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Silicon Valley Comes to the UK (SVC2UK) [Annual Review 2020]

Access to Markets

Impact for scaleups


Scale Up Club members in 2020


Female founders benefited from international trade visits


Scale Up Club Alumni


Revenue generated in 2019

Silicon Valley Comes to the UK (SVC2UK) was founded in 2006 to boost the global ecosystem for tech entrepreneurship at a time where knowledge and investment felt siloed within Silicon Valley.  Today, it exists to support all entrepreneurs on their journey to scale by removing barriers and connecting them to the tech ecosystem.

To achieve its mission SVC2UK organises a series of invitation-only 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 740 first time CEOs of scaleups to help them build their businesses and make new connections in Europe and Silicon Valley.

SVC2UK has now run over 7 international trade visits for over 100 Female Founders to Silicon Valley, Paris and New York to help them connect, build their confidence and new networks and pitch for investment.

Every November it also hosts a summit which has been attended by 34,000 guests to date. This year in response to the Covid pandemic, the global tech community gathered virtually in London over three days in London and were joined by business leaders and investors from Southeast Asia, China and India’s tech hubs for the first time.

During 2020 SVC2UK also produced more digital content and made its network more accessible to new members recognising the importance of collaboration, communication and community on the path to recovery.

SVC2UK is run out of London & Partners, a not-for-profit public-private partnership, funded by the Mayor of London and a network of commercial partners.

Silicon Valley Comes to the UK (SVC2UK) [Annual Review 2020] website