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

Efrat Sagi-Ofir

Efrat Sagi-Ofir

Founder & COO, Air Doctor

@airdoctorapp

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

Elin Haf Davies

CEO, Aparito

@aparitohealth

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. 

Robert Newry

Robert Newry

Co-Founder & CEO, Arctic Shores Limited

@arctic_shores

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.

Martin-Immanuel Bittner

Martin-Immanuel Bittner

CEO, Arctoris

@arctoris

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.

Alex Stephany

Alex Stephany

Founder & CEO, Beam

@wearebeam

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.

Qun Yang

Qun Yang

Co-Founder, Biorbyt Ltd

@biorbyt

Biorbyt has a simple yet challenging mission: to provide the best service to the global scientific community.

Nic Shulman

Nic Shulman

CEO, BlockDox

@blockdoxuk

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.

Raoul-Gabriel Urma

Raoul-Gabriel Urma

Founder & CEO, Cambridge Spark

@cambridgespark

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.

Veera Johnson

Veera Johnson

Co-Founder & CCO, Circulor

@circulor1

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. 

Katya Linossi

Katya Linossi

Co-Founder & CEO, ClearPeople

@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. 

Margaret McCabe

Margaret McCabe

Founder & CEO, Debate Mate

@debate_mate

Revolutionising education with an online programme teaching 21st century skills.

Terrie Smith

Terrie Smith

CEO, DIGISEQ Ltd

@digisequk

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

Lee Vanessa Butz

Founder & CEO, District Technologies

@get_district

Empowering workplaces with a digital platform where users can engage with and have access to the latest news, amenities, community features and more.

Christer Holloman

Christer Holloman

CEO, Divido

@divido

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.

Martin Saunders

Martin Saunders

CEO, Education Shed Ltd

@edshed

EdShed is an education company that makes products spanning traditional classroom tools and technology. Our products are in 60k schools in over 100 countries.

Kaushal Shah

Kaushal Shah

Founder & CEO, envoPAP

@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. 

Toby Heelis

Toby Heelis

CEO, Eventopedia

@eventopediauk

Virtual sales and marketing solutions for hotels and venue. Virtual events platform and event management.

Leanne Kemp

Leanne Kemp

Founder & CEO, Everledger

@everledgerio

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.

Irina Albita

Irina Albita

Co-Founder & Co-CEO, FilmChain Ltd

@film_chain

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.

David Griffiths

David Griffiths

CEO, FISCAL Technologies

@fiscaltec

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.

Alina Lapusneanu

Alina Lapusneanu

Founder & CEO, Fiskl

@fisklapp

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.     

Limvirak Chea

Limvirak Chea

Co-Founder & CEO, Fixter

@hellofixter

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.

Rahel Tesfai

Rahel Tesfai

Founder & CEO, FroHub

@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.

Simon Cureton

Simon Cureton

CEO, Funding Options

@fundingoptions

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.

Steve Cunningham

Steve Cunningham

CEO, geo (green energy options)

@geomonitors

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.

Max Gimpel-Henning

Max Gimpel-Henning

Chief Customer Officer, Green City Solutions GmbH

@mycitytree

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. 

Farah Kabir

Farah Kabir

Co-Founder, HANX

@hanx_official

Women’s Health London. Sexual wellness products that are kind to your body and the planet.

Rishi Chowdhury

Rishi Chowdhury

CEO, Incube Space

@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.

Tobias Rijken

Tobias Rijken

Co-Founder & CTO, Kheiron Medical Technologies

@kheironmedical

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​.  

Rachel Carrell

Rachel Carrell

CEO, Koru Kids

@korukids

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.

Jonny Britton

Jonny Britton

CEO, LandTech

@landtechuk

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.

Kerstyn Comley

Kerstyn Comley

CEO, MeeTwo Education Ltd

@meetwohelps

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.

Simon Daniel

Simon Daniel

CEO, Moixa Energy Holdings

@moixatechnology

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.

Jeremy Brassington

Jeremy Brassington

CEO, NX3 Technologies limited

@ntexp

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.

William Pearson

William Pearson

CEO, Ocean Bottle

@theoceanbottle

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. 

Ivan Mazour

Ivan Mazour

Founder & CEO, Ometria

@ometriadata

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.

Martin Baker

Martin Baker

CEO, One Team Logic Limited

@myconcern

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.

Ben Mercer

Ben Mercer

Co-Founder & CCO, Personify XP

@personifyxp

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.

Adam Goodyer

Adam Goodyer

CEO, Realife Tech

@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.

Gokhan Celebi

Gokhan Celebi

VP, Partner, Reengen

@reengen

Reengen digitizes energy management for commercial properties with utilizing IoT and AI solutions. This helps cost reduction by up to 15% and comply with sustainability via CO2 reduction.

Ben Hookway

Ben Hookway

CEO, Relative Insight

@relativeinsight

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.

Adam Durant

Adam Durant

Founder & CEO, SATAVIA

@sataviauk

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.

Jonathan Williams

Jonathan Williams

COO, Sceenic

@sceenic

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.

Chris Edson

Chris Edson

CEO, Second Nature

@snhealth_uk 

We help people lose weight in a sustainable, healthy way. In an age of bullshit and fad diets, we’re the source of truth – that actually works.

Katy Wigdahl

Katy Wigdahl

CEO, Speechmatics

@speechmatics

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. 

Abhishek Srivastava

Abhishek Srivastava

Executive Director, Teknobuilt Limited

@teknobuilt

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.

Lawrence Leuschner

Lawrence Leuschner

Co-Founder & CEO, TIER

@tierscooters

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.

Stephanie Leung

Stephanie Leung

COO, Tiney

@tineyco

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. 

Mikko Lintunen

Mikko Lintunen

Founder, Townbase Limited

@townbase1

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.

Charles Smee

Charles Smee

Managing Director, Transaction Focus

@tfocusglobal

EMEA tech channel growth partner working with ABC, Alcatel-Lucent, Fujitsu, IBM, INTEL and many scale ups and start ups.

James Hirst

James Hirst

Founder & COO, Tyk

@tyk_io

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.

Piotr Pisarz

Piotr Pisarz

CEO, Uncapped Ltd

@weareuncapped

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.

Matt Warren

Matt Warren

CEO, Veeqo

@veeqo

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.

Carolina Hjelm

Carolina Hjelm

CMO, Voi Technology

@voitechnology

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.

Gokhan Mericliler

Gokhan Mericliler

Co-Founder & Managing Director, WeWALK Limited

@wewalkio

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.

Alex Payne

Alex Payne

CEO, xSellco

@xsellco

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.

Sam Ryan

Sam Ryan

Co-Founder & CEO, Zeelo

@gozeelo

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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