Meet our 20 Rising Stars 5.0 Finalists

Meet our 20 Rising Stars 5.0 Finalists

Tech Nation is delighted to announce the 20 Finalists in the fifth iteration of our early stage scaleup competition, Rising Stars.

These remarkable companies representing the brightest of UK tech have demonstrated incredible potential to scale in the year to come. Having impressed expert judges based across the country at multiple stages of the competition, they have progressed from City Winners, to Regional Winners, to Finalists after emerging victorious in a hotly-contested Rising Stars Semi-Final.

The 20 Finalists have benefitted from significant profile raising, masterclasses and networking opportunities to put their business in front of leading investors, influencers and corporates.

While 80% of startups fail within their first 2-5 years, over 95% of startups on Tech Nation’s growth programmes have gone on to scale, including companies from Rising Stars.

The Finalists will now go on to participate in a showcase of the top 10 National Winners in March.

A huge you to our Rising Stars 5.0 Regional Partners:

Meet the Rising Stars 5.0 Finalists:


Purrmetrix provides better insights into building performance by combining energy and environmental data from a redeployable IoT toolset.

City winner in: Cambridge

Subsector: IoT


Medwise AI helps clinicians quickly find answers to their questions at the point of care.

City winner in: Cambridge

Subsector: AI



PulmoBioMed develops AI-based technology and product design for a medical device to capture and analyse exhaled breath. Exhaled breath contains a wealth of biomarkers that can detect and be used to monitor over 40 disease states.

City winner in: Newcastle

Subsector: Genomics/AI


Safer Date

Safer Date was created to protect people from online crimes including fraud, assault, stalking, harassment and even murder which happen all too often as a result of the lack of safety and regulation in the dating industry. Safer Date provides real-time ID checks, global criminal background checks and more which all put customer safety and wellbeing at the forefront of everything Safer Date does.

City winner in: Newcastle

Subsector: Safety tech



digiLab’s self-optimising Machine Learning platform transforms decision efficiency and sustainability in safety-critical applications.

City winner in: Exeter

Subsector: AI



Amutri is a 3D Visualisation software product delivered via a Software As A Service (SaaS) model, which automates the creation, hosting, and deployment of real-time rendered 3D visualisations.

City winner in: Falmouth

Subsector: Design tech / 3D visualisation


Inicio AI provides businesses and organisations that are managing debt books an alternative solution to capture the income & expenditure (I&E) information for their customers that are in debt.

City winner in: Leicester

Subsector: Fintech



AppScore is a SaaS platform that helps partners and businesses assess, plan and execute cloud migration and modernisation.

City winner in: Birmingham

Subsector: Cloud computing



MyCustomerLens is the always-on client intelligence platform for professional services firms.

City winner in: Glasgow

Subsector: AI



VidiVet gives pet parents instant access to a vet from anywhere in the world at any time of day.

City winner in: Liverpool

Subsector: Healthtech



BetMate’s vision is to become the home of social betting and to do this BetMate will have a suite of peer-to-peer games under the Betmate umbrella.

City winner in: Liverpool

Subsector: Gamification



Trumpet centralises the whole sales cycle with one link (called Pods) that follows a buyer on the whole sales journey with everything they need to make the deal and then get onboarded.

City winner in: London

Subsector: Martech



Augnet extracts unique data through an encrypted global network of devices to validate the quality of hundreds of SMS providers. Messages sent via Augnet will be optimized via its routing algorithm.

City winner in: London

Subsector: Martech / Big data



Stratigens software provides strategic decision intelligence. Its mission is to help companies join the dots between workforce and workplace so that they make decisions that are data-led, fast and cost effective

City winner in: Cardiff

Subsector: HRtech


OneShot AI

OneShot is a fully autonomous sales prospecting solution for B2B companies. OneShot removes the need to hire sales people to generate new business meetings.

City winner in: Milton Keynes

Subsector: AI is an all-in-one commercial kitchen label printer offering a fast and cheap way to keep your kitchen compliant with EHO food labelling guidelines. is the only handheld portable commercial kitchen label printer. Its cloud based software has been specifically designed for the kitchen environment, with features and functionality within the software that saves valuable hospitality labour hours.

City winner in: Brighton

Subsector: Food tech / Cleantech



Bioledger provides SaaS for biofuel supply chain traceability and compliance for businesses regulated by the EU Renewable Energy Directive which includes all oil companies, biofuel producers, agricultural producers and waste management companies. There are currently 8000 businesses in 180 countries controlled by this regulation and who supply the $100 billion/yr mandatory biofuel market in Europe.

City winner in: Derry-Londonderry

Subsector: Cleantech / Regtech



IncluTech’s award-winning software helps people feel safe and secure in an emergency and enables them to know what to do and when to do it. It focuses on building greater inclusion and access; shaped by research and user centric design. Not only will its technology save lives now, but help to predict and prevent future emergencies.

City winner in: Belfast

Subsector: Safety tech


Answer Pay

Answer Pay secures bill payments in banking apps. Its certified “Payments as a Service” platform connects banks to Request to Pay, the new messaging standard for experience-rich payments.

City winner in: Leeds

Subsector: Fintech


JUST: Access

JUST:Access is disrupting the manual transcription sector, where prices are stubbornly high with poor turnaround times. Using proprietary NLP & ML, transcripts are delivered twice as fast at half the price.

City winner in: Leeds

Subsector: Lawtech / AI