Leading audit, tax and consulting firm RSM has announced its sponsorship of Tech Nation’s Future Fifty 8.0 cohort – the eighth edition of the UK’s leading late-stage growth programme for high-growth tech scale-ups.
The comprehensive programme, spearheaded by the UK’s leading growth platform for tech companies and leaders, will support 28 companies in achieving their ambitions for growth and creating jobs and opportunities across the UK. The initiative, which is Europe’s longest serving program of its kind, also seeks to inspire the next generation of tech entrepreneurs, founders and businesses.
New entrants on this year’s programme, which will run throughout 2020, include Atom Bank, the UK’s first bank built exclusively for mobile; BenevolentAI, which creates and uses AI technologies to transform the way medicines are discovered, developed, tested and brought to market; Elvie, a femtech firm bringing women's technology out of the dark ages, and; Soldo, a fintech company tackling the problem of spend management for businesses.
Past Future Fifty alumni include Deliveroo, Funding Circle, Skyscanner and Partnerize.
David Blacher, partner and national head of Tech and Media at RSM, comments: ‘We’re delighted to announce our sponsorship of this year’s prestigious Future Fifty programme by Tech Nation. This exciting initiative gives us, our cohort and our fellow sponsors the opportunity to come together and really shape the future landscape of the UK’s technology sector. The programme will seek to build a powerful and supportive network which gives these emerging tech firms the opportunity to establish themselves as UK powerhouses in the global tech economy.’
Future Fifty 8.0 will deliver a programme that enables individuals to develop their leadership skills, learn from others in the Future Fifty community, and apply those learnings in their respective workplace.
Companies selected to join the Future Fifty programme will receive recognition as one of the UK’s most successful digital businesses; peer-to-peer networks, including intimate C-Suite roundtables; masterclass workshops led by global experts; access to government through sessions with key officials and exclusive ministerial roundtables, and; access to a dedicated Tech Nation Visa team. The programme will also connect the UK’s leading tech companies with its illustrious alumni.
Firms involved in the Future Fifty have together raised £8bn in funding and spearheaded nine IPO’s and 30 M&A’s over the life of the programme.