St John's Innovation Centre - Alumni

Alumni

The following companies all started life in St John’s Innovation Centre:

  • Autonomy Corporation plc, the enterprise software company. Revenue for year ending 31 December 2008 was around £310 million ($503.2 million).
  • Bioprogress, now Meldex, develops innovative biodegradable films for the pharmaceuticals market.
  • Cachelogic, now Velocix, specialises in content delivery networks. It is backed by Amadeus Capital Partners, 3i plc and Pentech Ventures. Velocix has subsequently been acquired by French telecommunication firm Alcatel-Lucent
  • Jagex, developers and publishers of online computer games, including RuneScape and FunOrb, played by over 200 million users.
  • Metagenerics, part of the Generics Group, now Sagentia.
  • Owlstone Nanotech, developers of a button-sized programmable chemical sensor. In March 2009 the company was awarded a contract by the United States Department of Defense valued at $1.4 Million.
  • Plastic Logic, developers of a new e-Reader based on proprietary plastic electronics. Investors include Amadeus Capital Partners, Intel Capital, BASF Venture Capital, Siemens Venture Capital, Yasuda Enterprise Development, Morningside Technology Ventures, Bank of America Equity Partners, Nanotech Partners, Dow Venture Capital, Polytechnos Venture Partners, Oak Investment Partners and Raptor Capital Management.
  • Red Gate Software, developers of software tools for database administrators and developers.
  • Splashpower, a wireless power development company. Founded in 2001, it was acquired by Fulton Innovation in May 2008
  • Symbionics, a technology development company founded in 1987 and acquired by Cadence Design Systems, Inc. in March 1998
  • Technetix Group, the broadband network equipment manufacturer. The company now operates in 11 countries selling to worldwide customers. Revenue for the year ending 2009 was £60.2m.
  • True Knowledge, developers of an ‘Internet Answer Engine’. The company raised almost £3million in venture funding between start-up in 2006 and end 2008.
  • Visual Planet, developer of through-glass touch screens. (The company was a virtual tenant of SJIC.)
  • Zeus Technology, a software development company founded in 1995.
  • Jobstream Group Plc, developers of Jobstream 9, a software platform used worldwide by the offshore fiduciary industry for trust and company admin, accounting and practice management. The company was founded in 1993, and still holds an office in the St John's Innovation Centre.

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