Time to get a little patriotic...
Fellow Brit, James Governior, moaned the other day (quite rightly in my opinion) about the lack of gusto and activity happening in the web start-up space in the UK. Now, it may be just a perception thing, but it seems as though we're somewhat lacking...what is it about the UK business environment that holds us back? We have some success stories in the high-tech industry, but not many to speak of at all (in fact I'm struggling to think of any - CSR and ARM come to mind), but why not in the online space?
It's weird. We have the skills - there are plenty of first-class developers in good old Blighty and a high quality pool of bright business minds that want the good life, but why is that those ingredients do not translate into the generation of successful world-class online businesses?
Maybe there are some hot players and but they just don't get the level of exposure the Silicon Valley young guns get If they are there, I haven't heard of them.
So James is going to try and do his bit for our queen and country. He's looking for some UK start-ups to explore and expose. If you know of any, ping James. He's hungry to know.