SEIS INVESTMENTS ARE COMPLEX PRODUCTS WHICH SHOULD BE CONSIDERED AS BEING HIGHER-RISK INVESTMENTS, AND ARE NOT SUITABLE FOR ALL INVESTORS. THEY MAY BE APPROPRIATE AS PART OF A DIVERSIFIED PORTFOLIO, GIVING ACCESS TO AN ALTERNATIVE ASSET CLASS, BUT MANY INVOLVE LONG TERM INVESTMENTS AND THEREFORE SHOULD BE CONSIDERED ILLIQUID AND UNSUITABLE FOR UNPLANNED OR EARLY CAPITAL WITHDRAWALS.
Worth Capital’s ‘competition funding’ approach has been very deliberately designed help mitigate the risks of early stage investments and deliver healthy returns.
The Start-Up Series is aimed at consumer start-ups: Creating new products & services to buy and the ways that we buy them. The focus is on real products and services, in the consumer space where strong brands can be grown. ‘Tech’ is not being targeted specifically, although technology based disruptions to the target sectors will be expected and encouraged.
Every month the Start-Up Series attracts, on average, 80 businesses.
Six weeks of sophisticated distillation and comprehensive commercial due diligence results in one winner. Following further technical due diligence and investment approval, the winner receives a seed equity investment up to £150,000 per business at a valuation set to reflect the relative maturity of the business and the requirement for funds. Along with the investment they receive the help and advice of an experienced Investor Director and the kudos and publicity of winning this high profile competition series.
The Start-Up Series SEIS Fund One (target £2.1 million) enables investors to hold equity in a portfolio of winners of the Start-Up Series, along with possible additional discretionary investments in other SEIS-eligible companies.
The fund is managed by Amersham Investment Management Ltd, authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority, FRN 507460. All the investments will be SEIS compliant.
Background on the Start-Up Series and the full Start-Up Series SEIS Fund One Information Memorandum are available by registering below.
THIS WEBPAGE HAS BEEN APPROVED AS A FINANCIAL PROMOTION FOR THE PURPOSES OF S21 FINANCIAL SERVICES AND MARKETS ACT 2000 BY AMERSHAM INVESTMENT MANAGEMENT LTD WHICH IS AUTHORISED AND REGULATED BY THE FINANCIAL CONDUCT AUTHORITY FRN 507460. SEIS INVESTMENTS MAY PLACE YOUR CAPITAL AT RISK AND THE VALUE OF THEM MAY GO DOWN AS WELL AS UP AND AN INVESTOR MAY NOT GET BACK THE AMOUNT HE OR SHE INVESTED. THE TAX TREATMENT OF THE INVESTMENTS DEPENDS ON THE INDIVIDUAL CIRCUMSTANCES OF EACH INVESTOR AND MAY BE SUBJECT TO CHANGE IN FUTURE. INVESTORS SHOULD SEEK QUALIFIED PROFESSIONAL ADVICE BEFORE INVESTING. THIS COMMUNICATION DOES NOT CONSTITUTE AN OFFER TO YOU BY AMERSHAM INVESTMENT MANAGEMENT LTD. AN INVESTMENT IN THE START-UP SERIES SEIS FUND ONE MAY ONLY BE MADE IN ACCORDANCE WITH THAT FUND’S INFORMATION MEMORANDUM AND APPLICATION FORM.