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)
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DeeR Technology has developed novel, patented technology that can be retrofitted to any analogue meter and provide real-time accurate meter reads that meet the regulatory requirements, remotely and at half the cost. According to DeeRTech, the LimpetReader™ effectively turns any conventional meter into a smart meter.
Third Follow-on EIS fund managed by Fuel Ventures, focusing mainly on backing the most promising companies from the earlier-stage Fuel Ventures Scale-up EIS Fund. The fund is managed by successful entrepreneur-turned-investor Mark Pearson.
The first knowledge-intensive (KI) approved EIS fund from MMC Ventures, looking to invest in high-growth transformative tech companies. Because of the ‘KI approved fund’ structure, the investment date for tax relief should fall in the current tax year.
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.
The first knowledge-intensive (KI) approved EIS fund from Parkwalk Advisors, looking to back patented technology with commercial potential coming out of UK universities. Because of the ‘KI approved fund’ structure, the investment date for tax relief should fall in the current tax year.
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.
The Calculus Creative Content EIS fund has been launched in collaboration with the British Film Institute (BFI). The Calculus Creative Content EIS fund specialises in media investments, particularly within TV & film production.
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.
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 Funding Partners is a long-term investor focused on supporting companies from initial seed funding through to growth capital. The EIS fund will concentrate on making investments into the most promising companies from within its existing SEIS portfolio.
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.
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.
Evergreen EIS fund targeting regional businesses in the North, managed by one of the UK’s largest venture capital investment teams with a reputation for delivering strong investment performance and returning capital to investors.
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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.
SuperSeed Ventures is a new venture capital business set up by two – later joined by a third – technology entrepreneurs. The fund seeks to invest in eight to 12 early-stage B2B Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) businesses using artificial intelligence and data to provide innovative services to help them achieve their first £1 million in revenue.
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.
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.
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