Top UK Startups To Watch Out For In 2017

The startup scene in UK, London in particular, is bright and exciting. Other than resource, skill and support for new age entrepreneurs, there is also a sense of community in the tech sphere, as startup owners in London would like to draw attention to. And a community of like-minded individuals makes way to spirit and motivation that lead number of entrepreneurs to consider London as the best launching pad in that part of the world. So without further ado, let’s get to know a little better these top UK startups that gloriously posited their ventures in the unicorn club and deserve an eye on them in 2017.

Global Switch

Valuation – $6.02 billion

Industry – Computer hardware and services

top UK startups

Founded in 1998, Global Switch is a renowned leader in providing one of the best data centre solutions. The data centres are exclusively located in Tier 1 markets and has sophisticated infrastructures.

Oxford Nanopore Technologies

Valuation – $1.55 billion

Industry – Healthcare

Oxford Nanopore is a 2005 born healthcare startup focused on developing and commercializing nanopore sequencing products for direct electronic analysis of singular molecules.

Farfetch

Valuation – $1.5 billion

Industry – E-commerce

 top UK startups

Farfetch is a Portuguese fashion website based in London. They offer wide range of luxury collections for men and women and work on a commission based model with its partner boutiques. They also have offices in New York, Los Angeles, Guimarães, Porto, São Paulo, Shanghai, Tokyo and Lisbon.

TransferWise

Valuation – $1.1 billion

Industry – Fintech

Established in 2011, TransferWise is a London based peer-to-peer money transfer service. It allows users to transfer money eight times cheaper than with the bank. Outside UK, it also has offices in eight other locations including New York, Sydney, Singapore and Estonia.

Shazam

Valuation – $1 billion

Industry – Mobile software and services

 top UK startups

Shazam was founded in 1999 and now headquartered in London. It’s a popular music app available on Mac, PCs and smartphones. They use an unique digital finger printing technology for music, TV shows and brand recognition for consumers and airplay monitoring.

Funding Circle

Valuation – $1 billion

Industry – Fintech

Founded in 2010, Funding Circle is a peer-to-peer money lending marketplace exclusively focused on small and medium-sized businesses. They allow accredited and institutional investors to lend money directly to small businesses with potential and in need for finance to grow their businesses.

Benevolent.ai

Valuation – $1 billion

Industry – Healthcare

 top UK startups

The management team of Proximagen, with high track record in building successful technology companies, founded Benevolent.ai in 2013. Their aim was to combine technology and bioscience using artificial intelligence (AI) to speed up biomedical discoveries.

Deliveroo

Valuation – $1 billion

Industry – On-demand

Deliveroo is a popular on-demand food delivery chain active in UK since 2013. The company is spread across eighty-four cities in the UK, Germany, France, Dubai, Ireland, Singapore and Australia to name a few.

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