Glasgow is becoming an increasingly important tech city in the UK. It’s often thought that the tech industry is focused on more traditional sectors such as banking, finance, insurance and accountancy however with high educational attainment and access to a number of world class universities, Glasgow is creating a number of tech startups with data science being at the heart of many of them.

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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: Source: Tech Nation Tech Report - 2019

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Companies from Glasgow

In 2019 KPMG announced that it would create 400 new Fintech jobs as part of it’s new technology base. The city has long been a creative hub and with STV, BBC both having large presences the media sector is well covered. The number of startups are also increasing and companies to looks out for include Swipii, M Squared, Soar, Raven Controls, Pulsion Technology, Synaptec, My1Login, arbnco, Bird.i and Houseology.

Recent Acquisitions

  • Clyde Space acquired by AAC Microtec
  • Abica acquired by Arrow Business Communications
  • Swipii acquires DripApp
  • Altia Solutions acquires ABM UK Ltd
  • Incremental Group acquies Gap Consulting
  • DeepMatter acquires Infochem GmbH

Ecosystem Builders in Glasgow

Investment Glasgow

  • Archangels
  • Par Equity
  • Scottish Equity Partners
  • Pentech Ventures
  • GP Bullhound
  • Accelerated Digital Ventures
  • LINC Scotland
  • Maven Capital Partners
  • Business Growth Fund
  • Can Do Innovation Summit
  • Cyber UK
  • DataFest
  • Fintech Scotland
  • Impact Summit

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