RSM and Tech Nation to super-charge growth prospects of 30 tech scaleups in 2019

RSM, the leading audit, tax and consulting firm has announced its partnership with Upscale 4.0 – a six-month growth programme delivered by Tech Nation aimed at super-charging the growth of successful UK tech-based scaleups.

Entering its fourth year, the programme has built a network of over 100 alumni. RSM will work with Tech Nation to offer its latest cohort of 30 companies access to its expertise and experience in a bid to assist the next phase of their growth ambitions.

David Blacher, national head of TMT at RSM, comments: ‘We’re delighted to partner with Tech Nation, alongside Cooley and SVB, on this important programme to support the efforts of some fantastically talented leading lights in enterprise, tech development and leadership. These companies have shown remarkable determination and entrepreneurship to get to where they are. As they enter the next phase of their respective journeys, the challenge for them now is to achieve that further growth. To realise this, they will need to draw upon our wider expertise. We will work with these companies to offer advice on a range of issues and challenges that are key to unlocking their ability to flourish in the future.’

Sinead Daly, Upscale Lead at Tech Nation, comments: ‘We welcome RSM as a partner of Upscale. The 30 fast-growing tech companies joining this year have huge potential and ambitions for scale. With the support of RSM, the programme will ensure founders and their leadership teams explore solutions to the challenges that come with rapid growth.’

The 30 companies involved average £1.5m in revenue with around 40 employees; raising an average of £6.2m in funding; and 66 per cent are London-based. The cohort operate throughout a range of sub-sectors including fintech, e-commerce, enterprise software and cloud computing; health and biotech, and tech for good.

For further information on Upscale 4.0 visit or for further information on RSM’s national TMT team visit