Determining demand for Cultivate Companies
Blog posting has been sparse, though those of you who follow @annejohn will have seen occasional reports about Scotland from a couple of weeks back. With Tom Willey and Richard Marshall, I was in Edinburgh and Glasgow to meet people and talk about Cultivate Companies. What we are aiming to do is to take advantage of geographically separate demand and supply - in Scotland (and elsewhere) there are smart people developing interesting technology, but funding sources are limited and have a low risk appetite. In Silicon Valley there's a shortage of engineering talent, and many sources of investment.
Cultivate Companies aims to match scare resources with demand.
Here is Edinburgh Castle, with the McEwan Hall, taken from an office