2nd April 2020
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30th March 2020
QVentures has launched a petition to the UK government to increase tax reliefs for the Enterprise Investment Scheme (EIS) and Seed Enterprise Investment Scheme (SEIS) by an additional 30% for the next 12 months.
27th March 2020
Jenson Funding Partners have completed an investment in LogistCompare a marketplace platform for warehouse space and associated services. Their aim is to provide ecommerce retailers with a one-stop-shop for their storage and fulfilment needs. LogistCompare is an innovative marketplace for warehouse space and services. They connect organizations that need storage space with warehouse providers that can accommodate their requirements. The platform allows warehouse providers to rent out available space online and to promote their logistics services.
26th March 2020
Symvan Capital's Kealan Doyle predicts that will almost certainly be a further downward stage, probably centered in the United States. And it will be nasty. Yet we are probably a few weeks away from a significant buying opportunity for equity investors, as financial markets will recover whilst the real economy is tumbling.
26th March 2020
Jenson Funding Partners has completed an investment in ZEUS a property valuation app which allows property owners to obtain fast & accurate valuations and also provides estate agents with quality leads. It works for both sales and rentals and is a truly unique platform.
25th March 2020
Andrew Aldridge from Deepbridge Capital urges investors not to loose their nerve and why is important for us to carry on investing.
Everybody in the financial world understands how the markets have reacted to the Coronavirus crisis and largely why they have reacted. Many investors are sitting on cash or nervous about long-term planning. However, your country needs your investment – in particular the innovative sectors supported by the Enterprise Investment Scheme (EIS) need your support.
25th March 2020
In December 2019 Backfinch invested c.£500,000 in London-based company Auro. Founded in 2016, Auro offers a fitness app that provides its users with tailored audio-based workouts.
12th March 2020
VC firm Boundary Capital has launched a new Impact investment fund for private investors called the Impact Life Fund. The fund’s purpose is to ‘enrich people’s lives’ - both the investors and the beneficiaries of the investment. Target investments are businesses with disruptive technologies that have the potential to positively impact at least 100m human lives, as well as targeting a 3x return overall over 5 years. The fund has an EIS structure to allow investors to also gain from tax breaks as well as the underlying economic and other benefits.
11th March 2020
The UK Creative Content EIS Fund has invested in Raindog Films, the UK-based production company co-founded by Oscar®-winning actor Colin Firth and music industry veteran Ged Doherty, it was announced today by the Fund’s manager, Calculus Capital, and Stargrove Pictures. Writer and producer, Trish D Chetty joins the new look company to oversee the strategic expansion into high-end small screen content.
Firth and Doherty established Raindog Films in 2012 and subsequently produced an award-winning slate of premium filmed entertainment. Recent projects include Official Secrets directed by Gavin Hood, starring Keira Knightley and Matt Smith.
6th March 2020
Inotec AMD, a Cambridge based, fast-growing medtech business that has developed a novel device capable of healing complex chronic wounds, has secured investment of £7m. The funding round was led by Praetura Capital, with involvement from Boundary Capital.
The business has developed a world leading medtech product, called NATROX® Oxygen, for use in Wound Therapy. It generates pure humidified oxygen to treat a range of chronic wounds, from diabetic and venous ulcers to non-healing surgical wounds.
5th March 2020
Symvan Capital's Kealan Doyle explains why EIS investments should generate ‘alpha’ in your investment portfolio and why fund management fees resemble carbon monoxide.
14th February 2020
Praetura Ventures, the Manchester-based investor that backs early-stage businesses in high-value sectors, has successfully closed its second EIS fund at £7m in a move that brings the total raised by the firm to £22m in less than 12 months.
The £7m Praetura EIS 2020 Fund will enable the firm to continue to support the growth ambitions of high-quality scale-up businesses across the region and will now be deployed alongside the strategic support and guidance of the 25-strong team at Praetura Ventures.