The Future Fifty is a year-long programme for
selected high-growth companies.

It provides bespoke access to expertise within the UK Government

and across the private sector.

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Programme Description

The UK government has some of the world’s most comprehensive support for high growth businesses, but a challenge for many companies is navigating their way through the variety of options on offer.

The Future Fifty programme matches qualifying companies with publicly funded schemes and incentives relevant to their stage of growth and specific needs. The dedicated team provides a ‘concierge’-style service connecting companies with support and advice designed to facilitate continued growth.

The programme also aims to boost visibility and exposure of the companies to institutional investors. The Future Fifty programme is part of Tech City UK. For more information about Tech City UK, please click here.

The Future Fifty Companies

In October 2013, the first 25 high growth, high potential companies were selected to take part in the Future Fifty programme. A further 25 companies were announced in December 2013. You can view the profiles of all 50 companies here:

  • OnefinestayOnefinestay

    Onefinestay is an online platform offering visitors the chance to stay in distinctive homes while the owners are out of town, with all the comforts of a hotel service.

  • Zoopla Property GroupZoopla Property Group

    Zoopla is a leading online real estate platform attracting over 40 million visitors a month and generating over 2.5 million enquiries a month for its member estate/letting agents and property developers.

  • Just EatJust Eat

    Just Eat is Europe’s leading online food take away platform with its proprietary technology to offer an efficient on-line ordering service restaurant industry.

  • FarfetchFarfetch

    Farfetch is a curator of fashion curators: a revolutionary new way to shop for fashion, uniting the words best independent fashion boutiques in the one online destination.

  • HouseTripHouseTrip

    HouseTrip is one of the largest holiday rental websites globally with over 250,000 properties from thousands of destination worldwide.

  • SkyscannerSkyscanner

    Skyscanner is a leading global travel search site, providing instant online comparisons for millions of flights, as well as car hire and hotels.

  • HuddleHuddle

    Huddle is a leading cloud content collaboration service used by government organisations and enterprises worldwide.

  • BoxBox

    Box is a leading global content sharing platform used by individuals through to large corporations.

  • LystLyst

    Lyst is a personalised fashion marketplace, partnering with leading fashion brands & retailers globally, offering millions of people a personalised shopping experience.

  • OmnifoneOmnifone

    Omnifone is a leading global B2B provider of end-to-end cloud based digital music services.


    MADE. COM is a leading provider of online designer furniture working with 40 world-wide established designers and collaborators to create exclusive designs.

  • NeomobileNeomobile

    Neomobile is a global mobile commerce network enabling mobile monetisation for the best digital companies.

  • Green Man GamingGreen Man Gaming

    Green Man Gaming is a leading social gaming platform for core gamers, combining an automated game tracking community with a robust e-commerce platform.

  • Mind CandyMind Candy

    Mind Candy is an entertainment business delivering experiences both online and offline including toys, books, magazines, music, trading cards and movies.

  • Calastone LimitedCalastone Limited

    Calastone is a global transaction network for the funds industry enabling increased efficiency, reduced cost and risk.

  • HailoHailo

    Hailo is a leading free smartphone app that matches passengers and licensed taxi drivers.

  • Horizon Discovery LtdHorizon Discovery Ltd

    Horizon Discovery is a UK biotechnology company that combines a long scientific heritage in translational research with a world-leading gene-editing platform.

  • Lumi TechnologiesLumi Technologies

    Lumi employs world class patented technology to empower business insight and engagement through mobile devices.

  • Mimecast Services LtdMimecast Services Ltd

    Mimecast delivers cloud-based email management for Microsoft Exchange and Microsoft Office 365, including archiving, continuity and security.

  • RepknightRepknight

    RepKnight is the fastest open source intelligence platform in the world offerings its solutions to government security services, law enforcement agencies and intelligence communities.

  • Secret EscapesSecret Escapes

    SecretSales is the UK’s leading private shopping club, hosting online sales for over 650 designer lifestyle brands exclusively for over 3 million registered UK members.

  • SkimlinksSkimlinks

    Skimlinks creates native monetisation solutions for publishers, rewarding them for any e-commerce they drive by turning product links and product references into trackable affiliate links.

  • SynthesioSynthesio

    Synthesio is a leading global social media monitoring platform helping brands and agencies listen to, understand and engage with consumers.

  • ZopaZopa

    Zopa is the UK's leading peer-to-peer lender matching smart borrowers looking for low rate loans with savers who want higher interest rates on their returns.

  • ActurisActuris

    Acturis is the leading provider innovative Software as a Service based platform for the commercial insurance industry.

  • MasternautMasternaut

    Masternaut is a leading provider of software as a service based vehicle tracking and workforce management solutions globally.

  • eToroeToro

    eToro is the leading the global social investment network enabling users to see, follow and automatically copy the investments of other users in the network.


    MODE in an innovative finance company using technology to enable instant nano credits for pre-paid mobile users in emerging markets.

  • UnrulyUnruly

    Unruly is a leading marketing technology platform which works with top global brands and their agencies, transforming branded videos into viral hits.

  • WorldStoresWorldStores

    WorldStores is the UK's leading online home and garden retailer offering a choice of more than 500,000 products.

  • Global Personals LtdGlobal Personals Ltd

    Global Personals is one of the largest privately owned digital media companies worldwide with an online dating and gaming portfolio.

  • Small World Financial ServicesSmall World Financial Services

    Small World Financial Services is Europe's largest and most trusted payments services provider offering a secure, fast and inexpensive way to send and receive money across the globe.

  • SecretSalesSecretSales

    SecretSales is the UK’s leading private shopping club, hosting online sales for over 650 designer lifestyle brands exclusively for over 3 million registered UK members.

  • The PhotoBox GroupThe PhotoBox Group

    PhotoBox Group is Europe’s leading digital consumer service for personalised products and gifts through its PhotoBox,, StickyGram and PaperShaker brands.

  • The MyOptique GroupThe MyOptique Group

    MyOptique Group is a leading online retailer for prescription glasses (Glasses Direct), sunglasses (SunglassesShop) and contact lenses (LensOn), revolutionising Europe's £20bn optical industry.


    MOO.COM is a leading provider of online platform and tools for businesses wanting to create high quality print products.


    ACHICA is the leading online members-only store for luxury lifestyle products at discounted prices.

  • is an online marketplace bringing together 4,000 creative small businesses offering more than 100,000 unique, original products to customers globally.

  • Order DynamicsOrder Dynamics

    OrderDynamics is a leading provider of big data and commerce platforms enabling retailers to manage and optimise their multi-channel commerce activities.

  • DatasiftDatasift

    Datasift is a leading global social data platform enabling companies to aggregate, filter and extract valuable insights from multiple social media and other online sources.

  • ShazamShazam

    Shazam is the world's leading media engagement company enabling over 400 million users in over 200 countries to discover, explore, buy, and share music, TV shows and branded content.

  • MedicAnimalMedicAnimal

    MedicAnimal is a leading online retailer of food, medicines and accessories for animals.


    MATCHESFASHION.COM is unique omni-channel luxury fashion retailer servicing the global market with over 400 of the best international labels across womenswear and menswear.

  • Nomad DigitalNomad Digital

    Nomad Digital is a leading global provider of wireless solutions to the transportation sector.

  • Funding CircleFunding Circle

    Funding Circle is a leading online marketplace directly connecting investors looking to lend to small businesses.

  • is the UK's leading online retailer of major domestic appliances.

  • Naked WinesNaked Wines

    Naked Wines is a customer-funded wine business which invests in independent winemakers from around the world, in return for exclusive wines at wholesale prices.

  • grazegraze

    graze distributes personalised inspired, healthier snacks by post using pioneering technology.

  • ChemistDirectChemistDirect

    ChemistDirect is the UK's leading online health & wellness business providing a wide range of health and beauty products and services.

  • SwiftKeySwiftKey

    SwiftKey provides an award-winning keyboard app powering multiple smartphones and tablets through its world-class language prediction technology.

Programme Partners and Advisory Panel

Promoted as some of the UK’s fastest growing and most exciting companies, Future Fifty companies have access to the experience and expertise of a broad range of private sector partner organisations as well as the Future Fifty Advisory Panel.

The Advisory Panel is made up of experts from across the private sector and includes venture and growth capital investors, specialists from leading law and accounting firms, as well as members of management teams that have recently listed their companies in the UK.

Read more about the Advisory Panel

A broad range of private sector partner organisations with deep experience of high-growth businesses and public markets have been assembled to provide mentorship and business development support in areas including accountancy and legal advice, corporate governance, marketing and public relations and support for companies approaching a public listing.

The support provided by these partners, as well as the contributions of any further organisations interested in supporting the programme, is driven by the particular needs of the Future Fifty companies.

You can find more information about the Future Fifty partners by visiting their website:

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