Startup Manifesto 2024 - an Open Letter

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2024-07-05 06:30:02

Over the past decade we have seen incredible progress on almost every measure. The venture and debt financing for British tech firms in the single month of May this year outpaced funding in the whole of 2014. We see more and more ambitious people being drawn to work in startups or to build their own. And we’re leading the way in the newest cutting edge industries like AI and ClimateTech.

As founders, investors and champions of British tech - we all agree we can’t let this progress stop. And despite this success, we see clear and critical challenges for both our ecosystem and the British economy.

Whoever wins on 4th July - they will have to face up to these challenges. We believe the best way to address them will be to tackle them together. By supporting the UK’s great entrepreneurs and startups - a future Prime Minister wouldn’t just be driving the success of our tech ecosystem, but our country’s economic prospects too. 

Doing that means delivering on Government policy that fills in existing gaps in investment, ensures companies can access the talent they need from at home and abroad, and creates a regulatory landscape that works for startups not against them. Above all, it means being laser focused on breaking down the barriers that prevent our very best companies and entrepreneurs from thriving.

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