How Business Insider’s UK operation grew to 70 staff

How Business Insider’s UK operation grew to 70 staff

Charlotte Tobitt of Press Gazette writes about Business Insider’s London operation, which has grown from seven staffers to 70 in a decade.

Tobitt writes, “One of Business Insider UK’s first hires in 2014 was a tech editor, and Ghosh said the bureau has ‘always somewhat focused on startups and venture capital partly because… most of the major technology firms are of course in the US so we thought about what we could really attack from the London bureau.’

“Ghosh said the landscape has got busier in the past decade, citing competitors including FT-backed site for the European startup scene Sifted which launched in 2019, The Information in the US, and Tech Crunch, owned by Yahoo.

“There is still less focus on the UK and European startup scene compared to the US, however, and Ghosh said none of Business Insider’s competitors on this side of the Atlantic ‘precisely do what we do’ in the VC and startup scene especially.”

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