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British Tech5

Below you find the british Tech5. The 5 fastest growing young tech companies that launched in 2009 or later are ranked here based on their growth between 2011 and 2013. The growth rate is based on actual revenue data. The winners of the Tech5 present their company during the TNW Conference Europe in Amsterdam on April 24-25.

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YPlan allows you to browse through a curated shortlist of the best events in town every night and book in just two taps. No need to print anything, YPlan 100% mobile.Brought to you by a team of entertainment experts, YPlan is on a mission to make your nights out more spontaneous because, let's be honest, the best ones always are.

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Festicket is an innovative website that packages together festival tickets with travel, accommodation and add-ons to create complete festival trips that can be booked in one click.

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Kano creates computer and coding kits for all ages, all over the world. Kano I is a £99 computer that anyone can make. You build it with plug-and-play pieces, then dive into an open-source OS, the fastest on Raspberry Pi. Simple stories and playful projects teach you how to code software and hardware.

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Lyst lets you shop over 1 million products from over 9,000 fashion designers and retailers in one place. By applying a personalisation algorithm, Lyst users can create and shop a custom fashion feed. Create ‘lysts’ of products you love, to save for later or share with friends. Be instantly notified if a product you have lysted goes on sale or comes back in stock, by mobile push notifications or email.

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TransferWise is an international money transfer platform. It makes it up to 10 times cheaper to send money abroad compared to using a bank. Developed by the people who built Skype, it uses peer-to peer technology to get rid of all the fees banks and brokers have kept hidden for decades.