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UK proptech startup Settled, a fast-growing female-led company has been selected to participate in the Mayor’s International Business Programme. Gemma Young, CEO & Co-Founder of Settled will travel to Silicon Valley to take part in an international trade mission connecting UK businesses to leading US firms and founders.
Organized by SVC2UK and the mayor’s International Business Programme, run out of London & Partners, the female founders trade mission seeks to provide unique connections, expert advice and business opportunities for some of the UK’s most promising high-growth start-ups.
The programme connects 15 of London’s fastest growing female-led tech companies to industry experts aiming to strengthen relationships and knowledge sharing between Europe’s largest tech hub and Silicon Valley. The trade mission will enable entrepreneurs to build closer ties with Silicon Valley and to gain access to world-class business leaders.
Settled is a B2C property transaction software which transcends the traditional home-selling process, empowering homeowners to independently manage the sale of their property, from listing to completion all for a one-off fee of £499. Since its launch in 2016, Settled’s digital platform has facilitated the sale of £250m worth of homes, saving customers over £5m in estate agency fees.
Settled has been growing significantly with a 300 per cent annual increase. Earlier this year, Settled secured a further £1.2m in funding to expand its uniquely disruptive B2C property transaction software bringing in Connect Ventures and Piton Capital.
Gemma Young, CEO and Co-Founder of Settled, said: “We believe that in strengthening connections between London and Silicon Valley, our opportunities become more and more global. We’re excited to be part of this mission; to continue to be a part of London’s wonderful tech hub and most of all; to be a part of the next generation of global businesses created in London.”
Deputy mayor for London Rajesh Agrawal, said: “London is one of the world’s most successful tech ecosystems, and shares many strengths with Silicon Valley: Creativity, innovation, entrepreneurship.
These female tech pioneers personify these qualities. I look forward to helping them maximise their investment and networking opportunities in North America, contributing to London’s economic prosperity.”
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