Support:

  1. Scottish Enterprise – provides training and support to high growth companies in Scotland
  2. CodeBase – UK’s largest technology incubator
  3. StartEDIN – Edinburgh’s companies working together to promote the city’s tech scene
  4. The Melting Pot provide resources for social change makers
  5. Edinburgh Centre for Carbon Innovation brings low carbon leaders and practitioners from business, finance and the public sector together to turn good ideas into reality
  6. The Creative Exchange, collaborative business space for digital and creative innovation
  7. UP – help entrepreneurs to increase customer acquisition and secure smart investment

 

Funding:

  1. Small Business Loan Fund – an interest free loan of up to £2,500 to help entrepreneurs get their idea off the ground
  2. Archangel, Scotland’s “largest” angel syndicate. Made of up over 100 investor members who invest around £10m per year in early-stage Scottish businesses in return for an equity share
  3. Entrepreneurial Spark (ESpark) accelerator. Suitable for early stage and growing ventures trading for up to four years

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Lesley Eccles

Co-Founder

Founded 2009

Being in Edinburgh has given FanDuel the support, guidance and funding opportunities we needed to establish ourselves and grow.

 

In the early stages of developing our product and launching the business, the University of Edinburgh was a great source of support. Today, it continues to provide great talent for us. We were hosted within the University’s Edinburgh Technology Transfer Centre until 2012, and benefited from contacts made through the Informatics Ventures programme.

 

Our first round of funding was provided by 2 Scottish investors: Pentech Ventures and the Scottish Investment Bank. Now, as an established business, we enjoy sharing our experience and learning with the next generation of digital tech startups.

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