Private venture capital investment available to early-stage companies in Scotland.
Investment requirements can range from £75,000 to £1 million.
Highland Venture Capital (HVC) is a venture capital investment firm established by seven successful businessmen from the Highlands of Scotland.
Equity investment is available to start-up or early stage businesses based in Scotland (with a preference for businesses in the Highlands) that have an investment requirement of at least £75,000 and a preference to supply their goods and services beyond the Highlands region.
All sectors are eligible for investment and should involve some element of Intellectual Property or product protection. Sectors targeted for investment include:
- 'Green' opportunities.
Businesses in the following sectors are not generally targeted for investment:
- Traditional retail.
- Computer games.
Applicant companies should fulfil the following:
- Be based in Scotland (preferably within the Highlands).
- Be at an early or start-up stage.
- Require investment of £75,000 to £1 million.
- Have a preference for supplying goods and services beyond the Highlands.
Match funding may be a project requirement.
Costs associated with business development projects.