The investor panelists that will watch 32 data-driven tech companies pitch for investment at EIE21 have been announced.

At EIE21 company founders will pitch for investment from seed level to more than £2 million on June 10th.

Among the investor panelists confirmed for the conference is Stuart Paterson, who originally led ] Scottish Equity Partner’s (SEP) investment in Skyscanner which was sold to Chinese travel agency Ctrip –since rebranded Trip.com – for £1.5 billion in 2016.

EIE has supported more than 500 tech start-ups since 2008 who have collectively raised some £750m from seed through to Series A and later stage funding. About a quarter of the EIE21 company cohort are from outside Scotland this year, the highest proportion to date.

This years investor paneilists are:

  • Silicon Valley Bank’s Flavia Popescu-Richardson
  • UK Business Angels Association’s Jenny Tooth
  • BGF’s Euan Baxter
  • Old College Capital’s Andrea Young
  • Archangels’ David Ovens
  • TusPark UK’s Jerry Wu
  • Robert Bosch’s Gitte Bedford
  • SEP’s Stuart Paterson

“SEP has been a longtime supporter of EIE, a forum that provides a great opportunity for emerging technology companies from Scotland, and now from the rest of the UK and the international scene, to engage with the investor community and plot a path to growth.”

– Stuart PatersonPartner and co-founder of Scottish Equity Partners (SEP)

Steve Ewing, director of Entrepreneurship at Bayes Centre and EIE21 lead, said:

“We have an amazing mix of investors for EIE21 this year, representing investor communities from Scotland, the UK, Europe, North America and Asia. “The investor collective means our pitching companies will get invaluable experience of interfacing with some of the most respected angel, early stage and venture capital investors on the start-up scene.”

EIE21 is run by the University of Edinburgh’s Bayes Centre in partnership with the DDI (Data-Driven Innovation) initiative and supported by Scottish Enterprise.