The ScaleUp Index 2017

The Scaleup Index shines a spotlight on a particular segment of the UK’s scaleup landscape. It shows the diversity and spread of “visible” scaleups, which are those private commercial concerns large enough to be declaring their turnover and employee numbers in filed annual accounts at Companies House.

This first Index highlights some particular attributes: the majority of scaleups are ‘non-tech’; that companies receiving equity investment are more likely to grow faster (and the more they receive, the faster they grow); that many scaleups are more than 20 years old; and that while nearly half of these “visible” scaleups have a female director, only four per cent have a female founder.

The Scaleup Index was published with the support of Smith & Williamson and the research was conducted by Beauhurst.