City for tech
London’s reputation as a leading hub for start-ups and innovation remains intact despite Brexit, according to pan-European survey. However, the research does also indicate a level of uncertainty about the UK capital’s future once Brexit is finalised in 2019, according to HubSpot.
But Londoners are keen to follow technology-focused career paths, with over half saying they aspire to work in the sector.
London can boast 38 accelerators, ahead of Berlin and Paris with just 14 apiece. Plus there’s some €436 million in late-stage funding available.
“A vibrant accelerator community, a growing number of jobs, and a willingness to move into the tech sector help make London the most innovative city in Europe,” says Christian Kinnear, md of EMEA at HubSpot. “We were encouraged to see over half of the respondents questioned have aspirations to work in the tech-industry, no doubt driven by the lucrative opportunities available. In fact, 78% would actually leave their current job to move to a start-up because of the benefits and perks offered.”