Superscript selected for prestigious scaleup programme

Superscript
27 January 2021
2 minute read

We’re proud to announce that we’ve been selected to join Upscale – a sought after programme designed by Tech Nation, for 33 of the fastest-growing and most promising home-grown tech businesses in the UK.

Established in 2015, Superscript is on a mission: to make insurance better for SMEs and digital businesses, thanks to great products and a seamless experience to match.

The flexibility offered by our monthly subscription model has proven popular, with over 1,000 business types now covered.

The Upscale programme supports the growth of leading scaleups, exploring the fundamental growth challenges between peers and established tech founders.

Cameron Shearer, our co-founder and CEO said,

Upscale 6.0 represents a fantastic milestone of achievement for Superscript. With an ambitious year ahead, I'm looking forward to sharing in challenges and learning from other leaders in the programme.

Now in its sixth year, the Upscale programme has continued to evolve, completely online. The programme this year is helping founders and scaling teams tackle the particular challenges which have arisen as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic, such as scaling culture and building a team remotely, raising funds in a lockdown, and pivoting strategy.

Tom Blomfield, founder of Monzo Bank, is among the speakers and coaches for the programme. He’ll be delivering a session to programme members about scaling vision, mission and culture, and developing a scaleup leader.

Liam Ward, Upscale Programme Lead at Tech Nation said,

Despite the events of the last 12 months, we’re still seeing some exceptional companies scaling at Series A stage. We’re excited to adapt Upscale to support the new challenges that founders are facing around remote work, fundraising and culture, and to work with such an exciting group of leaders.

The news coincides with Tech Nation’s new ‘Scale Ratio’ research. It reveals that a 50:30:20 ratio of seed (50%), early growth (30%), and late growth (20%) companies in a UK regional tech hub is indicative of a mature, balanced ecosystem, well placed to benefit from the accelerated growth of late stage companies while creating the next wave of tech scaleups.

Commenting on the research, UK Government Digital Minister, Caroline Dinenage MP said,

These new figures show the resilience and potential of the UK's regional tech hubs which continue to create new investment and jobs. We are working hard to create the right business environment through skills and talent training, investment in digital infrastructure, and research and development, so we can build back better from the pandemic.

Cameron Shearer concluded,

It's great to be part of a network of such exceptional businesses that are driving job creation and innovation throughout the economy at such a critical time.

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