rais Selected for MassChallenge UK 2016 Accelerator

Joins 100 of the most high-impact startups from around the world

Today rais, one of the country’s leading customer conversion platforms for ecommerce, announced it has been selected to join MassChallenge UK, the most startup-friendly accelerator on the planet. One of 100 startups participating out of an incredibly competitive applicant pool, rais will have access to mentorship, office space, and a vast network of experienced entrepreneurs, corporate partners, and investors.

Will Young, founder of rais, said, “We're excited to have been chosen to join MassChallenge UK. Full of creative businesses people, MassChallenge UK has worked with some incredible individuals and businesses alike, helping them to kick-start the next phase in their development. Linking up with the team will help us to develop our strategy, focus for future investment plans and hone our business development skills over the coming 12 months.”

“Our second cohort in the UK is a truly amazing group of startups with incredible potential with the ability and ideas to change the world,” said Diane Perlman, MassChallenge CMO. “We are grateful to our engaged global community of alumni, mentors, and partners provide the support and access that early-stage startups need to be successful.”

MassChallenge UK has true global reach. Boasting accelerators in Boston, London, Jerusalem, Lausanne and Mexico City, being part of the challenge is an invaluable opportunity for all businesses.

This year’s MassChallenge UK class was selected from more than 1,000 applicants across a diverse range of industries and geographies, including 69 countries. The accelerator programme will culminate on December 1, 2016, at the MassChallenge UK Awards Ceremony, where entrepreneurs will pitch their startups with the chance to win up to £50,000 in individual awards with no equity taken.

The predictive CRM experts have big plans for the future. Already securing incredible investment from some of the country’s most well-known businesspeople, this new development will allow them to push forward plans from a more strategic point of view on a much bigger scale.

To find out more about rais and how their predictive CRM and analytics platform is built to help retailers and ecommerce businesses nurture existing customers, visit www.rais.io

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About Rais:

rais (pronounced raise, and an acronym for retain, acquire, interpret, sell) is an online subscribed data driven predictive customer analysis, segmentation and CRM tool used to deliver efficient personalised marketing solutions for businesses that lack the time and specialist resource to do so themselves.

About MassChallenge:

MassChallenge is the most startup-friendly accelerator on the planet. No equity and not-for-profit, we are obsessed with helping entrepreneurs across all industries. We also reward the highest-impact startups through a competition to win a portion of several million dollars in equity-free cash awards. Through our global network of accelerators in Boston, the UK, Israel, Switzerland, and Mexico, and unrivaled access to our corporate partners, we can have a massive impact - driving growth and creating value the world over. To date, 835 MassChallenge alumni have raised over £1 billion, generated over £440 million in revenue, and created over 50,000 jobs. For more information, please visit masschallenge.org.

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