Clear Returns, a start-up from Glasgow, Scotland, has won IBM’s SmartCamp Kickstart Dublin competition. The company will now head to IBM’s European Kickstart final event in Berlin, Germany, to compete against other SmartCamp winners from around Europe for a place in the global finals in New York.
As IBM explain, past participants in SmartCamp have captured the attention of the global venture capital community and gone on to rapidly expand and drive innovation in their industry.
“Startups face tremendous challenges in a global market, especially as they compete against much large companies going after data analytics opportunities,” said Noel Crawford, Manager, Innovation Centre and Developer Relations, IBM Ireland. “IBM can help convert these companies from ‘startups to speedups’, supporting them getting to global markets faster by providing coaching and connections to IBM clients and partners.”
Big Data Venture Challenge Winners
Glasgow tech startup, Clear Returns, has beaten off competition from China, the US, Israel, Finland and the UK to win the Big Data Venture Challenge. Clear Returns won both the audience choice award for best pitch and the overall award, sponsored by media measurement giant Nielsen.
The final of the competition for young data driven technology companies took place in Rome this week, at I-COM, the International Conference on Online Media Measurement. CEO, Vicky Brock, was one of eight finalists presenting to a panel of investors and leading data experts from around the world.
“At less than 6 months old, Clear Returns was the youngest of the companies presenting in Rome. And there were some seriously big data firms in the mix. But our solution, and its clever use of data to make a real business impact for retailers, really captured the imagination of the audience and judges. It is an amazing honour to win against such smart competition.”
Clear Returns is honoured to reach the final of the Women 2.0 Pitch Competition in NYC on 14 November – the only non-US based company to do so. We’ll be joining 9 other tech startups to pitch for prizes such as investor meetings and $25,000 cash.
IBM has invited Clear Returns to attend its prestigious Dublin SmartCamp on October 25th, one of four companies to benefit from the expert mentoring from IBM professional and tech professionals.
IBM SmartCamp is an exclusive global program bringing together entrepreneurs, investors and experienced mentors who want to build a Smarter Planet. SmartCamp provides access to world-class advisors plus a direct route to seed and venture capital. The Clear Returns team is extremely appreciative to IBM for such an opportunity.
I-COM Big Data Venture Challenge
The Official Selection for the I-COM Big Data Venture Challenge 2012 has been announced. Clear Returns has been named amongst the top Data-Driven startups from around the world with Data / Measurement solutions for the Digital Marketing Industry.
The Award Winners will be announced at a special ceremony to be held as part of the I-COM Global Summits in Rome on 17th October.
The Pitch 80
The Pitch 80 brings together a selection of small businesses from all over the UK to compete and learn at the Pitch Live event in Liverpool in October. Clear Returns will be one of several companies from Glasgow’s Entrepreneurial Spark incubator who’ll be representing Scotland.
Startup 100 Winners
Clear Returns has been ranked in the Top 100 UK Startups in a league table just published by Startups.co.uk