2016 has been an exciting year for UK tech businesses after receiving a record $3.6bn VC investment the previous year. In short, the UK tech sector is thriving, supporting thousands of jobs throughout the UK.

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The UK has been one of the forerunners for technology and innovation for decades and, since 2010, the UK tech industry has created 45,000 new businesses and contributes 12.4% to UK GDP – a larger percentage than any other G20 country.

UK tech startups are emerging throughout the country and more established businesses are attracting a lot of international attention. With over 250 VC firms in London alone, along with many foreign investors highly interested in the UK technology market, money is pouring into the British companies.

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Investment typically translates into new hires for startups, that’s why Sonovate has listed 50 UK-based tech companies recruiters and industry professionals need to know about in 2017.

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