Omnipresent is named in the TechRound100 - an annual competition that celebrates the most successful and innovative startups in the UK hosted by startup news site TechRound. Omnipresent placed eighth on the list of 100 winners.
This year’s TechRound100 competition saw more than 3,000 applications reviewed by a panel of expert judges which included investor Roei Samuel (Connectd), startup figures (Apprentice winner Mark Wright and TedX speaker Perrine Farque), other startup peers and former winners (Sammy Rubin of YuLife, Jonathan Lister Parsons of PensionBee, Michel Andre of Banking Circle) and Dana Leigh (TechRound editor).
This year’s top spot went to digital insurance company Urban Jungle. Other finalists ranged from industries including sustainability, farmtech, foodtech, edtech, wellness, blockchain and more.
Previous winners of the TechRound100 include the likes of Zoom, Revolut, Pleo, Too Good To Go, Coconut, Vinehealth, and allplants. The competition has often highlighted future unicorns well before their time, listing TikTok, Cinch, Cazoo, and Gousto as winners more than three years ago.
Feedback From The Judges
“The TechRound 100 is the flagship event of the year, highlighting the hard work and success of UK startups, businesses and entrepreneurs. With more than 3,000 applications this year, we hope that our top 100 list acts as a testament to the UK startup scene and provides inspiration for the next generation of startups and entrepreneurs.”
“In terms of the big hitters, we saw a number of platforms that combined payments, payroll and HR and helping companies to carry out their administration more effectively. A lot of these businesses had global appeal and can quickly expand abroad and into multiple demographics. So if you are looking to become the next unicorn, this kind of product with a global reach is probably your best shot.”
“In terms of the strict judging, we have an allocated timeframe to go through all applications and narrow down the criteria for finalists. We take multiple factors into consideration such as funding vs nonfunding and whether the business has been going for long or not. This can influence the positioning, since our judges may give greater weighting to startups that have thrived in a short space of time and without funding since this demonstrates growth with limited resources.”