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United Kingdom Startup Ecosystem Overview

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Regional Ranking
1st
0
in Western Europe
Global Ranking
2nd
0
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
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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 2021. United Kingdom also ranks at number 1 for startups in Western Europe.

There are 83 cities ranked in the top 1,000 in United Kingdom and the top ranked city in United Kingdom is London at 3 globally. London is followed by Manchester at 60 and Cambridge at 63.

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 2122 Ecommerce & Retail startups in United Kingdom, 1094 Fintech startups in United Kingdom and 819 Foodtech startups in United Kingdom, on the StartupBlink Map.

On the StartupBlink Global Startup Ecosystem Map there is a sample of 7309 startups in United Kingdom, 19 accelerators in United Kingdom, 51 coworking spaces in United Kingdom, 66 organizations in United Kingdom and 9 leaders in United Kingdom.

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GrabFood is a same-day grocery delivery company, offering delivery in as little as one hour. Read more
Rebuilding data in advertising to protect privacy 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
Fresha is a SaaS-enabled marketplace platform for beauty and wellness industry. 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
Culture Trip is a travel e-commerce brand with content at its core Read more
Paddle is trying to become the worlds easiest marketplace for digital content. Currently, the way we buy digital products online is broken. The scope of digital products has become so huge, everything from Music, to eBooks, to Software, Games and more. All of these products are spread across different stores, which all have different methods of consumption for different devices. Paddle wants to change this and make buying and using digital products easy, whatever your device may be. Read more
Cleo is an artificial intelligence startup that offers an intelligent assistant to help users in managing their finances. Read more
We’re here to help you thrive.With a quick application, dedicated account manager and fast decision, you can stay focused on your business while we focus on your loan. Taking your business to the next level has never been easier. Read more
DICE is a curated platform that connects fans to live shows. Read more
Carwow is a company that helps efficiently connect car buyers to car dealers. Read more
Freeview is the biggest TV platform in the UK. Read more
Intelligent energy markets - Real time information analytics with the most complete set of oil cargo data available Read more
FaceIT is the gaming platform for professional competitions within online multiplayer video games. Read more
Selina is a fast-growing hospitality brand built for today’s nomadic traveler to help them live, work, and explore anywhere in the world. Read more
Zappi helps global brands make faster and better decisions to drive business growth. Read more
The World's First Instant Crypto-Backed Loans Read more
Onfido is an ID verification solutions provider. Our document verification and facial biometrics technology lets your users verify themselves anywhere, anytime. Read more
Flo is an AI-powered women’s health app that supports women at every stage of their reproductive cycle. Read more
PaySend is a fintech company that solves the universal problem to securely enable any bank card to send and receive money worldwide. Read more
Yieldify creates smart and simple marketing technology products that predict customer behaviour. Read more
LoveCrafts is a start-up that builds social marketplaces for the crafts sector. Read more
Enjoy learning for life with free, online courses from top UK and international universities. Read more
Introducing Marketinvoice (www.marketinvoice.com): Based in London, Marketinvoice is the UK’s first online platform allowing businesses to selectively sell the invoices of large business customers to raise flexible working capital. Businesses can register on MarketInvoice within 15 minutes, and once approved, can trade invoices due to be paid in 30, 60, 90 days. Funds are advanced instantly from a pool of global institutional investors. Since 2011 MarketInvoice has funded over £110 million worth of invoices, with 20% growth month-on-month in 2013. In August 2013 the UK Government became a buyer of invoices on the MarketInvoice platform, investing directly in UK SMEs looking to access working capital as part of the Business Finance Partnership.  Read more
Located on a green field site in Ellon, north of Aberdeen, is our state of the art eco-brewery. One of the most technologically advanced in the world, from here we strive constantly to challenge people’s preconceptions about what beer is and how it can taste. Read more
Perlego is an unlimited eBook subscription service for academic and professional content. Read more
LoopMe is closing the loop on brand advertising, using AI, attribution and analytics to deliver measurable uplift in brand outcomes. Read more
Beamery helps companies attract, identify & engage with candidates on one unified platform, to deliver better talent acquisition - at scale. Read more
TransferGo is a digital international money transfers for migrants and businesses. Read more
Bulb provides affordable renewable energy for homes and businesses. Read more
Ubuntu is a Debian-based open source Linux operating system for PC, tablet, phone, and cloud platforms. Read more
Goodlord offers a cloud-based software to help estate agents, landlords, and tenants manage the rental process. Read more
Monese is an online banking platform that offers quick current account opening for all EU residents. Read more
GWI is the leading supplier of target audience insight to the global marketing industry. Read more
Octopus Energy builds technology that reduces the cost of energy to improve customer experience. Read more
TotallyMoney puts customers right at the center of their credit data, helping them make smarter financial decisions. Read more
Salary Finance partners with employers to improve employee wellbeing by helping get people out of debt and into saving. Read more
Elvie is a British femtech company developing smarter technology for women. Read more
OnBuy is a UK online marketplace packed with great prices on millions of products from thousands of online retailers. Read more
Soldo is an all-in-one expense management solution that manages your business spending for you. All Soldo plans come with Mastercard® cards, a mobile app for employees, and a web console for administrators. Read more
what3words is a mapping technology startup that creates a proprietary geocode system for logistics firms. Read more
Crisp is the leading provider of social media brand safety and crisis monitoring services. 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
Mixcloud is an online long-form audio platform providing content such as radio shows, podcasts and DJ mixes. Read more
Most banks put themselves first. We're not most banks. In fact, we're the UK's first app only bank. But we don't just do it differently, we do it better. Our service is fast, fair and all about you. With our app, you take your savings and mortgages with you, wherever you go, 24/7. We’ve done away with fiddly keypads and long passwords. Instead, we use your face and voice as your password. Simple. After all, we are all about you. Read more
Freetrade is a challenger stockbroker that offers free share trading in mobile phones. Read more
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Top Cities for Startups in United Kingdom Ranked by StartupBlink

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