Tech accelerator RocketSpace looks to take off in Scotland

The US technology accelerator that helped nurture the likes of online taxi app Uber and music streaming service Spotify is eyeing a possible expansion into Scotland.

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12/12/2016

San Francisco-based RocketSpace, founded in 2011 by Scots-born entrepreneur Duncan Logan, has so far seen 17 so-called “unicorns” – start-ups valued at more than $1 billion – pass through its doors, and is now looking to tap into Scotland’s tech scene.

Logan said; “It’s definitely my intention to do more across the UK. Everything focused in London is not a good thing for the UK or Scotland so I’m excited to look at opportunities in Scotland and across other cities in the UK.”

Logan continued "unicorns used to be “incredibly rare creatures” but are becoming more common. Scotland has two homegrown examples in the form of flight search engine Skyscanner and fantasy sports outfit FanDuel, and he said the country has “without a doubt” the potential to see more follow in their footsteps."

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