Forthcoming Edinburgh event Invest2Scale eyeing out-of-world growth for participant scale-up firms

Space and fintech will be the focus of this year’s iteration of an in-person business event aimed at supporting top scale-up companies in Scotland when it comes to Edinburgh in the autumn.

The second annual Invest2Scale, which also aims to support scale-ups from all sectors, is again inviting a select group of company founders to participate when it takes place on October 31 at the city’s Virgin Hotel, with an audience of entrepreneurs and senior figures from both the UK and global investment community.

Space companies including Skyrora, Krucial, and Sofant Technologies along with Scottish-based fintech DirectID will be among the pioneering businesses and organisations involved at the 2023 event that will also feature panel discussions on key business growth issues including global expansion; C-suite recruitment; partnering with investors; and the challenges around attracting investment in Scotland.

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Launched in 2022, Invest2Scale says it helps revenue-generating scalable Scottish companies that are ready for high-level growth, providing them with direct access to investors and venture capitalists – saying on launch that it was aiming to help plug a perceived gap in the market. It is led by law firm MBM Commercial, accountant and adviser CT, recruitment specialist Eden Scott, and Angel Capital Scotland (formerly Linc Scotland).

Kirsty Paton, entrepreneurial tax director at CT, said: “Following the positive impact of last year’s inaugural Invest2Scale event, we are delighted to be returning in October for our second annual gathering aimed at supporting Scottish scale-ups.

“This face-to-face event is focused on promoting economic growth opportunities across Scotland by targeting revenue-generating companies with significant scalability and putting them in front of investors and other key figures within the global business community. While the event will be relevant to businesses from all sectors, this year’s focus on space and fintech shines a light on two key growth sectors within Scotland’s scale-up community.”

Alan Donald of Angel Capital Scotland said: “Along with the other Invest2Scale founder partners, we will leverage our experience and close relationships within Scotland’s business community to help identify many of the companies that could maximise the impact of additional growth investment. Over the next few weeks, we also look forward to announcing more details about this year’s line-up of industry experts and key business influencers from Scotland and many other parts of the globe.”



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