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Initial results from NESTA/Trampoline research on LeWeb London 2012

By Trampoline Systems | June 14th, 2013

Yesterday NESTA published a tantalising glimpse of the results from the joint research we’re doing with them looking at network activity before, during and after LeWeb London 2012.

We sourced Twitter accounts for 800 of the 1000 attendees at the two-day LeWeb event, pulling in their complete feeds for a period of six months. We also took snapshots of each participant’s follow network throughout the period and pulled in second-degree networks so we could trace retweeting behaviour. Armed with this huge quantity of raw data we analysed how people’s networks, influence, and the information being circulated changed as a result of the LeWeb event.

This approach has tremendous implications for event organisers. For the first time we can provide quantitative reporting on the connections made by participants and the “network value added”.

Read the complete post on NESTA’s blog.


Cambridge Cluster Map wins Google Geo Developers’ Map of the Week

By Trampoline Systems | March 29th, 2013

We’re delighted that Cambridge Cluster Map has been selected by Google’s Geo Developer community as its Map of the Week. The citation states:

One interesting feature is the use of circles, which the map places under a marker to show the amount of revenue generated in that location. The bigger the circle, the bigger the revenue. The custom icons serve double purpose, showing both the number of employes and the kind of building, with multiple companies or a single one. All in all a beautiful map which also manages to convey a lot of information.

Thanks to Google for their appreciation. Read the full post on the Google Geodeveloper blog.


New report highlights Cambridge Cluster Map as solution for UK clusters

By Trampoline Systems | March 19th, 2013

Today at an event in Manchester the British Venture Capital Association (BVCA) launched its report “Tech Country” assessing the state of technology clusters across the UK. The detailed report, authored by BVCA Policy Manager James Clark, emphasis the importance of developing thriving clusters beyond London and Cambridge. One of its key recommendations is that understanding the complex networks underlying a growing cluster is essential to shape effective policy and Cambridge Cluster Map is highlighted to illustrate this point.


Guardian feature on Charles Armstrong

By Trampoline Systems | February 25th, 2013

Today’s Guardian includes a lovely feature on Trampoline CEO Charles Armstrong focusing on The Trampery, the shared workspace incubated by Trampoline from 2009 before it was spun off in 2011.


Trampoline launches Cambridge Cluster Map at prestigious event in Cambridge

By Trampoline Systems | November 16th, 2012

Trampoline CEO Charles Armstrong was in Cambridge today for the official launch of Cambridge Cluster Map (aka “Cambridge 2 You”). The launch event at Cambridge University Computer Lab included speeches by heavyweights from the worlds of entrepreneurship, academia and politics:

  • Megan Smith (Google)
  • Julian Huppert (MP for Cambridge)
  • David Cleevey (entrepreneur)
  • George Freeman MP
  • Elizabeth Garnsey (University of Cambridge)
  • Sherry Coutu (angel investor)
  • Charles Armstrong (Trampoline Systems)

Five months on from the Beta the final release has a wealth of new data and functionality:

  • View different datasets by sector, network membership and relationship with Cambridge University
  • Full data on life science companies
  • Integration with LinkedIn to enable users to identify their contacts at any Cambridge company
  • Share the page you’re looking at on Twitter
  • Compatible with iPad and Android tablets
  • New look and feel
  • Users can submit details and edits for listed companies

Thanks to our partners at Playgen for designing the excellent user interface. Please try the site for yourself!


Trampoline to undertake joint research with NESTA

By Trampoline Systems | September 14th, 2012

Trampoline has entered an agreement with NESTA (National Endowment for Science Technology & Arts) to undertake joint research into network impacts of conferences, meet-ups and other events. The initial project will focus on the LeWeb London conference held in June 2012 and evaluate how attendees’ networks were affected during and after the event.


Trampoline to provide internal analytic platform for Atos

By Trampoline Systems | August 24th, 2012

Trampoline has been contracted by French-based IT Services group Atos SA to provide an internal network analysis capability powered by the SONAR platform. The solution involves some significant customisations and is due to go live in Q1 2013.


Business Weekly publishes special edition on Cambridge Cluster Map

By Trampoline Systems | July 31st, 2012

Cambridge-based publication Business Weekly has published a special edition to mark the launch of Cambridge Cluster Map. Trampoline CEO Charles Armstrong is featured on the front cover. The edition tells the story of the project’s creation and includes interviews with leading lights from the Cambridge technology community. Click the image to access the edition online (requires Flash).


Trampoline launches Cambridge Cluster Map to US/UK investors

By Trampoline Systems | July 30th, 2012

Trampoline is delighted to announce the beta launch of Cambridge Cluster Map. The project provides comprehensive data and analysis of the technology cluster surrounding the city of Cambridge. It builds on Trampoline’s Tech City Map, launched in November 2011 by Prime Minister David Cameron, adding a host of corporate data for each company including:

  • Revenue (current & historic)
  • Number of employees (current & historic)
  • Sector
  • Directors (current & historic)
  • Founders
  • Links to University of Cambridge

The platform was launched by Sherry Coutu, one of the UK’s top angel investors, at an event in Cambridge organised by UK Trade & Investment for investors from the UK and USA. The launch was also attended by leading figures from the Cambridge technology community including Hermann Hauser (Founder, Amadeus Capital Partners) and Warren East (CEO, ARM).

Further ground-breaking functionality is being developed for launch later in 2012. The project was created by Trampoline in collaboration with partners including the University of Cambridge, UK Trade & Investment and Duedil.


Trampoline receives Cambridge University “Company of the Year 2012″ award

By Trampoline Systems | March 27th, 2012

Last night Trampoline was honoured to receive the 2012 Company of the Year award from the Cambridge University Computer Lab Ring. Charles Armstrong (CEO) and Craig McMillan (CTO) accepted the award at a dinner held in Queen’s College Cambridge attended by leading figures from the Cambridge technology community.

Presenting the award, Professor Andy Hopper commended Trampoline for its imagination and determination pursuing a disruptive innovation through to success in the market. Receiving the award Charles commented:

“Trampoline’s journey has not always been straightforward. We were probably five years too early in the market with our business network analysis technology. Then the global economic crisis led our main investor to withdrew from the market, leaving us high and dry. But far from losing heart Trampoline has always thrived on challenges. We had a radical innovation and we knew the commercial opportunity was huge. So we invented a new form of venture finance, becoming the world’s first company to raise money through equity crowdfunding; we turned our offices into Shoreditch’s first shared workspace, now famous as The Trampery; we reconfigured our product strategy to match customer opportunities. 2011 was an amazing year for Trampoline with a succession of high-profile projects culminating in the launch of Tech City Map by Prime Minister David Cameron. Now 2012 promises to be even more exciting. We are honoured to receive this award tonight from the University where Trampoline’s story began. Above all we hope it inspires other innovators and entrepreneurs to play the long game and muster the determination required to bring truly disruptive innovation to the market.”


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