Why Simon Calver’s excited about Northern tech

Vicki Shiel, May 24, 2017 1 min read

This article was originally posted on the Tech North website.

We wanted to know what high-profile tech figures in London think about the companies and growth stories on our Northern Tech 100 league table, so we went out and asked a couple. Here’s what Simon Calver and Jacqueline de Rojas had to say.

The Northern Tech 100 league table ranks the top 100 fastest growing tech companies in the North. We published the table with partners GP Bullhound to celebrate the region’s biggest tech success stories and it was fantastic seeing the buzz it generated in the community. But what do others outside the region think it says about Northern tech?

We asked Simon Calver, partner at BGF Ventures and former LoveFilm boss, and Jacqueline de Rojas, president of techUK and former managing director at Sage.

We also chatted to Tech North director Richard Gregory and the managing director of the number one fastest growing company on the league table, Tom Marley of The Car Buying Group.

Here’s what they all had to say.

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