miiCard featured in Guardian Tech Special Report
Earlier this month The Guardian ran this special report "Silicon roundabout and beyond: the best British tech startups" in their tech monthly edition, highlighting the best companies across the country. The journey stretched from Brighton, Bristol and Bath, London, Cambridge, then further north to Manchester, Newcastle and onto Edinburgh, recently named in the Financial Times as Scotland's tech startup capital.
Edinburgh's leading startups - 'a hotbed of tech innovation' : Photo courtesy of Suki Dhanda »
Described as 'the energetic Scottish capital' and a 'hotbed of tech innovation and young startups' The Guardian covered miiCard alongside Fanduel, Quorate Technology, Blipfoto, Distrify, Tigerface Games, Skyscanner, Relaymed, Float, Insight Arcade and our rapidly growing technology incubator Techcube. You can read more about these companies in the report here : Edinburgh's leading tech startups »
Closer to home, the first edition of Invest Edinburgh for 2014 explores why our city is not only home to some of the UK’s finest tech innovations but is also a perfect hub for leading financial institutions. Interviews with industry leaders explore why the capital attracts investors from around the world and what makes it such a strong location for the financial services industry. With miiCard already having a huge impact on fraud reduction in financial services our CEO James Varga was interviewed for the publication here »
Headquartered at Codebase in Edinburgh, miiCard is a unique, global service that allows you to prove ‘you are who you say you are’ purely online to provide a layer of trust in the Internet previously unavailable. A patented solution, miiCard is expanding the service in a range of key markets where trusted identities are critical, such as finance, recruitment and healthcare.
In an interview with Upstart back in 2012 James had the following to say about the local scene "In terms of startups and development communities and online services, I think Edinburgh over the last five years has really started to punch above its weight. If you look at Skyscanner (an online flight comparison website), if you look at Rockstar (the major video game developer), if you look at the banks and a lot of the projects and technology that have come out of the startup community itself, it’s actually incredibly strong in Edinburgh."
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