meet the 2022 scale up club
We are redefining life after 50, creating solutions for this generation to live longer, more fulfilling lives that in turn solve business & society’s greatest challenge – an Ageing Population. Through our 3 group brands, we help businesses to Attract, Engage, and Retain, over 50s talent or consumers and add 10 productive years to life.
COO, ACUA Ocean
Hydrogen powered autonomous drone ships for ocean monitoring and protection.
CEO & Founder, Afrocenchix
Our Black-owned hair care business is run by people that understand and care about those with Afro, tightly coiled and curly hair, but the products are created to work on all hair types! We blend safe, effective, vegan ingredients with expertise to make hair care as simple as possible.
Co-Founder & CEO, Béa Fertility
At Béa Fertility we believe that home fertility care is the future. We are building affordable and evidence-based care that optimises and treats fertility at home without requiring visits to a clinic. Béa was founded on the idea that everyone should be able to access the care they need to start and grow their family. Our home fertility treatment, called Intracervical Insemination, will be launching in 2023.
Captur is building a new way to verify images with visual AI. We help global companies scale by automating visual-based decision making. Working with complex logistics teams, such as Tier and Lime, to provide real-time feedback to customers and reduce their operating risk.
Classlist is an app that enhances school communication and connects parents based on their child’s school. Allowing them to connect, collaborate, and celebrate together the joys of school life.
Collctiv understands that not all payments are created equal. We serve the Organisers in every friendship group, family and team, who unduly influence how we all spend our social disposable income. Collctiv makes it easy for Organisers to collect and spend money on behalf of their group.
CrowdProperty is the UK’s leading specialist property-lending-platform. With diverse sources of capital across global financial institutions and private investors, we are transforming property finance with technology and expertise to unlock the potential of SME property developers to build more homes, increase spend in the economy and grow their businesses quicker.
Cyacomb builds and sells innovative technology to help law enforcement, social media and cloud companies find and block harmful content from paedophiles and terrorists.
Founder, CyberQ Group
CyberQ Group has offices in Birmingham, Manila and Ohio with a global team of cyber and business professionals with decades of combined experience.
Our mission is to make the world cyber resilient with our platforms which help secure smart buildings thus safeguarding data and company reputation.
Co-founder and Chief Operating Officer, DigiDoe
Financial Conduct Authority Authorised Electronic Money Institution (EMI) providing All-in-One Banking-as-a-Service (including multi-currency accounts in GBP, EUR and USD) to EMIs and Corporates as well as AI-Driven AML and Transaction Monitoring to Financial Service Providers, including Commercial and Central Banks.
CEO & Founder, DirectID
DirectID powers financial inclusion by leveraging open banking data to optimise credit & risk decisions. We provide a range of advanced insights from income verification to affordability, DirectID empowers decision makers to make better-informed credit & risk decisions with customer bank data.
We offer our nurses an end-to-end solution which allows them to take full control of their career, with access to a compliance/document wallet, placements access, shifts 24/7, people-focused customer service, and choosing how and when they get paid.
CEO, Feast It
Feast It is a platform and marketplace that enables anyone to book the perfect suppliers for their event, and gives event suppliers the tools they need to grow their businesses. We are building the operating system to power better events globally.
Founded in 2020, FranScape is a multi award-winning and scalable digital Franchise Management platform that is proven to digitally transform the operation of Franchise networks big and small. We are part SaaS and part FinTech as we operate our own payment gateway taking a % of all transactional volume.
Our platform provides a holistic view of the Metaverse, enabling brands to capitalise on the industry. GEEIQ enables any brand to create a data-led Metaverse strategy. We monitor all the partnership opportunities in the Metaverse and enrich them with nuanced data and insights relevant to brands.
CEO, Inovus Medical
Inovus Medical is a multi award winning designer and manufacturer of surgical training technologies. The company was founded in 2012 with a clear purpose, to improve surgical care through connected training. At the heart of everything Inovus does are its core values of affordable, accessible and functional technologies.
Founder & CEO, iWarranty Limited
JustWears is a direct-to-consumer materials science company bringing biodegradable textile innovations and ergonomic designs into the world through everyday basics. Every material we work with aims to solve an environmental problem of the apparel industry.
Dr. Narisa Chauvidul-Aw
CEO & Founder, KogoPAY
KogoPAY is a socially conscious fintech company in London with other offices in Bangkok, Vilnius and Dubai. We provide banking and mobile payment services with QR code payment for B2B and B2C focusing on real time funds transfer using innovative technologies such as Blockchain and AI. The initial KogoPay wallet and banking are functional for fiat-to-fiat transactions. As digital currencies become more common, we are implementing a Distributed Ledger Technology layer to enhance the security and functionality of the new payment system. More importantly, our philanthropic ethos is at the heart of our operations.
Executive Chairman, LOVIS
LOVIS is the creator of the first Zero-Code enterprise operating system platform on the cloud for large organisations. Run non-stop beginning-to-end business processes in the exact way you need them. Build reliable information that reflects your reality in real time. Translate operational data into accounting records automatically and get Financial Statements in any standard every morning. Recover thousands of person-hours annually, improve your team’s wellbeing and obtain a 2:1 ROI. Build the certainty and simplicity you need to succeed and thrive.
We’re building “The Continent” – Africa’s Linkedin – A Gen-Z, video content social-professional community platform for the 95% of Africans who don’t have traditional professional identities. We’re making hidden talent and opportunities visible and enabling talent to operate at scale across Africa.
Founder & CEO, Muse Finance
Muse Finance provides access to cash without taking on debt through Invoice Finance and Supply Finance– 35x faster than the incumbents. In addition, Muse delivers a high level of customer care with the ability to chase invoices, removing the stress of business owners managing their receivables book.
MyPocketSkill is a GenZ platform, enabling 13-22 years old to earn, save & learn (and soon invest) about money.
CEO, MyWay Digital Health
MyWay Digital Health (MWDH) is Dundee University spin out (incorp. 2017). MyWay Diabetes is an award-winning digital platform delivering diabetes self-management support, courses, (NHS) health records, and home device data access, delivering tailored advice/reporting.
MWD has run nationally in Scotland (since 2008), and is scaling across England and internationally, improving health with significant cost savings (ROI> 6:1).
Co-Founder & CEO, NearSt
NearSt is a retail tech company bringing online shoppers back into physical stores.
CEO & Founder, Oxford Heartbeat
At Oxford Heartbeat we provide clinicians with the cutting-edge technology they need to make life-saving decisions in preparing and executing high-risk surgeries. We strive to put clinicians and patients at the heart of everything we do. Our PreSize® Neurovascular is a medical device software that helps clinicians accurately prepare and execute high-risk, minimally invasive brain stenting procedures.
CEO, Petalite Limited
Petalite is an award-winning, innovative company who have engineered a break-through EV charging technology called SDC, which confidently meets the 99% reliability goals set by the UK government. Petalite manage every stage of the charging process which increases a customer’s ROI. Petalite’s infrastructure also benefits from quick installation and scalability.
Founder & CEO, pirkx
pirkx is a lightweight, fully customizable, self-service platform and app which makes affordable wellbeing benefits accessible to everybody, regardless of employment status or business size.
Chief Strategy Officer, pureLiFi
pureLiFi is the global leader in LiFi technology, wireless communication using light instead of radio waves. We are bringing to market the world’s first commercial LiFi systems and components for secure, reliable, trustworthy communication. Based in Edinburgh, we have customers and partners worldwide.
CEO & Co-Founder, Recruitment Smart Technologies
Recruitment Smart Technologies is a B2B Deep Tech Scaleup which automates the end to end talent supply chain of large enterprises who hire a minimum of 500 candidates every year.
We are like ‘Petflix’ the netflix for pets, we make relaxing music tv content which is used by 50 million pets around the world. All the content is produced in house based on our own research.
RideTandem is enabling sustainable commuting for all, creating better transport options for the more than 50% of people in Western countries who live in smaller towns and more rural areas. We’re building a uniquely flexible model of shared transport – delivered in partnership with existing local taxi, minibus and coach companies.
Rovco is a UK founded global provider of subsea robotic and hydrographic survey solutions to the offshore wind and oil field decommissioning sectors. They focus on the use of perception, data and autonomy technology to modernise and help further the growth of marine generated renewable energy.
Co-Founder & Chief Product Officer, Shares
Shares is the inclusive investment app that will finally put an end to investing alone or thinking “the financial market isn’t for me”. Our product is built on community and is the place to be for people who want to invest and build strategies together. Shares brings ‘connecting with friends’ and ‘investing’ together – in one app.
CEO, Sign of the Times
Sign of the Times is the Matches Fashion of resale offering an omnichannel experience from our flagship store in Chelsea and offices in Battersea, London. Sign offers a full service luxury resale experience for cash rich, time poor individuals to release equity from their wardrobes as well as working with “new” retailers to provide a whitelabel resale service. We are driven to not only democratise luxury fashion but to change the impact that fashion’s footprint has on our world.
Founder & Co-CEO, SPOKE
Director & Co-Founder, Syrona Health
Syrona Health is reinventing Gender-inclusive health and wellbeing through a modular enterprise solution, SORA which personalises support of individuals transitioning between chronic health stages.
Co-Founder, The Mothership
The Mothership is building loveable and more sustainable consumer brands. We acquire high-quality products companies and apply our multi-channel marketing expertise to grow more rapidly and increase their brand value.
TravelLocal is a managed marketplace for tailor-made holidays. We use proprietary technology to connect customers from around the world with the best locally owned travel companies, based in destination. Eg if a customer is travelling to Brazil, we connect them to a great travel company based on the ground in Brazil.
Co-Founder & CEO, TreasurySpring
The TreasurySpring Fixed-Term Fund (FTF) platform provides a simple, digital way for clients to gain access to a broad range of leading global banks on both a secured and (selectively) unsecured basis, as well as Government and investment grade corporate debt exposures, across multiple currencies and without the need for any financial infrastructure or technological integration. TreasurySpring provides the bridge to enable all institutions to invest their excess liquidity in the same way as the largest most sophisticated financial institutions; to diversify away from unsecured, highly correlated products offering limited returns; to escape the liquidity risks inherent in maturity-transformed commingled funds; to minimise risk and maximise returns on cash holdings.
Tumelo helps fund managers to win and retain clients with diverse stewardship policies through their pass through voting infrastructure.
Co-Founder & CEO, Valla
Valla’s DIY law platform helps people resolve employment issues themselves without spending thousands in legal fees.
Edward Holroyd Pearce
President & Co-Founder, Virtual Internships
We are an EdTech company that delivers global work experience programs to help everyone pursue their dream career. We bridge the gap between education and the workplace and preparing people for the future of work, particularly focussing on removing barriers and improving access for underrepresented audiences.
Wise is a fast-growing technology company that provides software to the self-employment sector. Primarily supplying logistics firms, the Wise platform is now used by over 250 companies and has supported over 50,000 self-employed subcontractors, helping them both to save time, money and stress.
CFO, BankiFi Technology Limited
BankiFi sells its software to banks and financial institutions. Our platform reimagines a bank or financial institution’s relationship with business customers. No longer is it simply about offering products. Instead, we embed banks and FIs within their customers’ daily workflows. Whether it’s ‘order to cash’, ‘procure to pay’, or cash flow management, we enable a bank to part of an organisation’s core processes so that business customers can run their business through their bank account.
Greyparrot is the AI waste analytics platform for the circular economy, digitising the $1.6 trillion waste industry and tackling our waste crisis head-on. When it comes to how waste is managed, there has been no accountability, hence stagnating recycling rates and devastating environmental impact. We’re here to change that.