The 2017 Disrupt South West Index

Introducing the Top 25 South West Disrupter Businesses

The DisruptSW index celebrates local ventures that have the very real potential to shake up their respective industries, both in the UK and on a global scale.

Since 2002, 52% of the Fortune 500 companies are no longer around. Most now only have a life expectancy of 15-20 years. It’s no wonder there are so many new startups grasping at their chance to disrupt their industry. 

At Tällt we analyse and track new ventures against a 3-P axis - People, Product and Potential – to identify truly disruptive businesses. We go beyond looking at current performance and market size, instead studying everything from the founding team and investors, to the technology and ambition – plus a whole lot more in between.

Compiling our final 25 has been no easy feat, but after studying a range of exciting local ventures, we’ve identified a rich and diverse group of innovative and engaging businesses who are scaling fast and help to showcase our region as an innovation hub, not just within the UK, but around the world.
 

1. ULTRAHAPTICS

Touch virtual objects mid-air.

2. FIVEAI

Safe and cost effective autonomous urban mobility.

3. GRAPHCORE

Accelerating the development of next generation AI.

4. OPEN BIONICS

Affordable alternatives for amputees.

5. WEALTHIFY

Investments for the mass market.

6. REACH ROBOTICS

Next generation gaming.

7. CROWDCUBE

Crowdfunding business investment.

8. ONCORPS

Helping businesses make better decisions.

9. PERCEPTUAL ROBOTICS

Automating infrastructure inspection.

10. ordoo

Skip queues, save time.

11. YELLOWDOG

A revolution in rendering.

12. MOVE GB

The ultimate gym membership.

13. HABU

Simple software for co-working spaces.

14. FOLK2FOLK

A historic lending system with a modern day twist.

15. DISBERSE

Blockchain- supported aid distribution.

16. TIKK

Simple and secure ticketing.

17. CROWDFUNDER UK

Connecting communities with projects.

18. WRIGGLE

Decreasing restaurant waste by increasing capacity.

19. W2 GLOBAL DATA

Helping businesses make secure decisions.

20. ZEETTA NETWORKS

Simple network solutions.

21. HELPFULPEEPS

The do-good, feel-good social network.

22. SORBET

Centralised property management.

23. FATMAP

3D maps powering adventure.

24. RUGGED INTERACTIVE

Making exercise exciting.

25. properr

Simplifying property purchasing.