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The Future of Tech Starts In London

London's Ingredients For Success

Access to capital

With total investment into London-based companies reaching nearly $20bn in 2022, London leads the way for capital. Active investors for early-stage rounds include Index Ventures, Seedcamp and Entrepreneur First.

Supportive business ecosystem

London's tech community is collaborative and welcoming, with events such as London Tech Week and the Grow Summit providing opportunities for networking and knowledge-sharing.

Highly skilled talent pool

London's universities produce some of the world's top graduates in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) fields.

Gateway to the world

The UK is the fifth-largest economy in the world and has a strong consumer market, providing ample opportunities for companies to scale and expand.

Become London's next success story

Since 2011, we have helped more than 2,269 international companies set up business in London.

  • AirBnB
  • Tier
  • UpGrad
  • SharkMob
  • Maddyness
  • Industrial Light & Magic

Our sector advisors in London and around the world provide free of charge, bespoke and confidential services to help international businesses set up and grow in London.

James Cummings

James Cummings

  • Location: Los Angeles
  • Language: English

Areas of focus:

  • Creative Industries
  • SaaS
  • Mobility
  • Proptech

Companies helped:

FloQast, Snap Inc., Procore, Fifth Wall, G2, Hello Sunshine

Ivana Poparic

Ivana Poparic

  • Location: London
  • Language: English

Areas of focus:

  • Life Sciences
  • Biopharma
  • Medtech
  • Digital Health
  • Healthcare

Companies helped:

Resony Health, Soar Beyond, Surgery Hero, LVNDR Health, Tellmi

Meet 10 trailblazing
London innovations




Latest funding round: $2.5m, Techstars, Deloitte Ventures and ZAKA VC.

Prograd’s platform helps gen-Z improve their financial literacy, build a side income and save towards their life goals.

As young graduates starting Prograd, we credit London’s dynamic startup ecosystem for enabling us to develop the operator and investors’ network we needed to build our business.

Marco Logiudice, Cofounder, Prograd


Holly Health

Digital Health

Latest funding round: £1.5m, angel investment, grant funding.

Holly Health is a digital health behavourial change tool that supports patients with self-management for mental and physical health conditions.

London has felt like a hive of innovation, inspiration, fast pace and opportunity. I would not be the same founder and Holly Health would not have the same ambitions if we weren’t surrounded by so much ambition, spontaneity and potential.

Grace Gimson, Cofounder and CEO, Holly Health




Latest funding round: $70m, Mubadala Capital, Korelya Capital, Balderton Capital and Cogito Capital.

Ramp builds infrastructure connecting crypto to today’s global financial system.

London is a melting pot of ideas, talent and opportunity. London has been the perfect place to establish the foundation of our global expansion.

Mary-Anne Moffat, Chief Financial Officer, Ramp




Tennessee-founded Transcard expanded to London in 2023 and provides embedded finance solutions, including a secure, resilient payment technology platform to meet modern payment needs.

London’s global financial ecosystem enables Transcard to focus on working with international partners as we drive forward with development of disruptive technologies within the industry.

Chris Fuller, President, Transcard

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Our sector advisors in London and around the world provide free of charge, bespoke and confidential services to help international businesses set up and grow in London.

Pru Ashby

Pru Ashby

  • Location: London
  • Language: English

Areas of focus:

  • Sustainability
  • Greentech
  • Cleantech
  • Proptech
  • Smart Cities

Companies helped:

Tesla, Twitter, Airbnb, Uber, Cleveland Clinic, Bombardier

Alban Remy

Alban Remy

  • Location: London
  • Language: English, French

Areas of focus:

  • Enterprise Technologies
  • SaaS
  • Edtech

Companies helped:

Elvie, SambaNova, Yoto, Think Academy and Emeritus



AR/VR Haptics

Latest funding round: $60m, Tencent, IP Group, Mayfair Equity Partners.

Ultraleap uses hand tracking and mid-air haptic technologies to allow users to engage with the digital world without touchscreens, controllers or keypads.

London has played a pivotal role throughout Ultraleap’s journey as a global hub for investors, creativity and talent. It continues to be a fantastic place for business.

Tom Carter, CEO, Ultraleap


InMobi Group


Originally founded in Bangalore, InMobi is a mobile advertising platform that helps brands understand, identify, engage and acquire customers.

London’s global connectivity, diverse talent pool, vibrant tech ecosystem, and strategic position as a hub for business and innovation aligns perfectly with InMobi’s global ambitions and its dominant market position as an innovator and disruptor.

Naveen Tewari, Founder and CEO, InMobi Group


Plan A


Latest funding round: $15m, HV Capital, Keen Venture Partners.

Berlin-founded Plan A is a leading corporate carbon accounting, decarbonisation, and environmental, social and governance (ESG) reporting software provider that enables businesses to self-manage their entire net zero journey.

To further accelerate our growth, it was natural for us to open our London office. It’s a vibrant metropolis full of talent and networking opportunities, but also one of the world’s largest financial hubs. It allows us to drive the global economic transition by empowering these institutions to reduce and improve their impact with our software solutions.

Lubomila Jordanova, CEO, Plan A




Latest funding round: $20.3m, Global Founders Capital, JamJar Investments, Emerge Education.

Yoto is an audio platform built for kids. The device is educational, stimulating creativity and imagination while reducing screen time.

With Yoto’s HQ in London, we have great proximity to partners, access to a wide talent pool, endless expansion opportunities as well as excellent transport links to our head offices in Paris and New York.

Ben Drury, Cofounder and CEO, Yoto



AI Enterprise Software

Latest funding round: $650m, Intel Capital, Walden International, Blackrock.

SambaNova Systems, founded in California, delivers the first generative AI platform specifically optimised for enterprises and government organisations, bringing enterprises the ability to train and own their own models without compromising private data.

London’s status as a tech powerhouse and global financial hub makes it a natural stepping stone for SambaNova outside of Silicon Valley, with global enterprises looking to leverage AI and access to world-class universities nurturing exceptional talent.

Alex White, General Manager, EMEA, SambaNova Systems


Ampd Energy


Latest funding round: $8m, HSBC, 1250, Taronga Ventures.

Hong Kong’s Ampd Energy aims to create an emission-free future for construction. The company has developed the Ampd Enertainer to replace diesel generators, which reduces carbon emissions by up to 90%.

We knew London was a market we had to start our UK business in, as it’s been a pioneer in policies to reduce air quality issues and focus on reducing reliance on diesel. Our first deployment in the UK was on the redevelopment of the iconic Olympia Exhibition Centre.

Julian de Jonquieres, COO, Ampd Energy

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Our sector advisors in London and around the world provide free of charge, bespoke and confidential services to help international businesses set up and grow in London.

David Butcher

David Butcher

  • Location: London
  • Language: English

Areas of focus:

  • Fintech
  • Financial Services
  • Cybersecurity
  • Blockchain
  • Insurtech
  • Crypto

Companies helped:

Klarna, Stripe, Coinbase

Louise Conolly-Smith

Louise Conolly-Smith

  • Location: London
  • Language: English, German

Areas of focus:

  • Creative Industries
  • Ecommerce
  • Retailtech
  • Film
  • VFX
  • Video Games
  • Esports
  • Advertising and Design

Companies helped:

Sharkmob, Pixomondo, Niantic and Industrial Light & Magic

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