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Sixty startups get ready to pitch at EIE18


Class of 2018: startups hoping for funding

Sixty early stage companies seeking vital funding have been chosen to pitch at one of Scotland’s top technology investor events.

The startups will present their plans to angel and other investors at EIE18, taking place at the McEwan Hall, Edinburgh on 19 April.

This year’s cohort is drawn from sectors including artificial intelligence, Data Science, Internet of Things, Energy, Climate & Cleantech, Digital Health & Medtech, Fintech and Cybersecurity.  Of this year’s startup founders 12% are female.

Now in its 10th year, EIE has been a springboard to over £500 million in funding.  FanDuel, Mallzee, Celtic Renewables, Two Big Ears, ZoneFox, pureLiFi and MindMate are a few of the companies to come through the EIE programme in recent years.   

Steve Ewing, director of operations at Informatics Ventures, which organises the event, said: “While we’re starting to see the real emergence of sectors like AI and Healthtech, it’s also encouraging to see the level of female founders in the EIE18 cohort.”

Those pitching this year include Triscribe, which is developing ePrescribing analytics for NHS hospitals; Wallet.Services, a secure Blockchain technology platform positioned for the next generation of real world applications; Virtual Revolution Technologies, which creates bespoke virtual reality environments for unlimited users to collaborate and share immersive experiences; and Good Loop, an ethical video advertising platform. 

EIE18 is supported by Scottish Enterprise and the University of Edinburgh.

This year, Informatics Ventures will become an integral component of the Bayes Centre for Data Science and Technology, the new centre for data-driven innovation at the University of Edinburgh. 

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