SEP MONITOR – November 2014 Mapping the UK’s ICT “Scaleups”

Abstract

The Startup Europe Partnership mapping and scouting database focuses on “scaleups” — European startups that have been able to break the “early-stage barrier” and are a candidate to become large global companies and real job creators.

This issue of the SEP Monitor includes the results of a preliminary analysis of the ICT startup ecosystem in the UK with a special focus on the UK’s scaleups and exits. We have identified and analyzed approximately 400 ICT scaleups able to raise over $1M in the last three-year period. Approximately $5B was invested into scaleups via venture capital funds, while $4B was collected on the stock market (IPO). In the last three years more than 15 companies turned into “scalers” by raising more than $100M each.

SEP Monitor is based on ongoing research and data mining; results and findings are preliminary. This SEP Monitor reports only ICT companies. Other key areas in the startup ecosystem, such as biotech/life science, hard-tech and cleantech, are currently under investigation and will be reported in a next issue of the SEP Monitor.