Our data

We have developed a dataset that we believe is truly unique.

We collect data on high-growth companies, from the smallest startup to market-leading businesses with hundreds of employees, and the organisations and individuals that help them grow.

We update Beauhurst many times a day, from finding new transactions, companies, funders and accelerators, to verifying information based on company filings, announcements and other sources.

We pride ourselves on creating and maintaining the most accurate data possible. We use a variety of technical methods to find and verify information, all overseen by our UK-based Data team.

Ambitious companies profiled
Funders researched
Accelerator attendances
Grants logged
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Investment analysed
Key updates
Individuals profiled
Datapoints on tracked companies

How do we identify high-growth companies?
We look for signals to find companies that are growing rapidly.

We have identified a range of criteria or “triggers” to identify high-growth companies. Each of these are a sign of external validation that a business is either actively growing or creating ambitious growth plans. If a business meets one or more of these triggers, our Data team begin collecting information to build a detailed profile of it on Beauhurst.

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Equity/venture debt investment

Any company that has secured equity or venture debt fundraising from any source. We are the only data provider that tracks every equity deal – even those that are never made public.

Why do we track this?

These investments show that a company has ambition, is ready to scale, and investor is confident enough to back it.

academic spinout

Any company that has been spun-out of a UK university or Higher Education institution.

Why do we track this?

Academic spinouts have a lot of potential, benefitting from intensive research and development, and extended support from the institutions they are born out of.


Any company that meets the OECD’s definition of a scaleup – 10% or 20% year on year growth in headcount or turnover, over a three-year period.

Why do we track this?

Meeting the definition of a “scaleup” is a clear sign that a company is growing quickly over a sustained period.

Accelerator graduate

Has completed one of the UK’s top business accelerator programmes.

Why do we track this?

The UK’s top accelerator programmes consistently produce some of the country’s most promising young businesses. We track their entire graduating cohorts because many of them go on to greater things.


Has completed a management buy in/buy out.

why do we track this?

Companies that complete MBOs and MBIs often go on to grow quickly as a result of new, ambitious management.

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Has been listed on one of the UK’s top high-growth lists.

Why do we track this?

Featuring on a list like the Fast Track 100 or Technology Fast 50 indicates a company is growing quickly and is gaining visibility.

Innovation grant recipient

Has received an innovation grant from a selected programme.

Why do we track this?

Winning a grant from organisations like Innovate UK, FP7 and Horizon 2020 show that a company is ambitious, innovative and has been validated by demanding third parties.

What data do we collect? We find a huge range of
information on every company that meets our triggers.

Key details


  • Sector
  • Beauhurst analyst description
  • Company description
  • Tech stack


  • Tracking status
  • Stage of evolution
  • Companies House status
  • Incorporation date


  • Registered address
  • Trading address
  • Country
  • Head office location


  • Key hires
  • Fundraisings & M&A
  • Features and profiles
  • New initiatives

People & contacts


  • Founders
  • C-Suite
  • Senior Staff
  • Directors
  • Shareholders

Contact details

  • Company email addresses
  • Verified c-suite email addresses
  • Phone numbers


  • LinkedIn profiles
  • Company social networks
  • App stores


Transaction types

  • Equity
  • Debt
  • Grants
  • M&A


  • VC/PE
  • Corporates
  • Equity Crowdfunding
  • Angel Networks
  • Government
  • Family offices
  • Universities

Deal information

  • Pre and post-money valuations
  • Investment multiples
  • All investors
  • Verified amount
  • Source information


  • Academic institutions
  • Corporates
  • Accelerators
  • Spinout activity

Legal & financial


  • Full company accounts
  • Full annual return
  • Shareholders
  • Estimated paper worth


Full company accounts
Credit rating
Credit limit
Downloadable to CSV


  • Trading name
  • Registered name
  • Companies House number
  • Other trading names

Meet the team. Our senior analysts are experts on high-growth companies.

Pedro Madeira | Beauhurst

Pedro Madeira

As Head of Data at Beauhurst, Pedro oversees the team tracking investment into high-growth companies and monitoring trends. He is an in-demand commentator on equity investment, crowdfunding and the fast-growth landscape.

Jamie White | Beauhurst

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Jamie has been working at Beauhurst since the early days, and leads the Data Operations team. He takes care of hiring and resourcing, managing data projects, and increasing efficiency in the Data team.

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