School of Informatics

Silicon Valley Visit Informatics

Silicon Valley visited Edinburgh this month to discuss funding growth and scaling fast with the leaders of Scotland’s digital technology sector.

Assembled by ScotlandIS, the trade body for Scotland’s digital technology industry, the visit was part of the ScotSoft Global Forum, an annual event bringing together leaders in the sector.

From the US came Google VP Vint Cerf, a man credited with co-founding the internet; Larry Cable, chief architect of Salesforce and four of San Francisco’s most powerful female investors and entrepreneurs: Heidi Roizen, Karen White, Ann Winblad and Wendy Lea.

Scotland was represented by Eddie Anderson, founder of Pentech Ventures and John Innes, CEO of Amor Group.

Ambitious technology companies face two key challenges. How to scale the business quickly and how to fund that growth. We are extremely proud to bring together leading technology entrepreneurs and VCs from both sides of the Atlantic to share the experiences and lessons they have learnt at the sharp end of entrepreneurialism.

Polly PurvisExecutive Director of ScotlandIS