Beedie alumnus wins Tech Entrepreneur of the Year in the UK
Nov 15, 2016
Beedie School of Business alumnus, Parry Malm received Tech Entrepreneur of the Year and Best New Business at the inaugural UK Business awards on November 11 in London, UK.
Malm is co-founder and CEO of artificial intelligence marketing technology company, Phrasee. Launched in 2015, Phrasee uses artificial intelligence to write marketing language by combining natural language generation and machine learning. In July 2016, Phrasee closed a £1m seed funding round, led by Next 15 PLC. It was the first venture capital investment in the UK’s technology sector after the Brexit referendum.
“I’m humbled to be selected as the UK’s top tech entrepreneur for 2016,” says Malm. “It’s a testament to one thing, and one thing alone – my ability to surround myself with awesome people and this trophy is reflective of their talent, not mine.”
Companies were judged based on their ability to provide clear customer insight, creativity and innovation, business impact and proven ability to deliver outstanding results.
“Given that it is Global Entrepreneurship Week, I’m incredibly proud to receive these awards,” says Malm. “London’s tech economy is galvanising the country’s confidence, and we’re proud to be trailblazing the UK’s path towards entrepreneurship and tech innovation.”
The Malm family has a history of supporting innovation in the community. As an SFU business student, Parry Malm was awarded the 2004 Terry Fox humanitarian award for his volunteering efforts at Innervisions Rehabilitation Society while his father earned his PhD from SFU and founded the Dr. Howard Malm Graduate Award in Physics.