The Bristol-based king of tech innovation, YellowDog, has been shortlisted in two sought after categories in the prestigious Tech TrailBlazers global awards; Cloud and Firestarter.
Public voting has opened for the start-up pup and YellowDog are hoping to gain the most votes in order to be crowned tech royalty in this year’s annual awards. The Tech Trailblazers awards recognise tech innovation and entrepreneurial excellence, with YellowDog being selected due to their innovative platform that harnesses and monetises under-utilised computer power for fast CGI and animation rendering services.
The Cloud Trailblazer award goes to technical wizards finding innovative solutions using cloud and is only open to companies that are less than 6 years old. YellowDog uses cloud-sourced computer power, using suppliers such as Oracle’s Bare Metal, and re-packages it into render services. This enables CGI, VR and 3D animators to deliver computer renders faster than ever before, with the ability to spin up to 168,000 cores – enough to help with the biggest and most complex jobs. The fact the rendering is fixed price is an innovation in the market, helping customers to control their costs.
The Firestarter Trailblazer award is dedicated recognition to those enterprises younger than 2 years old, that are showing huge potential in the tech world and who are still securing funding from VC’s. YellowDog have seen a surge of growth from their start-up launched in 2015, recently announcing that they have now activated over 500 customers around the globe in just 12 months having raised £1.2 million by the last funding round.
Commenting on being a finalist, Gareth Williams, Founder and Managing Director at YellowDog, said:
“YellowDog is eager to make its mark by revolutionising the on-demand computer market for power hungry rendering applications. We’re thrilled our innovative solutions have been be recognised and shortlisted in the global awards and, alongside many inspiring leaders in the industry. But we want to win so we’re calling out to everyone that knows YellowDog to take a couple of seconds and vote for us so we can bring the trophies home. We wish everyone luck and may the best dog win!”
YellowDog has already been recognised for their revolutionary and disruptive approach to super computer power with a reputable award from Oracle under their collar, the Platform Innovation award as part of Oracle’s Excellence awards.
All of the finalists will be judged by an esteemed panel of judges as well as public voting. For more details about Tech Trailblazers award categories, visit the Tech Trailblazer site here.
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