Scottish Investment Bank

Investing in business

Investing in business

We actively invest in high-growth businesses across Scotland and operate two funds on a commercial basis.

Our funds co-invest into Scottish small to medium businesses with high growth potential. We do this alongside private sector investors in an innovative shared-risk model, on equal terms. Investments start from £10,000, with total deal sizes of up to £10 million.

Find out about companies we've supported

Scottish Co-Investment Fund

Are you a Scottish start-up, early-stage or growing company seeking investment to develop products and/or markets? We can match fund accredited investment partners to support your growth plans.

Scottish Venture Fund

Seeking funding to develop products and/or markets? This flexible equity gap fund invests alongside private sector investors, offering equity funding from £10,000 up to £2 million.

Energy Investment Fund (EIF)

Need funds to accelerate your next energy project? We’re your go-to contact for loans and equity for community and commercial renewable and low carbon energy projects across Scotland.

Scottish Loan Scheme

Loans for working capital, capital expenditure, growth funding, expansion in international markets and marketing investment.

Maven UK Regional Buyout Fund

Private equity funding of £5 million to £15 million for management buyouts (MBOs).

How our support helped IGS secure venture capital investment

Find out how our support helped Intelligent Growth Solutions (IGS) secure venture capital investment to develop the world’s most advanced vertical farm.

Other options to consider


We also provide funding into LendingCrowd, Scotland’s marketplace lender providing loans to SMEs.

Epidarex Capital

We're also an investor in Epidarex Capital’s fund for early-stage, high-growth, life science and health technology companies.

Scottish Enterprise funding and grants

From start-ups to well-established companies, large and small, wanting to grow the next stage, we have a range of funding and grants available.

Explore our most popular grants and what they can be used for. From research, development and design, to improving work practices and targeting new markets, we've got it covered.

View funding and grants options