Web Mission 08 – five killer UK web start ups

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There’s a lot of discussion online at the moment about which are the best starts ups in the UK. Number one, goes without saying is of course Shiny Media, publishers of this blog. But as for the rest well there are some amazing new web based innovations currently coming out of the UK. There’s a list of 100 here.

The big issue almost all of them face is establishing themselves in a tech world that seemingly is so focussed on Silicon Valley. Some might move out to the valley to increase their chances of establishing themselves. Others will remain wedded to the UK. After all a London base didn’t stop the founder of Last FM from creating a company that sold for hundreds of millions of pounds.

Anyhow, over the next few days I am going to post about five British starts ups which have really caught my eye on the Web mission UK start trip to San Francisco. They are all very much web based and focussed on consumers.

Here goes.

Ashley Norris