Seriously, cannot remember a time when the buzz, the means and the interest from all parties involved have been so high in building a robust technology start up eco-system in London.
So many data points out there one could refer to, but certainly you cannot deny that this is the case.
Here, at Nifty, we have our own one. We have just opened a new tech start up ‘meetup’ in Richmond, in West London. We thought of Richmond because of its beauty (we think of Palo Alto..) and because this part of London is not very well served by the start up community. This, despite the fact that Richmond is home to a large pool of tech talent that travels regularly to the City and East London hubs to gain a living, whilst having family friendly quality of life (the borough is home to some of the best schools nationwide).
Guess what, the meetup group is barely 1 week old and it has already 56 members, with more than 30 people promising to attend the kick-off meeting which will be held on the 5th of Feb in a local pub.
Tell me, isn’t this nothing short of buzz madness?
At Nifty, we will seek to channel this energy into building a tech start up eco-system in West London to parallel only the best. Stay tuned.