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Edinburgh Startup Ecosystem Overview

City Ranking
National Ranking
6th
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1
in United Kingdom
Regional Ranking
26th
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4
in Western Europe
Global Ranking
102nd
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31
worldwide

top industries
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Ecommerce & Retail
#62 worldwide
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Education
#100 worldwide
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Social & Leisure
#110 worldwide

notable startups
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ecosystem description

The Startup Ecosystem of Edinburgh is ranked at number 102 globally, and shows a positive momentum increasing 31 spots since 2020. Edinburgh also ranks at number 6 in United Kingdom, and 26 in Western Europe.

Edinburgh is an ideal place to locate for Ecommerce & Retail, Education and Social & Leisure startups. As the most popular industries in Edinburgh, there is a sample of 31 Ecommerce & Retail startups in Edinburgh, 10 Education startups in Edinburgh, and 9 Social & Leisure startups in Edinburgh, on the StartupBlink Map.

On the StartupBlink Global Startup Ecosystem Map there is also a sample of 76 startups in Edinburgh, no accelerators in Edinburgh, 2 coworking spaces in Edinburgh, no organizations in Edinburgh and 1 leaders in Edinburgh.

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intelligentpos® is a low cost electronic cash register solution for micro and small businesses. Hospitality and retail operators want to harness the power of EPOS with none of the expensive setup costs associated with traditional PC based POS systems. Users can process sales on the speedy, native iOS front end app (capable of offline use) and view real-time business performance from any device on the cloud based dashboard. Hardware such as receipt printers, barcode scanners and cash drawers may also be purchased to complete the system. Recently integrated with Xero accounting software and other online software services as well as chip and pin services. intelligentpos can save you time, allowing you to run your business even more profitably - all backed by our 7 days per week, UK based telephone support team. Read more
SpecifiedBy is an online platform that helps architects and other construction specifiers to find the best construction products for a particular project; whilst providing construction product companies with an actionable lead generation platform. Read more
Logopony is an online web app making it easier&faster to create flat logos for startups. It is completely HTML5/JS/Canvas based app, no flash. There are 3 main key points why it is different from the competition: fully editable logo templates, 150,000+ shapes to choose from and easy to use yet very powerful editing tools. So if you need an awesome flat logo for your startup made fast - try our web app, it's free! Read more
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Float provides businesses with cash flow forecasting and scenario planning. Read more
Our product Float - is a real time financial dashboard for small businesses. On one side - we integrate with accounting software to pull in up to date accounts and transactions to update budgets. On the other side - we track deals that form a sales forecast. The combination of these two sources together provide a powerful forecast. Read more
TravelNest is an advertising optimisation platform for holiday rental owners. Read more
Care Sourcer, a platform that connects those seeking care with those providing it Read more
Legaleisign enables companies to send out and have their contracts signed online. It's straightforward, fast, and has a unique group structure so customers can scale out their use in the most affordable way. Read more
Boundary is an IoT Home Security company providing a smart burglar alarm system that can be controlled over mobile devices. Read more
Krotos is an independent company & best-known for its Dehumaniser software Read more
Big company machine learning for marketing at a small company price. Read more
Desana radically reduces reliance on traditional offices for companies while giving workforces waaaay more flexibility. Read more
Administrate helps training providers manage courses, customer, instructors, finances, documents, marketing, and their events. Instead of integrating separate pieces of software for each of these important aspects of their business, they pay us one low monthly fee. Read more
Reserve Apartments provide a quality collection of holiday apartments in Edinburgh & Glasgow, all with instant online booking. For property owners and managers we provide comprehensive solutions, ranging from an easy way to get more bookings, through to a full marketing and management offering. Read more
Zumo turns Bitcoin and Ethereum into money by making crypto work seamlessly with traditional currencies. Read more
Delic is a smart, fair, release management platform for musicians, producers, labels and management companies. Read more
Scotland's largest Tech Incubator. Companies include Kotikan, Rightscale, Cloudsoft, Stipso, Zonefox, miiCard, Goodmark Medical, Float Yard, Sodash, Administrate, Make It Social, EO Surgical, Research Active, Makur Media, Confbuzz, Peekabu Studios, Get Square, Biospoke, Turing Festival and Outplay Games. Read more
Robotical makes a low cost walking robot that's more than a toy! The perfect robot for learning about robotics Read more
Wallscope uses Machine Learning and Semantic Technologies to build Knowledge Graphs and Linked Data applications. Read more
CirrusHQ is a cloud based services provider offering systems management and 24/7 monitoring to customers allowing them to focus on running their business whilst we ensure maximum performance and reliability at the same time as minimizing costs. We are able to assist customers with systems design as well as management and work with a number of startups and established companies primarily in the media and ecommerce sectors worldwide. CirrusHQ also offers a SaaS tool which helps you monitor and manage your cloud based infrastructure It provides a simple, web based interface to manage your servers across cloud providers and data centres so you can get alerts when things go wrong. Unlike other companies who claim once per minute is real time, CirrusHQ's monitoring solution collects metrics every 10 seconds from the internals of your servers and the applications running on them allowing for faster detection of potential issues. Read more
Lovat is a tax compliance platform for e-commerce companies for 57 countries Read more
Playerbase is a community driven platform for gamers that delivers solutions to improve overall gaming experience. Read more
Aveni operates as a video conferencing company. Read more
HR tech, Recruitment tech, HR insourcing, HR consultancy, Recruitment Insourcing Read more
Carbogenics is an Edinburgh-based start-up company which produces sustainable carbon adsorbents from difficult to recycle organic waste. Read more
Mallzee is a personal shopper in your pocket. Our app creates a style quiz which is unique to you, this is done through a personalised quiz and then by tracking your actions within the app. We use this information to then show you clothes you'll love from only your favourite stores. We can do this thanks to our agreements with 200 stores and access to their 2million plus items of clothing. Can't decide wither or not to buy something? Then ask your friends opinions through our in app sharing. We allow you to ask the people that really matter what they think before you buy. Mallzee is a personal shopper in your pocket with a social twist. We launched Mallzee fully at the start of December and saw the app featured by Techcrunch, Forbes, Daily Mail and more. We saw our user base grow 3x compared to our 3 month beta - now at over 12,000. It's free, it's easy to use and it will find you the perfect outfit. Read more
ShareIn is a software and compliance firm specializing in crowdfunding solutions and technology. Read more
LendingCrowd connects vibrant and growing community of small and medium sized enterprises with investors. Offering businesses keener loan rates and investors better returns through our simple to use online platform. Read more
SaaS, Uboro keeps track of everything, from cats to rockets! Read more
High-quality, Affordable Language Learning Flashcards Use promo code LAUNCH15 to get 15% off. Read more
Macomics is an immuno-oncology company. Read more
Spktral is a technology, analytics and consulting they help to deliver sustainable change at a time when equality matters more. Read more
Mobile App and ordering system for small scale food service operators. Read more
Invizius is developing treatments to help hemodialysis patients live longer, feel better, and suffer fewer cardiovascular complications. Read more
Artificial Intelligence tool built for engineers and planners to design better infrastructure Read more
Blockchain Technology Partners is an Edinburgh based technology startup.  Read more
Neurolabs builds a Computer Vision platform allowing users to build custom image recognition algorithms using 3D models. Read more
Monily Machine Learning provides APIs for Digital Receipts Read more
SquareBook is a socially responsible FinTech driving a new IPO equity culture. Read more
AdoRx Therapeutics is pursuing the discovery of new therapeutics for cancer based on modulation of the adenosine pathway. Read more
Dynamic in-game advertising for mobile games. Brands: Reach your audiences in mobile games. Developers: Make more money from your games. Read more
Visual Intelligent Messenger for Families Read more
We build autonomous robotic vehicles that provide accountable, accessible & affordable security! Read more
GETGUIDED is capturing uncaptured data in tours & activities industry by bringing offline players to online using innovative tech solutions. Read more
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2.112
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