Over 80 UK technology leaders support Tech For UK and a vote on the actual terms of Brexit

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UK technology and innovation leaders have signed up as supporters of new tech business group, Tech For UK to call on the Government to back a meaningful vote by Parliament, or the people, on the actual terms of Brexit.

Tushar Agarwal

Tushar Agarwal

Co-Founder & CEO, Hubble

Courtney Glymph

Courtney Glymph

Product and Solutions Communications, CA Technologies

Martha Lane-Fox

Martha Lane-Fox

Founder, Doteveryone

Daniel Appelquist

Daniel Appelquist

Director of Web advocacy and open source, Samsung Research UK

Ilicco Elia

Ilicco Elia

Head Of Mobile, Deloitte Digital

Pilgrim Beart

Pilgrim Beart

CEO, DevicePilot

Madhuban Kumar

Madhuban Kumar

CEO, Metafused

Cécile Baird

Cécile Baird

Founder, Decentrl.Agency

“Our world leading digital industry is being led into a back water of mediocrity by a crop of leaders who don’t even know what Brexit they want and why they want it. By keeping the best talent in the world out with central government quotas on immigration they’ve pulled down the shutters. Digital leaders will simply start up elsewhere. Let’s end this nonsense now, reopen our borders to Europe and the world, and bring back the experts!”

Toby Beresford

CEO, Rise.global

Toby Beresford

Toby Beresford

CEO, Rise.global

Fabrice Bernhard

Fabrice Bernhard

Co-Founder, Theodo

George Bevis

George Bevis

CEO, Tide

Tim Boughton

Tim Boughton

CTO, Mention Me Ltd

“The Brexiteers admit they can’t deliver the Brexit they promised so we deserve a vote on the one they’ve got us instead”

George Bevis

CEO, Tide

Nic Brisbourne

Nic Brisbourne

Managing Partner, Forward Partners

Timothy Brownstone

Timothy Brownstone

CEO, KYMIRA

Mike Butcher, MBE

Mike Butcher, MBE

Editor at Large, Techcrunch

Dominic Campbell

Dominic Campbell

CEO, Futuregov

“London is Europe’s leading tech hub fuelled by talent from across the continent. A bad deal threatens to undermine the most dynamic part of our economy. If the government strikes a deal that lets us continue to thrive then they have no reason to fear a vote on the terms.”

Andy Cockburn

CEO & Co-founder, MentionMe

Andy Cockburn

Andy Cockburn

CEO & Cofounder, Mention Me

Michele Cuccovillo

Michele Cuccovillo

Partner, Rock Mission

Tom de Grunwald

Tom de Grunwald

Creative Director, Microclimate

Ed Dean

Ed Dean

CEO, Woodseer Global

“I spent 12 years working in China – living over there I came to appreciate the value, and leverage, that comes with size. We are a small nation of 65m and I do not believe we are strong or powerful enough to go it alone in a rapidly globalising world. We are European and can’t pretend otherwise. We already have clients making London-based teams redundant as they move whole divisions to Ireland. I catch myself thinking “well it’s ok I’m sure the government know what they’re doing…” and instantly remember they clearly do not. A people’s vote is the common sense choice now that we all really understand what is at stake.”

Ed Dean

CEO, Woodseer Global

Charlie Dobres

Charlie Dobres

CEO, Busking It Productions

Jon Atkinson

Jon Atkinson

Technical Director, FARM Digital Ltd.

Rob Elkin

Rob Elkin

CTO, Busuu

James Evans

James Evans

Managing Director, Bluespot.io Ltd

“As a Northern Ireland native, I’ve seen first hand the difficulty that division can cause, just as I can see the major and needless impact that Brexit is having on bringing back the divisions on that island. Isolation and protectionism has never proven to be a positive long term strategy, and that is becoming clear in this case too. And with more in the tech industry, and in the UK as a whole, considering themselves citizens of the world, we risk closing our doors and driving away a diverse set of people that help make us all better.”

Rob Elkin

CTO, Busuu

Ben Farren

Ben Farren

CEO, SPOKE

Josh Feldberg

Josh Feldberg

Head of Digital, 89up

Adam Fudakowski

Adam Fudakowski

CEO, Switchee

Matthew Gardiner

Matthew Gardiner

Founder, Catch London

“We employ a bunch of highly skilled people and 70% of our staff don’t have a UK passport. Finding and attracting great team members is a major challenge and is the single biggest constraint on our growth. Anything we can do to make it easier for smart people to come to the UK is a bonus. Doing the opposite is frankly economic suicide.”

Adam Fudakowski

CEO, Switchee

Gianluca Gindro

Gianluca Gindro

Senior Data Scientist, Geophy

Tom Alisi

Tom Alisi

Director, deep.ventures

Joanna Goodman

Joanna Goodman

Tech Journalist

Martin Goodson

Martin Goodson

CEO, Evolution AI

“Lies run sprints, but the truth runs marathons – it’s becoming increasingly clear that the fiction that was promised by the leave campaign were just that, and now the truths of the damage being done to our economy and our standing in the world are laid bare. The people deserve the chance to vote on the truth – the final terms of the agreement that will decide the future of this country. Anything less would be a travesty of democracy.”

Glenn Shoosmith

Founder & CEO, Bookingbug

Conor Graham

Conor Graham

Cofounder, #HackTheHub

Marcus Greenwood

Marcus Greenwood

CEO, Ubio

Volker Hirsch

Volker Hirsch

Founder, Blue Beck / Tech North Advocates

Jana Hlistova

Jana Hlistova

Founder, Diversity Hacks

“As technology entrepreneurs and investors, we are working in global markets. Access to talent and low barriers to market entry are key to secure the momentum of our industries. Brexit is the most important decisions for generations and it would be irresponsible not to let people have a decision on the exact term of the world they will live in.”

Volker Hirsch

Angel investor or co-founder, Tech North Advocates

Alex Hoye

Alex Hoye

Co-founder, The Faction Collective

Jack Huang

Jack Huang

Director, TrulyExperiences.com

Ian Jindal

Ian Jindal

Founder, Pencil / InternetRetailing

Stephen Johnston

Stephen Johnston

Founder, Fordcastle

“Once the details are visible, we can truly vote on Brexit. Will it actually allow us to build the next generation of world beating companies or is it shifting red tape from Brussels to London and increasing the cost of trading and working with Europe?”

Riaz Kanani

MD & Founder, Radiate B2B

Riaz Kanani

Riaz Kanani

MD & Founder, Radiate B2B

Bindi Karia

Bindi Karia

Innovation Expert & Advisor

Nicholas Katz

Nicholas Katz

CEO, Acasa

Frank Kelcz

Frank Kelcz

Partner, Collider VC

“Having been deeply involved in the U.K. and global technology ecosystem for the past 20 years and most recently as an Advisor to the EU Innovation Minister as a member of the European Innovation Council, I firmly believe that we cannot work in a vacuum. A tech company born in the UK is global from almost day one, and I fear not having a say on the final terms of Brexit will have a meaningful impact on UK’s capability to maintain its global lead in the tech sector”

Bindi Karia

Innovation Expert + Advisor, Global Super Connector

Laurence Kemball-Cook

Laurence Kemball-Cook

Founder & CEO, Pavegen

Jessica Kennedy White

Jessica Kennedy White

UCL Educate

David Batey

David Batey

Founder, Nickelled Ltd

Giles Andrews

Giles Andrews

Cofounder & Chairman, Zopa

“The ongoing uncertainty along with declining growth is a hard one to take. We went from the fastest growing (before Brexit) to the lowest growing in the EU with the economy expected to grow a mere 1% in 2018. It’s time the people of the UK had a say on what Brexit actually is.”

Madhuban Kumar

Founder & CEO, Metafused

Benji Lanyado

Benji Lanyado

Founder & CEO, Picfair

Richard Marr

Richard Marr

Cofounder, Applied Recruitment

Ivan Mazour

Ivan Mazour

CEO and Founder, Ometria

Melanie Moeller

Melanie Moeller

Product Lead, Sky Spain

“Brexit affects everything from our relationships with family to our global standing, even potentially the Peace Process and Scottish Independence, so I was disappointed to see the campaigns be so divisive, muddied, vague, and in many cases inaccurate. We punch above our weight, which means we have a lot to lose. The country of Magna Carta and the Mother of Parliaments deserves a meaningful debate on concrete options, and a vote based on considered strategic goals. The young people of the UK are the ones who will have to deliver those goals. Right now they don’t want Brexit at all, so if it’s to succeed they need to feel heard and their concerns addressed.”

Richard Marr

CEO, BeApplied

Katie Moffat

Katie Moffat

Head Of Digital, The Audience Agency

Guy Morris

Guy Morris

Managing Director, Quiz the Nation

Simon Murdoch

Simon Murdoch

Founder, Episode 1 Partners

Nuala Murphy

Nuala Murphy

CEO, Moment Health

“The UK and especially London has become a vibrant and globally successful centre for technology innovation. Many of the most exciting start up businesses here have been founded by immigrant entrepreneurs and grown with UK and European employees joining the companies as they grow rapidly. Any Brexit which does not keep the UK in the single market and customs union would in my view considerably dampen the prospects for tech start-ups here in the UK – there would be less of them and they would find it harder to grow as rapidly. We need a meaningful vote on the terms of Brexit.”

Simon Murdoch

Managing Partner, Episode 1 Ventures

Daniel Murray

Daniel Murray

Co Founder, Grabble

Bernhard Niesner

Bernhard Niesner

CEO, Busuu

Rob O'Donovan

Rob O'Donovan

Ceo, Charlie HR

Nick Patterson

Nick Patterson

Founder, Movemeon

Hephzi Pemberton

Hephzi Pemberton

Founder, Kiteka

Jonathan Petrides

Jonathan Petrides

Founder, allplants

Chris Pointon

Chris Pointon

Co-founder, Racefully

Priya Prakash

Priya Prakash

Founder, D4SC

“We now had 2 years of due diligence on Brexit and the British people deserve a vote on this deal. Anything else would be highly irresponsible and undemocratic”.

Bernhard Niesner

CEO & Co-founder, Busuu

Adam Price

Adam Price

Founder, VouchedFor & Hatch

Gareth Quinn

Gareth Quinn

Founder, Digital DNA

Benjamin Redford

Benjamin Redford

Co-founder, Mayku

William Reeve

William Reeve

CEO, Goodlord

Laure Claire Reillier

Laure Claire Reillier

Co-Founder and COO, Launchworks & Co

Marc Roberts

Marc Roberts

CTO, HiyaCar

William Roberts

William Roberts

Founder, Loyalty Bay

Josh Russell

Josh Russell

Partner, Resolve

“Britons voted for Brexit in the initial referendum with inadequate and often wholly spurious information on both sides of the argument. For a decision which will impact our children’s lives across the decades and our commercial lives within a matter of months, it is incomprehensible not to give it the scrutiny it deserves: from parliament at least, and ideally the voting public.”

Nick Saalfeld

Director, Wells Park Communications

Nick Saalfeld

Nick Saalfeld

Director, Wells Park Communications

Merje Shaw

Merje Shaw

MD, Path59

Dimitar Stanimiroff

Dimitar Stanimiroff

CEO & Co-founder, Heresy

Cassandra Stavrou

Cassandra Stavrou

Founder, Propercorn

Tamara Sword

Tamara Sword

Founder, TRM&C

Andrea Tricoli

Andrea Tricoli

Co-Founder, Expressly

Andrew Walmsley

Andrew Walmsley

Non Exec Chairman, Inskin Media

Peter Ward

Peter Ward

Founder, WAYN/Humanity Inc

“Once the government has negotiated the final terms for Brexit, it must give the electorate the opportunity to vote on whether to agree to those terms or not. Given the gravity of impact on our lives, businesses and the future prosperity of our children; it would, in my humble opinion, be both undemocratic and immoral not to do so. If we believe it is better to remain part of the EU as an alternative to that proposal, we should be given the chance to vote for that as an option too”

Peter Ward

Co-founder, Humanity Inc

Glenn Shoosmith

Glenn Shoosmith

Founder and CEO, Bookingbug

Ben Whately

Ben Whately

Co-founder and COO, Memrise

James Whatley

James Whatley

Planning Partner, Ogilvy UK

Ben Whitaker

Ben Whitaker

Founder, Masabi

Irfon Watkins

Irfon Watkins

Founder, Dovu

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