Ieso Digital Health & Darktrace feature in list of 5 Cambridge tech start-ups to watch

Wed, Oct 20, 2021

Dubbed the Silicon Fen, Cambridge has established a burgeoning reputation as a growing powerhouse of hi-tech over the past decade, with a raft of tech and life science start-ups emerging from the internationally renowned research facilities at the its prestigious university.

The city has long been known as a hub of creativity and ideas which have gone on to change the world. Perhaps most famously of all, it was where James Watson and Francis Crick first discovered the structure of DNA back in 1953.

But in recent years, its flourishing science parks have increasingly attracted the attention of both tech investors and global giants alike. Microsoft, Amazon, Samsung and AstraZeneca all have bases in Cambridge, while between 2013 and 2017 the university’s many spinouts raised $2.2bn (£1.7bn) between them, according to figures from Global University Venturing. ‘This success is based on the coming together of an eco-system which has been decades in the making,’ said Paul Jourdan, chief executive at Amati Global Investors.

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