Murray Capital leads funding rounds for Scottish start-ups

The funding rounds saw Murray Capital reinvest in two of its existing portfolio companies – Zumo and Blackford – with the support of the UK Future Fund and other co-investors.

Jan 2021

Zumo, the Leith-based cryptocurrency wallet and payments platform, raised £1.4 million.

Blackford, the insurance brokerage with offices in Aberdeen, Edinburgh, Glasgow and London, secured £800,000.

The new capital will allow both businesses to fund their growth through the coronavirus pandemic and provide solid financial footings for the future.

This follows Murray Capital’s participation in another Future Fund investment in a company called CloudNC at the end of 2020. Based in Chelmsford, CloudNC is a UK precision engineering firm which has introduced a ground-breaking new AI-based approach to manufacturing.

David Murray, Managing Director of Murray Capital, commented: “Supporting exciting, early-stage companies is an increasing focus for Murray Capital.

“As a long-term family investment business, we don’t face the same time pressures as some other organisations and are able to take a patient view with the capital we deploy.  Therefore, we are particularly well-placed to support innovative businesses with significant long-term potential like Zumo and Blackford.

“The coronavirus has resulted in an uncertain landscape for people and business across the country. However, we must always be willing to support those who bear risk in starting and growing enterprises. This will be vital for securing a sustainable economic recovery from the pandemic.”

View the full article below from Daily Business published 26/01/21