Ciklum is very pleased to sponsor the UK Fast 50 as it is in line with our core competence to help growing successful technology companies in the UK and across Europe.
Ciklum is a leading supplier of technical personnel and teams, software development and agile business consulting to high growth companies globally. We currently employ more than 2,500 specialists in our offices and technical development centres in Ukraine and Belarus.
Unlike the traditional project outsourcing model, we help over 200 of our clients establish their own development centres in one of our nearshore development locations where they outsource, completely or partially, their software development. This is the equivalent of having your in-house IT specialists, but for a significantly lower cost and with less administrative nuisances.
As part of one of the world's largest institutional investors and with a history going back to the early days of Venture Capital in the 1960s, Fidelity Growth Partners Europe (FGPE) can draw on a breadth of experience and resources few VCs can match. Fidelity Growth Partners has over a billion dollars of invested capital in Asia, India and Europe.
We have been operating in Europe for over a decade and our latest £100 million fund was launched in 2010 to help European entrepreneurs build global success stories. Recent investments include notonthehighstreet.com, the UK's leading online marketplace; Wahanda, the world’s largest online health, beauty and wellness marketplace; Seatwave, Europe's leading online fan-to-fan ticket exchange service; and Innogames, one of the world's leading developers and publishers of online games. Recent successful exits include Government CRM software company Curam Software (IBM) and digital life enabler NewBay Software (RIM).
Silicon Valley Bank is thrilled to be supporting the UK Fast 50. We are committed to helping drive growth in the UK innovation space and so are looking forward to seeing the results and celebrating with those innovative businesses and individuals whose hard work and great ideas represent the future of UK tech.
Silicon Valley Bank is the premier bank for technology, life science, cleantech, venture capital, private equity and premium wine businesses. Silicon Valley Bank and its affiliates within SVB Financial Group provides industry knowledge and connections, financing, treasury management, corporate investment and international banking services to its clients worldwide through 27 US offices and seven international operations in China, India, Israel and the UK. (Nasdaq: SIVB)
Taylor Wessing is proud to co-sponsor the UK Fast 50 for the third consecutive year as it reflects our position as the leading law firm for the technology growth sector.
Taylor Wessing is an international law firm with a leading Technology practice. What makes us different is our significant SME/entrepreneur/growth technology focus, as well as our forward thinking approach to serving clients. We think creatively about business issues and are constantly looking for new and better ways to add value with truly innovative solutions that help to grow our clients' businesses. Taylor Wessing has worked with tech start-ups and more established tech companies, both from the UK and abroad, for many years. We understand the needs and requirements of companies operating in all technology related sectors, and work with clients to add real value to their business decisions and growth.