Spotlight – Wise: Scaling Successfully in the UK Ecosystem

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Monday 15 Nov / 9:35 - 09:50 GMT

Spotlight - Wise: Scaling Successfully in the UK Ecosystem

The UK has one of the world’s most favourable ecosystems to build a globally successful start-up. Access to capital, investment and global talent has fuelled the country’s rise amongst global competitors.

Research has shown start-ups in the UK benefit from high levels of global connectedness to other top ecosystems, and a flow of knowledge into the country which helps them to build global market reach. UK-based companies can tap into global markets due to the UK’s favourable time zone, providing a launchpad to scale and grow internationally.

In this session, Nilan Peiris, Vice President, Growth at Wise (formerly known as Transferwise) will shed light on scaling in the UK as a fintech and how this growth strategy and the UK ecosystem has contributed to Wise’s success.

Virtual Event



UK Together - Collaboration to Reach New Heights

Despite the unprecedented challenges of the past year, the UK tech sector has shown remarkable resilience and growth. Join us as we celebrate and highlight achievements in UK tech and explore how the ecosystem can play a part in our recovery from the pandemic and beyond. Discussions will also focus on how innovation, collaboration, and community play a key role in the continued growth and success of UK tech, as well as in supporting the next generation of start-ups to thrive.

In the morning, we invite you to take part in a series of virtual events, culminating in a variety of fringe events (virtual or in-person) taking place across the UK in the afternoon/ evening, celebrating all things UK tech and entrepreneurship.