Financial Times – Big UK Businesses Take Centre Stage As Start-up Incubators

An increasingly diverse range of UK companies such as John Lewis invest in homegrown technology start-ups. They hope that by working with disruptive technologies from an early stage, they will not lose business to them later or have to buy them out at high valuations.

Technology and finance groups such as Microsoft and Barclays have been running start-up accelerators for years. They are now being joined by a more unusual cast of peers, including retailers Topshop and ASOS.

CEO, Auriol Stevens speaks to the Financial Times about her view on big UK businesses working with techonology start-ups. Read the full article here