UK’s 53 “most innovative” start-ups named in Bloomberg index

2015 Startups Awards winners Appear Here and Purplebricks among businesses recognised for disrupting the way people live, work and think...

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The UK’s 53 “most innovative” start-ups, across industries such as finance, technology, and food, have been recognised in Bloomberg’s inaugural Business Innovator List 2016.

Judged by leading names from the enterprise space including Saul Klein, Level39’s Eric van der Kleij, Second Home founder Rohan Silva, and Zopa co-founder Giles Andrews, the list claims to showcase the businesses disrupting the way people live, work and think.

Among the businesses identified in the index are Startups Awards winners Appear Here (founder Ross Bailey is pictured), Purplebricks,,, and Crowdcube, alongside Startups 100-featured companies such as Property Partner, Seedrs and Pact Coffee.

A number of start-ups founded by Growing Business Young Guns also appear in the index such as Deliveroo, Onfido and Graze.

The full list of companies are:

  1. Appear Here
  2. BBOXX
  3. Blaze
  4. Blippar
  5. Bloom & Wild
  6. Boldmind
  7. Brightbridge Ventures
  8. Busuu
  9. Cambridge Quantum Consulting
  10. CityFibre
  11. Crowdcube
  12. Darktrace
  13. Deliveroo
  14. Digital Shadows
  15. DueDil
  16. Entrepreneur First
  18. Farmdrop
  19. Flypay
  20. Funding Circle
  21. GoCardless
  22. Graze
  23. Grind
  24. HeatGenius
  25. Improbable
  26. Jukedeck
  27. Loaf
  28. Lyst
  29. MSquared Lasers
  31. Metro Bank
  32. MyOptique Group
  33. Neighbourly
  35. Nutmeg
  36. Onefinestay
  37. Onfido
  38. Open Bionics
  39. Open Utility
  40. Pact Coffee
  41. Pavegen
  42. Property Partner
  43. Purplebricks
  44. Qubit
  45. Rapha
  46. RateSetter
  47. RealityMine
  48. Secret Escapes
  49. Seedrs
  50. Signal Media
  51. Sky-Futers
  52. TransferWise
  53. WorldRemit

Bloomberg’s head of tech editorial, Nate Lanxon, said:

“The UK is a global powerhouse of innovation and growth. With such a wealth of talent and drive, we wanted to curate a network among the business leaders who epitomise the vibrancy and diversity of the UK business scene.

“Each of these businesses are, in their unique way, transforming industries, our lifestyle, our ways of thinking, the environment and the future for the better. We look forward to seeing what they will accomplish in 2016.”

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