With more than 350 support initiatives in one city, it is not surprising that London is ranked consistently as the highest performing European startup ecosystem.
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Startup Infrastructure Diagram
About the London ecosystem
Interaction and Collaboration
“Your network is your net worth” is a saying that many startups will experience to be true in London. Luckily, there are plenty of organisations helping startups to find their way around and establish new connections.
Some of the world’s leading universities are based in London, with dozens offering programmes for entrepreneurship and innovation and attracting students from all around the world.
Thousands of startups call London their home, and there is an unparalleled support network ready to meet their needs. Besides the wide array of incubators, accelerators and growth support initiatives, London benefits from strong government support and policy initiatives that help business to start and grow.
Access to finance
The UK and London remain a popular destination for tech investors: 2017 was a record year for VC funding. The capital’s tech firms raised a record £2.45bn.