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.

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The Numbers in Scotland

£3.86 bn Digital Tech Turnover
9,045 Digital tech business count
58,000 Employment in digital tech
£68,000 Digital tech productivity per worker
Source: Tech Nation Tech Report - 2019

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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.

Recent Acquisitions

  • 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

Investment Community

  • Archangels
  • Par Equity
  • Scottish Equity Partners
  • Pentech Ventures
  • Seedhaus
  • Accelerated Digital Ventures
  • GP Bullhound
  • Maven Capital Partners
  • Equity Gap
  • Business Growth Fund

Key Events

  • Turing Fest
  • StartUp Summit
  • EIE
  • Scotsoft
  • DigitExpo
  • Scotland Fintech Festival
  • Women in Tech Scotland

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