EIS Investments

When you invest in young, small firms that qualify for the Enterprise Investment Scheme (EIS) you could generate significant returns if the firm prospers. 

But that’s far from certain. Investing in this kind of business is risky and many will fail. Therefore, to encourage investment and to temper some of the risk, the government offers some very generous tax reliefs

  • Save up to 30% on your income tax bill – up to £300,000 per year (or £600,000 when investing in knowledge-intensive companies)
  • Very generous allowance – up to £1 million or £2 million if anything above £1 million is invested in knowledge-intensive companies
  • Enjoy tax-free growth
  • Defer capital gains from other investments – potentially indefinitely
  • Offset any future losses against your income, so you save income tax
  • Pass on your investment free of IHT 

Remember, tax rules can change and tax benefits depend on circumstances. 

See all our current EIS offers below – you can filter by type: fund or single company. If you're interested in an offer you don't see here, please get in touch

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Alpha RLC Ventures EIS/SEIS Fund Fund Technology 2x £2 million sought £25,000 Discretionary  
Amberside Scientific EIS

A new EIS fund pairing Anglo Scientific’s technology expertise and company-building experience with Amberside Capital’s fund management.

Fund Technology 2x - £25,000 Discretionary  
Blackfinch Ventures EIS Fund Fund Technology 5x £10 million sought £10,000 Discretionary  
Boundary Capital AngelPlus EIS

EIS and SEIS hybrid fund. Invests alongside business angels in early-stage, high growth potential companies carrying high investment risk. The co-investment model has benefits, and the individuals involved have strong credentials.

Fund Various 25% per annum £550,000 / £5 million £20,000 Discretionary  
British Design Fund 2 EIS/SEIS Fund Consumer 3x £350,000 / £2 million £10,000 Discretionary  
Calculus EIS Fund

Calculus Capital has been at the forefront of EIS investing for years, having created the UK’s first approved EIS Fund in 1999. This offer focuses on established businesses with growth potential and will be typically split between eight to ten investments.

Fund Various 2.5x £5 million / £20 million £50,000 31 Jan 2020  
City Unscripted EIS

City Unscripted offers authentic personalised city experiences with a local host – think of it as discovering a new city with a friend who knows it inside out.

Single company Consumer 17.5x £1 million sought £10,175 13 Dec 2019 for first allotment  
Committed Capital Growth EIS Fund Fund Technology 2-3x £5.3 million / £30 million £15,000 Discretionary  
Deepbridge Life Sciences EIS

The Deepbridge Life Sciences EIS offers an opportunity to invest in a selected portfolio of healthcare innovation companies, whilst taking advantage of the EIS tax benefits.

Fund Life sciences 1.7x £1.6 million raised £10,000 Discretionary  
Deepbridge Technology Growth EIS

Invests across various technology sectors, including energy, medical and business enterprise software. Transparent – investors can see which underlying companies they will be invested in. Targets a return of £1.60 per £1 invested and should be viewed as at the upper end of the risk scale.

Fund Technology 1.6x £5.3 million raised £10,000 Discretionary  
Downing Ventures EIS

Downing's growth-focused Ventures EIS aims to invest into a portfolio of technology businesses.

Fund Technology Unspecified £12.5 million raised £15,000 Discretionary  
Earthworm EIS

Environmental EIS fund that invests in businesses focused on processing organic waste (food, garden, wood and/or water waste).

Fund Environmental 1.2x £11.9 million / £25 million £10,000 Discretionary  
Edition EIS

Leisure EIS focusing on experiences

Fund Leisure 2x £9.2 million / £30 million £10,000 Discretionary  
EMV Capital Evergreen EIS

EIS focused on the industrial high-tech, energy, resource efficiency and smart cities sectors

Fund Technology 3x £5 million sought £10,000 Discretionary  
Foresight Williams Technology EIS

Foresight Group has joined forces with Williams Advanced Engineering: the result is the Foresight Williams Technology EIS Fund. The fund invests into early-stage, unquoted companies that are developing disruptive technology and pioneering innovations, which can benefit from Williams’ technical, engineering and commercial expertise.

Fund Technology Unspecified £14 million / £20 million £10,000 Discretionary  
Guinness AIM EIS

The Guinness AIM EIS is the only EIS portfolio currently dedicated to AIM-listed EIS-qualifying companies. It aims to deploy investors’ capital within twelve months.

Fund AIM 1.3x £10 million sought £20,000 6 Apr 2020  
Guinness EIS

EIS portfolio from an experienced manager, investing in a diverse range of businesses

Fund Various 1.25x £40 million sought £20,000 20 Dec 2019  
Imbiba Leisure EIS

The Imbiba team has extensive experience developing EIS businesses in the pub, bar and restaurant sector. This fund focuses on leisure and hospitality businesses in London.

Fund Leisure 2.5x £6 million / £10 million £10,000 Discretionary  
Ingenious Infrastructure Ventures EIS Fund Infrastructure 1.25x £25 million sought £10,000 31 Mar 2020  
Jenson EIS Fund

Jenson's first SEIS first fund was launched soon after the Seed Enterprise Investment Scheme was introduced in 2012. This latest EIS fund offers a mixture of new technology investments and follow-on funding into companies previously backed by Jenson SEIS and EIS funds.

Fund Technology 1.85x £1 million / £5 million £10,000 31 Dec 2019  
Mercia EIS Fund

Mercia EIS Fund invests in early-stage technology and life sciences, seeking to commercialise developments from industry and spin-outs from 19 UK universities. It has a focus on the Midlands, the North of England and Scotland.

Fund Technology & life sciences 3x £9.4 million / £30 million £25,000 31 Dec 2019  
MMC Ventures EIS Fund

The MMC EIS Fund focuses on technology-enabled businesses. For instance, it invests in financial and business services, digital media, e-commerce and software solutions for business.

Fund Technology 2–3x £29 million raised £25,000 Discretionary  
Nexus Investments Scale-Up EIS Fund

A new fund from the Nexus team, which has a five-year track record in venture investing. Looks for EIS qualifying companies across four sectors: education, healthy eating, data and digital.

Fund Data & Education 2.5x £1.8 million / £10 million £25,000 30 Nov 2019  
o2h Therapeutics EIS/SEIS Fund Fund Life sciences 2.5x £1.5 million / £10 million £25,000 13 Dec 2019  
Oxford Technology EIS/SEIS Fund Fund Technology Unspecified £1.1 million / £15 million £15,000 Discretionary  
Par Syndicate EIS Fund

Par Syndicate EIS is a technology growth EIS fund which co-invests with business angels from Par Equity's well established network. It focuses on the "equity gap" outside London: opportunities that are beyond the reach of an individual business angel but not quite big enough for private equity to be interested.

Fund Various Unspecified £2.4 million raised £20,000 22 Nov 2019  
SBS Later Stage EIS Fund Fund Technology 3.7x £20 million sought £25,000 Discretionary  
Seneca EIS Portfolio Service

This EIS service invests in later stage, established growth orientated businesses. Each will typically have an annual turnover in the region of £5 million. It is likely investors will invest in a spread of unquoted and AIM listed businesses.

Fund Various 1.6x £8.5 million raised £25,000 Discretionary  
Startup Funding Club EIS Fund

This fund does what the name suggests: it invests in UK start ups, alongside its network of business angels. It has shown encouraging signs to date, although past performance is not a guide to the future.

Fund Technology 2.5x £10 million sought £25,000 Discretionary  
Station12 EIS/SEIS Fund Fund Media 2.5x £5 million sought £10,000 31 Dec 2019  
Symvan Technology EIS Fund

Symvan focuses on ‘post-seed’ financing: companies too large for angel investors, but too small for lower/mid-market funds.

Fund Technology 2.85x £4 million / £10 million £20,000 Discretionary  
UK Creative Content EIS Fund Fund Media 2x £500,000 / £20 million £10,000 31 Jan 2020  
University of Bristol Enterprise Fund

Managed by Parkwalk with the University of Bristol Research and Enterprise Development Division (RED) acting as Portfolio Advisor, the University of Bristol Enterprise Fund offers investment opportunities in scientific and technological spin-outs emerging from the University.

Fund University spinouts - - - Coming soon  
University of Cambridge Enterprise Fund

Launched in 2012, the University of Cambridge Enterprise Fund offers Cambridge alumni and investors opportunities to invest in early-stage science and technology companies as they spin-out of Cambridge University.

Fund University spinouts - - - Coming soon  
Vala EIS Portfolio Fund Various 2x - £25,000 Discretionary  
Velocity Technology EIS Fund Technology 2.5x £2.5 million / £10 million £25,000 Discretionary  
Visionable EIS

This EIS gives you an opportunity to invest in Visionable, which has developed what it believes to be the first video collaboration platform for healthcare. This offer is arranged by West Hill Capital.

Single company Healthcare & Technology 28x £8 million / £8 million £22,500 Closing soon  
Acamar Films EIS

Acamar Films Ltd is the independent production company behind Bing, the most successful programme in BBC CBeebies’ digital history. Download the free research report and find out more about the opportunity.

Single company Media 3.2x £2 million / £2 million £20,000 CLOSED    
British Robotics Scale-Up Fund

For investors who can tolerate the risks, this could be an interesting opportunity to gain access to a unique portfolio of robotics and AI businesses.

Fund Technology - - - CLOSED    
University of Oxford Innovation Fund Fund University spinouts - - - CLOSED    

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