Posted on September 20, 2016 by staff

Video: How Newcastle is nurturing promising tech start-ups


What is the climate like for start-ups in Newcastle?

BusinessCloud editor Chris Maguire catches up with investor angel Richard Exley, formerly of Northstar Ventures, to find out.

The Toon on the Tyne is famously home to the only tech firm on the FTSE, accountancy software giant Sage, while big guns such as Accenture and BT also loom large.

Speaking in shared creative working space Campus North, Exley says he believes the ecosystem in the region is becoming more balanced as start-ups begin to scale in greater numbers.

As chairman of promising fitness app start-up Fit Gurus, he is in a great position to judge – and says, contrary to some opinions, the North East is finally gaining some nationwide recognition.

Watch the video below to see the full interview.