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April 26, 2022
AccelerateHER expansion continues with new CEO appointment

AccelerateHER, Scotland’s dynamic network for female-founders and Investing Women Angels' sister company, has appointed Elizabeth Pirrie as its new CEO. The Scottish-based organisation, which empowers UK female-founded businesses to scale for growth, has made the new appointment amid UK-wide expansion of both its team and operations. Founder and current CEO, Jackie Waring, will now become […]

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April 6, 2022
Scottish entrepreneur confirmed to chair Women in Enterprise Group

Scottish entrepreneur and investor Ana Stewart will chair the Scottish Government-commissioned Women in Enterprise Review. Co-authored by Mark Logan, who wrote the Scottish Technology Ecosystem Review in 2020, it will focus on areas including education, access to finance, support and mentoring for women in business. Stewart said: “We have set out to examine current conditions, and to […]

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February 15, 2022
Investing Women achieves first Scottish Nasdaq exit after TC Biopharm floatation

Investing Women Angels (IWA) has become the first Scottish angel group to achieve a Nasdaq exit following this week’s successful listing of TC Biopharm on the New York-based stock exchange. Motherwell-headquartered TC Biopharm, a clinical stage biotechnology company developing cell therapies in the fight against cancer and viral indications, went live with its initial public […]

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February 3, 2022
Female Founder Fund on Horizon as Investing Women Restructures for Growth

Scotland’s pioneering all female angel group Investing Women Angels (IWA) has announced major growth plans as the group restructures ahead of launching a new IW AccelerateHER Fund for female founded companies in Scotland.   IWA has announced its collaboration with the Scottish National Investment Bank to develop the fund concept and plans during 2022. The IW […]

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December 17, 2021
Season’s Greetings and 2021 Summary from Investing Women

"2021 has been a hugely active year for Investing Women Angels (IWA) despite the ongoing COVID challenges.  As we approach the end of the year, we are closing multiple investments right now; with two having just completed: We are thrilled to have backed outstanding female founder Kate Cameron of Cytochroma; a company offering genetically diverse […]

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December 16, 2021
Ethnically diverse mini-liver manufacturer secures £1m in grant funding and investment round

Female-founded Cytochroma to scale up team and facilities to commercialise ethical drug discovery technology Cytochroma, a life sciences company which provides ethical, sustainable and accurate alternatives to animal testing in drug discovery and development, has secured nearly £1m to further commercialise its business. This follows a successful investment round led by Angel Academe alongside fellow […]

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December 10, 2021
Smash secures Investing Women backing in £500K fundraise to grow content creation platform

SMASH, a disruptive platform which connects film and TV content creators with decision-makers, is on its way to securing up to half a million pounds of investment to scale up its business as it targets the fast-growing global content streaming market. The London-based company has already secured an initial ‘six figure sum’ from an Advance […]

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July 5, 2021
Waring on a 'major mission' to lift investment by women

Though upbeat about the quality of investment opportunities across the Scottish business landscape, Jackie Waring of Investing Women (IW) is also a bit frustrated. While her group has agreed several deals in recent months, most of them remain under wraps for the time being, making it difficult to drill down into detailed activity. “We have done a […]

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May 17, 2021
Investing Women founder shortlisted for UK diversity award

Jackie Waring, CEO of Scotland’s first all-female business angel group, has beenshortlisted for a UK accolade in recognition for her role in promoting diversity inequity investment. A finalist for this year’s UK Business Angels Association (UKBAA)Investment in Diversity Champion award, Ms Waring has been a champion of femalebusiness founders in Scotland and beyond since launching […]

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May 10, 2021
Investing Women Angel's flagship company in JP Morgan's top 200 Female Powered Business list

We are thrilled TC BioPharm, our flagship portfolio company have been named in the Top 200 Female Powered Businesses, a report published by JP Morgan and Beauhurst. We congratulate their Chief Operating Officer and world- renowned scientist, Angela Scott, for building a team with such strong top female talent. Alongside TC BioPharm, Investing Women Angels […]

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