London’s Tech Growth Heroes

To celebrate London Technology Week 2015, we're shining a spotlight on 15 companies who have successfully scaled up their tech business in London.

London’s Tech Growth Heroes are the companies who are doing just that. They are selling more of their products and services to more customers. They are expanding internationally and creating new jobs. Their continuing success is vital for London.

London's Tech Growth Heroes

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Who are they?

We analysed two major research projects which identify and highlight the revenue growth of UK companies - the Sunday Times Tech Track 100 and the Deloitte Fast 50.

For additional context, we added the Tech Tour 50, which studies European tech companies by revenue growth. From those, we picked out the London-based companies.

We also looked at the London constituents of the Future Fifty, established by TechCityUK, and the LSE Elite, a platform designed for ambitious private companies.

Finally, we conducted our own research with CB Insights to identify which London-based companies have obtained the most external funding and/or secured the highest valuations over the past five years.

From these six separate and highly credible sources, we noticed that 53 London tech companies were included in two of them, and 15 featured in three or more.

These are companies with demonstrable powerful growth in revenues and employee numbers. They have been scrutinised, tracked and reviewed by angels, VCs, professional advisers, financial institutions, the business and technology media.

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