Scottish female founder jets off to Silicon Valley after Startup Summit win

Scottish female founder jets off to Silicon Valley after Startup Summit win

Lynne Darcey Quigley

CEO and founder of Glasgow based startup Know-it, Lynne Darcey Quigley, will be heading off to Silicon Valley, the epicentre of technological innovation located in the San Francisco Bay Area of California following the firm’s Startup Summit win.

Lynne Darcey Quigley will be helping fly the flag for Scottish fintech businesses in Silicon Valley as she joins fellow entrepreneurs, investors, and leaders of multinational corporations for a week of discussion, roundtables and keynotes.

This opportunity comes off the back of Know-it winning the Startup Summit competition late last year run by FutureX, a platform and community that helps support business leaders, their companies and make a positive impact on the role businesses play in society.

Know-it is an innovative new platform that is aiming to reduce the huge late payment problem that is crippling UK businesses by giving them the ability to mitigate credit risk, increase cashflow and reduce debtor days. The automated credit management solution allows users to run business credit checks, monitor changes, automate payment chasing and collect overdue invoices, all in one place.

Lynne Darcey Quigley said: “I’m delighted to have this opportunity to expand my network with access to expertise, scale up experience and knowledge. It will be a huge benefit to Know-it too with access to new innovations to enhance our customer experience and offering and the opportunity to network to specifically support our first investment raise with advice from businesses and entrepreneurs who will have raised Series A before.

“This year we are looking to raise investment so this trip will allow Know-it to hopefully speed up our journey to growth, scale and investment.”

Bruce Walker, Future X co-founder and CEO, added: “The FutureX Silicon Valley Scale programme is one of the most exclusive tech growth programmes in the UK and each year we seek to identify exciting high growth and purpose-driven startups looking to learn and develop.

“We are absolutely delighted Lynne won her place on the programme and will now benefit from a powerful cohort of peers and masterclasses with some of the biggest names in tech.”

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