Scottish Tech Startup Awards 2019

Investor of The Year Award

This award recognises the investor who has gone above and beyond to support and empower technology entrepreneurs in Scotland. This award isn’t for the most deals done or largest cheques written — rather, it’s for an investor who brings to their portfolio companies more than just capital; who adds value through support, mentorship and wisdom, and who’s portfolio companies have a better chance of success because they are on the cap table.

WHAT THE JUDGES ARE LOOKING FOR:

  • Entrepreneurial development (40%): is the nominee an active and engaged partner in their portfolio companies and the wider Scottish technology ecosystem?

  • Investment activity (30%): is the nominee actively pursuing deals in Scotland, and backing Scottish technology companies?

  • Domain expertise (20%): is the nominee adding value beyond capital for their portfolio companies, through mentorship and principled counsel?

  • Investment outcomes (10%): does the nominee have a clear track record of making smart bets — are their portfolio companies scaling and exiting?

WHO’S ELIGIBLE:

Angel investors, venture capitalists and other investors who have invested in Scottish-headquartered technology businesses

NOMINATIONS ARE NOW OPEN! THE FINALISTS WILL BE ANNOUNCED ON Monday 21 OCTOBER.

Last year’s winners