Both Par Equity and the companies we invest in regularly appear in the press. We will let you know what they say here, as well as interesting press comment about the EIS and venture capital industry.

Optoscribe closes investment round of £1.8 million

13 June 2017

Optoscribe, a global supplier of glass-based integrated photonics components, has closed a series B investment round of £1.8 million in line with its expansion and product supply plans.

Nick Psaila, chief executive at Optoscribe, said: “We have delivered significant growth and shareholder value over the past 18 months.

“The recent opening of our new manufacturing facility has...

Fashion shopping app Mallzee reaches 1m downloads

1 June 2017

Fashion shopping app Mallzee has reached a development milestone recording its millionth download.

For full story read attached link: http://www.insider.co.uk/news/fashion-shopping-app-mallzee-reaches-10532720

Let’s nurture the incredible potential of our workforce by letting them up-skill

25 May 2017

Oleg Dmitriev, CEO of Vert Rotors, has had an article published in The Scotsman:

"We have come a long way since the first, second and third waves of industrial revolution, when progress and success in manufacturing was based on replacing people with ever more sophisticated machines...The fourth industrial revolution, or Industry 4.0, will dramatically change how humans and machines...

Paul Atkinson acquires Change Recruitment - as part of £100m vision

16 May 2017

Venture capitalist and serial investor, Paul Atkinson, has today (Monday 15th May 2017) announced the acquisition, for an undisclosed sum, of Change Recruitment by his own recruitment business, The Head Group.

So which start‑up is going to be the next Skyscanner?

7 May 2017

"Investors are heading for Edinburgh to find Scotland’s next unicorns" reports The Times

https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/so-which-startup-is-going-to-be-the-n...

Made in Scotland Awards - Portfolio Company, Vert Rotors wins Inventor of the Year

20 April 2017

http://www.insider.co.uk/news/made-scotland-awards-sees-m-10259444

Edinburgh ranked as the best city in the UK to start a new business, according to report

12 April 2017

http://www.independent.co.uk/Business/indyventure/edinburgh-best-city-uk-startup-business-bristol-london-expert-market-a7680901.html

Scottish investment fund opens in the US

5 April 2017

"$125m transatlantic health tech investment fund launches," The Scottish Government reports

Vert Rotors replaces oil with water for the first time in a portable compressor

30 March 2017

Portfolio company Vert Rotors has received some excellent news coverage on their VERT.80 compressor:

Engineering Specifier - "Water injected portable compressor produces 42% more oil free air"

Zenoot "Vert Rotors continues innovation drive"

SBNN "Vert Rotors replaces oil with water for the first time in a portable compressor"

Vert Rotors Press...

Paul Munn: Residential property funds can pick up buy-to-let baton

23 March 2017

"The recent changes to the way buy-to-let investments are taxed could turn out to be property funds' - and their investors' - gain, argues Paul Munn"

DeltaDNA hits 100 million monthly active users for real-time marketing and analytics

10 March 2017

Venture Beat reports.

http://venturebeat.com/2017/03/12/deltadna-hits-100-million-monthly-active-users-for-real-time-marketing-and-analytics/

Scottish battery technology firm Dukosi wins £2m funding deal

2 March 2017

"Edinburgh firm which aims to improve design and management of batteries in electric vehicles, industrial and grid storage systems has secured a deal to accelerate progress and take on new staff," The Daily Record reports.

Edinburgh FinTech start-up scoops top banking award

27 February 2017

The Daily Record reports "Personal Finance tracker Money Dashboard was named best personal finance app at the British Bank Awards"

£3.6m increase in student spending gives ICS Learn its best-ever year

14 February 2017

The Daily Record reports on the success of ICS Learn .

Mobile payments platform QikServe closes £2.7m investment

25 January 2017

"Edinburgh-based company will use funding to expand into international markets and grow its workforce," Startups reports:

http://startups.co.uk/qikserve-closes-2-7m-investment/

Research reveals growing interest in EIS

3 November 2016

30% of British people would consider investing in EIS in the next year.

Portfolio Company Agency Core secures further investment to fast track growth

2 November 2016

Agency Core, the SAAS company transforming software for creatives has, together with Par Equity and the Scottish Investment Bank, the investment arm of Scottish Enterprise, successfully completed a further round of investment this week to help Agency Core take its platform to a wider user base.

Andrew Castell, a partner in Par Equity, said “We are delighted to continue to support...

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