PHOTOS: Some of the coolest people in UK tech partying at the top of the Gherkin

Florence Orban from Wayfindr and DeepMind cofounder Shane Legg.

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Florence Orban from Wayfindr and DeepMind cofounder Shane Legg.
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On Thursday we celebrated our new ranking of the 100 coolest people in UK tech by holding a party at the top of the Gherkin in London.

We invited the coolest and most interesting people from the UK tech scene to party with us at the top of one of London’s most iconic buildings.


We held our party at the top of the Gherkin in London.


The view was pretty impressive.

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We lit up the top of the building in BI blue.

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Guests posed for photos in the photo booth as they arrived.

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Here’s the Upday crew looking sharp.

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Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales posed for photos with Emojipedia founder Jeremy Burge.

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The stairs to the upper level included all of the names from our Tech 100 ranking.

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And we had special Tech 100 cocktails too.

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Here are Business Insider’s Shona Ghosh and Rob Price talking with Simon Cook from Draper Espirit and Kadhim Shubber from The Financial Times.

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Wayfindr’s Florence Orban had a long conversation with DeepMind cofounder Shane Legg.

Florence Orban from Wayfindr and DeepMind cofounder Shane Legg.

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And Zealous founder Guy Armitage chatted with Scoodle CEO Ismail Jeilani.

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We even let some PR people in! Here are Edelman’s Terrie Barron and Kate Bastable.

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Scoodle founder Ismail Jeilani attended with his wife Iman Ben Ahmed.

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Techspace’s CCO Philip Ellis hung out with Business Insider’s Sam Shead.

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Most people headed upstairs to the top floor of the Gherkin.

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Draper Espirit CEO Simon Cook posed for a photo with BorrowMyDoggy founder Rikke Rosenlund.

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Married investors Wendy Tan White and Joe White were there. Wendy was ranked at number 20 on our list.

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Here’s Ben Goldsmith and Business Insider UK’s tech editor James Cook

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Here’s Rebecca Geller and TechCrunch’s Steve O’Hear.

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Former Uber drivers James Farrar and Yaseen Aslam hung out with Uber’s Harry Porter. Farrar and Aslam are the Uber drivers who won a tribunal against the company last year.

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There are no hard feelings, though.

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Jessi Baker from Provenance (centre) was number 74 on our list.

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Martin Bryant from Tech North tucked into the food.

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Business Insider’s UK managing director Julian Childs gave a quick speech.

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Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales was number 37 on our list. Here he is with his Wikitribune cofounder Orit Kopel.

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Business Insider’s James Cook chatted to James Vincent from The Verge and Dave Wyllie from BBC News.

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DeepMind cofounder Shane Legg was ranked number one on our list this year.

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