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United Kingdom Startup Ecosystem Overview

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Global Ranking
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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
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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 1571 Ecommerce & Retail startups in United Kingdom, 913 Fintech startups in United Kingdom and 589 Foodtech startups in United Kingdom, on the StartupBlink Map.

On the StartupBlink Global Startup Ecosystem Map there is a sample of 4833 startups in United Kingdom, 22 accelerators in United Kingdom, 58 coworking spaces in United Kingdom, 66 organizations in United Kingdom and 7 leaders in United Kingdom.

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PHARMASEAL want to give customers increased control of their clinical trials and product development. Having developed Engility® a B2B SaaS unified clinical trial management platform combining a CTMS and eTMF the company is expanding sales and partnerships. Read more
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Whether you’re building one or one hundred chatbots, for your business or others, ubisend gives you the tools to create the experiences you seek. When businesses need to increase efficiencies or do more with less, ubisend's powerful and scalable nature makes it an easy reality. Read more
At Consult Physio Ltd, we offer high-quality physiotherapy treatment for patients in Peterborough and across Cambridgeshire and Northamptonshire. Read more
RealSAM specialise in developing AI technology solutions for people who are blind, have low vision or a print disability. Read more
VisiSoft is the premium EPOS platform for visitor attractions in the UK. Link all your EPOS, ticketing, stock and business management tools together to get true visibility of your performance. Read more
Webroster.net is an online workforce management and scheduling system designed to save time and money through automating and streamlining manual processes. Webroster.net matches resources to clients to create rosters, generates timesheets and processes invoices and payroll. Read more
OpenFaaS allows you to write and deploy your first Python function in around 10-15 minutes. From there you can take the OpenFaaS workshop, a series of tried-and-tested self-paced labs which teach you everything you need to know about functions — and more. Read more
Achilles Therapeutics is a developer of immunotherapies intended to offer next-generation, patient-specific therapies to treat cancer. Read more
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We provide online booking & customer management software for venues & businesses that provide space, facilities & equipment for hire, or offer appointment led services. Our Switch system is a calendar & workflow driven SAAS solution that drives bookings & reduces admin tasks. Read more
An intelligent engineering integrity and information management system assuring your design and operations are verified faster, safer and more accurately. Read more
Esendex has developed web-based software that enables businesses to send and manage SMS communications with their customers and staff. Read more
Footfalls & Heartbeats has developed a revolutionary and proprietary process for manufacturing smart fabric which uses nano-scale interactions within the textile to make the fabric itself the sensor, avoiding the need for wires or miniature electronics. 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 an eCommerce digital agency, specialists in Magento. We deliver sites for our B2B and B2C clients that reflect and propel the ever-progressing, exciting era of technology we're in. Read more
EkkoSense is a global leader in the provision of software driven thermal optimization for critical live environments Read more
boditrax technologies, is an innovative British company creating digital solutions for the health, fitness and wellness sectors. boditrax is precision body composition and cellular monitoring that fuses clinically validated hardware with simple, intuitive software. Read more
CCTech develops customer management and biometric technology, including Customer Clever and Smart Tile. Read more
We partner with our clients to provide digital solutions that transform their workforce and enable data-driven continuous improvement Read more
We are Impression, a multi-award winning, strategic-thinking team of digital marketing experts with a creative edge. We thrive on creating intelligent, integrated creative marketing campaigns and seamless customer journeys. Read more
Percayso Inform’s insurance intelligence goes beyond traditional data enrichment by providing unique solutions at all stages of the insurance lifecycle. Read more
Leading the way in behavioral understanding from face & voice technology. Founded in April 2019 as a spin-out company from the University of Nottingham, BlueSkeye AI was born out of the desire of its founders for their research to do real good and have an impact on our world. Read more
Our mission is to make international payments and investment fund services faster, more transparent and cost-efficient. And to help businesses of all sizes improve their profitability. Read more
There’s a tool to replace every manual marketing task. Surges is on a mission to find the very best ones for your business. Read more
Your entire customer lifecycle on one cloud native platform The platform behind leading energy suppliers. Quote, sign-up, bill, collect and service in real time. Read more
In 2011 we brought together people with deep expertise in lending with some very smart technologists and Oakbrook Finance was born. Although our backgrounds were different we shared a belief that there was a better way to do consumer lending. Read more
Podium is creating the perfect ecosystem for consumers looking to start their mortgage adventure online. Current mortgage journeys are not built with a consumer's goals and needs front of mind, we are changing this. Read more
Adzooma is an all-in-one platform that allows you to track, analyse, optimise and increase the profitability of your digital marketing campaigns. Read more
Pummie Productions is a full service Design and Digital agency. We are a team of highly trained and dedicated professionals, who individually have decades of experience in the international visual, audio, entertainment, advertising and interactive mediums. Read more
Lazy Flora delivers beautiful, hassle-free plant subscriptions to busy people in the UK. We take all the effort out of having beuatiful indoor and outdoor plants, all year round. Expertise on tap, no more weekend trips to the garden centre. We do it all. Read more
keyhive is the elegant solution to a commonplace problem, experienced by every property professional: “has anyone seen the keys?” And it’s easy as tap, sign, go. Read more
Swiftcomplete creates address and location search technology. Our address autocomplete and geocoding APIs are used by websites and applications to speed up and improve the process of finding location information. Read more
Cyreal is a tech company that offers Image processing and storage and Efficient processing to 3D model in private Microsoft Azure data centre. Read more
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Tully exist to help everyone with debts. Read more
We’re Lockwood Publishing, leading independent developers and creators of Avakin Life based in Nottingham, UK Read more
e-days is an award-winning cloud-based absence management system that makes holiday and absence tracking easy and accurate for organisations of all sizes, anywhere in the world. Read more
We deliver tools and services that allow businesses, groups, and people to effectively organize their time. Managing time should take minimal effort and consider a person’s whole life with complete respect for their privacy. Read more
200 Degrees operates a chain of coffee shops across the UK and a barista school, alongside selling home brewing equipment and their own brand coffee beans. Read more
OpenWrks is an Information Technology Company. Read more
Ripjar counters global money laundering, terrorism, and criminal networks through a Labyrinth platform that detects criminal behavior. Read more
VFC Foods makes vegan chicken products, currently saving the lives over 500 chickens per week Read more
ControlPlane secures Kubernetes from supply-chain and runtime attacks with a zero trust, continuous security approach Read more
WriteUpp is a super simple cloud-based practice management solution (pms) for individual healthcare professionals and small practices. Most PMS' in Europe are bloated with features that the vast majority of small practitioners just don't need. Think Salesforce when Highrise or SugarCRM are totally fit for purpose. WriteUpp is actively being used by Physiotherapists, Speech Therapists, Psychotherapists, Counsellors and a whole host of independent health professionals in Europe to schedule patients, maintain compliant notes, write letters and bill their clients quickly and cost effectively. Read more
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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
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