The Start-up Series SEIS & EIS Fund

RISK WARNING: INVESTING IN EARLY STAGE BUSINESSES CAN MEAN LOSS OF INVESTMENT, DILUTION AND ILLIQUIDITY. THE START-UP SERIES FUND IS EXCLUSIVELY FOR SOPHISTICATED INVESTORS WHO UNDERSTAND THESE RISKS. PLEASE CLICK HERE TO READ THE FULL RISK WARNING.

SEIS & EIS Funding

Seed investing in product & service start-ups in high growth markets, creating innovation & building the brands of tomorrow.

A unique approach to UK SEIS & EIS fund investing – a monthly competition, with around one hundred businesses considered each month. From this wide pool, businesses are selected by real world, commercial entrepreneurs with deep brand, marketing, retail & innovation expertise. Then ongoing help is given to the selected businesses by experienced, investor directors skilled in accelerating growth & reducing risk.

The Fund is managed by experienced early and growth stage fund manager – Amersham Investment Management (authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority (FRN 507460). All investments qualify for attractive SEIS or EIS tax reliefs and investors receive ‘mini-portfolios’ of typically 3 or 4 businesses for some diversification.

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What is SEIS & EIS?

The Seed Enterprise Investment Scheme (SEIS) & Enterprise Investment Scheme (EIS) have been supported by successive governments to encourage investment in small, high-growth businesses. An array of tax reliefs have been designed to reduce risk and increase return on investment.

Personal Income Tax

50% of the investment is reclaimed from income tax owing or paid in the previous or current year.

Capital Gains Tax

50% reinvestment relief directly reduce a CGT bill by half, usually worth 10% of the investment.

Inheritance Tax

100% exempt, provided investments are held in a qualifying business for two years before passing on.

Capital Gains

All profit on the investment 100% exempt from capital gains tax after being held for three years.

Company Loss Relief

If a company fails, the net investment (total less reliefs already claimed) reduces income tax further.

Personal Income Tax

30% of the investment is reclaimed from income tax owing or paid in the previous or current year.

Capital Gains Tax

100% deferral of CGT liability on gains up to the value of the investment, for the life of the investment.

Inheritance Tax

100% exempt, provided investments are held in a qualifying business for two years before passing on.

Capital Gains

All profit on the investment 100% exempt from capital gains tax after being held for three years.

Company Loss Relief

If a company fails, the net investment (total less reliefs already claimed) reduces income tax further.

Businesses we have found

We hunt for innovative products, services or sales channels with the potential to become much loved brands. Our competition approach has unearthed and funded some of the brightest entrepreneurs in the UK. For example…

    • Bedfolk
      Bedfolk

      Bedfolk

      A direct to consumer retailer of their own ethically produced, high quality bedding. Also selling wholesale to hotels, guest houses, holiday rental owners and interior designers.

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    • Weekly 10
      Weekly 10

      Weekly 10

      Subscription software solution for companies to measure and improve employee engagement and business culture, and performance on business objectives and goals.

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    • Nix & Kix
      Nix & Kix

      Nix & Kix

      A multi-award winning adult soft drinks brand made with no refined sugars (the Nix) and a subtle cayenne kick for depth of flavour (the Kix) for a natural pick-me-up and a refreshing zing.

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    • UniBlock
      UniBlock

      UniBlock

      An ‘insulated concrete form’ building material with high insulation performance, that is quick to construct and has low build costs.

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    • Air & Grace
      Air & Grace

      Air & Grace

      Women’s shoes designed for style and comfort – ‘beautiful shoes for busy feet’ – with a patented Tender Loving Air® comfort insole technology.

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    • Vitrue Health
      Vitrue Health

      Vitrue Health

      Smart motion detection and depth sensing hardware and software for physiotherapists & orthopaedic surgeons assessing & treating musculoskeletal (MSK) conditions.

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