\The London startups and scaleups to watch in 2021

\The London startups and scaleups to watch in 2021

London is the top startup city in Europe. Which companies should be on your watchlist?

So far this year London startups have raised a record €11.8bn from VC funds, more than the €14.5bn in all of 2020.

But which are the most exciting startups and scaleups based in the city? Which are the ones to watch in 2021?

Our team of experts at Sifted have chosen a list of more than 130 exciting companies we think you need to know about, with an added 'Sifted take' on some to provide an extra layer of insight.

It's a mixture of the big and the small, the well known and the under the radar. But all are making waves. Keep reading below and stay informed about Europe’s new economy!

(P.S The data is from European Startups, with valuation estimates from Dealroom. If there is anyone missing from this list, or anything is wrong, please let us know by email at [email protected]).

Key

Year founded

Amount raised

Last funding round

Valuation

Employees

Hopin's logo

Hopin

All-in-one live online events platform

events /

hopin.com

London, UK

2019

€520m

SERIES C

€1.9bn

100-500

Zego's logo

Zego

Insurtech for business

fintech / insurance

zego.com

London, UK

2016

€183m

SERIES C

€153-229m

100-500

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Cera's logo

Cera

Professional home care for elderly people

health / health platform

ceracare.co.uk

London, UK

2015

€83m

SERIES B

€255-382m

50-100

Tessian's logo

Tessian

Cybersecurity using machine learning tech

security; enterprise software / data protection

tessian.com

London, UK

2013

€111m

SERIES C

€145-218m

100-500

Onfido's logo

Onfido

Identity verification engine for enterprises

saas; B2B; enterprise software / regtech & compliance

onfido.com

London, UK

2010

€192mm

GRANT

€364-545m

100-500

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Revolut

Online banking platform

fintech / banking

revolut.com

London, UK

2015

€836m

SERIES D

€5bn

1000-5000

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OakNorth

Bank focused on small and medium-sized businesses

fintech / banking / mortgages & lending

oaknorth.com

London, UK

2015

€783m

SECONDARY

€2.2bn

10-50

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Babylon Health

High quality healthcare via mobile phone

London, UK

2013

€877m

SERIES C

€1.8bn

1000-5000

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HungryPanda

Chinese food and groceries delivery

London, UK

2016

€82m

SERIES C

€255-382m

100-500

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Lendable's logo

Lendable

Lending platform

fintech / lending

lendable.co.uk

London, UK

2014

€500m

SECONDARY

€1bn

50-100

Monzo's logo

Monzo

Online banking platform

fintech / banking

monzo.com

London, UK

2015

€622m

SERIES H

€1.4bn

1000-5000

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Improbable

A cloud-based platform for game developers to create AI-powered simulated worlds

gaming / enterprise software

improbable.io

London, UK

2012

€547m

GROWTH EQUITY

€1.8bn

500-1000

Ki Insurance's logo

Ki Insurance

Digital Lloyd's of London syndicate

insurtech /

ki-insurance.com

London, UK

2020

€455m

SEED

10-50

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Starling Bank

Mobile-app based bank

fintech / banking

starlingbank.com

London, UK

2014

€876m

LATE VC

£540m

500-1000

Snyk's logo

Snyk

Open source security platform

security / enterprise software

snyk.io

London, UK

2015

€684m

SERIES E

€2.4bn

100-500

SaltPay's logo

SaltPay

FinTech company dedicated to building a better future for merchants by servicing them through payment and management tools

fintech / financial management solutions;payments

saltpay.co

London, United Kingdom

2019

€571m

SERIES C

€909m

100-500

Zopa's logo

Zopa

Digital bank

fintech / mortgages & lending;banking

zopa.com

London, United Kingdom

2005

€434m

LATE VC

€780m

100-500

Pollinate's logo

Pollinate

A software business, focused on reinventing merchant acquiring for banks around the world

fintech / banking;payments

pollinate.co.uk

London, United Kingdom

2017

€199m

SERIES C

€420m

50-100

Dishpatch's logo

Dishpatch

Bringing the UK's best restaurants home

food / food logistics & delivery

dishpatch.co.uk

London, UK

2019

€13m

SEED

€48-72m

10-50

Huma's logo

Huma

Transforming healthcare and research globally

health /

huma.com

London, United Kingdom

2011

€167m

SERIES C

€473-709m

50-100

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