A dozen accolades, in just a few years, has helped to validate our solution. First of all it was start-up awards which then progressed to major industry acknowledgements. The consistent acknowledgement of our innovation and brilliant user-experience has been hugely motivating.
We started to win in 2013. That same year we secured our first external funding. Launching at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona helped. Investors found it easy to say yes when fifteen hundred of the world’s top professionals voted our Onescan solution “one of the innovations likely to have the greatest impact on the global mobile industry over the next 10 years”. Later that year, the Meffys saw us as a finalist in the Consumer Trust category alongside the likes of Kaspersky. And the UK’s Smarta 100 Awards, for Britain’s best and brightest new businesses, named us as one of the top-ten UK Start-Ups.
The following year saw the Meffys recognise Ensygnia’s potential again. This time it was in the category of Innovative App. Winning awards is always fun, but winning an award judged by a panel of leading mobile industry figures, is really rather special. So, it was incredible to earn Best Software Solution at the Mobile Industry Awards. Especially in the face of stiff competition, like Airwatch. That autumn, we competed in the London semi-finals of SWIFT’s Innotribe winning through to Boston as Grand Finalists.
Earned us the FinTech Excellence Award for Innovation for our secure mobile transaction platform as well as a significant European grant.
The new year saw a collaboration between financial, banking institutions and insurance companies including Group BPCE, Covea, Stanwell and Prohaus Group. Run on an international scale, the Global Fintech Challenge saw us secure secured second place in Paris. We won the title of Best FinTech Start-up. Finally, later that year, the Fintech Excellence Awards selected us the Most Outstanding Secure Mobile Transaction Platform.