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Some 74% of people in UK tech believe ‘business will be affected by Brexit’
posted on July 13, 2016

Some 74% of people working in tech believe the business environment may get worse as a result of Brexit. The research carried out by Tech City UK –  a publicly funded organisation set up by David Cameron – also found that 85% of those surveyed wanted to see the government negotiate to remain part of the European Single…

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UK tech community reacts to Brexit
posted on June 24, 2016

The UK’s tech community has reacted to today’s Brexit vote. The results, announced early this morning, saw 48.1% of voters asking to remain in the European Union (EU), whilst the remaining 51.9% voted for a Brexit. The news comes after various surveys conducted across the industry showed the tech sector’s overall support for remaining within…

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Northern tech needs to think internationally
posted on March 30, 2016

Hugh Campbell, managing partner of GP Bullhound, the technology investment bank and organisers of the Northern Tech Awards. In this article, he discusses why tech firms in the north should taken an international outlook. For those in the know, the Northern technology sector is one of the most dynamic, diverse and fast growth digital economies…

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Over $120m UK investment, Tech Nation Report, Amsterdam in the spotlight & more in your week in tech
posted on February 12, 2016

Trussle, an online matchmaking service for mortgage seekers, has closed a $1.6m round led by Robin  and Saul Klein’s new VC firm, Localglobe. Money transfer service WorldRemit has landed $45m in new funding from TriplePoint Venture Growth, BDC Corp and Silicon Valley Bank. Cybersecurity startup Digital Shadows has closed a $14m series B round. Digital Shadows…

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Firms in UK tech sphere ‘outpacing those in other sectors by 32%’
posted on February 11, 2016

Digital businesses in the UK are growing 32% faster than the rest of the economy, according to a Tech City UK report released today. The report, titled ‘Tech Nation 2016’, produced in collaboration with innovation charity Nesta and data partner GrowthIntel says that the digital tech economy has had a strong impact on employment across…

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Tech City UK names 30 tech companies joining its Upscale scheme
posted on January 28, 2016

Tech City UK has announced the inaugural list of 30 digital companies joining its new Upscale programme. As part of the scheme, participants will get advice from coaches, who have a proven track record of developing successful tech companies across the globe. The coaches will include Skype founder Niklas Zennström, Techstars co-founder Brad Feld, and Unruly…

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Sadiq Khan calls for Mayor of London to have power over Tech City
posted on December 18, 2015

Labour’s mayoral candidate Sadiq Khan has called for Whitehall to relinquish responsibility for London’s technology hub Tech City to the Mayor of London. Visiting Tech City today, Khan, who is MP for Tooting, emphasised the prominence of London as the tech and digital capital of Europe and said the next goal is to put its…

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Tech City UK adds 15 firms to Future Fifty programme
posted on December 16, 2015

Tech City UK has announced 15 new members for its Future Fifty programme, including delivery platform Deliveroo and ecommerce solutions provider Yieldify. Other companies in the new intake of the programme, which supports 50 of the UK’s leading growth-stage digital companies, include crowdfunding venture Crowdcube and mobile gaming company Space Ape Games. Ecommerce is the…

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Tech City UK launches Upscale
posted on November 13, 2015

Tech City UK has launched Upscale, a new free programme designed to provide UK scale-up digital businesses with direct access to expertise and advice from world-leading entrepreneurs. It is a six-month pilot programme designed to accelerate the growth of 25 early stage high-growth digital businesses. Its creation follows research suggesting founders who are mentored by…

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Hassle, WANdisco, GP Bullhound join Tech North board
posted on October 21, 2015

Tech City UK’s Tech North initiative has unveiled its new advisory board, which includes Hassle.com‘s CEO Alex Depledge and David Richards, CEO of WANdisco, which has joint HQs in California and Sheffield. Hugh Campbell, managing partner at investment bank GP Bullhound, will also join the board, along with The Co-operative Group’s Chief Digital Officer Mike Bracken and Lee Perkins, UK…

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Tech City UK unveils updates Tier 1 visa scheme
posted on October 16, 2015

Tech City UK has unveiled an update to its government-backed Tier 1 ‘exceptional talent’ visa, adding four new qualifying criteria for applicants from the tech industry looking to set up home in the UK. 1. Building UK Scaleups As scaleups become ever more crucial to the growth of the UK digital economy, as part of the…

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“There’s no desire to replicate Tech City,” says Central Working CEO on Manchester expansion
posted on October 2, 2015

Central Working has doubled the size of its first Manchester co-working space and welcomes the likes of Tech City UK’s TechNorth to its list of occupants. The London-based company again teamed up with Barclays for the launch of the space back in November last year and is now also offering a home to the DotForge and…

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