BusinessCloud enjoyed another record-breaking year with more than one million unique hits to our website and a growing number of subscribers to our daily newsletter.
Founded in 2016 with the strapline ‘faster growth through tech’, BusinessCloud has produced a record number of rankings that showcase the UK’s best tech companies.
Editor Jonathan Symcox said: “Covid-19 has created unprecedented challenges in 2020 but the tech sector has remained incredibly resilient.
“We took the view at BusinessCloud that it was more important than ever to keep our readers updated on the biggest developments in the world of tech in 2020.
“Our top 10 more popular stories of 2020 range from investigations, the latest tech announcements about Covid to huge fundraises.”
Here’s our 10 most popular website stories in 2020:
Fittingly our most popular story of 2020 was Covid-related and was about the launch of a new screening device by Virolens which could deliver test results in 20 seconds.
Our second best read story was also Covid-linked and related to the production of ‘germ trap’ snoods by BioTech firm Virustatic that offered ‘96% protection against airborne viruses’.
The third post popular story was about London FinTech Lanistar, which came to the attention of the Financial Conduct Authority. The FCA warned that the firm was providing services or products without authorisation but it subsequently withdrew its warning after Lanistar made changes.
BusinessCloud covers a range of subjects, evidenced by our fourth most popular story. Entrepreneur Prashant Kumbhat announced the launch of a cruelty-free food delivery platform across the UK. Get Vegan Grub, formerly known as IndieHob, is described as an ‘ethical alternative to Deliveroo, Uber Eats, and Just Eat’.
In fifth position was news that Starling Bank had been crowned the UK’s most innovative FinTech after securing No 1 position in the 100 FinTech Disrupters ranking for 2020.
Our investigation into the collapse of battery cell technology company ZapGo attracted interest from all over the world and came in sixth in our top 10 list.
The news that the UK parent company of Joe.co.uk had entered administration was our seventh best read story of 2020. Administrators from KPMG are seeking a buyer for London-registered Joe Media Limited, which owns Joe.co.uk, the social news website for male millennials with millions of monthly visitors.
Digital bank Revolut was our eighth best read story after losses more than trebled despite a huge increase in revenue. The London FinTech reported a loss of £106.5 million in 2019, compared to £32.8m in 2018.
News that London FinTech Receipt Bank had raised £55 million equity and debt finance in a Series C funding round come in in ninth position. The digital bookkeeping platform planned to use the money expand into Europe, Australia and North America.
In the tenth and final spot was the story about Social Chain co-founders Steve Bartlett and Dominic McGregor leaving the business. The duo had been at the helm of the Manchester-headquartered social media marketing agency for six years and achieved a reach of more than two billion views per month.