The club celebrates some of the UK’s fastest growing tech companies each year, providing opportunities to gain insight and mentoring from high-profile business leaders and entrepreneurs.
Fifty companies have been selected this year from across the UK, including Fnatic, an esports performance brand; global payments and banking platform OpenPayd; and digital health platform supporting under-served areas of healthcare, Peppy. With a total revenue of over £202M (between 2018-2021) and an average annual growth rate of 112%, the list represents promising tech companies.
This year’s Scale Up Club is also the most diverse yet, with 42% of the companies led or founded by women and 32% of the founders coming from a diverse background. The 2021 Scale Up Club also spans some of the UK’s most innovative sectors, including IT (26%), financial and banking services (12%), health and healthcare (12%), education (12%), creative (8%), and urban and proptech (6%).
Launched in 2006 by Sherry Coutu CBE, Reid Hoffman and Ellen Levy, SVC2UK, now run out of London & Partners, is in its 16th year. Since its inception, SVC2UK has supported 830 Scale Up Club CEOs and founders, including London-based unicorn companies Wise and SkyScanner. Other alumni include Elvie, Trouva and The Drum. The 2021 cohort has 1,580+ combined employees and a total of over £285M raised.
Members of the Scale Up Club are invited to attend the flagship CEO Summit during the annual SVC2UK Summit to access knowledge and mentoring from innovators and business leaders in the UK and US tech ecosystems. The cohort are also invited to a series of events throughout the year to develop and expand these important connections.
Mentors lined up for the 2021 CEO Summit include Sherry Coutu CBE, Anthony Fletcher and Dale Murray. A series of roundtable discussions are delivered throughout the CEO Summit, mentoring Scale Up Club members to reach their growth potential.
Janet Coyle, managing director, business growth at London & Partners, said: “SVC2UK has been supporting some of the UK’s fastest growing businesses for 16 years now and it is fantastic to see a cohort of such impressive businesses joining the Scale Up Club this year.
“This diverse group of founders represent the innovation and creativity of tech in the UK, across a multitude of different sectors. They also demonstrate not only a thriving technology ecosystem ready to offer unique innovations, but the importance of promoting greater inclusivity in the tech ecosystem. We are looking forward to the SVC2UK Summit in November and bringing together some of the best entrepreneurs and business leaders from across the UK, Bay Area and beyond.”
The full list of 2021 Scale Up Club companies can be seen below:
3 Colours Rule
Bella & Duke Ltd
Locate a Locum
The Bot Platform
Twin Science & Robotics