Decrypting the UK's high-growth quantum technology companies
In collaboration with Barclays Eagle Labs, we explore the UK’s quantum technology sector, highlighting the top sub-sectors, investors and funding trends.
This report assesses the 51 active, high-growth companies in the UK operating within the quantum technology sector. Almost half (47.1%) of these companies are academic spinouts, highlighting the strong influence of academia in shaping the relatively nascent industry.
In 2022, these companies secured £98.9m in equity investment and an additional £24.8m in grant funding, marking a record year for the sector. This investment, alongside university and government support, plays a vital role in the continued development of quantum technology, and ensuring the UK is well-placed to become a global leader in the space.
Inside the report
About the authors
Henry leads our Research & Consultancy team, and is an expert on equity finance and high-growth business. He's worked on briefs for the likes of Barclays, SyndicateRoom, Innovate UK, Smith & Williamson and British Business Bank. He regularly gives presentations on market trends at events around the UK.
Daniel conducts data manipulation and analysis as part of the Research & Consultancy team. He has a background in business analysis and commercial copywriting in Australia and the UK, having worked at The Sunday Times Fast Track, Oxford University Press, and advertising network MullenLowe Group.
Freya performs graphic design and data visualisation in the Research & Consultancy team. She has worked on projects for clients including Barclays, EY and JP Morgan. Freya holds a BA in History (International) from the University of Leeds, which included a year at Fudan University in Shanghai.
Advone writes copy, and performs data analysis and visualisation. She has written on the nature of Venture Capital Trusts, and worked on projects for Rawnet and Deloitte. She read Law at the University of East Anglia, where she acquired her undergraduate LLB.
Blanca handles data analysis and visualisation, as well as copywriting. Prior to joining Beauhurst, Blanca graduated from Queen Mary University of London, where she was awarded a BSc in Computer Science with Management (ITMB).
Ethan carries out data analysis and visualisation. Before joining Beauhurst, Ethan graduated from the University of Bath, where he was awarded the degree of Master of Chemistry (MChem) and spent a year studying at the National University of Singapore.
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