Deal Origination Software for VC, PE & M&A

Discover emerging sectors & hidden high-growth companies

Revolutionise your deal sourcing / research process with The Data City’s real-time software. Find high-growth companies and niche sectors in a matter of minutes with our platform of over 5.3 million UK companies.

Uncover high-growth start-ups & companies

Looking to scale your deal origination process? Our software provides corporate finance advisory, private equity companies, venture capital firms and M&A teams with a smarter, faster way to source deals and discover relevant high-growth targets in minutes.

  • Spending hours manually sourcing deals? Build hyper-relevant prospect and lookalike lists in just a few clicks with our machine learning platform.
  • Increase the quality of your opportunities. Find start-ups that fit your investment style with our range of intuitive growth, funding and location filters.
  • No turnover data? No problem! Access detailed company profiles that show funding rounds, investment data and turnover estimates for 2.4 million companies.
  • Get ahead of the competition. Research specialist industries and high-growth sectors with our 360+ pre-built emerging sector classifications.
  • Turn prospects into deals with ease. Export your target lists to your CRM, or save a CSV.
Our Data

Data that drives decision-making

Research and qualify leads with ease and precision with a real-time view of the UK’s entire high-growth business base.

  • Search a comprehensive database of 5.3+ million UK companies
  • Find turnover and employee estimates for 2.4 million businesses, even under £10m turnover
  • Discover innovative start-ups with company growth stage estimates, growth rates and innovation scores
  • Access investment and funding data from our partners Dealroom
  • See who’s in charge with detailed shareholder, director and employee data
  • Add on Jobs & Skills data with our integration with Lightcast
  • Over 90+ datapoints for each company

Use cases

Finding Company Lookalikes

Use our ML list builder to find ‘lookalikes’ of companies you’re interested in. Feed in current clients from your portfolio or even lost deals to find more opportunities.

Mapping emerging sectors

Stay ahead of the curve, with the ability to map emerging sectors. Use Analyse to visualise entire ecosystems and easily spot industry trends.

Performing Acquisition Searches

Remove the guesswork. Provide unrivaled support for your portfolio, helping qualify acquisition targets with our comprehensive company data.


Over 360+ Real-Time Industrial Classifications

Go beyond the limitations of outdated and inaccurate SIC Codes with our library of Real-Time Industrial Classifications (RTICs).

Kickstart your deal sourcing discovery and jump straight into over 360 bespoke emerging economy sectors, from AgriTech and Net Zero to Artificial Intelligence and FinTech. Designed and built by the UK’s leading experts and ministerial departments.

Find the right solution for you

From individual and team platform licenses to single sector databases, choose the product that fits your organisation’s needs.

Platform license

Gain access to our real-time database of the UK’s fastest growing companies and start-ups with an annual license for you and your department.

Sector Lists

Interested in Artificial Intelligence or Net Zero companies? Talk to us about buying our individual sector lists from our 360+ RTICs.

Global platform

Discover a world of innovative start-ups and high-growth companies across 11 core territories with our new Global Platform. Talk to us about our database of over 94 million companies today.

What our customers say

  • “Game changing! It often took ages searching on Google to find companies, then longer to combine with financials in spreadsheets. The Data City does this and more in one platform, in minutes..”

    Matt Nicholson
    Acquisitions Director, Tenzing

  • “What is unique about The Data City is the web-scraping and categorising that you can’t get elsewhere.”

    Ruth Eagle
    Head of Origination, CBPE Capital