Tech Startups


London Technology Week 2014: Why the capital is the best place to grow tech start-ups

In a week when the past achievements and future potential of the London technology sector are put centre stage, Garry Mackay, partner and joint CEO of Ashfords, reveals why the capital has morphed into a prime ecosystem for companies in the sector.


‘Reimagined’ digital keyboard start-up closes £7.6 million venture capital round

Balderton Capital, Index Ventures and Universal Music are uniting to support the growth and expansion of music technology business ROLI.


The ten largest UK and Ireland technology venture capital investments of 2013

On the back of a year which saw £937 million injected into 260 UK and Irish technology companies, GrowthBusiness looks at the ten biggest fundraisings including Truphone, Shazam and Funding Circle.

Human Resources

Startup Institute: Tooling up staff for early-stage technology companies in the UK

Despite the ever-growing number of technology start-ups setting up in London and the rest of the UK, they will be going nowhere unless the right talent can be employed. It's a quandary which Startup Institute is hoping to solve by bringing its already successful US model to Britain.


Dorm room to boardroom – Dries Buytaert on growing Drupal

Describing himself as an academic at heart, Dries Buytaert never thought of charging people for the system that now sits behind one in 50 websites. GrowthBusiness finds out how he’s monetising Drupal while staying true to its open source principles.


Welcome to the Magic Roundabout – London’s Tech City

The boom in technology and digital creative companies around 'Silicon Roundabout' in London's East End has been trumpeted by a government hoping for growth and jobs from start-ups. GrowthBusiness tunes into the facts behind the buzz and meets some of Tech City's most exciting entrepreneurs.


Cisco backs Cameron’s East End ‘Tech City’

Prime Minister David Cameron has won an international corporate backer to develop his ‘East London Tech City’ vision, securing Cisco to commit $500 million (£310 million) in sponsorship to the project.


Jos White: How I made $700 million

Jos White, co-founder of MessageLabs, tells us about the company's big-ticket sale to Symantec and explains why he is spreading the proceeds among young tech businesses through his VC firm Notion Capital.


More help at hand for London tech ventures

The London Development Agency (LDA) is to invest a further £1.7 million in a programme which supports early-stage technology ventures in their search for funding. gateway2investment (g2i) will now expand its operations to assist a wider range of London-based enterprises.