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24 hour online estate agency has taken first place in’s prestigious Startups 100 2015; the definitive index of the UK’s 100 fast growth-potential new businesses.

Launched in 2014 and a brand new entry into the list, is an innovative property technology (proptech) platform which impressed the judges having already attracted over £11m in funding, achieved multi-million revenues and scaled to a team of 120 staff and growing.

Now in its sixth year, the Startups 100 index recognises privately owned UK companies launched on or after 1 January 2012 which demonstrate innovation, solid financials, economic impact and growth potential.

This year’s index reflects the rising success of Britain’s start-up businesses with annual turnover figures for the 100 businesses featured averaging an impressive £1.14m – a considerable increase on the 2014 list.

Even more remarkable is that four of the 2015 Startups 100-listed start-ups have already reached turnover of over £6m – giving weight to the argument that there is no better time to start a business in the UK.

The index also reflects increased levels of employment among UK start-ups with the average number of employees for those in the list sitting at 19; a 31% rise on the staff numbers in the previous index.

Selected from hundreds of entries from start-up entrepreneurs across the country, this year’s winners – revealed on today – join an illustrious alumni of businesses which have gone on to become household names such as YPlan, Raspberry Pi, Huddle, Naked Wines and (details below).’s content manager, Lucy Wayment, commented: “It’s encouraging to see that the average turnover for the 100 start-ups in this list is over £1m. With a record number of entries this year, the Startups 100 2015 index not only showcases the fast-growth potential of UK start-ups but also demonstrates the importance of trailblazers to the economy.”

To view the full list of the 2015 Startups 100, click here

2015’s brightest start-ups

The list serves as a positive reflection of the UK’s thriving start-up community with 187 entrepreneurs featured; ranging in age from 22 to 57. The list also demonstrates the buoyancy of the UK’s investment market, with the businesses featured having secured over £140m between them to grow their early-stage businesses.

From a start-up which specialises in marshmallows to a PR agency which is fast expanding overseas, the 2015 index is as diverse as ever and reflects several emerging markets including on-demand apps, alternative funding providers, healthy food and drink, and financial technology with tech standing out as one of the most popular start-up sectors.

Lucy Wayment continued: “Disruptive tech start-ups are leading the way when it comes to innovation and growth but so many of the exciting businesses in this list have used technology as an enabler to provide a unique twist on products and services which have existed for decades.”

The full list can be viewed here

2015 Startups 100 index in numbers

Total number of founders: 187 (2014: 176)

Single founders: 35

Partnerships: 47

Three or more founders: 18

Geographical spread: 29 companies founded outside of London (2014: 36), 2 based in Scotland, 1 in Wales, with popular hotspots in the North West (8) and South East (5).

Average number of employees: 19 (2014: 13)

Average age of entrepreneur: 34 (2014: 34)

Youngest entrepreneur: 22 – Oliver Murphy, Reviveaphone (2014: 21)

Oldest: 57 – Chris Barling, Powered Now (2014: 66)

Gender: 24 businesses were started by female founders or co-founders

Average turnover for 2014 (for those that disclosed): £1,147,674 (2014: £973,543)

Businesses with turnover of £6m or above: 4

Average age of the business: 2.43 years (19 in their first year; 32 in their second year; 36 in their third year; 13 in their fourth year)

Most popular start-up sectors: Retail (15), Food & drink (12), Marketplaces (9), On-demand services (6), Fintech (7), Edtech (5)

To view the full list of the 2015 Startups 100, click here