Driving optical communications
into the third dimension
Innovative. High Performance. Scalable.
Leading the 3D light revolution
Formed as a spin-out in 2010 from the School of Engineering and Physical Sciences at Heriot Watt University, Optoscribe is built on a strong foundation of knowledge and expertise in the application of photonic technologies including 3D waveguide solutions.
In April 2016 Optoscribe received investment funding from Archangels, Par Equity and the Scottish Investment Bank.
Archangels is a prominent business angel syndicate which has been at the forefront of early stage investing in Scotland for more than two decades. Its members invest in, and mentor, promising start-up and early stage companies from Scotland’s vibrant technology and life sciences sectors. Originally formed in 1992 and based in Edinburgh, the syndicate now comprises over 70 investor members and leads investment of around £10m per year in early stage Scottish companies, including leverage from partners, the largest being the Scottish Investment Bank.
Archangels is interested in Scottish technology companies, which are looking for initial funding of £50,000 to £2m. In addition, Archangels is keen to welcome new investors to its syndicate.
Par Equity is an owner-managed venture capital firm founded in 2008 to address the challenges of investment in small, high growth potential companies. Our investment model leverages the power of our syndicate of angel investors, harnessing the industry expertise, contacts and experience of a highly motivated individual investor base, drawn from successful entrepreneurs, managers and professionals with directly relevant insights. To date, Par has led and managed investment totalling £57.4 million in 34 investee companies.
Scottish Investment Bank (SIB) is the investment arm of Scotland’s main economic development agency, Scottish Enterprise, operating Scotland-wide in partnership with Highlands and Islands Enterprise. It manages a suite of co- investment funds including the Scottish Co-investment Fund and the Scottish Venture Fund, which are partly funded by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF), the Renewable Energy Investment Fund and the Scottish Recycling Fund. SIB is the cornerstone investor in the privately-managed Scottish Loan Fund, managed by Maven Capital Partners and an investor in Epidarex Capital’s life sciences fund. Our investment funds support Scotland’s SME funding market to ensure businesses with growth and export potential have adequate access to growth capital. We also provide a team of financial readiness specialists to help companies prepare for new investment and access appropriate finance.
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