Written by Tom Clarke • Published 30th January 2020 • 3 minute read

So, after kicking off our PHA Tech 2020 list by shining a light onto five start-ups that we predict to make a splash this year. We swiftly move onto our next area of focus which this week is the world of business.

After our fintech #PHATech2020 launch we’re now taking a closer look at the start-ups that we think will on the ones to watch list this year. Each with a focus on how to make operating your business easier by harnessing the power of technology providing innovative ways to help streamline companies.

From a people management platform that helps fast-growing companies bring out the best of their employees, to a business which is determined to help enterprises attract, engage and retain top talent here is our list.

Behavox

Based in New York but with offices in London, Montreal and Singapore is Al powered company Behavox. The concept of Behavox is to give forward-thinking, multi-national businesses primarily in the financial industry, a deeper understanding of what’s happening in their organisation.

Behavox’s pioneering software uncovers previously undetectable insights for businesses which help to protect their reputation whilst also maximising revenue generation by analysing a magnitude of structured and unstructured data opportunities. The first of two key aspects that Behavox’s platform offers is the reduced cost of compliance and tracks and measures corporate culture to strengthen teams and companies.

Hibob

Founded in 2015, Hibob was created from an awareness that the world of work is changing. ‘Bob’ as it’s affectionately known, is a smart app which allows hundreds of businesses to create personalised benefits packages for their staff.

One of the benefits, for example, is a Perkbox integration which offers lifestyle perks such as cinema, retail and travel discounts all through a simple and efficient way to UK employees.

The innovating data solution has single-handedly helped numerous businesses from around the world not only to retrain but also attract potential employees.

Currently, Hibob has offices in London, New York and Tel Aviv and after five successful funding rounds (the last round in 2019 raised $20m) it won’t be long before new offices are popping up elsewhere.

Beamery

If you asked CEO’s across the capital what their greatest asset is in their respective businesses, the majority would suggest it’s their people (you’d hope!). Beamery is the start-up championing talent in the workplace.

But how to go about finding, engaging and retaining talent? Well, Beamery believes it begins with building meaningful relationships. The London based start-up is on a mission to help companies deliver better candidate experiences all through one simple to use platform.

Global organisations such as Zalando, Continental and Balfour Beatty have put their trust in Beamery and haven’t looked back since. Why not check it out for yourself and begin attracting and retaining the top talent.

JustPark

Are you constantly fighting for a car parking space during your morning commute? Do you often find you leave the house early with positive vibes and arrive in the office late and flustered due to not being able to find a spot? If you answered yes to either of these questions, then JustPark is the app for you.

The UK’s favourite parking app allows you to choose from millions of spaces across the country, reserve in advance at over 45,000 different locations, and pay straight away.

The start-up has acknowledged that as we enter a new decade we’re moving towards a smarter, digitally connected world, which holds mobility and sustainability close to its core.

Farewill

Revolutionising death. Yes, you did read that right. Farewill are out to change the way the world deals with death. The London based start-up is helping people to take control financially and personally of what is important to them with the stress which usually comes when a loved one has passed away.

Since launching their will-writing service in 2016, it has now gone on to be the largest will-writer in the UK.

2019 certainly was a bumper year for Farewill, not only did they launch their probate and cremation service, but they also raised over £100m for charity and saw their team grow from 15 to 50 and formed major national partnerships with organisations across the charity, insurance and mortgage industries.

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