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)
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.
This is the last opportunity to invest under EIS in a recurring-revenue SaaS business which has won over £12.5 million of multi-year recurring revenue contracts from 28 global blue-chip clients – including Google, LinkedIn, JP Morgan, HSBC, Citi and Coca Cola.
Fourth EIS fund managed by Fuel Ventures, aiming to back some of the UK’s fastest-growing digital businesses and propel them onwards. The fund is managed by successful entrepreneur-turned-investor Mark Pearson.
Par 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.
Parkwalk is an interesting high-growth fund that looks to back patented technology with commercial potential coming out of UK universities. The fee structure incentivises management to seek exits rather than sit on investments.
The British Robotics Scale-Up Fund looks to invest in the most promising companies from the British Robotics SEIS Funds in the manager’s view. This offer will target businesses operating purely within the UK robotics sector, with a particular emphasis on automation technology.
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.
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.
The number of children in care is at a 10-year high. Local authorities struggle to cope, because of a chronic shortage of suitable places. Dimensions Care Limited plans to help meet this need by opening residential children’s care homes in the Midlands and launch a foster agency.
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.
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.
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.
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 unlisted and AIM-quotedbusinesses.
This EIS fund looks to make follow-on investments into the most promising seed companies already backed by SFC, which are transitioning from their “startup” to “growth” phase. The fund co-invests with British Business Investments Ltd, a commercial subsidiary of the British Business Bank.
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.
Imperial College, one of the world's top universities – has partnered with spinout-specialist Parkwalk Advisors to launch the Imperial College Innovation Fund (EIS). An exclusive allocation of £500k has been reserved for Wealth Club investors.
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.
Wealth Club members are invited to an exclusive investor webinar and Q&A with the CEO of Acamar Films, Mikael Shields. The company produces and owns the IP assets of the BBC chart-topping children’s show Bing. The ...
Fuel Ventures deployed £7.5 million into a combination of new and follow-on investments in March and April, amidst the disruption and uncertainty caused by the Covid-19 pandemic. Now five of its portfolio companies could benefit from ...
Four of the world’s ten best universities are in the UK. As well as seats of learning, many are innovation hubs. In the past, innovation tended to go uncommercialised but this is changing. The University of ...
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