33 of the UK’s “finest” early-stage start-ups invited to join Upscale 2017
Martha Lane Fox, Brent Hoberman and Michael Acton Smith will mentor UK's "next generation of household names”
33 of the UK’s “finest early-stage” company’s have been invited to join Tech City’s 2017 Upscale programme and receive mentoring from the likes of Lastminute.com founders Martha Lane Fox, Brent Hoberman and Mind Candy founder Michael Acton Smith.
The six-month programme aims to help the UK’s “most promising” early-stage start-ups scale up and become “the next generation of household names”.
On average, the 33 companies have been trading for four years, have 31 employees and have raised $4.1m in funding. Participants cover everything from app & software development to education technology, the Internet-of-Things and e-commerce, with financial technology accounting for the biggest single group (15%).
The full list of businesses taking part in Upscale 2017 is:
1. Boiler Room
4. Cambridge Intelligence
12. everyLIFE Technologies
13. Firefly Learning
17. Live Better With
27. Signal Media
32. Urban Massage
33. Wolf & Badger
Gerard Grech, chief executive of Tech City UK, said: “One of the objectives of Tech City UK is to accelerate the growth of the country’s digital and tech sector. The companies that join our Upscale programme have already overcome significant hurdles and have the makings of brilliant businesses.”
Eileen Burbidge, general partner of Passion Capital and chair of Tech City UK, added: “We welcome the next cohort to our Upscale programme. They can be confident that some of the most experienced, brightest minds in the tech ecosystem will be helping them to build their business over the coming year.”