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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
NewAsianPost.com 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,
NewAsianPost.com 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
UK, with companies like RotaGeek and Quidini being
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
wayra.co.uk @WayraUK | @WayraUnLtd