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A Revolutionary Idea…

In late 2014, Gareth Williams pondered whether computer processors could be put to use whilst their owners slept, inspired by SETI: an organisation that searched for extra-terrestrial life.  He wondered whether millions of processing cores could be harnessed to give companies access to limitless compute. From this idea, exploring the problems that this technology could solve, YellowDog was born.

YellowDog was launched in January 2015; today, YellowDog is serving customers in over 45 countries. It works with an extensive partner network across the globe. It is accelerating complex processes in Financial Services, CGI, and Aerospace using the only platform of its kind for hybrid and multi-cloud management.

September 2019

YellowDog ranked as Top 100 Employer by Escape the City

June 2019

2,000 Users signed up to the YellowDog platform

January 2019

£2.5 Million Investment secured to accelerate growth of CGI and Financial Services products.

December 2018

Rendered multiple episodes for the major YouTube Originals Production: Sherwood. Supporting Giant Animation in Dublin, Ireland.

July 2018

Moved offices to Runway East, Bristol having outgrown its space several times in The Engine Shed.

March 2018

Launched its scheduling and orchestration platform for Financial Services

February 2018

Rendered its second feature film; supporting LIPSYNC Post Production for 'Show Dogs.'

January 2018

Rendered its first feature film in Maya and Redshift for Canadian based, nGenious.

December 2017

Raised £1.6m led by Bloc Ventures

September 2017

1,000 users in over 30 countries worldwide signed up as customers to YellowDog's cloud render platform

April 2016

Investment of £630K secured from Angel Investors

November 2016

Became the first cloud platform to officially support Redshift Render Engine for a Christmas Short Film produced by Blue Zoo Animation.

November 2015

Launched its first product to market: the Cloud Render Platform for CGI

May 2015

Closed first Seed round of £150,000 funding and started growing desk space in The Engine Shed

March 2015

Joined SETsqaured: the global #1 University Business Incubator

January 2015

YellowDog is founded by Gareth Williams

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