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Archangels, the Edinburgh-based business angel investment syndicate, has appointed Ian Macleod as the new chair of its board. The former investment analyst and fund manager takes over the helm from Eric Young, who has held the position since 2014. Eric will continue to sit on the Archangels board.

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In 2021, deals led by angel syndicate members of LINC Scotland secured in total £146 million funding for young companies with high growth potential, almost double the amount raised in 2020, and 70% higher than the record set in 2019. Before the pandemic struck, 2019 had been a high point in th

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Archangels, the Edinburgh-based business angel investment group, led investments totalling a record £23.7 million in promising Scottish tech and life sciences companies during 2021. In a packed year of corporate activity for Archangels, the 11 investments, totalling £23.7m (2020: £

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Mike Rutterford, the co-founder of Edinburgh-based investment syndicate Archangels, has been awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award at the UKBAA Angel Investment Awards. Mr Rutterford is a serial entrepreneur with a 40-year career as a business angel and in property investment. Educated in Edinburgh

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Scottish biotech company BioCaptiva has raised over £1 million in seed funding from Edinburgh-based business angel investment syndicate Archangels and Scottish Enterprise, to help develop a novel next generation “liquid biopsy” technology device. The device coul

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Edinburgh-based drug delivery company Bio-Images Drug Delivery Limited (BDD), has positioned itself for rapid growth with a £1.2 million investment led by Archangels. The Archangels investment was supported by Scottish Enterprise and BioCity Investments.

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Stirling-based tech firm Integrated Graphene Ltd has completed a £3.1 million funding round led by Edinburgh-based business angel syndicate, Archangels, with co-investment from Par Equity, Techstart Ventures and ESM Investments. The investment means the firm can kickstart production of its uni

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The Edinburgh-based business angel investment syndicate, Archangels, has led investment of £3.3 million in innovative Scottish companies during the coronavirus lockdown.  Archangels’ Q2 (1st April – 30th June) deals data has revealed that three of its portfolio compa

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Edinburgh-based Reactec, a tech firm which recently launched a social distancing monitoring device, has completed a £700,000 funding round led by Archangels.  The money raised will be used for the ongoing development of its personal monitoring equipment and reporting technology.

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Archangels, the Edinburgh-based business angel investment syndicate, has led investment of £6.2 million in Scottish early-stage companies in the first quarter of 2020. Four tech and life sciences businesses – Blackford Analysis, Fios Genomics, Optoscribe and Speech Graphics – were

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Archangels has recorded another active year of support, leading investment of £14.8 million in Scottish start-up and early-stage companies in the tech and life sciences sectors. The syndicate directly invested £8.2m across the year (2018: £10.9m) and was the lead investor on a tota

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Business angel investment group Archangels has sold its 25% shareholding in Bellshill-headquartered document outsourcing specialist Critiqom as part of the sale of the business to Opus Trust Communications. Archangels first invested in Critiqom in 2005 and since then the company

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