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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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