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.
In Scotland the support and attitude for entrepreneurship and creating new business has been phenomenal, but if we are to reap the benefits of this thriving entrepreneurial spirit, we need to ensure these start-ups become strong, and growing businesses.
As testament to the growth in interest for crowdfunding, we are seeing more market segmentation with niche platforms popping up all the time. It might be hard to choose from the plethora of platforms available, but getting it right is worth every penny, so here is our infographic of the 6 main crowdfunding sites used in the UK.
Highlighted by the Scottish Crowdfunding report, as more and more start-ups pursue this route to growth finance, it’s an ideal time to take a more in-depth look at the misconceptions which have emerged.
Crowdfunding is gaining traction where it was once considered the shy route to finance and is now fast becoming the next biggest investment trend. With its increasing popularity in SMEs and Scotland, and in partnership with EIE Alumni Robotical, we bring you the following crowdfunding series.
In the first event of its kind, Teaming with Start-Ups was focused on how young companies find and bring on board good quality Non-Executive Directors (NED) to advise the executive team in building a company. Here's a look at the day.
“We must do our utmost to develop inspire and entrepreneurial talent, wherever it is, wherever it needs to be… Where Scotland has the potential to not only imagine the future, but to invest and create it, to be an advocate for world-class entrepreneurship but also contribute to a just and fair society which recognises the talents of many and the entrepreneurial drive of a whole nation.”