We work with digital startups and policymakers to create better policy for the digital economy.

Founded by tech entrepreneurs, The Coalition for a Digital Economy (Coadec) is a non-profit that campaigns for policies to support digital startups in the UK. We conduct research, host events, and run campaigns on behalf of the UK’s startup community.

Digital startups matter to the UK – they are an important source of innovation, jobs and growth. The UK’s digital economy is the fastest growing in the G20 and already makes up over 8% of GDP.

The UK should be the best place in the world to launch and grow a digital startup. That is why we campaign for policies to support the digital economy, calling for the government to:

  • Improve access to finance
  • Improve access to talent
  • Build world class digital infrastructure
  • Bring laws and regulations into the 21st Century
  • Use digital government to unlock innovation


2014 for Coadec

18 December 2014

2014 has been a great year for Coadec, and for me personally, relaunching the organisation has been an amazing experience. As the year draws to an end, I'm really proud of everything we've achieved. Here are some of the highlights from 2014: We relaunched in May with a party at Campus We researched and published The Startup Manifesto, which was backed by over 200 leading digital...

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Startups and new EU data rules

11 December 2014

Today Coadec and techUK are hosting an event looking at what new EU data protection rules may mean for startups, and the truth is that it's not pretty. Antony Walker (deputy CEO, techUK) and I have written a column about this for Tech City News. To bring this rather dry subject to life, together with techUK we invented a P2P lending startup called 'Lend.io' and asked top data law firm,

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What do new data protection rules mean for startups?

8 December 2014

We would be delighted if you could join us on 11th December at 16.00 for a panel event hosted by Coadec and techUK on what new European data protection rules will mean for digital startups. Trust and confidence in the use of data is fundamental to the success of all data driven businesses. Startups benefit from data protection rules that provide consumers with the confidence to embrace new...

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Our supporters include startups and entrepreneurs, developers, VCs and angel investors, technology companies, providers of digital connectivity and academics.

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Contact us

Coadec, TechHub @ Campus, 4-5 Bonhill St, London EC2A 4BX