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Britain's hottest tech companies: in pictures

July 09,2016 16:10

Skyscanner, based in Edinburgh, is an online travel search site that allows customers to compare and buy flights from multiple different airlines. Its free mobile apps are available on iOS, Android, Windows Phone and BlackBerry. It's valued at over a ...



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Skyscanner
Skyscanner, based in Edinburgh, is an online travel search site that allows customers to compare and buy flights from multiple different airlines. Its free mobile apps are available on iOS, Android, Windows Phone and BlackBerry. It's valued at over a $1 billion. 

Shazam
Shazam is a mobile app that uses audio recognition technology to help people identify music. It also features personalised music news, and features suggested songs from friends and artists. It was one of the first UK technology start-ups to reach a valuation of $1bn (£660m) in 2015. 

TransferWise
TransferWise uses peer-to-peer technology developed by the people who built Skype and PayPal to cut out traditional bank fees. Since launching in 2011, the company has transferred billions of pounds worth of money – saving customers over hundreds of millions. The company is also valued at $1bn and is backed by Silicon Valley venture-capital firm Andreessen Horowitz.

Citymapper
Citymapper is a mobile app that helps users navigate cities on public transport networks. The app pulls in live data from bus and tube companies, and combines this with estimated travel times for taxis, bikes and walking, to suggest potential routes to get to your destination.

Deliveroo
Deliveroo is a food delivery service that allows customers to get high-quality meals from a variety of leading local independent and chain restaurants delivered to their homes and offices. Its online ordering and logistics platform provides real-time visibility on every step of the food preparation and delivery process. 

Darktrace
Darktrace is a cyber security company that uses artificial intelligence to uncover potential threats to companies' information or intellectual property before an attack takes place. The software is used by several FTSE 100 companies. The company is backed by Invoke Capital, the investment company founded by Autonomy founder Mike Lynch. 

Funding Circle
Funding Circle is an online marketplace which allows savers to lend money directly to small and medium sized businesses. It's backed by London-based venture capitalists Index Ventures and including Accel Partners, Union Square Ventures and Ribbit Capital. 

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