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New tech business Pelipod exhibits at House of Commons event for SETsquared

Pelipod outside Houses of Parliment 0B3A0775Tech start-up Pelipod was proud to be among the exhibitors at a high-profile House of Commons reception for the world’s number one university business incubator, SETsquared.

Pelipod, based at SETsquared’s centre in Bristol, was part of the special event at which SETsquared announced that its member companies raised over £90m of investment in 2015.

Pelipod has developed an intelligent, connected parcel box that allows couriers and users access using secure, unique codes for safe delivery and collection of goods.

Pelipods are perfect for businesses, workers and people who need unattended, secure, audited and notified deliveries to their home or place of work. The system is intuitively simple to use and requires no effort, integration or changes in processes for businesses to implement and operate.

Pelipods are perfect for businesses, workers and people who need unattended, secure, audited and notified deliveries to their home or place of work. The system is intuitively simple to use and requires no effort, integration or changes in processes for businesses to implement and operate.

Pelipod’s Founder and CEO, Karl Wills, said:

“SETsquared has organised and run another fantastic event. We met many interesting attendees and have identified a number of valuable business opportunities from these conversations”.

Nick Sturge, director of the Bristol SETsquared centre, said:

SETsquared global #1 0B3A1008“We were delighted to celebrate SETsquared’s ranking as the World’s number one university business incubator at the House of Commons today. The event helped everyone attending to appreciate the profound effect that SETsquared’s ambitious and innovative ventures have on our economy and entrepreneurial culture.”

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“This important event for SETsquared is an excellent opportunity for Pelipod to demonstrate its technology and show the great work that’s happening in Bristol.”

SETsquared announced the record investment news on 4 February at a reception at the House of Commons, attended by the Minister of State for Universities and Science, Jo Johnson MP, Lords and MPs.

Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, the Rt Hon Sajid Javid MP said:

“It’s great to hear of SETsquared’s vital work and the record level of investment raised by the businesses they support. Business incubators, such as this, play a crucial role in helping start-ups innovate, compete and grow and I remain committed to backing entrepreneurs across the country.”

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Pelipod is a UK based business whose vision is to solve final mile delivery challenges for businesses and consumers.

Pelipod is an advanced, secure, stand-alone, point-located parcel box that frees businesses and consumers from needing to be around to accept parcels in person.  Pelipod is smart and records every delivery or return and then emails confirmation to the user; it even takes photographs of the delivered parcels as part of its comprehensive proof of delivery functionality.

Pelipod can be used by any courier or supplier as it needs no integration or special equipment to use. A Pelipod can operate anywhere as it uses 2G mobile signals to communicate and is battery operated.

SETsquared LogoSETsquared is a long-standing partnership between the universities of Bath, Bristol, Exeter, Southampton and Surrey which specialises in growing high-tech start-ups through its incubation programme and other business acceleration services. SETsquared provides mentoring, access to investors and corporate innovators and a wide range of industry experts through its network and training programmes.

Its business incubation programme is ranked by the University Business Incubator Index as the best in the world and over the last decade it has helped over 1,000 high-tech start-ups to develop and raise more than a £1bn of investment.

Independent research carried out by Warwick Economics estimates the economic impact of SETsquared member companies to be £3.8bn over this period, with the creation of 9,000 jobs and that these companies, along with new companies SETsquared will incubate, are set to deliver a further £8.6bn of impact to the UK economy in the decade ahead.

New tech business Pelipod exhibits at House of Commons event for SETsquared
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