Archangels was the biggest provider of business angel funding in early stage companies in Scotland last year after raising investment from £8.75 million in 2011 to £9.5m.
The Archangels syndicate provided £5.73m, up from £4.88m in 2011. The remainder was from partners, including the Scottish Investment Bank which invested £2.78m.
Archangels made three new investments and there was one exit – Glasgow-based biotechnology company Vitrology which was sold to Swiss group SGS.
Last month the syndicate teamed up with Conoco Philips Ventures, Statoil Ventures and the Scottish Venture Fund to provide £3.25m to Edinburgh’s LUX Assure.
John Waddell, chief executive of Archangels, said: “We’re seeing more cash being invested in early stage companies throughout Scotland and the rest of the UK.”