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Berlin trolls London startups in cheeky Brexit stunt


By John McCarthy, Opinion Editor

July 5, 2016 | 3 min read

A German political party has launched a Brexit ad campaign threatening to steal London’s startup scene.

Brexit ad

The German ad in question

Following the Brexit, the Freie Demokraten (Free Democratic Party, FDP) erected some ads on vans, looking to capitalise on the market’s instability and the gloomy outlook.

Berlin is home to startup offices including Etsy, HelloFresh, SoundCloud, Rocket Internet, Wunderlist and more, and the liberal party is looking to swell its ranks with the trollish ad campaign.

The party has also put out a call for the van to be shared on social media, to amplify the campaign's reach.

Time will tell whether there is an exodus London startup, Marc Curtis, head of labs at TMW Unlimited reckons there will be a smaller recruitment pool for starters, read his thoughts here.

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