UK tech firms represent in Startups 100 2015

Technology property platform Purplebricks.com tops the Startups 100 2015 list

Technology property platform Purplebricks.com has topped the Startups 100 2015 list, as tech is revealed as one of the most popular startup sectors.

The 24-hour online estate agency took poll position on the index, which identifies the UK’s top 100 fast growth-potential businesses.

Launched in 2014, Purplebricks.com has raised £11m in funding, achieved multimillion-pound revenues and grown to a team of 120 staff.

A total of 187 entrepreneurs aged 22 to 57 were featured on the list. The startups on the index have secured over £140m between them to grow their early-stage businesses.

Annual turnovers of startups featured on the top 100 are on the rise, with the businesses posting an average of £1.14m, and four of the companies already reaching sales in excess of £6m.

The Startups 100 index, now in its sixth year, recognises privately owned UK companies launched on or after 1 January 2012 which “demonstrate innovation, solid financials, economic impact and growth potential”.

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“It's encouraging to see the average turnover for the 100 startups is over £1m. With a record number of entries this year, the Startups 100 2015 index not only showcases the fast-growth potential of UK startups, but also demonstrates the importance of trailblazers to the economy,” said Lucy Wayment, content manager of Startups.co.uk.

The index found a 31% rise in staff levels amongst the Top 100 startups compared with 2014's list, with an average of 19 more employees per business. 

The index also revealed 24 businesses on the list were started by female founders or co-founders.

“Disruptive tech startups are leading the way when it comes to innovation and growth, but so many of the exciting businesses on this list have used technology as an enabler to provide a unique twist on products and services that have existed for decades,” said Wayment.

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