Tagged: seis

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

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

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

SyndicateRoom Report: Millennials Twice as Likely to Embrace Early-Stage Investing

Online investment platform SyndicateRoom announced that millennials are twice as likely to embrace early-stage investing as a means of reaching their financial goals than those aged 51 and up. Over nine in ten (92%) investors aged 18–30 believe a portfolio of diversified early-stage equities would… Read More

The Invest in America Act: Supporting Entrepreneurs & Innovation While Empowering Everyday Americans

  First off, we all owe Tony a debt of gratitude for actually drafting this set of regulations. Legislative drafting is yeoman’s work especially when it comes to tax law. This new legislation solves for two extremely important problems in the U.S. economy and society…. Read More

Calling All Would-be Angels: “Invest In America Act” Bill Could Help You Find Your Wings

Start-ups and small businesses represent the heart of the American economy and fostering this sector is integral to continued innovation and job growth in the U.S.  Access to capital however, is always a critical issue for these types of businesses and angel investors often represent… Read More

Kuber Ventures Launches Tax Efficient Investment Portal KuberView+

Kuber Ventures has announced the launch of their second generation tax efficient investment portal, KuberView+. The new portal updates the current Kuber Platform, which launched five years ago as a full-service multi-manager platform, enabling advisers to review, compare, invest and report on EIS portfolios. Kuber said… Read More

Jenson SEIS and EIS Fund 4 Join Kuber Ventures

Kuber Ventures has added a new manager to its platform. The alternative fund investment platform that allows investors to access funds in the Enterprise Investment Scheme (EIS) & Seed Enterprise Investment Schemes (SEIS) space, has announced that the Jenson SEIS and EIS Fund 4 has… Read More

The Development of Investment Crowdfunding in South Korea

The Amendments to the Financial Investment Services and Capital Markets Act (the Capital Markets Act) passed the South Korean Parliament in July 2015 and went into effect on January 25th, 2016, laying the framework for investment crowdfunding in South Korea. The adoption of investment crowdfunding… Read More

EISA: UK Government Must Do More to Promote the Enterprise Investment Scheme

The Enterprise Investment Scheme Association (EISA) has commented on a recent report published by the House of Commons. The Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Committee’s Access to Finance report has been released and EISA has urged the government to do more to raise awareness among businesses… Read More

EIS Has Been a Great Success in Funding Growth & Creating Jobs

The Enterprise Investment Scheme (EIS) has been a standout driver of both economic growth and job creation. A recent paper published (PDF download) by Hardman & Co – a firm that provides research on EIS eligible companies, highlights these benefits. While EIS has been a catalyst… Read More

EIS Association Advocates for Better SME Funding in Support of Small Business Taskforce

As everyone knows by now (or at least they should), small and medium-sized businesses are vital for economic growth and prosperity. SMEs are the job creators in the UK – and around the world. The Enterprise Investment Scheme Association (EISA) has worked diligently to promote… Read More

Kuber Ventures on Brexit Fallout: “Decision Will Likely Result in More Freedoms for Tax Incentives / Reliefs”

Kuber Ventures, an investment firm that targets EIS/SEIS opportunities, has released a statement on the Brexit fallout. While global markets react to the intrinsic risk associated with the Brexit decision, Kuber sees a silver lining. According to Kuber; “The vote on Friday for the UK… Read More

Getting it Right: the UK Supports SME Growth with EIS & SEIS Tax Programs

Starting and creating a new business is a highly risky endeavor.  Yet these same small businesses are the ones that create the most jobs and drive economic growth. In brief, SMEs are imperative for society as a whole. The UK has supported an innovation-based economy… Read More

Growthdeck: UK Crowdfunding Industry Success Fueled by EIS & SEIS Tax Exemptions

Equity crowdfunding platform Growthdeck is highlighting the importance of the Enterprise Investment Scheme (EIS) and Seed Enterprise Investment Scheme, two tax benefits to encourage individuals to invest in small companies.  In a company statement, Growthdeck said that the success of the UK’s crowdfunding industry has… Read More

Luke Davis of IW Capital: EIS Has Been a Significant Growth Engine, Putting the UK Economy Back on Track

IW Capital is a private equity firm that seeks to invest in promising early stage companies while taking advantage of the Enterprise Investment Scheme (EIS) tax exemption. The EIS (along with the Seed Investment Enterprise Scheme) mitigates a certain amount of investment risk and has… Read More

EIS Hour Talks Challenges to UK Tax Programs that Support SMEs (Video)

IntelligentCrowd TV recently hosted a session of the Seed & EIS Hour with UKCFA Chair Julia Groves hosting a show that engaged Sarah Wadham, DG of the EIS Association, Paula Steele, Managing Partner of John Lamb, and Paul Wilson, Managing Partner of Clifton Media Lab…. Read More