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LINC Scotland (Feb 2018) - New Investment Record for LINC Members

The calendar year 2017 saw the value of investment deals done by members of LINC Scotland, reach a new record. The members, who mostly participate through twenty or so structured angel groups or syndicates, invested £40.28m in 87 deals, alongside £13.5m of public funding, mostly from the Scottish Investment Bank arm of Scottish Enterprise.

 

Scottish Business News (Jan 2018) - Scotland is the envy of many countries - High Growth Scotland with Kim McAllister

I spoke to Jock Millican, founder of business angel investors Equity Gap, and he had some interesting thoughts on what might improve the environment. “Angels will take companies so far, typically up to £2million,” he told me. “When they need more than that there is a bit of a gap, especially in Scotland. Venture capitalists will come in around £5m but typically it’s higher than that. So that middle bit presents quite a challenge to get that follow-on funding.” It’s one of the areas Equity Gap is trying to address, to stimulate interest north of the border, along with Scottish Enterprise.

 

UKBAA announces shortlist for UK Angel Investment Awards 2017  UKBAA Logo

UKBAA announces shortlist for UK Angel Investment Awards 2017. This year a record number of nominations were received and judges commented on the exceptionally high standard of entries.

Equity Gap has been shortlisted in two categories; Lead syndicate of the year and best Fintech deal for Lendingcrowd.  This is fantastic news, as well as great peer recognition it is the culmination of all the hard work and continued support from you, the members, in backing us and the quality dealflow that we continue to be able to source.  The awards take place in London on 6th July 2017.

 

Scottish European Growth Co-Investment Programme

The Scottish Government has made funding available to Scottish Enterprise under the Scottish Growth Scheme - This opens in a new window. This will allow Scottish Enterprise to enter into an innovative partnership with the European Investment Fund - This opens in a new window to create the Scottish-European Growth Co-Investment Programme.

The Scottish European Growth Co-Investment Programme is suitable for businesses in all areas of Scotland looking for equity investment to meet their growth ambitions.

Commercially-viable businesses that have an established operating base in Scotland would be eligible to apply for this fund.

 

 

 

 

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