April 9, 2024
Scotland must normalise female founder investment

Research published by Young Company Finance (YCF) last month, barely a week after we marked International Women’s Day, raises serious concerns for female entrepreneurs in Scotland. The study found that investment into female-founded businesses actually fell from an already low base compared to male-led businesses in 2023 with the median amount raised by women per […]

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February 29, 2024
Pathways Pledge initiative launches with first signatories   

AccelerateHER, CivTech, CodeBase, Deloitte, Eos Advisory, Scottish EDGE, and Scottish National Investment Bank commit to actions aligned with the principles set out in Ana Stewart’s Pathways report  Pathways Forward has launched its Pledge initiative with leading organisations committing to actionable steps aligned with the principles set out in the Pathways report, with their performance measured […]

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January 29, 2024
3D printed micro-tumour specialist Carcinotech raises £4.2m and expands in US

Carcinotech has raised £4.2 million of funding as the company looks to build on its traction in the UK and Europe, with US expansion planned later this year. Carcinotech’s Carcino3D technology enables the manufacture of 3D printed micro-tumours using cells derived from patient biopsies and blood samples to precisely simulate the tumour microenvironment thereby accelerating […]

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January 26, 2024
Celebrations at the Scottish Asian & Business Awards

What a win for our Investing Women Angel Investor! Hearty congratulations from the whole Investing Women Angels Team and the entrepreneurial, startup, and scale up business and investor communities.   Our Colleague, Dr Poonam Malik, was successful in winning the highly prestigious Award of ‘Women of the Year’ at the 16th Scottish Asian & Business Awards […]

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April 25, 2023
Female angels lead Terrible* investment round

Investing Women Angels (IWA), Scotland’s first all-female angel investment syndicate, has led a circa £200K equity investment round into merchandise technology platform developers Terrible*. Terrible is a UK-based, full-service supply chain company which supports musical artists as well as video gaming, comedy and other creative industries in the UK, Europe and the US. The company […]

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March 21, 2023
Scotland’s Greatest Business Brains Recognised in The Royal Society of Edinburgh’s 2023 Fellows List

The Royal Society of Edinburgh (RSE), Scotland’s National Academy, has announced its 2023 intake of Fellows, with 91 names from business, science, arts, sports, civil society and academia from Scotland and beyond. The RSE’s current Fellowship of around 1,800 Fellows include some of the greatest thinkers, researchers and practitioners working in or with Scotland today, […]

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March 8, 2023
Pursuing gender equality is a pathway to a better society

Today we mark International Women’s Day (IWD), an annual event which highlights key issues including gender equality, reproductive rights, and violence and abuse against women. This year’s IWD sits under the theme ‘DigitALL: Innovation and technology for gender equality,’ focusing on how to further empower women through technological change and education. This theme also sits […]

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February 21, 2023
Scottish Government publish review into supporting women in entrepreneurship

The Scottish Government has published a report into supporting female entrepreneurship in Scotland. 'Pathways: A New Approach for Women in Entrepreneurship', led by entrepreneur and investor Ana Stewart and co-authored with Mark Logan, Chief  Entrepreneur to the Scottish Government, sets out recommendations to reduce the gender gap and boost the economy.    Please read below […]

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January 10, 2023
Scottish female angels host conversation event with global startup expert

As featured on Business Express.  A leading figure from the global startup business community will meet with Scottish female founders and business angels at an event being hosted by Investing Women Angels next week. Ken Valledy, an international business adviser, entrepreneur, and co-author of The Startup Lexicon: Demystifying the Everyday Language of Startups, will address […]

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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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