Rising Stars: Tech Nation reveals UK’s top tech scaleups

December 01, 2019 | Technology

Written by FinTech Alliance

Rising Stars: Tech Nation reveals UK’s top tech scaleups

Tech Nation has revealed the UK’s top regional early-stage scaling technology companies.

The Rising Stars competition, organised by Tech Nation, recognises the UK’s most innovative technology companies that are exhibiting growth.

33 regional winners have been announced, with finalists given the opportunity to pitch in front of over 200 investors, accelerators, entrepreneurs and corporate leaders. The companies are all Seed to pre-Series A funding or generating revenues of up to £1.5mn.

The competition promises to be truly national, with cities outside of London such as Cambridge, Oxford, Manchester, Leeds, Bristol and Edinburgh recognised. The chosen companies have been regarded as tech leaders within various regions in the UK.

Tech Nation’s Entrepreneur Success Director Mike Jackson commented: “The Rising Stars regional winners announced today are testament to the UK’s exceptional tech sector, and demonstrate that there are hugely exciting tech companies across the entire nation.”

Esme Caulfield, Competitions Lead at Tech Nation, added: “As the UK’s only early-stage tech scaleup competition, Rising Stars is an incredible opportunity for companies across the whole of the UK. We are hugely excited to shine a light on these early-stage scaleups across the nation and to support in creating opportunities for them to scale their business and one day become the UK’s next generation of tech leaders.”


The 33 finalists include:

East of England: Aitrak, Conundrum and Foundries.io.

London: ClearGlass, CoGrammar and Gener8.

Midlands: Shopper.com, StaffCircle and Fluence World.

North East:  Apricity Compliance, Block Matrix and Starfeb.

North West: tootoot, UrbanChain and Culture Shift.

Northern Ireland: Bluesona, Péarlaí and Pitchbooking.

Scotland: Talking Medicines, Neatebox and Drinkly.

South East: Sparkbox, IMGeospatial and Seakr.

South West: Codices Interactive , Filmily  and Value Xd.

Wales: We Build Bots, Resooma and Moneyshake.

Yorkshire: SeeAI, Branswer and Cooperative Innovations.  


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