Having been named the UKs leading smart city in 2017, Bristol’s tech industry is booming. With its engineering heritage, Bristol is vibrant and productive, with more than 10,000 tech companies in an exciting mix of sectors including Robotics, Autonomous Vehicles, Fintech and Aerospace engineering. The tech sector is supported by ecosystem builders including The Engine Shed (tech incubator), The SETsquared Partners (Programmes/Investment) and the Oracle StartUp Cloud Accelerator, that are all partly responsible for the thriving tech scene.Find Job in Bristol
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What people are saying..
Nicky MorganMP - Digital Secretary
Bristol is one of our leading tech hubs, spearheading the development of robotics and autonomous vehicles, creating thousands of jobs across the city, and home to two billion dollar tech unicorns.
George WindsorHead of Insights - Tech Nation
In recent years, Bristol has asserted itself as one of the UK’s leading tech hubs. The Tech Nation reports of 2019 and 2018 highlighted its role as one of the most productive tech clusters in the UK, as well as revealing how it has created thousands of jobs in the area.
Nigel ToonCEO - Graphcore
We have attracted some of the world’s biggest investors while being based in Bristol. Our connections with London and with Silicon Valley are strong and we are proud of being at the centre of one of the most exciting and dynamic innovation hubs in the UK right now.
Companies from Bristol
Bristol is home to many global tech companies, scaleups and startups. The presence of some of the UKs largest tech companies has for a long time attracted many startups. Aviva, Hargreaves and Lansdown, Lloyds and Just Eat all having offices in the city and Bristol tech companies Ultrahaptics, Ovo Energy, Immersive Labs and Graphcore, have proven that building a successful tech company in Bristol is possible. Tech companies to look out for are FiveAI, GapSquare, Elvie, Open Bionics, BluWireless Technology, Reach Robotics, Zeetta Networks and YellowDog.
- Ziylo acquired by Novo
- intY acquired by Scansource
- Applicable Limited acquired by Arkadin SAS
- Sanderson Group acquired Aptean
- Creditcall acquired by NMI
- Ultrahaptics acquired Leap Motion – £23.8 m
- The MJR group acquired by TEG
- SecondSync acquired by Twitter
- Seccl acquired by Octopus Group
- ApPSU acquired by CSI Group
Ecosystem Builders in Bristol
- Accelerated Digital Ventures
- Business Growth Fund
- Bristol Private Equity Club
- Deepbridge Capital
- UK Business Angels
- Maven Capital Partners
- Wyvern Fund
- Code Investing – Debt Financing
- West of Englanf Growth Hub
- South West investment Growth Fund
- Bristol Tech Festival
- Bath Digital Festival
- Go:Tech Awards