London’s Tech Scene

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London’sTech SceneAt a glance

WelcomeWelcome to London – one of the world’s leadingtechnology hubs and Europe’s biggest startupecosystem1. London’s tech scene: at a glance hasbeen created to help you navigate this excitingecosystem and find the best ways to expand yourbusiness here.We’ve pinpointed tech hotspots and clusters,helping you work out whether to set up closeto giants such as Google or Amazon, on thedoorstep of potential investors and clients,or in one of the many buzzy accelerators,incubators and low-cost collaboration hubsacross the city.“Inside you’ll also find resources to help youspot opportunities and trends, secure staffand partners, pitch to investors and win newbusiness. London & Partners wishes you thegreatest success in this remarkable world city.We felt that we needed enthusiastic, vibrant,innovative talent and London really has that.Box1 Compass’ The Global Startup Ecosystem Ranking 20172A unique blend of talent, investment, reach andinnovation makes London a world leader in tech.Talent and innovationFour of the world’s top ten universities are inLondon and nearby Oxford and Cambridge 2,providing companies with a unique accessto talent.London excels in tech research and development and big data, while hybrid sectorssuch as AdTech, CyberTech, FinTech, MedTech and RetailTech offer huge opportunitiesfor global professionals to relocate.Major investmentLondon attracted significantly more venturecapital investment than any other majorEuropean city in 2017 3. As the world’sfinancial centre, London offers exceptionalaccess to angel investors, crowdfundingplatforms, banks and experienced VCs andcorporate venturers. Visit for information on the tax breaks and investmentschemes available. International reachThere are more European headquarters inLondon than in any other European city 4,giving you unbeatable access to majorinternational contracts and projects.Entrepreneur-friendly visas makeit easy to migrate from aroundthe world.A growing cityThe number of digitaltech enterprises inLondon is set to grow bya third by 2026, takingthe number of digitaltechnology companies toover 61,000.2 QS World University Rankings 20183 London & Partners analysis of data from Pitchbook, December 20174 Deloitte, 2014.

Lee Valley ParkParliamentHillGladstoneParkCommunityA snapshot of technology,media and telecommunicationscompanies in London.HackneyMarshHackneyIslington84West 833WormwoodScrubs76 68111 1107143115381072398 296 979281Hyde Park3169103 805160674 52159KensingtonGardens2442951513727044 831105991068852 79 3645034 35104 20 412256106178 37 CITY58 11347177148216 668777451004619 53108368910965116264854 93406786751012932 25Kensington& ntAlibabaAlipayAmazonAppcoachASOSAtosBabylon 62728293031CapgeminiChariotChina MobileCiscoCitymapperCocoonBishop’s epMindDigital 94041424344454647dotmailerDropboxDueDilEarly MetricseBayEEElectronic ramestoreGeneral uzzHPHutchison WhampoaHuawei Global FinanceIBMILM (Industrial Light &Magic)61 Improbable62 ioniZettle SouthwarkJust EatKanoKasperskyKingKioskedKlarnaLast.fmLG InternationalLinkedInMangopayMicrosoftNTT utSalesforceScalable CapitalSAPShazamSiemensSnap Inc.SkySlack95 Songkick96 Sony ComputerEntertainment97 Spotify98 Square99 Stack Overflow100 Stripe101 Tableau Software102 TATA ConsultancyServices103 Telefonica Digital(Telefonica Innovation)104 Theodo105 TransferWise106 Twilio107 Twitter108 Uber109 Unruly110 VodafoneGreenwich111 GreenwichWipro112 ParkWorldRemit113 WP Engine114 YOOX Net-a-PorterGroup115 Zendesk116 Zomato

ExploreSpitalfieldsStarting at King’s Cross or Stratford ourhalf day tour will take you through someof London’s tech hotspots.King’s Cross15The Old Truman Brewery E1 6QL16Second Home Spitalfields E1 5JL17General Assembly London E1 7PTTop tip!By foot or public transport,London is easy to get around.For more on transport WharfThe Hoxton EC2A 4DP181Eurostar terminal EC1R 5EY62Kings Place N1 9AG7Rise London EC2A 4DP3DeepMind N1C 4AG8Central Working Shoreditch EC2A 4BX4Digital Catapult NW1 2RA95The Francis Crick Institute NW1 1ATCampus London, includes TechHub andSeedcamp EC2A 4BX10IDEALondon EC2A 2BB11Open Data Institute EC2A 4JE12BOXPARK E1 6GY13Tea Building E1 6JJKing’s CrossBrick Lane MarketDLR to Canary WharfShoreditch45 or 46 bus to Clerkenwell RoadRosebery Avenue14StratfordLevel39 One Canada Square E14 5AB19DLR to StratfordStratford19Here East, includes Plexal, BT Sport, Ford,London Cyber Innovation Centre E20 3BSCanary WharfWalk to 1Hungry?Stop by Shoreditch Grindfor a quick coffee and abite to eat.shoreditchgrind.com5981011177

UsefulContactsLondon’s thriving tech scene at a glance.Talent and innovationFind partners, clients, funders and new ideasat hundreds of tech events and meet-upsacross London.Campus sTech.London Tech Annual Eventsad:tech Week oud Expo urope.comThe Europastheeuropas.comThe London Games Festivalgames.londonLondon Tech Weeklondontechweek.comNOAH Internet ropeSocial Media Wearable Technology Showwearabletechnologyshow.net8Grab a coffeeMore than just a great brew: enjoy one of thecapital’s best coffees and check out the techcommunity.Allpress mum no Coffee Breakfast Clubthebreakfastclubcafes.comFinding tech talentLondon offers the best tech talent in Europe.Find developers skilled in everything fromASP. net to Z/OS, and specialists in everyother discipline under the sun.Graduate Talent Startup ilicon Gridspecialistsgrid.comStack City Pooltalentpool.comUnicorn Huntunicornhunt.ioWork InStartupsworkinstartups.comWorkshop Coffee Co.workshopcoffee.com9

JLABJohn Lewis technology BakeryThe world’s first AdTech acceleratorthebakerylondon.comLaunch22Helps early stage entrepreneurs grow Hoxton Mixhoxtonmix.comLawTech Eagle, incubators andco-working spacesFind big brand mentors, sources of funding and a roadmap to success at theseaccelerators and incubators. Or set up office in some of the coolest co-workingspaces on the planet.Barclays AcceleratorFinTech accelerator powered by Techstarsbarclaysaccelerator.comBreed ReplyFunds and supports Internet of Things startupsreply.comCampus LondonGoogle’s space for entrepreneurscampuslondon.comCentral WorkingYour business is more than just a job, this is morethan just an officecentralworking.comColliderAccelerator dedicated to marketing & adtechstartupscollider.ioCyLonWorld-leading cybersecurity acceleratorcylonlab.com10Dreamstake Venturesdreamstakeventures.comFounders Factoryfoundersfactory.comGCHQ Cyber AcceleratorDeveloping the UK’s cybersecurity ecosystemthrough accelerating innovative and Cisco run Post’s largest technology accelerator space forfinance, retail, cyber and future cities technologycompanieslevel39.coThe Realities Centrerealitiescentre.comThe TramperySpaces for entrepreneurship, creativity andinnovationthetrampery.comTrueStartRetail and fashion most startup-friendlyaccelerator on the planetmasschallenge.orgPlexalEurope’s largest innovation ecosystem on the site of London’s QueenElizabeth Olympic Parkplexal.comRiseFinTech community of risingstartups and industry leadersthinkrise.comRocketspaceCo-working space for highgrowth startupsrocketspace.comStartupbootcampFor global startupsstartupbootcamp.orgImpact HubFor social entrepreneurshipimpacthub.netTechHubSpaces around the world for tech entrepreneurs tomeet, work, learn and collaboratetechhub.comInnovation WarehouseFor entrepreneurs working on high growth, highimpact startup businessesinnovationwarehouse.orgTechstarsGlobal ecosystem for nWayraTelefonica’s startup accelerator programmeincludes Wayra Bear YardHub for new startup and digital technology andmedia companieswhitebearyard.com11

Useful resourcesCo-working space sy online marketplace for finding office spacein Londonhubblehq.comSecond HomeWorkplace for entrepreneurs and creativebusinesses to come togethersecondhome.ioWeWorkProvider of shared workspace, community, andserviceswework.comNews and blogsStay ahead of the digital curve with thesenews updates from around Europe and theglobe.Business Insider ndon.comLondon Business Growth Hubgrowthhub.londonCreative Entrepreneurscreativeentrepreneurs.coStartUp Britainstartupbritain.orgDepartment for International Trade (DIT) Connecttech-connect.coDigital Nationtechnation.ioDigital ondontech.londonEntrepreneur GROW.LONDONgrow.londonTech London Advocates ate Financeinnovatefinance.comThe Open Data Institutetheodi.orgInnovate City Newsuktech.newsGrowthLondon & Partners’ Business Growth programme helps London SMEs to overcome theirgrowth barriers by providing strategic solutions including mentoring, workshops, businessgrowth advice and opportunities across our London network.businessgrowth.london1213

Find out moreFor practical information on how to set up yourbusiness in London, visit our website or contact usfor free and confidential [email protected] 44 (0)20 7234 @L PbusinessLondon & Partners is the officialpromotional company for London.Our specialist business networkcan help you: Create a powerful business casefor expanding to London Find the best location Recruit the right people Create the perfect office Build a network of partners Enjoy London life14“If you’re serious aboutgrowing internationally,London has to be at the verytop of your list.Devialet15

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