As we enter into the new year 2022, let's take a look at how the startup UK ecosystem fared
in the year 2021.
In this article thanks to our data analytics partner Tracxn you will find information that paints a vivid picture of the rapidly evolving UK business ecosystem around us.
2021 UK Tech Ecosystem - Year at a Glance
Before jumping into the details, let's look at a summary of events that transpired in the
startup world in 2021 - right from new companies getting incorporated to funding related
activities, to more companies joining the unicorn and soonicorn club.
The figures below give an overall picture of how startups fared in 2021.
The year has seen a ~2x growth from a ~USD 16 Bn in 2020 to ~USD 32 Bn in 2021 in
terms of the total funding raised by the startups.
The graphs below provide current as well as historic data on the funding raised & no. of
funding rounds segregated by stages in the last 10 yrs.
TOP FUNDING ROUNDS
Below are the biggest funding rounds of the year. Information includes the amount raised
by the company in that round, the stage of funding, and the main investors who
Kindly note that the funding amount only includes equity rounds and doesn't consider debt
It's usually the case that a few investors are always more active than the rest of the group
in the market. Let's find out who made the highest number of investments in 2021, some of
the stages that they participated in, and their most notable investments.
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