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20th May 2019

SEIS/EIS: great tax benefit democratised or too great administrative hassle and risk?


In his second article, James Murdoch considers the substantive advantages of SEIS/EIS for UK investors and whether the administrative aspects of these reduce some of the benefits or add to the risk of investing.


20th May 2019

Calculus invests £2.5m in management software company Wazoku

Calculus Capital hahs mamde a £2.5m investment in Wazoku. Wazoku’s main product is Idea Spotlight, an idea management platform used by enterprise clients including the UK Ministry of Defence, John Lewis & Partners, HSBC, and Aviva. The goal of the platform is to capture, evaluate, improve and implement ideas from across any audience, whether that’s employees, customers, partners, the general public or another group of stakeholders altogether.

16th May 2019

Foresight invests £2.1 million into energy tech pioneer Synaptec

Foresight Group and Williams Advanced Engineering have made a £2 million investment, as part of a £2.9 million growth round, into the disruptive technology business Synaptec Ltd. The Foresight Williams Technology EIS Fund led the round alongside £100,000 from the newly created Foresight Scottish Growth Fund financed by the Scottish Growth Scheme through a combination of Scottish Government funds and the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF), and £800,000 from existing shareholders, including The Scottish Investment Bank, the investment arm of Scottish Enterprise, Equity Gap and the University of Strathclyde.

15th May 2019

Triple Point impact EIS investments rise to £1.7 million

Triple Point has invested nearly £1 million of funding to back the latest two companies in their Impact EIS Investment Fund. The fund targets fast-growing companies in the health, environment, youth and inequality sectors that are having a positive social impact, and are expected to generate significant capital growth.

The Impact EIS fund has invested £525,000 in GripAble, a company that has developed a digital hand grip to help rehabilitation for people living with a range of upper limb impairments, and £400,000 in We Are Digital (WaD), a digital and financial training provider, targeting the estimated 3 million people in the UK who lack digital skills to access services online.

3rd May 2019

Hambro Perks launches EIS eligible co-investment fund

The London based venture firm, Hambro Perks, have recently launched a Co-Investment Fund that is EIS eligible

3rd May 2019

Acceleris Capital announces spin-out from Seneca Partners


Established North West capital finance advisory firm Acceleris Capital has announced a return to Greater Manchester as part of a formal spin-out from Seneca Partners Limited. The spin-out is on the back of increasing demand from regional SMEs for capital advisory services, fundraising support and post-transaction assistance.


30th April 2019

New British-South Asian airline completes £80,000 SEIS funding

A new British-South Asian low-cost long haul airline, flypop, has completed a Seed Enterprise Investment Scheme (SEIS) funding round of £80,000 with Angel Investment Network (AIN), the world’s largest online platform connecting angel investors with start-up businesses.

29th April 2019

Great Point Media's new EIS fund makes three investments

Great Point Media, a UK leader in entertainment development, production and distribution, announced it has invested in three UK companies from its recently launched Great Point Ventures fund.

29th April 2019

 EMV Capital invests in liquid biopsy company Vortex Biosciences

EMV Capital has acquired a controlling stake in Bay Area-based Vortex Biosciences, and a further investment package to accelerate the company’s development.

23rd April 2019

EMV Capital completes its first acquisition in Silicon Valley

EMV Capital announced the acquisition and investment into Wanda Inc, a San Francisco-based digital health company commercialising advanced clinical decision support software powered by machine learning and real time patient data analysis.

EMV Capital’s investment will enable Wanda to accelerate its growth in the North American market, as well as to enter the UK and European markets. “I’m excited to welcome Wanda, an innovative digital health company into the EMV Capital family” said Dr. Ilian Iliev managing director of EMV Capital. “Wanda has shown impact and strong traction in the past couple of years and we are excited to support the company’s team through its growth phase. It fits in our investment thesis of backing exciting AI-powered technology platforms that can scale rapidly through industry partnerships.”

18th April 2019

Touch Biometrix secures £2 m funding from Deepbridge

Touch Biometrix has received a £2million investment from Deepbridge Capital.

The Series A funding through the Deepbridge Technology Growth Enterprise Investment Scheme (EIS) fund follows initial seed funding of £150,000 last year.

North Wales based Touch Biometrix is developing a new class of fingerprint sensor for application to consumer electronics such as smartphones and laptops.

17th April 2019

Great Point EIS invests £580,000 in Brightlobe

Great Point Investments, the UK’s leading media production and investment company, has acquired a minority stake in Brightlobe, a pioneering game-based platform that supports children’s growth and development.

The £580,000 investment is the first deal from the Great Point Ventures Fund, an Enterprise Investment Scheme (EIS) launched in Q4 2018 which offers investors the opportunity to invest across a portfolio of UK based businesses operating in the media creative industries.

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