17. From Silicon Valley to silicon roundabouts: investing in UK tech

Everything in the US seems to be bigger than in the UK. The cars, the roads, food portions... They have Silicon Valley in California. We have a silicon roundabout in Cambridge and a tech canal in Birmingham! Matthew Tonge, co-manager of Liontrust UK Micro-Cap fund explains why UK tech companies tend to stay small, but also how Brexit may help them grow.
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Investing in Britain’s smallest businesses, Liontrust UK Micro-Cap fund is run by a team of four using a proven investment process. To be included in this fund, a company must have at least one intangible asset – a strong distribution network, high recurring revenues or a strong brand.

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