Joseph Zipfel, SFC Capital EIS & SEIS funds

We interview Joseph Zipfel, chief investment officer at SFC Capital (formerly Startup Funding Club), about their SEIS fund – which is exclusive to Wealth Club on a non-advised basis – and their Angel EIS fund, which makes follow-on investments in selected companies from the seed fund.

Would you like to have invested alongside business angels in one of the fastest-growing B2B SaaS companies in the UK, when it had just tens of thousands in revenues? Or the Welsh manufacturing company, founded in 2017, that is now supplying paper straws nationally to McDonalds? Investing in early-stage companies may be high risk and failures are common, but Startup Funding Club (now named SFC Capital) seeks to give adventurous private investors the chance to back businesses with high growth potential when they are still embryonic. 

We met with Joseph Zipfel, chief investment officer at the London-based investment adviser, to find out how they approach their SEIS and EIS funds. How many companies would an investor get in a typical portfolio? What sort of companies do they select? How do they find them? How involved are they in the companies’ growth? How do they manage the risks? What sort of returns might be possible? What exits have they had to date? And how has Covid-19 affected the portfolio? Watch the interview to find out…


Please note: the opinions expressed in this video are the interviewee's own and do not necessarily reflect the view of Wealth Club Limited. This interview, like our service, is not advice nor a personal recommendation. The products featured are not suitable for everyone and capital is at risk. Tax benefits depend on circumstances and tax rules can change. If you’re unsure an investment is right for you, please seek professional advice. Please remember: past performance is not a guide to the future.

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