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Tech Nation Talks Northern Ireland: a global mindset with ambition to scale

Posted On: 13 Jul 2020   |   Posted By: Tech City UK

Tech Nation Talks headed to Northern Ireland for the penultimate date on our virtual UK tour. As with the previous eight events, it was broadcast over the Hopin video conferencing platform, which has enabled us to run engaging live events designed to connect and inform digital tech ecosystem workers across the UK.
Timing is often critical to a digital tech company's success, and this week it was announced that Hopin raised $40m in a Series A investment round led by IVP; a move that provided a welcome lift for UK tech amid the pandemic-induced uncertainty.
Also aiming to lift spirits was Mike Jackson, Tech Nation's Director of Entrepreneur Success, who welcomed delegates from Northern Ireland and beyond before providing an overview of the UK's recent tech performance.
According to Tech Nation Report 2020 , digital tech companies in Northern Ireland raised £100m of investment from VCs in 2019. A total of £18m was invested in emerging tech between 2015 and 2019, of which £3m was invested in AI companies....

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