Highland Venture Capital

Investing throughout Scotland in emerging business

Scottish wheelchair revolution gains HVC & Scottish Investment Bank funding


Andrew Slorance, designer of the Carbon Black wheelchair and founder of I Imagine ltd has spent four years realising his vision of a wheelchair revolution.  Carbon Black uses F1 technology to create a design that is truly cutting edge giving the user a vastly improved user experience with a stylish minimal design. With a successful proof of concept Andrew, has successfully secured £350,000 investment  from Highland Venture Capital and the Scottish Investment Bank’s Co-Investment Fund.


The investment will allow for the production of commercial moulds to produce the made to order wheelchair and take it to a global market that has been starved of such innovation for decades.


Using the very latest composite materials and Formula 1 engineering, Carbon Black is set to change our perceptions of the wheelchair. Carbon fibre offers incredible strength to weight properties, combined with unprecedented stiffness for optimal energy efficiency. The monocoque design is both lightweight and strong, yet has a minimal appearance, resulting in more person, less wheelchair.


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