Enterprise Funding


Edinburgh Innovations (EI) is dedicated to ensuring the availability of early-stage risk capital for Edinburgh’s pipeline of technology based companies, which is critical in the early years, as well as delivering real benefits to the local economy.

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University’s Growth Investment Fund

Old College Capital (OCC) is the Investment Fund of The University of Edinburgh, and provides growth equity to the University’s leading spin-out and start-up companies. The Fund, a limited partnership, will make mid- and late-stage venture investments into companies as they grow and develop. It will seek to invest a total fund of up to £2million, making available amounts of £100,000 to £400,000 for spin-outs with very high growth potential as part of a larger funding round involving professional investors. Any investments will be made as part of a larger funding round involving professional investors.

Other support schemes for Edinburgh's entrepreneurs

Edinburgh's entrepreneurs have also proven successful in winning funding support for their enterprises through one or more of the following enterprise schemes:


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