Sharing thoughts, opinions and following the success of EIE alumni.

A Budget for small businesses?

29 March 2016

On March 16th Chancellor George Osborne delivered his eighth Budget and SMEs across the UK can be encouraged by his intention to back home-grown business. In this post Johnston Carmichael take a closer look at the changes that will affect you and your business going forward.

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24 March 2016

If you are seeking venture capital for the first time it may feel like standing at the entrance of a maze. You know there is a way in and a way out - but anticipating the length of the journey and what might happen as you move forward can seem daunting.

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We need to sell Scottish tech harder - who's with me?

15 March 2016

In an interview last week Facebook’s CEO Mark Zuckerburg discussed his views on tech startup capitals, in particular how Berlin stacked up vis-a-vis Silicon Valley. It kind of begs the question where our fast-growing startup capital that is Edinburgh matches up.

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Re-live IV Tuesday with Skyscanner's Gareth Williams

9 March 2016

Re-live Gareth discussing the growth of the travel powerhouse that is Skyscanner and his love for AI. Plus check out the gallery of the night.

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Funding for Growth - understanding VC's terms

4 March 2016

To have a meaningful dialogue with a potential VC investor, you should be aware of the terms often sought by VCs and why these are important to them. Some of these terms may mirror those commonly requested by angel investors but there are important differences too.

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FanDuel says ‘unicorn’ status unaffected by legal woes

19 February 2016

Edinburgh based FanDuel have faced a tough few months with ongoing regulatory disputes but despite this they insist their valuation is still in tact.

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Skyscanner soaring high with double digit growth

19 February 2016

For the seventh year in a row Edinburgh based Skyscanner are celebrating double digit growth as the global business goes from strength.

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Scaling up: How's Scotland doing?

4 February 2016

This infographic comes with a warning - you will lose time to this as it's so damn interesting! Discover how much revenue scale-ups are generating per county and where those showing the biggest growth can be found.

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9 Things to consider about Listing

17 December 2015

The AIM20 SUMMIT gave 45 of Scotland’s Technology, Life Sciences and Food & Drink companies the chance to learn more about a potential listing on AIM to decide if this was something they should be aiming for (sorry couldn’t resist!) or not.

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ScotEDGE Final: Scotland is the real winner

9 December 2015

Over £1million was awarded in just one day but more impressive than the money was the global ambition and foresight of this steadily growing band of entrepreneurs making Scotland the real winner.

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In the Press: AIM 20 Summit

30 November 2015

On Wednesday 2nd December Scottish companies with scaling ambitions will learn more about the opportunities available to them through an IPO on the main or Alternative Investment Market, and the ELITE programme which helps nurture those on a growth trajectory towards an IPO.

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Mallzee top of the class at EIE London 15

19 November 2015

In the face of stiff competition yesterday, Mallzee's founder and CEO, Cally Russell, emerged as the Pitch of the Day winner and can now place the prestigious EIE London award on the shelf alongside his many other business accolades.

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Scotsman Business Hangout: EIE London

18 November 2015

Steve Ewing, programme manager at Informatics Ventures, discusses this year's EIE London investors' showcase for Scottish start-ups.

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Investor showcase EIE takes start-up stars to London

17 November 2015

Mentoring organisation Informatics Ventures, which runs the annual Engage, Invest, Exploit (EIE) conference in Edinburgh, said the London event will give the featured firms the chance to meet and pitch to more than 100 investors.

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Airbnb vs Housetrip – A tale of two sites

16 September 2015

Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the last few years you can’t fail to have noticed the massive rise of airbnb.

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Focus on free: Get behind ‘The Curve’

15 September 2015

A few days ago a hot new business book was brought to our attention that we just had to share with you.

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Raise your glass for Celtic Renewables!

10 September 2015

There must be something in the water over at Celtic Renewables as it seems every few weeks we see another article citing recognition by industry of their work.

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A week to remember at IGNITE

1 September 2015

This Summer Informatics Ventures sponsored three Scottish Life Sciences companies to attend one of the UK’s leading residential entrepreneurial boot camps.

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