NPIF – Mercia Equity Finance, which is managed by Mercia and is a component of the Northern Powerhouse Investment Fund (NPIF), as well as angel investors have provided funding to a Leeds-based technology company that has created cutting-edge remote working software used by the Home Office and the NHS.
Colin Rhodes, a human resources specialist who has experience working with companies like Microsoft, and software programmer Anthony Marris established Flabba.
The software, called Neugo, was developed in 2017 to help the Kings College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust handle the recruitment of physicians and nurses from all over the world. Since then, 20 additional NHS Trusts and service providers have adopted it.
To offer a full workflow system, the platform connects with common videoconferencing tools like Zoom or Microsoft Teams. It enables professionals to communicate with coworkers in many places and handle projects from beginning to end, such as scheduling appointments, maintaining and sharing documents, capturing meetings, and producing reports.
The NHS has authorized it for use in remote patient consultations, and it has been modified to assist the Home Office in interviewing visa applications.
Now, the business has created tailored versions for businesses including law, financial advising, professional services, and creative industries.
The team will be able to collaborate with already-existing partners Zoom and Microsoft Teams to create apps and with Amazon Web Services to use machine learning thanks to the £400,000 funding. Flabba, which has nine employees as of right now, intends to add a lot more employment in Leeds.
“Remote working is here to stay and we are very excited to be driving innovation to make collaboration easier and more effective for everyone. The funding will allow us to add new features, drive uptake across different sectors and establish the Neugo platform as the leader in the field.”Colin Rhodes, CEO, Flabba
The European Union is providing financial assistance for the Northern Powerhouse Investment Fund initiative through the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) as part of the Growth Programme for the European Structural and Investment Funds 2014–2020 and the European Investment Bank.
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