Spotlight on London’s Innovative Art Startups: Transforming the British Aesthetics

January 10, 2024

London, celebrated for its vibrant and diverse art scene, is also home to a burgeoning startup ecosystem. This article places the spotlight on companies incepted in 2020 or later, operating within the tech-enabled art industry. These trailblazing companies are revolutionising the industry with their innovative solutions, and lending an exciting touch of digitalisation to the world of art.

The criteria for the companies listed are all based in the United Kingdom and fall within the category of Artificial Intelligence or related sectors. In this article, we’ll delve into the operations of each startup, the vision that drives them and the founders behind these pioneering ventures.

Immerse yourself in this exploration of how art and technology are merging through these promising startups located in some of the most historically rich and creatively charged cities in the world.


Based in London, Humanloop was founded by David Barber, Emine Yilmaz, Jordan Burgess and Peter Hayes. This company is harnessing the potential of Artificial Intelligence, Human-Computer Interaction, Machine Learning, and Software to facilitate the accelerated build of NLP models that continuously improve. It’s an innovative platform which is empowering developers across the globe to create smarter apps and optimised workflows with their trailblazing tools. Linkedin


Located in London, Bitfount is leading the wave in the realms of Analytics, Artificial Intelligence, Big Data, Collaboration, Information Services, Information Technology, Machine Learning and Software. Founded by Blaise Thomson and Naaman Tammuz, Bitfount is a distributed data science platform that is transforming the way data custodians and data scientists interact with private data. Their privacy-preserving data analysis and AI/ML enables safer interaction with large, complex data sets. Linkedin, @bitfount


As a natural intelligence company, Opteran, based in Sheffield, UK, is headed by founders Alexander Cope, David Rajan, James Marshall. They are redefining the artificial intelligence and software market with their innovative solutions. Linkedin

Actable AI

Actable AI, headquartered in London, was founded by Armen Poghosyan and Trung Huynh. It provides advanced analytics to extract highly accurate, unbiased, and actionable insights from data. Their Machine Learning technologies leverage AutoML, Explainable AI and Causal AI to maximise data utility. The Data Science toolbox can be utilised as a Google Sheets add-on and web application. Follow them on @ActableAi, Facebook and Linkedin.



Sylvera, founded by Allister Furey and Samuel Gill and based in London, UK, is developing machine learning based tools to track the performance of carbon offsets. Join them on Linkedin and @Sylveracarbon.


Encord is an AI-assisted platform for data annotation, active learning pipeline orchestration, dataset error rectification and model error & bias diagnosis. Founded by Eric Landau, Leeho Lim, and Ulrik Stig Hansen, Encord operates from its headquarters in London. Find them on Linkedin and Twitter


OwlGaze is advancing the cybersecurity domain with its predictive AI-based threat detection software – Blacklight. Their enterprise level software facilitates a proactive approach to identify, prioritize, and prevent cyber attacks using advanced correlation and AI. This London-based startup is backed by IMS Digital Ventures, a venture capital firm with an investment portfolio valued over USD 250 Million, and Integrated Management Systems. Find them on Linkedin.

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