Enter The TechRound 100

Enter The TechRound 100


TechRound are delighted to announce our 3rd annual TechRound 100, celebrating the U.K.’s most innovative startup and tech companies.

Are you new to the market? Are you disrupting your industry? Want to change the way people do things with your innovations? The TechRound100 highlights the most exciting startups of the year and can showcase your business to an engaged and fast-growing audience. 

TechRound is home of UK startups and tech, offering a place for investors, decision makers and startups big and small to keep up to date on trends and developments within this fast-paced, booming industry. 

Deadline: Friday 19th November 2021 (12pm)

Top 100 Announcement: Wednesday 24th November 2021




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Feedback From Last Year’s Finalists



Manjit Sareen, Natterhub

“After featuring in TechRound’s 2020 list, I was approached by PWC for a partnership and now we work with them in over 30 countries. The exposure was life-changing and it was priceless in kickstarting our business.”

Sean Donnelly, RoundUps

“Being on TechRound’s list led to a tonne of enquiries  through email and Linkedin. It opened us to a massive audience that we weren’t expecting”


See Last Year’s Winners >>


Why Enter?

  • Featured in front of an audience of 200,000+ visitors per month
  • Top 100 placement get a full page write-up (see example)
  • Includes a feature in Google News and is regularly picked up by press from Forbes, Business Insider, The Telegraph and trade press
  • List of ‘Highly Commended’ and ‘Ones to Watch’ also included
  • Recognised by VCs, investors, journalists and industry leaders
  • Free to enter

Our Criteria

  • Startups must have been started after 2014 or should be younger than 7 years old.
  • Revenue not a deciding factor
  • One person entrepreneurs and established businesses welcome
  • All industries welcome including finance, sustainability, property, tech, fashion, food, insurance, IoT


This is Not a Beauty Pageant


We are looking for startups and entrepreneurs that are working hard and making a difference. Being good on paper, using jargon and calling yourself ‘a disruptor’ whilst getting lots of funding is great, but it’s not a deciding factor for our top 100. Don’t be turned off entering just because you aren’t the biggest agency or the biggest funded startup. We want to recognise startups and businesses of all sizes.


TechRound Co-Founders, David Soffer and Daniel Tannenbaum



Meet The Judges



Roei Samuel – Angel Investor and CEO & Co-Founder of Connectd.

Roei is a serial entrepreneur who had his first business acquired at 26 years old. He has been angel investing and advising start-ups for the last 3 years, and is the CEO/Founder of Connectd, a FinTech helping private investors connect with start-ups and manage their portfolio.


Sammy Rubin – CEO and Founder of YuLife 

Sammy originally built Policy Portfolio plc, the first market maker in traded endowments, and led the flotation of the company on the full London Stock Exchange. He then went on to become the founding CEO of PruProtect (now VitalityLife), which was the first life insurance company in the UK to reward healthy living.



Mark Wright – 2014 Winner of The Apprentice and Founder of Climb Online

Mark is not only the most successful Apprentice winner to date with his digital marketing company, Climb Online, he has also been named in the “Top 100 Entrepreneurs in the UK.”




Michel André – CIO of Banking Circle, The Tech-First Payments Bank

Michel has 20 years of experience under his belt as a senior technology leader and manager within Financial Services. At Banking Circle he is working to building the next generation platform for cross border fx payments and value add services for Financial Institutions and Payments businesses.



Jonathan Lister Parsons – Co-founder of PensionBee (Nearing IPO)

Jonathan Lister Parsons is passionate about bringing customers’ pension experience into the 21st century, transforming pension transfer processes from a five-month to a five-minute process. Jonathan holds an MSci in Experimental and Theoretical Physics from Cambridge University.


Perrine Farque

Perrine Farque – Award-winning diversity and inclusion author and internationally recognised keynote speaker

Perrine was nominated for the Top 50 Most Influential Women in UK Tech and has been involved with driving the strategy at leading technology companies including Facebook for over a decade. During her career, Perrine has spoken at many industry events including Microsoft, IBM, Facebook and TEDx speaker. Perrine is passionate about building diverse, inclusive and equitable workplaces to drive employee engagement, retention, productivity, profitability, innovation and growth. www.perrinefarque.com.


dana leigh

Dana Leigh – Editorial Team at TechRound


Dana Leigh is one of the chief editorial staff members at TechRound, working closely with the team for almost two years. She draws on more than 6 years of working for some of the UK’s largest PR agencies and her passion includes profiling different startup founders and writing about early stage startups.




Competition Terms


Entry fee: free

Entry deadline: Friday 19th November 2021 (12pm)

Winners announced: Wednesday 24th November 2021



Applications Have Now Closed

For any enquiries, please contact David at [email protected]