Why this blog?
First article, what’s more normal than explaining the reasons behind this blog. It starts from a simple fact, England and particularly London are made up of a large and growing population of French entrepreneurs. You only have to go to the different events and meetings to realise it. It is not unusual to meet French people hoping to or who have already created their own business. Nothing surprising when you know that London is the 6th French city in term of population. The French community renews itself continuously, just like a city with large universities. It therefore benefits of a great dynamism in the start-up community. London is also very multicultural, which gives this unique character to the England’s capital.
Why this name?
Nothing original, this website puts French startups located in London (and the UK as a whole) forward – mainly in the technology sector and the Internet. The term Valley is obvious; it is a reference to the « Old Street Valley » which is the equivalent – relatively speaking – of the Silicon Valley in Northern California. The area of East London, consisting of Shoreditch, Brick Lane, Hoxton and Hackney, contains a large quantity of innovative start-ups.