5. Virti Virti treats employees like high-performance athletes, using high-tech AI, VR and gamification training simulations to improve workforce performance. Helena Young December 15, 2021 2 min read About us Startups was founded over 20 years ago by a multi-time entrepreneur. Today, our expert team of writers, researchers, and editors work to provide our 4 million readers with useful tips and information, as well as running award-winning campaigns. Founder: Alexander YoungFounded: 2018Website: virti.comTech startups usually sound pretty futuristic, but Virti really does seem like something out of a sci-fi novel.Started by trauma and orthopaedic surgeon Alex Young, the idea grew out of his personal medical training experience and the paradoxical need for safe, controlled assessment in an authentic learning session.So, Young created Virti. Using virtual and augmented reality, coupled with AI, Virti brings users into difficult to access environments and securely assesses them under pressure to improve their performance and patient safety. Virti brings users into difficult to access environments and securely assesses them under pressure to improve their performance and patient safety Barely three years old, this startup has achieved unprecedented growth over the past year. In 2020-2021 Virti grew revenues by almost 1000%, tripled its team size and closed a £7.3m Series A investment in a highly competitive round.In recognition of this achievement, Virti was named one of TIME Magazine's Best Inventions in 2020, and the system is currently being used for physician training and patient education, including by the NHS. However, Virti also has early customers in oil and gas, aviation and corporate training, demonstrating its future scale potential beyond healthcare markets. Virti was named one of TIME Magazine's Best Inventions in 2020 As with any of our top 100, it’s not all about the figures (impressive as they undeniably are). Virti also stepped up during the COVID-19 pandemic to provide free COVID-19 training across the NHS and in the US, receiving approval from Health Education England – the first ever VR/AR company to do so.Virti has proven its worth in the healthcare training market. Now, we can’t wait to watch them turn their VR dream into a cross-sector reality.. What Does Your Business Need Help With? Project Planning Creating a Website Business Loan Business Bank Account Get Started Startups.co.uk can help your business succeed At Startups.co.uk, we're here to help small UK businesses to get started, grow and succeed. As well as rounding up some of the biggest success stories in our annual Startups 100 list, we have resources to help new businesses get off the ground. Share this post facebook twitter linkedin Helena Young Lead Writer Helena is Lead Writer at Startups. As resident people and premises expert, she's an authority on topics such as business energy, office and coworking spaces, and project management software.With a background in PR and marketing, Helena also manages the Startups 100 Index and is passionate about giving early-stage startups a platform to boost their brands. From interviewing Wetherspoon's boss Tim Martin to spotting data-led working from home trends, her insight has been featured by major trade publications including the ICAEW, and news outlets like the BBC, ITV News, Daily Express, and HuffPost UK.