The best reactions of #Startups100 2018
It's been four weeks since start-ups found out they made the Startups 100 2018 index of the UK's top 100 new businesses. Here are some highlights
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.
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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.
Many of our winners – including number one company Bulb – took to Twitter to announce the news
— Bulb (@bulbenergy) May 21, 2018
We’re delighted to have been listed on @startupstowers‘ #startups100 alongside some inspirational and change-driving companies, including: @Feast_it @HeadBox @momenthealthapp @PlanSnap @MyMonese and @NOVELTEAdrinks!
— Making Moves (@makingmoves_ldn) June 1, 2018
— Future Kings (@FutureKingsUK) May 22, 2018
— Monese (@MyMonese) May 21, 2018
Some VERY exciting news for us today – we’ve only gone and appeared in @startupstowers #startups100 list! 54th hottest start up in the UK, 2018 🔥🍾🎉 (and an emoji cake, obvs) https://t.co/LZz8HNc8H5 pic.twitter.com/hvtXCFBhPc
— OneFifty (@WeareOneFifty) May 21, 2018
Awesome to be included on the #Startups100 list today. Number 48 is our favourite so it’s highly coincidental that we have ended up there. https://t.co/MOBuExERCu @startupstowers pic.twitter.com/Uu48EyJ4bJ
— Curiscope (@curiscope) May 21, 2018
We’ve been named one of the top 20 startups in the #Startups100 2018 Index! Thanks @startupstowers and @DCMN and well done to everyone else who made the list. 🥂🎈🏆 https://t.co/JXmk0j2o8c #transcription #startup
— Trint (@TrintHQ) May 22, 2018
We are super excited to announce that we are now officially on the #Startups100 list. @idealflatmate is number 85th, out of the 100 best startups in 2018! 👏 https://t.co/QgAIX3aAU3 pic.twitter.com/5YOmOa9ZUv
— Ideal Flatmate (@idealflatmate) May 21, 2018
— VisionDrive™ (@VisionDriveUK) May 21, 2018
— Rajeeb Dey MBE (@rajdey) May 22, 2018
We recently had our 1st official birthday since launching 🎉and we’re thrilled to announce (a bit belatedly) Flux are on the @startupstowers top 100 UK Startups in 2018. Incredibly proud and buzzing for what year two holds for us – watch this space! https://t.co/ClrVjruSP1
— Flux (@tryflux) June 6, 2018
Well another year brings with it another incredible achievement for @Climb_Online Today we have been listed 6th top startup in the U.K. @startupstowers fantastic honour for my amazing business!!!! pic.twitter.com/rsSJnpjnHP
— Mark Wright (@Mark_E_Wright) May 21, 2018
— Will Neale (@WillNeale) May 21, 2018
We are so excited to announce we are #49 on this year’s @startupstowers top 100 start ups along with some inspiring brands 💪 👏
Read the full article herehttps://t.co/oCBzUE5MrA
— PACK’D (@packdco) May 22, 2018
The good news just keeps rolling in! 👏 We have placed 24th in @startupstowers top 100 list for 2018, jumping up a whopping 12 places from last year’s list!
Thanks to all you Debutants! You continue to inspire us, and we can’t wait to see what’s next. https://t.co/dMqFJiQLz1
— Debut (@DebutCareers) May 22, 2018
— Pip&Nut (@pipandnut) May 22, 2018
— Mindful Chef (@MindfulChefUK) May 21, 2018
Fantastic News! HowNow can reveal we are in the Start Up’s 100 2018 list: @startupstowers https://t.co/23FZld6zaZ#startuplife #startup #techstartup #startup100 #entrepreneur #Entrepreneurship pic.twitter.com/apnXmy4jYe
— HowNow (@HowNowTeam) May 21, 2018
We love any excuse for a cake so here is a very serious, very elegant one in celebration of making the #Startups100 index in place 79! @startupstowers #notquitelemonandeldeflower #definitelydoesntsay791 pic.twitter.com/kACeLSZqjS
— HubBox (@HubBoxHQ) May 21, 2018
Meanwhile, over on Instagram, celebrations were in the air…
And investors and organisations were keen to show their support for the winning companies!
— Start Up Loans (@StartUpLoansUK) June 11, 2018
— MMC Ventures (@MMC_Ventures) May 22, 2018
Congrats to @WeareOneFifty on making @startupstowers #startups100 list. Fully deserved and great to watch them grow since I first met them over a year ago. 🚀@AlexPearmain @kbuckett https://t.co/npXBAZcB3W pic.twitter.com/rs8PFzqaDY
— Stephen Kelly (@SKellyCEO) May 22, 2018
— French Chamber GB (@frenchchambergb) June 13, 2018
Been a positive couple of weeks – two of the startups I’m involved in have gotten into the Top 100 startups for the U.K. – Alex @Pastaevangelists debuting at no. 95 and Damien @mrleesnoodles rising 25 places this year to no. 60. …https://t.co/625xwDVlo3 https://t.co/3Pn4G3Xbix
— Chris Fung (@_ChrisFung) June 6, 2018
We’re thrilled to see 10 of our #FundedClub in this year’s @startupstowers 100 @NOVELTEAdrinks @PlanSnap @TheVurgerCo @thyngs @FloomOfficial @TutorfulGB @azoomeekids @SleepKokoon @MindfulChefUK @pipandnut https://t.co/OsjC1qi3tR
— Crowdcube (@Crowdcube) May 21, 2018
Want to see what all the excitement’s about? You can see the full Startups 100 2018 index here!