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Welcome to Cohort 7

57 companies join the programme in their bid to expand overseas

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A Successful Exit: translate plus

Find out more about translate plus' acquisition by Prodigious

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Routes to Finance

Later-stage financing for scaled London SMEs demystified via our new report

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Series A Success: Firefly Learning

Find out how Firefly Learning raised £4.5m in their Series A round

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Series B Stories: Yoyo Wallet

Learn more about Yoyo Wallet's successful series B

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Beyond Series B: Antidote

Find out why Antidote is so popular with investors

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International Visit to Seattle & Vancouver

10 high-growth scaleups are on their way to the Pacific NorthWest

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International Visit to China

Eight of London’s fastest-growing B2B tech companies are in Shanghai, Shenzhen and Hong Kong

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Mission to China: Meet the Companies

Meet the B2B tech companies heading to China

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Mission to Boston: Meet the Companies

Meet the B2B life-science companies heading to Boston

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International Visit to Boston

Four of London’s fastest-growing B2B life-science companies travel to Boston

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Money 2020 International Visit

13 of London’s fastest growing FinTech companies are heading to Money 2020

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International visit to Paris

Thirteen of London’s fastest-growing B2B tech companies travel to Paris

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International Visit to Lille

Fourteen of London’s fastest growing RetailTech companies are heading to Lille

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International Visit to India

Eighteen of London’s fastest growing B2B Tech and Edtech companies are heading to India.

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Welcome to Cohort 6

Another cohort of companies gets ready to expand abroad

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Meet the Team: Padric Part 2

Considerations when building your business in the U.S. market

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Meet the Team: Padric

What I learned about international expansion in my first six months

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Female Founders 2017: Day 3

A big week with the biggest tech companies in the world

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Routes to Market: Advice from KPMG

Delivery Partner, KPMG, explains new market entries require crystal clear focus with clearly defined goals

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Routes to Market: Advice from PA Consulting

PA Consulting explains their learnings of setting up an office abroad following their expansion to the UAE

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Female Founders 2017: Day 2

Sofia Fenichell, Founder & CEO of Mrs Wordsmith tells us why "belief is intoxicating" in Silicon Valley

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India

International Visit to India: Innovating to Survive

Innovating to Survive: real entrepreneurship against adversity

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Programme Successes

Learn more about the successes of the programme

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Female Founders: Meet the Companies

Meet the female founder-led companies heading to the West Coast

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Case Study: Solutionpath

Learn how Solutionpath entered their chosen market by becoming part of a corporate supply chain

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Case Study: Early Metrics

Learn how Early Metrics entered their chosen market by sending in their CEO

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Case Study: Tevva Motors

Learn how Tevva Motors entered their chosen market by finding a local partner

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Routes to Market

International expansion strategies for London’s SMEs

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Case Study: Takumi

Learn how Takumi entered their chosen market by hiring staff locally

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International Visit to Australia: Day 0

Taking London's digital retail & Edtech scene east

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International Visit to Australia

London's fastest growing Retailtech & Edtech companies are heading to Dubai & Australia

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International Visit to Australia: Meet the Companies

Meet the Retailtech & Edtech companies joining the mission

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Meet the Companies

Meet the B2B tech companies heading to India

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International Visit to India

10 high growth scale-ups are joining us on a trade mission to India

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Female Founder Mission to San Francisco

London-based female founders join Silicon Valley trade mission

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International Visit to Europe: Day 3

Brexit, quel Brexit? #LondonisOpen

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International Visit to Europe: Madrid

24 companies are in Madrid to show #LondonisOpen to collaboration

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International Visit to Europe: Day 2

Sparking new opportunities in the City of Light

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International Visit to Europe: Day 1

On the trade mission trail: 24 hours in Berlin

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International Visit to Europe: Paris

15 retail tech and tech companies are heading to Paris to show #LondonisOpen

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#LondonIsOpen: International Visit to Europe

54 companies flew the flag of collaboration in Berlin, Paris & Madrid

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International Visit to Europe: Berlin

Meet the companies heading to Berlin

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2016 Successes

Check out our cohorts' successes in 2016

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City of London skyline

Welcome to Cohort 4

58 new companies start their journey to international expansion

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City of London skyline

Welcome to Cohort 5

56 new companies start their journey to international expansion

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2016 In Review

Janet Coyle looks back on a busy year, helping our companies to go to grow

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Raising Capital for International Expansion

We spoke to our mentors and cohort members to understand what preparation goes into raising capital.

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Case Study: Run an Empire

Cohort member Run an Empire is racing to enter new markets

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International Visit to Slush, Helsinki

We're taking 7 of London's hottest tech companies to Slush, Helsinki, this November

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Meet the Companies

Meet the companies going to the Smart City Expo

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London: The Data City - Day 0

Driving innovation through data in the fields of Mobility, Society and Energy & Environment

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London: The Data City, Data Driving Innovation

A data revolution is underway in London.

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BIO-Europe International Visit

We're taking 7 Digital Health companies to BIO-Europe, Cologne

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Meet the Companies

Meet the companies heading to BIO-Europe 2016

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BIOJapan International Visit

We are taking 5 Life Science companies to BIOJapan in Yokohama

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Meet the Companies

Meet the companies heading to BIOJapan 2017

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Welcome to Cohort 3

49 new companies start their journey to international expansion

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London: An International Springboard for Scale-Ups

London has a host of cohesive support programmes and networks for businesses looking to scale and expand abroad

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International Visit to Chicago & New York Blog: Day 7

Can you fit the magic of our mission into a bottle?

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International Visit to Chicago & New York Blog: Day 1

4 Events and a Man Suffering from Jet Lag

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International Visit to Chicago & New York Blog: Day 2

Can’t Touch This: MC Hammer song or invaluable business lesson?

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International Visit to Chicago & New York: News

London Europe’s number one business hub say leading US tech execs

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International Visit to Chicago & New York Blog: Day 3

London, Chicago & New York: Focusing on commonalities

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International Visit to Chicago & New York: News

Mayor of London boosts Trade Links between London and Chicago

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International Visit to Chicago & New York Blog: Day 0

Brexit or no Brexit, London remains a great place to start a business

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International Visit to Chicago & New York

The Mayor of London is leading a mission to Chicago & New York with some of London's most exciting B2B Tech companies.

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Meet the Companies

Find out more about the fantastic tech companies joining the mission

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Navigating London Tech Week

We've picked out the best of the London Tech Week events to help you maximise your time throughout the week

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Female Founders International Visit: Day 3

Two Nations United (not divided) by a Common Language

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Female Founders International Visit: Day 2

Navigating Silicon Valley and Thinking Big

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Female Founders International Visit: Day 1

The Karmic Currency of Silicon Valley

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Female Founders 2017: Day 0

Building a Golden Gate Bridge across the Valley & the Ocean

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Female Founders International Visit: Day 0

The benefits of taking an all-female delegation to Silicon Valley

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Female Founders Mission

We're taking 15 female founders to Silicon Valley

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SVC2UK: Female Founders International Visit to Silicon Valley

Meet the female entrepreneurs heading to Silicon Valley

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Welcome to Cohort 2

Another fantastic set of companies joins the Mayor's International Business Programme

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Meet the Mentor: Allyson Stewart Allen

Looking to expand to the US? Allyson runs through the best strategies to develop fruitful and long-lasting relationships

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EdTech International Visit to San Diego & San Francisco

Key takeaways from the EdTech Visit to the West Coast, run in conjunction with EdTech UK

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Meet the Mentor: Max Kantelia

Max Kantelia, Chairman, Aeriandi, gives his advice to scale-ups looking to expand to Asia

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China Hackathon Workshop

Lessons on localisation for the Chinese Market

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Digital Shadows

This fintech company sees massive growth after expanding into the US

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Remitia

This fintech company looks to grow their business abroad after success in the US

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Cohort 1 Launch

The Mayor’s International Business Programme kicked off on 2nd February with 50 companies in the first co-hort.

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International Growth Heroes

Celebrating the launch of the programme, here are 10 companies who have been recognised for their international growth

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Citymapper

This transport app is changing the face of transport in 29 cities around the world

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Case Study: Technology Will Save Us

Bringing toys into the 21st century, this tech company is a big hit in the US

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Jestico & Whiles

This 40-year-old architecture practice is adorning the world with its spectacular building

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Kinapse

This advisor to the life sciences industry has an average export growth rate of 76%

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Parkopedia

The 'Wikipedia for parking' has info on 38m parking spaces in 75 countries

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Pavegen

Converting the energy of footsteps, this smart tech company is already being used in 30+ countries

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Reevoo

This Southwark-based company has seen its international sales grow at 44% rate in past 2 years

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Butterworth Laboratories

A 42-year-old family business is a world leader in medicine quality inspection

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Touch Surgery

This simulation app is now used by 200k + surgeons around the world

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Translate Plus

Language is no barrier to growth for this language services provider

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Insights & Case Studies

There’s a wealth of practical support and guidance to get you on the road to growth overseas.

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Case Study: Strawberry Energy

Find out how trade missions are helping Strawberry Energy to expand globally.

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Case Study: Proversity

Find out about Proversity’s plans for international growth.

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Case Study: Precious Cells

Learn about the business Precious Cells secured following a trade mission to the US.

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Go to Grow

Watch our film explaining how the Mayor's International Business Programme could help you expand overseas.

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