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Top tech stats: London crowned top tech startup city, global VC FinTech investment & more


Welcome to your round up of some of the past week’s most interesting surveys, statistics and reports relevant to those involved in the UK tech industry.

This week, we have statistics relating to alternative investments, gender diversity in the workplace, global FinTech investment for up to Q3 2016, mobile-savvy workplaces, smart buildings and the top cities in which to start a tech business.

Alternative investment

An index by alternative investments marketplace Off3r has outlined the month-on-month performances of equity crowdfunding and peer-to-peer lending platforms over the last year.

The report analysed major equity crowdfunding platforms including Seedrs, Crowdcube and Syndicate Room, showing the combined total raised was £216.25m.

The average amount raised per month was found to be £18m across the 7 platforms analysed, with 80,000 investments made across just under 400 deals....