London Tech Week closes its doors tomorrow after five days of events across the city. Along with discussions and panels with some of the key industry players, other events have included a drone-racing exhibition and startup workshops, as well as discussions on key areas such as IoT, AI and VR. With over 40,000 expected attendees across more than 300 events, the spectacle could well cement London's place as the tech capital of Europe.
Investor interest in this sector is also riding high. So far this year, venture investors have completed 148 deals in the UK's IT industry worth a combined €1.24 billion, per the PitchBook Platform, meaning volume is tracking on a similar path to last year. Deal value, on the other hand, has almost outstripped the whole of 2016 already. It is worth noting, however, that this does include the whopping the $502 million investment into AR startup Improbable.
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But which VC investors are backing this thriving tech space? Here are the top five in the UK's IT sector since the beginning of 2012, along with deal counts (excluding accelerator rounds):