As part of V3's partnership with Cisco in the run up to the Olympics and Paralympic Games, we catch up with Oscar Jazdowski, head of origination at Silicon Valley Bank, to hear his thoughts on how the Games will benefit the UK start-up industry, especially entrepreneurs and small businesses in East London's Tech City.
Jazdowski discusses how he thinks investment opportunities for start-ups will improve due to this summer's event, and how the UK's technology ecosystem will benefit from the extensive communications infrastructure that has been built for the UK to broadcast the Games around the world.
Silicon Valley Bank financed many of San Francisco's biggest start-ups in their early stages such as Twitter and Pinterest, and since 2004 has started expanding in the UK, financing start-ups such as Mimecast and Cambridge Broadband Networks.
This article is part of a special Olympics Technology series, sponsored by Cisco. For more information please follow this link.
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