In spite of a focus on Silicon Valley for all things tech, the UK continues to produce a strong pipeline of innovative tech start-ups.
26 new names have been added to Tech City UK's Future Fifty programme.
The development of such businesses will be a key aspect of the government's modern industrial strategy.
The programme has also been a key driver of tech M&A. Of the 77 companies that have previously featured, 17 have been acquired and 5 have IPO'd. Notable alumni include Skyscanner, whose sale to China's Ctrip for £1.4 billion represents one of the highest profile global tech deals in recent times.
I look forward to tracking their progress in the coming months and years.
An innovative flower delivery startup, an online money transfer service and a recipe subscription service are among 26 of the hottest startups in the UK which have been identified as having the potential to become household names and globally recognised companies.