Richard H Harris

Richard is a hands-on, technology entrepreneur with a track record of building and transforming early-stage technology companies such as Ensygnia, Authenticon, Swivel Secure, Mobix, SAVortex, Clearswift and Tumbleweed. As Chief Executive and Founder of Ensygnia, Richard developed and patented a visual alternative to NFC called Onescan. Ensygnia’s Onescan technology enables a consumer to go from looking to buying in under 10s from first contact – including new customers! At the Mobile World Congress 2013 Ensygnia were proud to be one of just six finalists chosen to pitch and demonstrate their innovation. Ensygnia’s Onescan, an alternative to NFC, was voted and confirmed by Sensum as one of the innovations most likely to have the greatest impact on the mobile industry over the next ten years! In Q2 2013 Ensygnia closed a $3.3m pre-revenue, seed round in the UK. Backers include Wayra, Rhoddy Swire (of Pantheon Ventures – investing personally), Irongate Capital, Sauncy Capital and Jesus College Cambridge as well as the founders and management team. Ensygnia is accelerated by Wayra, the Telefonica / O2 Academy London. 2013 Cohort. Previously at Mobix he personally led the development of an innovative and patented authenticated telephony solution for the banking and financial services industry. The solution, Authenticall, was sold to Swivel Secure after just 18 months and saw Richard being named Digital Entrepreneur of the Year for Security Innovation in 2010. As CEO of Swivel Secure, a security company, in under a year he grew revenues from £2m to £2.5m, launching a re-brand, new voice and Cloud solutions. In his spare time, as well as enjoying Ceroc & Scuba, he mentors Carly Ward founder of The Young Entrepreneur Society and is an active campaigner for the rights of vulnerable adults and mental health issues working with Zacchaeus 2000 Trust and Mental Health Research UK. Also enjoys mucking around with molten glass, composing music, painting and digital art. Richard has a degree in Theoretical Physics from London University and is a member of the Institute of Directors.

#POS printer market leader @StarMicronics showcases @EnsygniaLtd Onescan partnership @rbtexpo #RBTE2014 11-12 MAR Stand 310

Retail Business Technology Expo (RBTE) in London 11th-12th March 2014 The Onescan team from Ensygnia will be at Retail Business Technology Expo (RBTE) on 11th-12th March in London, we are joining our partners Star Micronics on stand 310 and welcome the opportunity to meet you and show you Onescan and discuss the impact this exciting new application …

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Fast growing digital firm @EnsygniaLtd selected for UK 2014 @digitalmission to New York backed by @UKTI (London)

Digital Mission is a series of trade missions organized by Chinwag for UK-based small and medium sized firms operating in the digital sector. The missions support UK digital companies to expand internationally, understand foreign markets, attract investment, find partners and develop business relationships. The fifth Digital Mission to NYC took place from the 17th – …

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#Interview @EnsygniaLtd HT @mobileworldlive @WayraUk @tefdigital @Telegraph #mobile #money not #NFC

Click here to watch: Mobile World Live Interview with Richard H Harris from Ensygnia Early this year Ensygnia was selected to speak at Rising Stars, Founders Forum’s showcase for the hottest new start-ups, held this year in New York City.  As a result we had The Telegraph saying British company, Ensygnia, has developed what could be …

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Great day for my #startup @EnsygniaLtd – some incredible people join our advisory board. HT @WayraUk @Tefdigital

Great day for my #startup @EnsygniaLtd – some incredible people join our advisory board. HT @WayraUk @Tefdigital Ensygnia, the mobile payments company backed by Telefonica’s technology start-up accelerator Wayra, today announced the first round of appointments to its Advisory Board. Announcing the appointments, Chairman of the Advisory Board, Neira Jones – a partner with Accourt …

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Ensygnia – Frictionless Commerce

Onescan is a visual alternative to NFC that works online, in-store and on the move.  It turns any screen into a Point of Sale allowing customers to purchase in under 10 seconds.  Even brand new ones! Instant new customers, speed to checkout, real-time loyalty, coupon redemption, stock optimisation, floor-space reduction, increased sales associate efficiency are just …

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IDM Knowledge and Network: Bringing Entrepreneurship into Company Life – Panel Discussion

Check out “IDM Knowledge and Network: Bringing Entrepreneurship into Company Life – Panel Discussion” on #Vimeo Full video presentation: Panel debate – Wayra Academy, London. Paul Cash F IDM, The Real Paul Cash Ltd, Vikki Morgan, Head of Community, TMW and Richard H Harris, CEO & Co-Founder, Ensygnia. Chaired by Sarah Evans Dip IDM, M IDM, …

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