The World Economic Forum announced its selection of the 100 most promising Technology Pioneers of 2021 – companies that are shaping industries from healthcare to retail and many more.
This year’s cohort includes representation from 26 economies on six continents with reach far beyond traditional tech hubs like Silicon Valley.
LiveLike partners with the world’s top media companies and sports organziations to transform passive audiences into engaged communities.
New York, 15 June, 2021 – LiveLike, which partners with the world’s top media companies and sports organizations to transform passive audiences into engaged communities, was selected among hundreds of candidates as one of the World Economic Forum’s “Technology Pioneers”. The way we consume sports and entertainment is changing. Today’s fan does not just sit back and watch – they participate, engage, and create. As a result, there are more opportunities than ever to tap into current trends and own the consumer experience. Through its audience engagement platform, LiveLike is enabling its sports and media partners to do just that, while taking lessons learned from its work in live sports and entertainment to expand into new industries.
The World Economic Forum’s Technology Pioneers are early to growth-stage companies from around the world that are involved in the use of new technologies and innovation that are poised to have a significant impact on business and society.
“We’re excited to welcome LiveLike to our 2021 cohort of Technology Pioneers,” says Susan Nesbitt, Head of the Global Innovators Community, World Economic Forum.
“LiveLike and its fellow pioneers are developing technologies that can help society solve some of its most pressing issues. We look forward to their contribution to the World Economic Forum in its commitment to improving the state of the world.”
“Audience behavior has permanently shifted around watching, interacting and connecting to each other through streaming content, and there is no going back. Being a part of the World Economic Forum, we have an opportunity to take what we have learned from building new fan engagement experiences with our sports and entertainment partners, to discover applications for our technology in new industries,” said LiveLike Co-founder and CEO Miheer Walavalkar. “Being acknowledged as a pioneer by the World Economic Forum validates the vision and hard work of our wonderful team, and it is an honor for our company as we continue to expand.”
For the first time in the community’s history, over 30% of the cohort are led by women. The firms also come from regions all around the world, extending their community far beyond Silicon Valley. This year’s cohort includes start-ups from 26 countries, with UAE, El Salvador, Ethiopia and Zimbabwe represented for the first time.
The diversity of these companies extends to their innovations as well. 2021 Tech Pioneer firms are shaping the future by advancing technologies such as AI, IoT, robotics, blockchain, biotechnology and many more. The full list of Technology Pioneers can be found here.
Technology Pioneers have been selected based on the community’s selection criteria, which includes innovation, impact and leadership as well as the company’s relevance with the World Economic Forum’s Platforms.
LiveLike partners with the world’s top media companies and sports organizations to transform passive audiences into engaged communities. LiveLike has connected audiences to the biggest live events globally, including the Super Bowl, FIFA World Cup, NBA Playoffs, French Open, European soccer and more. It empowers its partners to create interactive viewing experiences by enhancing their platforms with features such as watch parties and gamification, helping them attract younger audiences, increase session lengths and improve retention, resulting in new monetization opportunities. Partners include leading media companies and sports organizations, from Canal+, FloSports, FOX, nugs.net, Sky Group and WarnerMedia to the Golden State Warriors, LaLiga, NASCAR and the NBA among others. For more information, visit www.livelike.com.
About World Economic Forum
The World Economic Forum, committed to improving the state of the world, is the International Organization for Public-Private Cooperation. The Forum engages the foremost political, business and other leaders of society to shape global, regional and industry agendas. (www.weforum.org).
About the Technology Pioneers
The World Economic Forum believes that innovation is critical to the future well-being of society and to driving economic growth. Launched in 2000, the Technology Pioneer community is composed of early to growth-stage companies from around the world that are involved in the design, development and deployment of new technologies and innovations, and are poised to have a significant impact on business and society.
The World Economic Forum provides the Technology Pioneers community with a platform to engage with the public- and private-sector leaders and to contribute new solutions to overcome the current crisis and build future resiliency.