High growth venture support

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Supporting Scotland's ambition to build outstanding global companies from start up to scale up

Innovation driven enterprises, with the ambition to build a company of scale from the outset, need intensive specialist support at the start up phase to ensure solid foundations are in place for future scale up.  

Our High Growth Ventures team works with a small number of high potential start ups during this early phase. Activity focuses on:

  • Validating the opportunity and markets
  • Developing the business model
  • Preparing a strong investible business plan
  • Building the management and non executive teams
  • Engaging with investors to raise the required funding to support the future growth

We're looking for start up companies with a unique or disruptive product or business model, and strong intellectual property that can address a customer need within a significant international market. 

Companies will work intensively with the High Growth Ventures team and additional commercial advisers. Together you'll focus on developing a route to market, strong business model and raising investment for growth.

Our High Growth Ventures team will support you from start up to the early stages of the scale up journey. The team works with companies in the digital media, technology and engineering, energy and life sciences sectors.