Blockchain technology and crypto assets

What is a blockchain? 

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Funding scale-up tech businesses

The quantity and quality of scale-up technology businesses continues to increase in Scotland with technology incubators such as ONE in Aberdeen, Codebase in Edinburgh and Stirling and universities such as Heriot Watt, Napier and Strathclyde providing a clear pathway for entrepreneurs to turn their ideas into a business.

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2020 Year in Review – Tech Sector

At the beginning of 2020, we were expecting this to be another strong year for the Scottish Tech scene, and in particular the Edinburgh ecosystem. Record levels of investment were forecast, and we hoped to see that next generation of young ambitious companies coming through. We’re sure the showcase Tech investor event in Scotland, EiE, would have been their best attended in its history, rather than a virtual event as it turned out to be.

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Tech Sector Overview

As featured in The Scotsman Annual Deals Supplement AAB’s Head of Corporate Finance, Douglas Martin, reflects on the busiest areas of the sector.

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2020: Shining a Spotlight on the Tech Sector

2020 will be a year remembered for many ‘unprecedented’ challenges and disruptions across the globe. It could also be said that it will be remembered for not only the increased use of technology, but the significant reliance on it for people and businesses.  

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Tech Deals – A clear target for 2020

2020 has presented monumental challenges to global economies resulting in many people expecting a slowdown in deal volume. However, despite these unprecedented times, deal activity in the tech sector has remained buoyant as both private equity and strategic acquirers continue to seek acquisition and investment opportunities to support their growth aspirations.  

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COVID-19 Sector Specific Support

*Updated 8 May*

As well as the Government support measures for businesses regardless of sector in the UK, there are also a number of sector specific support packages available which we have listed below.

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Tech continues to tick investor boxes

Technology has long been a hunting ground for investors with aspirations of backing the next ‘game changing’ idea, concept or invention. With the global thirst for continual development, process efficiencies, speed of communication and less human intervention, it is little surprise that the UK tech sector grew 2.6x faster than the rest of the economy.

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AAB Navigates Tech Business Finances

As featured in the June/July 2019 issue of Insider Magazine, AAB is delighted to share details of our dedicated Tech team’s knowledge, experience and recent experience. 

There is a real vibrancy in the tech sector of Scotland. It never stands still and neither do the businesses within it. The rate of change and development is one which is like no other sector which makes it exciting for those operating within it, and also those who help support these businesses to grow and prosper.

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Funding Technology

The number of early stage technology businesses continues to increase in Scotland with various technology incubators and universities providing more support than ever before to help entrepreneurs develop their ideas into a business. However, creating a successful technology business will require investment and this is rarely a simple process.

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