Queen Mary Innovation

QMI Entrepreneur Receives Royal Recognition

Dr Joushua Reiss, co-founder of QMI portfolio company, MixGenius and QMUL scientist, attended a prestigious reception hosted by Her Majesty the Queen at Buckingham Palace on Monday 9 June to recognise the growing potential of UK tech start-ups.

18 June 2014

Dr Joushua Reiss, co-founder of QMI portfolio company, MixGenius and QMUL scientist, attended a prestigious reception hosted by Her Majesty the Queen at Buckingham Palace on Monday 9 June to recognise the growing potential of UK tech start-ups.

The Royal reception showcased products from over 350 of the UK’s most successful and promising companies and organisations like Raspberry pi, Bristol OC Robotics and Intelligent Textiles. 

Dr Reiss said: “I was honoured to be invited to Buckingham Palace. It was thrilling and inspiring to meet Her Majesty the Queen, HRH Prince Philip, and Prince William, Duke of Cambridge. I was especially impressed by the Royal Family’s keen interest in, and support for, the UK technology industry.”

MixGenius secured 1.5million Canadian dollars in September 2013 to accelerate its capacity to support musicians to achieve professional sound quality without using a sound engineer. More recently, they have secured additional funding and launched LandR, an online automatic music mastering service, which has gained over 10,000 users in the first three months. The financial boost from venture capitalists and Angel investors has helped to grow the company and there are now 30 staff based in their offices in Montreal, including three graduates from QMUL. 

The research from Queen Mary was originally supported by Queen Mary Innovation Ltd; TandemLaunch Technologies, which acts as an incubator for early-stage technologies; the Royal Academy of Engineering and a grant from the European Commission called DigiBIC.

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