App developer secures investments

Published: 30 July 2019

Edinburgh tech business Neatebox has raised more than £180,000 from investors as it continues to capitalise on the market for its Welcome app, which gives businesses and venues advance notice of customers' disability requirements.

The award-winning business, which was advised in the investment round by Scottish law firm Harper Macleod along with angel investor and Neatebox chair Evelyn Simpson, has attracted the funding from business angel syndicate Equity Gap, Scottish Enterprise and a number of private investors. 

We're receiving fantastic feedback from both businesses and disabled users wherever it is deployed, and this funding will allow us to really scale the business...

Gavin Neate, founder and chief executive , Neatebox


Disabled people can use the Welcome app, to let services or venues know when they are going to arrive, and what kind of extra support they might need. Their phone then alerts the service provider when they book, when they trigger the building's Geo-Fence and when they arrive at the venue.

The new funding will allow the business to continue scaling up by growing its marketing, sales and customer support teams, as well as bringing in more software development expertise. 

Jo Nisbet, partner at Harper Macleod, said: "We are delighted to be investing in Neatebox. Gavin and his team have gained significant peer and user advocacy and we look forward to working with them as they scale the business."

Kerry Sharp, head of the Scottish Investment Bank, the investment arm of Scottish Enterprise, said: "Having supported Neatebox from an early stage it is great to see the progress that has been achieved to develop and grow this innovative business..."

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