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United Kingdom Startup Ecosystem Overview

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Global Ranking
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worldwide
Population
68.5
million

top industries
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Ecommerce & Retail
#2 worldwide
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Fintech
#2 worldwide
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Foodtech
#2 worldwide

notable startups
startup iconTipstrr Ltd
startup iconPermutive
startup iconSoccer Manager

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The United Kingdom Startup Ecosystem is World’s Leading Innovation Hubs, ranked at number 2 globally, and shows a strong hold by 0 spots since 2020. United Kingdom also ranks at number 1 for startups in Western Europe.

There are 58 cities ranked in the top 1,000 in United Kingdom and the top ranked city in United Kingdom is London at 5 globally. London is followed by Manchester at 68 and Cambridge at 76.

United Kingdom is an ideal place to locate for Ecommerce & Retail, Fintech and Foodtech startups. As the most popular industries in the country, there is a sample of 2228 Ecommerce & Retail startups in United Kingdom, 1139 Fintech startups in United Kingdom and 852 Foodtech startups in United Kingdom, on the StartupBlink Map.

On the StartupBlink Global Startup Ecosystem Map there is a sample of 7707 startups in United Kingdom, 19 accelerators in United Kingdom, 51 coworking spaces in United Kingdom, 65 organizations in United Kingdom and 9 leaders in United Kingdom.

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Rebuilding data in advertising to protect privacy Read more
Soccer Manager, a Preston, UK-based developer of an online football game. Soccer Manager allows players to manage their favourite team. 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
The Tab is a university news network run by people who like being first. Read more
Zappi helps global brands make faster and better decisions to drive business growth. Read more
Songkick is the great live music startup. Fans track their favorite artists so they never miss them live, and artists sell more tickets to their concerts. We are a small team, proudly based in east London, but with global reach. More than 9 million fans use us every month across web and mobile, 90% from outside the UK. We’ve built the most comprehensive live music database on the web and are the biggest independent concert site in the world. We make money by helping fans find and buy tickets to concerts, and have now grown our revenue to millions of dollars. Songkick is backed by two of the most highly regarded investors in the world: Index Ventures and Sequoia – we were Sequoia’s first UK investment. Read more
Bitstamp is an online bitcoin marketplace that allows people from all around the world to safely buy and sell bitcoins. Read more
Gfinity is focused on promoting the development of the e-sports scene in the United Kingdom. Read more
Learning chess from traditional content such as books and video can be difficult, tedious and is often seen as an insurmountable task. Chessable adapts traditional chess learning content into a unique, interactive, gamified digital format and uses learning-science techniques to optimise the learning process. Chessable makes learning easier and efficient by using insights from neuroscience and educational psychology. It makes learning fun by using gamification. Chessable's ultimate goal is help people achieve expertise quicker than the often mentioned 10,000 hours. Read more
GrabFood is a same-day grocery delivery company, offering delivery in as little as one hour. Read more
Sweatcoin is a digital currency backed by economic value of physical movement. Read more
Whether you need in-home dog boarding, pet sitting, dog walking, or day care, Rover connects pet parents with pet care providers who’ll treat their pets like family. Read more
Gamer Guides publishes interactive digital video game strategy guides. The Company's products include the Gamer Guides iOS App and the Gamer Guides website. Gamer Guides is committed to helping gamers extract the maximum value, play time and entertainment from their games. Read more
Building the most advanced global infrastructure for People Science. Read more
The program allows you to download and backup Instagram photos and videos, even from private accounts. Just enter Instagram user name or photo link and press 'Follow user' button. Open up wide new vistas of imagery all from your desktop. Try it! Read more
Yieldify creates smart and simple marketing technology products that predict customer behaviour. Read more
AI powered social networking app which takes the hassle out of making plans with friends Read more
Mixcloud is an online long-form audio platform providing content such as radio shows, podcasts and DJ mixes. Read more
FaceIT is the gaming platform for professional competitions within online multiplayer video games. Read more
Ubuntu is a Debian-based open source Linux operating system for PC, tablet, phone, and cloud platforms. Read more
Culture Trip is a travel e-commerce brand with content at its core Read more
wireWAX is about making video an intelligent part of the web. Computers just see pixels, they don't get that those pixels make up a picture of your friend, or a product you might be interested in. wireWAX is all about understanding that, both automatically with machine detection and recognition and allowing users to add tags themselves to moving people and objects, within video. The tool is used by thousands of free users on a limited tool with a fully customizable solution reserved for premium users such as the BBC, ITV, Channel 4, Target, GE, Nike, Adidas and many, many more. Read more
LoopMe is closing the loop on brand advertising, using AI, attribution and analytics to deliver measurable uplift in brand outcomes. Read more
Behavioral marketing company SaleCycle helps brands create better customer journeys online. Read more
We are making the web faster by providing performance WordPress hosting services, utilizing the latest web hosting technologies like Nginx web servers with load balancing, replicated MariaDB database servers, Redis caching, SSD drives, application performance monitoring by New Relic and a lot more! Read more
Velocity seeks to combine a deep consumer understanding with brilliant, innovative, useful business ideas. Read more
OpenCorporates is an online database that provides its users with information related to companies in the world. Read more
The best way for creators to accept donations and share exclusive content. Read more
Zamzar supports over 1200 different conversions - Video Converter, Audio Converter, Music Converter, eBook Converter, Image Converter, CAD Converter - THE multipurpose converter Read more
Our World In Data is a focussing on the powerful changes that reshape our world. Read more
We’re an acknowledged world-leader in developing global payment solutions for people’s business and pleasure, whether they’re depositing funds on a gaming site, buying online or sending money to family and friends. We also meet the needs of businesses worldwide, helping them build a global customer base and drive growth. Skrill is a truly global company. Based at our London headquarters and our offices throughout Europe and the US, our staff of over 500 represents more than 30 nationalities. Read more
Global database to identify & track promising companies Read more
WherestheMatch.com is looking for investors to make the company a household name in the world of Live Sport on TV, and specifically Football. With over 250,000 unique visitors per month to the website, WherestheMatch.com has recently launch a new iPhone app to capture the massive mobile market (https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/wheresthematch/id733712320?ls=1&mt=8) With the right marketing and advertising streams, we should be able to attract the big players to the site and the mobile app. We have lots of ideas above and beyond the current offerings, but need the development and marketing investment to fund the next 12 months. Here is a copy of our most recent media pack: http://www.wheresthematch.com/media-pack/WherestheMatch-Media-Pack-Aug2013.pdf I look forward to hearing from sporty investors! Read more
Influencer Marketing Hub is the leading industry resource for Micro-Influencers, Agencies and Platforms Read more
MyMiniFactory is an online open platform for desktop 3D printable files shared by professional 3D designers. Read more
Spiked Online is company which magazine that wants to change the world as well as report on it. Read more
Cleo is an artificial intelligence startup that offers an intelligent assistant to help users in managing their finances. Read more
PPC Protect helps you stop losing money on your PPC ads to fraudulent clicks. With thousands of businesses worldwide using AdWords to promote their product and service, almost no one is immune from click fraud. Currently, 1 in 4 PPC clicks are fraudulent, with most of them coming from competitors, fraud rings and AdSense partners. Stop wasting your PPC budget and protect yourself from fraudsters with PPC Protect. Our innovate software actively blocks suspected fraudsters from seeing your ads while still showing them to genuine users. Combine this with our real-time click fraud detection algorithm which uses over 126 factors, and you can feel safe knowing you're protected. With a real-time dashboard showing you how many fraudulent clicks have been blocked, PPC Protect is the perfect tool for every PPC advertiser. Read more
UNiDAYS is the world's leading student network, with access to over 10+ million students worldwide. We provide integrated, multi-channel campaigns and solutions to help you reach students—the highest value consumer group of all time. Read more
Otta helps job seekers find roles at the world’s most innovative companies. Read more
Littledata is an ecommerce analytics connector for Shopify stores. Read more
The World's First Instant Crypto-Backed Loans Read more
Capital.com is an insurgent fintech on a mission to make the world of finance more engaging, accessible and useful. Read more
Green Man Gaming is a global pure play e-commerce and technology business in the video games industry. Read more
Measure Protocol is a blockchain-powered marketplace for person-based data. Read more
Flourish is a powerful and flexible platform for data visualization and storytelling. Read more
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