Sir, We are the founders and CEOs of some of the UK’s most entrepreneurial businesses — from early stage start-ups to household names.

Every day, as we build our companies, we see the benefits of being able to do business within Europe’s single market of 500m consumers, with one set of regulations across 28 countries, and the ability to recruit the brightest people here and across Europe.

Once the latest round of British-backed EU reforms have been completed, the European market for services, as well as digital products, will create even greater business opportunities for our companies.

Of course the EU isn’t perfect; but rather than cutting ourselves off from the opportunities it offers, it is better to be on the inside helping shape the rules of this market instead of just being subject to them.

The economic shock of a vote to leave the EU would also be hugely damaging to our businesses. Leaving could lead to lost investment, missed opportunities and lost jobs.

The UK is currently the best place in Europe to launch and grow a business; leaving the EU will undoubtedly undermine the ability of Britain’s entrepreneurs to start-up, innovate, and grow. It is simply not worth the risk.

Adam Joyce

Founder and Chief Scientist,

Elliptic

Adarsh Radia

Co-Founder,

Kite Eyewear

Adrien Cohen

Co-Founder,

Tractable

Alastair Paterson

Founder and CEO,

Digital Shadows

Alastair Lukies CBE

Chairman,

Innovate Finance

Alejandro Vicente Grabovetsky

Co-Founder and CEO,

Avalon Ai

Alex Asseily

Founder,

Jawbone, State and Chiaro

Alex Chesterman

Founder and CEO,

Zoopla Property Group

Alex Depledge

Founder,

hassle.com;

and Chair,

Coadec 

Alex Francis

Founder and CEO,

LoveHolidays.com

Alex Macpherson

Octopus Ventures

Alexandra Chong

Founder,

Lulu

Alexandre Dalyac

Co-Founder,

Tractable

Alice Bentinck

Co-Founder,

Entrepreneur First

Alistair Hill

Co-Founder and CEO,

On Device Research

Ambarish Mitra

Founder and CEO,

Blippar

Andrew McLoughlin

Founder,

Huddle;

and Partner,

SoftTech VC

Andrew Jervis

Founder and CEO,

ClickMechanic

Andrew P. White

Founder and CEO,

FundApps

Andy Atkins-Krueger

CEO,

Webcertain Group Ltd

Andy Phillipps

Co-Founder,

Active Hotels (now Booking.com);

and Co-Founder and Chairman,

Reevoo

Andy Williams

Co-Founder and Technical Director,

Adludio

Anya Hindmarch

Founder,

Anya Hindmarch

Arnaud Massenet

Founder and Director,

Net a Porter;

and CEO and Director,

de-pury Group

Arthur Kay

Founder and CEO,

Bio Bean

Ben Drury

Founder,

7Digital

Ben Pugh

Founder and CEO,

Farmdrop

Bindi Karia

Tech London Advocates Advisory Board

Brendan Gill

CEO,

OpenSignal

Brent Hoberman

Co-Founder,

Founders Factory, lastminute.com, Made.com, Founders.Forum

Brian Taylor

Founder and CEO,

PixelPin Ltd

Brynne Herbert

Founder and CEO,

Move Guides

Candide Kirk

Founder,

Novellic

Cassandra Stavrou

Co-Founder,

Propercorn

Charlie Bradshaw

Founder,

Matrix Apa

Charlie Muirhead

Founder and CEO,

CognitionX

Charlie Osmond

Chief Tease,

TRIPTEASE

Charlie Thuillier

Managing Director,

Oppo Ice Cream

Chris Morling

Founder and Managing Director,

Dot Zinc

Chris Hancock

CEO,

Crowd2Fund

Christoph Rieche

CEO,

iwoca

Dale Vince

Founder,

Ecotricity

Damien Kimmelman

Co-Founder and CEO,

Duedil

Damon Oldcorn

Managing Partner,

Oldcorn and Oldcorn LLP

Daniel Benamran

General Manager UK,

BlaBlaCar

Darren Westlake

CEO,

Crowdcube

Dave Thompson

Founder and CEO,

Magictab

David Garfield

CEO and Co-Founder,

Garrison Technology

Debbie Wosskow

CEO,

LoveHomeSwap;

and Chair,

Sharing Economy UK

Dinesh Dhamija

President,

TIE;

And Founder,

ebookers.com

Dom Jackman

Co-Founder,

Escape the City

Dom Lewis

Founder,

Tray.io

Doug Monro

Co-Founder and CEO,

Adzuna

Dylan McKee

Co-Founder,

SpreeTree

Eamon Jubbawy

Co-Founder and COO,

Onfido

Ed Dean

Co-Founder,

JETT customer experience 

Edward Ungar

Chief Commercial Officer,

Onfido

Edward Wray

Co-Founder,

Betfair

Efe Cakarel

Founder and CEO,

MUBI

Eileen Burbidge

Partner,

Passion Capital

Emi Gal

Founder and CEO,

Brainient

Emily Brooke

Founder and CEO,

Blaze

Eric Van der Kleij

Co-Founder and CEO,

Adeptra, Level39, Tech City UK, Entiq

Ernesto Schmitt

CEO and Co-Founder,

Drivetribe

Evgeny Shadchnev

Founder and CEO,

Makers Academy

Fabien Riggall

Founder and Director,

Secret Cinema

Faith Forster

Founder and CEO,

Pinipa

Felix Leuschner

CEO and Founder,

Drover

Frances Toye

Founder and CEO,

The Unilink Group

Frankie Fox

Co-Founder,

The Foraging Fox

George Bevis

Founder and CEO,

TIDE

Ghislaine Boddington

Founder / Creative Director,

BDS Creative Ltd, body>data>space, and Women Shift Digital

Gideon Farrell

Co-Founder and CTO,

Converge

Giles Andrews

Co-Founder and Executive Chairman,

Zopa

Giles Brook

CEO - EMEA,

Vita Coco;

and Founding Partner,

BEAR

Giles Williams

Co-Founder and CTO,

Urban Massage

Graeme Risby

CEO and Co-Founder,

HiyaCar

Graham Cooke

CEO,

Qubit

Greg Marsh

Co-Founder and CEO,

onefinestay

Guy Blaskey

Founder,

Pooch & Mutt

Guy Levin

Executive Director,

Coadec

Helen James

CEO,

Investis

Henry Harrison

CTO and Co-Founder,

Garrison Technology

Hillary Graves

Founder,

Little Dish

Hiroki Takeuchi

CEO and Co-Founder,

GoCardless

Howard Kingston

Co-Founder,

Adludio

Husayn Kassai

Co-Founder and CEO,

Onfido

Ian Livingston CBE

Co-Founder,

Games Workshop;

and Chairman,

Midoki, Playdemic and Sumo Digital

Itamar Lesuisse

Co-Founder and CEO,

Peak

Jacqueline Gold

CEO,

Ann Summers and Knickerbox

James Averdieck

Founder,

GÜ, and The Coconut Collaborative 

James Daunt

Founder,

Daunt Books

James King

Founder and CTO,

Encore

James Smith

Founder and CEO,

Elliptic

James Cox

CEO and Founder,

Simbasleep

James Chappell

Co-Founder and CTO,

Digital Shadows

Jamie Graves

CEO,

ZoneFox

Jason Goodman

Founder,

Albion

Jeff Lynn

Co-Founder and CEO,

Seedrs

Jenny Griffith

Founder,

Snap Fashion

Jim Creegan

Founder,

Jimmy’s Iced Coffee

Joe Cohen

Founder and CEO,

Property.Works

Joe Parry

Founder and CEO,

Cambridge Intelligence

John Earner

Co-Founder and CEO,

Space Ape Games

John Reid

Founder,

Repknight

Jonathan Williamson

Co-Founder,

Pimoroni

Jonathan Gan

Founder and CEO,

Whichit

Jonathan Newman

CEO,

Chi Ventures Ltd

Jos White

Partner,

Notion Capital;

and Co-Founder, MessageLabs and Star

Jose Marin

Co-Founder,

IG Expansion

Jose Neves

Founder,

Farfetch

Julian Ranger

Founder and Executive Chairman,

digi.me

Julie Deane OBE

Founder and CEO,

The Cambridge Satchel Company

Julien Hammerson

Chief Executive Officer,

Calastone

Karen Jones CBE

Co-Founder,

Café Rouge, and Food and Fuel

Kate Shand

Managing Director,

Enjoy Education

Kate Unsworth

Founder and CEO,

VINAYA

Kevin Cornils

CEO,

MyOptique Group

Kieran Kunhya

Founder,

Open Broadcast Systems

Dr. Kim Nilsson

CEO and Co-Founder,

Pivigo

Laurence Kemball-Cook

Founder and CEO,

Pavegen

Liam Griffin

Vice-Chairman and former CEO,

Addison Lee

Liz Rice

Co-Founder and CEO,

Microscaling Systems

Lloyd Dorfman CBE

Founder,

Travelex;

and Chairman,

The Office Group and Doddle

Lopo Champalimaud

Founder and CEO,

Treatwell

Luke Scheybeler

Co-Founder,

Rapha, and Tracksmith

Luke Ferris

CEO,

laZook

Mairtin O’Riada

Founder and CIO,

Ravelin Technology Ltd

Marc Worth

CEO,

Stylus Media Group

Marcus Greenwood

Co-Founder and CEO,

Universal Basket

Mark Russell

Co-Founder and COO,

Universal Basket

Mark Sebba

Former Chief Executive,

The Net-a-Porter Group

Mark Martin

Founder,

Urban Teacher

Marta Krupinska

Co-Founder and GM,

Azimo

Martha Lane Fox CBE

Founder,

Doteveryone;

and Co-Founder,

Lucky Voice and lastminute.com

Martin Varsavsky

Founder and Chairman,

Fon

Martin Sweeney

Founder and CEO,

Ravelin Technology Ltd

Matt Clifford

Co-Founder,

Entrepreneur First

Mattias Ljungman

Partner,

Atomico

Maurice Helfgott

Executive Chairman,

Amery Capital

Merilee Karr

Founder and CEO,

UnderTheDoormat Ltd

Michael Kent

Founder and CEO,

Azimo

Dr. Mike Lynch OBE

Invoke Capital

Mike MacCana

Founder,

CertSimple

Mike Tomkins

Co-Founder,

TopCashback

Neville Crawley

CEO,

Quid Inc

Niall Wass

Entrepreneur in Residence,

Atomico;

and formerly CEO,

Wonga

Niamh Barker

Managing Director,

The Travel Wrap Company

Nic Wistreich

Co-Founder,

Netribution.org;

and Director,

HelloIdeas.com

Nicholas Denning

Founder and CEO,

Diegesis Limited

Nick Thomson

Chief Revenue Officer,

Workshare

Nick Lally

Co-Founder and COO,

Ravelin Technology Ltd

Nicolas De Santis

Entrepreneur,

Opodo.com

Niklas Zennström

CEO and Founding Partner,

Atomico

Ning Li

Co-Founder and CEO,

Made.com

Oleg Fomenko

Co-Founder and CEO,

SweatCoin

Oliver Ragg

Co-Founder,

TopCashback

Olivia Sibony

Co-Founder,

Grub Club

Omar Moulani

COO,

Landmax.pro

Pascal Auberson

Founder,

Lumacode Ltd

Eur Ing Paul Kaye

Managing Director,

IntelliQA Limited

Paul Lindley

Founder,

Ella’s Kitchen;

and Founder and CEO,

Paddy’s Bathroom

Paul Varga

Founder and CEO,

Playbrush

Paul Gardner Bougaard

Chief Executive,

RDO

Peter Brewin

Co-Founder,

Concrete Canvas

Peter Ward

Co-Founder and CEO,

WAYN

Peter Williams

Founder and CEO,

Jack Wills

Philip Alexander

Founder,

Mentorial

Prasanna Kannan

Co-Founder,

Native

Rahul Parekh

Co-Founder and CEO,

EatFirst

Raphael Scheps

Co-Founder and CEO,

Converge

Razvan Ranca

Co-Founder,

Tractable

Razwan Ghafoor

CEO and Co-Founder,

ThirdEye labs

Reshma Sohoni

Founder,

Seedcamp

Riccardo Zacconi

CEO,

King.com

Rich Pleeth

Founder,

Sup app

Richard Harpin

Founder and Chief Executive,

Homeserve

Richard Reed

Co-Founder,

Innocent, and Jam Jar Investments

Rishi Chowdhury

Co-Founder,

IncuBus Ventures

Roberta Lucca

Co-Founder,

Bossa Studios, WonderLuk and BOLDR

Robin Klein

Co-Founder,

LocalGlobe

Ross Williams

Founder and CEO,

Venntro Media Group

Rumi Verjee

Founder,

Domino’s Pizza UK

Russ Shaw

Founder,

Tech London Advocates

Rytis Vitkauskas

Founder and CEO,

YPlan

Sam Amrani

Founder and Executive Chairman,

Tamoco and Crowdit

Sandy Forster

Co-Founder and Sales Director,

Pinipa

Saul Klein

Co-Founder,

Lovefilm, Seedcamp, Kano and Localglobe

Shaun Dowling

CEO,

Interpretive

Shelley Taylor

Founder and CEO,

Trellyz

Sherry Coutu CBE

Serial Entrepreneur

Simon Woodroffe OBE

Founder,

YO! Sushi and YOTEL

Simon Calver

Chair,

Chemist Direct

Simon Hudson

Founder and Director,

Cloud2 Ltd

Stuart Laidlaw

Co-Founder and CEO,

Cyberlytic

Taavet Hinrikus

CEO and Co-Founder,

TransferWise

Tamara Lohan MBE

Founder and CTO,

Mr & Mrs Smith

Taras Chaban

CEO,

Sybenetix

Thomas Purchas

CTO and Co-Founder,

ThirdEye labs

Tim Hill

Co-Founder and Director,

Keyzapp

Toby Mather

Founder and CEO,

Lingumi

Tom Mercer

Founder and MD,

MOMA Foods

Tom Griffin

CEO,

RipJar

Tom Robinson

Founder and COO,

Elliptic

Tom Adeyoola

CEO and Founder,

Metail

Virginia Choy

Co-Founder and COO,

PretaGov

Dr. Vivian Chan

Co-Founder and CEO,

Sparrho

Wil Benton

Co-Founder,

Chew

Will Crawford

Co-Founder,

Concrete Canvas

William Shu

Founder and CEO,

Deliveroo

Zehan Wang

Co-Founder and CTO,

Magic Pony Technology

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