Tech Track 100

Green Tech to Watch / Ones to Watch

Fast Track researches and compiles two annual sub-tables, published in our Tech Track 100 supplement with The Sunday Times, featuring promising private British companies from a cross- section of industries that do not qualify for the main league tables but deserve special recognition. The Green Tech to Watch focuses on companies that are developing technology which helps mitigate or reverse the effects of human activity on the environment; the Ones to Watch features tech companies that are set to grow rapidly.

The 10 finalists for each programme are selected by a judging panel and are featured in our Sunday Times supplement. Their senior directors are also invited to the awards dinner, where they receive a certificate, with one overall winner presented with an award.

Green Tech to Watch

This is the inaugural year of our Green Tech to Watch. The programme highlights 10 companies that are developing technology to help mitigate or reverse the effects of human activity on the environment. The research takes into account factors such as scale and impact on the environment, business model, management team and investor credibility, as well as total funds raised. This year’s Green Tech to Watch will be judged by BGF and Fast Track, and published in the Tech Track 100 supplement in the Sunday Times on the 6 September. An overall winner will be presented with an award sponsored by BGF at the Tech Track 100 awards dinner in November.

Tech Track Ones to Watch

The Tech Track Ones to Watch showcases promising companies that do not meet the criteria of the Tech Track 100 league table, but have innovative technologies, and have either raised significant venture capital investment or are forecasting strong sales growth.

Company HQ location Year end Sales* £000s Staff Founded
ARKeXGeophysical services provider Cambridge Dec-12 16,206 67 2004
Bullitt GroupMobile phone designer Reading Dec-12 10,048 10 2009
CrimtanDigital advertising technology developer Central London Dec-12 4,945 13 2009
EsendexSMS services provider Nottingham Jun-13 9,909 48 2001
Green Man GamingOnline games retailer Central London Dec-12 6,987 53 2010
HailoTaxi booking app developer Central London Dec-12 *20,000 120 2010
HighQCloud collaboration software developer Central London Apr-13 4,350 90 2001
KironaMobile application software Cheshire Mar-13 6,044 54 2003
SwiftKeySmartphone keyboard developer Central London Dec-13 n/a 78 2008
Touch BionicsProsthetic technology manufacturer Livingston Dec-12 10,000 100 2003

* sales and forecast sales provided by the companies

† Annualised