Informatics Ventures

Informatic Ventures


Informatics Ventures was established in 2008 to inspire, connect and support Scotland’s technology entrepreneurs and entrepreneurial technology companies. 

Our flagship investor readiness programme, Engage Invest Exploit (EIE), culminates in the biggest UK investment conference of its type outside London. So itis much #MoreThanADay. Companies commit to a process, a bespoke pitch and investor readiness programme and the Informatics Ventures team works with them over an extended period delivering activities including workshops, seminars and review panels led by experienced entrepreneurs, all to ensure they are #pitchfit for the day. 

In addition to the investor readiness programme associated with EIE, Informatics Ventures hosts a regular networking series, iVTuesday’s, featuring inspirational speakers – technology heroes, technology investors and global success stories. Previous speakers include Chris van der Kuyl, Dame Stephanie Shirley, Stan Boland and NASA’s Rob Ambrose. Informatics Ventures encourages entrepreneurs to network with peers, mentors and investors and experience the serendipitous outcomes that can result from these connections. 

An essential partner in the entrepreneurial ecosystem, Informatics Ventures has a proven track record in supporting globally ambitious tech businesses to success. 

Being an integral part of the Bayes Centre and community brings our activities to a wider audience internally and externally to further our vision to position Informatics Ventures and EIE as the international flagship for technology innovation, attracting world-class investors to the heart of the data capital of Europe. 

Our Purpose 

Through practitioner-led entrepreneurship education and community networking, Informatics Ventures prepares and equips technology entrepreneurs with the skills and experience to scale their businesses and take it to a global stage.

Examples of Projects 

If available we will include an internal like to any case studies and use cases on the website) Since 2008 we have worked with some of Scotland's most exciting and entrepreneurial technology companies. In that time, the companies that have pitched at EIE have raised in excess of £550 million in seed and later stage funding.


Dr Steve Ewing, Director of Operations, Informatics Ventures
Working for Informatics Ventures based at the University of Edinburgh School of Informatics, Steve leads on the development and delivery of its flagship investor readiness programme, Engage Invest Exploit (EIE), now a key component of Bayes Centre activity. 

Danny Helson, Programme Manager, Informatics Ventures
Danny supports the development and delivery of Informatics Ventures' flagship investor readiness programme, Engage Invest Exploit (EIE), and is main company liaison for the programme. 

Ronnie Johnston, Events and Communications Manager, Informatics Ventures 
Ronnie leads on the event management and delivery of Informatic Ventures' investor readiness programme, Engage Invest Exploit (EIE). 

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