Tagged: eis

Britbots: Second Robotics – Artificial Intelligence Fund on Track to Close Soon

UK based Britbots, a investment platform dedicated to promoting robotics companies, and Sapphire Capital Partners, a specialist manager of tax-efficient funds, has shared that their second British Robotics Seed Fund has attracted substantial investor interest and has been well subscribed. The fund is expected to… Read More

UPDATE: What the Revised SEIS / EIS Guidelines Mean for Crowdfunders?

  We recently published an article from John Auckland, from TribeFirst, about HMRC’s new SEIS / EIS guidelines. Since we released this, the crowdfunding platforms met with HMRC to discuss the potential limitations these guidelines might present for companies looking to raise money through crowdfunding, so… Read More

HMRC’s New Guidelines on SEIS and EIS May Worry Some but There is a Silver Lining

HMRC’s new stricter guidelines around their Seed Enterprise Investment Scheme / Enterprise Investment Scheme (SEIS / EIS) may worry some crowdfunding campaigners, but there is a silver lining. SEIS and EIS, both startup investment tax relief schemes, protect up to 80% of your investment into… Read More

Second Robotics & Artificial Intelligence Fund Launched by Britbots

Britbots has announced the launch of their second British Robotics Seed Fund.  The new fund follows the success of the first fund, which has now been fully invested, leading the seed rounds of six robotics and artificial intelligence (AI) ventures. Britbots says the new fund… Read More

Ryan Feit, CEO of SeedInvest, Updates on 2017 Progress & Crowdcube Partnership

SeedInvest is one of the most selective investment crowdfunding platforms in the US. Launched in 2012 by Ryan Feit and James Han when the JOBS Act of 2012 was signed into law, the two founders most likely had no idea how long it would take… Read More

Autumn Budget 2017: Feedback from Alternative Finance

Many people are still sorting through the various proposals announced by Chancellor of the Exchequer Philip Hammond during the Autumn Budget statement from the past week. Parsing through the nuances of the many policy pronouncements is an annual affair. So what is in the Budget… Read More

Chancellor Proposes Changes to EIS to Increase Investment Limits to £2 Million, EISA calls Changes “Good News” for Entrepreneurs & Investors [u]

The Chancellor of the Exchequer Philip Hammond proposed an update to the Enterprise Investment Scheme (EIS) in the Autumn budget presented at the House of Commons today. The measures will increase the annual limit for individuals to £2 million – provided that anything over £1… Read More

Report Indicates Chancellor to Announce Multi-Billion Pound Fund to Fuel UK Scale-Ups

Chancellor of the Exchequer Philip Hammond’s Autumn budget will be revealed this week and there is plenty of chatter as to what may, or may not, be included in the important policy statement. With Brexit pressure compelling policy makers to do everything they can to… Read More

Alternative Investment Platform Kuber Ventures Forms Partnership with MICAP

London-based Kuber Ventures, an alternative fund investment platform providing access to EIS/SEIS opportunities, has announced a commercial partnership with MICAP to provide independent due diligence and research on the funds that are currently available on the Kuber platform. The partnership is described as placing Kuber… Read More

Seedrs Targets HNW / Wealthy Investors in Program with Financial Intermediaries

Equity crowdfunding platform Seedrs is looking to broaden its audience of potential investors with a new program designed to promote early stage investment opportunities to high net worth (HNW) / wealthy investors. The program targets financial intermediaries, such financial advisors, brokers and accountants and their… Read More

Patient Capital: Deepbridge Provides EIS & SEIS Wish List as Autumn Budget Nears

Deepbridge Capital, a company that provides investment access to small and medium sized UK growth businesses, has shared a wish list regarding the Enterprise Investment Scheme (EIS) and Seed Enterprise Investment Scheme (SEIS) and measures it would like to see in Chancellor Philip Hammond’s forthcoming… Read More

UK: The Investment Opportunities You Should Know About

  Since 2011, the UK technology sector has seen £28 billion invested into it – a sum which means it is the largest tech investment in the European Union. France has received £11 billion in investment since 2011, while Germany has gained £9.3 billion. In… Read More

Will HM Treasury “Clamp Down” on EIS & Undercut Investment in Early Stage Firms?

Earlier this week, the Sunday Times reported that the UK government was examining plans to “clamp down” on the Enterprise Investment Scheme (EIS). This program is a tax exemption that seeks to incentivize investment in early stage companies – an intrinsically risky endeavor. By providing… Read More

Crowdfunding Platform SyndicateRoom Sees Opportunity in Larger Funding Rounds

SyndicateRoom is one of the “big three” investment crowdfunding platforms in the United Kingdom. While it may not be the largest in terms of deal volumes, it has led the way for pairing professional investors alongside retail types for listed offers. This is important. Not… Read More

Enterprise Investment Scheme Association Launches Regional Initiative to Support Entrepreneurs & SMEs

The Enterprise Investment Scheme Association (EISA) has launched a regional program to assist UK entrepreneurs and SMEs. The EISA will host a series of events across the UK regarding regional funding information and advice workshops, including the vast benefits of applying for EIS/SEIS approval. At the… Read More

IW Capital Completes £2.2 Million Funding Round for SaveMoneyCutCarbon

UK-based private investment house IW Capital has completed the first close of a £2.2 million funding for SaveMoneyCutCarbon. The company is an energy and water savings consultancy and online retailer. SaveMoneyCutCarbon works with organizations and homes to reduce energy and water consumption and cut operating… Read More

EIS & SEIS May Be in Store for Improvement Under Conservative Plan

The UK has led the European continent in economic growth and Fintech innovation. This welcomed phenomenon is due, in part, to a culture of entrepreneurism and a supportive government. One important catalyst in the growth equation are the tax incentives available to early and mid-stage… Read More

Mark Brownridge Discusses New EISA Guide to EIS & SEIS: Grow Your Business

The EIS Association (EISA) has produced a guide to the Enterprise Investment Scheme (EIS) and Seed Enterprise Investment Scheme (SEIS). “Grow your business with the Enterprise Investment Scheme” is designed as an introduction to EIS and SEIS for businesses that are considering seeking external funding…. Read More

SyndicateRoom’s Fund Twenty8 Raises £4.5 Million

Diversification is key to driving returns when it comes to investing. This is even MORE important regarding investing in early stage companies which are risky but have the potential to deliver better returns. The data is irrefutable: investing in early stage companies can drive solid… Read More

Seedrs: Digital EIS & SEIS Certificates Are Here

On Monday, equity crowdfunding platform Seedrs announced it was introducing digital tax certificates and the new tax documents page to investors. According to the funding portal: “After a Seed Enterprise Investment Scheme (SEIS) or Enterprise Investment Scheme (EIS) qualifying business raises investment on the platform our… Read More