RocketSpace set for London launch

RocketSpace set for London launch

San Francisco-based RocketSpace is set to open a state-of-the-art campus in London in a bid to lend further support to high-growth tech start-ups.

Founded in 2011, RocketSpace is a technology campus headquartered in the heart of San Francisco.

Since its launch the company has been helping tech entrepreneurs, start-ups and corporate innovation professionals bring the future to market.

The company offers office space, facilities and business support in the form of expert mentors and events and workshops led by leading business figures.

RocketSpace members have so far included more than 750 tech start-ups and 16 unicorns including Uber, Blippar, SuperCell and Spotify and the company is hoping to replicate this success in the UK.

RocketSpace founder and CEO, Duncan Logan, said: "London's tech community continues to rapidly expand and drive innovation.

"Creating a physical presence here is critical to our expansion strategy and mission to build an ecosystem for innovation to thrive, across a global network of campuses.

“We are very excited about working with London's tech entrepreneurs, who are creating some of the most disruptive technologies of the future."

The campus, located steps from Angel Tube station, will initially hold up to 1,500 members at its opening in early 2017.

One London tech firm to have already benefited from RocketSpace is visual discovery app Blippar who turned to the campus for support when launching in the US.

"RocketSpace gave us access to resources we needed when we opened our first San Francisco office and it was a great launchpad for our growth in the region," said Ambarish Mitra, CEO and co-founder of London-based Blippar. "Being a member gets you much more than a great office."

Services and amenities at the London campus will accommodate the every day needs of growing tech start-up teams, including office-as-a-service, a multi-gigabit Internet connection, cafe, collaborative workspaces, and a large event space.

Members will have access to hands-on workshops, peer group roundtables, trend talks and networking events, among other services.