Two tech businesses in Sheffield have joined forces in a bid to boost one another’s offerings and to increase their collective geographic reach.
Via a joint venture, tech solutions specialist, The Curve, and SMS-based consultation services provider, Textocracy, will work to scale up the latter’s service platform.
The companies will be making the platform – which offers an addition to consultation or feedback processes – versatile for a variety of public and private sector organisations.
“After launching Textocracy in 2015, I think this is the next appropriate step for the life of the business and I’m really looking forward showing how this collaboration can ultimately benefit both businesses,” said Elizabeth Shassere, founder and CEO of Textocracy.
“We have been in discussions with The Curve for a number of months and their open-minded approach really stood out to us.
“They are a high-skilled team who are inclusive which was really important as we don’t come from a technical background, but we know the public sector and the importance of the user’s voice in all services.”
Paul Ridgway, CEO of The Curve, added: “The service offering that Textocracy has is unique and very valuable on both a local and national scale and could benefit a wide range of organisations.
“We decided to enter this joint venture after recognising that both our team’s backgrounds could help one another to move forward and develop for new audiences.”