Tech London Advocates (TLA) is a 1,000 strong advocacy group that aims to support technology start-ups in finding new investment, new talent and achieving high growth.
TLA encourages the investment of both capital and talent in tech start-ups – building partnerships between the start-up community in London, and investors and influencers worldwide.
TLA believes that there is significant and growing interest from large corporates based in the UK to get further involved in London’s burgeoning tech start-up sector. The group will play a key role in promoting London’s emerging technology and digital sector as a defining high-growth area for the city and broader UK economy.
TLA strives to promote the necessary business conditions to advance start-up growth, support later stage businesses and enable technology innovation to rapidly reach its marketplace. This in turn will enhance investment conditions for larger businesses, enabling them to benefit from the culture of innovation embodied by London’s tech entrepreneurs.
Kay set up the TLA HealthTech Working Group in late 2013 and is the Group’s Chair.
The Group runs an Annual “Health Tech Start-up of Year” Competition, an on-line registry of Health Tech Companies and works to help Government, the NHS and others to better engage with the sector. It is also the TLA’s link with the Mayor’s Med City initiative.