The best reactions of #Startups100 2018

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On Monday May 21 2018, social media exploded with the sound of ecstatic Startups 100 winners toasting their success.

It was truly rewarding to see the pride and elation that inclusion in our annual Startups 100 index can inspire.

Sponsored by DCMN, the Startups 100 celebrates the 100 most promising and exciting businesses operating in the UK today.

This year saw Bulb, the three-year-old renewable energy start-up with more than 300,000 customers, take the number one spot, with e-commerce mattress provider Simba in second place.

Other companies in the top 10 included nut butter brand Pip & Nut and Climb Online – the digital marketing agency founded by Apprentice-winner Mark Wright.

See more: The Startups 100 2018 index in numbers

The worthy winners are judged on their achievements to date – including financials, total funding raised, employee numbers – as well as their capacity for innovation and disruption, and their potential for future growth.

10 years since the first ever Startups 100 index, the number of high-profile alumni that continue to disrupt industries, secure huge funding rounds and change the world for the better is testament to the enduring importance of the Startups 100 in the UK’s start-up community.

The extensive social media engagement we see every year is proof that the index – the longest running of its kind in the UK – is recognised as an authority on the best early-stage businesses and a premium resource for investors, organisations and entrepreneurs.

Through our Twitter and Instagram accounts @startupstowers, and Facebook, using the hashtag #Startups100, we’ve collated some of the best reactions so you can share in their excitement…

Many of our winners – including number one company Bulb – took to Twitter to announce the news


Meanwhile, over on Instagram, celebrations were in the air…

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And investors and organisations were keen to show their support for the winning companies!


Want to see what all the excitement’s about? You can see the full Startups 100 2018 index here!

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