At The Floow, coming to work is more than 'just a job'. Our team of 100 people are united in one shared mission: we believe we have a unique role to play in making mobility safer and smarter for everyone, and that's what drives us as a company and as individuals.
We're convinced that telematics will transform mobility and play a big part in reducing deaths and serious injuries on our roads. And our brilliant team at The Floow bring their expertise and ingenuity in technology, data science and social science to make this happen. We deliver amazing solutions for our customers in insurance, fleets and motor manufacturing.
The Floow was founded and incorporated in 2012 by our CEO Aldo Monteforte, our CIO Dr Sam Chapman, and our CTO Paul Ridgway.
The idea and vision for The Floow was first conceived by Aldo who wanted to make vehicles safer, smarter and cheaper for all. He saw the opportunity to change the telematics industry by making use of data and social sciences in ways that could change driver behaviour and lower the risks on our roads.
The company name - The Floow - was inspired by a concept in social science. If you experience 'flow' you are in a state of deep concentration and can make amazing things happen. The early days of setting up the company saw the founding team in a state of almost constant flow. And even today, with more than 100 people and having achieved rapid growth and success, it's our shared focus on making mobility smarter and safer for all that keeps the team in a state of flow.
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A faculty member at the University of Sheffield introduces Aldo to Sam and Paul where they discuss his plan and vision for The Floow.
The Floow Ltd is incorporated and work begins at Aizlewood's Mill office space.
NASA Curiosity Rover lands on Mars and sends the first pictures of the planet's surface.
Initial engagement and development work to create telematics app for Direct Line Group, one of the biggest insurers in the UK.
Felix Baumgartner breaks records for highest-ever manned balloon flight as well as speed and altitude records for a free fall.
DrivePlus Android app V1 rolled out for Direct Line Group.
The Floow moves from Aizlewood's Mill to OXO House, Joiner Street.
First road powered vehicle network is rolled out in South Korea in the city of Gumi.
Official release of Direct Line Group's DrivePlus Van app.
The XLNTdriver app is released with AIG Ireland.
First version of Oculus Rift DK2 is shipped to backers opening a new eta for Virtual Reality headsets and applications.
Direct Line Group invests in The Floow.
The Floow wins Frost and Sullivan - Usage Base Insurance - Customer Value Leadership Award.
The Floow wins 'Best Telematics Based Project' at The Digital Insurance & Technology Awards.
Amazon releases the Alexa device, bringing an intelligent personal assistant into the home.
The Floow receives the Made in Sheffield mark.
The Floow expands operations to North America.
Apple Watch is released and 12 million devices are sold in 2015 alone.
Creative England names The Floow as a Future Leader Award winner.
The Floow wins Prince Michael International Road Safety Awards.
The Floow wins Tech City Future Fifty Award.
The Floow is awarded the 2016 Queen's Award for Enterprise Innovation.
SpaceX makes history by landing a rocket at sea for the first time, leading to possibilities of re-use for future explorations.
Ptolemus awards The Floow 1st place in its UBI Supplier Rankings for European Telematics Service Providers.
The Floow wins Young Business Award at the Yorkshire Business Awards.
The Floow turns 5 and has developed into a leading provider of telematics data service to the global insurance industry.
£13m equity investment for The Floow from Fosun, United Electronics and DLG.
Huge DLG milestone of 1,000,000,000 miles of data being recorded.
The Floow wins Northern Tech Awards - Top 50 Fastest Growing Technology Companies Award.
Samsung Galaxy S8 is released ahead of Apple's X model (Sept) and receives critical acclaim - it's cheaper and has a bigger screen.
The Floow announces a new office in Detroit, Michigan, USA.
Bitcoin crosses the $5000 threshold for the first time having traded at $1000 a year earlier.
The Floow moves from Oxo House to the new Floow Campus on Stanley Street, Sheffield.
Cassini spacecraft ends 20 year mission to explore Saturn having streamed measurements over 1 billion miles back to Earth.
The team at The Floow now totals more than 100 people.
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At The Floow, we are passionate about our mission, our clients and our people. We've selected four company values which embody our culture and shape how we work every day:
We are committed to the service we deliver to our customers. Our dedicated teams know that their work is making a real difference in the world of telematics. We are all owners of what we do and we work hard to ensure that we deliver exceptional results.
We are leaders in what we do and encourage a climate of creativity and experimentation where we can learn and test our ideas. We forgive mistakes and failure and we use them to help us continue to look for better ways to do things in future.
We are passionate about creating a legacy and so we dream big about what's possible for us to achieve. Everyone at The Floow has a voice and we support and encourage everyone so they can reach their full potential.
Our teams collaborate and work together in supportive environments to find and create innovative solutions for the telematics industry. The inclusive approach we have here at The Floow allows us to use our strengths on a daily basis and build trust between teams and with our clients.
We spoke to some of the team here at The Floow to find out what these values mean to them.
Our experienced leadership team has a diverse set of skills, with a track record of success across the insurance, telematics, consulting and technology industries.
CEO and Founder
Chief Innovation Officer and Co-Founder
Chief Technology Officer and Co-Founder
Chief Operations Officer
Chief Product Officer
Managing Director: Client Development EMEA
Vice President, North America