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09-05-2017 - Modwenna Rees-Mogg - 0 comments
Hero of the Month - David Grahame from Linc Scotland

i have known David Grahame for a long time.  This softly spoken Scot is arguably one of the most important people in the angel market globally, not just in the UK.  He runs Linc Scotland which is funded, inter alia, by Scottish Enterprise and the European Regional Development Fund.  David, with his team, has been integral in the creation of the most developed national angel community in Europe thanks to his pretty selfless hard work.  Liked and respected by everyone who knows him, he seamlessly marries the interests of entrepreneurs, investors and other parties such as government agencies to ensure that the market place operates efficiently. He sits above local politiking and is the antithesis of personality led investment approaches.  

Despite his quiet demeanour, or perhaps because of it, he brings people together rather than setting them up in competition against one another, which I think is the secret of his success.  Not without opinions, nonetheless he is helpful to all even if it may not be in his immediate or Linc Scotland's direct interest.  If there was ever a reason to keep Scotland in the Union, he is it!  No wonder he is in demand across the globe by national governments wanting to learn from the high standards set in the Scottish angel market. 

On David's watch several Scottish angel networks and clubs have started and become established and the reasonable ambition to create another five groups in the short term looks achievable.  We wish him every success.

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