• Home to dazzling start-ups, the best access to early stage capital in Europe, a world-famous arts and design scene, a global financial center and 20+ category-breakout tech companies including Funding Circle, JUST EAT, King, Mimecast,...

  • What exactly is Tech City? A simple question to ask, a trickier one to answer. When the initiative was launched by UK Prime Minster David Cameron, in November 2010, he was clear: “A hub that stretches from Shoreditch and Old Street to the...

  • Adbrain, one of the most successful companies to come out of Campus London to date, attributes its achievements — which include attracting over $8 million in funding and partnerships with some of the biggest names in advertising — to...

  • If London's traditional tech strengths (if it makes sense to talk about "traditions" for such a new sector) then what are the new sectors that are attracting entrepreneurs and interest?. Informilo spoke to industry insiders. The...

  • Tens of thousands of entrepreneurs have worked out of Campus in the last two years. Some have worked out of the basement; others have been hosted at Campus by Seedcamp, ...

  • Long hours with no downtime. Nerves frazzled from multitasking. Sleep deprivation. Such is the life of an entrepreneur or a new parent. Doing both at the same time? Not for the faint hearted.

    Getting the work/life balance right is a...

  • What will the mobile industry look like four years from now? The mobile economy is booming, growing at an even faster rate than expected. Recent research by U.S. analysts the Yankee Group predicts that by 2017 it will be valued at $3.1 trillion....

  • Talk of mobile financial services and most people will automatically think of payments, either services such as iZettle and Square that allow small merchants to take card payments, or using your mobile instead of a credit card to pay for your...

  • Phone Halo, a Santa Barbara-based start-up that makes devices that let you keep track of your phone and easily lost or forgotten items like wallet, glasses and keys, jumped at the chance to apply to become...

  • When it launched in 2006 Fon, a Madrid-based start-up that offers a global Wi-Fi sharing service, was seen as a radical threat to the giant telecom industry.

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News Analysis

Putting London Fintech On The Global Map

Adam Joyce and James Smith no longer wear pinstripes. They have left jobs in the City, London’s financial district, and now work alongside T-shirt-clad dreamers in Campus London. There, in Seedcamp’s fourth floor co-working space, they are trying to invent the future of banking services.

Joyce, a soft-spoken mathematician, honed his skills at an options market-making firm in the City as a quantitative analyst, working on price and volatility modeling, real-time risk analytics, and automated market-making software.Read more

Where Should You Go Public?

While the New York exchanges, NASDAQ and NYSE, have traditionally been seen as the place to list for tech companies from around the world, the London Stock Exchange is fighting back, having introduced the High Growth Segment to attract entrepreneurial companies to list in London, and changing the rules for companies listed on the AIM (Alternative Investment Market) to make it more attractive.

We asked two leading executives to say why their companies have opted for the city they did.Read more

Tech City UK New CEO Interview: Grech's Challenge

What exactly is Tech City? A simple question to ask, a trickier one to answer. When the initiative was launched by UK Prime Minster David Cameron, in November 2010, he was clear: “A hub that stretches from Shoreditch and Old Street to the Olympic Park,” he told the audience in east London.More than three years on if you went to Tech City’s sparsely-worded website and watched the breathless video you would think not much had changed. But according to the newly-appointed CEO, Gerard Grech, you would be wrong.Read more

London Tech Needs Immigrants

Adbrain, one of the most successful companies to come out of Campus London to date, attributes its achievements — which include attracting over $8 million in funding and partnerships with some of the biggest names in advertising — to having a diverse international team. The adtech company’s 30 employees include 12 different nationalities, many of whom are non-European.Read more

London’s Traditional Tech Strengths

It took only six months for Adbrain, a Campus London start-up focused on targeted digital advertising across multiple devices, to move from idea to assembling a four-person team, developing a product and pitching for a $1.5 million seed round. One year later, the company, which was originally formed inside the Entrepreneur First program on the third floor of Campus, has moved into its own office space.Read more

What’s Next For London?

If London's traditional tech strengths (if it makes sense to talk about "traditions" for such a new sector) then what are the new sectors that are attracting entrepreneurs and interest?. Informilo spoke to industry insiders. The Internet of Things and education technology (edtech) are the next hot sectors.Read more

Campus Looks To Scale

In many ways, Campus London’s trajectory is much like that of any successful start-up: the first phase was all about establishing a minimum viable product. The next stage is all about scaling.London already had plenty of accelerators and co-working spaces when Google decided to launch Campus London. What London needed was a hub that would allow participants from all of these to meet up for large community events, to hack and to learn together. Google has given the city that and more. In fact the model has been so successful it is being emulated around the globe.Read more

The 25 Hottest Campus Start-Ups

Tens of thousands of entrepreneurs have worked out of Campus in the last two years. Some have worked out of the basement; others have been hosted at Campus by Seedcamp, TechHub or accelerators such as Bethnal Green Ventures and Entrepreneurs First. Informilo reviewed the start-ups that have been based on Campus and with the help of industry insiders came up with a list of the best and the brightest.Read more

Can Entrepreneurs Have Young Families?

Long hours with no downtime. Nerves frazzled from multitasking. Sleep deprivation. Such is the life of an entrepreneur or a new parent. Doing both at the same time? Not for the faint hearted.

Getting the work/life balance right is a challenge for every entrepreneur on or off Campus and all the more so for young parents running young companies.Read more

2018: Through The Looking Glass

What will the mobile industry look like four years from now? The mobile economy is booming, growing at an even faster rate than expected. Recent research by U.S. analysts the Yankee Group predicts that by 2017 it will be valued at $3.1 trillion. That multi-trillion-dollar market is starting to take shape as key enablers, crucially low-latency, high-speed mobile broadband, start to become a reality.Read more

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