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CEO survey: Tech's got Talent

UK Tech's got Talent

Talent is a crucial aspect of any business and the Fast 50 CEOs left us in no doubt that they wouldn’t be where they are today without the teams they have around them. We’ve analysed the information provided by 122 entrants and the survey responses submitted by 74 of their CEOs to unearth the secrets of their success.

This report is a companion to the UK Fast 50 programme, highlighting all the 2016 winners and entrants, profiling the top achievers from each region and offering our own perspective on this year’s cohort.

Download the full report here.

Media Metrics 2017

Media Metrics 2017

Who are the top performing media and entertainment companies in the UK today? Our latest report reveals the top 100 by revenue, sub-sector and profit margin.

The report also looks at key themes affecting the sector, such as the variety of video advertising platforms and metrics now available, and the changing nature of information publishing revenues.

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TMT Predictions 2017

Tech, Media & Telco Predictions 2017

Our view on major trends from the industry

Knowing what will come next in tech, media and telco trends has become a key competitive differentiator and can give your business a leading edge. That is why each year we present our view on the major trends from the industry that will impact UK businesses.

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State of the Markets: Second Quarter 2017

State of the Markets: Second Quarter 2017

Four months in, 2017 is shaping up to be a year of harvesting and replanting for the innovation economy. The SVB team examined the private-company growth propelled by the large capital raises of 2014-15 and the subsequent plunge in large investments and exits in 2016. Given the activity we’ve seen in the first quarter of 2017, we are forecasting significant harvesting of returns resulting from the last decade of sweeping innovations.

Healthcare Investments and Exits Report 2017

Healthcare Investments and Exits Report 2017

In their annual healthcare industry report, Silicon Valley Bank analyses the fundraising, investment, M&A and IPO activity of private, venture-backed biopharma, medical device and diagnostic/tools companies. The report finds a slowing IPO and M&A market in 2016 versus 2015, but exit activity still exceeded 2013 totals.

Silicon Valley Bank: U.K. Startup Outlook Report

Silicon Valley Bank: U.K. Startup Outlook Report

Fewer U.K. startups expect business conditions to improve than in previous years; still a large majority plan to hire and see Brexit-era opportunities in the U.K.

CEO survey: defining fast tech growth

Introducing Propel by Deloitte

Designed specifically for ambitious start-ups and SMEs, Propel is a cloud-hosted service that delivers real-rime accounting and analytics.

Propel takes the burden of bookkeeping off your hands, manages all accounting essentials, and ensures you have a finance expert at your side. it also delivers bespoke data analytics to help you track how your business is performing today, and a whole range of business planning support to help you forecast for tomorrow.

Learn more about Propel here

 

CEO survey: defining fast tech growth

Technology, Media & Telecommunications UK Predictions 2016

Knowing what will come next in tech, media and telco trends has become a key competitive differentiator and can give your business a leading edge. We have pulled out the top 10 predictions that we feel are most pertinent to UK businesses. Join the conversation using #tmtpredictions.

 

CEO survey: defining fast tech growth

Defining fast tech growth

With the technology sector due to represent 14 per cent of the GDP by 2016 and a record two million new businesses registered at Companies House since 2011, there has never been a more exciting time to be a young technology company in the UK.

This report is a companion to the UK Fast 50 programme, highlighting all the 2015 winners and entrants, profiling the top achievers from each region and offering our own perspective on this year’s cohort.

Download the full report here

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