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383

Birmingham, UK

Founded

2006

Employees

42

Ownership

Independent

Notable Clients

Hilton, Jaguar Landrover, Volkswagen Financial Services

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Above Agency

Malmö, Stockholm, San Francisco, Shenzhen

Founded

2017

Employees

80

Ownership

Independent

Notable Clients

IKEA, Google, SONOS

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Founded

2018

Employees

1-6

Ownership

Independent

Notable Clients

Diageo, Open University, BP

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AKQA

29 studios globally including London and New York

Founded

1994

Employees

2,500

Ownership

Part of WPP

Notable Clients

Nike, Siemens, Netflix, Rolls-Royce Motor Cars

Founded

2018

Employees

3

Ownership

Independent

Notable Clients

Siemens AG, CBRE, E.ON

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antedote

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San Francisco, New York, London

Founded

2012

Employees

15

Ownership

Privately owned

Notable Clients

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Applied Innovation Exchange

London, Tel Aviv, Mumbai, Melbourne, Paris, San Francisco & more

Founded

2016

Employees

130

Ownership

Part of Capgemini

Notable Clients

John Lewis, HSBC & Rugby Sevens

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Appnovation Technologies

Atlanta, Boston, Cardiff, Ghent, Hong Kong, Houston, London, Montreal, New York, Philadelphia, Saint John, San Francisco, Utrecht, Vancouver

Founded

2007

Employees

337

Ownership

Corporation

Notable Clients

Boehringer Ingelheim, KPN & Alpro

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Axel Springer hy

Berlin, Germany

Founded

2017

Employees

49

Ownership

Axel Springer subsidiary

Notable Clients

Airbus, Beiersdorf, Lufthansa Technik

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Baracoda

Paris, New York, Hong Kong, Warsaw, Philippines

Founded

2002

Employees

220

Ownership

Independent

Notable Clients

Colgate, Wella

Founded

2008

Employees

50

Ownership

50% owned by BAS Brand Identity

Notable Clients

Volvo, Sandvik, Stora Enso

BC Team Coaching ‘s logo

BC Team Coaching

Dublin, Republic of Ireland

Founded

2017

Employees

2.5

Ownership

Independent

Notable Clients

Microsoft; Optomed; Zymvol

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BCG Digital Ventures

Manhattan Beach, London, New York, Berlin, Tokyo, Shanghai & Sydney

Founded

2014

Employees

1500

Ownership

Home-made (BCG)

Notable Clients

Not disclosed

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Beta-i

Lisbon, São Paulo

Founded

2009

Employees

50

Ownership

Independent

Notable Clients

Novartis, AmBev, EDP

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Bionic

New York & San Francisco

Founded

2013

Employees

55

Ownership

Independent

Notable Clients

Citi, P&G, AB InBev

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BMI Lab

Zurich, Munich

Founded

2013

Employees

10

Ownership

Spin off from the University of St.Gallen

Notable Clients

ABB, Covestro, Bosch

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Board of Innovation

Showcase

Operate from offices in New York, Amsterdam, Antwerp, and Singapore. Our diverse team is made up of more than 15 nationalities with a variety of unique perspectives and expertise.

Founded

2009

Employees

65

Ownership

Independent

Notable Clients

Health/life sciences (Roche, Novartis), banking/finance (ING, NN), heavy industry (GE, Lafarge Holcim), FMCG/retail (Danone, Estée Lauder), telco (Liberty Global, Telnor), mobility/aviation (KLM, Volkswagen), and more. See more client cases.

Founded

2019

Employees

10

Ownership

Independent

Notable Clients

Private

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Bundl

Antwerpen & Amsterdam

Founded

2008

Employees

33

Ownership

Independent

Notable Clients

BNP Paribas, HSBC, Asics

Founded

2016

Employees

10

Ownership

Independent

Notable Clients

Amundi, Nationwide Building Society, Akbank

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Byld

Madrid, Barcelona

Founded

2018

Employees

9

Ownership

Independent

Notable Clients

Coca-Cola, Porsche and Ferrovial

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CDILabs

Turin, Paris, Munich

Founded

2016

Employees

10

Ownership

A part of Collège des Ingénieurs

Notable Clients

FCA, CNHi, SNAM, GRIMALDI Group

Founded

2018

Employees

5

Ownership

Independent

Notable Clients

Bayer, MetLife, Startup Lithuania

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CI&T

18 offices worldwide

Founded

1995

Employees

2700+

Ownership

Independent

Notable Clients

Google, Invesco, Johnson & Johnson

Founded

2018

Employees

16

Ownership

Independent

Notable Clients

Pollinate, GoCardless, Xero

Founded

2017

Employees

10

Ownership

Independent

Notable Clients

Vodafone, Adidas, Go-Ahead Group

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Creaholic

Biel/Bienne (Switzerland)

Founded

1986

Employees

60

Ownership

Independent

Notable Clients

TetraPak, Swisscom, Ypsomed

Founded

2015

Employees

16

Ownership

Independent

Notable Clients

Idinvest – BpiFrance - BlackRock

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Designit

Copenhagen (HQ), Aarhus, Barcelona, Bengaluru, Berlin, Lima, London, Madrid, Medellín, Melbourne, Munich, New York, Oslo, San Francisco, Stockholm, Sydney, Tel Aviv & Tokyo

Founded

1991

Employees

550

Ownership

Acquired by Wipro in 2015

Notable Clients

Eviation, Lufthansa, Smartmatic

Founded

2013

Employees

10

Ownership

Independent

Notable Clients

Google, HomeCredit Bank, Kaspersky Lab, Philipp Morris, Yandex

Founded

2006

Employees

500

Ownership

Acquired by Accenture in October 2019

Notable Clients

HBO, Google, Amazon

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Edenspiekerman

Berlin, Amsterdam, LA, Chicago, Singapore

Founded

1980

Employees

95

Ownership

N/A

Notable Clients

Elsevier, ING, Faraday

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Eli5

Amsterdam, London

Founded

2014

Employees

15

Ownership

Independent

Notable Clients

ING Bank, Total Energy, Pacmed

Founded

2011

Employees

40

Ownership

N/A

Notable Clients

Spotify, Google, Mastercard

Etch Horizon‘s logo

Etch Horizon

London, Provence, Remote

Founded

2000

Employees

55

Ownership

Independent

Notable Clients

Quilter, Google, McKinsey

etventure‘s logo

etventure

Berlin, Hamburg, Munich, Stuttgart & Zurich

Founded

2010

Employees

184

Ownership

Acquired by EY in 2017

Notable Clients

Klöckner & Co. SE, Lafarge Holcim, Lufthansa

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Fahrenheit 212

Atlanta, New York, Los Angeles, London, Stockholm, Paris & Munich

Founded

2002

Employees

150

Ownership

Acquired by Capgemini Invent in 2016

Notable Clients

Advent International, Bain Capital, Coca Cola

Founded

2020

Employees

15

Ownership

Independent

Notable Clients

Engel & Volkers

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Fjord

Atlanta, Auckland, Austin, Berlin, Canberra, Chicago, Copenhagen, Dubai, Dublin, Helsinki, Johannesburg & London

Founded

2001

Employees

1200

Ownership

Acquired by Accenture in 2013

Notable Clients

NatWest, Unilever, Velux

Founded

2011

Employees

88

Ownership

Entered a strategic partnership with Bain & Co in 2019

Notable Clients

Atkins, Lloyds, Ada

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Fluyd

Vitória, Espírito Santo, Brazil

Founded

2019

Employees

5

Ownership

Independent

Notable Clients

ArcelorMittal, Oppen Social, Netcon Americas

Founded

2013

Employees

40

Ownership

Independent

Notable Clients

Facebook, BP, Unilever

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FoundersLane

London, Berlin, Cologne

Founded

2016

Employees

100

Ownership

Independent

Notable Clients

Vattenfall, Baloise, La Poste

Frog‘s logo

Frog

London, New York City, San Francisco, Paris, Madrid, Milan, Munich, Malmö, Boston, Austin, Shanghai, Bangalore, Gurgaon, Mexico City

Founded

1969

Employees

538

Ownership

Acquired by Capgemini in 2019

Notable Clients

Equinor, American Dental Association

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Frontira

Berlin, Salzburg, Budapest

Founded

2008

Employees

31

Ownership

Independent

Notable Clients

Mastercard, Vodafone, A1

Founded

2019

Employees

1

Ownership

Independent

Notable Clients

BNP, GRDF, GERME

Founded

2021

Employees

5

Ownership

Independent

Notable Clients

Holland & Barrett, Avon, Rank Group

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GAN

Denver, Colorado, USA

Founded

2010

Employees

14

Ownership

Independent

Notable Clients

Estée Lauder, Enel, and Cargill

GELLIFY‘s logo

GELLIFY

Milan, Bologna, Barcelona, Dubai

Founded

2017

Employees

77

Ownership

Independent

Notable Clients

BBVA, Engie, FCA

Gemic‘s logo

Gemic

New York, Berlin, Helsinki & Toronto

Founded

2008

Employees

43

Ownership

Independent

Notable Clients

P&G, Samsung, Ford

Founded

2013

Employees

12

Ownership

Part of the Russian Venture Company (state fund of funds)

Notable Clients

PepsiCo, Michelin, Unilever

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GOOINN

London, Istanbul, Berlin

Founded

2015

Employees

7

Ownership

Independent

Notable Clients

ING, Unilever, Bayer, Vodafone, Ford

Founded

2009

Employees

12

Ownership

Independent

Notable Clients

Kaspersky, X5 Retail Group, Startup Estonia, Yandex

Founded

2019

Employees

1

Ownership

Independent

Notable Clients

Founded

2020

Employees

7

Ownership

Independent

Notable Clients

PwC & undisclosed

Happen‘s logo

Happen

London, New York & Amsterdam

Founded

2007

Employees

50

Ownership

Acquired by Accenture in April 2019

Notable Clients

M&S, Tesco, Heineken

Founded

2011

Employees

17

Ownership

Independent

Notable Clients

ArianeGroup, Airbus and Bpifrance

Hellon‘s logo

Hellon

Showcase

London & Helsinki

Founded

2009

Employees

45

Ownership

Independent

Notable Clients

Vodafone, City of Helsinki, Finnair, Lidl, Hyundai Motor Company, Volkswagen, HSBC

Founded

2011

Employees

35

Ownership

Independent

Notable Clients

Audible, Snoop, Tonik Energy

Highline Beta‘s logo

Highline Beta

Toronto, Vancouver, Montreal, Chicago, New York

Founded

2016

Employees

30

Ownership

Independent

Notable Clients

AB InBev, RBC, Intuit

Idean‘s logo

Idean

Singapore, London, Oslo, Bergen, Stavanger, Helsinki, Tampere, Stockholm, Malmö, Brussels, The Netherlands, Paris, Montpellier, Barcelona, Madrid, Valencia, Austin, San Francisco, Philadelphia, Sydney, Melbourne

Founded

1999

Employees

~750

Ownership

Owned by Capgemini

Notable Clients

Three, British Gas, 23andMe

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IDEO

Showcase

Palo Alto, London, New York, Tokyo, Munich, San Francisco, Cambridge (MA), Chicago & Shanghai

Founded

1978

Employees

750

Ownership

Acquired by Kyu in 2016

Notable Clients

Apple, IKEA, Planned Parenthood

Founded

2011

Employees

20

Ownership

Independent

Notable Clients

Santander, Galp, Bimbo

Founded

2008

Employees

15

Ownership

independent

Notable Clients

Vodafone, Microsoft, BMW/Mini

Founded

2015

Employees

31

Ownership

Independent

Notable Clients

Microsoft, Lufthansa, Migros

Innoleaps‘s logo

Innoleaps

Amsterdam, New York, Milan, Melbourne, Cape Town

Founded

2013

Employees

75

Ownership

Independent

Notable Clients

Nestle, Friesland Campina, Shell

Innovation Copilots‘s logo

Innovation Copilots

Amsterdam, Paris, Shanghai

Founded

2007

Employees

6

Ownership

Independent

Notable Clients

Thalès, Merck, Airbus

INQA‘s logo

INQA

Amsterdam, Athens

Founded

2020

Employees

15

Ownership

Independent

Notable Clients

Zeelandia

Ipsos Strategy3‘s logo

Ipsos Strategy3

London, New York, Paris, Shanghai, Beijing, Chicago, Austin, Hong Kong & others.

Founded

2015

Employees

200

Ownership

Home-made (Ipsos)

Notable Clients

McDonald’s, Foot Locker, HSBC

Isobar‘s logo

Isobar

85 locations across 45 markets globally

Founded

2004

Employees

6500

Ownership

Part of Dentsu Aegis Network

Notable Clients

Adidas, Enterprise, P&G

Founded

2016

Employees

5

Ownership

Independent

Notable Clients

SMBC Aviation Leasing, Viva Air, Shannon Group

Founded

2017

Employees

5

Ownership

Independent

Notable Clients

Swiss Life, Linde Group, Takeda Pharmaceuticals

L Marks‘s logo

L Marks

London, Manchester, Ohio, New York

Founded

2014

Employees

30

Ownership

Independent

Notable Clients

BMW, Lloyd’s, Sumitomo

Leapsight‘s logo

Leapsight

London, Buenos Aires

Founded

2010

Employees

30

Ownership

Independent

Notable Clients

Avon, Coca-Cola, Lo/Jack

Founded

2008

Employees

11

Ownership

Independent

Notable Clients

John Lewis, PayPoint, Kuoni

Founded

2009

Employees

20

Ownership

Independent

Notable Clients

Sanofi, Schmidt Futures, NASA

Mach49‘s logo

Mach49

San Franscisco

Founded

2013

Employees

56

Ownership

Independent

Notable Clients

JetBlue, Pernod Ricard, Intel

Founded

2007

Employees

70

Ownership

Independent

Notable Clients

Carlsberg, Finnair, Skype

Market Gravity‘s logo

Market Gravity

London, New York, Hong Kong

Founded

2009

Employees

100

Ownership

Owned by Deloitte

Notable Clients

Studio B, Davies Group, Boots

Mind the Bridge‘s logo

Mind the Bridge

London, San Francisco, Barcelona, Brussels, Pavia & Cagliari

Founded

2007

Employees

39

Ownership

Independent

Notable Clients

Not disclosed

Founded

2019

Employees

10

Ownership

Independent

Notable Clients

The Francis Crick Institute, Stevenage Bioscience Catalyst, The Alan Turing Institute

Monday‘s logo

Monday

Lisbon, Portugal

Founded

2006

Employees

15

Ownership

Independent

Notable Clients

Mercedes, Microsoft, EDP

N3XT Sports‘s logo

N3XT Sports

Spain, US & Switzerland

Founded

2018

Employees

19

Ownership

Independent

Notable Clients

UEFA, EuroLeague Basketball, Paris 2024 Olympics

Netguru‘s logo

Netguru

Poznań, Warsaw, Gdańsk, Kraków, Łódź, Katowice, Białystok, Rzeszów, Wrocław

Founded

2008

Employees

650+

Ownership

Independent

Notable Clients

IKEA, Keller Williams, Solarisbank

Ninety‘s logo

Ninety

London, New York, Zurich

Founded

2013

Employees

20

Ownership

Independent

Notable Clients

AXA, Travelers, Swiss Re

Novable‘s logo

Novable

Brussels, BE

Founded

2019

Employees

12

Ownership

Independent

Notable Clients

Etex, bpost, Bisnode

Now or Never Ventures‘s logo

Now or Never Ventures

Toronto, ON & Penticton, BC

Founded

2020

Employees

2 full time, a network of c.100 freelancers and specialist partner agencies

Ownership

Independent

Notable Clients

Standard Life, OMERS & United Farmers of Alberta

Founded

2011

Employees

23

Ownership

Independent

Notable Clients

Baxter, Axis, Ikano

OneLeap‘s logo

OneLeap

London, New York

Founded

2011

Employees

10

Ownership

Independent

Notable Clients

Credit Suisse, Tesco, Exxon Mobil

Founded

2015

Employees

17

Ownership

Home-made (The Family)

Notable Clients

Loreal, Manpower, EY

Pioneers.io‘s logo

Pioneers.io

Vienna, Linz, Munich, Hamburg

Founded

2009

Employees

22

Ownership

Part of startup300 AG

Notable Clients

Visa, Airbus Bizlab, Daimler

Founded

2017

Employees

30

Ownership

Privately owned

Notable Clients

HM Government, Transport for London, Innovate UK

Founded

2016

Employees

20

Ownership

Independent

Notable Clients

Vodafone, Oracle, British Red Cross

Founded

2016

Employees

65

Ownership

Independent

Notable Clients

Saint-Gobain, Westfield, Sanofi

propelland‘s logo

propelland

San Francisco, Madrid, Mexico City, Monterrey, Bogotá

Founded

2007

Employees

150+

Ownership

Independent

Notable Clients

The Coca-Cola Company, BNP Paribas, Converse

Founded

2019

Employees

2-10

Ownership

Independent

Notable Clients

Leo Innovation lab, Lonza, Unilever

Rainmaking‘s logo

Rainmaking

London, New York, Berlin, Taipei, Singapore, Dubai, Copenhagen, Mexico City, Kuala Lumpur & Miami

Founded

2006

Employees

126

Ownership

Independent

Notable Clients

IKEA, Takumi, Engie

Founded

2017

Employees

15

Ownership

N/A

Notable Clients

N/A

Founded

1999

Employees

9 plus the 5000 members of The Sense Network

Ownership

Independent

Notable Clients

Blue Diamond Growers, Nike, Samsung

Seren‘s logo

Seren

London, Dubai, Stockholm, Paris, Oslo, Madrid, Johannesburg & Dublin

Founded

2003

Employees

200

Ownership

Acquired by EY in 2015

Notable Clients

Not disclosed

Founded

2010

Employees

10

Ownership

Independent

Notable Clients

Heineken, ALD Automotive, AstraZeneca

Founded

2016

Employees

25

Ownership

Independent

Notable Clients

Clariant, IATA, Phillip Morris International, Roche, Swiss Re, UBS

Founded

2004

Employees

12

Ownership

Independent

Notable Clients

NatWest, Facebook, PlayStation

Founded

2018

Employees

10

Ownership

IndependEnt

Notable Clients

Société Générale, Total, Merck

Founded

2016

Employees

50+

Ownership

Independent

Notable Clients

Siemens Finance, Toyota, Lawbotics, Chooose

Founded

2018

Employees

10

Ownership

Independent

Notable Clients

Temasek Holdings, Oracle, HDB Singapore

Founded

2005

Employees

15

Ownership

Privately Owned

Notable Clients

We work across industry sectors, with our major clients being in the top 3 of their sector, globally. The company undertakes work for clients on a confidential basis, so we are unable to mention any specific company names.

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Stryber

Zurich, Munich & Kiev

Founded

2016

Employees

80

Ownership

Independent

Notable Clients

Migros, Swisscom

Founded

2014

Employees

53

Ownership

Independent

Notable Clients

Mars, Diageo, Coca-Cola

TAIKAI‘s logo

TAIKAI

Porto, Portugal

Founded

2018

Employees

5

Ownership

Independent

Notable Clients

Microsoft, Pfizer, Nissan

Talent Garden‘s logo

Talent Garden

Milan, Turin, Rome, Madrid, Barcelona, Dublin, Vienna, Copenaghen, Bucharest, Vilnius

Founded

2011

Employees

150

Ownership

Independent

Notable Clients

Angelini Pharma, Intesa Sanpaolo, Procter & Gamble

The Bakery‘s logo

The Bakery

London & São Paulo

Founded

2012

Employees

34

Ownership

Independent

Notable Clients

Google, BMW, Unilever

Founded

2015

Employees

45

Ownership

Independent

Notable Clients

Mastercard, Ghelamco, Coca-Cola

Founded

2012

Employees

16

Ownership

Independent

Notable Clients

Nu Skin, Kraft Heinz and KFC

Founded

2015

Employees

30

Ownership

Independent

Notable Clients

Philips, Purina, Nationale Nederlanden

Founded

2013

Employees

12

Ownership

Independent

Notable Clients

Google, Shell, Adidas

Tribe AI‘s logo

Tribe AI

San Francisco, New York

Founded

2019

Employees

3 (60 contractors that work with clients)

Ownership

Independent

Notable Clients

AAA, CDC, Tapjoy

Founded

2019

Employees

10

Ownership

Independent

Notable Clients

Private

Founded

2013

Employees

34

Ownership

Independent

Notable Clients

Waitrose, M&S, John Lewis

Founded

2019

Employees

2-10

Ownership

Independent

Notable Clients

Deliverect, Entradium, Fudeat

UNPITCHD‘s logo

UNPITCHD

London, Paris, Toronto & Cape Town

Founded

2019

Employees

30+ independent consultants

Ownership

Independent

Notable Clients

The BGL Group, Sky and Eve Sleep

Untaylored‘s logo

Untaylored

Leuven (Belgium)

Founded

2018

Employees

5

Ownership

Independent

Notable Clients

KBC, Liberty Global (Telenet), Mediahuis

V_labs‘s logo

V_labs

Vienna, Dornbirn & Budapest

Founded

2016

Employees

20

Ownership

Independent

Notable Clients

UNIQA, Verbund, Wüstenrot

Venture Idea‘s logo

Venture Idea

Düsseldorf, Berlin, Konstanz, Paris (Decentralized)

Founded

2010

Employees

5

Ownership

Independent

Notable Clients

Vodafone, L’Oréal, Innogy

Founded

N/A

Employees

7

Ownership

Independent

Notable Clients

ABB, Thomson Reuters, Reckitt Benckiser

Venturetec‘s logo

Venturetec

Melbourne, Sydney, Singapore

Founded

2015

Employees

10

Ownership

Privately-held

Notable Clients

Allianz, Macquarie Bank, Singapore Government

Very Big Things‘s logo

Very Big Things

Florida, Croatia, Ukraine

Founded

2018

Employees

60

Ownership

Independent

Notable Clients

Dan Marino Foundation, Sharecare, Mapbox

Founded

2015

Employees

40

Ownership

Part of Neurones IT

Notable Clients

Total, Engie, Société Générale

WDO Innovation AB‘s logo

WDO Innovation AB

Skellefteå and Stockholm

Founded

2012

Employees

14

Ownership

Independent

Notable Clients

BP, Electrolux, Telia

What If Innovation‘s logo

What If Innovation

London, New York & Shanghai

Founded

1992

Employees

70

Ownership

Acquired by Accenture in May 2019

Notable Clients

AB InBev, IKEA, Pfizer

Founded

2003

Employees

12

Ownership

Independent

Notable Clients

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