85 Healthtech Startups in UK to Watch in 2020

UK's Healthtech sector is booming. This year’s list of the best 85 UK Healthtech 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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Spectral Edge

Spectral Edge combines patented Image Fusion tech with Deep Learning to reveal more of the color, detail and clarity in any image.

Cambridge   11-50   $8,093,474  


FundamentalVR delivers VR haptic 'flight simulators' for surgery creating a safe, measurable & repeatable space to refine to refine skills.

London   11-50   $9,555,728  

BluJay Solutions

BluJay Solutions delivers supply chain software and services to the world’s most progressive retailers.

Manchester   1001-5000   $500,000,000  

Fluidic Analytics

Fluidic Analytics designs, develops and manufactures tools that seek to revolutionise the way proteins are characterised.

Cambridge   11-50   $40,724,544  


GeoSpock is an extreme-scale spatial big data platform company that provides analytics, visualisation & builds insight.

Cambridge   51-100   $32,840,768  

Frontier Developments

Frontier is a UK games developer and publisher based in Cambridge.

Cambridge   251-500   $23,246,956  

UltraSoC Technologies

UltraSoC Technologies provides SoC infrastructure to enable rapid development of embedded systems.

Cambridge   11-50   $21,284,577  


Fetch.AI is an artificial intelligence and digital economics company based in Cambridge, UK.

Cambridge   11-50   $21,000,000  

Artios Pharma

Artios is a DNA Damage Response (DDR) company focussed on developing first-in-class treatments for cancer.

Cambridge   1-10   $115,582,868  


Bango is the standard platform chosen by leading global stores to deliver mobile payments to everyone.

Cambridge   51-100   $36,772,587  

Eagle Genomics

Eagle Genomics is a enterprise software solutions company to enable the management, orchestration and exploitation of life sciences data.

Cambridge   11-50   $11,125,399  

CMR Surgical

CMR Surgical is developing the next-generation surgical robotic system for minimal access surgery.

Cambridge   251-500   $384,838,304  

Patients Know Best

Patients Know Best provide hospitals with personal health records software so that their patients can better manage their health.

Cambridge   101-250   $7,893,983  

The Cambridge Satchel Company

Beautiful leather satchels and music bags in a variety of sizes, colours, backpack or shoulder strap styles.

Cambridge   101-250   $21,000,000  


Smarter infrastructure using Industrial Internet of Things and Predictive Analytics

Cambridge   1-10   $2,139,190  


Healthera is a provider of next-generation, pharmacy-integrated personal health management solutions.

Cambridge   11-50   $10,506,233  

Zeetta Networks

Zeetta Networks simplifies the monitoring, management and automation of complex ICT networks

Bristol   11-50   $4,084,234  


Global managed marketplace for tailor-made holidays.

Bristol   11-50   $10,454,496  


axial3D is 3D printing anatomical models for the healthcare industry.

Belfast   43840   $3,646,796  


RealityMine is a tech leader in high quality passive research, enabling clients to reveal unique insights from real life consumer behaviour.

Manchester   51-100   $20,618,078  


3D vision and artificial intelligence applied to subsea robotics servicing offshore wind & oil decommissioning

Bristol   11-50   $5,176,423  


Datactics provides data consolidation and re-engineering software that enables business users to access information across multiple formats.

Belfast   11-50   $3,166,454  


PetaGene’s mission is to make genomics data cheaper, faster and better.

Cambridge   1-10   $2,363,045  


Endomag is a medical technology company devoted to improving breast cancer care through its magnetic sensing technologies.

Cambridge   11-50   $19,785,556  

Wren Therapeutics

Wren Therapeutics is a biopharmaceutical company based, focused on drug discovery and development for protein misfolding diseases.

Cambridge     $23,320,804  


Aqdot is a specialist chemical company with a focus and expertise in intelligent encapsulation technology.

Cambridge   11-50   $15,157,594  

Sphere Medical Holding

Sphere Medical Holding develops and commercializes monitoring products for critical care environments.

Cambridge   101-250   $65,319,835  

Cydar Medical

Cydar Medical has developed computer vision software that produces real-time automated 3D overlays during X-ray guided procedures.

Cambridge   11-50   $9,109,974  

Acacia Pharma

Acacia Pharma is a pharmaceutical company engaged in the R&D of supportive care drugs for cancer patients.

Cambridge   11-50   $33,500,000  


Wakelet gives you the freedom to organise the web, the way you want it. Save, curate and share all the things you love online.

Manchester   1-10   $1,673,231  


RepKnight provides SaaS platforms for Data Breach Detection, Dark Web Monitoring and Cyber Threat Intelligence.

Belfast   11-50   $7,193,462  


Entomics is a biotechnology platform that transforms food waste into sustainable, renewable resources with the use of insects.

Cambridge   1-10   $2,020,694  


Definigen provides human cells to the drug discovery sector for use in lead optimization and toxicity programs.

Cambridge   11-50   $9,020,405  


Eight19 develops solar cells using organic photovoltaic technology for solar power generation.

Cambridge   11-50   $18,165,096  


BrainWaveBank allows anyone to measure and track cognitive health at home taking just a few minutes daily.

Belfast   11-50   $3,924,940  


The world's smallest, smartest, smart plug.

Leeds   11-50   $746,000  


AllPlants is a VC-backed B-Corp on a mission to become Earth’s most forward-thinking food company.

London   11-50   $10,893,635  


Ensygnia is the mobile interaction company behind the Onescan omni-channel app.

Reading   11-50   $8,555,551  


arc-net is a unique cloud based data company that supports product and brand security and authenticity.

Belfast   11-50   $2,503,893  


1Spatial provides the software solutions and services that manage the world’s largest spatial big data.

Cambridge   251-500   $2,956,989  

Silicon MicroGravity

Silicon MicroGravity is a company developing novel sensor technology.

Cambridge   1-10   $11,273,692  


TeraView develops terahertz instruments which can generate, detect and manipulate radiation to characterize a wide range of materials.

Cambridge   11-50   $26,526,411  

Elucid mHealth

Elucid mHealth provide real-time remote monitoring tools for non-adherence and patient engagment within clinical trials.

Manchester   1-10   $1,891,999  


Padoq is a community network platform designed to allow organisers to better manage and engage with their communities.

Manchester   11-50   $400,000  

Sorex Sensors

Sorex Sensors manufactures high sensitivity MEMS mass sensors to transform industrial and consumer products.

Cambridge   1-10   $1,602,232  


BookingLive provides powerful scheduling, reservation and purchasing experiences that create profitable customer relationships.

Bristol   11-50   $646,276  


Zeevou is an easy-to-use online platform that automates hospitality management - from marketing, to bookings, to operations. One unified hub

Cambridge   11-50   $326,577  

Owlstone Medical

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

Cambridge   101-250   $73,011,493  


PsyOmics develops proteomic diagnostics to improve early diagnosis and treatment outcomes for those with neuropsychiatric disorders.

Cambridge     $1,054,326  


Mursla is a quantum biology diagnostics company.

Cambridge   11-50   $1,000,000  

Liverpool ChiroChem

Liverpool ChiroChem manufactures and supplies specialist building blocks for pharmaceutical research and biotechnology.

Liverpool   1-10   $700,316  


An innovative software development company and Microsoft Partner.

Liverpool   11-50   $1,027,310  


EBar is a start-up company developing a self-service drink dispenser for events. Perfect pints dispensed in seconds!

Aberdeen   43840   $915,186  


CRiL was formed in April 2013 specifically to develop innovative medical devices to diagnose and manage respiratory conditions.

Cambridge     $3,332,032  


Antibodies.com is a leading supplier of protein research tools.

Cambridge   11-50   $503,899  

Enigma Digital

Enigma Digital is a developer of unique desktop and SAAS solutions which recover and restore deleted data from smartphones.

Birmingham   11-50   $1,445,567  


Camallergy develops and provides new treatments for common food allergies.

Cambridge   1-10   $1,090,876  


8power is a University of Cambridge start-up developing novel technology for sensing and measurement in industrial applications.

Cambridge   1-10   $941,666  


EnXray is a UK medical technology for sterilization of medical devices and life science products.

Liverpool   1-10   $6,406,230  

Hobs Reprographics

Hobs Reprographics is a national network of digital printing bureau, supplying printing and design solutions to all business sectors,

Manchester     $10,910,564  


Onboarding international students into accommodation and neighbourhoods.

Liverpool   1-10   $16,800  


GettingPersonal is online retailer selling personalized and unique gifts.

Manchester     $5,984,234  


FLAVR is a recipe based online grocery service.

Leeds   1-10    


SmartLife is a specialist in smart garment technology.

Manchester   11-50   $53,845  


Washbox offers its clients washed, ironed, and folded laundry which is delivered in 24 hours.

Newcastle   11-50   $46,470  


TotalMobile is an enterprise mobile application platform designed to provide complete mobile working solutions.

Belfast   101-250    


Eque2 provides business management software for construction and contracting industries.

Manchester   101-250    

Doctor Jackson

Dr Jackson’s is a niche cosmeceutical company created from 21 years of pharmacognosy research, utilising the best from nature.

Bristol   1-10   $23,891  

The Phoenix Partnership

TPP is a healthcare technology company, dedicated to delivering world class healthcare software in the UK and internationally.

Leeds   51-100    

Kineo Pacific

City and Guilds Kineo is a business consulting service showing how to improve through technology.

Brighton   251-500    


SocialSignIn is a social media management platform that offers the complete social solution for enterprise

Birmingham   101-250    

Event Genius

Event Genius is an event solutions company that allows users to transform the way they manage events and sell tickets online.

Leeds   11-50    

Sigma Polaris

Pre-hiring candidate assessment and shortlisting tech. Automates employment processes to increase efficiency, diversity and quality of hire

Bristol   1-10    

Epiphany Solutions

Epiphany Solutions provides digital marketing services.


OST Energy

Renewable Energy Technical Consultancy

Brighton   51-100    

Harrison Goddard Foote

Harrison Goddard Foote is a global intellectual property rights specialists.

Leeds   11-50    

OchreSoft Technologies

OchreSoft Technologies is a software company providing business process optimization solutions for the legal application market.

Reading   11-50   $1,177,592  

Semplice Energy

Semplice Energy provides advanced energy saving solutions and renewable energy products.

Reading   11-50   $1,230,000  


COPTRZ is a commercial drones manufacturer.

Leeds   101-250    


Nochex means to make and accept payments safely and dependably at an affordable price.

Leeds   11-50    

Sync NI

Sync NI is a leading on line media channel designed to serve and promote the best interests of Northern Ireland's Technology.

Belfast   43840    

Meta Downhole

Meta provides downhole isolation products using its patented METALMORPHOLOGY technology.

Aberdeen   11-50    

Blick Shared Studios

Blick Studios is a social enterprise, a group of creative entrepreneurs who wanted to create a great workspace in Belfast.

Belfast   43840    


CO2DeepStore is a developer of CCS projects, delivering capture, transport and storage solutions for major CO2 emitters.

Aberdeen   43840    

Delta Print and Packaging

Delta Print and Packaging is a specialist manufacturer of printed folding carton packaging.

Belfast   135010    

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