A van displaying a large billboard is driving through London in a bid to tempt startups to move to Berlin.
Several well-known London technology startups — including the likes of business checker DueDil and customer service software provider Conversocial — have said they’re considering opening up overseas following the result of the EU referendum.
The van’s colourful billboard reads:
“Dear start-ups, Keep calm and move to Berlin.”
The advert appears to have been created by Freie Demokraten (FDP), or the Free Democratic Party — a liberal and classical liberal political party in Germany.
The van was spotted outside Bloomberg’s UK headquarters in Finsbury Square, London, by Bloomberg UK banking reporter Stephen Morris. He tweeted a photo of the van, saying: “The vultures are circling.”
Berlin is widely regarded as one of the leading startup hubs in Europe. It is considerably cheaper than London and home to a growing number of young technology companies, including the likes of Rocket Internet, Wunderlist, and SoundCloud.