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Britain’s disruptors come in all shapes and forms

The annual Real Business Future 50 has once again showcased a wide variety of inspiring startup stories, with its disruptors set to shape tomorrow’s world.
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Since starting out in 2011, the Future 50 initiative has done away with the traditional way of evaluating business success and focussed on the potential for massive disruption in years to come.

In this case, turnover, EBITDA or debt levels are not relevant. The only thing that matters is a game-changing idea, addressable market and ambitious team. It’s a combination that can produce incredible results.

This year we’ve brought together 50 companies from each corner of the UK to show what disruptors are up to in a whole load of sectors.

We’ve got Dead Right, an online comparison site of 2,000 funeral directors that aims to help people find the cheapest funeral directors in their area. Then there is DocTap, offering same day, face-to-face GP appointments at clinics across London.

From the world of AI (artificial intelligence) there is Pixoneye. It’s disruptive technology analyses the mobile photo galleries of clients and users in a bid to provide real-time behavioural understanding.

Looking at the 50 as a whole we’ve been able to draw out some interesting statistics. Brought together in our handy infographic below, there is a summary of average investment totals, most common areas for headquarters, average staff count and the most common year for company inception.

Contained within our main feature, found here, we’ve got the vital statistics and a short summary for every company included in this year’s list.

We hope this crop of disruptors gets you thinking about the different ways there are to tackle today’s consumer and business problems. Real Business will be keeping a close eye on this year’s cohort, as we do with every year, to see when exciting new products are launched, fundraisings closed and that all-important exit secured.

Check out the 2017 Future 50 ranking here

Future 50 2017 infographic

 

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Hunter Ruthven

Hunter Ruthven is the editor of Real Business. He is also the editor of Business Advice, a title focused solely on a section of the business community currently underserved – micro companies. Alongside this, he is part of the team that hosts the Growing Business Awards, First Women Awards and Future 50 initiative.

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