Screach: A Part of Tech Britain

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A few months ago, we got a visit from Doug and Shaun from TechBritain.

For those of you that haven’t come across the project before, it’s the brainchild of two startup founders that decided to get a flavour of the bubbling tech communities springing up around the country.

Doug Ward and Shaun Gibson travelled up to Newcastle by Megabus to meet founders making a splash in Newcastle, a journey which took them to Screach’s offices in Hoults Yard.

In this video chat, Paul Rawlings and Sam Morton chat to Doug about Screach’s ambitions, working in America, the role of the government and the tech scene in the North East.

Screach on Tour: Report from the road

For the next couple of weeks, ScreachTV is going to be on the road.

We’re taking part in EmpowerLive, a series of seven roadshows organised by Enterprise Inns. The idea is to allow publicans across the country to talk to interesting suppliers, and find out the new and exciting products that could make their pub stand out from the crowd.

This week, we’ll be hitting Ashton Gate Stadium in Bristol on Tuesday and Birmingham’s National Motorcycle Museum on Thursday. The roadshow arrives at Wembley Stadium on April 30 and in Bolton on May 2, before finishing up Exeter Rugby Club on May 9.

So far, Screach’s trusty van has wound its way to Donington Park and Elland Road, the home of Leeds United. We asked Screach’s Georgia Rakusen for a quick report…

Introducing Version 3.3

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If you’ve updated your phone apps in the last few days, you might have noticed that Screach has undergone a bit of a makeover…

Screach3.3Screach version 3.3 is now available for iPhone and Android, and we’ve been focusing on making it as simple as possible for Screach users to get stuck into some fun experiences, whether they’re on the bus, at home or in a pub.

Screach’s chief technology officer David Challener says:

“We’ve made some changes to the interface, and the main purpose has been to simplify it down to some core features. We’ve made the app very simple so that people can get an idea of what it is straight away. The profile page is much clearer, we’ve redesigned the offers and we’ve focused on just having the four screens for now.”

Screach at Licensed Trade International

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In the space of a couple of days, we’ve met a lot of people, hung out at a supercar bar, and made cocktails live on stage.

And there’s still a couple of hours to go.

Yesterday and today, the folk from Screach made the short hop to The Sage in Gateshead for Licensed Trade International, a trade show featuring some big names in leisure and hospitality.

ScreachTV on tour

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Have you seen ScreachTV in action yet?

Well, there’s a pretty good chance that we’re passing your way in the next few weeks.

After a busy week on Tyneside, we’re packing our overnight bags and our equipment and heading around the UK to meet some of the people who make the pub industry tick.

Big news for ScreachTV

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It’s been a busy last few months, but we were pleased to be able to announce this week that we’ve raised $2.5m to really push ScreachTV in the UK and beyond.

As reported in The Next Web, Sixteen:Nine and others, we’ve got funding from Northstar Ventures, Hotspur Capital Partners and other strategic investors to accelerate the rollout of ScreachTV across pubs and bars around the country. We’ll also be keeping an eye on other markets too.