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Why london for tech dit event 06.06.17

LTW2017 - Scaling Up in London & the UK - Louise L&P

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Why london for tech dit event 06.06.17

  1. 1. WHY LONDON FOR TECH
  2. 2. OUR ROLE PROMOTE LONDON ATTRACT VISITORS, BUSINESSES, STUDENTS, EVENTS, CONFERENCES CREATE JOBS AND GROWTH
  3. 3. 3 London is culturally diverse city with 4 World Heritage Sites, 10 major concert halls, over 200 museums, and 241 theatres London is renowned for shopping, home to more international retail brands than any other city in the world, 57% of international retailers have a presence in the Capital3 London is a capital of culinary delight with food from around 70 different countries1 available in the city’s estimated 8,000 restaurants2
  4. 4. BUSINESS FRIENDLY LANDSCAPE R&D tax credits of up to 230% for SMEs Corporation tax reduction Improved Controlled Foreign Company rules Entrepreneurs relief from Capital Gains tax Visas for business and entrepreneurship Enterprise Investment Scheme Patent Box Sensible and cost effective legal structure
  5. 5. LONDON TECH
  6. 6. LONDON’S TECH LANDSCAPE Largest tech start-up ecosystem in Europe Google, Facebook and Apple all announced expansions in 2016 46,000 digital technology companies 240,000 employed by the digital tech sector 16,000 students studying computer sciences at London universities No. 1 European city for both start ups scale ups
  7. 7. London named the no.1 global city of opportunity PwC’s Cities of Opportunity Report
  8. 8. 48 fully accredited universities 108,000 international students 213 different nations 4 of the world’s top 50 universities in the world located in London Most educated workforce in Europe The UK’s leading destination for graduate talent LONDON ATTRACTS AND RETAINS YOUNG TALENT
  9. 9. 71,497 professional developers 33,841 full stack developers HUB FOR TECH TALENT Note: data Sep ‘15 Source: Stack Overflow
  10. 10. CONVERGENCE Access to technological infrastructure Access to markets and global brand infrastructure Access to talented staff Cross-fertilisation of businesses Access to capital Government/ Regulators Professional advisors
  11. 11. “Kings Cross symbolises the confluence of people, ideas, transport and openness” Sundar Pichai, CEO
  12. 12. A SNAPSHOT OF INCUBATORS, ACCELERATORS & COWORKING SPACES
  13. 13. A SNAPSHOT OF INTERNATIONAL COMPANIES IN LONDON
  14. 14. A SNAPSHOT OF INTERNATIONAL COMPANIES IN LONDON
  15. 15. Croydon is the one of UK’s fastest growing tech cluster and “a blueprint for the future”
  16. 16. UK tech sector raised $2bn venture capital in 2016
  17. 17. A PLACE TO SCALE UP & INTERNATIONALISE M&A ScalingIPO $400m in 2014 In 39 cities $1bn valuation $373m funding raised $250m in 2016 $176m in 2015
  18. 18. HOW LONDON & PARTNERS CAN HELP Create a powerful business case for expanding to London Find the best location Recruit the right people Create the perfect office Build a network of partners Enjoy London life
  19. 19. THANK YOU Questions?

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