So you've heard the word 'Startup'. You've done some research and you like the idea of being part of a company that generally thinks differently, attracts talent and solves some of lives simplest problems. But you don't know where to start?
Check out our top 20 UK startups that you should watch out for in 2016 and may want to work for. If you have any others, add them in the comments below, we'd love to hear from you.
Appear Here | London, UK
About: We seamlessly connect landlords' vacant spaces to people with great ideas, all online. Our vision is to create a global network of spaces so people can make their ideas travel. Retail is changing and now more than ever you need to be in the right place, at the right time. So discover a space, unlock an idea and make it happen.
Perks: Meeting with inspiring clients on Friday lunches and the added extra of diet coke on tap.
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Carwow | London, UK
About: There's a rapidly growing movement of people in Britain who are choosing a new way to buy their new car. A better way. One where you get the car you want, the way you want it, at great price. A way where you only work with the best-rated dealers in Britain.
Perks: Passionate and driven in creating the best car buying experience, top talent, great compensation
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Clarity | London, UK
About: Clarity hires former journalists from the world's biggest media outlets, and seasoned PR professionals and digital experts from agency and in-house backgrounds.
Perks: Flexi-working conditions, bonuses and team retreats helping to build relationships. And if fruity Fridays don't get you excited we have a fully stocked drinks trolley.
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Clearabee | Birmingham, UK
About: Founded in 2012, we're a trusted team dedicated to cleaning up Britain, taking back value in our homes and businesses by getting rid of junk, trash, rubbish or clutter responsibly. We cover all of the UK, we only use our own junk removal teams and we can usually get your rubbish cleared pretty quickly.
Perks: Working in an amazing and dedicated team who are passionate about the environment and people.
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ClickMechanic | London, UK
About: ClickMechanic is a network of freelance mobile mechanics. Our site allows customers to get instant, industry standard approved quotes and book online. Then a vetted mechanic comes to you or servicing, repairs and inspections (wherever you want), saving you time and money!
Perks: Enhance your skill whilst having all the advantages of being self employed and flexi-working.
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Deliveroo | London, UK
About: Organising lunch for the team? Need food for thought at a meeting? We have a team of specialists whose mission is to take the hassle out of doing just that. Just get in touch and we'll take care of it. Expand your customer base without having to expand the size of your dining room. Let us handle the complexity so you don't have to.
Perks: Work off your Friday lunch with your subsidised gym membership. We also offer flexi-working hours.
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Gousto | London, UK
About: We take the planning and trekking out of home cooking, leaving you with the fun bit. Choose from 10 delicious healthy recipes each week, we deliver your recipe cares and pre-portioned ingredients simply cook, serve and enjoy.
Perks: We offer a competitive salary and equity to employees, along with free snacks, tea and coffee. Not forgetting all the ice cream you can eat.
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Hashtag CV | Birmingham, UK
About: Hashtag CV is an ed-tech startup on a mission to help everyone land their dream job! We've created a product that is unique to the market place and the envy of all our competitors. The system combines an automated Job Coach with online publishing technology.
Perks: What is more rewarding than working for a company that helps others? If that's not quite enough then we a work life balance and an Employee Wellness Scheme. And to top it off, a day off on your birthday.
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Henchman App | London, UK
About: Henchman is the new way to get anything you want delivered in - Now. We deliver from any restaurant or store in London directly to your door. We don't just stoop at food. We deliver what your request. From retail to essentials, to groceries to gifts. Henchman is dedicated to doing the hard work so you don't have to!
Perks: At this fast paced flexible start up; you will be provided with a uniform including waterproofs, perfect for outdoor working in London. Added bonuses will be increases for passing mystery shopping challenges.
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Import.io | London, UK
About: Delivering quality data with smart technology; we extract, deliver and maintain data from complex websites, so you don't have to!
Perks: A working environment which encourages education, creativity, transparency between all levels of the business.
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KweekWeek | London, UK
About: KweekWeek is an events marketplace that connects event organisers and attendees in a revolutionary way by combining event discovery, ticketing, promotion and management under one umbrella.
Perks: Work in a growing start up in a challenging and fun environment with lots of opportunities for growth and enhancing your knowledge and skills.
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Laundrapp | London, UK
About: A remote control for your laundry basket: you order, we collect, we clean and we deliver.
Perks: Located in the heart of London in a fantastic entrepreneurial environment, with flexible working time and plenty social events.
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Ormsby Street | London, UK
About: Ormsby Street's aim is to help small businesses make big decisions through data and insight and we've put together a team of product innovators and software engineers who have their focus, the need to take sophisticated financial information and turn it into a next generation digital tool.
Perks: A fantastic environment with varied fields with team training exercises and the occasional social outing.
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Pact Coffee | London, UK
About: In 2012, armed with not much more then a coffee grinder, a set of envelopes and a passion for coffee, the Founder Stephen, set up Pact Coffee in his kitchen. His dream was to introduce the UK to better coffee at home, improving million of morning and changing the coffee industry for the better.
Perks: A constantly growing company with a passion for it's product and staff. Making a difference with a flexible working day.
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RefME | London, UK
About: We love citations and think you should too. Whether you're a NASA scientist or high-school student, they are the building blocks of research, helping to validate and connect knowledge. That's why we created RefME, an accurate and automated citation tool and introduced RefME Plus to help students tackle their citations on-the-go, saving their work in the cloud.
Perks: RefME offers a competitive salary, flexible working and holiday. Take your team lunch with the added bonus of a competitive pool or table tennis match.
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Sales Gossip | London, UK
About: Our bargain-savvy team searches high and low so you can browse all the promotions on your desktop, tablet or mobile anytime you need some retail therapy. And for when you're pounding the pavements, our SalesGossip Mobile App is your perfect secret weapon.
Perks: Here at Sales Gossip we have fantastic growth opportunities, socialising after hours and we are all big foodies.
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Sonovate | London, UK
About: We founded Sonovate in 2012 to answer the recruitment industry's growing frustration with running and financing contractors.
Perks: A company who are passionate about you believing in recognition, investment and reward.
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Trouva | London, UK
About: Each boutique owner in the Trouva community is a skilled curator who searches the world for stylish and unique products. At Trouva, we handpick items from their collections to create inspiring edits for you.
Perks: Work in an awesome office space with tech equipment chosen by you. Flexi hours and staff discounts so you can make all those necessary purchases.
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Uni Places | London, UK
About: Uniplaces is creating a trusted, global brand for student accommodation. We believe in making accommodation easier for students and accommodation providers. We want students to feel safe when booking and we understand the value of good accommodation providers. We give both of them the great service they deserve. This is our way of turning an old-fashioned market on its head. It’s our way of changing the world.
Perks: A strong team spirit who have global ambitions.
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Urban Massage | London, UK
About: We seamlessly connect you to the massage you want, when you want it. We believe this is how massages should be - affordable, expert, tailored and delivered to you.
Perks: With the freedom of being self employed, you can choose your own working hours and your clients.
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Abi wants to live in a world filled with comic books, peanut butter and a force field protecting her from sticky fingers and germs. When not found writing assignments for her Diploma, she can be found online playing video games.