Scottish Enterprise

Investor type Government Office


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Total investments 183
Average round size
The average size of a deal this fund participated in
Portfolio companies 142
Rounds per year 5.90
Lead investments 30
Follow on index
How often the fund supports its portfolio startups at next rounds
Exits 16
Key employees 2
Stages of investment

Areas of investment

  • Biotechnology
  • Health Care
  • Software
  • Information Technology
  • Medical

In 1991 was created Scottish Enterprise, which is appeared as Corporate Investor. The leading representative office of defined Corporate Investor is situated in the Glasgow. The company was established in Europe in United Kingdom.

This Scottish Enterprise works on 22 percentage points less the average amount of lead investments comparing to the other organizations. When the investment is from Scottish Enterprise the average startup value is 1-5 millions dollars. Considering the real fund results, this Corporate Investor is 1 percentage points more often commits exit comparing to other organizations. The increased amount of exits for fund were in 2019. The important activity for fund was in 2015. The usual things for fund are deals in the range of 1 - 5 millions dollars. The fund is generally included in 2-6 deals every year.

We can highlight the next thriving fund investment areas, such as Medical Device, Computer. Among the most popular portfolio startups of the fund, we may highlight Cherwell Software, Spire Global, MindMate. For fund there is a match between the location of its establishment and the land of its numerous investments - United Kingdom. The fund has no exact preference in some founders of portfolio startups. When startup sums 5+ of the founder, the probability for it to get the investment is little. Besides, a startup needs to be aged 4-5 years to get the investment from the fund.

The typical case for the fund is to invest in rounds with 2-3 participants. Despite the Scottish Enterprise, startups are often financed by Siemens Technology Accelerator, Scottish Investment Bank, Lancaster Capital. The meaningful sponsors for the fund in investment in the same round are Lancaster Capital, Siemens Technology Accelerator, Seraphim Capital. In the next rounds fund is usually obtained by Siemens Technology Accelerator, Lancaster Capital, Robert Bosch Venture Capital.

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Notable deals

CompanyIndustryRound SizeDateInvestorsLocation


$2M25 Apr 2022 -

Kynos Therapeutics

Health Care
$8M07 Apr 2022 -

Kingdom Technologies

$2M05 Apr 2022 Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom

Rhizocore Technologies

$246K31 Mar 2022 -


Industrial Manufacturing
Machinery Manufacturing
Renewable Energy
$1M21 Mar 2022 Glasgow City, Glasgow, United Kingdom

WellFish Diagnostics

Animal Feed
$1M07 Mar 2022 Renfrewshire, Scotland, United Kingdom


$137K01 Mar 2022 Glasgow City, Glasgow, United Kingdom

Mocean Energy

Renewable Energy
$1M25 Feb 2022 City of Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom


$6M24 Feb 2022 London, England, United Kingdom
EnteroBiotix Raises $21M in Series A Funding

– EnteroBiotix is a biopharmaceutical company based in Glasgow, Scotland.
– The company raised $21m in Series A funding.
– The round was led by Thairm Bio with participation from Kineticos Ventures, Scottish Enterprise and SIS Ventures.
– The new investment will be used to advance the company’s microbiome drug pipeline and product development and manufacturing capabilities and grow its headcount to around 50.

ILC Therapeutics Announces Successful Completion of £3.5m Funding Round

– ILC Therapeutics, a UK-based biotechnology company and pioneer in the discovery and development of a ground-breaking new class of interferon drugs, announces the successful completion of a £3.5m funding round.
– Investors include Los Angeles-based lawyer and investor, Robert Kopple; St Andrews-based Eos Angel Investment Syndicate; Scottish Enterprise; ILCT management.
– Chairman Peter Bains said: “We are very pleased to complete this important funding round and to strengthen the Board with the appointment of Robert Kopple, Professor David Harrison and Chris Brinsmead. With this funding in place, ILCT is now well positioned to strengthen its novel technology platform and to advance its lead candidate, Alfacyte™ through IND enabling studies in preparation for clinical trials as an anti-viral therapeutic for Covid 19.


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