UK Finalist of the Tech Nation Rising Stars 3.0

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LiberEat; a scale-up that has developed innovative allergen safety technology and an app that makes life easier for those with special dietary requirements, has been named as the only Scottish finalist of the UK-wide Tech Nation Rising Stars 3.0 competition with winners announced on the 25th of February 2021.

LiberEat, which was founded in 2016 by Barry Leaper and Louise Cahill, makes life easier for people with food allergies, intolerances and other specific dietary requirements or diets. The technology business helps users find suitable grocery products, recipes and restaurants they can enjoy using an app. Additionally, the platform allows companies, like supermarkets and restaurant chains, to better cater to this group and reduce risks associated with food allergens.

Tech Nation Rising Stars 3.0 is a major UK national competition for scale-ups, designed to discover and support the best early-stage tech companies from all areas of the UK. 

LiberEat was one of five Scottish Regional winners and is the only Scottish
scale-up to make it through to this year’s finals. You can read more about the
finalists and get to know our co-founder Barry on the 
Tech Nation blog 

Barry Leaper, LiberEat Co-Founder, says:

“We are proud to be one of twenty finalists in Rising Stars 3.0 alongside 19 other really exciting UK Tech Businesses. 

The LiberEat ream have made great progress over the last year despite the pandemic and we are delighted to have this recognised by being selected as a finalist.”

Barry Leaper CEO LiberEat
Barry Leaper, Co-Founder at LiberEat

This February, the 20 finalists were selected by a panel of industry experts and tech leaders within their respective areas. They now compete for the chance to be named as one of Tech Nation’s 10 Rising Stars 3.0 Winners. 

The ‘Rising Stars’ will be revealed on 25th of February 2021 and prizes include pitch training and introductions to high-value investors along with regional, national and international recognition. 

Hundreds of tech businesses across the country apply for the Tech Nation Rising Stars competition, which looks to identify ‘the most exciting and innovative early-stage tech companies in the country’. Previous Rising Stars winners include Tickr from Liverpool, which went on to raise £1m, SeedLegals which went on to raise Series A funding of over £3m and Tended which raised £1.4m.

What is LiberEat?

More and more, people are suffering from specific food allergies and intolerances whilst also meat-free or reduced meat diets like veganism are on the rise. 

The LiberEat App is like an assistant in your pocket to help you search for restaurants where you can find suitable food to eat, browse recipes that match your needs and also scan barcodes of food products to get an instant ‘yes or no’ answer to the question ‘can I eat this?’

LiberEat also provides technology o businesses to help reduce the risk of mistakes with allergen communication and provide personalised options to all their customers.

LiberEat is here to make food easy for everyone.

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What is the Rising Stars competition?

Rising Stars 3.0  is the UK’s most exciting competition for innovative, early-stage tech companies. Designed to showcase the best the country has to offer, Tech Nation provides the platform for businesses from England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland to shine bright.

Winners benefit from significant profile-raising on both a national and international level, as well as the opportunity to put your business in front of leading investors, influencers and corporate representatives.