Monday, July 3, 2017

8 reasons why Berlin will outpace London as Europe’s Silicon Valley

London has always been the undisputed technology center of Europe — until now. My view is that Berlin will rapidly begin to take over, and in 10-15 years we will see the Berlin cluster as Europe’s technology hot-bed. Already the stage is set. German tech companies receive only 400-500 VC investments per year, versus 1,000-1,500 for the UK as whole. However, Berlin has consistently been in Europe’s “top 4” (along with London, Paris and Stockholm), and received more tech capital in 2015 than any other European city. The Berlin eco-system is being fuelled by two key trends. First the number of international investors coming into…

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