New partnership aims to support London-based scaleups
London & Partners have announced a new partnership for the Mayor’s International Business Programme (MIBP) with Ciklum, a leading technology partner, to help London startups and scaleups expand internationally.
Ciklum is on a mission to be London’s leading startup technology and product partner, from seed stage to IPO. With an array of international technical talent and nearly two decades of experience in building custom digital solutions, Ciklum is the enabler that stands behind unicorns like JustEat, Flixbus and eToro.
Members of the Mayor’s International Business Programme already benefit from a wide range of support services, including a mentoring scheme, workshops and events, access to trade missions and introductions to top corporates all over the world.
With Ciklum on board, programme participants will now have access to a whole new range of technical expertise including custom product builds, data strategy and operations, and scaling technology solutions and teams.
Ciklum’s involvement in the programme highlights its commitment to driving product and technical innovation for London startups, helping them compete on the world stage.
Deputy Mayor for Business and Enterprise, Rajesh Agrawal, said: "Building up-to-date digital infrastructure is essential for any business to remain competitive as our economy recovers from the Covid-19 pandemic. Ciklum is a world leader in digital solutions and I’m sure they will be an enormous asset to the Mayor’s International Business Programme."
Kulraj Smagh, CEO at Ciklum, also commented: "I'm delighted Ciklum is joining the Mayor’s International Business Programme. We have a rich history of working with hyper-scaling and entrepreneurial tech companies, and are excited to work with the respected partners. We look forward to sharing our experience of helping scale up successful unicorns in the market with the amazing companies participating in the programme."
Ciklum joins Globalization Partners, Microsoft, Taylor Wessing and Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati as corporate partners of the MIBP. Through these partnerships, the MIBP has helped more than 900 London-based companies internationalise to date, creating more than 1700 jobs for the global economy.
Sara French, Director of Trade & Growth at London & Partners, added: "I am delighted that Ciklum joins our amazing line-up of partners here at Mayor’s International Business Programme. Ciklum’s digital and technological expertise is an incredibly valuable resource for our programme members – not least in the current virtual climate. As we ramp up our efforts to help London-based businesses in these difficult times, I have every confidence that, with Ciklum’s specialist support, our companies will continue to confront the challenges of scaling head-on and be able to bring new products to market even faster."
The MIBP welcomes a new cohort of companies every quarter. Its 18th cohort launches this week, where around 60 of London’s fastest-growing companies will be formally joining and tuning into online induction sessions across the week.