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Therese Raphael

Post-Brexit Rumblings Spook U.K. Tech Boom

It's hard for British start-ups to attract talent. Leaving Europe would make it harder.


Photographer: Simon Dawson/Bloomberg

If you are under 35, possess an entrepreneurial spirit, speak Python and don’t think of a vegetable when you see the word Celery, then it’s likely you are in high demand. That's especially true in Europe, a labor market starved of tech talent. And it's why the U.K. will now have to work extra hard to retain your services.

Even before the U.K.'s vote to leave the EU, Britain's tech companies and start-ups struggled to fill engineering jobs. After Brexit, early indicators show, it's likely to get harder.