Ten trendy tech startups making their mark on London
The UK capital is buzzing with new companies, all trying to stand out in the increasingly competitive tech market. However, some startups have risen above the crowd in their respective sectors. Here are ten to watch out for.
When it comes to banking, Monzo has been a hugely successful venture. Offering budgeting features, sending instant notifications to keep you in the know about your spending and allowing you to pay abroad without transaction fees, it’s clear to see why.
Transferwise is another company capitalising on the concept of fee-free international transactions. In such a global age, the idea of bypassing these costly charges is certainly an appealing one and is only likely to grow in popularity in our current climate.
Gymshark‘s concept is a simple one: they sell gym wear exclusively online. But their high-quality items have latched onto the current fitness trends, providing a service that caters for on-the-go professionals with little time to shop on the high street.
Skinnydip, which offers clothes and fashion accessories for women, has also been an online sensation. Branding itself most notably on its quirky range of phone cases and personalisable items for affordable prices, the company have gained popularity by giving urban women a way to stand out for less.
For those looking to get away from it all, SecretEscapes offers something special. The company pride themselves on delivering “luxury travel without the luxury price tag”, and they have found great success operating on a members-only system, providing exclusive experiences with huge discounts.
Hostmaker, on the other hand, works in reverse, allowing you to let your own property while you are away. Of course, with London being such a tourist hotspot, and homeowners having to fork out so much to live there, it’s no wonder the company has taken off.
With London being such a culture hub, home to some of the best theatre, film, music, art and food in the world, companies like FestTicket, which offer deals for events and experiences throughout the capital, are rising fast.
Latest newcomers have figured out there’s no dress code apart from a few exclusive locations. Indeed, you don’t have to get your glad rags on at all. For those who prefer to stay at home for kicks, or for gamers who simply can’t access their preferred entertainment at any London venue, Dazn has been in high demand, offering a live-streaming sports service which allows you to catch up on live events from all over the world.
If you haven’t heard of Deliveroo, or seen their logo on the back of a motorbike, you’ve likely been living under a rock. The food service, which works with restaurants all over the country, offers speedy delivery from your favourite local joints, and in one of the culinary capitals of the world, it’s positively thriving.
A less well-known success story is Feedr, which empowers healthy and artisan food sellers in the professional world, enabling and encouraging employers to provide nutritious, more personal meals for their staff.
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