118 Edinburgh Startups to Watch in 2020

Edinburgh's tech sector is booming. This year’s list of the best 118 Edinburgh tech startups is an eclectic mix of hyper-growth scaleups, small creative startups and everything in between.

The last update was made on November 19, 2020.

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DIGIT is Scotland’s leading technology media & events company.

Edinburgh   101-250    


Skyscanner operates as a trips meta-search engine company.

Edinburgh   1001-5000   $197,207,790  


pureLiFi develops technology for communication networks that integrates data and lighting utility infrastructures.

Edinburgh   51-100   $43,936,745  

Cyan Forensics

Cyan Forensics sells software to help police, social media, and cloud providers find & block harmful content from paedophiles & terrorists

Edinburgh   1-10   $1,950,557  

Innis & Gunn

Innis & Gunn is Scotland’s most awarded and best loved independent brewer.

Edinburgh   11-50   $23,353,560  

Money Dashboard

Money Dashboard is an online personal financial management service allowing users to view their online financial accounts.

Edinburgh   11-50   $15,578,959  

Sigma Capital Group

Sigma Capital Group focus on the creation of communities by delivering new, good quality and well located family homes to rent.

Edinburgh   11-50   $254,611,977  


FreeAgent provides online accounting and money management software for small businesses and freelancers.

Edinburgh   101-250   $10,748,372  


DeltaDNA provides real-time player relationship management solutions for the deep-dive data analysis of player data.

Edinburgh   11-50   $4,300,000  


Nucleus is a software platform for financial advisors.

Edinburgh   11-50    

The ID Co.

The ID Co. help businesses onboard their customers using Open Bank data to solve business pains such as credit risk and affordability.

Edinburgh   11-50   $11,146,630  


Boundary is an IoT Home Security company providing a smart burglar alarm system that can be controlled over mobile devices.

Edinburgh   11-50   $2,841,154  


Float is a SaaS based real-time financial intelligence solution for small businesses to forecast short and long-term cash flow.

Edinburgh   11-50   $1,447,231  

The Faraday Grid

The Faraday Grid is a clean energy startup.

Edinburgh     $31,884,989  


TravelNest is an advertising optimisation platform for holiday rental owners.

Edinburgh   11-50   $7,045,283  


NCTech is a big data and analytics provider. Pioneering edge-to-cloud big data capture & provision with ML/AI for Google, government & AEC

Edinburgh   51-100   $13,601,651  


Drinkly offers an on-demand service of alcoholic drinks to its customers in Edinburgh, UK.

Edinburgh     $40,545  


Mallzee is a B2C clothing retail app and a B2B data suite for clothing retailers to improve margins and make smarter buying decisions

Edinburgh   11-50   $7,957,660  


Robotical makes a low cost walking robot that's more than a toy. The perfect robot for learning about robotics

Edinburgh   1-10   $518,936  

Blackford Analysis

Blackford Analysis develops software solutions for the worldwide medical, oil and gas, and defense industries.

Edinburgh   11-50   $6,204,400  


Gecko Labs provides software to the Higher Education sector to improve the way insitutions engage with their students.

Edinburgh   11-50   $3,996,098  


Prodsight is an AI-powered customer feedback analysis software.

Edinburgh   1-10   $241,672  


Pyreos develops and supplies a specialised infra-red sensor platform.

Edinburgh   11-50   $39,636,818  


Sunamp is the leading provider of heat battery (thermal energy) storage systems.

Edinburgh   11-50   $9,483,313  

Mara Seaweed

Scottish company based in Edinburgh selling a range of native seasonal seaweeds of Scottish and Irish provenance.

Edinburgh   11-50   $788,162  


Appointedd is an online booking and scheduling system.

Edinburgh   11-50   $1,922,925  

Sofant Technologies

Sofant Technologies offers Smart Antenna and tunable RF solutions for next generation mobile and wearable devices.

Edinburgh   11-50   $10,247,364  


Dukosi is a company focused on developing revolutionary battery technology.

Edinburgh   11-50   $4,077,405  


Calcivis is a biotech company that focuses on unmet needs in dentistry.

Edinburgh   1-10   $25,297,913  


Wootzano allows robots and autonomous systems to sense and feel like humans do with their own skin through our e-skin called Wootzkin.

Edinburgh   1-10   $2,945,327  

Machine Labs

Big company machine learning for marketing at a small company price.

Edinburgh   1-10   $1,000,000  


CogBooks is an adaptive web-based learning platform.

Edinburgh   11-50   $6,108,856  


Online site making learning fun for k-12 students while allowing teachers and parents to track progress and create activities.

Edinburgh   11-50   $1,805,692  


Ecometrica is an end-to-end environmental software-as-a-service that helps businesses and governments identify risks and opportunities.

Edinburgh   11-50   $5,746,427  


Synpromics develops and commercializes synthetic promoters to control gene expressions and regulations.

Edinburgh   1-10   $12,489,819  


EnteroBiotix harnesses bacterial communities derived directly from the human gastrointestinal tract to prevent and treat disease.

Edinburgh   1-10   $3,159,771  


TVSquared is the global leader in TV attribution.

Edinburgh   101-250   $26,600,000  

Shot Scope

Shot Scope's patent-pending technology provides unparalleled insights into your golf game.

Edinburgh   1-10   $6,374,909  


Beer52 is the UK's most popular craft beer club.

Edinburgh   11-50   $1,234,999  

Wood MacKenzie

Wood Mackenzie is a global leader in commercial intelligence for the energy, chemicals, metals and mining industries

Edinburgh   501-1000    

Edinburgh Molecular Imaging

Edinburgh Molecular Imaging is a developer of optical molecular imaging technology.

Edinburgh   1-10   $6,563,144  


Holoxica is an award-winning high-tech company specializing in holographic 3D visualization technologies.

Edinburgh   1-10   $2,612,123  


Zumo turns Bitcoin and Ethereum into money by making crypto work seamlessly with traditional currencies.

Edinburgh   11-50   $1,944,151  


LendingCrowd is a fintech company that operates a lending platform to connect small and medium-sized enterprises with investors.

Edinburgh   11-50   $26,642,479  


Atterley is a womenswear and menswear e-tailer for independent boutiques and brands.

Edinburgh   11-50   $3,265,471  

Codeplay Software

Codeplay Software is internationally recognized for expertise in Heterogeneous Systems.

Edinburgh     $2,991,026  


SpecifiedBy helps architects, designers and specifiers to make informed decisions about building products

Edinburgh   11-50   $930,136  


Spoonfed is a catering management software.

Edinburgh   11-50   $1,582,062  

Roslin Technologies

Roslin Technologies is a UK-based agriculture biotechnology company.

Edinburgh   1-10   $12,500,000  


ShareIn is a software and compliance firm specializing in crowdfunding solutions and technology.

Edinburgh   11-50   $1,000,000  

Celtic Renewables

Celtic Renewables is a biotech startup formed to commercialize a process for producing a superior next generation biofuel.

Edinburgh   1-10   $18,801,819  

Cognitive Geology

A specialist software provider for the oil industry

Edinburgh   11-50   $3,120,891  

Desana Network

Desana Network is a flexible workspace and coworking spaces booking start-up.

Edinburgh   1-10   $673,530  


Flavourly is the UK's leading craft beer & spirits discovery club and also operates an eCommerce shop serving all craft alcohol categories.

Edinburgh   11-50   $1,326,078  


Human Capital Asset Allocation Software: Engaging and deploying employees for new project teams to maximise return on employee investment

Edinburgh   1-10   $397,914  

Caldan Therapeutics

Caldan Therapeutics, a spin-out from a long-standing collaboration between Professor Trond Ulven at the University of Southern Denmark

Edinburgh   1-10   $8,676,234  


SIRAKOSS is a medical device company based in Scotland that has developed synthetic bone graft substitutes

Edinburgh   1-10   $4,800,000  


Edesix provides professional body worn video camera solutions.

Edinburgh   11-50   $5,232,007  

Blazing Griffin

Blazing Griffin is a digital entertainment company driving innovation at the dynamic intersection between film, games & post production.

Edinburgh   11-50   $6,330,580  


Kindaba is a private, safe and ad-free space to share family photos, videos, and updates with family and friends.

Edinburgh   1-10   $107,483  


GETGUIDED is capturing uncaptured data in tours & activities industry by bringing offline players to online using innovative tech solutions.

Edinburgh   1-10   $148,679  


Skoog is a powerful, fun music interface for iPad, OSX and Windows, that opens up a world of ‘musicplay’ to everyone.

Edinburgh   1-10   $837,881  

Intelligent Point of Sale

Intelligent Point of Sale is an iPad point of sale system that provides its customers with a low cost, full EPOS.

Edinburgh   11-50   $767,515  

Aridhia Informatics

Aridhia informatics provides biomedical informatics and analytics services to improve the management of chronic diseases.

Edinburgh   51-100   $1,637,716  

Inquisitive Systems

Inquisitive Systems is an information security software company developing the foxDNATM technology for commercial deployment.

Edinburgh   11-50   $5,180,478  

Beta Bugs

Beta Bugs is a cutting edge biotechnology company that produces enhanced insect strains for the growing insect farming industry.

Edinburgh   1-10   $365,818  


Pufferfish open up a world of possibilities for better communication and engagement with world-beating PufferSphere® display solutions.

Edinburgh   11-50   $2,268,450  


Bpay.io is a payment processing company for cryptocurrency and blockchain payments.

Edinburgh   11-50   $500,000  


Sustainably enables businesses and consumers to give to causes they care about in frictionless and connected ways as part of everyday life.

Edinburgh   1-10   $168,023  


Ingenza is an industrial biotechnology company.

Edinburgh   11-50   $55,831  


Playerbase is a community driven platform for gamers that delivers solutions to improve overall gaming experience.

Edinburgh   1-10   $39,128  


Sensewhere provide hyper-local indoor positioning technology and applications for mobile devices.

Edinburgh   11-50   $1,835,107  

QED Naval

QED Naval is a naval architecture consultancy that is focused on the development of the marine renewable energy industry.

Edinburgh   1-10   $3,014,701  


QikServe is the enterprise platform for guest self-service in hospitality.

Edinburgh   11-50   $8,545,591  


The UK's first clinically validated triage solution for muscle and joint problems.

Edinburgh     $1,316,645  

Greengage Lighting

Agri-Tech company providing LED lighting induction systems.

Edinburgh   11-50   $3,177,153  


Neatebox strives to make society more inclusive by developing solutions to address challenges people with disabilities face every day.

Edinburgh   1-10   $219,887  

Roslin Cells

Roslin Cells is focussed on creating large numbers of stem cell lines from various cohorts of the population.

Edinburgh   11-50   $1,140,243  

Care Sourcer

Care Sourcer is a platform that connects those seeking elderly care with those providing it.

Edinburgh   11-50   $14,519,981  


Sumerian applies IT Operational Analytics to IT Capacity Planning, helping companies to cut their IT costs and de-risk their IT plans.

Edinburgh   11-50   $38,206,181  


Oodls allows Instagrammers, brands and companies search and buy content for Instagram

Edinburgh   1-10   $331,053  


Red61 is an Edinburgh-based ticketing software

Edinburgh   11-50   $862,871  


Uboro is a cloud-based GPS tracking software.

Edinburgh   1-10   $200,000  


SquareBook is a socially responsible FinTech driving a new IPO equity culture.

Edinburgh   1-10   $285,324  


Arrayjet is a microarray instrumentation company.

Edinburgh   11-50   $866,894  


Increase engagement, conversions & revenue for your brand with mobile first video.

Edinburgh   1-10   $137,449  

Vert Rotors

UK-based compressor manufacturing company.

Edinburgh   1-10   $1,934,909  

Amati Global Investors

Amati Global Investors is a specialist fund management business based in Edinburgh.

Edinburgh   11-50   $4,123,639  


Reactec is the market leader in monitoring and management support solutions for hand and arm vibration syndrome

Edinburgh   11-50   $869,159  

Nandi Proteins

Nandi Proteins is a biotechnology company developing technologies to improve the properties of proteins in food manufacturing.

Edinburgh   1-10   $4,092,566  


By connecting to your Email inbox, Shoppa lets you manage your expenses, view deliveries, check for better deals and see your refunds.

Edinburgh   1-10   $131,189  


Trendzer is a managed business websites platform for small businesses.

Edinburgh   51-100   $1,383,277  


SuperJam manufactures one of the world's best jam and sells it online.

Edinburgh     $404,647  

Sansible Wearables

Sansible Wearables creates a wearable technology for rugby players called LiveSkin, for better sports performance.

Edinburgh     $40,545  

Camel Audio

U.K. based music technology company providing tools for music production.

Edinburgh   1-10    


Ponup is an indie development company looking to make different things differently.

Edinburgh   1-10   $10,244  

Carbon Black System

Carbon Black is an innovative wheelchair manufacturer.

Edinburgh   1-10   $478,771  


The world's most advanced beer line cleaner.

Edinburgh   11-50   $337,627  


Monax is a blockchain-native SAAS company on a mission to change the way people track & manage their contractual obligations.

Edinburgh   11-50    


PoGo is a social shopping platform that merges the physical and digital worlds to create the ultimate shopping experience

Edinburgh   11-50   $377,456  


End-to-End Cloud Operating System for Enterprise Blockchains and P2P Networks

Edinburgh   1-10    

The Bellfield Brewery

The Bellfield Brewery is a new craft brewery with a mission to make Gluten Free (GF) beers and lagers.

Edinburgh   1-10   $826,638  

Ingenious Audio

Ingenious Audio is a Scottish start up designing and manufacturing audio electronics.

Edinburgh   1-10   $1,146,496  


Crossing35 is a Scotland based startup building an AI enabled platform to help CEOs tap global markets and find potential business partners.

Edinburgh   1-10   $225,513  

Security CTRL

Security CTRL offers cyber security for cloud infrastructures.

Edinburgh     $39,866  

EDEM Simulation

EDEM Simulation develops DEM software, a CAE tool for simulation-based engineering of equipment to process bulk particles.

Edinburgh   11-50   $5,750,000  

Saccade Diagnostics

Saccade Diagnostics brings objective tests for psychiatric disorders in patients with mental health complaints.

Edinburgh     $188,423  


Nutrifiz provides a cost-effective, quick and convenient way to get a full spectrum of nutrition.

Edinburgh   1-10   $157,429  

MDP Labs

MDP Labs is a Software, App and IoT development company

Edinburgh   11-50   $295,000  


ZoneFox markets software and consulting packages that address data security and storage and compliance for businesses.

Edinburgh   11-50    


BLACKBX offers customer insights and effective marketing campaigns that will increase your sales and returning customers.

Edinburgh   11-50    

IN2 Search Interfaces Development Limited

IN2 Search Interfaces Development Limited collects, organizes, discovers, enriches and presents photos, documents and audiovisual files.

Edinburgh   1-10   $55,831  


Skyrora is a New Space enterprise, all-in-one service provider and a manufacturer of dedicated satellite launch vehicles.

Edinburgh   101-250    

Casta Spes Technologies

Autonomous robotic vehicles that provide accountable, accessible & affordable security.

Edinburgh   11-50    

Two Big Ears

Two Big Ears is a Scottish company specialising in creating efficient audio toolkits for game and virtual reality developers.

Edinburgh   11-50    


CriticalBlue is an established company with a strong track record in providing solutions across multiple sectors of the technology industry.

Edinburgh   11-50   $9,700,000  

Zonal Retail Data Systems

Zone Retail Data Systems provides technology solutions to the bar, restaurant, retail, hotel, and leisure industry.

Edinburgh   251-500    


KubeMake Group provides high-quality web and mobile development services as well as project management assistance.

Edinburgh   1-10   $1,000  

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