Oracle unveils Bristol accelerator contenders

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Oracle has revealed the startups taking part in its Bristol-based Oracle Startup Cloud Accelerator Programme, including Snap Tech, LettUs Grow We Build Bots, Sauce and GapSquare.

The diverse set of companies will be able to take advantage of collaborations with other businesses in the cloud space, as well as each other. They will be mentored by both Oracle engineers, technical teams and business experts, be able to make use of a co-working space and build their own opportunities by coming into contact with Oracle customers, partners and investors.

Visual search business Snap Tech offers consumers the tools to find exactly what they're looking to buy via visual search, AI, and machine learning, matching searches with the products online retailers have to offer.

LettUs Grow is a completely different kind of technology, helping vertical farms implement irrigation and control technologies, while We Build Bots' IntelAgent has been designed for contact centre agents, offering a collaboration-led customer service platform built upon AI and analytics.

Sauce's cloud-based video collaboration platform is reinventing video content for businesses, encouraging businesses to generate engaging content from a wide variety of sources.

The final business entering Oracle's accelerator programme is Gapsquare, which seeks to eradicate gender pay gaps by analysing data and generating data-driven recommendations for change.

"The startups in Bristol continue to raise the bar for global cloud innovation, and we are proud to welcome a select group of five to our second cohort," said Reggie Bradford, senior vice president, Startup Ecosystem and Accelerator.

"Following the success of our initial cohort in Bristol, we will continue to leverage our cloud expertise, leading cloud products, and global network to support their rapid growth."

Previous businesses taking part in Oracle's Startup Cloud Accelerator programme include Interactive Scientific, Duel, GRAKN.AI, iGeolise and Trail. The company also has similar programmes running in Austin, Bangalore, Bristol, DelhiNCR, Mumbai, Paris, So Paulo, Singapore and Tel Aviv, helping startups around the world develop their cloud-based apps and services with the business and technical support of a tech giant.

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