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Liverpool City Region’s tech sector in the spotlight as Tech Climbers returns

Tech Climbers is back in the Liverpool City Region for a fourth year, following successful campaigns in the Yorkshire and Greater Manchester regions earlier in the year.

Tech Climbers is an annual list which showcases the top performing product-led technology businesses in growth regions across the UK and aims to gather data to put Liverpool City Region on the map as an investable, global tech destination. First launched in 2019, the project has welcomed a range of partners including tech investors, local government, inward investment, trade bodies and academic institutions. The initiative aims to spotlight Liverpool’s digital, creative and tech sector, increasing investment in the area, with 75% of last year’s entrants actively seeking funding.

Liverpool’s emerging tech sector has long held ambitions to become one of the UK’s leading digital hubs. A recent report by UKTN profiled the region, citing that Liverpool startups raised £93m in 2022, and highlighting the growing network of accelerators, incubators and support services including Baltic Ventures, LYVA Labs and Growth Platform.

Liverpool City Region Tech Climbers 2024 is set to be the biggest yet, with national partners techUK, HubSpot and The Data City joining regional partners BDO, Baltic Ventures, Brabners, Marks & Clerk, TD Synnex, and Rathbones.

The launch event was held at Nova Scotia, Mann Island, on Thursday 2 November, featuring talks from a panel of experts including Claire Lewis, CEO at Baltic Ventures.

A judging panel of partners and experts will create the final list of successful businesses who have demonstrated significant operations in the Liverpool City Region and evidence their impact, innovation, and investment potential. Previously celebrated businesses include social gaming enterprise Betmate, innovative medical imaging specialists MyCardium AI and Vidivet, the latter having recently secured investment from River Capital.

There is also a ones-to-watch list of up-and-coming businesses that are active in the region and look set for a bright future.

Anna Heyes, CEO at Active Profile and Tech Climbers founder said:

“We’re officially back on home turf for the fourth year, returning bigger and better than ever with national partners. We’re so ready to spotlight the brilliantly innovative businesses in the Liverpool City Region. We know there’s investment out there, and our mission is to put these incredible businesses in front of the right investors and advisors, to drive growth.”

To discover how Tech Climbers can support your growth journey, entries for 2024 Liverpool City Region Tech Climbers are now open:

Ecosystem partners include Gather, Growth Platform, LCR Angels and StartUp Grind.