22 Content and Publishing Startups in UK to Watch in 2020

UK's Content and Publishing sector is booming. This year’s list of the best 22 UK Content and Publishing startups is an eclectic mix of hyper-growth scaleups, small creative startups and everything in between.

The last update was made on January 24, 2023.

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Culture Trip

Culture Trip is a global tech startup that inspires people to explore the world’s culture and creativity.

London   101-250   $102,000,000  

Discover Film

A technology and entertainment platform for short movies. Films can be watched online and via mobile and Smart TV Apps.

London   11-50   $2,500,000  


YellowDog is the only predictive and intelligent scheduling & orchestration platform.

Bristol   11-50   $7,334,594  


Remote-working-as-a-service platform.

Aberdeen   43840   $75,000  


Verastar is a services company for small business market delivering spectrum of essential business services for customers.

Manchester   501-1000   $305,308,950  


A world leader in the design and development of Narrowband RF mesh networks that enable Omni Internet of Things communications.

Cambridge   11-50   $11,687,243  


The world's first emotion recognition and analysis platform in smart glasses

Brighton   11-50   $758,777  


XenZone are providers of online counselling and emotional well-being services.

Manchester     $130,779  

Owlstone Medical

Owlstone Medical is a diagnostics company developing a breathalyzer for diseases.

Cambridge   101-250   $73,011,493  

The Beatles

The Beatles is the online platform that provides information, news, articles, and other categories related to the Beatles Band.



Featured in Forbes and Engadget, GameBench helps companies deal with Android fragmentation through performance related tools & services.

Bristol   1-10   $479,955  


Reliable Perimeter Intruder Detection Systems (PIDS) across a broad spectrum of applications.

Belfast   11-50   $930,425  


sureCore is a U.K.-based IP company on the development of power efficient physical IP for next generation silicon processes.

Leeds   1-10   $1,600,000  

vTime Limited

vTime is a virtual reality software company that develops apps and cloud-based solutions that redefine virtual engagement and communication.

Liverpool   11-50   $7,600,000  


Tap2Tag is seeking further investment for expansion plans into overseas markets.

Bristol   1-10   $136,564  

Zap Map

Zap-Map is a charging and electric vehicles site, with UK charging point map at the core.

Bristol   1-10    

Infinity Works

A collective of leading Engineers, Technologists and Consultants.

Leeds   101-250    

Vertical Aerospace

Vertical Aerospace is building technology to revolutionise how people fly, by making air travel personal, on-demand and carbon free.

Bristol   11-50    

Live & Kicking

Live & Kicking is an online resource about to revolutionise the exhibition, conference and live event sectors.

Newcastle   43840   $157,755  


Clearleft is an award winning Strategic Design & Innovation Consultancy based in Brighton, UK.

Brighton   11-50    

ICO Partners

ICO Partners offers consulting and market intelligence services for online games in Europe.

Brighton   1-10    


Iqarus are pioneers in the field of offshore medical support and occupational health.

Aberdeen   501-1000    

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