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Silicon Valley Comes to the UK (SVC2UK) [2021]

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Scale Up Club members in 2021


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Revenue generated in 2020

Silicon Valley Comes to the UK (SVC2UK) – founded in 2006 – works to support entrepreneurs on their journey to scale by removing barriers and connecting them to the tech ecosystem.

To achieve this SVC2UK organises a year-round series of events that bring together students, policymakers and first-time CEOs with serial entrepreneurs and investors from the US and the UK. It has also provided bespoke mentoring to over 830 founders and CEOs of scaleups to help them build their businesses and make new connections in Silicon Valley and across North America.

In 2021, SVC2UK launched Beyond HERizons to build on their ongoing support for female founders. Highly targeted and curated, the programme works with a cohort of 15 female entrepreneurs for a full year to help them secure series A investment; it also includes a trade mission to Silicon Valley.  It will be run annually with applications launched every year on International Women’s Day in March.

Every November SVC2UK hosts a summit which has been attended by over 35,000 guests to date. This year’s will use a hybrid format to bring together the tech community, leading entrepreneurs, investors and global thought leaders to discuss the role technology can play in solving some of the greatest challenges of our time. Major themes for 2021 include sustainability, health and wellbeing, inclusive growth and innovation and trailblazing technologies and ideas. 

SVC2UK is run out of London & Partners, a social enterprise funded by the Mayor of London, grants, partners and a portfolio of venture businesses.

Silicon Valley Comes to the UK (SVC2UK) [2021] website