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 with one of the better views in the world.