This article showcases our top picks for the best London based Marketplace companies. These startups and companies are taking a variety of approaches to innovating the Marketplace industry, but are all exceptional companies well worth a follow.
We tried to pick companies across the size spectrum from cutting edge startups to established brands.
We selected these startups and companies for exceptional performance in one of these categories:
- Innovative ideas
- Innovative route to market
- Innovative product
- Exceptional growth
- Exceptional growth strategy
- Societal impact
Top London Marketplace Companies
Fy is an e-commerce company that builds a mobile marketplace to shop online. It uses a combination of social content, machine learning, and a deep understanding of its products and suppliers to create a personalized experience for each shopper using the site and app.
Fy was launched in 2017 driven by a mission to make the world of design discoverable, affordable, and instantly accessible through social commerce.. .
Bitstamp owns and operates a digital currency marketplace that allows companies and individuals from all around the world to buy and sell bitcoin, litecoin, ethereum, ripple, and bitcoin cash. Damijan Merlak and Nejc Kodric founded Bitstamp in 2011.
It has its headquarters in London in the United Kingdom with additional offices in Luxembourg and Berkeley in California.. .
Pollen specializes in the fields of events, travel, festivals, entertainment, experiences, membership, youth culture, and marketplace. The company partners with brands including Live Nation, C3 Presents, MGM Resorts, Universal Music Group, and more.
It also integrates with ticketing providers such as Ticketmaster, Eventbrite, Priceline, Stubhub, SeeTickets, Paylogic, and Front Gate Tickets.. .
Splyt is a B2B mobility marketplace that connects institutional supply and demand for ground-based transport. It makes mobility inventory available through its single API, without the users of its demand-side partners needing to download or register with additional suppliers.
The company was founded in 2015 and is headquartered in London, England.. .
Fresha is a SaaS-enabled marketplace platform for beauty and wellness industry. The platform takes the hassle out of running a business by managing appointment bookings, point-of-sale, customer records, human resources, inventory, and financial reporting.
The consumer marketplace unlocks revenue potential for merchants by leveraging the power of online bookings and automated marketing through mobile apps and integrations to Instagram, Facebook and Google.. .
Carwow is the smart way to choose and buy a new car. The company helps to connect car buyers to car dealers to make the process as efficient and cost effective as possible, while enabling consumers to interact with an official dealer throughout the transaction process.
The company’s dealer partners sell more cars in the showroom alone, while reducing cost inefficiencies and improving stock turnover. Carwow was founded on 2013 and is headquartered in London, England..
Treatwell is the booking platform for beauty and wellbeing treatments on the Benelux with over 2500 spa’s, salons and studios in 60 cities, amongst others Amsterdam, Cologne, Antwerp, Düsseldorf, Rotterdam and Berlin. Offices in Amsterdam and Berlin.
Treatwell is part of the Wahanda Group, Europe’s leading marketplace for beauty and wellbeing services. They are a marketing driven technology company, serving consumers for more convenience, and partners for better business performance.
They provide consumers a superior online experience when searching for, comparing and booking treatments, while they bring new and more loyal customers to salons and thus increase their revenues.. .
OneDome is the first managed property marketplace in the UK. It provides the fastest, easiest and safest way to discover, buy and sell property, while offering great opportunities for businesses.
OneDome’s platform enables home buyers and sellers to conduct an end to end property transaction online. From searching for properties to engaging with estate agents, conveyancers, mortgage brokers and even registering the property ownership title, everything is done on one centralised consumer-centric platform.
The encrypted platform connects all parties involved in the transaction, maximising transparency and efficiency, while offering property professionals an opportunity to win more business and have better control of their transactions. In 2019, OneDome acquired Nethouseprices.com, one of the oldest property search websites in the UK.
Today with over 450,000 property listings and over 100,000 monthly interactions on the platform, OneDome is the fastest growing property search platform and the only digital housing ecosystem in the UK.. .
Trouva, launched in September 2015, is the marketplace for bricks and mortar independent shops, selling unique homeware and lifestyle products from hundreds of shops and boutiques. Trouva bridges online and offline in retail to offer click and collect, 1-hour delivery, and worldwide shipping in a single seamless platform.
Trouva is one of the most exciting e-commerce start-ups in Europe, backed by amazing VC and Angel Investors whose successes include Secret Escapes, Net-A-Porter, and Farfetch (BGF Ventures, Octopus Investments, C4 Ventures, Index Ventures & LocalGlobe).. .
Fat Llama is the platform that lets you rent out your belongings to others nearby. Everyday, they connect people who need things, with others in their neighborhood that have it to lend.
They believe in getting people to work together to make the world a more efficient place for everyone. So they are making it quick and easy for people to share their belongings.
Their dream is a platform where all goods – from the everyday to the abstract – can be borrowed within minutes.. .
The Plum Guide
The Plum Guide is taking a systematic and obsessive approach to testing every single home on the planet, and accepting only the top 1%. The Plum Guide do so by putting every home through The Plum Test: a gruelling hospitality exam, which uses a mix of algorithms and physical visits by hospitality experts.
The Plum Guide launched in January 2016 in London. Since then, The Plum Guide have grown 20% month on month, vetted over 80,000 homes and reached over £10m in annualised sales! The Plum Guide are backed by an all-star cast investor group including Local Globe (TransferWise, OneFineStay, Citymapper), Alex Chesterman (Founder of Zoopla), William Reeve (Founder of Love Film), Alex Saint and Troy Collins (Founders of Secret Escapes), Errol Damlin (Founder of Wonga) Jason Goodman (Founder of Albion) and many more..
Appear Here is an online marketplace for retail space. Since the company was founded in 2012, it has facilitated the opening of over 10,000 stores in the UK, US, and France.
Appear Here has raised a total of $21.4 million in VC funding from the previous backers of Spotify, Pinterest, Hailo and Trivago.. .
Founded by serial entrepreneur Clive Jackson in 2011, Victor is a London, UK-based private jet charter marketplace. Membership is free and there are no upfront costs or hidden charges.
Victor brings unprecedented transparency to the industry by connecting fliers directly to aircraft operators. Victor quotes are unique – all-inclusive of a fixed margin and allowing members to compare flight options based on named operators, real floor plans and images of the actual aircraft (complete with specific tail number) before booking.
Victor has an industry-leading flight management team to support customers’ end-to-end travel requirements and offers trust and security through an HSBC Client Deposit account. Victor’s unique combination of smart technology (including app booking), transparency and exceptional customer service means that its members are always connected and in control.
Victor works closely with 190 trusted partner operators across the world, with access to over 7000 aircraft, meaning that members can charter jets to and from almost anywhere in the world. Victor only works with operators that can offer members the highest standards of safety, security and service.
The innovative, rapidly growing company has developed a strong luxury identity through strategic partnerships with the world’s leading luxury brands, including Belmond, Burgess Yachts and Etihad Airways. Victor’s ‘ultra high net worth individual’ members include everyone from prominent entrepreneurs and CEOs to high-profile celebrities and VIPs.
Victor has achieved three-year average sales growth of 142.93% per annum and was ranked number 15 in the 2015 Sunday Times Hiscox Tech Track 100.. .
Knoma offers a payment solution and marketplace for lifelong learning. The business is tackling the digital skills gap as the global economy shifts into the fourth industrial revolution.
We help people looking to future proof their career or move into new areas of work by reducing the barrier of payment and removing the pain point of sourcing technical courses. The business is built upon the firm belief in the importance of lifelong education to drive improvements in our customers’ future prosperity.
We believe education should be accessed in a short, but frequent manner; at a lower price point and a focus on gaining technical, digital and data skill-sets. All users can gain access up to £10,000, where the cost of a course can be spread over 12 months with flexible repayments.
The product is completely free to all end users with no interest or fees applicable. Knoma works with leading coding and tech schools.
We are a fun and driven team, ready to make an impact!. .
Karhoo, the first fully-integrated global booking platform for regulated Taxis and PHVs, is funded by RCI Bank and Services (Groupe Renault). It was reborn and remoulded from the assets of a previous business that learnt the hard way that competing against Uber, Didi and Lyft required a radically different and more collaborative approach to mobility.
Now Karhoo remains an independent business contributing to Groupe Renault’s sustainable mobility‑as‑a‑service strategy, which covers connected, autonomous, shared, electric vehicles part of multimodal transport.. .
Motorway is an online marketplace that connects used car sellers to buyers. By removing the traditional barriers between car sellers and the trade, Motorway makes used car transactions faster, easier, and more cost-efficient.
It provides a price comparison website that allows customers to compare instant offers from online car buyers and dealers, select their best offer, and sell fast. The platform also provides a fast and efficient way for car buying firms to buy the best-used car stock without hiring middlemen.
Motorway was founded in 2017 and is based in London, UK. The company is backed by Marchmont Ventures and LocalGlobe..
Student.com is the world’s leading marketplace for international student housing, helping students find their perfect home abroad. Student.com has been six years in the making and their international team has already helped thousands of students find their home.
They have the widest and most carefully selected range of rooms that were built and are managed specifically for students. This gives you the power to explore and compare a variety of rooms across different neighbourhoods so that you can make the right choice.
Choosing the right home provides a safe and inspiring foundation. It helps you to grow and make the most of your journey..
Hubble makes renting office space easy. It is an online marketplace to match those looking to rent office space with those who have it.
They focus on co-working, shared offices and private serviced offices within specific hubs in London. They wrap the entire transaction to allow businesses to search across all office types, pay your rent, sign your contract and satisfy all your office needs in just a few clicks.
Their platform means that they allow tenants and office providers to find each other quickly and easily. Moreover, they reduce the admin burden to create even more value for both sides of the market..
LendInvest operates an online marketplace for property lending and investing. Its online marketplace platform lets everyday investors access various types of asset classes; and underwrites and pre-funds various investments.
LendInvest also offers short-term property finance, such as bridge loans, development loans, and buy-to-let loans. Christian Faes and Ian Thomas founded it in 2008, with its headquarters in London in the United Kingdom..
Florence is an online marketplace that connects vacant care home shifts to local nurses and carers looking for extra work. Our online platform takes an intelligent approach to managing the healthcare staffing crisis.
Florence is built with the needs of nurses and healthcare providers at the forefront. It operates as a marketplace that cuts out the middleman and empowers healthcare operators to find the right staff with the right skills at the right time.
The company was founded in 2016 and is headquartered in London, England.. .
Origami Energy is an ambitious new technology company, created with the objective of developing the technology and financial mechanisms (i.e. the marketplace) that are required to connect, control and actively manage a large network of existing energy generating / energy using / energy storing assets connected to the electricity grid.
By increasing the utilisation of existing assets they: – generate new revenue streams for their customers and partners; increase the marginal capacity of the network; – improve security of supply; – and reduce carbon emissions by reducing the need for “dirty” peaking generation plants and enabling more renewables to be connected to the grid.. .
BUMP is a social peer-to-peer marketplace for authentic streetwear and sneakers. Shopping has always been a social activity for older generations used to go to the mall sharing recommendations, opinions, and just generally having fun with friends.
Online shopping killed this and they’re bringing it back for Gen Z. On BUMP users can build up their public profiles, follow & message anyone on the platform, and even create & share their own group chats.
This social experience means kids can hang out, build their online identity which in turn drives transactions. Founded in 2016 and based in London, They’re already backed by leading names in venture capital including Kleiner Perkins, e.ventures, and Y Combinator..
Tempo is a marketplace connecting personal assistants, executive assistants, office administrators, and receptionists with the best employers in London, without the recruitment agency middleman. Candidates create profiles based around video, skills, and ratings.
They’re then matched to employers, using a mix of clever tech and human expertise, to hire faster and more effectively. The entire process can be managed through the platform and it’s totally free to use except when hiring.
The agency was established in 2017 in London.. .
The first world bank for the micro-economy: a global marketplace for human innovation, financial autonomy and wealth creation. BABB is the trading name of BABB App Ltd, A UK registered Company.
BABB App Ltd is an authorised payment institution by the Financial Conduct Authority .. .
Fund Ourselves is a mission driven financial technology company providing a market place offering affordable short-term consumer credit to hard working families. Our mission is to offer better, more flexible and more affordable short-term loans for hard working families.
Being a marketplace, lenders on the other hand get better returns on there investment with the short-term investment flexibility and a provision fund cover. Being a marketplace peer-to-peer lender, Fund Ourselves is basically helping with financial inclusion while funnelling the short-term lending returns back to the society.
We are a small group of passionate techies, credit geeks, designers, marketers, lawyers and compliance experts with a shared vision to make change to the consumer credit market. Fund Ourselves is a FinTech business authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) with full authorisation.
Fund Ourselves is the trademark and trading name for Fund Ourselves Ltd.. .
Depop is the fashion marketplace where the next generation buy, sell and get inspired. We are headquartered in London, UK with locations in Manchester, New York, Los Angeles and Australia.
We have more than 21 million registered users in 147 countries. We are also the only European player to have recently entered the top 25 shopping apps by daily active users..
PeoplePerHour is an online marketplace matching freelance or self-employed professionals with project work, usually in small or medium-sized businesses (SME’s). PeoplePerHour connects your business to an international community of freelancers who want nothing more than to help your business succeed.
Discover rated and reviewed experts for every skill imaginable — One discovery could change your business forever. PeoplePerHour gives you a unique way to discover services to grow your business.
Explore fixed-price offers from as little as £10 — Giving you the freedom to test ideas cost effectively. Once you’re happy with the results, request a follow-on project..
City Pantry is an online marketplace where users can discover interesting food for next event. City Pantry is on a mission to rid the world of egg mayonnaise triangles, stale sandwiches and vol-au-vents by disrupting the (slightly boring) world of traditional corporate catering.
Working with the best independent chefs, street vendors, specialist caterers, restaurants, and supper clubs in London, City Pantry makes it easy to cater office lunches, meetings, and events.. .
Lexoo is a marketplace where businesses and in-house legal teams can easily compare and hire talented and forward-thinking lawyers around the wolrd, all pre-screened and vetted by Lexoo. The lawyers are incentivised to compete for work and people can see hundreds of reviews from other businesses.
The team of ex-lawyers does the vetting so users will only receive quotes from lawyers that are right for the job. The lawyers are typically former big firm lawyers who now work on a lower overhead basis.
The Lexoo solution is easier, more cost-effective, and transparent. Lexoo was founded on 2014 by Daniel van Binsbergen and Chris O’Sullivan.
It is headquartered in London.. .
Feast It is an online marketplace that allows its customers to book independent caterers for their work or social events. Having partnered with over 150 of the UK’s leading street food suppliers and restaurants, and with this number increasing each week, Feast It ensures to find the perfect match for every client’s event.
Clients should have to simple enter your requirements, dates and preferences and within minutes clients will find your ideal caterer.. .
Lykke is a Swiss Fintech company building a global marketplace based on blockchain. It builds on decades of thought and research by company founder Richard Olsen, a pioneer in the field of high-frequency finance.
Richard served as co-founder and CEO of OANDA, a leading foreign exchange company. Lykke received initial seed funding in 2015.
The company is currently pursuing investors who want to change the face of the global market. Mission Lykke is here to build the future of markets: • By employing transparent blockchain technology • By achieving reliability and accessibility of financial services • By open-sourcing knowledge and competences Vision Lykke will create a single global marketplace, where any sort of financial instrument can be traded and settled peer to peer with second-by-second interest payments.
Unlike the structure of prevailing markets, ours will be a level playing field to which anyone with an Internet connection can have access. Our marketplace utilizes blockchain pioneered by Bitcoin to offer immediate settlement and direct ownership.
All the software that serves as the foundation of the market will be developed in open source. Commissions are zero.
We anticipate ample trade volumes. Our revenue will come from providing liquidity, offering issuance services, and supporting institutional clients..
Artfinder is the art marketplace creating a world where art benefits everyone. Artfinnder connects art lovers with independent artists around the world.
When you buy art from Artfinder you support independent artists in over 100 countries, helping them to make a living from art. Artfinder is the first Certified B Corporation in the art world, balancing social purpose and environmental responsibility with purpose and profit.
• 600,000+ subscribers around the world • 10,000+ artists and galleries internationally • 500,000+ artworks in categories including painting, printmaking, photography, sculpture, drawing and collage. .
Perfect Channel creates intelligent, enterprise-level auction and trading technology solutions, responsible for $11 billion in GMV transacted on our platforms since inception. We partner with you to build dynamic global marketplaces to reach new customers, optimise your pricing and deliver real-time trading analytics and predictive insights.
Perfect Exchange presents a complete marketplace ecosystem for price optimisation. Perfect Insight acts as the intelligent analytics platform for online marketplaces.
With a record of delivering innovation and efficiencies across multiple industries, clients such as Christie’s, Lloyd’s of London and Fonterra (Global Dairy Trade) have achieved significant growth on a global scale.. .
HouseTrip is one of Europe’s largest holiday rental websites, with over 300,000 properties to choose from in thousands of destinations worldwide. HouseTrip makes it easy for guests and homeowners to find, book and list holiday rental properties securely online.
Founded by husband and wife team Arnaud Bertrand and Junjun Chen, HouseTrip went live in January 2010 and has since seen over 6,000,000 nights booked. There are HouseTrip offices in the UK (London), Switzerland (Lausanne) and Portugal (Lisbon.) HouseTrip recently received $40 million in Series C funding led by Accel Partners with existing investors Balderton Capital and Index Ventures..
Hassle is a free to the consumer, destination web site that puts together buyers and sellers of home based services such as cleaners, tutors, personal trainers, and driving instructors. It enables the consumer to search for a vetted provider, read ratings and reviews, and instantly book and pay for a service.
They have started with domestic cleaners, providing real time order fulfilment for busy customers across London.. .
Every candidate has a talent and diversity of skills that employers are looking for. The problem is how to identify candidate’s capabilities and match employer’s and candidate’s motivations.
For that purpose, we introduce a Skillsourcing process – a novel approach for management of Human Resources relying on multilayer profiling of skills and matchmaking between those who offer skills and those who need them. We designed a new tool of professional self-presentation – SmartMe profile.
SmartMe Profile offers a new framework for candidate’s digital identity. It allows PitchMe not only to create a comprehensive picture of knowledge and professional capabilities for candidates, but also to advise how to improve their employability in order to address the emergent needs of the market.
By analysing a range of obvious and non-obvious digital sources the profile identifies what skills a person acquires now and what he/she needs to improve in order to qualify for a particular occupation.. .
Luxury Promise is a global pre-loved fashion marketplace driven by today’s driven by today’s cutting edge technology. Founded in August 2016 and based in London, United Kingdom, Luxury Promise is the marketplace for the world’s most exclusive and luxurious accessories, incorporating cutting edge technology to redefine the luxury shopping experience.
Luxury Promise ensures that every item bought and sold undergoes a strict quality control procedure. The curation team ensures that every item is checked and authenticated before being shipped out to the buyer..
AkinovA has built an independent electronic marketplace for the transfer and trading of (re)insurance risks. Founded by experts from Insurance, Technology and Capital Markets, AkinovA is working with the existing (re)insurance value chain to help grow the overall market.
AkinovA is backed by an accomplished Advisory Board with a wealth of experience in Insurance, Capital Markets and Technology. Whilst remaining an independent marketplace, AkinovA is working with leading insurance industry participants, including Hiscox and MS&AD Insurance Group, as well as Plug and Play Insurtech, NYC based marketplace venture capitalist FJ Labs, Israel based InsurTech/FinTech venture capitalist FinTLV and other undisclosed investors.
For more information, please go to: www.AkinovA.com. .
Flubit.com is the largest UK-owned marketplace for branded goods. You can buy over 1 Million items cheaper than Amazon, every week; from toys, books, health & beauty, home & garden and so much more! Flubit.com works with more than 1,500 UK and Irish online retailers and has access to the largest catalogue of products in the country, for a UK-owned company.
With a one of a kind business model and a majority of ‘excellent’ reviews via independent website TrustPilot, Flubit.com allows retailers to sell on its marketplace with no set-up, listing or commission charges; these savings are then passed onto customers. A British company, which started inside a walk-in wardrobe in 2011, Flubit.com now has headquarters in Wapping, London and prides itself on having a quick, next delivery on millions of items and, always includes in shipping in the price you see.
Six-year-old Flubit.com was originally established as a private demand driven website helping online shoppers save money on products they would buy on other popular websites including Amazon. Since then, the business has evolved into one of the most innovative marketplaces in the UK; a true leader in its sector.
Visit Flubit.com to buy over 1 Million items cheaper than Amazon, every week! Before you buy it, Flubit.com.. .
Reedsy focuses on enabling authors to find and connect with publishers, editors, book cover designers, translators, and marketers to create and market their books. Reedsy offers collaboration tools that enable its customers to share files, message, discuss, allocate tasks, and make transactions.
Reedsy was founded in London by Emmanuel Nataf, Matt Cobb, Ricardo Fayet, and Vincent Durand in 2014.. .
They are the UK’s number 1 online marketplace connecting good homeowners with good tradespeople. Everything they do works towards their vision of better homes, better work and better lives.
Over 1,000,000 jobs are posted on their site every year by homeowners. Over 50,000 tradespeople use us to find work, grow their reputation and expand their business.
Covering over 30 trades, they’ll do everything from giving a place a new lick of paint to building the foundations of a home with endless potential.. .
Stashbee is an online platform that helps people looking for extra space by connecting them with trusted local people who have it to spare. It aims to reinvent the way they store stuff for the sharing economy generation.
Stashbee offers its guests with secure, vetted, local spaces at affordable prices and empowers its hosts with an easy way to earn additional income. The platform automates the end-to-end booking process, seamlessly processes payments, and offers a powerful and easy-to-use dashboard for guests and hosts to interact and manage bookings.
Stashbee makes the process safe and secure by running ID checks. It also provides insurance, which is powered by Guardhog and underwritten by Hiscox and is specifically designed for peer-to-peer storage, to cover people’s stored items..
Envestors’ digital investment platform brings together entrepreneurs and investors across geographies, communities and sectors – creating the single marketplace for early stage investment in the UK. We partner with accelerators, incubators and angel networks to provide a white-label platform empowering them to promote deals, engage investors and connect to other networks.
Founded in 2004, we have helped more than 200 high growth businesses raise more than £100m through our own private investment club. Envestors is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority..
ClickMechanic is the UK’s market leading platform that connects car owners who need repairs, servicing and inspections to the UK’s best mechanics. They match thousands of customers every month with trusted professional mechanics in cities across the UK.
Their instant quoting functionality, fast booking and secure payment makes them the simplest and most convenient way to book a car mechanic. ClickMechanic was founded in 2012 as a simple solution to the age-old problem of getting an honest, trustworthy and transparent mechanic for your car.
While running a previous car parts aggregator business, Andrew found there was a problem with many customers not trusting their mechanics. After further investigation and a chat with his mechanic brother he realised there was just no easy way to book a trusted mechanic.
He then decided to study a research masters in Manchester where he devoted himself to understanding these problems better. After writing an 85,000 word thesis on the space he moved to London to join accelerator EF where he met Felix who had identified these same problems.
The pair decided to then team up and develop ClickMechanic with the goal of building the easiest and most transparent way for car owners to book trusted mechanics.. .
Beelivery provide a nationwide 15-60 minute grocery delivery service by crowd-sourcing from over 10,000 drivers. Already delivering to over 90 towns and cities across the UK, they aim to have a driver within 0.5 miles of any customer, delivering from the customer’s local convenience store in as little as 15 minutes.
Founded in 2015, Beelivery covers a larger geographical area than any other on on-demand delivery company. A tech focused, short-chain logistics marketplace, they have introduced the sharing economy of on-demand grocery delivery..
As shopping increasingly shifts online, consumers are faced with a very fragmented shopping experience. Nuji lets people shop the best fashion and lifestyle items in one place by bringing together millions of products from over 8,000 of the best department stores, brands and boutiques.
Because having one the largest inventory is only part of the solution, our platform was built with curation in mind. By telling us what they like, our customers help our algorithms and editors to show them more relevant products.
Nuji launched in 2011, reached profitability and grew annual gross sale to $15m. Nuji is backed by some of Europe’s leading investors..
London Stock Exchange
London Stock Exchange is an online marketplace that enables stock brokers and traders to buy and sell stocks, bonds, and other securities. The organization offers capital market trading information, derivatives, enhanced connectivity, telephone network, reference and historical data, historic price, corporate action, trade data, valuation data, broker ranking, matching and reconciliation, post-trade, technical library, and stock quote services.
London Stock Exchange also offers access to approximately 250,000 international equity, bond, and alternative asset class indices; and develops trading platforms and capital markets software for customers. The London Stock Exchange Limited is the world’s oldest stock exchange and one of the top three stock exchanges in the world, after the New York and Tokyo exchanges.
LSE operates a number of market products, including the main board listing, which features more than 3,000 companies, along with the secondary AIM (Alternative Investment Market), established in 1995 as a vehicle for trades in small, high-growth companies. London Stock Exchange Group was founded in 1801 and is headquartered in London, the United Kingdom..
Shutl is a technology startup that offers convenient fulfillment services by connecting online retailers with local same-day couriers. The company solves fulfillment for retailers and shoppers by enabling immediate or convenient delivery of online purchases.
Its platform creates a marketplace from the capacity of local courier firms and uses retail partners’ local stocks to fulfill purchases. It integrates with all major dispatch software and retailers’ existing technologies.
Shutl operates in more than 50 towns across the United Kingdom with a virtual fleet of thousands of couriers who complete 10,000 deliveries every day. Shutl was founded in December 2009 by [Tom Allason](http://www.crunchbase.com/person/tom-allason) in London, United Kingdom.
It also has operations in Manhattan and Chicago.. .
Stowga is an on-demand marketplace for buying and selling warehousing and logistics services. Its goal is to remove the inefficiencies in warehousing and create a network of spaces across the globe where inventory is not constrained by static space, and is instead stored in exactly the right place, at the right time.
The company optimizes warehouse space, generating more money for their operators whilst providing a better service and reducing costs for their customers. Currently, Stowga has more than 4,000 warehouses listed in the UK and connects companies and logistics and delivery firms that need the space, including on-demand insurance.
Stogwa was established in 2016 and is located in London, England.. .
DogBuddy is Europe’s leading peer-to-peer marketplace for dog home boarding connecting dog owners with vetted, insured and reviewed dog sitters in their local area. Owners can use their website or iOS/Android app to book overnight boarding or daytime sitting with one of 30,000+ rated and reviewed sitters in the UK, Spain, Italy, France and Germany.
The platform is used by over 500,000 dog lovers across Europe. The dog sitters undergo a robust vetting process and all bookings are covered by comprehensive pet and liability insurance and emergency support for the ultimate peace of mind.
DogBuddy sitters have an average review rating of 4.98, rated by dog owners who’ve used the service.. .
Everpress is a global marketplace built to make the power of independent creativity come to life in the easiest, most ethical way. Here you’ll find a curated emporium of original clothing designs with the tools to help people promote, sell, manufacture and distribute their own creations with no risk and no waste; a genuine alternative to the tyranny and wastefulness of conventional retail.
We’re on a mission to empower creative independence in a commercial world.. .
Founded in April 2014 and based in London, Snaptrip is a trusted marketplace for people to discover the best last minute cottage holiday deals in the UK. Snaptrip offers last minute discounts of up to 50% on cottage holidays right across the UK.
They appreciate how hard it can be to find the right holiday at the right price so they are committed to offering the best range of properties at the best guaranteed price. Their aim is to make finding the right cottage at the best price as easy for you as possible.
They offer their customers the biggest and best collection of professionally managed properties with compelling last minute discounts. From spontaneous coastal holidays with a loved one to exceptional half term family deals, big group getaways, Christmas cottages and much more – they are experts at providing you with your last minute self catered staycation break..
A prop-tech London based startup making renting hassle-free for renters and agents alike. Founded in 2016 and backed by Connect Ventures, Seedcamp, and The Family, they’ve been the biggest seed round of 2017 in proptech, bringing their total investment to £3.2million.
Their personal home finders help renters understand renting and use custom-made tech to search the entire market in real time and take care of all logistics for them. They also work alongside agents to drive them qualified and move-ready tenants, increasing their deal flow and transactions.
They’re a tight-knit team that values honesty and integrity, that wants to move fast together & always puts the renter first. homie.rent was founded on July 4, 2016 and is headquartered in London, England..
A new standard for online images. Upload your pics, name your price – an open-to-all image licensing marketplace.
Picfair has thousands of images uploaded by photographers in 44 countries around the world, all available to license within a few clicks.. .
REPX PLC is a UK registered company founded in 2016. We are committed to building a global Reputation Marketplace through the marketing and sale of innovative retail and financial products with reputation at its core.
We value reputation. We make passion worth it..
minicabit is the smart marketplace to connect consumers & businesses with all types of cab service providers of today and those in the mobility future, from zero emissions vehicles to robotaxis. We are now the UK’s largest cab comparison website, enabling you to compare quotes from currently over 800 Cab Operators in over 550 towns & cities, to book on our website, app or partner channels such as Expedia, Heathrow Airport, Stansted Airport and other major brands.
Our tech enables cab fleets to optimise their price, reach and quality, unlocking trips that wouldn’t otherwise have been taken.. .
vendi is an AI-assisted marketplace to buy and sell quality products, starting with phones. vendi was built to remove online scammers, improve peer to peer safety, and automate the online selling experience.
Using our verification network, set of principles and automatic listing powered by machine learning, we have heavily increased product portfolio quality and created a safe space for people to buy and sell. Trust ✓ Quality ✓ Simplicity ✓.
Crossflow – The Working Capital Marketplace
Crossflow’s working capital marketplace connects global businesses and their suppliers to funders for fast, flexible working capital finance powered by technology. We fuel business growth by helping companies optimise working capital and allowing suppliers instant access to finance their outstanding invoices.
Full process automation is achieved using state-of-the-art technology, with high-grade data security and simple, seamless integration with our clients’ operational systems. With Crossflow, enterprises can access our global network of funders and release millions in working capital.
They can align their physical and financial supply chains and harness the power of data, enhance their liquidity by standardising global payment terms and strengthen supplier relationships with instant invoice payments. They can integrate in hours, onboard suppliers in minutes and automate processes.
Crossflow provides a complete enterprise solution for supply chain finance. We offer flexible funding for cash flow and treasury optimisation, dynamic discounting and auto-payment of suppliers in global currencies and funding cost optimisation with our automated pricing engine.
Crossflow is led by an experienced team with expertise in retail/FMCG supply chains, global banking at SWIFT and fintech at HSBC. Access fast, flexible working capital to grow your business.
Join a platform trusted by global enterprises and financial institutions and powered by technology.. .
hometouch is Europe’s leading home care marketplace connecting families looking for home care to professional carers nearby. They are backed by Passion Capital, Rocket Internet’s GFC and the UK government.
Their goal is to build the trust engine for social care, and revolutionise a staid and inefficient industry that is crying out for digital disruption. hometouch was founded by Dr Jamie Wilson, a former NHS dementia specialist, with the mission of fighting the progression of neurodegenerative conditions and supporting people through exceptional brain health focused care.
Over three million people in the UK are living with some form of age-related cognitive impairment – and that number is getting bigger every year. It’s one of the worst health crises of their time.
They believe their brain health focused care will change how they think about dementia and cognitive decline – not as an inevitable consequence of aging, but something that can be managed and minimised through careful attention to brain health.. .
Findr is the matching platform for businesses. Using Findr, we help companies of all sizes radically cut down the time and effort it takes to connect with each other.
Launching this autumn initially to the fintech vertical, we use AI to match decision makers and projects based on common criteria which significantly cuts down the time it takes to create partnerships from months or years to hours or minutes in just a few clicks. Once a match request is accepted, users hold their first discovery call within the platform.
Users only pay a small fee once the call has finished. Featured in Forbes, Fintech Futures, Finextra, The Banker, The Fintech Times and others, some journalists have described us as the dating platform for businesses.
You can see more in our explainer video – https://youtu.be/LMp1kJVRNw4 Sign up for early beta access at – www.findr.global. .
Chupamobile is a marketplace where everybody can buy professional apps and games, ready to be customized and distributed on the App Stores. It allows everyone to have his own app or game in the App Stores in no time even without any design or development skills.
It provides the largest library of ready-made apps helping everyone to launch an app saving up to 90% of the development time and cost.. .
The Exchange Lab
The Exchange Lab (theexchangelab.com) is One for All. One company connected to the world’s largest programmatic digital media marketplace.
The company’s unique multi-platform solution unifies all of the top demand side platforms (DSPs), marketing technologies and exchanges into a single touch-point that drives the highest level of efficiency for advertisers. The Exchange Lab is powered by Proteus, a creative and innovative trading platform which is integrated into the largest and most respected DSPs including; MediaMath, Turn, AppNexus and The Trade Desk.
Founded in 2007, The Exchange Lab is a privately held company that serves more than 700 clients across 50 markets worldwide with offices in London, New York, San Francisco, Chicago, Dallas, Toronto, Singapore and Istanbul. To find out more, visit theexchangelab.com or follow us on Twitter @exchangelab.
Vesta (www.vestaproperty.com) is a data-driven marketplace for buying and selling residential investment property. We support Sellers (individuals, developers, landlords, institutions, etc) to sell properties with tenants in place, or the potential to be income generating (e.g.
with a rental guarantee), to an investor audience who value income. Properties can be anything from individual units (homes, apartments) as well as blocks (broken or unbroken), HMOs, portfolios, purpose built student accommodation (PBSA), or retirement properties.
We support both on-market and off-market sales and existing, off-plan and forward funding opportunities. Vesta has access to a UK and global investor audience ranging from new investors, experienced landlords, family offices and medium to large institutional buyers.
Awarded Buy-to-Let Newcomer of the Year 2018, by Property Wire and Short-listed for Proptech of the Year by the National Landlord Investment Show 2019.. .
Bobtrade is a construction procurement platform to buy and sell building materials. It develops a smart and easy-to-use online marketplace and offer builders and merchants a platform that makes their lives simpler, so they can focus on building the future.
The platform connects builders and merchants to help builders save both money and time and merchants to increase their sales. The London, England-based company was founded by Shneor Crombie in 2016..
FrontM is a technology startup that provides a private-labeled application marketplace for airlines, cruises, shipping, and remote enterprises. It is a distributed AI, data-optimized platform with its own developer tool kit and front end SDK.
It provides a programmable AI application platform for environments with internet connection constraints. FrontM was founded in 2016 and is headquartered in London, England..
VenueScanner is a two-sided marketplace. A venue search and booking platform for event organisers looking for space for anything from a meeting to a yoga session or party.
A digital marketing tool for Venue Hosts to market their under-utilised space. they are solving the pain event organisers experience in discovering and booking venues online and the high costs involved in hiring space when >50% venue space sits unused.
Venues can list themselves in 5 minutes and organisers can discover new venues (14k on the platform) favourite, enquire and book. An Airbnb style messaging hub allows members to communicate directly.
No intermediaries. Benjy & Rebecca have 20 yrs experience in e-commerce & digital marketing and are applying this mindset to matching supply and demand and making the events industry more consumer centric and digital..
Splento provides professional photography and videography around the world. No binding contracts, no minimum spends.
On-demand. Booking online or via API/CRM.
Delivery the same day. Amongst thousands of happy customers (http://splento.com/reviews), we have event organisers, venue marketplaces, holiday rental and food delivery startups that need thousands of sessions on a regular basis, fast and to an exacting standard..
A three sided, tech-enabled marketplace composed of equipment users, vendors and funders. The platform provides companies with multiple finance offers and arranging finance is fully digital from first contact to final contract.
Our web app also assists companies in sourcing and managing equipment through a central dashboard. #FinTech #marketplace #Lending #asset finance #leasing #equipment finance #equipment management Backed by Innovate UK, industry angel investors and leading suppliers.
Strong team of experienced professionals.. .
Stride bridges the gap between ambitious talent and ambitious teams, helping people discover a meaningful career in a company they love. Stride is a candidate-first tech platform to the core – the first platform to pay job seekers to job hunt, resulting in industry-leading response rates, the highest quality talent pool on the market, and a truly remarkable hiring experience for scaling teams.
Combined with unmatched machine-learning, human screening, and video introductions – Stride gives employers the tools they need to make confident hiring decisions like never before. Saving time and building world-class teams of ambitious talent.
Stride’s growing community of 40k job seekers are actively looking to join the countries most ambitious startups – so they can grow and conquer the world together.. .
Seatwave is a UK-based fan-to-fan ticket marketplace, where fans can buy and sell tickets for concerts, theatre, sports and other live events. Sellers list tickets for free, only giving Seatwave a portion of the sale price when the ticket is sold.
Buyers pay for tickets through the Seatwave site, guaranteeing secure payment and the timely arrival of tickets. Seatwave launched its iOS SDK in December 2011.
The company was founded by Joe Cohen, formerly of [Match.com](http://www.crunchbase.com/organization/match-com) and [Ticketmaster](http://www.crunchbase.com/organization/ticketmaster), in May 2006 and began online trading in February 2007.. .
Staff Heroes is the #1 On Demand Booking Platform for Temporary Staff, providing quality vetted workers to over 1000 Hospitality, Event and Venue businesses in London and transforming the traditional agency industry. Staff Heroes removes the middleman giving Businesses control and transparency with as much or little control as they wish.
Businesses have the option to view Worker profiles and ratings allowing the creation of favourite pools of workers. Vice versa workers are able to rate Businesses based on their experience.
Staff Heroes works with many large businesses such as Four Seasons, Hilton, BBC, ISS, Servest, Virgin Atlantic, Youngs, Aramark, Delaware North as well as with over 1’200 SMEs who have signed up to the platform since launch. Staff Heroes empowers Heroes (workers), allowing them to have control of where and when they work and creating a more democratic working environment with reward and gamification to incentivise loyalty.
Staff Heroes was founded by Laurent Gibb in December 2015; and is headquartered in London, England.. .
Truly is a gift marketplace offering countless gift experiences. Truly is a provider of luxury experiences from across the globe designed for every event and occasion.
This service is also combined with a bespoke concierge service designed to take the stress out of organizing an event. The company was founded in 2012 and is headquartered in London, England..
A fitness marketplace with 1000s of outdoor and online group classes. Bua is connecting the market with social technology to increase the engagement between supply and demand.
We provide a variety of live workouts in two clicks. Consumers choose from HIIT, yoga, boxing, cardio, core, dance, kickboxing, bodyweight, meditation, barre, pre/post-natal fitness, and lots more.
Our fitness professionals get to market in 10 seconds and are in profit from day 1 on the platform. We invest in their success; we’ve flipped the industry upside down to significantly reduce the business risk for our suppliers.
We built a connecting technology that is fun and optimised for LIVE group classes at scale. Supported by Google for Startups and London Sport’s Sport Tech Hub..
Chic Retreats is a luxury travel marketplace using the latest in digital technology and marketing to connect a handpicked collection of independent boutique hotels, guesthouses, B&Bs and villas with affluent travellers around the world. True to any market place we take a holistic view of both the supply-side and the demand-side.
On the supply-side, these smaller properties (the long tail of travel) are typically owner-managed, under resourced and lack both technology and experience in running an online business. Chic Retreats provides them with all the technology they require to compete online, coupled with a strong brand, excellent PR support, access to high value customers and integration into other online travel traffic sources.
On the demand-side we work to ensure that the visitors to Chic Retreats trust the brand by employing highest acceptance criteria that make “Chic Retreats” synonymous with a vetted and guaranteed enjoyable stay. We strive to ensure the best user experience..
incrediblue introduces the new smart way to experience boating. By offering high-quality vacation packages, we deliver a fun, worry-free experience to travellers who have grown bored of hotels and help trustworthy boat owners grow their business.
Featuring a wide range of boats in several sailing destinations around the world, incrediblue brings you one step closer to nature at fair prices. incrediblue’s mission is to establish boating as the top vacation choice for all travellers..
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