Tech Nation Launches the Future Fifty Program, the #1 Pre-IPO Network in the UK

1 minute read | March.21.2024

Designed to support late-stage companies with access and growth opportunities, Future 50 kicked off on March 20 at the Prime Minister’s residence in London, 10 Downing Street, with an event hosted by the Secretary of State for Science, Innovation and Technology Michelle Donelan.

The Future Fifty 2024 cohort includes 25 companies across 17 verticals, with emerging sectors such as quantum computing, biotech, space tech and AI. Collectively, these companies have raised over £1.3bn and employ a talent pool exceeding 3,000.

Orrick is excited to support this innovative program, including hosting a roundtable for cohort GCs in our London office. In June, we will participate in a two-day dedicated Future Fifty retreat.

Key Criteria for the Future Fifty program include: 

  • Having successfully raised Series B funding.
  • Generating £5m revenue per year, or experiencing 50% YoY growth.
  • Being headquartered in the UK.
  • Being a digital/tech-enabled business with product or service.

More information on the official program, including the cohort of selected growth companies can be found here