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Almost three-quarters of this year’s Top 100 ranking is made up of businesses that excel at technology. From geolocation innovation to revolutionary femtech, tech startups are the future – and they’re nearly all in London.
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Top 100: Britain's Fastest-
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Almost three-quarters of this year's Top 100
ranking is made up of businesses that excel
at technology. From geolocation innovation to
revolutionary femtech, tech startups are the
future and they're nearly all in London.
The UK's historical status as Europe's tech hub
is based in part on the easy access London
startups have to VC financing.
The European Investment Bank (EIB), which
promotes innovation and ensures growing
businesses have access to finance when they
need it most, has invested more than 117bn
into British SMEs.
Herein lies the problem: the EIB invests solely
into European ventures.
There's no getting away from the fact that EU
venture funding is the single largest source
of startup capital on the continent and with
Brexit looming, UK early-stage finance is at
risk of drying up.
In 2016, the EIB invested 27% of its remit into
UK businesses. In 2017, following the vote to
leave, this figure fell to 8%.
But the EIB's contribution doesn't start and
end with the money it invests directly vitally,
its support offers klout, spurring further
funding from family offices, pension funds and
those otherwise less willing to take a chance
on younger ventures.
Brexit is happening, and it's already affecting
the status quo. If the UK wants to remain at
the edge of innovation, we need to find a new
way to collaborate.
HEAD OF PRIVATE MARKETS, SYNDICATEROOM
THE TOP 100 COMPANIES
BY THE NUMBERS
Rank Company // Multiple increase in valuation 201518
01 Bulb // 351.2
02 Lyst // 134.8
03 ReViral // 59.0