Having traveled in rest of the Europe, I would say right now if you are a startup founder, Amsterdam, Helsinki and Berlin are three cities that come way ahead of London as European startup hubs. There is access to better broadband networks, better mobile networks, rents, both commercial and residential, are moderate and their is good access to engineering and other talent.
Yes, there is less venture capital, but where they are startups, money will follow. Plus, these other cities are friendlier compared to London. We had a choice to do our Structure Europe conference in any city in Europe. Instead of London we picked Amsterdam, which is equally well connected, has a friendlier environment and one doesn’t have to deal with Heathrow Airport.