17. Sky

Europe’s 25 Corporate Startup Stars winner partners with technology start-ups to accelerate innovation

Sky, Europe’s leading entertainment company, has a focused approach to working with start-ups, by entering into strategic investments and commercial partnerships.

Sky has invested in over a dozen start-ups in the media and technology sectors, including companies such as Jaunt, DataXu and Whistle Sports, focusing on developing new concepts and better experiences for customers.

One of Sky’s first investments was Roku, a leading streaming platform, which helped Sky to launch their Now TV product which offers a more flexible choice for consumers to watch the best of PayTV content.

Read more about Sky’s approach here: startups.sky.com

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Image courtesy of SVC2UK CEO Summit 2015.

This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 644104.

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