Wearable boxing tech firm moves into own HQ
A firm which developed wearable boxing tech with the help of world heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua has moved into its own headquarters in the centre of Manchester.
Known as Corner, the real-time boxing tracker was developed at The Landing incubator in MediaCityUK and was tested by Joshua, super-middleweight champion Callum Smith and boxing coach Joe Gallagher.
The GB Olympic boxing team is now using the tech, which helps boxers focus their training and hit their goals faster, to track performance.
Co-founders Charles Burr and Jerry Krylov worked from home for a time before joining The Landing, which enabled them to rapidly prototype devices.
“I remember day one. For the first time we had two desks together and we could really set to work developing the product. It was a strange feeling but it was the best move we made,” said Krylov.
“The team at The Landing believed in us and were always looking out for us. They really understood what we were trying to achieve. They provided the user testing labs as well as the connections, investment and training opportunities.
"It’s been a phenomenal journey and we’re so excited to be ready to move on to our very own HQ.
“We have achieved so much in the last three years and the future is really exciting. We also have lots of plans for developing the product further and for building our new HQ, which will incorporate a gym and a professional boxing ring where we can test the product as we develop it.
"We’ll also have a creative co-working space and photographic studio for other creative start-ups to use.”
Paul Billington, commercial director at The Landing, said: “Through sheer hard work and a passion for their product, Jerry and Charles have created something that is state-of-the-art and is already having a massive impact in both professional and amateur boxing.
“At The Landing, we are really proud to support rapid start-ups in the tech sector and Corner is a real success story as they are now ready to move on and launch their very own HQ and that’s exactly what we want for all our tenants.
“We have really enjoyed watching the product develop over the last few years and we’re looking forward to seeing Charles and Jerry’s success as they grow the product from their very own HQ in Manchester.”