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IN FOCUS: Business Angels.

Business angels invest in businesses in exchange for a share of the business'equity. Most angels invest between PS10,000 and PS750,000. Angel investors usually invest in start-ups or young businesses that need to fund activities like product development or market expansion. They can make investment decisions quickly but will still need to see a good business plan before they commit. Business angels may take an active role in a business and can be a useful source of knowledge and mentoring. Below are some of the VC funders and business angels active in Scotland: Scottish Co-Investment Fund PS500k-PS2m All sectors. Scottish Loan Fund PS250k-PS5m All sectors: SMEs/growth potential. Scottish Seed Fund PS20k-PS100k All sectors: start-ups/early stage. Scottish Venture Fund PS500k-PS2m All sectors. Aberdeen Asset Managers PS500k-PS5m All SMEs. Archangel Informal Investments PS100k-PS1m All early stage excl. property, retail, leisure. Aurora PS50k-PS1m All sectors. Braveheart Ventures PS50k-PS1m All sectors excl. film, hotels. Business Angel Co-Investment Fund PS100k-PS1m All SMEs. Genomia Fund PS10k-PS100k Life sciences, biosciences: seed, pre-seed. Hamilton Portfolio To PS1m All sectors excl. biotech. Highland Venture Capital PS75k-PS500k All sectors in H&I area excl. retail, leisure. Kapital Assets PS75k-PS1m All sectors excl. biotech. Longbow Capital PS1m-PS3m All early stage. Maven Capital Partners PS2m-PS5m All SMEs. Murray Capital To PS5m All sectors excl. biotech: expansion/dev capital. Northern Venture Managers PS2m-PS10m All sectors. Par Equity To PS500k Small businesses. Pentech Ventures PS250k-PS1m E-commerce, technology: early stage. Scottish Equity Partners To PS20m Electronics, healthcare, energy. Sigma Technology Mgmt PS200k-PS1m Technology, clean energy: early/dev stage. Souter Investments To PS10m All sectors: socially responsible. Symphony Corporate PS250k-PS1m All sectors excl. construction. Not start-up. TRI Cap PS25k-PS500k All sectors Borders-based. UKSE Fund Managers PS35k-PS400k Upstarts UK PS35k-PS400k Technology excl. biotech: start up/early stage. Wide Blue Up to PS250k All sectors esp. technology/life sciences. Source: Scottish Development International ; Scottish Enterprise; Scottish Government

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Title Annotation:Business
Publication:Insider Monthly
Date:Jan 10, 2014
Previous Article:contents; ISSUE: JANUARY/FEBRUARY 2014.

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