As part of one of the world's largest institutional investors and with a history going back to the early days of Venture Capital in the 1960s, Fidelity Growth Partners Europe (FGPE) can draw on a breadth of experience and resources few VCs can match. Fidelity Growth Partners has over a billion dollars of invested capital in Asia, India and Europe.

We have been operating in Europe for over a decade and our latest £100 million fund was launched in 2010 to help European entrepreneurs build global success stories. Recent investments include notonthehighstreet.com, the UK's leading online marketplace; Wahanda, the world’s largest online health, beauty and wellness marketplace; Seatwave, Europe's leading online fan-to-fan ticket exchange service; and Innogames, one of the world's leading developers and publishers of online games. Recent successful exits include Government CRM software company Curam Software (IBM) and digital life enabler NewBay Software (RIM).

For more information, visit www.fidelitygrowthpartners.com/eu and follow @fidelitygrowth.

Silicon Valley Bank is thrilled to support the UK Fast 50 for the second consecutive year. We are committed to helping drive growth in the UK innovation space and so are looking forward to seeing the results and celebrating with those innovative businesses and individuals whose hard work and great ideas represent the future of UK tech.

Silicon Valley Bank is the premier bank for technology, life science, cleantech, venture capital, private equity and premium wine businesses. Silicon Valley Bank and its affiliates within SVB Financial Group provides industry knowledge and connections, financing, treasury management, corporate investment and international banking services to its clients worldwide through 27 US offices and seven international operations in China, India, Israel and the UK. (Nasdaq: SIVB)

For more information visit www.svb.com/uk and follow @SVB_UK

Taylor Wessing is proud to co-sponsor the UK Fast 50 for the fifth consecutive year.

Taylor Wessing is an international law firm with a market leading Technology, Media and Communications industry group. The firm is one of very few to have an international team dedicated to corporate technology – acting for technology companies throughout their life-cycle, from start-up to exit, as well as funds and large corporates investing in tech. We think creatively about business issues and are constantly looking for new and better ways to add value with truly innovative solutions that help to grow our clients' businesses.

Taylor Wessing is immersed in the UK technology scene, and has an office at each point of the country's tech triangle - London, Cambridge and London Tech City, where we were the first firm to open an office.

For more information, visit www.taylorwessing.com/tmc and follow @TWTechCity and @TWMediaTech