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Khaliq says start-ups can benefit from Brexit

New firms more nimble to take opportunities

25th September, 2016
Investor and entrepreneur Siraj Khaliq sold his company for 1.1 billion Picture: Bryan Meade

Investor and entrepreneur Siraj Khaliq, who sold his company the Climate Corporation for $1.1 billion in 2013, has said he believes European start-ups are better placed than traditional businesses to take advantage of Brexit.

Khaliq, a partner in Atomico – the venture capital fund set up by Skype co-founder Niklas Zennstrom – sold the Climate Corporation at the age of just 35 to biotech giant Monsanto. “Obviously it’s (Brexit) not great. We didn’t like that it happened,...

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