Tag Archive: investment


How to achieve a solid early stage valuation

9 February 2017

Agreeing on a valuation is a key point to address in a term sheet and, as a result, questions around this cross our desks frequently. It is also important to understand certain key factors which can influence valuation and what you can do to optimise these.   It’s not always scientific Valuation of a very […]

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Start-ups selected as investor showcase heads for EICC

21 December 2016

[Tweet “2016 has been another incredible year for Scottish tech”]Sixty Scottish start-ups have been chosen to show off their wares at next year’s Engage, Invest, Exploit (EIE) investor conference as it moves to a new home. The annual gathering, which brings together the country’s emerging technology talent with investors from around the globe, is being […]

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Scottish tech companies invited to apply for China pitch

26 May 2016

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.

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Top tips for picking the right venture capital partner for you

28 April 2016

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.

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A Budget for small businesses?

29 March 2016

“We’re going to act now to save later”; “a Budget for the next generation”; “we’re not afraid to put the next generation first”. There was no mistaking Osborne’s intentions, but with stalling growth and a tense political picture across the UK and Europe, he couldn’t afford to be bashful. Mixed bag? Yes, but among the […]

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GET AN INSIDE TRACK ON THE VENTURE CAPITAL PROCESS

24 March 2016

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.

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We need to sell Scottish tech harder – who’s with me?

15 March 2016

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.

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Funding for Growth – understanding VC’s terms

4 March 2016

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.

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