French Telorion, specialist in mobile applications for the visually impaired, grows and settles in London
The startup wants to sign agreements with local specialist distributors
Parisian startup Telorion is stepping up its internationalization and announces the opening of an office in London. Specialized in the accessibility of smartphones to the visually impaired and blind, the company markets mobile applications and keyboards perfectly adapted to their constraints.
Marie Huetz de Lemps, ex-HEC and Polytechnique, will be at the head of this London subsidiary. A city that she knows well from having worked there for four years at JP Morgan Chase. Its mission will be to increase Telorion’s development by forging partnerships with local players. “We have hundreds of enthusiastic users in France and Belgium and we are now ready to provide visually impaired people in the UK with our solutions,” explains Thibault Péant, COO.
Already marketed by the AVH (Association Valentin Haüy, editor’s note), Ceciaa and ACCESSOLUTIONS in France, “Telorion will adopt the same strategy across the Channel, namely signing agreements with specialized distributors” adds Loïc Dubié, CEO and founder, contacted by Frenchweb. This expansion will be financed thanks to the fundraising of 170,000 euros that the company carried out last June with business angels. A round table on which she did not communicate.
She will also take advantage of her presence on site to participate in the Sight Village London, a British event dedicated to technologies and services for the visually impaired.
Created in 2011 by Loïc Dubié and Thibault Péant, Telorion meets the needs of the visually impaired by offering a “Zoom” offer for the visually impaired, and “Vox” for the blind. Operating on Android smartphones, they include a removable keyboard and a set of adapted applications including vocalized GPS, character recognition, a color detector or even an electronic magnifier.
The use of touch screens and the use of mobile terminals independently and autonomously thus becomes possible for this population. The installation of the two software on a compatible smartphone will be offered at 260 pounds in the United Kingdom, against 329 euros in France.