What is EIS tax relief?

What is EIS tax relief? The Enterprise Investment Scheme (EIS), launched in 1994 by the UK Government, is designed to boost investment into smaller and unquoted companies. Early Stage investing is an attractive proposition, but it is without a doubt a higher risk/reward strategy Early stage investments are perceived as risky as companies often have…

The 2019 Guide to Valuing your Business

Investing in unquoted companies From a regulatory perspective, investments in unquoted companies are classified as Non-Readily Realisable Securities (NRRS). The shares are illiquid in nature -they are not quoted or listed on a Recognised Stock Exchange – and as such are difficult to sell. Likewise, the price of the shares is difficult to value. The…

Advice From The Angels: How To Raise Finance in 2019

When looking for EIS fundraising tips and tricks, it’s easy to become confused by the multitudes of conflicting advice. To eliminate the confusion, we went straight to the source and asked four angel investors (and one CEO) what advice they would give to businesses looking for equity investment in 2019. Forgot your headphones? You can…

Got Fundraising Envy?

Got fundraising envy? Be like Brewdog and Monzo Brewdog and Monzo have shaken up the crowdfunding world by raising millions directly from their own customers. In 2009 Brewdog launched “Equity for punks,” offering shares to their customers where they coined the new shareholder nickname, ‘punks’. Since then Brewdog has gained a loyal fan base and…

Antaco: Clean Waste, Clean Energy, a Clean World

ANTACO’s technology converts any type of organic waste into a solid biofuel, termed biocoal. This process known as hydrothermal carbonization, or HTC, naturally occurs, but takes millennia. In 1913, the Nobel Laureate Friedrich Bergius discovered a way to achieve this process within hours, rather than millennia.  Incredibly, there was little interest in 1913; it was only in…