Informatics Ventures supports globally ambitious technology companies headquartered in Scotland.
Through practitioner-led entrepreneurship education and community networking, we prepare and equip Scotland’s technology entrepreneurs to scale up internationally.
Engage Invest Exploit (EIE), our flagship technology investor showcase, connects Scotland’s most exciting and innovative young companies with investors from all over the world and prepares them for the process of securing investment. There is no bigger platform for Scottish businesses than EIE.
While the weather may have let us down slightly at Pitch & Grill this week, the pitching certainly didn't disappoint. With over 160 people turning out to hear 18 exciting companies pitch their businesses I think it's fair to say the 2015/16 IV Tuesday series went out with a bang!
Tech companies in Scotland have until 31 May to apply for the chance to pitch to Chinese investors as part of the Scotland China programme organised by Informatics Ventures, We Are The Future, The Asia Scotland Institute and Scottish Enterprise.
Developing your startup business to a point where you’re ready to employ someone is a real achievement. Recruitment is also a bit daunting if you haven’t done it before, and comes with a lot of responsibility. The following five tips should help guide you through the process.
Faced with strong appetite from investors how do you sieve through the sea of interest and pick the right venture capital partner to help you achieve your ambitions? Here are some pointers which might help you make your decision.
Money talks: when it comes to the financial management of a growing business, keeping track of cash flow is paramount. While businesses can get away with running at a loss when times are tough, they can only run out of money once. So when it comes to cash flow, what do you need to know?
In the final blog in this series on Executive recruitment we look at what happens when a hire goes wrong and how your priority should be resolving the situation quickly with the least amount of damage to your business.
In the previous post we looked at the executive search process and what you should be looking for in your appointments. Now it’s time to look at the roles you need to appoint in a little more detail and how you can achieve an executive team when resources are tight.
In this post we’ll look at the executive search process through using a search agency, what you should be looking for in your appointments and how to put together a remuneration package to attract the right person.
A scaling company doesn't mean losing your culture to bureaucracy, it just means you need to start putting the right processes and systems in place that are essential for a larger business to run effectively…and that requires an executive team. So where do you start? Well, in this situation, with a view to the future.
We’ve teamed up with executive search specialists FWB Park Brown to bring you a blog series on building your executive team covering the roles you need to fill, how to go about recruiting executives and how to handle the situation when a hire is wrong.