Video: How six UK start-ups hope to break New York

Virgin Media Pioneers flew the exciting digital UK entrepreneurs looking to break America to the States to create opportunities and learn from businesses who’ve already made the leap.

The advice they received? Milk the British accent, understand the New York philosophy of ‘you scratch my back and I’ll scratch yours’ and ensure your product ‘does what it says on the tin’ to tap into US investment and a huge new audience.

Find out about the six businesses and the pitches they hope will secure them funding and more fans across the pond: 

Nico Perez, Mixcloud

Mixcloud is an internet radio platform which hosts radio shows, DJ mixes, and podcasts for everybody from Fatboy Slim to Moby to the Guardian newspaper group.

Hermione Way, Vibease

Vibease is the world’s first smartphone controlled vibrator. It’s a woman’s clitoral vibrator controlled by both android and iPhone apps. 

Heidi Lindvall, Storygami

Storygami help content creators and brands make their online videos smarter by adding layers of interactivity to their online videos.

Marcus Simpson, Direct Sitters

Direct Sitters are the UK’s leading service that saves you the time, money and hassle waiting for the cable guy, the repair man or home deliveries. With Direct Sitters, we stay so you don’t have to.

Lou Auguste, CookieSmart

CookieSmart is a mobile apps company that specialises in building a better future for everyone. Their mobile app telepathology allows doctors to share cancer diagnosis slides around the world, or around the corner. 

James Wilkinson, Streaming Tank

Streaming Tank is an award-winning, live video streaming company behind some of the most successful and complex live streams ever undertaken, and they managed to pull 156 countries’ live streams together creating a world record in the process for the Starbucks Love Project.

You can follow the journey and find more information about Virgin Media Pioneers by clicking here. Follow them on Twitter and getting involved with the series using #VMPinNYC

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