Unicorns: the UK’s billion dollar businesses

In this report, we profile the UK’s current unicorn herd, the fundraisings and investors that have supported them, and the founders leading them forward.

What’s inside?


Which areas are home to the most unicorns, and how does this relate to mechanisms of growth?

Methods of Growth

From grant funding to accelerator programmes, what are the most popular methods of growth for the UK’s most valuable businesses?

Funding Trends

What does funding look like for a successful company, and who are their top investors?

This report highlights

UK unicorn companies

average amount raised before unicorn status

£ m

Average number of funding rounds


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Where does the data come from?

All data featured comes from the Beauhurst platform, a searchable database of the UK’s fastest-growing startups and scaleups.