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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Blackfinch Ventures EIS Fund

The Blackfinch Ventures EIS fund invests in technology-focused EIS-qualifying companies, which it believes can solve real-world problems and which target large addressable markets.

Fund Technology 3–5x - £10,000 15 Mar 2021 for 2020/21 allotment  
British Design Fund 3 EIS/SEIS Fund Consumer 3x £2m sought £10,000 31 Mar 2021  
British Robotics Scale-Up Fund

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.

Fund Technology 3x £2m sought £10,000 29 Mar 2021 for 2020/21 allotment  
Calculus Creative Content EIS Fund

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.

Fund Media 2x - £10,000 30 Apr 2021 for next tranche  
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 - £30,000 30 Apr 2021 for next tranche  
Committed Capital Growth EIS Fund

The Committed Capital Growth EIS fund will invest in technology-enabled EIS-qualifying companies in opportunities such as fintech, security, electric vehicles, SaaS and education technology.

Fund Technology 2–3x - £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 - £10,000 19 Mar 2021 for 2020/21 allotment  
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 - £10,000 19 Mar 2021 for 2020/21 allotment  
EMV Capital Evergreen EIS

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

Fund Environmental Technology 3x - £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 Not specified - £10,000 Discretionary  
Great Point Ventures EIS Fund Fund Media 2x - £10,000 Discretionary  
Guinness AIM EIS

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

Fund AIM 1.3 - £20,000 6 Apr 2021  
Haatch Ventures EIS Fund

The Haatch Ventures EIS Fund is managed by four successful entrepreneurs, who have between them founded, grown and sold businesses worth over $150 million.

Fund Technology 10x £500,000 sought £10,000 19 Mar 2021 for 2020/21 allotment  
Jenson EIS Fund

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.

Fund Technology 1.85x - £10,000 24 Mar 2021 for 2020/21 allotment  
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 - £25,000 26 Mar 2021  
MMC Ventures EIS Fund

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

Fund Technology 2–3x - £25,000 Discretionary  
Nexus Investments’ Scale-Up Fund

The Nexus Investments' Scale-Up Fund looks to invest in four sectors: education, health, data and digital. Read our review, download the documents and apply online.

Fund Data & Education 2.5x £2.6m raised £25,000 Discretionary  
Parkwalk Opportunities EIS Fund

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.

Fund University spinouts Not specified - £25,000 Discretionary  
Praetura EIS Growth Fund

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.

Fund Technology 2x £30m sought £25,000 31 March 2021  
SageTech Medical EIS

Exclusive Wealth Club allocation: MedTech business with patented technology capturing waste anaesthetic gas, that could help hospitals save £millions and cut emissions. SageTech has developed a way to capture, extract and purify waste anaesthetic agents used during surgery. Read more and apply online.

Single company Healthcare & Technology 6x (43% IRR) £500,000 / £500,000 £20,650 26 Mar 2021 for next allotment  
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 unlisted and AIM-quotedbusinesses.

Fund Various 1.6x - £25,000 Discretionary  
SidebySide EIS Venture Fund Fund Technology 3x - £10,000 30 Mar 2021 for 2020/21 allotment  
Startup Funding Club Angel EIS Fund

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.

Fund Technology 2.5x - £10,000 26 Mar 2021 for 2020/21 allotment  
Station12 EIS/SEIS Fund Fund Media 2.5x - £10,000 26 Mar 2021 for 2020/21 allotment  
SuperSeed Venture Fund

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.

Fund Technology 3x - £25,000 Discretionary  
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 - £20,000 25 Mar 2021 for 2020/21 allotment  
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 VIII

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 - - £25,000 Limited capacity  
Vala EIS Portfolio

This fund was created to invest in companies run by skilled entrepreneurs, whom the manager believes capable of building exceptional businesses.

Fund Various 2x £1m sought £25,000 30 Mar 2021 for 2020/21 allotment  
Vala Sustainable Growth EIS

The Vala Sustainable Growth is a new ESG-focused EIS fund.

Fund ESG (Environmental, Social, Governance) 2.5x - £25,000 Discretionary  

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