European Commission Vice-President Neelie Kroes has named retail technology company Clear Returns the winner of “Tech All Stars”, an EU-wide search to find Europe’s best young start up.
Clear Returns, founded by Vicky Brock, helps ecommerce and multichannel retailers understand and tackle their returns. Returns not only cost retailers time, money and manpower, they can damage their customers perception of the business. Clear Returns cloud based software solutions are designed to give retailers the knowledge and actions they need to grow the proportion of products kept by the customer and the revenue kept by the retailer.
Clear Returns was chosen as winner at the Founders Forum, a global gathering of tech and web visionaries including Eric Schmidt, Ben Horowitz, Martha Lane Fox and Natalie Massenet.
As Vicky Brock proudly explained to the tech and investment audience:
“It’s a critical time in the growth of our business, both in terms of raising investment and scaling our growth and the competition has been invaluable in helping us get to the next stage in our business development journey.”
The competition is part of Startup Europe, the European Commission’s initiative to strengthen the business environment for web and ICT entrepreneurs so that their ideas and businesses can start and grown in the EU. More about the competition here.
“Every day start-ups are out there creating ideas and creating jobs. Europe urgently needs the next generation of founders, entrepreneurs and innovators: people who aren’t just waiting for someone to give them a job, but who have the courage, skills and mindset to go out there and create their own. I hope this inspires other brilliant, budding entrepreneurs out there, women as well as men”
European Commission Vice-President Neelie Kroes