Networking Resources

The online platforms listed below give access to databases on companies, investors and deals. For additional early stage resources see the Incubator, Accelerator and Co-working, Online Investment Networks and UK Funding Sources pages.

Tech City is a government sponsored programme to help start-up and scale-up digital tech companies accelerate their growth through a series of programmesresearch and events aimed at boosting the number of high-growth businesses in the UK, raising the profile of the sector, and providing a feedback loop from business to government to help shape policy. They also work to eliminate the issues that hold back startups such as skills and access to finance

F6S is home to 1.5 million tech founders, 600k startups and more than 12,000 startup programs globally. F6S delivers founders more than $1 billion per year in opportunities, funding, grants and services. An excellent place to  access startup programs, incubators and accelerators.  Their news letter is a key access route to the startup ecosystem.

Go4Venture provides extensive information on European tech companies including searchable lists of investors, companies and members.  In addition they provide a monthly news bulletin on the European Venture & Growth Equity Market.  The news letter covers key trends in the European market and uniquely, gives a detailed analysis of recent high value transactions.  Access to the directory and newsletter are free when registered which can be done here.

Crunchbase is the destination for discovering industry trends, investments, and news about hundreds of thousands of public and private companies globally. From startups to Fortune 500s, Crunchbase provides a depth and breadth of knowledge that ensures its data is recognized as the primary source of company intelligence by millions of users globally.  Crunchbase offers a number of access solutions  most of which require a subscription to access.  You  can register for their newsletters here. looks to cover the European tech scene by providing a point of focus for this highly fragmented industry.  Services include an excellent news letter, podcast, events calendar and an extensive database of 500k plus companies, 12k institutional investors and 200k individuals including many seed stage investors.

AngelList started as a deal-by-deal co investment site enabling qualified individuals to invest alongside a network of angel and professional investors.  They have now expanded to offer an access fund which selectively invests in AngelList deals and  a professional investor service for more institutional organisations.  The service also supports networking and job search.

Dealroom helps corporates & investment firms identify high-growth companies. An intelligence platform provides a one-stop shop for data, analytics and research on technology, high-growth companies and venture capital, keeping you at the forefront of innovation.  Founded in 2013 in Amsterdam, Dealroom has become Europe’s leading venture capital database, tracking over 500,000 companies and 10,000 investors in Europe and beyond. Dealroom provides a 360° view via a unique data model, which combines big data and machine learning, with curation and contributions from over 10,000 local market experts.

Beauhurst provides an extensive database of high growth companies along with relevant fund and transaction information. Supported by powerful search and filtering tools the platform is aimed at the ecosystem supporting the private company market.

Venturescape is a curated database of the best UK early-stage and growth companies. They aggregate a huge number of quality data sources, research and opinion, to build a rich profile of each business.  Then they blend machine-based analytics with human oversight to assess various metrics, building a reliable assessment of company’s potential. They also seek to leverage the power of the community, in gathering and presenting peer-group feedback and ratings.

Tech London is a comprehensive online platform connecting and supporting London’s expanding entrepreneurship ecosystem. It includes all the latest information and resources that people in London need to access opportunities in the tech sector, connect with each other, and grow their businesses. This ground-breaking collaboration between Mayor of London, Gust, IBM, and a wide number of partners from London’s tech community is the embodiment of a shared commitment to increase jobs, train the workforce of the future, support new business, and ultimately ensure London is at the centre of technology innovation. The site includes sections on news, startups, events, jobs, investors, incubators and workspaces.

Data Commons for UK Tech in an open access platform managed by Tech Nation and which gives the United Kingdom’s entire tech ecosystem online. Built by and for founders, investors, executives and tech enthusiasts.

Access the database here: Data Commons for UK Tech