London & Partners, an agency of the city administration supported by tax firm BDO and banks Santander and Newland Chase, have been on the hunt for Indian startups ready to expand in global markets. They’ve selected 20 after screening hundreds.
These 20 startups will be taken to the London tech week next month, and subsequently supported in expanding their businesses in world markets using London as a base.
“India is one of the highest sources of foreign direct investment to London, so we already have strong trade links. But we think we can go further to strengthen London’s connections with Indian businesses, not only in established sectors, but in growing sectors, such as tech,” says David Slater, director of international trade and investment at London & Partners.
Activity-based travel startup Thrillophilia connects local tour operators with travellers. Suppliers apply to list their tours and activities on the platform, and the approved ones are listed for global users to book.
Thrillophilia was co-founded by Indian School of Business grad Chitra Gurnani along with her husband, Abhishek Daga.