Business Growth Fund partnership to extend Kx technology in new markets

19 Feb 2017 | , , , , , ,
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Kx parent First Derivatives (FD) recently announced its latest strategic partnership is with the Business Growth Fund (BGF), one of the UK’s leading investors. This new alliance plans to seed Kx technology in up-and-coming businesses looking for the kind of technological advantage that only Kx can provide. Target areas will include cyber security, AI, blockchain, robotics, nanotechnology, life sciences, neurology and machine learning.

Both companies cited Kx as a proven tool of innovation that can foster advancements in new areas.  The partnership announcement was featured in Growth Business UK and the full press release is available here.

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