Edinburgh is one of Europe’s fastest growing tech hubs and in 2018 was named Europe’s most attractive destination for technology businesses to locate to by European Business Magazine. It has one of the fastest growing communities of developers and data scientists, supported by the world class universities in the city and is building momentum to become the Data Capital of Europe.Finds Job in Edinburgh
The Numbers in Scotland
What people are saying..
Graeme SmithManaging Director - Amazon Development Centre
The University of Edinburgh is top-rated for computer science, delivering world-leading and internationally excellent research…We’ve found that people want to come from all over the world to live and work here.
Hugh CampbellFounding Partner - GP Bullhound
While M&A transactions like Skyscanner and FreeAgent are examples of large and mid-range deals of note in recent times and there is a pipeline of really interesting companies coming through in Scotland.
Nicky MorganMP - Digital Secretary
Scotland’s tech scene is leading the way in the development of cutting-edge cyber security, clean growth technologies and it has already produced three of the UK’s leading billion dollar tech companies, helping to strengthen the UK’s reputation as Europe’s leading tech hub.
George WindsorHead of Insights - Tech Nation
Edinburgh has established itself as a thriving tech hub, contributing billions into the economy and the city and punching well above its weight to beat UK averages for job creation, salaries and digital tech turnover.
Companies from Edinburgh
Edinburgh has an exciting mix of tech companies ranging in size from the likes of homegrown Skyscanner, Fanduel, Rockstar North and Wood Mckenzie to scaleups such as Administrate, CareSourcer, TravelNest, Float, Current Health, Appointedd, Mallzee Insights and Cyan Forensics. Edinburgh is also home to a number of large global companies with the likes of Amazon, Deliveroo, User Testing and Microsoft all opening offices in Scotland’s capital.
- DeltaDNA acquired by Unity Technology
- Aquila Insight acquired by Merkle Group
- Skyscanner acquired by CTRIP
- Fanduel acquired by Paddy Power Betfair
- FreeAgent acquired by RBS
- Cultivate acquired by Deliveroo
- ZoneFox acquired by Fortinet
Ecosystem Builders in Edinburgh
- Par Equity
- Scottish Equity Partners
- Pentech Ventures
- Accelerated Digital Ventures
- GP Bullhound
- Maven Capital Partners
- Equity Gap
- Business Growth Fund
- Turing Fest
- StartUp Summit
- Scotland Fintech Festival
- Women in Tech Scotland