London Tech Week 2018: powerful tech scale-up stories
The 100 Stories of Growth campaign features great UK tech companies. Many are true digital transformers, inventors and disruptors. They have discovered that ideal combination of powerful tech ideas and an ample supply of financial capital to fuel their business.
We know that sourcing the right type of financial capital at the right time during a tech company’s growth journey can transform intellectual capital into a scalable success story.
There’s no limit to what tech-enabled companies can achieve. They cover diverse sectors including edtech, corporate digital security and game-changing high-definition video specialists. They touch and improve our daily lives.
Russ Shaw, founder of Tech London Advocates & Global Tech Advocates, is a member of the 100 Stories of Growth campaign advisory board. He says:
“It’s wonderful to be a part of a campaign that is fuelling the growth and highlighting London’s prosperous and innovative SME community.”
Watch out for the UK’s next unicorns.
But here’s the rub. Convincing investors to back a brilliant idea may not be as simple as it seems.
Hardware companies face a steep challenge as many investors prefer to back software entrepreneurs – the risk-reward equation is often more favourable for software. Read the Cocoon story
And what’s more, some companies are left high and dry when an investment technicality leaves them no option but to cease operations. Read the Upper Street story
Discover the secrets of tech scale-up success in these compelling stories that we’ve just released.