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