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Brexit: Mixed messages from startup investors

Post-Brexit uncertainty, new challenges and a tougher economic outlook appears to have made investors cautious. Perhaps mindful of the damaging impact that negative sentiment could have on confidence in the capital, the big London- based venture capital firms were unified in projecting a message of calm. However, businesses that Courier spoke to all said there was a degree of nervousness …

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Brexit: All eyes on fintech

The most immediate startup victim of Brexit is the financial technology sector. So-called ‘passporting’ allows financial firms to carry out services licensed in one EU country across European borders. That’s all been thrown into jeopardy. The ‘fintech’ sector has in recent years been earmarked as London’s trump startup sector; a number of companies doing innovative stuff around financial services have …

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Brexit: Impact on startups

Will investment dry up? Will talent leave? And what about funding? Courier hears from startups in finance, food, fashion, tech and other sectors on how they’ll be affected. British startups are bracing themselves for a radically different landscape in the wake of the decision to leave the EU. High on the list of concerns for founders are a downturn in …