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cheqd Named Among UK’s Most Innovative New Businesses

  • cheqd listed in the prestigious Startups 100 Index
  • Startups 100 Index has previously identified brands including Monzo, Deliveroo and HelloFresh
  • Index finds the top 100 startups with the most growth potential for the year ahead

Startups 100 of the Year for 2024

The UK’s longest running index of disruptive new startups, the Startups 100, has released its 2024 lineup and cheqd has made the list.

Run by the UK’s most established website for entrepreneurs,, the Startups 100 offers a showcase of new businesses that demonstrate innovation, solid financials, opportunity in their market, a great concept, and a strong customer base or following. The list has previously identified brands including Monzo, Deliveroo and HelloFresh.

cheqd is a privacy-preserving payment network that allows users and organisations to take full control of their data. Powered by self-sovereign identity (SSI) and blockchain technologies, we are creating a new paradigm around Trusted Data economies which empowers consumers and businesses with full ownership, portability, and control over their data and identities. In addition, this data can be transacted within a unique payment network that prioritises market-first principles and safeguards privacy.

cheqd is immensely honoured to be listed in the ‘Startups 100 Index’. This recognition stands as a testament to our team’s dedication, innovative spirit, and the impact of our mission-driven approach. We’re humbled to be acknowledged alongside such exceptional companies and remain committed to pushing boundaries, fostering trust, and creating meaningful change in the landscape we operate in.

Managing Editor of, Richard Parris, comments:

“The ingenuity and innovation of the brands featuring in our annual Startups 100 index never ceases to amaze, and this year is no exception. Despite the crises of the past couple of years, we’ve seen some incredible businesses from every corner of the UK in our rankings. They may be tackling different challenges to one another, but there’s a shared mood of opportunity and an optimism for the year ahead that’s invigorating to see as we begin 2024.”

About the Index

The Startups 100, run by, showcases the top 100 new UK businesses based on five key areas of analysis: finance, external validation, size of opportunity, innovativeness of idea and strength of concept.

As well as celebrating the best small businesses in the UK, the list is also an opportunity to grow a community of like-minded entrepreneurs and business owners who support and advocate for each other.


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