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Hibob closes $17.5m Series A, brings total raised to $25m


London HealthTech startup Babylon raises additional $60m

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Russ Shaw: Why the growth of international tech investment spells good news
posted on December 2, 2016

Russ Shaw, founder of Tech London Advocates, explores the attitudes towards international tech investment and explains why we should embrace, not fear, it.


London Technology Week 2016: The highlights
posted on June 25, 2016

Russ Shaw, founder of Tech London Advocates, brings you the highlights from London Tech Week 2016. Convergence, fashtech and unicorns – London Technology Week 2016 has been and gone. Bigger and bolder than before, 400 events and 43,000 attendees celebrated the very best of London’s digital industry. A celebration In 2014, tech entrepreneurs joined Boris Johnson…


SXSW shows tech is a marathon
posted on March 24, 2016

Russ Shaw is founder of Tech London Advocates. In this article, he provides a summary of the tech presence at this year’s SXSW festival. Every year in Austin we get to glimpse into the future, as top technology professionals come together to have a beer and share their latest work. This year gadgets took a…

London Big Ben

Russ Shaw: A year in review for London technology
posted on January 4, 2016

Russ Shaw, is founder of Tech London Advocates (TLA), a coalition of over 2,100 expert individuals who champion London’s potential as a world-class hub for tech and digital businesses. In this article, he examines the biggest tech developments and challenges in London in 2015. Never before has British technology enjoyed such a global reputation for innovation,…


Limiting skilled migration will stifle UK’s digital growth
posted on November 9, 2015

The UK has seen conflicted statements on the health and outlook of the entrepreneurial ecosystem in recent weeks. This week, the Legatum Institute announced in its annual Prosperity Index that the UK is the best place in the EU to start up in business. However, a new report from the Migration Advisory Committee has tempered…


#LDNTechWeek: The year of the unicorn
posted on June 19, 2015

In its first year, London Technology Week was an experiment. As a founding partner of the event, I attended many planning meetings and there was always one big question: will this work? If London Technology Week 2014 proved that the capital’s technology community can seize upon an opportunity to come together and showcase the very…

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#LDNTechWeek: The year of smarter cities
posted on June 18, 2015

Europe’s cities are becoming smarter. The cutting edge technologies deployed across the continent’s capitals are fundamentally changing the way they function. Today’s ‘Bloomberg Technology Conference: Smarter Cities’ event in Finsbury Square provided an energetic discussion on all of these topics. Speakers from the likes of IBM, BT and the Greater London Authority examined the challenges…

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#LDNTechWeek: The year of mainstream success
posted on June 17, 2015

In London virtually every traditional industry is being affected by the digital revolution. This year we are seeing tech startups and scaleups moving closer towards the sectors London has traditionally been famous for – such as finance, fashion, retail and advertising – and driving radical change through innovation and disruption. In this way, technology is…

#LDNTechWeek: A focus on diversity is required
posted on June 16, 2015

We live in a city that prides itself on its diverse, cosmopolitan nature. Indeed, almost half (46%) of Tech London Advocates see London technology companies as the most accessible to women in world. Yet, sadly, our most exciting industry fails to reflect this – most noticeably at senior level. Indeed, a quarter companies within London tech…

#LDNTechWeek Boris 2015

#LDNTechWeek: The year of the scale up
posted on June 15, 2015

Today marks the beginning of London Technology Week, a weeklong celebration of the capital’s tech sector and, given its extraordinary success, there’s a lot to celebrate. London’s tech sector has come a long way in the past five years, which is no surprise given London’s impressive mix of investors, talent, creativity and drive. Since the…


Tech success knows no borders
posted on January 12, 2015

For Britain’s digital community, the quashing of Home Secretary Theresa May’s proposal to deport international students following their graduation is an important milestone. The significance of a diverse and competitive workforce to Britain’s tech sector cannot be overstated; from burgeoning start-ups to established giants, the bedrock of the British tech industry’s success is its people –…

First overseas Tech London Advocates event hits San Francisco
posted on December 23, 2014

When I first launched Tech London Advocates in the spring of 2013, 80 people came together at Central Working in Shoreditch to discuss some of the key strengths and weaknesses of London’s technology sector. Last week, what began as a network of a few like-minded tech experts 18 months ago arrived in San Francisco with…

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UK tech investment trends of Q1 2017
posted 13 hours ago


Hibob closes $17.5m Series A, brings total raised to $25m
posted 16 hours ago


London HealthTech startup Babylon raises additional $60m
posted 17 hours ago


LoveCrafts raises £26m in round led by Scottish Equity Partners
posted on April 25, 2017

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PropTech firm No Agent raises over £500,000 through crowdfunding
posted on April 24, 2017

self-driving cars

Oxford’s AI firm Oxbotica gets £8.6m to lead driverless car consortium
posted on April 24, 2017