2020 Scale Up Club
Each year, an exclusive group of the UK’s fastest growing companies are selected to be part of our Scale Up Club. These companies are the next ‘gamechangers’ – businesses that are scaling fast and making waves in the tech ecosystem.
In November 2020, the Scale Up Club joined business leaders and industry experts for an afternoon of networking and learning that encourage connection and perseverance at our CEO Summit. These companies will have the unique opportunity to connect with and receive mentoring from some of the world’s most high profile CEOs, founders, entrepreneurs and business leaders.
Meet our 2020 cohort
Founder & COO, Air Doctor
Air Doctor provides insurers with a global outpatient medical network through which their customers can access the most appropriate care while travelling abroad seamlessly and at no cost to them – reducing reimbursement costs for the insurers, improving the experience for travellers, and providing local doctors with a new revenue stream.
Elin Haf Davies
Aparito is a 5 year old company. Aparito is a leader in innovative, patient-centric remote monitoring solutions, integrating specialist clinical and regulatory knowledge with the technology to gather highly relevant patient-generated data. We are transforming healthcare by unlocking real world patient data through mobile apps and wearable devices with a global reach and presence.
Co-Founder & CEO, Arctic Shores Limited
Arctic Shores is the talent discovery platform that sees more in people. We combine neuroscience, psychometrics and game technology to create an authentic and objective personality profile from which companies can match applicants to jobs, reducing bias and improving opportunity.
Arctoris Ltd operates the world’s first fully automated drug discovery platform, trusted by biotech and pharma companies as well as academic centres on three continents. Arctoris was founded in Oxford in 2016, with a team comprising biotech and pharma veterans, leading engineers and experienced life sciences executives.
Founder & CEO, Beam
Beam is a social enterprise that crowdfunds job training for homeless people and supports them into stable work. Working in partnership with registered charities and local authorities in London, Beam is helping hundreds of homeless people to gain work in sectors facing critical skills shortages.
Co-Founder, Biorbyt Ltd
Biorbyt has a simple yet challenging mission: to provide the best service to the global scientific community.
BlockDox is an award winning urban digital solutions company. Our patented technology uses the very latest innovations in the Internet of Things, as well as machine and deep learning data science to help make spaces smarter. We are currently focussed on two smart city verticals: smart buildings and intelligent transportation.
Founder & CEO, Cambridge Spark
Cambridge Spark is a leader in transformational data science and AI training, career development and progression. The pioneering training programs are built on a proprietary AI-powered platform, and accelerate the tech capability of both individuals and organisations. The company has already worked with leading businesses including JPMorgan, GSK and BBC.
Co-Founder & CCO, Circulor
Established in 2017, Circulor provides enterprise software-as-a-service to monitor and track the provenance of raw materials in manufacturing and recycling supply chains. It also enables users to demonstrate responsible sourcing and responsible recycling. The Technology platform is in live operational use and the company is in the scale-up phase of maturity.
Co-Founder & CEO, ClearPeople
ClearPeople develops software and services for the modern digital workplace. Our unique experience and expertise working with knowledge-intensive organisations has inspired us to innovate and push the boundaries when we developed Atlas – the people-first digital workspace that is loved by users in over 100 countries.
Founder & CEO, Debate Mate
Revolutionising education with an online programme teaching 21st century skills.
CEO, DIGISEQ Ltd
DIGISEQ provides an end-to-end service that securely delivers data into objects, enabling almost anything to have contactless functionality. Our platform allows innovators to tap on our infrastructure, partners, hardware and security systems to create wearable technology, growing the world’s largest issuing network connecting product creators, retailers and technology service providers.
Lee Vanessa Butz
Founder & CEO, District Technologies
Empowering workplaces with a digital platform where users can engage with and have access to the latest news, amenities, community features and more.
Divido is a global API standard for retail finance. The platform is licenced by over 1,000 retailers, lenders and payments intermediaries in 10 markets, across two continents.
CEO, Education Shed Ltd
EdShed is an education company that makes products spanning traditional classroom tools and technology. Our products are in 60k schools in over 100 countries.
Founder & CEO, envoPAP
We make innovative, sustainable packaging and paper that’s kind to the planet. By using renewable sources—like sugarcane waste instead of wood—our production has a much smaller environmental footprint than traditional packaging, and still delivers an industry-leading product.
Virtual sales and marketing solutions for hotels and venue. Virtual events platform and event management.
Founder & CEO, Everledger
Everledger is the digital technology company for supply chain traceability. Our platform combines blockchain, internet of things and artificial intelligence to create a digital identity of an item’s origin, characteristics and ownership. This increases trust, transparency and digital connection between supply chain participants such as manufacturers, brands, consumers and governments.
Co-Founder & Co-CEO, FilmChain Ltd
FilmChain is the only automated, real-time fintech solution for collection and distribution of revenues in film, TV and digital. On Ethereum blockchain, FilmChain provides an automated money flow, rights tracking and performance insights. Clients include Golden Globe-winners, media enterprises and film funds in Europe, North America and Australia.
CEO, FISCAL Technologies
FISCAL Technologies is the leading provider of forensic solutions that empower purchase-to-pay teams across the globe to protect organisational spend. Incorporating unique technology to reduce risk in the supply chain, FISCAL’s enterprise solutions are used on a continuous, preventative basis to protect supplier spend, defend against fraud, increase profitability and drive process improvement.
Founder & CEO, Fiskl
Fiskl is a mobile-first global SaaS platform enabling small businesses to manage their business finances and teams from anywhere. Fiskla’s API and Data Engine also offers a powerful API and data intelligence platform to financial institutions focused on SMBs, enabling them to rapidly build and monetize their SMB base with ‘beyond banking’ services.
Co-Founder & CEO, Fixter
Fixter is the UK’s first end-to-end online car maintenance service, designed to make arranging MOTs, repairs and servicing your car as simple as ordering a takeaway. Offering a fully digital, transparent and stress-free experience, with world-class customer service, Fixter revolutionises the car maintenance industry.
Founder & CEO, FroHub
FroHub is an online booking marketplace for black hair and beauty. Our aim is to reshape the hugely fragmented and under-served black hair industry. FroHub has the 5th UN Sustainable Development Goal at our core; we strive to empower women through technology, by allowing a traditionally-offline industry to move online.
CEO, Funding Options
Funding Options is a leading marketplace for business finance, using technology and data to help businesses across the UK and Netherlands find the right funding for their situation. With a panel of over 100 lenders, Funding Options delivers hundreds of millions of pounds in vital finance to thousands of businesses every year.
CEO, geo (green energy options)
geo is an award-winning smart energy company based near Cambridge, UK. The company designs and builds integrated grid and home management systems and data that connect all of a household’s utilities to give complete control, allowing consumers, utilities and device suppliers to make automated, smart decisions to optimise usage efficiency in the home.
Chief Customer Officer, Green City Solutions GmbH
Green City Solutions is a Green-Tech pioneer from Berlin working on realizing an extraordinary vision: to create urban spaces where people can live healthier. The core product – a moss powered air filter – is based on the unique idea of combining nature with technology to improve air quality.
Women’s Health London. Sexual wellness products that are kind to your body and the planet.
CEO, Incube Space
At Incube we’re bringing flexibility to the built world. We do this with Cubes; smart wall panels that allow CRE landlords/tenants to adapt internal layouts on-demand whilst reducing waste generated. CubeOS uses the insights from inbuilt IoT sensors, to provide recommendations to optimise for improved occupier comfort and space utilisation.
Co-Founder & CTO, Kheiron Medical Technologies
Founded in 2016 by Peter Kecskemethy and Tobias Rijken, Kheiron Medical Technologies is an applied science company focused on supporting cancer diagnostics with machine-learning so that every patient has a better fighting chance. Our initial focus is improving the outcomes for the more than 2 million women diagnosed globally every year with breast cancer.
CEO, Koru Kids
Koru Kids is building the world’s best childcare service, starting with nannies in London. We recruit, train, match and manage nannies — helping parents with one of the most difficult purchases of their lives.
LandTech has made the land market more open and accessible so property developers can build the places we need for an ever growing and changing population. They enable new development opportunities to be found and managed through planning and funding so they are ready for construction.
CEO, MeeTwo Education Ltd
MeeTwo Education is a social enterprise with a mission to provide mental help at a global scale. MeeTwo’s flagship service is the multi-award winning MeeTwo app that provides guided, pre-moderated peer support to young people aged 11 – 25. We sell integrated mental health solutions to schools, universities and the NHS.
CEO, Moixa Energy Holdings
Moixa is a smart battery and software company, using our AI GridShare software to manage and optimise large fleets of residential and EV batteries, enabling smart charging and grid services. We have the largest fleet in the world of residential batteries using our software in Japan with ITOCHU, and home batteries in the UK.
CEO, NX3 Technologies limited
Nx3 delivers an accessible digital personalised learning solution for higher education in UK, USA and Canada which provides curated content and notes for each student in class. We have 300 HEI customers in North America who use our remote service.
CEO, Ocean Bottle
Ocean Bottle makes reusable bottles that save our oceans. With the sale of every bottle we fund the collection of 11.4kg of plastic equivalent to 1000 plastic bottles and stop this from ever entering the ocean, whilst developing people-powered recycling infrastructure in coastal communities in Indonesia, Philippines, Brazil and Haiti.
Founder & CEO, Ometria
Ometria helps retailers better understand and communicate with their customers. Having raised £25m from top global VCs, we power customer marketing for 200 of the most successful and fastest growing retailers in the UK and across the world, from Made.com to Hotel Chocolat.
CEO, One Team Logic Limited
We are the makers of MyConcern, the Queen’s Award-winning safeguarding software designed by child protection professionals. MyConcern and its associated solutions and services are valued by thousands of schools and colleges across the UK and around the world and a fast-growing number of local authorities, charities and sporting organisations.
Co-Founder & CCO, Personify XP
Personify XP automates digital experiences for anonymous digital shoppers driving an average increase of 10% in revenue. Personify XP partner with some of the world’s most exciting brands like Farfetch, Boohoo, Pentland Brands, Lovehoney and Vitabiotics. A Gartner Cool Vendor in Personalisation, Personify XP delivers ‘personification’ solving the ‘cold start problem for personalisation.
CEO, Realife Tech
Realife Tech is an Experience Automation Platform. It unifies data from venue systems and analyses it to provide truly personalised digital experiences to each individual. The company works with the world’s biggest venues and events, including The O2, London; Tottenham Hotspur Stadium; LA Galaxy & Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
CEO, Relative Insight
Relative Insight is a SaaS language analytics platform. Using law enforcement developed technology, our customers use us to turn their text and language data into business intelligence. We have offices in UK and New York. Customers include Prudential Financial, Weber Shandwick, John Lewis, Merck, Best Buy, and Danone.
Founder & CEO, SATAVIA
SATAVIA is an AI software and data company simplifying decision-making to make aviation smarter and greener. SATAVIA’s customers include aerospace manufacturers, maintenance and airline organisations in the UK, France and Germany. nThe SATAVIA team combines expertise in data science, atmosphere and climate science, aerospace engineering and full-stack cloud software engineering.
Sceenic Watch Together solution powers co-viewing experiences for BT Sport, NPO, Deutsche Telekom, LaLiga amongst others. Our award winning solution, allows our clients to quickly launch co-viewing experiences on their own OTT and video platforms across mobile, web, smart TVs and streaming devices.
Speechmatics® powers applications that require mission-critical, accurate speech recognition through its any-context speech recognition engine. Speechmatics’ speech recognition technology is used by enterprises in scenarios such as contact centers, CRM, consumer electronics, security, media & entertainment and software. Speechmatics processes millions of hours of transcription worldwide every month in 30+ languages.
Executive Director, Teknobuilt Limited
SaaS platform for construction, workflow automation and AI driven project delivery, we are on a mission to modernise construction to help the world build better – safely, smartly and sustainably. Live in three countries and digitally transforming infrastructure projects, we have been awarded by NCE – UK and selected in Innovate UK.
Co-Founder & CEO, TIER
TIER is Europe’s leading provider of micro-mobility with a mission to change mobility for good. The company is a driving force behind the change in the transport sector, which aims to significantly reduce car traffic in cities by providing people with a wide range of electric vehicles. TIER operates in 80+ cities in 10 countries. The company is headquartered in Berlin and employs about 900 people.
As the second largest childminding agency in the UK, Tiney is a trusted early years education platform that enables micro-entrepreneurs to deliver market leading childcare from their homes. With a current shortfall of a million childcare places in the UK, Tiney increases the childcare and early education options for working parents creating a marketplace of high quality childcare partner providers.
Founder, Townbase Limited
Flip Your City To Digital – At Townbase, our mission is to better connect local government, local business and citizens through our white label content management, publishing and engagement platform. As a team, we have worked through the digital transformation of the financial, media, mobile and entertainment sectors and we can see a bright future for local governments looking to embrace digital communications to bring communities together.
Managing Director, Transaction Focus
EMEA tech channel growth partner working with ABC, Alcatel-Lucent, Fujitsu, IBM, INTEL and many scale ups and start ups.
Founder & COO, Tyk
We’re the leading API and service management platform, our tech powers the online services of Fortune 100 banks and fast, agile startups alike. We are a default remote business, with 80 people across 26 countries, on 6 continents.
CEO, Uncapped Ltd
Uncapped is the most efficient way for founders to grow their companies. Uncapped’s technology provides founders with growth finance for a flat fee as low as 6% in as little as a day. Businesses only repay the capital as they make revenue with no set repayment date and no compounding interest, equity or personal guarantees.
Inventory and shipping software platform for SMB ecommerce companies to automate their back office operations by making the process to fulfil their customer’s orders and control their inventory more efficient. With over 600 customers worldwide using our platform to enable them to sell online.
CMO, Voi Technology
Founded in August 2018, Voi is a Swedish micro-mobility company offering electric scooter sharing in partnership with cities and local communities. We believe e-scooters can play a central role in changing how people move in our cities in the future.
Co-Founder & Managing Director, WeWALK Limited
We use cutting-edge technology to enhance the mobility of the visually impaired. WeWALK has created the WeWALK smart cane which attaches to the regular white cane and connects to the smartphone app to provide accessible voice-guided navigation, urban exploration features, and a growing platform through continuous software updates.
xSellco leads the next generation of CommerceTech software, with Amazon, Google, eBay and Shopify partnerships. Cloud native and marketplace neutral, enabling online retailers to deliver best-in-class customer support and inventory pricing across 14 global ecommerce marketplaces – allowing their customers to optimise customer service, brand and margin.
Co-Founder & CEO, Zeelo
Zeelo is a bus-sharing company, providing smart transportation services for commuting, school runs and events; equipped with social distancing and infection risk measures during the current situation. We use data and technology to find and digitalise fixed bus routes, targeting areas of high private car usage in order to connect people to places via sustainable transport; working with partners and local bus and coach fleets to operate at the times they are needed.
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