Rodime PLC did not have to "go to America for the money to get started" ("Will the Empire Strike Back?" June). The start-up equity funding was provided by us through 3i Ventures.

When the time came for its initial public offering, Rodime chose the U.S. over-the-counter market, with our full support, because most of its sales were -- and are -- to U.S. companies. The U.K. capital markets were -- and are -- an option.