Tech City


Tech City double act

The government now has two new advisers on tech policy.


Recruitment and funding flagged as issues for London’s Tech City start-ups

Fast growth companies located in London's Tech City are being held back by a lack of capital, new research suggests.


'PayPal Mafia Don' Peter Thiel leads funding round into Tech City start-up TransferWise

Skype's first employee has netted a $6 million (£3.9 million) investment from Valar Ventures, a venture capital firm set up by PayPal co-founder and early Facebook investor Peter Thiel, for his peer-to-peer money transfer business.


Boris Johnson and Joanna Shields use Dubai trip to cement tie between technology clusters

London mayor Boris Johnson has used a visit to Dubai to forge a closer relationship between the two cities' technology sectors.


Tech City mapper Duedil attracts Spotify investor and Notion Capital to its Series A round

Private company financials business Duedil has raised $5 million through a Series A funding round.


New Tech City CEO Joanna Shields says success will be gauged on targets

New Tech City CEO Joanna Shields says that London's Tech City will have targets to prove its success.


Silicon Roundabout set to receive £50 million government facelift to boost Tech City growth

Old Street roundabout, which has been dubbed Silicon Roundabout, is set to receive £50 million of investment as the coalition government looks to boost the technology efforts of East London.


Tech City-based iPlatform bought by Facebook developer

Facebook marketing firm Betapond has bought into the Tech City development by acquiring iPlatform.


BVCA calls on Tech City to have more experienced hands

More ‘grey hairs' are needed for London’s Tech City to succeed in the long run, according to the British Private Equity and Venture Capital Association (BVCA).


Silicon Milkroundabout set for third turn

In a bid to encourage more software workers to shun traditional banking or corporate jobs, a Tech City initiative is aiming to attract them to start-ups.


The stars of Tech City – Alex Saint, CEO of Secret Escapes

In the first of three video diaries looking at the stars of Tech City, GrowthBusiness speaks to Alex Saint, CEO of Secret Escapes.


Tech City Launchpad doubled to £2 million

The Technology Strategy Board has doubled the amount to be invested in a Silicon Roundabout funding competition to £2 million after strong initial interest.