Courtney Boyd Myers
Founder of audience.io & 3460 Miles
INTRO TO THE LONDON
STARTUP SCENE
Friday, June 28, 13
Friday, June 28, 13
INTRODUCTION
‣ Director of Audience Development, General Assembly Europe
‣ Member of #10’s Tech City Advisory Group
‣ Ment...
AGENDA
‣ London vs. Silicon Valley vs. NYC
‣ Startups You Need to Know
‣ VCs, Angels, Media
‣ Accelerators, Incubators, Co...
INTRO TO THE LONDON STARTUP SCENE 5
LONDON VS. SILICON VALLEY VS. NYC
‣ London is the largest technology ecosystem in Euro...
INTRO TO THE LONDON STARTUP SCENE 6
‣ London is the largest technology ecosystem in Europe. But...
Silicon Valley’s ecosys...
INTRO TO THE LONDON STARTUP SCENE 7
‣ London is the largest technology ecosystem in Europe. But...
Silicon Valley’s ecosys...
INTRO TO THE LONDON STARTUP SCENE 8
‣ London + NYC outsource 34% more of their product dev than
Silicon Valley companies.
...
INTRO TO THE LONDON STARTUP SCENE 9
‣ London + NYC outsource 34% more of their product dev than
SV companies.
‣ SV compani...
INTRO TO THE LONDON STARTUP SCENE 10
‣ London + NYC outsource 34% more of their product dev than
SV companies.
‣ SV compan...
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STARTUP GROWTH IN LONDON
Friday, June 28, 13
Friday, June 28, 13
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BIG TECH COMPANIES IN LONDON
Source: Duedil
Friday, June 28, 13
$2.4B IPO IN 2010
SOLD TO CBS FOR $280 MILLION IN 2007
INTRO TO THE LONDON STARTUP SCENE 14
LONDON’S BIG EXITS
SOLD TO SAB...
INTRO TO THE LONDON STARTUP SCENE 15
LONDON’S TOP STARTUPS
Friday, June 28, 13
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LONDON’S TOP FASHION STARTUPS
Friday, June 28, 13
INTRO TO THE LONDON STARTUP SCENE 17
LONDON’S RISING FIN TECH SCENE
Friday, June 28, 13
LONDON’S TECH CITY
INTRO TO THE LONDON STARTUP SCENE 18
Joanna Shields
CEO of Tech City Investment
Organisation
Rohan Silv...
LONDON’S TECH CITY
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Eric Van Der Kleij
Ex-CEO of Tech City, now
Advisor to the Canary ...
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VENTURE CAPITAL
‣ Index Ventures
‣ Accel Partners
‣ Balderton Capital
‣ Atomico
‣ Notion...
‣ Passion Capital
‣ PROfounders
‣ Wayra UK
‣ Seedcamp
‣ TechStars (was Springboard)
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SEED...
Sherry Coutu
ANGELS
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Brent Hoberman
Friday, June 28, 13
@TheNextWebUK
@MartinSFP
@PSawers
@MikeButcher
@IngridLuden
@Nero
@AlexWoodCreates
@OliviaSolon
@iRowan
@drjmederios
@BenJ...
‣ White Bear Yard, Clerkenwell
‣ Google Campus, Shoreditch
‣ TechHub, Shoreditch
‣ Innovation Warehouse,
Farringdon
‣ The ...
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BRITISH CYNICISM
25
‣ Geographical Disparity
‣ Engineer Wages
‣ Investor Battles
‣ Hirin...
‣ Enternships
‣ Built in London
‣ Escape the City
‣ The Fetch
‣ WorkInStartups.com
‣ 3 Beards
‣ StackOverflow
INTRO TO THE ...
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SYNC UP WITH LONDON
27
‣ General Assembly’s Mailing List
‣ 3460 Miles
‣ The Fetch
‣ Esca...
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NETWORKING EVENTS
Friday, June 28, 13
INTRO TO THE LONDON STARTUP SCENE 29
GENERAL ASSEMBLY LOVES LONDON
Friday, June 28, 13
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  1. 1. Courtney Boyd Myers Founder of audience.io & 3460 Miles INTRO TO THE LONDON STARTUP SCENE Friday, June 28, 13
  2. 2. Friday, June 28, 13
  3. 3. INTRODUCTION ‣ Director of Audience Development, General Assembly Europe ‣ Member of #10’s Tech City Advisory Group ‣ Mentor at BBC WorldWideLabs, Ignite100 ‣ Recovering Technology Journalist ‣ The Next Web, The Huffington Post, Forbes ‣ @CBM COURTNEY BOYD MYERS FOUNDER, AUDIENCE.IO CO-FOUNDER, 3460 MILES 3 Friday, June 28, 13
  4. 4. AGENDA ‣ London vs. Silicon Valley vs. NYC ‣ Startups You Need to Know ‣ VCs, Angels, Media ‣ Accelerators, Incubators, Coworking Spaces ‣ Networking events ‣ Need a job? ‣ Keeping up with London ‣ Q & A 4 Friday, June 28, 13
  5. 5. INTRO TO THE LONDON STARTUP SCENE 5 LONDON VS. SILICON VALLEY VS. NYC ‣ London is the largest technology ecosystem in Europe. But... Silicon Valley’s ecosystem is currently 3X bigger than New York City, 4.5X bigger than London + 12.5X bigger than Berlin. Friday, June 28, 13
  6. 6. INTRO TO THE LONDON STARTUP SCENE 6 ‣ London is the largest technology ecosystem in Europe. But... Silicon Valley’s ecosystem is currently 3X bigger than New York City, 4.5X bigger than London + 12.5X bigger than Berlin. ‣ SV’s ecosystem has 22% more companies in the “scale stage” than in NYC and 54% more than in London. LONDON VS. SILICON VALLEY VS. NYC Friday, June 28, 13
  7. 7. INTRO TO THE LONDON STARTUP SCENE 7 ‣ London is the largest technology ecosystem in Europe. But... Silicon Valley’s ecosystem is currently 3X bigger than New York City, 4.5X bigger than London + 12.5X bigger than Berlin. ‣ SV’s ecosystem has 22% more companies in the “scale stage” than in NYC and 54% more than in London. ‣ SV startups raise 2-3X more money in the the first 3 phases of development - but in the scale stage, New York City startups raise 27% more money and London startups raise 30% more money than Silicon Valley. LONDON VS. SILICON VALLEY VS. NYC Friday, June 28, 13
  8. 8. INTRO TO THE LONDON STARTUP SCENE 8 ‣ London + NYC outsource 34% more of their product dev than Silicon Valley companies. LONDON VS. SILICON VALLEY VS. NYC Friday, June 28, 13
  9. 9. INTRO TO THE LONDON STARTUP SCENE 9 ‣ London + NYC outsource 34% more of their product dev than SV companies. ‣ SV companies have 46% more helpful mentors than companies in London. LONDON VS. SILICON VALLEY VS. NYC Friday, June 28, 13
  10. 10. INTRO TO THE LONDON STARTUP SCENE 10 ‣ London + NYC outsource 34% more of their product dev than SV companies. ‣ SV companies have 46% more helpful mentors than companies in London. ‣ Pivoting happens much more frequently in Silicon Valley. Pivots happen 45% more on average in Silicon Valley than New York City and 33% more than London. LONDON VS. SILICON VALLEY VS. NYC Friday, June 28, 13
  11. 11. INTRO TO THE LONDON STARTUP SCENE 11 STARTUP GROWTH IN LONDON Friday, June 28, 13
  12. 12. Friday, June 28, 13
  13. 13. INTRO TO THE LONDON STARTUP SCENE 13 BIG TECH COMPANIES IN LONDON Source: Duedil Friday, June 28, 13
  14. 14. $2.4B IPO IN 2010 SOLD TO CBS FOR $280 MILLION IN 2007 INTRO TO THE LONDON STARTUP SCENE 14 LONDON’S BIG EXITS SOLD TO SABRE FOR $1.1B IN 2005 SOLD TO AMAZON.COM FOR $317 MILLION IN 2011 SOLD TO AOL FOR $850 MILLION IN 2008 Friday, June 28, 13
  15. 15. INTRO TO THE LONDON STARTUP SCENE 15 LONDON’S TOP STARTUPS Friday, June 28, 13
  16. 16. INTRO TO THE LONDON STARTUP SCENE 16 LONDON’S TOP FASHION STARTUPS Friday, June 28, 13
  17. 17. INTRO TO THE LONDON STARTUP SCENE 17 LONDON’S RISING FIN TECH SCENE Friday, June 28, 13
  18. 18. LONDON’S TECH CITY INTRO TO THE LONDON STARTUP SCENE 18 Joanna Shields CEO of Tech City Investment Organisation Rohan Silva Senior Policy Adviser for Technology to the Prime Minister Friday, June 28, 13
  19. 19. LONDON’S TECH CITY INTRO TO THE LONDON STARTUP SCENE 19 Eric Van Der Kleij Ex-CEO of Tech City, now Advisor to the Canary Wharf Group Benjamin Southworth Deputy CEO of Tech City Friday, June 28, 13
  20. 20. INTRO TO THE LONDON STARTUP SCENE VENTURE CAPITAL ‣ Index Ventures ‣ Accel Partners ‣ Balderton Capital ‣ Atomico ‣ Notion Capital ‣ DJF Espirit ‣ Hoxton Ventures ‣ Connect Ventures ‣ Octopus Ventures 20 Friday, June 28, 13
  21. 21. ‣ Passion Capital ‣ PROfounders ‣ Wayra UK ‣ Seedcamp ‣ TechStars (was Springboard) INTRO TO THE LONDON STARTUP SCENE SEED FUNDS + ACCELERATORS 21 Friday, June 28, 13
  22. 22. Sherry Coutu ANGELS INTRO TO THE LONDON STARTUP SCENE 22 Brent Hoberman Friday, June 28, 13
  23. 23. @TheNextWebUK @MartinSFP @PSawers @MikeButcher @IngridLuden @Nero @AlexWoodCreates @OliviaSolon @iRowan @drjmederios @BenJRooney @IanSanders INTRO TO THE LONDON STARTUP SCENE TECH MEDIA 23 Friday, June 28, 13
  24. 24. ‣ White Bear Yard, Clerkenwell ‣ Google Campus, Shoreditch ‣ TechHub, Shoreditch ‣ Innovation Warehouse, Farringdon ‣ The Cube, Shoreditch ‣ The Hub: Kings Cross, Westminster, Islington INTRO TO THE LONDON STARTUP SCENE COWORKING SPACES 24 Friday, June 28, 13
  25. 25. INTRO TO THE LONDON STARTUP SCENE BRITISH CYNICISM 25 ‣ Geographical Disparity ‣ Engineer Wages ‣ Investor Battles ‣ Hiring Time Period ‣ It’s Friday, where is everyone? ‣ Risk-averse? ‣ Fear of Failure ‣ Scaling from the Start Friday, June 28, 13
  26. 26. ‣ Enternships ‣ Built in London ‣ Escape the City ‣ The Fetch ‣ WorkInStartups.com ‣ 3 Beards ‣ StackOverflow INTRO TO THE LONDON STARTUP SCENE HIRING + JOBS 26 Friday, June 28, 13
  27. 27. INTRO TO THE LONDON STARTUP SCENE SYNC UP WITH LONDON 27 ‣ General Assembly’s Mailing List ‣ 3460 Miles ‣ The Fetch ‣ Escape the City ‣ Startup Digest ‣ Tech City News Mailer ‣ The Albion London ‣ Facebook Group: London Startups & London Startup Events Friday, June 28, 13
  28. 28. INTRO TO THE LONDON STARTUP SCENE 28 NETWORKING EVENTS Friday, June 28, 13
  29. 29. INTRO TO THE LONDON STARTUP SCENE 29 GENERAL ASSEMBLY LOVES LONDON Friday, June 28, 13
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