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22nd November 2021

Pioneering medtech firm Glyconics secures £1.5m in oversubscribed raise

Award-winning medtech firm, Glyconics© has secured £1.5million in an Enterprise Investment Scheme (EIS) funding round ahead of a series A round next year. The innovative diagnostics startup, with offices in Cambridge, Norwich and Basingstoke, raised well over the intended £850k in a raise led by investment platform Wealth Club and existing investors, Deepbridge Capital and Boundary Capital. Demand from Wealth Club private investors and angel investors pushed the total amount further to £1.5 million.

22nd November 2021

Seneca Partners EIS portfolio company Wejo completes US $1 Billion Nasdaq listing

Seneca Partners, the specialist SME investment business based in the North West has announced that EIS portfolio company, Manchester-based Wejo Limited, a leader in connected vehicle data, has completed a reverse merger with Virtuoso Acquisition Corp (VOSO.O) and trading in the enlarged business commences today on Nasdaq.

11th November 2021

ARIE Capital launches Tech EIS fund

ARIE Capital has launched its new ARIE Tech EIS Fund. The ARIE Capital Group is a significant tech investor, with £500 million of assets under management.

The new EIS fund is technoology based but has some notable differences from other EIS tech funds in the market.

3rd November 2021

Par Equity scores a century - over £100m invested

Par Equity’s investments in high-growth technology businesses have smashed through the £100m mark. The milestone was passed when the company completed five investments in a week earlier in October.

Par, from its headquarters in Edinburgh, backs emerging technology stars across the North of the UK. This strategy sets it apart from 80%-85% of its VC peers, which are London-based and channel most of their investments into the capital and surrounding area.

25th October 2021

Par Equity backs aircon tech firm Artus

Par Equity has made a multi-million pound investment in Artus, the designer and supplier of innovative HVAC (Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning) solutions.

Artus’ ground-breaking HVAC system represents a step forward over existing solutions, the technology for which has remained largely unchanged for the past thirty years. It not only transforms the way buildings are cooled and heated but will also significantly reduce the amount of energy consumed and carbon generated.

13th October 2021

Par Equity named Best EIS Manager 2021

Par Equity has won Best EIS Manager at the prestigious 2021 EISA (Enterprise Investment Scheme Association) awards.

The Edinburgh-based VC, which specialises in investing in innovative technology companies in the North, was also highly commended in the EISA Impact Award.

6th October 2021

Deepbridge Capital exceeds £200m of investments

Tax efficient investment manager Deepbridge Capital has announced that it has exceeded £200m of funds deployed across its EIS and Estate Planning Service funds, with a current NAV in excess of £250m.

Founded in 2010, Chester-based Deepbridge launched its first EIS fund in the 2013/14 tax year and specialises in providing venture capital to early-stage technology, life sciences and renewable energy companies.

Deepbridge has, to date, invested in 71 companies across the UK with Enterprise Investment Scheme (EIS) funding, a further 63 companies at Seed EIS stage, with three profitable exits.

30th September 2021

Deepbridge Capital Announces Renewable Energy EIS Exit

Tax efficient investment manager Deepbridge Capital has completed an exit for investors in its Deepbridge Renewable Energy Enterprise Investment Scheme (EIS) fund.

24th September 2021

Deepbridge Capital announces Renewable Energy EIS Exit

Tax efficient investment manager Deepbridge Capital has announced an exit for investors in its Deepbridge Renewable Energy Enterprise Investment Scheme (EIS) fund.

16th September 2021

Illuma Technology secures £1.1 million from Blackfinch

London-based llluma Technology, a contextual advertising company which uses AI to expand online campaigns by reacting to live browsing behaviour, has secured a £1.1m Series A investment from Blackfinch Ventures.

Founded in 2016 by leading data scientists and media experts, Illuma’s GDPR- compliant platform offers an alternative to cookie-based targeting which results in a better return on investment for advertisers.

15th September 2021

Vala fund to plug funding gap for homegrown start-ups

Vala Capital, the entrepreneur-led venture capital firm, has launched a new tranche for its EIS portfolio – targeting fast-growth British start-ups with strategies to scale quickly and become the next generation of British unicorns.

13th September 2021

EIS Association research: financial advisers need training in SEIS investments

Research conducted by the EIS and SEIS representative organisation, the EIS Association suggests that Independent Financial Advisers (IFAs) are hesitant about advising clients to invest in SEIS opportunities due to the perceived risks associated with the product, as well as concerns about the impact on PI Insurance and compliance. Notwithstanding these concerns PI and Compliance specialists spoken to by the EISA both felt that neither should be an issue.

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