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.
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.
Recruiting top tech talent is a challenge for even the most seasoned of recruiters. From skills shortages, to an increasingly competitive market, the power is firmly in the hands of tech professionals on the lookout for the next great job. If you need to hire talented employees for tech vacancies, here are Firefish Software’s top tips.
Alex van Someren first spoke at an iVTuesday in April 2013 and left us tantalizingly suspended at the point in 2008, with the acquisition of nCipher. Last week he returned and delivered one of the most self-deprecating, humorous even, keynotes we’ve ever had at an iVTuesday.
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.