GBx News Room

Revisiting the Delaware flip

Early-stage (Seed and Series A) US venture capitalists often insist they will invest in a UK company only if the company “flips” its corporate structure and establishes a US (typically Delaware) holding company. We addressed these dynamics in a 2015 article, noting that high US corporate tax rates were leading some early-stage US investors to reconsider […]

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Do you know Alan Partridge?

“Shy bairns get nowt” became the standout phrase from the last time I visited Silicon Valley and San Francisco. A trip during which, I ended up on San Francisco radio and exchanged emails with Marc Benioff. With similar enthusiasm, I joined the GBx network and applied a scatter-gun approach to connecting with the members via […]

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Introducing Youth Think Tank: Young people highlight challenges in agricultural industry

The Youth Think Tank (YTT) is a research initiative launched by Mastercard Foundation and GBx’s partner Restless Development that works with young people from 7 countries in Africa exploring economic opportunities for young people. Development experts, policy makers and the tech sector have become increasingly interested in the last few years in emerging technologies and […]

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Restless Development entrepreneur profile: Eva gets water

Eva Tolage, a young campaigner from Tanzania, launched Stand With Eva back in February 2015 and since then has been campaigning locally and nationally to get a clean supply of water for her community and school. Now, just over a year since Eva launched her campaign, a new water tap has been installed near her […]

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SVIP: Gain developers, redress gender imbalance in tech

Opportunity: gain highly qualified software developers while helping to redress gender imbalance in tech Silicon Valley Internship Programme (SVIP) is an organization set up to give something back to the global entrepreneurial community. Founded in 2012, it has been working with the British American Business Council, British Consulate, top global engineering universities and high-growth tech companies […]

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HealthTech event: what we’ve missed about the NHS, and more

Thank you to our awesome panel and the GBxers who contributed to an interesting discussion on HealthTech applying understanding of not only UK or US models and technologies, but an assessment of health care systems across the international stage. Our expert panel moderated by Chrissy Farr (Reporter for CNBC), Ross Breckenridge (CMO at Silver Creek Pharmaceuticals), Matthew Holt (Co-Chairman at Health 2.0), Alexis […]

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Restless Development entrepreneur profile: David starts a fishing business

David joined the Restless Development Youth Empowerment program in 2009 in Uganda. Beyond his success in actively engaging youth in decision making and development processes in his community through his training with Restless Development, David has continued to make active use of the skills and techniques. The training he received at Restless Development encouraged him […]

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The importance of the network

Most great achievements come with the support of a strong community. As technology professionals, it is incredibly important to build strong networks with our peers as entrepreneurs and we are well on our way to building GBx to be the most valuable community in the Bay Area for British entrepreneurs. When talent and passion meet […]

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GBx partners with Restless Development for positive change

Half the world is under 30 and 9 out of 10 young people live in developing countries. Restless Development has trained and supported over 20,000 young people to become agents for positive change. They’ve reached over 1.3 million young people with their programs over the last 5 years. Like GBx Restless Development has its origins back […]

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Paying it forward – Cambridge University needs our help

Can you help? The University of Cambridge is looking for mentors based in the US to advise their portfolio companies and help them grow into global leaders. They selected five of their portfolio companies to take part in this pilot programme. All of these companies are starting from brilliant minds and world-leading Cambridge science. With a […]

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GBx launches UK entrepreneur membership at SVC2UK

At the close of 2017, I was fortunate enough to represent GBx and join the SVC2UK delegation visiting Cambridge and London to meet some of the hottest startup and scale-up entrepreneurs from across the UK. I came away, impressed by the depth, breadth and future of the startup ecosystem – fueled at the grass roots […]

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