Who we are
The Eos Team bring a wide range of personal experience as business founders, scientists, record breakers, industry leaders, and government advisors.
What Eos invests in
Eos are specialists in deep science, engineering and technology, taking businesses from start-up and spinout stage, through to Series A and beyond. We back ventures that have global potential, protectable IP, a clear commercial strategy, and a management team that we can have a significant relationship with for what is typically a 5-8 year investment journey. Our approach is very selective and hands-on.
We only work with companies that are strongly motivated by the global challenges they are addressing, as well as their financial growth.
We focus on seed funding in the following four impact areas:
Prevention & Treatment
Energy Security Issues,
Climate Change & Pollution
Improvement & Sustainability
of Industrial Processes
How Eos invests
A growing & thriving portfolio
Eos works closely with its portfolio companies to give them not just investment, but also direction and introductions. This ‘smart money’ means that the value we bring is more than the financial backing, and we have the experience to know that companies don’t grow in a straight line, or always follow the planned hockey curve. The start-up and spin out journey are often a rollercoaster, so we are realistic about future capital requirements and contingencies. As we celebrate 6 years, we are starting to see our earliest investments mature according to our 5-8 year plan.
We have often had to help companies pivot their business plans to continue their growth and impact. All of our companies have grown through sales and follow on investments, which is a track record we are proud of. We have had our first exit event in March 2021 and out of the 13 invested companies 6 have had follow on rounds at either Series A and B.
A Syndicate of like-minded entrepreneurs was how Eos started in 2014 and it has since grown to a private members group of around 60 individuals who typically meet 4 times a year either in St Andrews or online to consider investment opportunities that the Eos executive has pre-screened. Members are usually presented with 2-3 investment opportunities per meeting. These have been carefully selected from a large pool of applications, not only for the strength of the underlying science or technology, but also for their market potential, management team and exit potential. The investment opportunities are predominantly Scottish based businesses, often spin-outs from Universities and they will always be seed stage, generally pre-revenue.
The businesses that we back all aim to have a positive impact on the world around us, whilst also delivering a commercial return. By addressing global challenges, we are backing Scottish innovation that has a significant market opportunity, whilst acknowledging the risks of early stage investing. Eos alongside our network of advisors and investment directors work with innovators to build the foundational years of companies.
Eos has extensive access to the Scottish start-up market and the ability to lead due diligence and transactions on deep science and technology. We look for Venture Partners who have a range of complimentary strengths, the ability to invest at Series A and trade connections and experience.
Each Venture Partnership is unique and based on the overlap of interests. We are seeing particular growth in life science and climate change opportunities, and are actively looking for new UK and international Venture Partnerships in these areas, whilst continuing to invest across our four impact areas.
Get in touch
Eos Advisory LLP,
Doubledykes Road, St Andrews,