22 Feb 2018

Israeli 21c: 14 Israelis making a mark on London’s tech scene

About 400 Israeli startups or tech companies now operate in the UK, primarily in greater London.

When the British government set up the Tech City cluster in London in 2010, it was only a matter of time until Israeli high-tech companies started arriving. Compared to New York, Boston and especially Silicon Valley, London is a quick hop from Tel Aviv and only two time zones away.

According to Viacom, about 400 Israeli startups or tech companies now operate in the UK, primarily in greater London. More than a dozen Israeli firms, mostly in high-tech, are listed on the London Stock Exchange.

“We see more and more Israelis are choosing London for the proximity, and also for the specific sectors of forex, creative content services, retail and ecommerce, and of course fintech, since London is the financial capital of Europe,” says Ayelet Mavor, director of the UK Israel Tech Hub headquartered at the British Embassy in Tel Aviv.

“Our UK office liaises with partners in the government to facilitate matchmaking and engage with the Israeli community in London,” says Mavor.

Three years ago, Mavor partnered with David Fogel (see below) and Amir Mizroch to form the Israeli Tech Parliament in London, a meetup group that now boasts more than 600 investors, entrepreneurs and tech workers.

London-based attorney Miriam Lampert, partner and head of the Israel Desk at international law firm Squire Patton Boggs, who now co-leads the Israeli Tech Parliament along with Fogel and Eze Vidra (see below), tells ISRAEL21c that when she came aboard 18 months ago there were fewer than 200 members. That illustrates just how fast the Israeli-London high-tech scene is growing.

Listed below, in random order, are 14 of the Israeli movers and shakers on the London high-tech scene.

Read the full list here: https://www.israel21c.org/14-israelis-making-a-mark-on-londons-tech-scene/