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Thursday 06 February 2020

*NEW RESEARCH* UK Tech Investment Patterns

imageWhether you are a supplier working on an acquisition programme, an SME seeking to understand the investment landscape, an end user organisation looking for insight into the emerging tech environment or an investor reviewing market activity, the UK Tech Investment Patterns report should be on your list of essential reading.

Building on TechMarketView’s deep knowledge of the UK market, the start-up community and the VC/PE funding scene, this data-driven report identifies the technologies attracting investment and the types of companies who are benefitting. 

Based on data from UK HQ’d companies who secured funding over a defined period during 2019 and were featured in UKHotViews, the report explores where the £6.2bn that was invested was directed. Data points show the value of funding deals, the range of investment levels across Horizontal and Vertical market segments and the sub-sectors within these segments. 

There was a very overt vertical sector skew, reflecting the accelerating market move towards specialists over generalists and the digital transformation-driven demand for domain expertise and technology applied to specific tasks and processes. Companies with horizontally-oriented software and services did attract substantial funding but based on this snapshot of the market, the investment case has shifted and previously popular software areas are being displaced. With the delivery of ‘experiences’ high on end user organisations’ agendas, the report also explores the B2C ‘Digital Experience’ investment landscape. 

Through our various programmes (Little British BattlersGreat British Scaleups and the increasingly popular TechMarketView Innovation Partner Programme), we are champions of the UK SME tech scene. UK Tech Investment Patterns (eligible TechMarketView subscribers can download the report here), alongside the complementary Attracting funding in the UK market report, provide further perspectives on the SME tech sector and opportunities. 

If you are not a subscriber and would like details about TechMarketView research and services Deb Seth will be happy to help. 

Posted by: Angela Eager

Tags: funding   startup   investment   software  

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