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26 new “rising stars” of tech join Future Fifty programme

Startups Awards Business of the Year Onfido joins 2017 intake alongside Startups 100 companies Carwow, Clearscore and

Tech City UK has announced 26 new technology companies that will join its Future Fifty programme – a showcase of the UK’s “most exciting” growth stage businesses.

The new recruits will receive support in the form of expert-led classes and workshops, access to a valuable peer network and media coverage.

Startups Awards 2017 overall winner Onfido, the background checking tool, is amongst the 2017 intake, alongside a number of other Startups Awards-winning and Startups 100-featured companies including credit scoring service Clearscore, car comparison site carwow and dog food subscription service

The 77 Future Fifty alumni, which includes the likes of Deliveroo, Crowdcube, Funding Circle, and Farfetch have secured $3.8bn in funding between them and created 27,000 jobs around the world since 2014. Five have gone on to IPO at a collective value of $1.5bn and there have been 16 mergers and acquisitions.

Four of the latest intake have graduated from the Future Fifty Upscale programme – a six-month coaching initiative for early-stage companies. This year’s 26 were chosen by a judging panel of UK investors and entrepreneurs for their “potential to scale rapidly and build significant businesses”.

The full list of Future Fifty companies is:

  1. Azimo
  2. Blis
  3. Bloom & Wild
  4. Carwow
  5. Clearscore
  6. Condeco Group
  7. Ebury
  8. Epos Now
  9. Fairsail
  10. Festicket
  11. Gousto
  12. Interact
  13. Kano
  14. LoveCrafts
  15. My UNiDAYS
  16. Onfido
  17. Receipt Bank
  18. ROLI
  20. Thread
  21. Threads Styling
  22. Spitfire Audio
  23. SuperAwesome
  24. Swoon Editions
  25. Trak Global Group
  26. Ve Interactive

Parveen Dhanda, the program lead for Future Fifty at Tech City UK, said: “We’re delighted to be working with this year’s intake. Together, they represent the diversity and depth of the UK technology sector. Their passion and talent has seen them do amazing things so far and we look forward to helping them to take the next step.”

Gerard Grech, CEO of Tech City UK, added: “From fintech to online shopping, telematics to edtech, the Future Fifty companies offer a glimpse into the UK’s digital future. Britain remains one of the best places in the world to start a tech business and we will make sure it remains so.

“These companies have global ambitions and with the support of the tech community we will do everything we can to help them, so that they can create jobs and opportunities across the UK – as their successful predecessors have done.”

Henry Williams
Henry Williams

Henry has been writing for since 2015, covering everything from business finance and web builders to tax and red tape. He’s also contributed to many of our industry-renowned annual indexes, including Startups 100 and Young Guns, and created a number of the site’s popular how to guides. Before joining the team, he reviewed films for a culture website, and still harbours ambitions of being a screenwriter.


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