Silicon Valley Comes to the UK reveals the 60 European companies with £100m revenue potential

Appear Here and Love Home Swap among businesses selected to join Sherry Coutu-backed ‘Scale Up Club' 2014

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Silicon Valley Comes to the UK (SVC2UK) has today announced the 60 fast-growth European businesses chosen to join its ‘Scale Up Club’ 2014; a group of companies identified as having the potential to reach £100m turnover within the next three to five years.

Formerly known as the SVCUK 100 Club, the initiative seeks to support “promising” companies to “scale up effectively” by offering a year-round programme of mentoring sessions, networking events and workshops.

Organised by leading angel investor Sherry Coutu CBE, this year’s crop of participants includes several Startups 100-listed businesses such as Love Home Swap,  Hassle and Digital Shadows, alongside Young Gun-founded companies such as Appear Here and SwiftKey.

Events for the Club will start today with a CEO Summit at the London Stock Exchange which will see leading firms, including Facebook and Google, offer support to entrepreneurs to address “current barriers to scale”.

The news comes on the back of Monday’s Scale Up Report which analysed what could happen if the “UK managed to close the scale-up gap”.

The businesses invited to join the Scale Up Club 2014 are:

  1. Amplience
  2. Appear Here
  3. AppsBuilder
  4. Benefex
  5. Beyondtheschoolrun
  6. Blippar
  7. Blueliv
  8. Bossa Studios
  9. Cambridge Cognition
  10. Cambridge Intelligence
  11. Cause4
  12. CertiVox
  13. CityFibre
  14. Clear Returns
  15. Code Club
  16. Concirrus
  17. Conversocial
  18. Digital Shadows
  19. Eblink
  20. eLife
  21. Genius Food
  22. Glow
  23. Hassle
  24. HealthUnlocked
  25. InSkin Media
  26. Jolla
  27. Love Home Swap
  28. LoveSpace
  29. LovethEsign
  30. Mars Space
  32. Moneydashboard
  33. MSquared Lasers
  34. Musement
  35. MVF
  36. MyShowcase
  37. Neverbland
  38. nucleobase
  39. Object Matrix
  40. Osper
  41. PathXL
  42. Payment Sense
  43. Postcode Anywhere
  44. Purple Wifi
  45. Real Eyes
  46. Secretesales
  47. Server Density
  48. Smart Traffic
  49. Somo
  50. Spark Energy
  51. StreetHub
  52. SwiftKey
  53. Taragenyx
  54. Technology Will Save Us
  55. The Test People
  56. Thread
  57. Translate Plus
  58. TVTY
  59. Undo
  60. Versarien

SVC2UK founder, Couto, said: “There has never been a better time to support the scale up of UK companies. SVC2UK provides a unique blend of mentoring, inspiration and high-quality networking to help CEOs scale up fast.

“We are grateful to the London Stock Exchange for hosting our scale up event and providing the environment to foster ambitious goals.  We are excited about the impact this summit will have on the companies involved and on the UK economy as a whole.”

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