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This article showcases our top picks for the best English Retail companies. These startups and companies are taking a variety of approaches to innovating the Retail industry, but are all exceptional companies well worth a follow.

We tried to pick companies across the size spectrum from cutting edge startups to established brands.

We selected these startups and companies for exceptional performance in one of these categories:

  • Innovation
    • Innovative ideas
    • Innovative route to market
    • Innovative product
  • Growth
    • Exceptional growth
    • Exceptional growth strategy
  • Management
  • Societal impact

Top English Retail Startups

Data sourced from Crunchbase and SemRush.

Dija

Dija

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Dija is a startup offering groceries delivered to customers’ doors in under 10 minutes.

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YOOBIC is an all-in-one platform for the deskless workforce to optimize communication, training, and process management.

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HERO

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HERO is a Virtual Shopping Platform for eCommerce.

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Feelunique.com

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Feelunique.com is an online e-commerce platform that offers beauty products and related advice.

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Yoox Net-a-Porter Group

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Yoox Net-a-Porter Group is the global Internet retailing partner for leading fashion and luxury brands.

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Yoyo Wallet

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Yoyo Wallet is a mobile payment, loyalty and marketing platform.

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Debenhams

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Debenhams is a multi-channel brand that operates department stores offering women’s clothing, menswear, beauty, kids, and homeware products.

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MADE

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Made.com is an online e-commerce platform directly providing designer furniture without third party involvement.

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Farfetch

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Farfetch is an online luxury fashion retail platform.

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Creoate

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Creoate is on a mission to make wholesale work for independents.

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Quiqup

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Quiqup is a provider of on-demand, same-day, and scheduled delivery solutions to retailers and restaurants.

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EDITED

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EDITED is an information technology company that features a software platform that is designed for real-time product and pricing analytics.

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Provenance

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Provenance is a leading platform for supply chain and impact transparency

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JRNI

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JRNI is an experiential relationship management (XRM) platform for scheduling and managing personalized experiences at scale.

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Arcadia Group

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Arcadia Group Ltd. is a British multinational retailing company

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ZigZag Global

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ZigZag Global is a software platform that helps retailers manage their returns globally.

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Appear Here

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Appear Here is an online marketplace for retail space.

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Oddbox

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Oddbox is a provider of fruit and veg box delivery service intended to reduce food waste.

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Swapi

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Swapi is the only digital wallet globally that allows users to swap their loyalty rewards, cashback & gift cards between brands.

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Simba Sleep

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Simba Sleep is an e-commerce company that offers a variety of mattresses.

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Poplar Studio

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Poplar is a creative platform that enables brands and retailers to produce 3D and AR experiences on-demand, powered by a talent cloud.

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RevLifter

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RevLifter is an AI powered technology provider helping brands increase revenue through real-time personalised offers.

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Emperia

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Developing immersive VR tech experiences for the premium fashion and art sectors, boosting sales and customer engagement.

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SportPursuit

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SportPursuit is a UK-based private-sale sports website.

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Hyperion Insurance Group

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Hyperion is an international insurance intermediary group with insurance broking and underwriting agency arms.

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YOPA

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YOPA provides real estate agency services that assist clients in selling their properties.

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Bower Collective

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Bower Collective is a direct-to-consumer digital platform for sustainable home and personal care products.

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Mercaux

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Mercaux brings the benefits of digital into retail stores to drive sales uplift.

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Matches Fashion

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Matches Fashion is a multi-brand fashion retailer that offers the latest fashion from designer brands.

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AEVI

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AEVI provides a platform for merchant-facing businesses that enables them to upgrade to more agile, more data-driven propositions.

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Wolf & Badger

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Wolf & Badger is a multi-channel retail platform for the finest independent, ethical and unique brands from around the globe.

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Mention Me

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The referral marketing platform fuelling growth for businesses around the world.

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HYPERVSN

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HYPERVSN is a hardware-enabled technology platform that enables users to create and display 3D holographic content without any headgear.

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Butter.co.uk

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Butter lets you spread the cost of shopping from any online store with a simple monthly instalment plan. Download the app now!

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Pho

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Pho is a UK-based independent restaurant group that specializes in Vietnamese street food.

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Cudoni

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Cudoni is an e-commerce business dedicated to selling pre-owned luxury goods.

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NearSt

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NearSt is a retail technology company building the world’s source of real-time local inventory.

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Ted Baker

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Ted Baker plc is a British luxury clothing retail company.

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Trunomi

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Enterprise Privacy Platform allowing companies to meet all regulatory requirements for global Data Privacy Regulations

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MyOptique Group

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The MyOptique Group is an online optical store offering prescription glasses, sunglasses and contact lenses.

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Storm5

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Storm5 are global RetailTech recruitment experts, connecting organizations with the talent to drive their mission.

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ASOS

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Asos is an online platform engaged in the retail of fashion and beauty products for men and women.

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eve Sleep

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eve Sleep is a pioneer of luxury sleep solutions, promising the perfect start to every day thanks to a guaranteed great night’s sleep.

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Rotageek

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Using data-driven technology to meet demand, engage teams, and drive efficiency.

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OpenSensors

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OpenSensors is an internet of things company that builds a connected world that puts people first.

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Olvin

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Olvin helps real-world businesses get proactive through its AI powered predictive analytics platform.

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Popsa

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Popsa is a machine learning startup that automatically designs, makes, and delivers personalized physical products.

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Taylor & Hart

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Taylor & Hart make proposing with a custom designed, high quality engagement ring, easy, affordable and enjoyable.

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Nethermind

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API marketplace with blockchain payments for pay as you go for API usage, Ethereum clients, infrastructure and consulting.

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Purple Dot

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Purple Dot allows consumers to request a “worth-the-wait” lower price.

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Bother

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Bother operates as an online grocery delivery startup.

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Mous

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Mous is a fashion tech brand that designs and manufactures protective accessories.

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pepperhq

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The Pepper platform supports white label apps for mobile payment, discovery, digital loyalty, social media marketing, and actionable data.

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Coniq

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Coniq is the Total Customer Engagement Company.

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BlackCurve

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B2B SaaS pricing automation solution. We help retailers make profitable pricing decisions.

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ThirdEye

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Building real-time CCTV powered AI assistants to put in the hands of public space workers.

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Quorso

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A new era for store management: Agile. Simple. Human.

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Live Better With

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Make life a little bit better with 100s of recommended products for people living with cancer.

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Kindred

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Kindred is an impact driven tech company that has developed the world’s first sustainable app monetization network.

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BotsAndUs

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BotsAndUs is a data-driven robotics and AI company that provides full-stack robot systems for public spaces.

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Cornerstone

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Cornerstone is a subscription service for men’s toiletries.

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HubBox

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HubBox is the first universal Click & Collect solution for online retailers.

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Watchfinder

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Watchfinder is the world’s leading retailer of pre-owned watches

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Greendeck

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Greendeck uses AI to help brands and retailers with pricing optimisation and competitor intelligence.

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Gig

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Gig offers a platform for millennials who want to pick up shift work in the hospitality and retail sectors.

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Duel

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Brand Advocacy Platform that enables purpose-led brands to drive organic growth & retention through word-of-mouth & advocacy

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Threedium

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We create memorable brand experiences, drive product considerations and deliver conversions through 3D/AR Technology.

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cloud.IQ

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cloud.IQ is an AI and machine learning based automated conversion rate optimisation platform for e-commerce businesses.

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Everpress

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A global marketplace enabling creators to monetise their brand. No risk. No waste.

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Cheerfy

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The new way restaurants sell post-COVID

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Proximity Insight

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Enterprise Retail SaaS Tech built on Salesforce.com

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OPUMO

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OPUMO is building the digital department store of the future connecting brands with customers through a content-rich shopping platform.

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Sook

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Sook is a retail asset management solution that transforms vacant retail units into customizable digital spaces that are rented by the hour

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Sainsbury’s

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Sainsbury’s operates supermarkets and convenience stores, an online grocery and general merchandise operation, as well as Sainsbury’s Bank.

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Vashi

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Vashi is a diamond jewellery brand that offers a genuinely unique, disruptive, and omni-channel retail experience.

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Wevat

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Wevat is the best way to get your tax back on shopping in the UK.

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Perfect Moment

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Perfect Moment is an online fashion marketplace that offers ski, surf, and activewear collections.

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TravelTime Technologies

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Technology that can map, rank and sort location based data by travel time instead of distance. Available as an API or analytics plugins.

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Honest Burgers

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A burger restaurant inspired by great British produce

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Ambie

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SaaS music solution for retail and hospitality businesses looking to boost their customer experience and drive profits

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Magnetto

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Magnetto is a developer of digital products predominantly for retailers.

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Harper

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Personal Commerce

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The Flavor Factory

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The Flavor Factory is a dark kitchen enabler tech company offering a restaurant-as-a-service platform.

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Stuffstr

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Stuffstr makes recommerce a part of every retail transaction

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Shopi

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The mobile platform of new generation retailing

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Medino

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Medino is the convenient online alternative to your High street Health and Wellness Shop.

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Taggstar

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Real-time social proof message expert for enterprise eCommerce | Conversion uplift by up to 12% | Shop Direct, N Brown, TUI, Missguided use.

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Satoshi Systems Limited

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Satoshi Systems provides state of the art software solutions for the trading space, currently focusing on the commodity.

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myThings

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myThings provides conversion-driven personalized display advertising solutions for online retailers in Europe.

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reboxed

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Recommerce platform – E-commerce, SaaS and on-demand buyback of consumer electronics

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Limio

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Subscription Commerce Platform to better acquire & retain subscribers

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Ollie Quinn

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Ollie Quinn is a branded retailer of prescription glasses, sunglasses and non-prescription polarised sunglasses based in the UK and Canada.

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Vivobarefoot

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UK-based shoe brand and Crowdcube alum

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What on Earth

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A curated e-commerce to discover the best sustainable independent fashion brands.

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Global Risk Partners

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Global Risk Partners is an investment vehicle aimed at insurance brokers and managing general agents trading in the UK retail and global.

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Prospective

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Prospective is a software company that enables governments, businesses and communities to foresee the impact of changes to cities.

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WhenFresh

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When Fresh is a company that specializes in Investment Analytics for companies.

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Victoria Beckham

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Victoria Beckham is a fashion brand that creates and markets a collection of apparel and accessories in over 50 countries.

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Cult Beauty

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Cult Beauty is the insider’s guide to the world’s best beauty products. From skin care to make up

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CASHOFF

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Provides profit-generating open banking API solutions for banks and unique digital experience for their consumers

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MYSALE Group

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MYSALE Group is an aggregate of 11 online shopping destinations, across 8 countries.

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