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Asian Investment in UK Tech Startups Skyrocket

Asian Investment in UK Tech Startups Skyrocket

16 Jul 15:00 by Daniel Knott

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As if we didn’t know already, but UK Tech is booming and brushing off the dark clouds of the COVID-19 pandemic.


Asian investment is on pace to smash records this year with Japan being the most heavily invested nation in UK Tech.  Other active investors from the region include Singapore, Hong Kong, Malaysia, and China.


The increase in Asian investments matches wider investment trends across the country. Already, venture capital investment in the UK has reached £12.3bn in the first half of 2021, compared to £10.8bn for the whole of 2020.


The five biggest Asian investors in the UK in 2020 were SoftBank, GIC, DSTGlobal, Temasek and Tencent. Investors from the Middle East, also included in Asian investment data, have stepped up their investment in the UK, challenging the dominance of Japan in particular.


Between 2016 and 2020, Japan’s investment in UK tech has shrunk from 72% to 24%, as other investors in the region have stepped up their backing for UK tech start-ups and scaleups. With this investment comes much needed support for our innovative technology sector and the creation of many highly skilled technology jobs that employers are scrambling to fill.


At Colossus we have been working around the clock with some of the biggest names in UK Tech for many months now and have found the jobs market to be a chaotic place with new roles popping on to the scene almost minute by minute.


If you’re a candidate looking for a new role in tech, now is certainly the time to pursue things but you could be in real danger of missing out if you don’t have the support of a team that can sift through all the chaos and find the gem that’s suited just for you.


We pride ourselves on years of experience specialising in tech and can put you at the door of these established companies and start-ups seeing all this fresh investment. For no cost, you can tap into our experience and resources to maximise your chances.


This tried and tested process is why we attract the very best talent in the UK and are proud to have thousands of placements to our name.


If you’re a technology company looking to grow in 2021, we would encourage you to partner with us and save yourself time, money and stress, as we find you the very best talent on the market.


You can find out latest roles here and if you are a business struggling to find the right person to join your organisation, why not reach out to our team and let us handle your recruitment project for you.

We are confident you won’t regret working with Colossus Associates.



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