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Access to the right connections, markets, influence and intelligence is key to business success. High-quality access, on both sides of the Atlantic, is at the heart of the business advantage we offer.

We offer our members in Northern California practical business expansion opportunities by delivering high-caliber networking and marketing opportunities, top-quality business intelligence, regulatory advice, and the opportunity to achieve real business from the personal relationships they develop through their membership.

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Penningtons Manches: From the Golden Gate to the Golden Triangle Investment Report

Investment from Silicon Valley into British companies has reached $1 billion for the first time, according to new research conducted by Penningtons Manches and released in our report From the Golden Gate to the Golden Triangle. Based on investment activity from the US into the UK – specifically London, Oxford and Cambridge – the report reveals unprecedented levels of capital flowing into British software companies from the Bay Area. The number of deals has increased by 252% since 2011. The findings are informed by a survey of business leaders in the UK, interviews with US investors such as Champion Hills Labs and 500 Startups and insights from technology experts based in the UK including Sherry Coutu, founder of the Scale Up Institute and Russ Shaw, founder of Tech London Advocates. Read more

Khandelwal Law Blog Post: Dispelling Four Myths about the H-1B Visa

Immigration issues seem to pervade the news but of all the visa programs that allow foreign-born people to legally work in the U.S, it seems that the H-1B visa program generates some of the most debate. Unfortunately, most of the time, this debate feels very much one-sided, with news reports about abuse of the H-1B program by bad actors and stories about American workers displaced by low cost IT labor from abroad. Left to the side is all the benefits the program has brought to the United States, the way in which the program actually works, and the measures in place to prevent fraud and abuse of the program. Here are four myths that I have debunked about the H-1B program: Read more

Bay Area economic Council’s Sean Randolph: Endgame: Tariffs, technology and China

The United States and China are aggressively sparring over tariffs, trade and technology. The real issue isn’t about the lists of tariffs that each side has announced, but what endgame both sides expect. As an investor in China and a major destination for investment from China, for Silicon Valley the outcome matters, says Sean Randolph of the Bay Area Council Economic Institute Read more

Member Testimonials

iPresent is a UK based software company, that opened offices in the Bay Area almost 18 months ago. The company just became a new member with the BABC in San Francisco and is very pleased with the results. In the past 3 months…

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Ian Dunnington
VP, Enterprise Sales iPresent
www.ipresent.com

“The BABC has produced tangible benefits for us, including significant customer generation, highly successful client entertainment and increased name visibility -- plus the membership knows how to have a great time!”

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Nicholas Unkovic, Esq.
Managing Partner Northern California - Squire Patton Boggs (US) LLP

BABC has done a great job in helping us promote ourselves to the British American community, and we're happy to say now that this month we've signed our first 3 contracts as a direct result of what we've gotten out of the BABC.

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Doug Graybeal
Regional Sales Director at Truphone

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