INTRO TO THE LONDON
STARTUP SCENE
Courtney Boyd Myers
Founder of audience.io & 3460 Miles
Thursday, November 14, 13
Thursday, November 14, 13
INTRODUCTION

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COURTNEY BOYD MYERS

FOUNDER, AUDIENCE.IO + 3460 MILES
‣ Director

of Audience Development, General Assem...
AGENDA

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‣ Facts

& Figures

‣ Startups
‣ VCs,

You Need to Know

Angels, Media

‣ Accelerators,
‣ Networking
‣ Need

ev...
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‣ “The

most successful
startup ecosystem in
Europe, producing the
largest output of...
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‣There

is about 10
times as much
venture capital
per capita in the
U.S. as there is...
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London is the female tech entrepreneur capital of Europe. It has the
highest proporti...
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TECH CITY
The U.K.
government is
investing 50 million
pounds ($70
million) into
buildin...
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3,000 STARTUPS
According to London
Partners: There are
3,000 tech companies
in the cond...
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LONDON’S BIG EXITS
SOLD TO AOL FOR $850 MILLION IN 2008
SOLD TO SABRE FOR $1.1B IN ...
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LONDON’S TOP STARTUPS

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LONDON’S TOP GLOBAL STARTUPS

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LONDON’S TOP FASHION STARTUPS

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LONDON’S RISING FIN TECH SCENE

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U.S. TECH COMPANIES IN LONDON

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VENTURE CAPITAL
‣ Index

Ventures
‣ Accel

Partners
‣ Balderton

Capital
‣ DJF

Esp...
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INVESTORS TO KNOW
Niklas
Zennstrom
of Atomico

Brent Hoberman of
PROfounders

Dale ...
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THE WHO’S WHO

Rohan Silva
Former Senior Policy Adviser for
Technology to the Prime...
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THE WHO’S WHO

Benjamin Southworth
Former Deputy CEO of
Tech City

Thursday, Novemb...
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INCUBATORS + ACCELERATORS
‣

Wayra UK

‣

Seedcamp

‣

TechStars (formerly Springboard)...
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COWORKING SPACES
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White Bear Yard, Clerkenwell

‣

Google Campus, Shoreditch

‣...
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NEED A JOB?
‣ Hire

My Friend

‣ Built

in London

‣ Silicon

MilkRoundabout

‣ Escape
...
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TECH MEDIA
@TheNextWebUK

@OliviaSolon

@MartinSFP

@iRowan

@PSawers

@drjmederios

@M...
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NETWORKING EVENTS

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THE GOOD!
‣ Community
‣ Creativity
‣ Arts

& Culture

‣ Diversity
‣ Education
‣ Governm...
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THE NOT SO GOOD
‣ Geographical

Disparity

‣ Slow

Page

‣ Cost

of Living

‣ Funding
‣...
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SYNC UP WITH LONDON
‣

General Assembly’s Mailing List

‣

3460 Miles

‣

The Fetch

‣
...
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Q&A
COURTNEY@AUDIENCE.IO
@CBM ON TWITTER

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BREAK INTO TECH

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+ Win a tour of top
London tech
companies incl. Hailo
and Airbnb
+ Receive 1-on-1
career coaching in
e...
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Intro to the London Startup Scene

  1. 1. INTRO TO THE LONDON STARTUP SCENE Courtney Boyd Myers Founder of audience.io & 3460 Miles Thursday, November 14, 13
  2. 2. Thursday, November 14, 13
  3. 3. INTRODUCTION 3 COURTNEY BOYD MYERS FOUNDER, AUDIENCE.IO + 3460 MILES ‣ Director of Audience Development, General Assembly Europe ‣ Writer at The Next Web and Wired UK ‣ Member ‣ Mentor of #10’s Tech City Advisory Group at BBC WorldWideLabs, Ignite100 ‣ Recovering ‣ @CBM Thursday, November 14, 13 Tech Journalist from Forbes, Huffington Post
  4. 4. AGENDA 4 ‣ Facts & Figures ‣ Startups ‣ VCs, You Need to Know Angels, Media ‣ Accelerators, ‣ Networking ‣ Need events a Job? ‣ Keeping ‣Q Incubators, Coworking Spaces &A Thursday, November 14, 13 up with London
  5. 5. INTRO TO THE LONDON STARTUP SCENE 5 ‣ “The most successful startup ecosystem in Europe, producing the largest output of startups in the European Union by far, but its output is still 63 % lower than Silicon Valley”. Source Thursday, November 14, 13
  6. 6. INTRO TO THE LONDON STARTUP SCENE 6 ‣There is about 10 times as much venture capital per capita in the U.S. as there is in Europe. Source Thursday, November 14, 13
  7. 7. INTRO TO THE LONDON STARTUP SCENE ‣ 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.) Thursday, November 14, 13 7
  8. 8. INTRO TO THE LONDON STARTUP SCENE TECH CITY The U.K. government is investing 50 million pounds ($70 million) into building out Tech City and attracting tech companies to the region from Microsoft to Thursday, November 14, 13 8
  9. 9. 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 fastestgrowing tech cluster. Thursday, November 14, 13 9
  10. 10. INTRO TO THE LONDON STARTUP SCENE 10 LONDON’S BIG EXITS SOLD TO AOL FOR $850 MILLION IN 2008 SOLD TO SABRE FOR $1.1B IN 2005 SOLD TO TWITTER FOR $40 MILLION IN 2011 $2.4B IPO IN 2010 Thursday, November 14, 13 SOLD TO CBS FOR $280 MILLION IN 2007 SOLD TO AMAZON.COM FOR $317 MILLION IN 2011
  11. 11. INTRO TO THE LONDON STARTUP SCENE LONDON’S TOP STARTUPS Thursday, November 14, 13 11
  12. 12. INTRO TO THE LONDON STARTUP SCENE LONDON’S TOP GLOBAL STARTUPS Thursday, November 14, 13 12
  13. 13. INTRO TO THE LONDON STARTUP SCENE LONDON’S TOP FASHION STARTUPS Thursday, November 14, 13 13
  14. 14. INTRO TO THE LONDON STARTUP SCENE LONDON’S RISING FIN TECH SCENE Thursday, November 14, 13 14
  15. 15. INTRO TO THE LONDON STARTUP SCENE U.S. TECH COMPANIES IN LONDON Thursday, November 14, 13 15
  16. 16. INTRO TO THE LONDON STARTUP SCENE 16 VENTURE CAPITAL ‣ Index Ventures ‣ Accel Partners ‣ Balderton Capital ‣ DJF Espirit Thursday, November 14, 13 ‣ Hoxton Ventures ‣ Connect Ventures ‣ Octopus Ventures ‣ Atomico Ventures Saul Klein of Index Ventures
  17. 17. INTRO TO THE LONDON STARTUP SCENE 17 INVESTORS TO KNOW Niklas Zennstrom of Atomico Brent Hoberman of PROfounders Dale Murray Sherry Coutu Angel Investor Thursday, November 14, 13 Serial entrepreneur and angel investor Eileen Burbidge of Passion Capital
  18. 18. INTRO TO THE LONDON STARTUP SCENE 18 THE WHO’S WHO Rohan Silva Former Senior Policy Adviser for Technology to the Prime Minister now EIR at Index Thursday, November 14, 13 Joanna Shields CEO of Tech City Investment Organisation Eze Vidra Head of Campus London and Google Entrepreneurs for Europe
  19. 19. INTRO TO THE LONDON STARTUP SCENE 19 THE WHO’S WHO Benjamin Southworth Former Deputy CEO of Tech City Thursday, November 14, 13 Eric Van Der Kleij Ex-CEO of Tech City, now Advisor to the Canary Wharf Group Deborah Rippol Director Europe at Startup Weekend
  20. 20. INTRO TO THE LONDON STARTUP SCENE INCUBATORS + ACCELERATORS ‣ Wayra UK ‣ Seedcamp ‣ TechStars (formerly Springboard) ‣ The Bakery ‣ BBC Worldwide Labs ‣ Entrepreneur First ‣ FinTech Innovation Lab ‣ HealthBox ‣ Accelerator UK Thursday, November 14, 13 20
  21. 21. INTRO TO THE LONDON STARTUP SCENE Thursday, November 14, 13 21
  22. 22. INTRO TO THE LONDON STARTUP SCENE 22 COWORKING SPACES ‣ ‣ 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 Thursday, November 14, 13 And if you can’t remember...
  23. 23. INTRO TO THE LONDON STARTUP SCENE NEED A JOB? ‣ Hire My Friend ‣ Built in London ‣ Silicon MilkRoundabout ‣ Escape the City ‣ The Fetch ‣ WorkInStartups.com ‣3 Beards ‣ StackOverflow Thursday, November 14, 13 23
  24. 24. INTRO TO THE LONDON STARTUP SCENE TECH MEDIA @TheNextWebUK @OliviaSolon @MartinSFP @iRowan @PSawers @drjmederios @MikeButcher @BenJRooney @IngridLuden @IanSanders @Nero @jemimakiss @AlexWoodCreates @charlesarthur Thursday, November 14, 13 24
  25. 25. INTRO TO THE LONDON STARTUP SCENE NETWORKING EVENTS Thursday, November 14, 13 25
  26. 26. INTRO TO THE LONDON STARTUP SCENE THE GOOD! ‣ Community ‣ Creativity ‣ Arts & Culture ‣ Diversity ‣ Education ‣ Government ‣ Work Support - Life Balance Thursday, November 14, 13 26
  27. 27. INTRO TO THE LONDON STARTUP SCENE THE NOT SO GOOD ‣ Geographical Disparity ‣ Slow Page ‣ Cost of Living ‣ Funding ‣ Hiring ‣ Fear Lag Time Period of Failure ‣ Scaling Thursday, November 14, 13 from the Start 27
  28. 28. INTRO TO THE LONDON STARTUP SCENE SYNC UP WITH LONDON ‣ 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 Thursday, November 14, 13 28
  29. 29. INTRO TO THE LONDON STARTUP SCENE 29 Q&A COURTNEY@AUDIENCE.IO @CBM ON TWITTER Thursday, November 14, 13
  30. 30. BREAK INTO TECH 30 + Win a tour of top London tech companies incl. Hailo and Airbnb + Receive 1-on-1 career coaching in each location + Get a collection of expert interviews even if you don't win ENTER: ga.co/apple Thursday, November 14, 13

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