Initiative targets fintech growth

Initiative targets fintech growth

Edinburgh Innovations has played a key role in the creation of FinTech Scotland, a new body to boost growth in Scotland’s financial technology sector. FinTech Scotland aims to promote sustainable economic growth through innovation, collaboration and inclusion. The...
Skoogmusic on song with £560,000 fundraising

Skoogmusic on song with £560,000 fundraising

Skoogmusic, which makes an interactive cube to help children learn about and play music, has completed its largest funding round to date, with £560,000 secured from Scottish Investment Bank, Old College Capital, and a number of private investors. The inventors of the...
High-profile backing for wearables startup PlayerData

High-profile backing for wearables startup PlayerData

PlayerData, a startup aiming to become a major player in the global sports wearables market, has secured an early stage investment round from high profile backers including former Tesco CEO Sir Terry Leahy, Blackcircles.com founder Mike Welch, who has been appointed...
Gene breakthrough promises new medicines and biofuels

Gene breakthrough promises new medicines and biofuels

An Edinburgh Innovations client’s breakthrough using the CRISPR gene-editing technique means vast quantities of medicines and renewable fuels could be produced by algae. Algae have great potential to produce biofuels, medicine ingredients and livestock feed that does...
Shot Scope a big hit with investors

Shot Scope a big hit with investors

Shot Scope Technologies, maker of the must-have performance-tracking watch for golfers, has raised £1.6 million in its latest funding round. The investment brings to £4.5 million the total raised by the company since its launch in December 2014. The Edinburgh-based...