Information Age identifies the top tech startups in the UK by sector

What are the top tech startups in the UK? Across sectors, this list hopes to shine a light on the country’s growing tech scene ⁠- the heartbeat of the economy

The UK is home to some of the most innovative tech startups in the world. London is rivalled by only by a handful of other tech hubs, including; Silicon Valley, Shenzhen, Singapore and Israel. However, the top tech startups in the UK are not limited to the capital. In fact, tech startups are emerging across the whole country: Manchester, Bristol, Oxford and Cambridge are some of the most popular and well known tech hubs, although they’re not the only UK cities fostering innovation.

In all of these cities, different sectors are being disrupted by a host of companies in an increasingly competitive market.

The below list is a subjective attempt by Information Age to identify the top tech startups in the UK by sector. Our aim is to celebrate these burgeoning companies, helping drive the digital economy, by putting them on the radar.

In this instance, we are defining startups as a company that has been founded in the last five years with a turnover of £10 million or less. If you feel that your company should be on Information Age’s UK tech startup list, please email

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Company name: Countingup
City HQ: London (New office opened in Cardiff also)
Founded: 2017
Market/area of expertise: Accountancy and Business Banking
Tech focus: App – provider of a full bookkeeping solution targeting at micro businesses (plumbers, shop owners, B&Bs, website designers).
Revenue: Estimated at $2 million, according to Owler
Company size: 30 – 40 employees
Big name clients: None
What makes them unique and ROI figures: It is the only company in the world to offer a full bookkeeping solution app to small and micro businesses, which saves an average small business owner up to 8 hours of work from doing the traditional bookkeeping process. The app allows businesses to have a business bank account and accountancy solution all in one app. It is a fintech that is based in White City, but it does not necessarily follow the ‘Shoreditch’ way; instead focusing on supporting real-world small and micro businesses from Chip vans to window cleaners.


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