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15th October 2018

Investing in SEIS?  Some dos and don’ts

By Martin Sherwood, Enterprise Investment Partners

If you are considering investing in the Seed Enterprise Investment Scheme (SEIS) this year, here are a few tips to bear in mind. The tax benefits of SEIS are very attractive, but there are a few pitfalls you need to avoid.

12th October 2018

Deepbridge confirms EIS &  SEIS  product range for 2018/19 tax year

Deepbridge Capital has confirmed its Enterprise Investment Schemes (EIS) and Seed EIS (SEIS)  product range for the 2018/19 tax year.

9th October 2018

Paragraf opens R&D facility following seed funding

Paragraf, the graphene technology development company, has rapidly followed its seed investment of £2.9m, announced in May 2018, with the opening of a groundbreaking, new facility north of Cambridge, UK. The site represents a turning point for graphene-based technologies, enabling Paragraf to drive large-scale development of mass-market, graphene-based electronic devices. 

Paragraf’s proprietary production technique overcomes the quality, contamination and reproducibility barriers faced by other graphene production methods. The customised equipment at the Cambridge facility will allow Paragraf to convert its cutting edge laboratory research into novel products, including next generation sensors, solid state electronics and energy storage cells.

8th October 2018

Kuber Ventures Appoints New Chairman as Two New Funds join the platform

Kuber Ventures has added two new SEIS funds to its business platform, accompanied by new iterations of two existing funds, further enhancing the fund range available.  Kuber has also appointed a new non-executive Chairman David Moss. 

26th September 2018

The likely performance of an SEIS portfolio

Martin Sherwood, a partner at Enterprise Investment Partners, highlights the attractions of SEIS investments in light of the recent changes to EIS rules.


26th September 2018

The North East Development Capital Fund invests £350K in Rokshaw

The North East Development Capital Fund, supported by the European Regional Development Fund and managed by Maven Capital Partners, has completed its first deal investing £350,000 in Sunderland-based pharmaceutical manufacturer, Rokshaw Ltd.

Approved by the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA), Rokshaw is a highly accredited Pharmaceutical Specials Manufacturer and NHS accredited Unlicensed Medicines Supplier.

24th September 2018

From ethical to impact – a new way of thinking for investors and IFAs

By Belinda Thomas, a Partner at Triple Point, whose recently launched Impact EIS will offer investors a portfolio of fast-growing companies across four key sectors – the environment, health, inequality and children and young people.

21st September 2018

Have the new EIS rules saturated the amount of quality opportunities?

By Christian Elmes, Enterprise Investment Partners

The UK’s tax-efficient investment landscape is constantly evolving, and the past year has seen some significant changes: new rules in the EIS sector, more emphasis on investment-led strategies, and greater scrutiny of investment activity and dealflow.

17th September 2018

Judy Naake confirmed as keynote for VCT & EIS Forum

Judy Naake, the founder of St Tropez Tan and all round successful businesswoman, has been announced as a keynote speaker at this year's VCT & EIS Investor Fourm on 30th November in London.

14th September 2018

Enterprise IP launches SEIS fund with Startup Funding Club

Enterprise Investment Partners (EIP) and Start Up Funding Club (SFC) have announced the launch of the SFC SEIS Fund, a new generalist SEIS Fund targeting a portfolio of primarily early stage SEIS companies across all sectors with strong growth and compelling exit prospects.

11th September 2018

Resonance Health & Wellbeing Challenge Fund supports suicide charity

A Devon based social enterprise Action To Prevent Suicide CIC, is the fifth organisation to receive a £10,000 launchpad loan from the Health & Wellbeing Challenge Fund (South West) (H&WCF), managed by social investment company Resonance. The £10K unsecured loan will allow the enterprise to build capacity, take on further staff and increase their order book, enabling them to draw further investment from the Fund in the future.

10th September 2018

Resonance backs Jericho Foundation with 100,000 SITR investment

A leading Birmingham enterprise is celebrating after securing £100,000 of SITR (Social Investment Tax Relief) investment from social investment company Resonance to help it expand its ‘upcycling’ venture.

This is the first investment from the Resonance West Midlands SITR Fund, launched earlier this year with £1.25m initial investment dedicated to providing affordable finance to social enterprises committed to dismantling poverty in the region.

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