\UK tech startups and scaleups to watch in 2021

\UK tech startups and scaleups to watch in 2021

The UK is still Europe’s leading startup nation, attracting €17.2bn in venture capital funding in the first half of 2021.

So far this year UK startups have raised a record €17.2bn from VC funds, more than the €14bn in all of 2020.

But which are the country's most exciting startups and scaleups? Which are the ones to watch in 2021?

Our team of experts at Sifted have chosen a list of more than 100 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

Beryl's logo

Beryl

Urban cycling technology

sports / sporting equipment

beryl.cc

London, UK

2012

€2m

SERIES A

€5-7m

50-100

Beauty Pie's logo

Beauty Pie

Beauty and cosmetics retailer which sells direct from supplier

wellness beauty /

beautypie.com

London, UK

2016

SERIES A

50-100

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Fronted's logo

Fronted

Tool to help renters finance their rental deposit in chunks

fintech / payments

fronted.rent

London, UK

2019

€1m

ANGEL

1-10

VividQ's logo

VividQ

The first complete software platform for 3d holgoraphic displays and point-cloud processing

enterprise software /

vivid-q.com

London, UK

2017

€19m

SEED

€53-79m

10-50

Hertility Health's logo

Hertility Health

At-home tests for every stage of your fertility journey Make informed decisions about your health when it matters,not when it’s too late

health / medical devices;health platform

hertilityhealth.com

UK

2019

€5m

SEED

€20-30m

10-50

Thymia's logo

Thymia

London, UK

2020

€1m

SEED

€4-6m

1-10

Cinch's logo

Cinch

The easy way to buy a car online

transportation / search, buy & rent

cinch.co.uk

Farnham, United Kingdom

2020

€1,160m

GROWTH EQUITY

100-500

Atom Bank's logo

Atom Bank

Challenger bank

fintech / banking

atombank.co.uk

Durham, UK

2014

€546m

LATE VC

€550m

100-500

Proximie's logo

Proximie

Uses augmented reality to allow surgeons to advise on operations remotely around the globe

b2b / health

proximie.com

London, UK

2016

€45m

SERIES B

€138-207m

50-100

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Quantexa's logo

Quantexa

AI technology connecting and analyzing data points

b2b / enterprise software

quantexa.com

London, UK

2016

€219m

SERIES D

€773m

500-1000

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