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United Kingdom Startup Ecosystem Overview

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Regional Ranking
1st
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in Western Europe
Global Ranking
2nd
0
worldwide
Population
66.8
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 iconSongkick
startup iconRover
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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 1523 Ecommerce & Retail startups in United Kingdom, 894 Fintech startups in United Kingdom and 567 Foodtech startups in United Kingdom, on the StartupBlink Map.

On the StartupBlink Global Startup Ecosystem Map there is a sample of 4692 startups in United Kingdom, 19 accelerators in United Kingdom, 51 coworking spaces in United Kingdom, 61 organizations in United Kingdom and 7 leaders in United Kingdom.

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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
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
Making email work again- Tackling email complexity We take the pain out of handling your organization’s most important data: the information that passes through your email systems. When we started out ten years ago, we saw what others didn’t - that while corporate email was increasingly being used as the primary store for critical business information, it was also becoming more complex; fragmented, less reliable and ever more costly. Read more
"Our mission is to help people recognize and engage with the world around them" Shazam is a mobile app that recognizes music and TV around you. It is the best way to discover, explore and share the music and TV you love. Shazam connects more than 500 million people. It took us 10 years to reach 1 billion tags, 10 months to reach 2 billion, 3 months to go from 10 to 12 billion... It's an amazing app, available now in the Apple, Android and Windows stores. And we're always looking for new and innovative ways to delight our users. 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
Building the most advanced global infrastructure for People Science. Read more
Our World In Data is a focussing on the powerful changes that reshape our world. Read more
Depop is a fun new way to buy and sell items from a smartphone. Free to download, users upload stylish mobile images and details of items they’d like to sell to the Depop marketplace for the community to view. It’s a fast, simple and social way to discover new and interesting items for sale. Depop shoppers can follow sellers, like and comment on items for sale and chat directly with sellers before they buy. All transactions are made using PayPal so security is assured. Founded by entrepreneur Simon Beckerman in 2012 and based in London, UK; Depop is funded by investors including Balderton Capital and Holtzbrinck Ventures. Read more
ClearScore's vision is to help everyone, no matter what their circumstances, achieve greater financial wellbeing. 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
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
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
Pitchup.com is an online travel agent focused on campsites, glampsites and holiday parks in 16 European countries. Operating on a commission-only agent model, Pitchup.com has signed up 1,500 sites since launching online booking in 2010. Traffic reached 75,000 visits per day in summer 2015.. 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
The World's First Instant Crypto-Backed Loans Read more
DesignMyNight.com is a nightlife guide and reservations platform. We are the OpenTable/Top table of the bar, pub and club world and the fastest growing nightlife site in the UK. We have a young and ambitious team looking to grow our business in global cities.  Read more
Influencer Marketing Hub is the leading industry resource for Micro-Influencers, Agencies and Platforms 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
We're building a marketplace to connect art buyers with independent artists and galleries. We intend to disrupt the inefficient, fragmented art market where consumers currently are faced with two unsatisfying options: (1) limited selection and high prices at small galleries, or (2) mass produced canvas prints and posters sold by IKEA, Crate and Barrel, and others.  Read more
OpenRent turns renting a property into a streamlined, online process offering drastically lower costs. 100% of the properties on our site are guaranteed available and agent/admin fees are banned. We help landlords find tenants via the major portals and handle all the usual admin (referencing, contracts, deposits, etc) online all for just £20 per property - their first listing is totally free! Read more
Fresha is a SaaS-enabled marketplace platform for beauty and wellness industry. 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
World Remit is a Money Transfer Security Provider Company. Read more
HealthUnlocked is a network communities focused on connecting our users with others who share their chronic condition or health interest. We've partnered with over 450 health organizations around the world monitor these communites and ensure a high quality information.  Read more
MyMiniFactory is an online open platform for desktop 3D printable files shared by professional 3D designers. Read more
Quipper's e-learning platform lets you create fun quiz apps that can be shared on multiple platforms including iOS and Android. Users will 'learn through play' and can test their knowledge against others in our community. The quizzes are in multiple-choice format and use an iterative learning technique. An ever-expanding range of topics includes languages, professional qualifications, high school exams, literature, trivia, and many more. Read more
Finastra provides the broadest portfolio of financial services software. Read more
OnBuy is a UK online marketplace packed with great prices on millions of products from thousands of online retailers. Read more
Top10.com sorts through over half a million hotels to find the Top 10 for your criteria, anywhere in the world. We also compare deals from every major booking site to make sure you get the best price, every time. Read more
PowToon is a brand new presentation software that allows just about anyone to create awesome presentations and animated product demo videos containing the WOW!-Factor. Making your own presentoon is intuitive and drag-and-drop simple. PowToon's awesome animation effects, vibrant designs and creative styles give your presentoon a professional look-and-feel. (4 hours using PowToon can achieve the result of 4 days of professional Flash animator work) Read more
PeoplePerHour is a community of talent available to work for you remotely, online, at the click of a button. Post a Job - let people find you! Tell us what you need done Relevant freelancers are notified to submit a proposal Review proposals and select your expert Pay a downpayment to start the job. Released on completion Read more
The best way for creators to accept donations and share exclusive content. Read more
The integrated clinical system for managing your patients' medical data and admin tasks. Read more
Perlego is an unlimited eBook subscription service for academic and professional content. Read more
Bitstamp is an online bitcoin marketplace that allows people from all around the world to safely buy and sell bitcoins. Read more
We believe that language learning does not need to be difficult, time-consuming or expensive. That’s why we have created busuu, the easy and effective way to learn another language. With a team of educational experts, designers and developers we have created a mobile and web app that has helped over 50 million users to learn another language. Want to join? Read more
Velocity seeks to combine a deep consumer understanding with brilliant, innovative, useful business ideas. Read more
Car Throttle is a car community for the Facebook generation or "Buzzfeed for Cars". We're a next-generation content play serving the $9bn automotive ad spend market worldwide. We help brands like Audi, EA and Red Bull looking increase brand awareness/sales in valuable 18-24 demographic thanks to our audience of supersharers. On Facebook, we already have higher engagement than BBC's TopGear. Shortlisted at The Europas 2013 in Best Audio, Video or Entertainment Startup category. Featured in Bloomberg, DailyMail & Evening Standard. Read more
Payhip is an e-commerce platform that enables anyone to sell digital products directly to their fans and followers using just a link. You can simply upload your product, enter the price and start selling on Twitter, Facebook or your own website. Payhip takes care of file storage, payment processing and product delivery to your customers. Read more
Capital.com is an insurgent fintech on a mission to make the world of finance more engaging, accessible and useful. Read more
Festicket is an innovative social booking platform that offers hassle-free music festival packages to customers all over the world. Working with over 200 festivals globally, this year it has again signed up the likes of Bestival, EXIT, Sziget, Time Warp, Tomorrowland and Ultra Europe, as well as many others, making it Europe’s largest music festival travel platform. Check it out: www.festicket.com Read more
Mixlr is a platform for social live audio. Mixlr allows people to broadcast live audio and engage with fans, friends and listeners in real-time. Read more
We help healthcare providers talk to their patients. DrDoctor provides a appointment booking layer that sits on top of current hospital systems. It has a user centred interface that makes it easy to book appointments with your hospital. It works online and on smartphones. Hospitals pay per implementation. The DrDoctor tools increase clinic productivity and reduce non attendances. This makes the product net cash positive. Read more
For the love of the game. Pioneering sports data since 2000. We’re trusted by the world’s biggest sports for a reason,we get results. Read more
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Top Cities for Startups in United Kingdom Ranked by StartupBlink

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5.638
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5.270
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2.453
0.32
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