Software and app developer Studio Graphene has opened a new office in Lisbon in a bid to be closer to European firms after Brexit.

Ritam Gandhi, the founder and director of London-based Studio Graphene set up the digital agency in 2014.

It build apps, websites and IoT software for brands including Coca-Cola, Mars, Nesta, and Huckletree.

Gandhi previously let his London workforce decide the location of its new office, one of now four offices which includes Switzerland and India.

On the latest move, Gandhi said: “It comes at an important time for the company and means we can meet the demand from European companies requiring blank canvas technologies.

“It will also help protect the business from any adverse effects of Brexit, should it go ahead.

“Since our launch in 2014, I’m proud to say Studio Graphene has built a team of experienced, passionate and creative tech specialists who have helped deliver some truly innovative projects.

“Our team has now expanded to over 50 employees, and we have completed over 100 projects. This latest move marks an exciting new chapter for Studio Graphene and I look forward to what new opportunities it will bring in 2020.”

The firm joins a growing tech scene in Lisbon, which has seen the likes of events platform Fever and e-scooter firm VOI which have set up a base there.