NorthRow selected as Thames Valley tech and digital future maker in ConnectTVT’s 50 Game Changers 2020 cohort

Posted on March 3, 2020
Written by Edvin Pauza

3rd March 2020: NorthRow has been selected in ConnectTVT’s 50 Game Changers 2020 cohort. It joins the Thames Valley’s breakthrough tech and digital startups and scaleups, making a global impact in their industries through market-changing technologies, innovation and world-class talent.

NorthRow transforms complex client onboarding by accelerating the digital transformation of regulated organisations.

ConnectTVT is the platform joining the tech and digital dots in the Thames Valley.

Cohort investment rises by 33%

The 2020 cohort shows that the region’s tech and digital innovators continue to attract investment into the Thames Valley, raising a total of £83m in investment in the last year. This is an increase of 33% on the previous 2018-19 Game Changers, which raised £55m.

Importantly however, ConnectTVT’s 50 Game Changer selection process takes into account selection criteria other than financial performance: indicators include the impact of product or service, team and talent strategies and leadership.

The 2020 cohort shows that the region’s tech and digital innovators continue to attract investment into the Thames Valley, raising a total of £83m in investment in the last year. This is an increase of 33% on the previous 2018-19 Game Changers, which raised £55m.

Importantly however, ConnectTVT’s 50 Game Changer selection process takes into account selection criteria other than financial performance: indicators include the impact of product or service, team and talent strategies and leadership.

Pushing new boundaries with innovation

50 Game Changer creator, Louize Clarke comments, “50 Game Changers is about capturing the true story of the tech and digital ecosystem. NorthRow is very much part of the incredible community at the heart of the startup scene here in the Thames Valley. We’re truly blown away by the talent and contribution this year’s cohort is making to the region’s tech leadership and place on the global technology stage.”

“It’s a great honour for the whole staff at NorthRow to have been selected for the 2020 cohort of Game Changers in the Thames Valley.”

Adrian Black, CEO, NorthRow

Co-founder Matt Bovey adds, “The 50 Game Changers is all about celebrating the region’s true innovators, the exceptional leaders and teams shaping the Thames Valley’s future. While 2020 has the potential to be a brilliant year for many, our cohort still needs support from outside their own networks to reach their full potential, particularly developing sustainable talent pipelines, investment in innovation and ecosystem building.” 

Now in its fourth year, the 50 Game Changers is supported by the business advisory firm Deloitte UK  and Henley Business School. Law firm BDB Pitmans joins the sponsor line-up as do Reading HQ’d global tech and life science recruitment specialists Austin Fraser. 

The full 50 Game Changers 2020 list is available here

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About NorthRow

.We help businesses manage the regulatory and financial crime risks, that their counterparty relationships expose them to over their lifecycle. By transforming complex digital processes, you can drive revenue, reduce costs and meet compliance regulations.


About ConnectTVT 

ConnectTVT is the Reading-based platform connecting and championing the Thames Valley’s expanding entrepreneurial ecosystem and tech economy. It is based at The Curious Lounge, the new concept creative and digital talent hub right in Reading town centre. The ConnectTVT family of brands includes Digital Gum, an accessible digital skills programme for returners. ConnectTVT was founded by Louize Clarke in June 2014.