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Transforming pet care through the use of technology

One of the UK’s most exciting vet-tech start-ups, Vet-AI is an excellent example of how Nexus is supporting regional businesses to grow.

This fast-growing, disruptive start-up in the digital veterinary sector has won numerous awards including Top 5 B2B start-up in Europe (TechCrunch/Google). It has also been identified as a Tech Nation Rising Star and since February 2020, its app has gained over 50,000 users. Vet-AI has secured £2.3m in funding to date and now employ over 50 clinical experts and have a team of 75.

Nexus’ strategic approach to working with Vet-AI has helped to generate substantial benefits for both the business and the University of Leeds. Through offering seamless access to skills and talent across the University, Vet-AI has recruited three MSc students to re-design the company’s flagship app.

The business has also taken advantage of Nexus’ connections with world-leading academics, which led to the recently formed Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) which promises to revolutionise the pet healthcare industry through integrating AI into new products.

Our support has helped the company invest £300,000 into local R&D projects over the past 12 months. Further plans exist for Vet-AI to collaborate with the University to strengthen their ambition of going global, with Australia, the US, Europe and Asia identified.

The Vet-AI team in the Nexus building
Nexus is the best place to grow a tech business in the region, because it bridges the important gap between vision, industry and academic validation with the University of Leeds. With Nexus, we are able to take our technology and gain the required support to turn it into a global business.