Rocket List 2021

50 of the fastest-growing companies in London to accelerate your career in 2021. Vetted by investors & technology leaders. We include curated insight into why they're great places to work.

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Our expert panel

The Rocket List was personally vetted by a group of individuals who nurture and fund technology companies

Holly Bennett

Head of Ecosystem & Portfolio Development at Accel

Sia Houchangnia

Partner at Seedcamp

Saul Klein

Co-founder and Partner at LocalGlobe

Gerard Grech

CEO of Tech Nation

Irina Haivas

Partner at Atomico

Anne Glover

Chief Executive and Co-founder of Amadeus Capital Partners

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Tiney

Digital marketplace for childcare

Education

Education

£6m

11%

Mission

Tiney are on a mission to reimagine at-home childcare & unlock the potential of every child. They are offering a two-sided marketplace, training up early years educators and are making high quality childcare accessible to more families.

B2C
Marketplace
Education
Training
Learning
Toys
Childcare
Kids

12M Employee Growth
11%
Gender Diversity
50% female

Last updated Dec 2020This is the start of our stats on diversity, and we'll be including more in the future. We have gender data and want to use it to promote transparency. The data is according to our analysis, last updated Dec 2020.


Examples of people progressing

Founders

Brett Wigdortz (CEO)

Founded Teach First in 2002 and was CEO for 15 years before founding Tiney

Edd Read (CTO)

Previously CTO and co-founder of graze.com where he worked for 9 years

John Newbold (CPO)

Founded 383, one of the UK's top Digital Product Studios and also works as a UK Angel Investor.

Stephanie Leung (COO)

Stephanie has joined tiney from Uber where she was Regional Director of UK & Ireland, North and Eastern Europe for two years.

Diversity & Inclusion at Tiney

Taz Latif headshot
Taz Latif
Diversity, Inclusion & Community Advisor

Fundraising

Last 2 fundraises


2018201920202021£1.1m£5m

Investors: Index Ventures, LocalGlobe, JamJar Investments

Last 2 fundraises


2018201920202021£1.1m£5m

Tiney's take on their challenges in 2021

Brett Wigdortz headshot
Brett Wigdortz
Founder and CEO

2020 has been an incredibly tough time for the majority of the population. The need for high quality, accessible and affordable childcare has never been so important. At tiney, we've had our busiest, most exciting time this year. We've trained almost a hundred childminders, had 7,000 applications during the first lockdown, designed an award winning education framework and have built this through a delightful app experience.

Internally, our team at tiney has grown from 15 to 40, we can't quite believe how we've been able to build such a world class team of early years experts and tech startup people from companies like GoCardless, Monzo and Uber. Our mission in 2021 is going to be all about scaling, for us to reach our mission of unlocking the potential of every child, we need to open thousands of tiney home nurseries.

Otta's take on Tiney

Theo Margolius headshot
Theo Margolius
COO of Otta

Finding childcare is often a difficult and costly process and there is a declining number of childminders across the UK, with limited talent development and lack of a clear path in this area.

Tiney's platform provides training, onboarding, development, and ongoing support for childminders. For those seeking childcare Tiney helps to tackle three key issues of discovery, trust and affordability.

Tiney are transforming the perception of early-years care to be thought of as early-years education and the training they provide reflects this change.

They are not only enhancing access to great childcare but also are improving early years education and providing educators a pathway to build their career in childcare.

The panel's take on Tiney

Saul Klein headshot
Saul Klein
Co-founder and Partner at LocalGlobe

Tiney is a platform enabling individuals to start and manage pre-school programmes out of their homes — and a marketplace for parents to search for and pay for that childcare. It’s run by three experienced co-founders: Brett Wigdortz, who previously led the fastest growing non-profit organisation in the UK, TeachFirst; Edd Read (CTO), who previously founded Graze, the healthy snack company that sold to Unilever; and, John Newbold (CPO) who founded one of the UK’s leading design studios.

Ably

Cloud infrastructure and APIs for realtime data delivery

Data

Data

£63m

75%

accuRx

Patient communication, for healthcare professionals.

Health and Beauty

Health and Beauty

£36m

117%

Bark

Marketplace for service professionals

Consumer

Consumer

Unknown

14%

Beacon

Digital freight forwarding

Travel and Transportation

Travel and Transportation

£53m

138%

Behavox

Monitors employee behaviour in the financial workplace

Finance

Finance

£145m

11%

Blink

Digital workplace app improving internal communications

Legal/HR

Legal/HR

£23m

58%

Capdesk

Equity management platform

Finance

Finance

£10m

63%

Cazoo

Transforming the way people buy used cars

Travel and Transportation

Travel and Transportation

£1751m

107%

Checkout.com

Setting the standard in payments

Finance

Finance

£1476m

64%

Cleo

An intelligent assistant for your money

Finance

Finance

£46m

21%

Codat

The platform for business data

Finance

Finance

£56m

108%

Credit Kudos

Using financial behaviour to measure creditworthiness

Finance

Finance

£9m

15%

0 jobs

Cutover

Building the next level of operational excellence.

Software

Software

£44m

69%

Duffel

Creating the future of travel

Travel and Transportation

Travel and Transportation

£46m

75%

Eigen Technologies

Research-led artificial intelligence

Artificial Intelligence

Artificial Intelligence

£48m

10%

Elvie

Pioneering smarter technology for women

Hardware

Hardware

£110m

71%

Farewill

Award-winning wills, probate and cremation service

Finance

Finance

£25m

23%

Fidel API

Unlocking the full potential of payment cards

Finance

Finance

£69m

81%

Form3

Payment technology platform

Finance

Finance

£175m

75%

Freetrade

Invest in stocks with zero commissions or fees

Finance

Finance

£68m

83%

Goodlord

Proptech platform

Real Estate

Real Estate

£53m

11%

Gousto

Recipe boxes delivered to your door

Consumer

Consumer

£240m

63%

Harbr Data

Enterprise data exchange platform

Data

Data

£42m

56%

Hopin

Event platform provider that connects communities through virtual, hybrid, and in-person events

Media

Media

£824m

258%

Impala

Changing the way the entire world browses, books, stays and pays

Consumer

Consumer

£27m

33%

Infogrid

Connected sensor solutions to make buildings smarter and more sustainable!

Data

Data

£13m

148%

Kheiron Medical

AI enhanced cancer detection tools for radiologists

Health and Beauty

Health and Beauty

£27m

42%

LabGenius

Protein engineering platform

Health and Beauty

Health and Beauty

£23m

30%

0 jobs

Lingumi

Digital English lessons for kids ages 2-6

Education

Education

£6m

-21%

0 jobs

Marshmallow

Cheaper, faster insurance

Finance

Finance

£96m

113%

Moneybox

Saving and investing app

Finance

Finance

£88m

52%

Multiverse

Accelerating careers through apprenticeships

Education

Education

£157m

98%

Onfido

Automating the process of identity verification

Artificial Intelligence

Artificial Intelligence

£175m

39%

Paddle

Complete payments infrastructure for SaaS companies

Finance

Finance

£235m

60%

Primer

No code automation for payments.

Finance

Finance

£58m

194%

Privitar

Solving data privacy challenges for enterprises

Security

Security

£119m

-24%

Prolific

Connecting people to facilitate world-changing research.

Data

Data

£1m

43%

Qatalog

Productivity and collaboration hub for remote teams

Productivity

Productivity

£18m

62%

Revolut

Comprehensive financial services platform

Finance

Finance

£1386m

37%

SeedLegals

One-stop platform for legals for startups

Legal/HR

Legal/HR

£4m

86%

Sensat

Translates real world into digital twins

Artificial Intelligence

Artificial Intelligence

£11m

73%

Snyk

Automatically find and fix open source vulnerabilities

Security

Security

£1115m

106%

Streetbees

Crowdsourced real-time market research

Data

Data

£44m

32%

Thought Machine

A cloud native banking platform

Finance

Finance

£451m

1%

Trint

Transcription software

Artificial Intelligence

Artificial Intelligence

£9m

10%

TrueLayer

Simple banking APIs

Finance

Finance

£219m

82%

Unmind

Mental health platform for the workplace

Health and Beauty

Health and Beauty

£50m

56%

Wagestream

Bringing employees financial freedom

Finance

Finance

£87m

36%

Yapily

Secure API for banks

Finance

Finance

£56m

68%

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