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Young Company Finance (YCF) is a publication which tracks and reports on early stage high growth companies in Scotland.

The organisation focuses in particular upon how young companies finance their development from start-up to maturity, but also reports news about senior appointments, business awards, product launches, and sales successes – in short, any of the milestones which such companies must pass on their way to profitability.

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Latest Events & News

Another strong quarter from business angel syndicates

In the second quarter of 2020 angel syndicate members of LINC Scotland, the national business angel association, maintained the high level of activity seen in the first quarter.

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Queen’s Award for Enterprise 2020

The winners of the 2020 Queen’s Awards for Enterprise were announced on 21 April, the Queen’s birthday.

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Equity Gap remains buoyant through Q1 2020

In the first quarter of 2020 Edinburgh-based angel investment syndicate Equity Gap completed 12 deals and delivered £2.85 million of investment to early stage businesses in Scotland.

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We will be posting longer articles here – for example analysis and comment on the young company sector.

Funding issues

With relatively little of the new funding yet reaching its intended recipients, and both the UK and the Scottish Governments trying to respond to pleas from all parts of the community with new announcements, the funding landscape is changing daily.

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Response roundup (2)

Following last month’s report on the many ways in which innovative companies in Scotland are using their expertise to combat the coronavirus pandemic, we have tracked more efforts from a wide range of different sectors.

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