LinkedIn revealed their ‘Top UK Startups of 2018’ list over the weekend. The nation’s most exciting startups were ranked based on four factors: employee growth, jobseeker interest, level of professional engagement with the company and its employees, and how well they pulled talent from LinkedIn’s ‘Top Companies’ list.
Here’s how startups from the UK’s Digital and Tech industry ranked on the list of 25!
Improbable – Computer Software (7)
Founders Rob Whitehead, Herman Narula and Peter Lipka’s passion for multiplayer gaming led them to starting Improbable in 2012. The highest ranked development startup owe their success to SpatialOS, which allows game developers to “build massive and complex virtual worlds”. Improbable has hired 181 people in the last 12 months and has 200 open positions. Global headcount: 315
Jungle Creations – Media Production (11)
Jungle Creations have over 80 million social media followers, while their videos receive an average of 5.5bn views a month; impressive numbers for a media company started with £10,000. Global headcount: 140
Babylon Health – Hospital & Healthcare (12)
Babylon Health entered the digital healthcare industry with a smartphone app designed to connect patients with their doctors, before expanding over 5 years to use AI for issuing prescriptions and helping diagnose illnesses. They have 800,000 global users. Global headcount: 500+
Contino – Information Technology & Services (14)
London based digital engineering consultancy Contino offers a yearly training budget of £5,000 to its engineers as an incentive to stay with the company. Global headcount: 200
Pulse Comms – Marketing & Advertising (16)
5% profit bonuses, a “jolly pot” to fund nights out and over 20 new clients in the past year helped Pulse Comms secure a spot on the list. The Shoreditch based firm offer a full marketing service and have plans to expand internationally. Global headcount: 80
Medopad – Hospital & Healthcare (17)
The second Healthcare/Tech startup on LinkedIn’s list is Medopad, who have tripled their headcount since February. They recently partnered with Tencent, a tech giant planning to use Medopad’s machine learning to diagnose illnesses with patient data analysis. Global headcount: 85
Beamery – Computer Software (20)
Clients including Facebook, Balfour Beatty and Continental earned a place for Beamery – a 4-year-old computer software startup. They’ve quadrupled their headcount since July 2017 and don’t look like slowing down, with 75 job openings forecast for next year. Global headcount: 100
Byte – Marketing & Advertising (22)
In the past year, marketing technology agency Byte has launched augmented reality experiences for Just Eat and Spotify, as well as a chatbot for Adidas. Byte collects feedback from their employees on which day-to-day tasks they find most boring, before challenging their tech team to automate them! Their revenue growth year-on-year to June sits at 76%. Global headcount: 100
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