A star rises from Britain’s tech scene

Fortune

Huddle co-founder Andy McLoughlin sees promise for the tech startup scene in his home country.

FORTUNE — The startup Huddle has a Silicon Valley-style name, is used by several branches of the U.S. government, and has offices in San Francisco, New York, and Washington, D.C.. But look a bit closer, and you might be surprised to discover that the cloud-based collaboration company is actually British.

About two-thirds of the company’s 170 employees are located at Huddle’s East London headquarters, just a tube ride away from the South London pub where the company was conceived seven years ago.

The company’s rise has been meteoric. Huddle now has more than 100,000 businesses worldwide using its software-as-a-service content collaboration platform, including Procter & Gamble, Unilever, and Kia Motors. Its namesake product promises to help teams work more effectively and securely together, whether editing documents, managing tasks, or sharing files, across devices, from desktop to…

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