Can the UK produce the next Facebook?

BY spectator events


November 28, 2013

6:30 pm

Intercontinental Westminster, 22-28 Broadway, London SW1H 0BH


Ed Vaizey, minister of state for Culture and the Digital Economy

Julie Meyer, founder, Entrepreneur Country and managing partner, Ariadne Capital Entrepreneurs Fund

Rohan Silva, entrepreneur in residence, Index Ventures and former senior policy adviser to the British Prime Minister

Michael Tobin, CEO, Telecity

Benjamin Southworth, founder, Lean Capital


Digital giants Facebook, Google and Apple together boasted revenue of over $200 billion last year. They have brought consumers and businesses alike into palpable reach of one another, whilst enabling worldwide access to information and proselytising the freedom of speech. All three of the aforementioned are the result of American entrepreneurs. Has the UK fallen behind in the technological revolution? Is there a place for Britain in cyber space?