Brexit video diaries: Two founders on how they’re dealing with the EU result

Martin Bryant, August 25, 2016 1 min read

This article was originally posted on the Tech North website.

It’s now two months since we learned that the UK had voted to leave the European Union. The result shocked many and, with a timetable for departure still not set, the global business community remains uncertain about how they’ll be affected.

We’ve invited two Northern tech founders, one who voted Leave and one who voted Remain, to share their regular thoughts about how the referendum result is impacting on their business. In the first videos, we find out why they voted the way they did, and where their heads are now as the shape of post-Brexit Britain remains yet to emerge.

The Leave voter

Lee Evans is the founder and CEO of SurveyMe. This Stockport-based startup employs seven people in the UK and eight in the USA. They have customers in 151 countries and the majority of their sales revenue is in US dollars. But why did Evans vote Leave, and what’s his opinion in the wake of the result?

The Remain voter

David Levine is the founder and CEO of DigitalBridge, a computer vision company we’ve previously featured on the Tech North blog. Based in Manchester, the company works with retailers to show how furniture and other items will look in customers’ homes. What was Levine’s thinking in voting Remain, and how are things looking now? He took a break from his holiday to let us know…

We’ll be checking in with Lee and David regularly to see how Brexit is making its impact felt. If you have any specific topics or questions you’d like them to tackle, leave a comment below and let us know.

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