Tech City UK Future Ffty Programme


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Future Fifty is our programme to help 50 of the country’s late-stage pioneering tech companies. If you think that your business has what it takes to become the next Deliveroo, Transferwise or Skyscanner, this is for you.

From 77 Future Fifty companies, there have been:

- Five IPOs on the London Stock Exchange, raising over £1bn

- 11 mergers and acquisitions. 6 of which in the last year, including SwiftKey (Microsoft), One Fine Stay (Accor Group) & Unruly (News Corp)

- Future Fifty companies have now raised over $2.5 billion in venture capital funding, including more than $816 million this year, creating 23,000 jobs in total.

Future Fifty companies are still attracting investment:

- LoopUp was the first post-Brexit tech IPO and the first Future Fifty company to be listed on AIM

- Deliveroo raised a $275M Series E round from international investors, and Notonthehighstreet raised $27M

- Earlier this year Swiftkey was acquired by Microsoft for $250M, One Fine Stay was acquired by Accor Group, Housetrip was acquired by Trip Advisor, and FarFetch raised $110M Series F round. In late 2015, Unruly was acquired by News Corp.

To qualify for Future Fifty, digital businesses must:

- Be headquartered in the UK

- Have an annual revenue of over £5 million

- Be growing 30 per cent year-on-year.

"Being part of Future Fifty not only provides us with direct benefits, such as peer-learning, but ensures that our experiences help shape the wider scale-up ecosystem." Rhydian Lewis, CEO, RateSetter

Applications now open - Deadline 7 Dec. Click link above to learn more

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