From left - Dr Dave Hughes, novosound co-founder and chief technical officer and Richard Cooper, co-founder and CEO

University of the West of Scotland’s first spinout raises £1.5 million

The first spinout company set to emerge from the University of the West of Scotland has closed its seed investment round, raising £1.5 million. novosound, the winner of the 2017 Converge Challenge, has developed and…

RBoS launches new entrepreneurial hub in Glasgow city centre

Royal Bank of Scotland has opened its new Accelerator Hub in Glasgow city centre. Based at St Vincent Street, the new space, which can help up to 70 businesses at a time, was opened by…

More than 1,200 independent renewable projects now operating in Scotland

Energy entrepreneurs across Scotland invested £82m in 117 renewable energy projects last year, a new report reveals. The spending by businesses, developers, farmers, landowners and communities means almost £700m has now been invested in the…

Entrepreneurial Scotland annual conference – High Growth Scotland with Kim McAllister

You know that new emoji with the head exploding? That was me yesterday. The Entrepreneurial Scotland annual conference is always a highlight in my calendar – but this year they outdid themselves. The calibre of…

Polly Purvis of ScotlandIS

Winners announced for Scotland’s 2018 Digital Tech Awards

Scotland’s best digital technology firms of all sizes have been celebrated at the 2018 ScotlandIS Digital Technology Awards. The most innovative and best performing tech firms in a range of sectors, from social care to…

Amiqus scoops Deloitte’s Scottish technology prize

A pioneering project aiming to allow regulated professionals to securely collect client on boarding information and documents, has won business consultancy firm Deloitte’s prestigious Disrupt the Enterprise competition, an annual pitch competition inviting Scotland’s most…

Archangels follow-on funding addresses scale-up challenge

The role of Archangels in supporting Scottish companies to scale-up will be highlighted at the business angel investment syndicate’s annual dinner for portfolio companies and investors, Chorus 2018, this evening (Thursday 26th April). [adbutler zone_id='297765'] “It is generally…

Recoil Knee Pads founder recognised in Maserati 100

Scottish entrepreneur Victoria Hamilton, founder of  Recoil Knee Pads, has been nominated in this year’s Maserati 100 index, published in association with The Sunday Times on Sunday 29th April. Others included in the list are: Anthony and Richard Joseph from Joseph Joseph and…

BGF receives Queens Award for Enterprise, Innovation category

BGF, the most active investor for growing companies and entrepreneurs in the UK & Ireland, has received the prestigious honour of a Queen’s Award for Enterprise in the Innovation category. BGF is the first investment…

Queen’s Award for Enterprise for Cheeky Chompers

Cheeky Chompers has been honoured with a Queen’s Award for Enterprise, the UK’s highest accolade for business success. The Edinburgh based multi award-winning brand behind the original chewy dribble bib, the Neckerchew, has been awarded the…

Interview with US investor Doug Roth – High Growth Scotland with Kim McAllister

The half-naked skateboarders flipped dangerously close by as I quizzed Doug Roth on American investment and scribbled shorthand notes I prayed I’d later decipher. We were sitting in the sunshine in Bristo Square – “it’s…

3F BIO Ltd confirms a £6.16M Series A financing round

3F BIO Ltd, the Glasgow-based biotech company whose purpose is to tackle the combined issues of feeding a growing global population and the unsustainable impact of traditional protein farming, has confirmed a £6.16M Series A…

Richie Kelly, CEO of Adimo: Scotland Must Do Better At Marketing Its Tech Economy

A golden rule for marketers today is to focus on quality rather than volume. This adage was drummed into me during my formative years in marketing agencies, and it’s something that we should place front…

Investment venture launched to support Scottish social entrepreneurs

A new mission-led investment venture aimed at stimulating social entrepreneurship in Scotland has been launched by responsible finance provider Social Investment Scotland (SIS). SIS Ventures plans to provide the tools and mission-aligned investment required to…

New investment firm launched by Graeme and Leanne Carling

A new player in the financial investment sector, United Capital, has launched with a call-out for "driven, ambitious" business people and a promise to help finance rapid growth. Entrepreneurs Graeme and Leanne Carling head up…

PingGo secures investment and a place in Seed Haus

Edinburgh-based PingGo, a media engagement platform for high growth companies has secured investment of £30K from the Seed Haus and a six month residency at the prestigious pre-seed tech incubator. The funding will be used…

Scotland’s EY Entrepreneur Of The Year 2018 finalists announced

This summer 23 business leaders from 21 of Scotland’s promising, pioneering and accomplished businesses, will contest for the coveted title of ‘EY Entrepreneur Of The Year 2018 Scotland overall winner’ at a ceremony in June…

Advanced Timber Products Innovation Challenge winners announced

Construction Scotland Innovation Centre (CSIC) and The Forestry Commission Scotland (FCS) have awarded £100,000 of support to seven companies who want to design and develop innovative wood-based products and systems for the construction sector.  …

TVSquared raises another £6 million to support market expansion

TVSquared, the Edinburgh-based TV performance analytics and optimisation company has raised another £6 million in funding to support and accelerate its market expansion. To date, equity funding totals more than £15.4 million. The latest round was…

Anderson Anderson & Brown appoints new head of equity funding

Anderson Anderson & Brown LLP (AAB), one of the UK’s leading firms of Chartered Accountants & Business Advisors, has announced the appointment of Brian McMurray as Head of Equity Funding. Brian brings together AAB’s extensive…

Converge Challenge 2018 hits record numbers with 223 applicants

Converge Challenge 2018 closed to the record-breaking news of receiving 223 applications from Scottish University staff and students demonstrating the appetite for entrepreneurship across Scotland. This continued growth brought them to over 1,100 applications since…

Edinburgh Napier welcomes young entrepreneurs at awards ceremony

More than 150 bright young minds from across Edinburgh and the Lothians came together last week to celebrate entrepreneurial success. Pupils from 17 schools across the region were rewarded for their hard work and dedication…

Keith Brown

Fintech investment reaches £37m

Fintech in Scotland has attracted nearly £37 million investment over the last 10 years with an emerging ‘ecosystem’ which brings together start-ups, large firms, universities and the public sector. Scotland is now a key location…

Scottish tech startups head to Silicon Valley

Ultrasonic imaging entrepreneur and founder and CTO of Novosound Dave Hughes,  is among a select cohort of UK tech entrepreneurs heading to Silicon Valley next week (9th April) to meet with the business leaders and…

Smile - you’re on camera: High Growth Scotland with Kim McAllister

My son turned seven yesterday and today it was pointed out to me I’ve been in the media industry 12 years. I’m feeling old. I don’t know how you feel about aging, but I’m actually…