Otta, a start-up that helps job seekers find roles at fast-growing companies, has revealed the most innovative companies in London to work for in 2021.
Fifty start-ups and scale-ups appear on the Rocket List, including tech unicorns Cazoo, Hopin (now a ‘double unicorn’) and Gousto, along with fintech firms Revolut and Checkout.com, which are hiring for the most roles right now (79 and 68 respectively).
All 50 companies listed have been selected based on their level of financial investment, the number of jobs available, employee growth, and their corporate mission and purpose. Collectively, they have raised £2.1 billion in investment and posted 2,695 jobs in 2020.
For the first time, the Rocket List has been curated by a panel of experts, including several leading venture capital firms – LocalGlobe, Atomico, Seedcamp, Accel, and Amadeus Capital as well as the UK’s tech entrepreneurial network Tech Nation.
CEO and co-founder Sam Franklin comments: “The latest Rocket List illustrates that 2021 is starting on a high note for the UK’s tech sector as it continues to hire in the new year with a certain degree of stability, even acceleration, in these uncertain times. It’s a positive new story and we’re delighted to celebrate these innovative companies making a real difference to the UK jobs sector.
“We have been fortunate enough to work with a panel of experts to help us reach the final shortlist. What’s more, we have used real-time data on job opportunities, growth, fundraising, and more. We hope this comprehensive list of fast-growing and innovative tech companies will excite job seekers as they embark on their search for new roles and opportunities.”
Four start-ups and scale-ups – Cleo, Revolut, TrueLayer, WhiteHat – have made the Rocket List three years in a row (since the list began), thanks to their consistent growth and hiring.
Revolut, for example, continued to hire throughout the height of Covid-19, advertising for more roles than any other scale-up throughout 2020 (at 327).
The 50 start-ups and scale-ups named in the Rocket List 2021 are:
• Credit Kudos
• Eigen Technologies
• Harbr Data
• Kheiron Medical
• Thought Machine