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.

Ensygnia completes $3.3M seed funding, Telefonica on board | Mobile World Live

See on Scoop.it – Ensygnia UK start-up Ensygnia, a mobile payments company pitching itself as the “visual equivalent of NFC”, has closed its final seed-funding round. Richard H Harris‘s insight: Great news for UK start-ups.  It is possible to complete a large seed round here, rather than the valley. See on www.mobileworldlive.com

Ensygnia secures $3.3m in seed funding

Ensygnia has just closed a $3.3m pre-revenue, seed round in the UK. Backers include Wayra the Telefonica / O2 accelerator, Rhoddy Swire (of Pantheon Ventures – investing personally), Irongate Capital, Sancy Capital and Jesus College Cambridge as well as other investors, the founders and management team. The round was 9.96% oversubscribed. Richard H Harris, CEO …

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REPOST: It isn’t suicide, it’s murder: Part 2 – Too close to home: Langford man hounded to death over council tax dispute

REPOST: It isn’t suicide, it’s murder: Part 2 – Too close to home: Langford man hounded to death over council tax dispute. Extract: I’M BRINGING THIS POST — originally published 18th Feb 2012 — back to the top because Peter’s tragic story has now made the national news as the inquest into his death is at last underway. …

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Presenting at the Mobile World Congress 2013

It’s been a while since I’ve presented to 1500 people and it was really great to see the connection with the audience as a real metric. I’m proud to say Ensygnia was one of just six finalists chosen to pitch and demonstrate our innovation, OneScan, at the Mobile World Congress #MWC13. We were voted and …

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17 tech start ups chosen for support by Telefonica’s accelerator academy Wayra

See on Scoop.it – Ensygnia 17 tech start-ups have been chosen by Telefonica’s accelerator academy Wayra which will see them each receive to €40,000 in funding to… Richard H Harris‘s insight: Wayra is a wonderful family of bright, motivated and helpful people and Enygnia is proud to have been selected to be part of it! …

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