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Tech co-operatives are leaving the startup rat race behind

CoTech is a network of 30 UK tech businesses that have embraced the co-op model, working on principles of autonomy, equality and democratic control. The 30 tech businesses united under the CoTech banner, range from filmmakers to programmers; they collectively employ more than 250 staff and have revenues of over £10.2 million. The idea is fast gaining traction, as some tech workers fall out of love with a startup culture focused on growing companies as fast as possible to attract maximum investment. “We want to grow as slow as possible and build a company that’s here for the long term,” says Chris Lowis, a developer with software co-operative Go Free Range. Click here to read more. 

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