💥Burst Forth

burst forth - verb
(American-English synonym for breakout - and it sounds more British)

UK headquartered digital tech company, £5M+ net revenue in the last 12 months and at least 30% revenue growth over the last 2 years.

AdzunaSearch engine for jobs adsVentureBurstForthPassion Capital, Index VenturesLink
AlgomiSecurely and intelligently harness data to make valuable financial trading connectionsPrivate EquityBurstForthLakestar, Hoxton Ventures, PE (Euronext)Link
AzimoTransfer money worldwideVentureBurstForthRakuten, Frog Capital, Greycroft PartnersLink
BlisLocation data technology to create audiences for advertisersSeries BBurstForthBallpark Ventures, Beringea, Endeit Capital, Meridian Growth Capital, Unilever VenturesLink
Bloom & WildFlower delivery through the letterboxSeries BBurstForthMMC Ventures, Burda Principal Investments, Catamaran VenturesLink
BrandwatchSocial intelligence companySeries CBurstForthPartech Ventures, Nauta Capital, Highland Europe, DurrantsLink
buddiPersonal emergency response service-BurstForth-Link
BusuuSocial network for language learningSeries BBurstForthPROfounders Capital, McGraw-Hill EducationLink
CarwowFind and buy a new carSeries BBurstForthBalderton, Accel, Episode 1Link
ClearScoreFree access to credit scores and reports-BurstForth-Link
Condeco GroupManage meeting and office spacesSeries ABurstForthHighland EuropeLink
CrowdcubeInvestment crowdfunding platformSeries CBurstForthVenture Inc S.A, Balderton, NumisLink
DeliverooFood delivery experienceSeries EBurstForthIndex, Accel, Greenoaks, GC, DST GlobalLink
EburySmall and medium enterprises grow internationallyPrivate EquityBurstForthEnvestors, 83NorthLink
Epos NowPoint-of-sale software and hardware provider-BurstForth-Link
FairsailCloud-based human resources-BurstForth-Link
FesticketOnline marketplace to discover and book musical festivalsSeries BBurstForthLepe, PROfoundersLink
FundAppsRegulatory compliance monitoring SaaS to financial institutionsSeedBurstForth-Link
GoCardlessCollect Direct Debit paymentsSeries CBurstForthYC, SV Angel, Start Fund, Accel, Passion, Balderton, NotionLink
GoustoInnovative recipe boxes with pre-portioned ingredientsVentureBurstForthMMC, UnileverLink
InteractInternal communication and collaboration challenges-BurstForth-Link
iwocaFlexible credit to small businesses across EuropeSeries CBurstForthActon Capital, Redline, Commerz, Shawbrook Bank, PrimeLink
Just GivingPlatform for online giving in the world-BurstForth-Link
KanoCreates computers and coding kits for all agesSeries ABurstForthBreyer, Collab Fund, JamJarLink
LMAXDeliver the benefits of exchange quality execution-BurstForth-Link
Lost My NameIndependent technology and publishing businessSeries ABurstForthForward, GV, Project ALink
LoveCraftsOnline community and marketplace for the crafts sectorSeries BBurstForthHighland Europe, BaldertonLink
MWR InfoSecurityCyber security consultancySeries BBurstForthETFLink
My UNiDAYSConnects brands and services to a verified audience of students-BurstForth-Link
NewVoiceMedia Powers customers connectionsSeries FBurstForthNotion, Eden, Salesforce, Bessemer Venture PartnersLink
OnfidoIdentity verification platformVentureBurstForthSalesforce, Crunchfund, BrightbridgeLink
Performance HorizonSaaS solutions for digital partner marketingSeries CBurstForthGreycroft, GN Capital, Mithril CapitalLink
QubitEmpowers businesses to customise and optimise websites in real-timeSeries CBurstForthBalderton, Accel, Goldman SachsLink
RateSetterP2P lending platformsVentureBurstForthArtemisLink
Receipt BankAutomates small business bookkeepingVentureBurstForthKennetLink
ROLIModular music creation systemSeries BBurstForthBalderton, Horizons, Foundry, Kreos, Index, Founders FundLink
scootaOnline advertising technologySeries BBurstForthNotion, Frog, Venture FoundersLink
Space ApeGaming company focussed on mid-core gamesDebt FinancingBurstForthAcclel, Connect, Initial, Northzone, Sega Ventures, SVBLink
Spitfire AudioVirtual instruments to composers and producers-BurstForth-Link
SuperAwesomeKid-safe digital media ecosystemSeries ABurstForthSandbox, Twenty Ten, IBIS TMT, HoxtonLink
Swoon EditionsOnline furniture brandSeries ABurstForthIndex, LocalGlobe, OctopusLink
Tails.comOnline pet nutrition serviceSeedBurstForthJamJar, OctopusLink
The FloowTelematic system to make vehicles safer and cheaperVentureBurstForth-Link
ThreadHelp men dress well without going shoppingSeries BBurstForthBeringea, BaldertonLink
Threads StylingReinventing luxury goods commerce for the Snapchat generation-BurstForth-Link
Trak Global GroupTelematics company-BurstForth-Link
TransferWiseInternational money transfer platformSeries DBurstForthIndex, A16Z, Vidar, IALink
Ve InteractiveSoftware for digital advertising and online conversion-BurstForth-Link
WorldRemitSend money to friends and family living abroadDebt FinancingBurstForthAccel, Project A, SVBLink
YieldifyHelps marketers convert visitors easilySeries ABurstForthGV, Softbank, Hoxton, LocalGlobeLink

🦄 Unicorns

UK companies (or co's with a large UK presence) that have Unicorn status 🦄

ASOSOnline fashion and beauty platformIPOUnicorn-Link
JustEatOnline takeaway orderingIPOUnicornIndex, Redpoint, 83NorthLink
SkrillE-commerce platform that facilitates online payment transactions-Unicorn-Link
WongaOnline payday lenderSeries CUnicornAccel, BaldertonLink
ZooplaProvides accurate house price estimates available in the UKSeries CUnicornAtlas, OctopusLink
FarfetchBrings together independent fashion boutiques Series FUnicornIndex, DST, Conde NastLink
ShazamConnects people to the music, TV shows and ads they loveSeries FUnicornKleiner PerkinsLink
Funding CircleOnline marketplace for business loansSeries FUnicornAccel, Index, DSTLink
Markit GroupFinancial information services companyIPOUnicornGeneral AtlanticLink
RightmoveProperty websiteIPOUnicorn-Link
UberConnecting passengers with drivers for hireSeries GUnicornGV, Benchmark, First RoundLink
StripeSet of unified payment APIs and toolsSeries DUnicornYC, Sequoia, Founders Fund, ThriveLink
AirbnbBook unique homes around the worldSeries FUnicornYC, Sequoia, a16z, Greylock, Link

👀 Watch-out

UK startups worth keeping track of.

JukedeckArtificially intelligent music composerVentureWatchoutPlayfair, Cambridge InnovationLink
QuuuSocial media marketing on autopilotAngelWatchout-Link
MonzoBuilding a bank as smart as your phoneSeries CWatchoutThrive, PassionLink
DoopollPlatform for engaging audiences and gathering opinionsSeedWatchout-Link
RampPromo merch platform-Watchout-Link
SeenitApp driven collaborative video production platformSeedWatchout-Link
DarktraceEnterprise immune system technology for cyber securitySeries CWatchoutHoxton, Summit, SoftBank, KKRLink
EchoboxAI that understands the meaning of contentSeries AWatchoutMangrove, LocalGlobe, EFLink
StepsizeSmart tools for teams to develop better software faster-Watchout-Link
SeldonMachine learning infrastructure for data scientists and developersSeedWatchoutTechstarsLink
CleoIntelligent assistant that helps users manage their financesSeedWatchout-Link
StatusTodayAI-powered insights platform that understands human behaviourSeedWatchoutEF, LocalGlobe, NotionLink

🌱 Mission

Companies solving important and valuable problems.

InsideDNAMakes drug discovery faster and cheaper with AI & genomics-Mission-Link
OxehealthTurns cameras into health monitorsVentureMissionIP GroupLink
BenevolentAIHarnessing the power of AI to enhance and accelerate global scientific discovery-MissionLandsdowne, Lundbeck, Upsher Smith, WoodfordLink

🤗 Community Picks

Awesome UK startups recommended by the community.

MarvelCreates prototypes in just a few clicksSeries APicksHaatch, BGFLink