The following links lead to the websites of a range of angel syndicates, private offices and other investment organisations which are active members of the LINC network. (All links will open in a new browser window).
Albyn Ventures - Established in May 2007. It is made up of experienced, successful entrepreneurs, FTSE 250 directors and business professionals who, in addition to growth finance, provide “active”” involvement and business expertise, together with an extensive network of contacts, that assist both emerging and established businesses to realise their high growth prospects
Alida Capital International Ltd - One of Scotland's newest business angel syndicates, Alida Capital International Ltd was launched in 2009. Based in Edinburgh, the syndicate has an interest in the life sciences sector, with a particular interest in biotech and pharmaceutical companies. Collectively, members invest between £50,000 and £1,000,000 in start-up and emerging firms.
Archangel Informal Investment - Formed in 1992 and based in Edinburgh, Archangel Informal Investment comprises around 100 investor members with an interest in Scottish companies with high growth potential. Members do not usually invest in retail, leisure, hotels, restaurants or property. Preferred level of investment is £250K - £500K but can cover a range from £50K to £2M.
Aurora Private Equity Limited - Established in 2003, Aurora Private Equity Ltd is based in North East Scotland with an interest in Scottish companies looking for investment between £50K and £1M. Investment is not sector-specific.
Barwell PLC - Privately funded and based in Glasgow, Barwell PLC is interested in early stage companies including start-up. Investment ranges from £75K - £250K, however, start-up funding is unlikely to exceed £150,000. The team will consider all sectors excluding property and financial services. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Bradenham Partners - Formed in 2009, Bradenham Partners focus on the business-to-business sector, although they will consider business-to-consumer opportunities where there is a strong management team and good growth opportunities. Their investment range is around £250,000 although they have potential to increase this to £500,000.
Braveheart Investment Group - Perth-based and formed in 1997, Braveheart Investment Group focuses on young emerging companies, which are often from the technology sector. Typically the group will make 10 investments each year out of several hundred business plans received.
Discovery Investment Fund Limited - Headquartered in Dundee, Discovery Investment Fund Ltd tends to invest in young, ambitious, high growth enterprises based in Scotland. Investment range is between £10K and £500K and is not sector specific.
Equity Gap - Set up to invest in and support emerging and growing businesses. The group are particularly interested in assisting young companies that have achieved the SMART award and businesses that have gone through a pre investment commercialisation process. Will consider other high growth companies but they must demonstrate a strong market and a clear investment exit strategy. Companies that Equity Gap invest in will be provided with ongoing business expertise and continuing support. Funding will typically be between £20,000 and £500,000.
Gabriel Investments - Gabriel is a new angel syndicate, aimed specifically at supporting young businesses. Companies from a broad spectrum of sectors will be eligible for funding, but Gabriel’s focus is on companies that can demonstrate growth potential, ambition and scalability, preferably in new products and markets.
Grampian Biopartners Limited - Specialises in seed funding start-up companies. Major commercial and science focus covers immuno-diagnostics and devices, immuno-technology and biologic drug discovery. Typical investments between £50K and £100K. Contact: email@example.com
Halo - Halo is the Northern Ireland business angel network. Halo is an ex-patria member of LINC which complements its strong connections with LINC angel groups. Although Halo is primarily focused on angel funding for NI companies, selected Scottish companies also pitch and there is a two-way flow of money between Scotland and NI. Halo is also developing links to facilitate the syndication of later angel deals between Scottish and NI angel groups.
Highland Venture Capital - Formed in 2006, Highland Venture Capital offers potential investment to growing, new-start businesses seeking over £75K. The group prefers companies operating in the Highlands and companies wanting to supply their goods and services beyond the Highlands.
Kapital Venture Equity Ltd - Privately funded venture capital business with widespread investment interests. All sectors considered with the exception of Biotechnology. Deals range from £75K to £1M Funding packages of up to £10M available to applications with a property bias.
Kelvin Capital -West of Scotland based business angel syndicate founded in 2009 to fill a gap in the Scottish early stage investment landscape. They have grown the syndicate substantially, tracking at any time around 25 potential investments, and extended the reach and experience both nationally and internationally.
Par Equity - Through its Advisory Panel, Par Equity delivers focused and effective mentoring and advice from successful entrepreneurs and senior business figures to its portfolio companies. All sectors considered with the exception of Biotechnology. £500K investment available.
Tri Capital Ltd - Tri Capital Ltd was launched in 2005 and is most interested in growth businesses in the Scottish Borders, Lothians and North of England. Investment range is £100K - £500K.