Leeds’ tech and digital sector is growing at a rate of knots, with 3,500 businesses calling the city home. Today, the city is fast becoming one of the best places to work in the UK for those in the digital and tech industry. With an average salary of £50,041, you can see why! We’ve listed three of the coolest tech companies in and around Leeds, taking a look at what they do and why it works.
Leeds-based Sky Bet is one of the biggest online bookmakers, and a firm favourite with football fans. What’s more, the firm is one of Leeds’ biggest digital employers. This is a company that’s always pushing the boundaries, using data and tech to build personal relationships with over 2 million customers. Sky’s graduate scheme trains staff for a bright tech future, right at home in Yorkshire. It’s an ethos that appeals to local talent, and helps keep the cream of the crop in the region, rather than losing them to cities like London and Cambridge.
Cocoon is the world’s first multi-room smart home security system. It’s unique multi-room Subsound technology senses unusual sounds in your home, not just the room you place it in. It uses clever Artificial Intelligence to detect unwanted activity and learns to better protect your home, alerting you instantly if something unusual happens. A handy smartphone app keeps you updated around the clock, every day – you can even watch your home live with built-in night vision. Cocoon first launched on the crowdfunding site Indiegogo in November 2014, smashing its campaign target in the first three days. The team has grown from 5 to more than 30, based in both Leeds and London.
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