The Telegraph’s Technology Hot 100 list revealed

4 April 2019

The Telegraph’s Technology Hot 100 list has been released today, providing a detailed overview of the UK’s most successful founders* of the fastest-growing** UK-based private companies created since Britain’s tech boom in 2008.  

The full Tech Hot 100 list can be viewed here:, with additional coverage in a special print supplement published in The Telegraph on Friday.

The list was created through extensive research conducted in association with Tech Nation and builds a detailed picture of the UK’s high growth tech scene and it’s most successful entrepreneurs.

Jeremy Wright, Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) said: “The Tech Telegraph Hot 100 list is a timely reminder that the UK is a hotbed of tech savvy entrepreneurs. It is a great opportunity to celebrate those British founders who have made a name for themselves using technology to help solve major issues facing us all.These people show how the market’s competitive spirit can drive innovation and that good ideas with social value can improve people’s lives as well as turn a profit.”

Robin Pagnamenta, The Telegraph’s Head of Technology, said: “This authoritative list of Britain’s top 100 technology entrepreneurs is the result of in-depth research conducted by the Telegraph in partnership with TechNation. It reflects the vibrant state of UK innovation and the role the technology industry plays in creating wealth, jobs and economic opportunity. At an uncertain time for the wider economy, it’s also encouraging that the UK remains a powerful player in Europe’s technology scene with a wealth of growing young companies, a robust venture capital network and a plethora of budding ground-level entrepreneurs emerging from UK schools and universities. As The Telegraph continues to focus on technology journalism as a core part of our editorial strategy, we hope this will become an annual survey.”

Gerard Grech, CEO of Tech Nation said: “For this first Telegraph Tech Nation collaboration, we are delighted to have identified using a data-driven approach, 100 high growth digital tech companies that have added significant value to the UK economy in the last year. Our list demonstrates that the UK is capable of producing home-grown digital tech companies with the potential to be global businesses.”

Notes to Editors:

* Paper value of their stakes in the companies they have founded

** OECD definition “All enterprises with average annualized growth greater than twenty per cent per annum, and with ten or more employees at the beginning of the observation period.


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