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Andrea Young

Fund Manager

42 past transactions

Pufferfish

Venture Round in 2019
Pufferfish are world leaders in digital display technology, designing unique visualisation and engagement solutions for a global customer base, including, among others, AT&T, Audi, Babcock, The BBC, Honeywell, Kodak, IBM, Shell and UNEP. The story began with wowing audiences in the events industry. Since then, not only has the incredible PufferTouch technology grown in scope but the product family has expanded to include the world’s first commercial interactive sphere, hemispherical displays, and a powerful proprietary software platform. Pufferfish have an unrivalled reputation for premium solution provision including application and content development services. Their customers sit across many diverse industries and span the globe, with solutions already having been sold into 40 countries.

Amiqus Limited

Venture Round in 2020
Amiqus Limited operates as a recruitment agency that acts as a mediator between its clients and candidates and provides hiring services according to the needs of its clients. Amiqus Limited was formerly known as Alexander Mann Technology (Northwest) Limited and changed its name to Amiqus Limited in February, 2003. The company was founded in 2000 and is headquartered in Warrington, United Kingdom. Amiqus Limited operates as a subsidiary of Alexander Mann Associates Limited.

MiAlgae

Seed Round in 2020
MiAlgae is a new-age microalgal production company that aims to revolutionize the £340 billion global livestock feed industry by producing microalgal products – through the remediation of wastewater – as nutrient supplements for fishmeal in livestock feeds. Their microalgal products are high in omegas and proteins, both of which are required for the production of many livestock feeds, especially in the aquaculture sector.Their production methodology uses circular economy to reduce the operating costs involved in the production of microalgae and as such allows them to compete with other supplements currently on the market.

Manus Neurodynamica

Venture Round in 2021
Manus Neurodynamica Ltd manufactures medical diagnostic technologies for neuromotor impairments, including the non-invasive diagnosis and monitoring of Parkinson’s disease. Its technologies are used in academic research, pharmaceutical research, and non-medical applications. The company was founded in 2008 and is based in North Shields, United Kingdom.

Sunamp

Seed Round in 2015
Sunamp is a company that provides industrial and residential heat battery storage systems using phase change materials. Its heat battery technologies are cost-effective, highly compact, stable, non-toxic, and IoT-enabled and are designed to provide a clean and efficient thermal energy storage solution. It was founded in 2006 by Andrew Bissell and is headquartered in Macmerry, East Lothian, Scotland.

Manus Neurodynamica

Venture Round in 2020
Manus Neurodynamica Ltd manufactures medical diagnostic technologies for neuromotor impairments, including the non-invasive diagnosis and monitoring of Parkinson’s disease. Its technologies are used in academic research, pharmaceutical research, and non-medical applications. The company was founded in 2008 and is based in North Shields, United Kingdom.

Mocean Energy

Seed Round in 2022
Mocean Energy develops new technologies which can harness the power of waves – and accelerate the transition to a zero-carbon world.

Sofant Technologies

Venture Round in 2016
Sofant Technologies Ltd designs and licenses fabless smart antenna and tunable RF solutions for the manufacturers of smartphones and tablets. It specializes in antenna and RF micro-electro-mechanical systems (MEMS) solutions. The company’s solutions include compact smart antenna solutions, tunable and adaptive impedance matching modules, tunable RF MEMS based modules, RF MEMS capacitors, and RF MEMS phase shifters. The company was incorporated in 2011 and is based in Edinburgh, United Kingdom.

Aveni

Seed Round in 2020
Aveni operates as a video conferencing company. Aveni uses AI and natural language processing to help advisers to connect, engage and digitally serve clients with a range of new automated features - from CRM automation to live risk monitoring and adviser prompts.

Particle Analytics

Venture Round in 2019
Particle Analytics Ltd. is a software company that provides a technology for the preparation, visualization, and analysis of discrete element method simulation data of particles and industrial bulk solids. The company offers post-processing technology that combines temporal and spatial averaging techniques and allows projecting the particle information to analyze the result; and pre-processing technology permits to create and modify geometries and meshes prior to simulation. It serves multinational organizations. The company was founded in 2015 and is based in Edinburgh, United Kingdom.

Cytomos Ltd.

Seed Round in 2022
Cytomos® develops and provides integrated, predictive analytics systems for intelligent bioprocessing in biopharma and cell therapy domains. Built upon our patented Cytomos® Dielectric Spectroscopy (CDS™) technology, our systems are unbiased, have single-cell resolution and are scalable across all upstream production stages. Leveraging the unmatched data depth per cell provided by CDS™, our proprietary machine learning (ML) algorithms provide insights into your bioprocesses like never before.

BioCaptiva

Seed Round in 2022
BioCaptiva develops liquid biopsy technology devices to diagnose and monitoring to detect cancers.

Net AI

Pre Seed Round in 2021
The volume of mobile data traffic is exploding and 5G will have to fulfil a growing variety of performance requirements, ranging from extreme mobile broadband to low-latency automotive IoT. To accommodate such demands, enhanced flexibility in managing the infrastructure is needed. Network slicing allows operators to customise resources on a per-service basis, by virtually partitioning the physical infrastructure, thereby enabling new lucrative revenue streams. However, without deep intelligence into the traffic flowing over slices, and where it originates, it is impossible to effectively and efficiently monetize them. To address this need, we are developing Microscope, an AI tool for mobile traffic decomposition. Microscope is a lightweight method that identifies and quantifies the nature and source of individual streams (e.g. Netflix, Google cloud services, Facebook, etc; down to individual base station) from aggregate streams. This allows data to be collected in the cloud rather than from expensive location-based probes, and also works with encrypted data sources which are impossible to analyse with traditional approaches such as using Deep Packet Inspection (DPI). Our technology tackles the challenges of decomposition through deep learning, due to its effectiveness in operating on large-scale mobile traffic in real-time, as demonstrated by our own research. Microscope is fast, cheap, encryption agnostic, scalable, and compatible with current NFV and open RAN initiatives

Wobble Genomics

Seed Round in 2021
Wobble Genomics specializes in maximizing RNA and DNA sequencing efficiency for the discovery and detection of nucleic acid biomarkers.

Mocean Energy

Seed Round in 2020
Mocean Energy develops new technologies which can harness the power of waves – and accelerate the transition to a zero-carbon world.

i2Eye Diagnostics Limited

Venture Round in 2015
i2Eye Diagnostics Limited provides Saccadic Vector Optokinetic Perimetry (SVOP) visual field analyzers for measuring instinctive responses to light and movement to meet clinical needs in pediatric and neuro ophthalmology. Its SVOP products are used in clinical practice to test visual fields in children and the elderly who were previously difficult or impossible to test. i2Eye Diagnostics Limited was incorporated in 2010 and is based in Edinburgh, United Kingdom.

Shot Scope Technologies Ltd

Venture Round in 2017
Shot Scope Technologies Ltd. provides golf performance tracking technology solutions. The company offers Shot Scope, a smart wristband that automatically tracks sport performance; and collects performance indicators that allow professional golfers to identify their most crucial areas for improvement. The company was incorporated in 2014 and is based in Edinburgh, United Kingdom.

GETGUIDED

Grant in 2016
GETGUIDED Ltd operates as an online platform to find unique tours and experiences provided by trusted and verified guides. The company was founded in 2015 and is based in Edinburgh, United Kingdom.

Machines With Vision Ltd.

Venture Round in 2022
Machines With Vision Ltd. develops sensors and solutions for autonomous vehicle localization. The company focuses on solving the localization problem by using the underlying surface of the ground as a fingerprint for position and motion. The company develops its sensors for trains and cars. The company was incorporated in 2015 and is headquartered in Edinburgh, United Kingdom.

Greengage Lighting

Venture Round in 2016
Greengage was founded in 2008 and is based on site at the Roslin Institute Edinburgh University. Their presence at the universities campus for veterinary studies, demonstrates their focus on delivering innovative and applicable technologies to the agricultural sector. They work for farmers improving the overall well-being and productivity of their livestock.

Sofant Technologies

Venture Round in 2020
Sofant Technologies Ltd designs and licenses fabless smart antenna and tunable RF solutions for the manufacturers of smartphones and tablets. It specializes in antenna and RF micro-electro-mechanical systems (MEMS) solutions. The company’s solutions include compact smart antenna solutions, tunable and adaptive impedance matching modules, tunable RF MEMS based modules, RF MEMS capacitors, and RF MEMS phase shifters. The company was incorporated in 2011 and is based in Edinburgh, United Kingdom.

Sofant Technologies

Venture Round in 2015
Sofant Technologies Ltd designs and licenses fabless smart antenna and tunable RF solutions for the manufacturers of smartphones and tablets. It specializes in antenna and RF micro-electro-mechanical systems (MEMS) solutions. The company’s solutions include compact smart antenna solutions, tunable and adaptive impedance matching modules, tunable RF MEMS based modules, RF MEMS capacitors, and RF MEMS phase shifters. The company was incorporated in 2011 and is based in Edinburgh, United Kingdom.

Aveni

Venture Round in 2021
Aveni operates as a video conferencing company. Aveni uses AI and natural language processing to help advisers to connect, engage and digitally serve clients with a range of new automated features - from CRM automation to live risk monitoring and adviser prompts.

Invizius

Series A in 2021
Invizius Ltd., a medical technology company, develops H-Guard technology, a product to address the side effects of hemodialysis and fewer cardiovascular complications. The company was incorporated in 2018 and is based in Edinburgh, United Kingdom.

Invizius

Series A in 2019
Invizius Ltd., a medical technology company, develops H-Guard technology, a product to address the side effects of hemodialysis and fewer cardiovascular complications. The company was incorporated in 2018 and is based in Edinburgh, United Kingdom.

Amiqus Resolution

Venture Round in 2020
Amiqus Resolution Ltd. designs and develops software solutions for anti-money laundering, identity, and compliance checks. The company's solution offers checks for identity reports, credit reports, photo ID verification, basic disclosure, and companies lookup. The company's solution also offers custom forms, work assigning, and document management. It offers security and compliance for user access levels, audit logs, and two-factor authentication (2FA). The company serves the accountancy, legal, property, recruitment, financial, and public sectors. Amiqus Resolution Ltd. was founded in 2008 and is based in Edinburgh, United Kingdom.

Sofant Technologies

Venture Round in 2018
Sofant Technologies Ltd designs and licenses fabless smart antenna and tunable RF solutions for the manufacturers of smartphones and tablets. It specializes in antenna and RF micro-electro-mechanical systems (MEMS) solutions. The company’s solutions include compact smart antenna solutions, tunable and adaptive impedance matching modules, tunable RF MEMS based modules, RF MEMS capacitors, and RF MEMS phase shifters. The company was incorporated in 2011 and is based in Edinburgh, United Kingdom.

Shot Scope Technologies Ltd

Seed Round in 2015
Shot Scope Technologies Ltd. provides golf performance tracking technology solutions. The company offers Shot Scope, a smart wristband that automatically tracks sport performance; and collects performance indicators that allow professional golfers to identify their most crucial areas for improvement. The company was incorporated in 2014 and is based in Edinburgh, United Kingdom.

Pufferfish

Funding Round in 2018
Pufferfish are world leaders in digital display technology, designing unique visualisation and engagement solutions for a global customer base, including, among others, AT&T, Audi, Babcock, The BBC, Honeywell, Kodak, IBM, Shell and UNEP. The story began with wowing audiences in the events industry. Since then, not only has the incredible PufferTouch technology grown in scope but the product family has expanded to include the world’s first commercial interactive sphere, hemispherical displays, and a powerful proprietary software platform. Pufferfish have an unrivalled reputation for premium solution provision including application and content development services. Their customers sit across many diverse industries and span the globe, with solutions already having been sold into 40 countries.

DestiNA Genomics Ltd

Seed Round in 2014
DestiNA Genomics Ltd., a molecular diagnostic company, offers chemical based systems for detecting nucleic acids and single nucleotide polymorphisms. The company offers reagents and probes for detection of nucleic acids and mutations; and probe sets and assays for drug development/profiling/re-profiling. It provides detection results in the areas of drug sensitivity/poor drug metabolisers/inherited diseases/infectious diseases, and for diagnostic areas including cancer biomarkers and micro RNA. DestiNA Genomics Ltd. was incorporated in 2010 and is based in Edinburgh, United Kingdom.

Sofant Technologies

Seed Round in 2013
Sofant Technologies Ltd designs and licenses fabless smart antenna and tunable RF solutions for the manufacturers of smartphones and tablets. It specializes in antenna and RF micro-electro-mechanical systems (MEMS) solutions. The company’s solutions include compact smart antenna solutions, tunable and adaptive impedance matching modules, tunable RF MEMS based modules, RF MEMS capacitors, and RF MEMS phase shifters. The company was incorporated in 2011 and is based in Edinburgh, United Kingdom.

Greengage Lighting

Venture Round in 2018
Greengage was founded in 2008 and is based on site at the Roslin Institute Edinburgh University. Their presence at the universities campus for veterinary studies, demonstrates their focus on delivering innovative and applicable technologies to the agricultural sector. They work for farmers improving the overall well-being and productivity of their livestock.

NGenTec

Venture Round in 2011
NGenTec is a spinout company from the University of Edinburgh's School of Engineering, where the technology was pioneered by the firm's founders, Dr Markus Mueller and Dr Alasdair McDonald. The company, which was incorporated in 2009, aims to become the leading supplier of direct drive permanent magnet generators to the renewable energy sector.

Sunamp

Seed Round in 2016
Sunamp is a company that provides industrial and residential heat battery storage systems using phase change materials. Its heat battery technologies are cost-effective, highly compact, stable, non-toxic, and IoT-enabled and are designed to provide a clean and efficient thermal energy storage solution. It was founded in 2006 by Andrew Bissell and is headquartered in Macmerry, East Lothian, Scotland.

PureLiFi

Series A in 2015
pureLiFi develops technology for communication networks that integrates data and lighting utility infrastructures. It offers a LiFi enabled a device that converts the beam of lights into an electrical signal. The signal is then converted back into data. The company was founded in 2012 and is headquartered in Edinburgh.

Blackford Analysis Ltd

Angel Round in 2012
Blackford Analysis Ltd. provides software products that accelerate the comparison of medical images. The company offers Blackford Workflow Server, an enterprise pre-processing server that streamlines deployment of its pre-processing into a hospital IT framework for the radiology department; and Blackford Smart Localizer that integrates into user’s Philips IntelliSpace 4.4 PACS user interface and enables comparison of multiple imaging studies with a single click. It also provides Blackford Custom Solutions, a collection of libraries that power the workflow server; and develops bespoke image processing and registration capabilities. The company offers solutions for radiologists, clinicians, healthcare enterprise, OEM, and others. Blackford Analysis Ltd. was founded in 2010 and is based in Edinburgh, United Kingdom. It has sales offices in the United States and the United States.

Greengage Lighting

Venture Round in 2017
Greengage was founded in 2008 and is based on site at the Roslin Institute Edinburgh University. Their presence at the universities campus for veterinary studies, demonstrates their focus on delivering innovative and applicable technologies to the agricultural sector. They work for farmers improving the overall well-being and productivity of their livestock.

Amiqus Resolution

Venture Round in 2019
Amiqus Resolution Ltd. designs and develops software solutions for anti-money laundering, identity, and compliance checks. The company's solution offers checks for identity reports, credit reports, photo ID verification, basic disclosure, and companies lookup. The company's solution also offers custom forms, work assigning, and document management. It offers security and compliance for user access levels, audit logs, and two-factor authentication (2FA). The company serves the accountancy, legal, property, recruitment, financial, and public sectors. Amiqus Resolution Ltd. was founded in 2008 and is based in Edinburgh, United Kingdom.

SkoogMusic

Seed Round in 2018
Skoogmusic Ltd was formed in July 2009 by David Skulina and Ben Schogler with the invaluable support of friends and colleagues from NESTA, the University of Edinburgh and the Scottish Enterprise High Growth Unit. The company received investment in early 2010 from Barwell PLC, Daedalus Capital and the Scottish Enterprise Co-investment Fund. Skoog is a musical instrument designed for children, adults, musicians, special needs, rock stars, therapists, teachers.

Krotos

Angel Round in 2017
Krotos Limited develops audio software products. The company offers a range of plugins, which include vocal processing tools for a range of vocal effects from monsters to robots and others, as well as adaptable to live environments, such as voiceover/dialogue sessions, theatre performances, or Halloween attractions. It also provides sound libraries that enable to add variety to a project; and standalones that assist a user’s workflow while producing a world of creature sounds (and more) in real-time, as well as facilitate mixing options, including batch processing and dynamic modulation. Krotos Limited serves AAA game companies, Hollywood studios, and post-production companies worldwide. It offers its products online. The company was founded in 2013 and is headquartered in Edinburgh, United Kingdom.