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Drum Roll Please…Introducing the Latest Members to our Flagship Programme

Today we announce that 12 growth stage digital companies will be joining our Future Fifty programme.

Half of the new companies joining the Future Fifty programme operate in the FinTech space, providing further evidence for the UK’s global leadership in this sector.

Companies representing the AdTech, EdTech and e-Commerce sectors join the FinTech companies on the programme. The Future Fifty will support these businesses as they continue their growth journey. With the exception of one business, all the new Future Fifty companies were founded five years ago or less.

Using a combination of quantitative and qualitative criteria, successful applicants were selected by the independent Future Fifty Advisory Panel. The Advisory Panel consisted of entrepreneurs and experts from the tech and wider business community including:

  • Suranga Chandratillake, Founder of Blinkx, now GP at Balderton Capital
  • Andy Kanter, former COO, Autonomy
  • Paul Harrison, CFO, Wandisco
  • Keith Wallington, former COO, Mimecast
  • Antony Clavel, Summit Partners
  • Christian Hernandez, WhiteStar Capital
  • Robin Klein, Index Ventures

We’re delighted to announce the following companies have been welcomed to join the existing members of the programme:

Adzuna:

Adzuna is a search engine for job ads that lists every job, everywhere.

Algomi:

Algomi creates the network that enables all market participants to securely and intelligently harness data to make valuable financial trading connections. In the ever-changing landscape of capital, leverage and liquidity requirements, Algomi’s revolutionary technology empowers fixed income professionals to fulfill their precise needs, for both sides of the market

busuu:

With over 50 million users, busuu is the world’s largest platform for language learning providing interactive language courses, combined with social interaction with native speakers of the community.

Go Cardless:

GoCardless is the UK’s leading Direct Debit provider, collecting more than half a billion pounds each year for thousands of businesses across the UK including The Guardian, Crowd Cube, and Funding Circle.

JustGiving:

JustGiving is the world’s social platform for giving, connecting causes with people who care.

LMAX Exchange:

LMAX Exchange is the leading FCA regulated MTF for global FX trading and the UK’s fastest growing technology company; delivering a neutral, transparent trading environment and consistent exchange quality execution to financial institutions and banks.

Performance Horizon:

Performance Horizon Group provides a world-class affiliate marketing and partner management platform that enables large enterprises to connect directly with their online and mobile publishers at scale, globally.

Qubit:

Qubit provides technology to ecommerce businesses to deliver best-in-class personalised online customer experiences, through generating a real-time understanding of visitors through data collection.

RateSetter:

RateSetter is the largest P2P lending platform in the UK, offering a ground-breaking proposition that cuts out the middle man and shares the savings with everyday borrowers and lenders desperate for a better deal

Rockabox:

Rockabox is on a mission to improve the quality of digital brand marketing. They’ve spent the last three years building a world leading content creation and distribution platform which hands control back to brands, agencies and publishers, helping them create, deliver and analyse video and rich media campaigns programmatically, at scale.

TransferWise:

TransferWise is an international money transfer platform – it makes it up to 10 times cheaper to send money abroad compared to using a bank.

WorldRemit:

WorldRemit is a global money transfer service – making sending simpler for friends and family in more than 110 countries.

12 companies will graduate from the programme to form an alumni class of companies. The graduating members will continue to receive a form of support from the Future Fifty team that reflects their more advanced stage of growth. They are: ao.com, Box, Horizon Discovery, Just-Eat, Masternaut, matchesfashion.com, mimecast, Neomobile, OrderDynamics, Photobox, Skyscanner, and Zoopla.

For more info on the Future Fifty programme and the participating member companies, download the recently published Future Fifty report.

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