BDO launches new Growth Programme to support high growth technology businesses

28 April 2022

Accountancy and business advisory firm BDO has launched its first Growth Programme dedicated to helping high growth technology businesses to scale up.

The first cohort of 16 selected businesses will join a four-month intensive programme that aims to provide each business with the skills, tools and connections needed to maximise their growth.

Each programme will focus on one of three themes: tech for the future of work, innovation in RegTech, and tech transforming logistics and supply chain. 

The programme will be delivered in collaboration with GrowthBuilders who are experts in enabling scale-up and corporate collaboration to drive commercial outputs.

The participants are businesses headquartered across five countries, many of which already have an established global presence. Collectively, they have raised over £41m in funding and have more than 850 employees.

How does it work?

The programme accelerates business growth over four months by focusing on three main areas:

  1. Tapping into BDO’s network of corporate decision makers
  2. Accessing BDO’s expert services and opportunities with BDO leadership
  3. Developing scale-up teams through world-class business growth masterclasses

Over the coming months the Programme will curate partnerships, co-creation opportunities and collaboration between participating scale-ups and large enterprises keen to tap into new ways of driving profitability, growth and innovation.

At the heart of the Growth Programme is collaboration and having access to the right people to add value across the board. As well as client connections, there are specialist sessions on sales and marketing, operational growth, fundraising, hiring and more.

Tony Spillett, Head of Technology and Media at BDO LLP, said: “We have been investing in the mid-market tech sector for many years and work with some incredible success stories. Creating a Programme such as this to help emerging tech businesses to scale up is a natural evolution to our growth offering.

“We have a fantastic cohort of participants for our first year and what stands out is the sheer amount of innovation, creativity and potential market disruption these businesses offer.

“We hope that this will be a successful partnership that will lead to exciting commercial opportunities and corporate connections for all those involved.”

Meet the cohort

The 16 BDO Growth Programme scale-ups are:

Innovation in RegTech

KYC Hub is a no-code SaaS platform for global customer onboarding/monitoring and compliance that enables faster and more accurate due diligence via workflow automation.

Sust Global enables the ‘climate economy’ by providing the foundational climate data layer for customers to create climate-resilient applications, products and services.

Tessaract is a low-code, no-code, workflow automation platform that combines the tools of forms, financial processes, digital signatures to create seamless workflows for compliance and reporting.

Veremark is a global pre-employment screening solution helping companies complete the regulatory steps needed for compliant hiring.

Tech for Logistics and Supply Chain

Eurosender is a leading digital platform for booking logistics services in Europe, being a single point of contact between consumers and multiple different logistics providers.

Ex-Mile Solutions (MarineTraffic) provides real-time and accurate predictive ETA to every stop until the final destination for your containers.

Gardenia Technologies provides working capital and data-driven invoice financing solutions using machine learning algorithms to streamline risk management and features carbon accounting solutions.

Soleadify is a solution to identify new and alternative suppliers and enhance their vendor data with additional attributes such as industry, product, technology, and ESG classifications.

Workhorse is configurable Order and Inventory Management software for businesses who have outgrown spreadsheets but can't find a good fit, off the shelf solution.

Future of Work

Arctic Shores helps companies hire for potential and diversity through a platform that leverages neuroscience, data science and psychology.

DeckRobot provides AI-powered automation for the slide-writing, transforming raw slides into enterprise-ready

GoSpace AI  is a patented AI solution to adjust space allocations to meet individual and team requirements, while supporting corporate initiatives, including reducing carbon footprint and capacity management.

Hundo is the world's first learn2earn platform focussed on Gen Z to empower and upskill with the use of NFTs and Tokens.

T-cup provides cloud-based, data-driven employee wellbeing and wellness management solutions.

X0PA AI is an AI powered ‚Äčend-to-end B2B platform ‚Äčthat helps in streamlining hiring and selections.

Workiro is a workflow optimisation solution for businesses who need clarity, productive communication, prioritisation and accountability.

Businesses interested in connecting into the Growth Programme network, meeting businesses within the first cohort or supporting the wider Programme mission are invited to get in touch with Matt Gilmour [email protected] or Consuelo Fierro [email protected].

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Note to editors

Accountancy and business advisory firm BDO LLP provides integrated advice and solutions to help businesses navigate a changing world. 

Our clients are Britain’s economic engine – ambitious, entrepreneurially-spirited and high-growth businesses that fuel the economy.  

We share our clients’ ambitions and their entrepreneurial mind-set. We have the right combination of global reach, integrity and expertise to help them succeed.  

BDO LLP
BDO LLP operates in 18 offices across the UK, employing 6,500 people offering tax, audit and assurance, and a range of advisory services. BDO LLP is the UK member firm of the BDO international network.

BDO’s global network
The BDO global network provides business advisory services in 167 countries, with 97,000 people working out of 1,728 offices worldwide. It has revenues of $11.8bn.  

GrowthBuilders
GrowthBuilders are experts in scale-up and corporate collaboration, powering innovation programmes to solve the biggest B2B challenges.

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