Startup Life/Hiring & Workforce/News/ The best London startups to work at in 2021 Over half the companies on the list are fintechs — and they’re all hiring. By Freya Pratty 20 January 2021 \Startup Life How we grew our team 5x without spending £1 on recruitment By Molly Johnson-Jones 30 January 2023 Startup Life/Hiring & Workforce/News/ The best London startups to work at in 2021 Over half the companies on the list are fintechs — and they’re all hiring. By Freya Pratty 20 January 2021 Fintech companies dominate the Rocket list of the best startups to work at in London this year — and they’re all hiring. Fifty startups appear on the list, compiled by job site Otta, which is based on the company’s employee growth rate, financial investment, corporate mission and the number of jobs they have available. The list was curated with help from Tech Nation and VCs including Accel, Seedcamp and Atomico. Nearly 50% of the jobs that made the list this year are fintechs, including Revolut and Checkout.com — which are also the companies hiring the most roles on the list, 79 and 68 respectively. “We’ve always believed in the shift to ecommerce but couldn’t have predicted the huge acceleration in this trend caused by a global pandemic,” said Guillaume Pousaz, founder and CEO of Checkout.com. The list also includes several tech unicorns, namely used car website Cazoo and events company Hopin, which became a double unicorn at the end of last year. Recipe box provider Gousto, which secured unicorn status in November last year, also made the list. “To keep up with the growing demand, we will triple capacity by 2022,” says Timo Boldt, founder and CEO of Gousto. “This means hiring more brilliant talent to the team, mainly in tech and data.” Four startups and scaleups have appeared in the Rocket list every year since it began three years ago: fintechs Cleo, TrueLayer and Revolut, as well as Multiverse, which just secured the UK’s biggest ever edtech raise. Together the companies on the list raised £2.1bn in investment last year, with Revolut, Cazoo and security software company Snyk securing the biggest rounds. The Rocket list companies advertised for a total of 2,695 jobs across 2020, with Revolut, which has continued to hire throughout the pandemic, topping the list again. Engineering roles were the most frequently advertised. Gerard Grech, CEO of Tech Nation, who advised on the list, said he hopes the list can help people find the perfect next step in their career. “The tech sector is now the fastest growing sector in the UK economy, employing nearly three million people,” Grech said. “This makes it an engine room of high-value, highly-skilled and well-paid jobs, and an attractive place for those looking to make their move in an exciting and fast-growing sector.” Check out the full list here: Ably accuRx Bark Beacon Behavox Blink Capdesk Cazoo Checkout.com Cleo Codat Credit Kudos Cutover Duffel Eigen Technologies Elvie Farewill Fidel Form3 Freetrade Goodlord Gousto Harbr Data Hopin Impala Infogrid Kheiron Medical LabGenius Lingumi Marshmallow Moneybox Multiverse Onfido Paddle Primer Privitar Prolific Qatalog Revolut SeedLegals Sensat Snyk Streetbees Thought Machine Tiney Trint TrueLayer Unmind Wagestream Yapily Freya Pratty is Sifted’s news reporter. She tweets from @FPratty Related Articles 12 Benelux startups with the fastest-growing teams Sponsored by LuxInnovation (Startup Luxembourg) Click here to read more 22% of fintech jobs at risk from coronavirus — but it could be much worse By Isabel Woodford Click here to read more “Regulation is a competitive advantage” By Harry Armstrong Click here to read more Most Read 1 \Healthtech Is Daniel Ek’s new body scanner worth the hype? Sifted tried it out 2 \Venture Capital VC diversity needs to change — and white men need to take responsibility 3 \Venture Capital New €3.75bn European Investment Fund pot to back late-stage VCs 4 \Sustainability Counteract closes £15m fund for carbon removal solutions 5 \Mobility Was the $5bn that VCs plugged into escooters worth it?