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Mayor of London joins with tech and creative industries to call for Remain vote

Today, the Mayor of London along with more than 140 representatives of the capital’s leading tech and creative firms has written to The Times calling for a Remain vote in the upcoming referendum. The text of the letter and the full list of signatories can be found below.

‘Sir, There has been huge growth in jobs where the technology, finance and creative industries interact.

‘London and the south east now have as many technology and information workers (outside manufacturing) as San Francisco and San Jose combined. It benefits from being part of a huge European market of 500m customers, with access to specialist talent across the continent.

‘Brexit would create disruption. Some of Britain’s fastest growing start-ups have already lost funds amid the uncertainty over our access to the Single Market.

‘Our capital has the potential to be the Los Angeles, New York and Silicon Valley to the rest of Europe – and fuel the creation of new jobs across Britain. Let’s not put that at risk.’

Sadiq Khan, Mayor of London

Michael Seres, Founder, 11 Health
Andrew Scott, Founding Partner, 7 Percent
Alexander Knapp, CEO, AKC Global
Amy Nauiokas, Anthemis Group
Nadeem Shaikh, Anthemis Group
Sean Park, Anthemis Group
Andy Payne OBE, Founder, AppyNation
Katy Lindsay, CEO, Aptimore
Michael Kent, CEO and Founder, Azimo
Marta Krupinska, Co-Founder and General Manager, Azimo
Ghislaine Boddington, Creative Director , BDS Creative and Women Shift Digital
Aron Gelbard, Co-Founder & CEO, Bloom & Wild
Henrique Olifers, Co-Founder, CEO, Bossa Studios
Roberta Lucca, Co-Founder, Bossa Studios
Charlie Johnson, Founder & CEO, BrighterBox
Andrew Mulvenna, Co-founder, Brightpearl
Daniel Becerra, CEO, BuffaloGrid
Mike Litman, CEO, BurstInsights
Hussain Al Hilli, Co-Founder & COO, Byoot
Jeff Tijssen, Head of FinTech and Partnerships, Capco
Julie Barnes, Co-Founder, Cat in a Flat
Kathrin Burckhardt, Co-Founder, Cat in a Flat
Ben Gateley, Co-Founder & COO, CharlieHR
Rob O’Donovan, Co-founder & CEO, CharlieHR
Tania Boler, CEO, Chiaro
Sanjay Parekh, Co-Founder & CEO, Cocoon Labs
Eric Van der Kleij, Formerly Tech City & Level39, co-founder Entiq
Kjartan Rist, Managing Partner, Concentric
Martin Mackay, Director, Coverdrive Consulting
John Kampfner, Chief Executive, Creative Industries Federation
Carole Tongue, Chair, Creatives4Europe
Mike Pallett, CEO, Cupris Health
Daniela Menzky, Chief Operating Officer, CyNation
Shadi A. Razak, Director of Cyber Security & Compliance, CyNation
Anthony Albutt, Partner, Patent Attorney, D Young & Co
William Shu, Co-founder and CEO, Deliveroo
Alastair Paterson, Co-Founder and CEO, Digital Shadows
James Chappell, Co-founder and CTO, Digital Shadows
Sarah McVittie, Co-founder, Dressipi
Damian Kimmelman, CEO and Co-founder, DueDil
Justin Fitzpatrick, COO and Co-founder, DueDil
Dinesh Dhamija, Founder,
Tom Robinson, Co-founder, Elliptic
Douglas Bell, Founder, Epic Hostels
Laura Sandys, Chair, European Movement
Ed O’Brien (Radiohead), Co-Chair, Featured Artists Coalition
Lucy Pullin, Featured Artists Coalition
Nick Mason (Pink Floyd), Co-Chair, Featured Artists Coalition
Paul Pacifico, CEO, Featured Artists Coalition
Roxanne De Bastion, Featured Artists Coalition
Sandie Shaw, Co-Chair, Featured Artists Coalition
Luca Marini, Founder, Finery
Jeanette Carlsson, CEO Newmedia2.0, Founder and Chair of Tech Nordic Advocates
Alex Morris, Co-Founder, Founders Factory
Paul Gillespie, Founder & Partner, Gillamor Stephens – Executive Search
Chris Ward, Director, GladWard Limited
Joshua Gladwin, Director, GladWard Limited
Daniel Murray, Co-Founder, Grabble
Conrad Thornton, Managing Director, Green Street Media
Aftab Malhotra, Co-Founder and Chief Growth Officer, GrowthEnabler
Tom Gatten, CEO, GrowthIntel
Nigel Smith, Director,
Jonas Cronfeld, CEO, Hanky
Ashley Byron, CTO, Hash
Sam James, Managing Director,
Will Swannell, CEO, Co-Founder, Hirespace
Avin Rabheru, Founder & CEO, Housekeep
Hussein Kanji, Founding Partner, Hoxton Ventures
Pratik Sampat, CEO, ihorizon
Omar Hassan, Chief Executive Officer, Inevert
Dupsy Abiola, Founder and CEO, Intern Avenue
Christoph Rieche, CEO, iwoca
David Botterill, CEO, Kickdex
David Lambert, Co-founder, LaundryRepublic
Ian Walker, Co-Founder, LaundryRepublic
Daniel van Binsbergen, Co-founder & CEO, Lexoo
Noah Geeves, Founder, LIC Frozen Cocktails
Mait Müntel, CEO & co-founder, Lingvist
Robin Klein, LocalGlobe
Saul Klein, LocalGlobe
John Allan CBE, Chair, London First
Dr David Lau-Kee, General Partner, London Venture Partners LLP
Debbie Wosskow, CEO, Love Home Swap
Susanne Given, Chairman,
David Wilkinson, CEO, Hash, Managing Director, Soho Strategy
Tom Adeyoola, CEO & Founder, Metail
Glen Channon, Co-Founder ,
Phil Davison, Founder & CEO, Mother Foods (thisismother)
Eamon Tuhami, Founder & CEO , Motivii Limited
Brynne K Herbert, Founder & CEO, MOVE Guides
Nidhima Kohli, CEO & Founder, My Beauty Matches
Torsten Reil, CEO, NaturalMotion Ltd
Sarah Luxford, Director, Nexec Leaders
Ivan Manzour, CEO and Founder, Ometria
Chris Edson, Co-founder, OurPath
Eileen Burbidge, Partner, Passion Capital
Robert Dighero, Partner, Passion Capital
Stefan Glaenzer, Partner, Passion Capital
James Roy Poulter, CEO, Pronto
Daniel Gandesha, Founder & CEO, Property Partner
Sean Dooley, Director, ROW Group
Alex Hoye, Co-Founder, Runway East
Joachim Horn, CEO, SAM Labs
Jonathan Grubin, Founder & CEO, SoPost
James Bidwell, CEO, Springwise
Ian Livingstone, Chairman, Sumo Digital
Alex Barton, Co-Founder & CTO, Sup App
Rich Pleeth, Founder and CEO, Sup App
Martin Bailie, Co-founder, Tailored
Mats Stigzelius, CEO, Takumi
Russ Shaw, Founder, Tech London Advocates
Roudie Shafie , Lead, Tech London Advocates EU Group
Nitin Dahad, Founder & Director, TechSpark Ltd
Clare Johnston, co-CEO, The Up Group
Robert Swerling, co-CEO, The Up Group
Iksit Gadhia, Co-founder, ThinkTouchSee Ltd
Manish Patel , Co-founder, ThinkTouchSee Ltd
Kieran O’Neill, CEO & Co-Founder,
Eliot Brooks, Co-founder & COO, Thriva
Matthew Wilkes, Principal Software Engineer, Tiwaz Ltd
Mandeep Singh, Co-Founder & CEO, Trouva
Sarah Wood, Co-Founder & Co-CEO, Unruly Group
Mark Martin, Urban Teacher
Steve Berry, Chairman, Waterbridge Capital Ltd
Alex Christodoulou, Co-founder, Weengs LTD
Greg Zontanos, Co-founder, Weengs LTD
Pete Ward, Founder, Where Are You Now
Christian Hernandez, White Star
Jimmy Wales, Founder, Wikipedia
Clément Daudy, Managing Director, Wilmore Finance Ltd
Ben Stockman, Director, Wordsmith Digital
David Angell, Director, Wordsmith Digital
Paul Roiter, Founder, Xelix
Daniel Foster-Smith, CTO, Yossarian Lives Ltd.
Jack Parsons, CEO, Yourfeed
Alain Falys, Co-Founder and CEO, Yoyo Wallet
Alastair Lukies CBE, Prime Minister’s Business Ambassador for FinTech
Calum McSwiggan, Youtuber
Dr Nigel Clarke, Composer
Simon Acland, Chairman, Powervault, Tigmus and NatureMetrics
Volker Hirsch, Co-Founder at Blue Beck, Co-Founder at Tech North Advocates


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