Jumpstart helped this leading provider of connected navigation solutions find their way to the R&D tax credits treasure chest at the end of the rainbow.
Headquartered in London, with offices in San Francisco and St Petersburg, Russia, Navmii Publishing has developed a real-time, in-car, GPS-based navigation app to run on mobile devices. The first free navigation app on iPhone, Navmii now has over 26 million users worldwide.
Driven by innovation and the desire to stay ahead of the competition the Navmii app pushes at the boundaries of computation on a smartphone, incorporating sophisticated routing algorithms and real-time updates on local traffic conditions, all wrapped behind a market-leading user interface whose simplicity and ease-of-use belie the work that created it.
The company remains deeply committed to research and is already developing enhancements such as voice-based social reporting and the application of artificial intelligence to deliver more accurate and intuitive driving experience. The new Navmii will scan the driver’s surrounding road conditions using the camera in their phone and will proactively warn the driver of oncoming traffic, road signs, hazards and safety cameras before the driver could possibly see them for themselves – it'll even suggest alternative routes! Clever stuff !!
“Jumpstart delivered exactly what they said they’d deliver. They did the vast majority of the work for us, preparing and submitting a comprehensive R&D tax credits claim with very little in the way of time commitment from us. And at the end of it, we got a lovely big cheque from HMRC. We’re doing a lot of cutting edge stuff here at Navmii and now getting the money back for it, which is as it should be.
So far we’ve submitted two claims, covering three financial years. One of the things I really like about the Jumpstart approach is that I don’t think about the claim until a couple of days before the meeting. Then I sit down, make some notes, have the meeting, and don’t think about it again after that... until the cheque arrives of course.”
John Boardman, Chief Operating Officer
Navmii Publishing Ltd
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