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Upscale is a network of 30 amazing UK tech companies scaling fast, scaling together!

 

 

Check out our launch event:

Introducing the first 30 companies joining Upscale

Some Photos from the Upscale Launch!

Upscale is for Series A (or equivalent) companies facing the following challenges

Team

  • Retaining star players
  • Setting equity compensation
  • Quality recruiting at scale

Leadership

  • Scaling company culture
  • Maintaining team morale
  • Managing the board

Company

  • Shaping the future vision
  • Taking your business global
  • Raising further funds

Introducing Upscale. A bespoke programme for you

IN COMPANY WITH OUR WORLD CLASS SCALE COACHES

Learn from a curated group of the most influential tech entrepreneurs from the UK and beyond

THE KNOWLEDGE AND POWER TO SCALE YOUR BUSINESS

Access the most powerful advice on how to address the growth barriers you’re facing

TOGETHER WITH A NETWORK OF THE FINEST UK TECH FOUNDERS 

Share your scaling journey with 30 founders from the UK’s most exciting companies

Meet Our Scale Coaches

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Niklas Zennström
Founder of Skype

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Brad Feld
Co-Founder of Techstars

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Sarah Wood
Co-Founder and Co-CEO of Unruly

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Doug Monro
Co-Founder of Adzuna

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Alex Chesterman
Founder and CEO of Zoopla

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Saul Klein
Co-Founder and CEO of Lovefilm

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Jerry Colonna
Co-Founder and CEO

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Tracy Doree
Co-Founder and CEO of LLustre

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Alexandra Depledge
Founder and CEO of Hassle.com

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Greg Marsh
Co-Founder and CEO of One Fine Stay

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Anthony Fletcher
CEO of Graze

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Simon Calver
Chairman

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David Norris
Partner at Forward Partners

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A tailored programme to power your scaling journey

 

Life is too short to make mistakes in isolation. Learn how to power your company to scale from our world class Scale Coaches, individuals who have built some of the most successful digital companies of our time.

Based on feedback from experienced tech entrepreneurs, we’ve curated bespoke workshops & mentoring sessions to address the most challenging growth barriers facing your company.

Upscale: scale fast, scale together.

30

HIGH GROWTH COMPANIES

6

MONTHS

10

SESSIONS AND SOCIALS

12

SCALE COACHES

Your involvement, if selected:

BE ENGAGED

You or your Co-Founders must commit to attending five out of the six Upscale sessions in order to get the most out of the programme.

GIVE BACK

Upon graduation we request that you return as a Scale Coach to share your learnings with the next group of Upscale companies.

AND IT’S ALL FREE OF CHARGE

Our Scale Coaches and the Upscale programme partners are sharing their time and expertise free of charge to help you grow.

What’s on the agenda?

Sessions

WORKSHOPS & MENTORING
  • How to scale yourself
  • How to hire fast while hiring right
  • How to find and get the most out of your board
  • How to set and align your team to a vision
  • How to internationalise more effectively
  • How to think about future fundraising
SCALE COACHES FROM:

Upscale sessions will be lead by our amazing Scale Coaches.

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DINNERS & DRINKS

Get to know this fantastic group of people through our series of intimate workshops and social events held at the offices of global tech companies like Twitter and Amazon.

LAUNCH & GRADUATION

Our Upscale events will bring you together with high profile tech, government and business leaders.

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Background

Upscale company requirements

LOCATION

You are a UK headquartered company

TRACTION

You are able to demonstrate a high level of month on month growth on your key business metrics

FUNDING

You have just completed Series A or equivalent funding OR you have £500K revenues (if bootstrapped)

Made possible thanks to:

Advisors and Judges

Programme partners

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