Angel Investment in Scotland up 26%

According to new figures, Scottish early-stage businesses raised over £15.6m through Angel Investment during the first three quarters of 2012. The corresponding period last year saw Angel Investment of £12.4m.

This large increase equates to a 26% uplift from Scottish angel syndicates for new and existing companies in their portfolios compared to the same period in 2011.

In addition to this increase in the amount invested by Scottish Angels, the number of businesses supported by Angel Investment in Scotland has also risen by 13% in the first three quarters of 2012, when compared to the corresponding period in 2011.

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