Tech start-ups look to Lisbon as Brexit rattles London’s scene

While Britain’s decision to quit the EU probably won’t trigger a tech exodus from London, it may accelerate start-up formation elsewhere

5th February, 2017
Delegates at the Web Summit in Lisbon: the city is still a minnow in the tech world, but it’s enough to convince Portuguese talent to stay put instead of leaving for opportunities abroad

Back in 2012, Jaime Jorge did something few of his Portuguese compatriots ever did: he turned down a job at Google in London. Jorge, then a 24-year-old software developer, chose to start his own enterprise instead.

Five years later, Codacy, the company he co-founded with Joao Caxaria, uses algorithms to automatically correct mistakes in software code for scores of businesses worldwide, including PayPal and Adobe.

They’ve never looked back. “Instead of working 18 hours a day...

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