We’re thrilled to announce that we’ve been accepted onto Tech City UK’s Upscale 5.0 programme for the UK’s fastest-growing early stage tech companies. The companies selected have been chosen by Upscale judging panel as they represent the emerging digital businesses with the most potential for rapid scale and international growth.

As part of the programme, 30 Upscale companies will work with Scale Coaches that have a proven track record of growing successful tech companies across the world.

The intake of businesses reflects the growing diversity of the UK’s digital specialisms, across 11 different sectors, from Health Tech to Education. We’re delighted to have been selected alongside such as strong group of businesses and entrepreneurs.

Upscale 5.0

The full list of Upscale 5.0 companies is:

  • allplants – London
    Plant-based, frozen food delivery service.
  • AMPLYFI – Cardiff
    AI and machine learning for the business intelligence market and market research.
  • Arctic Shores – Manchester
    Data-driven psychometric tests that combine neuroscience, AI and game technology, to eliminate bias during hiring and promotion.
  • Chattermill – London
    Uses AI to provide customer feedback at scale to clients looking to improve services and products.
  • Eagle Genomics – Cambridge
    Helping companies make more accurate and credible scientific claims via machine learning.
  • eporta – London
    B2B platform for interior design professionals.
  • Everledger – London
    Creates a secure and permanent digital record of an asset’s origin, characteristics and ownership on their private blockchain.
  • Farewill – London
    Provides a platform for legally binding wills and probate from home
  • Florence – London
    Marketplace for flexible staffing in the care sector.
  • Kheiron Medical – London
    Works with radiologists, and uses data and machine learning to build products that help breast radiologists in their daily practice.
  • LandTech – London
    Helps property developers find land, get through planning and raise funding in a more streamlined way
  • Lexoo – London
    Delivers legal services by combining tech, process and a network of over 1000 former BigLaw lawyers in 70 countries.
  • Neurovalens – Belfast
    Treats global neurological health issues by influencing the brain and nervous system using safe and non-invasive technology.
  • Oddbox – London
    Saves vegetable produce from going to waste
  • Panintelligence – Leeds
    White-labelled predictive analytics and data visualisation software
  • Peanut – London
    A social network for women, connecting them through their experiences with fertility and motherhood.
  • Pimberly – Manchester
    Used by manufacturers, distributors and retailers to market and sell products across multiple sales channels.
  • Plum – London
    AI assistant which uses automation to help its users save money switch bills and invest.
  • Seatfrog – London
    Travel app helping travellers upgrade their seat.
  • SeedLegals – London
    Automated legal service for funding rounds.
  • SoPost – Newscastle
    Helps brands to deliver physical trial products to consumers’ hands through media campaigns, influencer partnerships, and content.
  • Spirable – London
    Personalised, data-driven brand videos with data from live data-feeds, delivered through social channels and CRM platforms.
  • ThoughtRiver – Cambridge
    Pre-screening technology automating the review process of contracts for lawyers
  • Thriva – London
    Finger-prick blood test tool, reviewed by an NHS approved lab, which provides personalised advice on health.
  • TrustedHousesitters – Brighton & Hove
    Platform for mutual exchange of house use in exchange for pet-sitting.
  • Tyk – London
    Open-source API Gateway powering microservice platform
  • Vidsy – London
    Mobile video ad creation for the world’s leading brands
  • WhiteHat – London
    Works with employers to identify, hire, and develop diverse talent through apprenticeships.
  • Zen Educate – London
    Online platform which matches teachers with available supply teaching roles in schools

Programme partners Silicon Valley Bank and law firm Cooley LLP will support Upscale entrepreneurs by offering bespoke financial and legal advice on scaling, including those looking to expand into new markets.

Liam Ward, Upscale Programme Lead said “Tech Nation’s mission is to support the UK’s most ambitious tech entrepreneurs. We’re delighted to announce the Upscale 5.0 cohort and welcome 30 of the UK’s most exciting and fast-growing tech companies onto the programme, as they work through key scaling challenges. We look forward to being part of Zencargo’s growth journey over the next 6 months and seeing how the team continue to help companies to trade smarter and more efficiently.”

Alex Hersham, Zencargo CEO said, “We’re thrilled to be part of Tech City Upscale 5.0 this year. It’s amazing to see new industries represented, demonstrating the huge opportunity that still remains for UK businesses.”

Zencargo 2020

2020 has already been a strong year for Zencargo, winning the Supply Chain Management Award at the BIFA Freight Excellence awards in January.

Zencargo Co-Founder Richard Fattal accepting the BIFA Supply Chain Management Award from Paralympian Ade Adepitan MBE and Shane Paddington of BoxTop Technologies
Zencargo Co-Founder Richard Fattal accepting the BIFA Supply Chain Management Award from Paralympian Ade Adepitan MBE and Shane Paddington of BoxTop Technologies

“We’re still in the early days of supply chain technology, but I see 2020 as a tipping point. More companies are realising the potential for cost savings, revenue growth and increased efficiency that comes with a technology-driven supply chain partner. The lessons from Upscale and our Cohort partners are going to be instrumental in enabling us to help more businesses make their supply chain their competitive advantage and take the next step for Zencargo.” says Alex.

To find out how Zencargo can help you turn your supply chain into a competitive advantage, click below to book a consultation with one of our supply chain experts.

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