Who will break out of the UK to be the next SaaS IPO?

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Mar 13, 2018 · 9 min read

by Kumy Veluppillai

Kumy is Co-Founder at SaaStock, a community of SaaS trailblazers from around the world. Follow him on Twitter @koomerang

“People sitting at a table at a café with a view on St. Paul's Cathedral in London” by Christian Battaglia on Unsplash

Entering into our third year and with a dozen events behind us, at SaaStock we have had the rare chance to observe how the SaaS industry in Europe is developing.

The SaaS Revolution is in full throttle, and we are fortunate to be centre stage to watch it grow. As, Philippe Botteri, Partner at Accel pointed out at the first Cloud Europe 2017, Europe’s momentum has accelerated, and the continent is a fertile ground

With our inaugural SaaStock on Tour 2018 event in London next week, we decided to have a deeper look at the successes and the potential breakouts we may see so close to home.

To date, there has only been one UK IPO, Mimecast. Its CEO, Peter Bauer will be one of our speakers on March 21st and will share many interesting nuggets and lessons about the story.

You can still grab a ticket and hear Peter speak alongside a dozen other exciting speakers, as well as meet investors and a host of fellow SaaS kindred spirits.

Here are the 20 companies, that we think could be the next breakout success:

Peakon

https://peakon.com/
CEO: Phil Chambers. Phil appeared on a panel about hiring and onboarding people at SaaStock17.
Founded Date: 2015
Funding To Date: $33M form the likes of Balderton, Sunstone and EQT Ventures

Onfido

http://www.onfido.com/
CEO: Eamon Jubbawy
Founded Date: 2012
Funding To Date: $60.3M with the likes of Crane Venture Partners, Salesforce Ventures and Indivest Partners.

Paddle

https://paddle.com/
CEO: Christian Owens. He recently appeared on the SaaS Revolution Show talking about customer engagement.
Founded Date: 2012
Funding To Date: $17.1M form Notion, Kindred Capital and others

TripTease

http://www.triptease.com/
CEO: Charlie Osmond
Founded Date: 2012
Funding To Date: $20 M from Notion, BGF Ventures and others

Beamery

http://beamery.com/
CEO: Abakar Saidov
Founded Date: 2014
Funding To Date $7M from Index Ventures, LocalGlobe and others

Syft

https://www.syftapp.com/
CEO: Jack Beaman
Founded Date: 2015
Funding To Date £8.7M

MOVE Guides

www.moveguides.com
CEO: Brynne Kennedy. We recently wrote about how Brynne applied a framework for disruptive innovation when she first started.
Founded Date: 2013
Funding To Date: $88.4M from Beacon Capital, Notion, and others

Exponea

https://exponea.com/
CEO: Peter Irikovsky
Founded Date: 2015
Funding To Date: €10M

CloudSense

http://cloudsense.com/
CEO: Richard Britton
Founded Date: 2011
Funding To Date: $77M

UK Cloud

https://ukcloud.com/
CEO: Simon Hansford
Founded Date: 2011
Funding To Date: $4M

Receipt Bank

https://www.receipt-bank.com/
CEO: Alexis Prenn. Alexis is one of the speakers at SaaStock on Tour London and will talk about the 7-year journey of perfecting metrics, the key to succeess in SaaS.
Founded Date: 2011
Funding To Date: $65M including Insight Venture Partners and Kennet Partners.

Click Travel

http://www.clicktravel.com/
CEO: Jill Palmer
Founded Date: 1999
Funding To Date: Bootstrapped

Biosite systems

http://www.biositesystems.com/
CEO: Li Wang
Founded Date: 2010
Funding To Date: £4M

Administrate

www.getadministrate.com
CEO: John Peebles
Founded Date: 2010
Funding To Date: $7M

Poq

https://poqcommerce.com
CEO: Oyvind Henriksen
Founded Date: 2011
Funding To Date: $8.6M from Seedcamp, Beringea and others

GoCardless

gocardless.com
CEO: Hiroki Takeuchi
Founded: 2011
Funding To Date: $47.3M from Accel Capital, Balderton Capital, and others.

Kalo

http://www.kalohq.com/
CEO: Peter Louis Johnston
Founded Date: 2014
Funding To Date: $25.1M from Kindred Capital, Valar Ventures and others

Perkbox

http://www.perkbox.co.uk/
CEO: Saurav Chopra
Founded Date: 2014
Funding To Date: $14.3M from Draper Esprit and others

Brandwatch

http://www.brandwatch.com/
CEO: Giles Palmer. We profiled Giles and his journey to make product decisions at scale.
Founded Date: 2005
Funding To Date: $64.7M from Partech Ventures, Highland Europe, and others

Decibel Insight

https://www.decibelinsight.com/
CEO: Ben Harris
Founded Date: 2013
Funding To Date: $9M from Eight Roads Ventures, and others


Improving travel, payments and HR among others, and raising both big and small funding rounds, all these companies are the future of UK SaaS, and we look forward to following their journeys.

If we have missed someone, please let us know.

SaaStock on Tour London is a dedicated B2B SaaS conference that brings SaaS Founders, Executives and Investors together.

Taking place on Wednesday, March 21st the day will be packed with content on building better SaaS products and scaling revenue from the SaaS leaders and influencers blazing a trail. Grab your ticket now.

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