Investment Opportunity

SkillSeeder was founded by 4 entrepreneurs, David Ritchie, Simon Rigden, Kerry Cowan and James Ritchie, after being selected for the CivTech 5 cohort in 2020. Since then we have received further funding from the Scottish Government to develop and advance our solution. 


SkillSeeder was officially launched in the spring of 2021 and the business has gone from strength to strength. 1,500 courses are now listed on the platform from both professional and informal skill sharers. Through a targeted marketing campaign, SkillSeeder is fast becoming a recognised name for training. If you are interested in investing in our success story, or would like to find out more about our projected growth and opportunity, please get in touch. 


Managing Director

David Ritchie

David has been a driving force in multiple technology businesses over the last 20 years. He is experienced in electronic design, software engineering, leading teams and taking companies from conception through to final exit.  


Technical Director

Simon Rigden

Simon has over 25 years of experience in product development as a software engineer and leader. He has a track record of successful delivery in several start-ups and high-growth tech companies, including Skyscanner, and is passionate about delivering growth through lean and agile development.


Marketing Director

Kerry Cowan

Kerry is a marketing specialist with over 18 years experience working with some of the world's most recognised brands, including NCR Corporation, Red Bull, LVMH and The BenRiach Distillery Co.


Operations Director

James Ritchie

James has 30 years experience a business development manager, owner and investor in several sectors including technology, recreation and leisure property and construction. He is focussed on assisting with investment activities and general operations of the company.