Tech City and Silicon Valley are closer than you think

Last autumn, in what the tech press called a “rare example of a UK firm buying out a US rival”, my company SkyDox acquired US-based Workshare. We promptly adopted Workshare’s brand name and decided to move our headquarters from San Francisco to the heart of Tech City. Tech City is often regarded as playing second fiddle to the innovative, startup scene that is Silicon Valley. On the surface it can be easy to see why, but to me Tech City offers great opportunities and is home to many disruptive companies; Silicon Valley just seems to have had all the good press.