Angel group and VCs support LUX Assur's commercialisation efforts

Edinburgh-based LUX Assure has netted £3.35 million of development capital through a deal bringing together a number of investors.


Oil and gas investment sees Business Growth Fund hit quarter century deal mark

The Business Growth Fund has added a third oil and gas investment to its portfolio and has now notched up four transactions in Scotland.


Merson Signs secures slice of Scottish Loan Fund to boost capacity

Maven Capital Partners has joined forces with the Scottish Loan Fund to back Merson Signs through a two-part transaction.


Photo sharing service used by Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak backed by Skyscanner’s Gareth Williams

An Edinburgh-based photo sharing business has taken its total fundraising to £700,000 following a new £375,000 deal.


Angel investment in Scotland sees strong growth over 2011 as number of firms backed rises

Scottish angel investing during the first nine months of the year has jumped by 26 per cent over the same period in 2011.


Scottish cleantech firm Trident Energy gets capital to bolster renewables activity

The Low Carbon Innovation Fund (LCIF) and members of the London Business Angels Network are coming together to support the growth plans of Trident Energy.


Scottish hydro developer secures venture capital investment to boost activities

New Scottish hydro generation sites are set to be built following developer Green Highland Renewables's £3.3 million investment led by Scottish Equity Partners.


Calcivis attracts host of angel backers from Archangels to continue dental development

A newly-formed Scottish biotech company has secured the backing it needs to develop its tooth decay assessment technology.


Business Growth Fund closes eighth deal

The Business Growth Fund has made its second Scottish-based investment through the backing of lasers and photonic optical instruments business M Squared Lasers.


Scottish ECF fund backs Dog Digital

Dog Digital has taken advantage of funds set up under the Enterprise Capital Fund government scheme to net growth capital.


BGF makes first Scottish investment

Following on from its investment in toy manufacturer Wow! Stuff, the Business Growth Fund has invested in the oil & gas sector.

Growth Planning

Relocate to Scotland

With its dwindling North Sea reserves and national GDP contracting faster than the UK’s, Scotland looks set for a rough ride. Encouragingly, the entrepreneurs living and working there have a different take on the situation. Marc Barber reports