About Young Company Finance

Young Company Finance was created by Gavin Don in 1998, and acquired by Jonathan Harris, its current editor, in 2000.  Besides publishing a monthly magazine which tracks investments in early stage companies in Scotland and reports on their progress, YCF runs an annual conference every September, and carries out research commissions for organisations which want to explore this sector in more detail.

Welcome to YCF Scotland

On this website you can find details of investors who have actually put money into young Scottish companies over the past five years (see our Investors listing), and advice on how to select suitable investors to approach for finance. You can also have your company included in our Companies seeking investment feature, and increase your chances of being spotted by an interested investor.

We have special subscription rates for young companies which have had or are seeking external investment, and would like to keep in touch with trends in the world of investors and investees – for details click here.

Looking for investment opportunities?

Our Directory of young companies lists all the spin-outs and start-ups about which we have written in the past five years, with links to the articles in which they feature. If you would like to keep track of who is investing in whom, our Deals Monitor gives a complete five year listing. The full texts of all articles, and the full searchable Deals Monitor list, are available to premium subscribers.

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