NCTech makes the creation and access of virtual worlds possible for everyone. Providing 360 degree 3D reality imaging systems that streamline the workflow of image documentation and can be used repeatedly, accurately, consistently by anyone anywhere.

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Edin­burgh & San Fran­cis­co




Based in Scot­land and found­ed in 2010 by Neil Tocher and Cameron Ure. NCTech’s iSTAR® is the worlds fastest and first ful­ly auto­mat­ic, 50 megapix­el, 360 degree HDR cam­era. Small, light­weight and robust, it is easy to trans­port, quick to set up and does not need spe­cial train­ing or pho­to­graph­ic skills to oper­ate.

Orig­i­nal­ly devel­oped for the mil­i­tary and police, this new type of rapid recon­nais­sance cam­era is pre­dict­ed to dis­place cur­rent tech­nol­o­gy and has mul­ti­ple appli­ca­tions: from covert oper­a­tions and police report­ing of crime scenes to 3D laser doc­u­men­ta­tion and asset man­age­ment for the engi­neer­ing and her­itage sec­tors.

Orig­i­nal­ly self-fund­ed and still pri­vate­ly held NCTech recent­ly received invest­ment from busi­ness angel syn­di­cate Archangels and is list­ed on the Scot­tish Enter­prise high growth stream.

Archangel Infor­mal Invest­ments

Archangel Infor­mal Invest­ment is Scotland’s lead­ing Busi­ness Angel Syn­di­cate.

Orig­i­nal­ly formed in 1992 and based in Edin­burgh, the syn­di­cate now com­pris­es around 100 investor mem­bers and invests in ear­ly stage Scot­tish com­pa­nies.

Scot­tish Co-Invest­ments Fund

The Scot­tish Co-invest­ment Fund (SCF) is a £72 mil­lion equi­ty invest­ment fund estab­lished by Scot­tish Enter­prise, part­ly fund­ed by the Euro­pean Region­al Devel­op­ment Fund (ERDF), to invest from £100,000 to £1 mil­lion in com­pa­ny finance deals of up to £2 mil­lion.

Unlike a stan­dard ven­ture cap­i­tal (VC) fund or a busi­ness angel, the SCF does not find and nego­ti­ate invest­ment deals on its own; instead it forms con­trac­tu­al part­ner­ships with active VC fund man­agers, busi­ness angels and busi­ness angel syn­di­cates from the pri­vate sec­tor.

Scot­tish Enter­prise

Scot­tish Enter­prise is the main eco­nom­ic devel­op­ment agency for Scot­land cov­er­ing 93% of the pop­u­la­tion from Grampian to the Bor­ders.

The Scot­tish Enter­prise Net­works con­sists of Scot­tish Enter­prise and 12 Local Enter­prise Com­pa­nies.

Work­ing in part­ner­ship with the pri­vate and pub­lic sec­tors, the Net­work aims to build bet­ter busi­ness­es, to devel­op the skills and knowl­edge of the Scot­tish peo­ple, and to encour­age inno­va­tion to make Scot­tish busi­ness inter­na­tion­al­ly com­pet­i­tive.

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