Intro to the London Startup Scene 27/3/2014

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  • 1. Courtney Boyd Myers Founder of audience.io & 3460 Miles INTRO TO THE LONDON STARTUP SCENE
  • 2. INTRODUCTION ‣ Director of Audience Development, GA London ‣ Writer at The Next Web, The Daily Beast and Wired UK ‣ Member of #10’s Tech City Advisory Group ‣ Mentor at BBC WorldWideLabs, Ignite100 ‣ Recovering Tech Journalist from Forbes & Huffington Post ‣ @CBM on Twitter COURTNEY BOYD MYERS FOUNDER, AUDIENCE.IO + 3460 MILES !3
  • 3. AGENDA ‣ Facts & Figures ‣ Startups You Need to Know ‣ VCs, Angels, Media ‣ Accelerators, Incubators, Coworking Spaces ‣ Networking events ‣ Need a Job? ‣ Keeping up with London ‣ Q & A !4
  • 4. INTRO TO THE LONDON STARTUP SCENE !5 ‣ Equity financing for tech venture-backed companies in London hit $755 million last year, beating out Berlin. But that still lags the $9.7 billion invested in Silicon Valley and the $2.4 billion invested in New York- based companies. Source
  • 5. INTRO TO THE LONDON STARTUP SCENE !6 ‣ London is the female tech entrepreneur capital of Europe. It has the highest proportion of female tech entrepreneurs in Europe (although it’s still only 9 percent.)
  • 6. INTRO TO THE LONDON STARTUP SCENE ! What is Tech City? !7
  • 7. INTRO TO THE LONDON STARTUP SCENE 3,000 STARTUPS According to London & Partners: There are 3,000 tech companies in the condensed area of East London, which they say makes it Europe’s fastest-growing tech cluster !8
  • 8. $2.4B IPO IN 2010 SOLD TO CBS FOR $280 MILLION IN 2007 INTRO TO THE LONDON STARTUP SCENE !9 LONDON’S BIG EXITS $7.1B IPO IN 2014 SOLD TO AMAZON.COM FOR $317 MILLION IN 2011 SOLD TO AOL FOR $850 MILLION IN 2008 SOLD TO TWITTER FOR $40 MILLION IN 2011
  • 9. INTRO TO THE LONDON STARTUP SCENE 17 U.K. TECH COMPANIES FLOATED ON THE LONDON STOCK EXCHANGE IN 2013, RAISING $735 MILLION, UP FROM JUST THREE COMPANIES THE YEAR BEFORE. !10 Source
  • 10. INTRO TO THE LONDON STARTUP SCENE !11 LONDON’S TOP STARTUPS
  • 11. INTRO TO THE LONDON STARTUP SCENE !12 LONDON’S TOP GLOBAL STARTUPS
  • 12. INTRO TO THE LONDON STARTUP SCENE !13 LONDON’S TOP FASHION STARTUPS
  • 13. INTRO TO THE LONDON STARTUP SCENE !14 LONDON’S RISING FIN TECH SCENE
  • 14. INTRO TO THE LONDON STARTUP SCENE !15 U.S. TECH STARTUPS IN LONDON
  • 15. THE WHO’S WHO INTRO TO THE LONDON STARTUP SCENE !16 Eric Van Der Kleij Ex-CEO of Tech City, now Advisor to the Canary Wharf Group Rohan Silva Former Senior Policy Adviser for Technology to the Prime Minister now EIR at Index and Founder at SecondHome Deborah Rippol Director Europe at Startup Weekend
  • 16. THE WHO’S WHO INTRO TO THE LONDON STARTUP SCENE !17 Michael Acton Smith, OBE Founder of Mind Candy Eze Vidra
 Head of Campus London and Google Entrepreneurs for Europe Martha Lane Fox, CBE
 Co-founded Lastminute.com; youngest female member of House of Lords; The Baroness Lane-Fox of Soho
  • 17. INTRO TO THE LONDON STARTUP SCENE VENTURE CAPITAL ‣ Index Ventures ‣ Accel Partners ‣ Balderton Capital ‣ DJF Espirit ‣ Hoxton Ventures ‣ Connect Ventures ‣ Octopus Ventures ‣ Atomico Ventures !18 Saul Klein of Index Ventures
  • 18. INTRO TO THE LONDON STARTUP SCENE INVESTORS TO KNOW !19 Brent Hoberman of PROfounders Eileen Burbidge of Passion Capital Niklas Zennstrom of Atomico Sherry Coutu Angel Investor Dale Murray Serial entrepreneur and angel investor
  • 19. INTRO TO THE LONDON STARTUP SCENE EQUITY CROWDFUNDING !20 LOANS
  • 20. ! ‣ Wayra UK ‣ Seedcamp ‣ Ignite100 ‣ TechStars (formerly Springboard) ‣ The Bakery ‣ BBC Worldwide Labs ‣ Level39 ‣ Accenture’s FinTech Innovation Lab ‣ HealthBox ‣ Entrepreneur First INTRO TO THE LONDON STARTUP SCENE INCUBATORS + ACCELERATORS !21
  • 21. INTRO TO THE LONDON STARTUP SCENE !22
  • 22. ‣ White Bear Yard, Clerkenwell ‣ Google Campus, Shoreditch ‣ The Trampery, Multiple Locations ‣ TechHub, Shoreditch ‣ Innovation Warehouse, Farringdon ‣ The Cube, Shoreditch ‣ The Hub: Kings Cross, Westminster, Islington ‣ Central Working, Shoreditch ‣ Rainmaking Loft, Tower of London ‣ Warner Yard, Clerkenwell INTRO TO THE LONDON STARTUP SCENE COWORKING SPACES !23 ‣ And if you can’t remember...
  • 23. ‣ Hire My Friend ‣ Built in London ‣ Silicon MilkRoundabout ‣ Escape the City ‣ The Fetch ‣ WorkInStartups.com ‣ 3 Beards ‣ StackOverflow INTRO TO THE LONDON STARTUP SCENE NEED A JOB? !24
  • 24. INTRO TO THE LONDON STARTUP SCENE GA’S HOW TO LAND A JOB AT A STARTUP !25
  • 25. @TheNextWebUK @MartinSFP @TheNextWoods @MikeButcher @IngridLuden @RobinWauters @AlexWoodCreates @OliviaSolon @iRowan @drjmederios @BenJRooney @IanSanders @jemimakiss @charlesarthur INTRO TO THE LONDON STARTUP SCENE TECH MEDIA !26
  • 26. INTRO TO THE LONDON STARTUP SCENE !27 NETWORKING EVENTS
  • 27. INTRO TO THE LONDON STARTUP SCENE NETWORKING EVENTS !28
  • 28. INTRO TO THE LONDON STARTUP SCENE THE GOOD! !29 ‣ Community ‣ Creativity ‣ Arts & Culture ‣ Diversity ‣ Education ‣ Government Support ‣ Work - Life Balance
  • 29. INTRO TO THE LONDON STARTUP SCENE THE NOT SO GOOD !30 ‣ Geographical Disparity ‣ Slow Pace ‣ Cost of Living ‣ Funding Lag ‣ Hiring Time Period ‣ Fear of Failure ‣ Scaling from the Start
  • 30. INTRO TO THE LONDON STARTUP SCENE SYNC UP WITH LONDON !31 General Assembly’s Mailing List 3460 Miles The Fetch 3 Beards Escape the City Startup Digest The Makeshift Mailer The Albion London Facebook Groups: 
 London Startups & London Startup Events
  • 31. INTRO TO THE LONDON STARTUP SCENE !32 Q&A ! COURTNEY@AUDIENCE.IO @CBM ON TWITTER