San Francisco based start-up Eventbrite is coming to the east end of London – the online ticket-seller’s first international office. Eventbrite also serves as a platform on which organisers can plan events and promote them using social media. Co-founder of the company Renaud Visage says: “London will be our hub for the rest of Europe. It’s a natural progression for US start-ups to move to the UK, then expand further afield.” Eventbrite joins the growing number of tech start-ups, which include FarFetch and Bullseyehub, moving to east London.
ANOTHER LONDON MARKET ENTRANT
US marketing and electronic retail firm TV Goods is also coming to London, in a move to expand into the European market. The As Seen On TV subsidiary was founded by Kevin Harrington, who is currently host of the ABC show Shark Tank. TV Goods develops, markets and sells its signature products through infomercials, home-shopping television networks, websites, mobile applications, retail and wholesale. The accessibilty of these methods has enabled the company to continuously grow in the US, leading them to make a push for the European market.
TECHHUB GOES GLOBAL
TechHub, the community and workspace for tech start-ups, is expanding to Prague to try to break into the global market, after opening its first office in London last year. TechHub offers small tech businesses resources, office and work space to grow their new enterprises in a community with other budding tech entrepreneurs. “We’ve seen the tech scene continue its global expansion impressively this year and we want to ensure that this community spirit and support is accessible to technology start-ups all over the world,” says TechHub co-founder Elizabeth Varley.