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Top 100 Asian Stars in UK Tech 2015 Diversity UK is a think tank to research, advocate and promote new ideas for improving diversity and inclusion in Britain. Diversity UK delivers its objectives by undertaking research, facilitating debates, hosting roundtable meetings, producing whitepapers and publishing a monthly newsletter focusing on contemporary equality issues. Diversity UK is a company (No: 8158970) & a registered charity (No: 1155189) in England & Wales is a news, business and entertainment website for the South Asian diaspora. With an ambition to usher in a new era of high quality citizen journalism, focuses on the ‘untold stories and unheard voices’ of the community. KPMG LLP, a UK limited liability partnership, is a subsidiary of KPMG Europe LLP and operates from 22 offices across the UK with approximately 11,500 partners and staff. The UK firm recorded a turnover of £1.8 billion in the year ended September 2013. KPMG is a global network of professional firms providing Audit, Tax, and Advisory services. It operates in 155 countries and has 155,000 professionals working in member firms around the world. The independent member firms of the KPMG network are affiliated with KPMG International Cooperative (“KPMG International”), a Swiss entity. Each KPMG firm is a legally distinct and separate entity and describes itself as such. KPMG’s High Growth Technology Group is based in Shoreditch, London. The team is focused on helping early stage and high growth technology companies succeed through providing advice and assurance as well as contacts in the ecosystem for UK technology startups. The team’s remit includes advising companies on: successfully scaling their business, understanding what tax incentives might be available, corporate structuring and expanding internationally, accessing equity and M&A transactions. Furthermore, KPMG’s High Growth Technology Group hosts a range of industry and networking events for the startup community in London and supports a number of startup accelerator programmes as coaches and/ or mentors. Wayra is a start-up accelerator owned by Telefónica. Wayra first launched in Latin America and Spain in 2011 and there are now 12 Wayra academies in 12 countries in Europe and Latin America. Companies accepted into the Wayra programme receive funding of up to $50,000 plus office space, mentoring and access to a wider investor network. Over the last 3 years, Wayra UK & Wayra UnLtd start-ups have raised over to $50m, with last year’s cohort raising $10.4m of that total before reaching demoDay, December 2014. To date, our companies have run 45 trials with Telefónica 4 UK, with companies like RotaGeek and Quidini being awarded contracts. In 2015, Wayra UK welcomed 22 start-ups into its newly refurbished academy, half of which are being accelerated by Wayra UnLtd, the UK’s first accelerator facility for digital technology social ventures. The social accelerator also tops the UK’s Social Incubator Fund for third-party investment raised. @WayraUK | @WayraUnLtd