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Tech Start Ups of 2019

From Fintech to Healthcare, these are the UK startups that have taken over the technology world in 2019.  The Hollerings team have researched the latest companies – looking at social media, funding rounds, popularity and everything in between. Ending with this impressive list that is sure to change your life for good! Need a doctor? We have it covered. Need to send your cousin some dollar? We got it!

Babylon Health (The online doctor)

On a mission to put an accessible and affordable health service in the hands of everyone, Babylon Health is well on the way to achieving their goal with provider plans in place from the US to the Middle East. See a doctor online in minutes using your mobile from home, work or holiday.


Founded by Ben Francis, the 19 year old sports fanatic. Gymshark was created in 2012 and is now worth over £100m. Supported by millions of highly engaged social media followers and customers in 131 countries, you can say Gymshark is millennial marketing done right!


A digital alternative to the big banks. Think instant spending analytics, free money transfers and fee-free travel. Revolut is leading the fintech industry with some of the latest products on offer through their cool app. Now there is no need to own a debit card at all with the recent release of the direct debit feature.


Another fintech company which began in the heart of London, Monzo is the UK's fastest growing bank founded only in 2015! 40,000 people open a Monzo bank account every week to spend, save and manage their money. They even offer insights in to what you have spent your money on all year (Mine would definitely be Costa)


Whilst we are on fintech it would be rude to miss out Curve. Closely following Monzo in a record-breaking £6m crowdfund recently. Curve has seen respectable growth since launching its card early last year, having already reached half a million users and hoping to double that figure by year-end. By comparison, Monzo had 200,000 users in its first full twelve months of operation.


A challenger energy retailer, Igloo uses smart technology to help customers keep an eye on their usage, easily submit readings, and offer tariff recommendations. The company has also partnered with Tesla meaning customers can charge their electric or hybrid cars using the greenest power sources. The company also recently received a £20m investment from Japan's Osaka Gas.


Trouva is a former Startups.co.uk award winner and has continued to exceed growth since its inception in 2015. The software-enabled marketplace allows customers and independent retailers to connect and has more than 150,000 unique products on sale. Working to help traditional bricks-and-mortar boutiques sell their goods through one convenient online destination.


Founded last year, Cazoo last week raised a further £25m ahead of it's release. Cazoo aims to transform the way people buy used cars in the UK by providing better selection, transparency, convenience and peace of mind. They aim to make car buying no different than buying any other product online today, where consumers can simply and seamlessly purchase a used car entirely online and have it delivered to their door in as little as 72 hours.

Mindful Chef

Mindful Chef are a health-focused food box company set up by school friends Giles, Myles and Rob. Since their launch in 2015, they have shipped over 10,000,000 ingredients from small independent farms across the UK. All the meat they provide is organic, for every box they sell they donate a school meal to a child living in poverty. They have raised a total of £9.3m so far to assist with their growth in the UK.

Push Doctor

Push Doctor is an online medical consultation service headquartered in Manchester, United Kingdom. The service currently has over 7,000 General Medical Council-registered general practitioners available and connects users to a GP for a secure online video consultation for a fee of £30. Push Doctor has raised a total of £37.5m and is now Europe's largest digital health brand.

Degree 53

Degree 53 is an award-winning UX design and software development company, specialising in mobile app and website development, UX, design and consultancy services. In 2017, Degree 53 launched their gaming division providing technology and design services exclusively to online gambling companies.


OpenWrk's uses data made available by open banking regulations to improve the credit-lending experience for people with poor ratings. They were the first company in the world to be FCA approved and listed in the Open Banking directory. The OpenWrks platform allows product providers to create the groundbreaking apps and services customers demand by allowing them to connect to every bank through one secure API.

Keep an eye out for these companies as they continue to excel in 2020.

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