Glasgow launches open-access database to showcase £2.6bn tech ecosystem
Glasgow City Council has launched an open-access database that showcases its £2.6bn regional technology ecosystem.
The Glasgow Tech Ecosystem Platform was built with the intention of connecting start-ups with investors and corporates, providing real-time insights into the health of the regional innovation economy and showcasing Glasgow’s tech ecosystem to the world.
Scaling tech communities can access reliable intelligence, overarching trends and headline figures as well as detailed data on start-ups, scale-ups, and corporates across the city region. Almost 750 tech-based start-ups are included in the database, along with investors, accelerators, universities and more.
People active in the ecosystem can add their organisation to the database for free. The platform lists start-ups in areas like cryptocurrency, ethical hacking, and media and gaming. It also has a table of data showing where founders graduated from in Glasgow, the range deal size of the start-ups, and their investor ranking.
Councillor Susan Aitken, leader of Glasgow City Council, said: “Glasgow has a growing and vibrant tech ecosystem. It’s important that government only intervene in a way that’s helpful and will allow the sector to continue to grow. By funding the Glasgow Tech Ecosystem Platform, we will provide the glue that will bring together start-ups, investors and existing players to allow the sector in Glasgow to reach a critical mass.”