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Do small investor groups need to be regulated?

There are a growing number of small investor groups – typically with 50-200 members – that charge their members fees, in addition to the typical 5% cost they must pay to the operators of the investor groups when they arrange for them to invest in a company.  Although the membership fees tend to be small…

SETsquared selects Envestors’ White-label Platform to launch scale-up investment programme.

Envestors is pleased to announce SETsquared Partnership, the global number one business incubator, has licensed Envestry for Networks, the fundraising platform for investment networks. The software is a key part of a larger programme for SETSquared to extend their support of businesses through the scale-up phrase. SETsquared is an enterprise collaboration between the five leading, research-led…

Fundraising Tips for 2019: Advice from an Angel

International Women’s Day is just around the corner and we think it’s important to celebrate and listen to the advice of the women angels who currently invest in UK growth businesses. Caroline has been an angel investor for five years and kindly gave up 60 seconds of her time to provide us with advice on…

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…

Rudolph the Red-faced Investor

With so many competing demands for your time and resources, legal considerations are easy to push down your list of priorities. You’re an entrepreneur and you’re ready to start fundraising to drive the growth of your start-up. Your business model is viable, you’re gaining traction and you’re learning fast. With so many competing demands for…

12 Things You Didn’t Know You Could Crowdfund

Crowdfunding is ultimately about raising cash.  But potential investors might want to be involved because it’s about more than that – maybe they feel passionate about a project or maybe they just want to be a part of it.  Digital fundraising has torn down global barriers and given rise to the ability to source funding…

5 Tips from an Angel Investor

Ralph Hulbert, a long-time member of our angel investment network, has invested in over 90 companies and manages a portfolio worth over £2m.  We sat down with him to find out what advice he has for those new to  angel investing: 1  Assess the CEO and management team The most important characteristics in a CEO…

FAQ Enterprise Investment Scheme (EIS)

The Enterprise Investment Scheme (EIS) is designed to help smaller higher-risk trading companies to raise finance by offering a range of tax reliefs to investors who purchase new shares in those companies. But, as with any tax scheme, it can be difficult to navigate. Read our EIS FAQ to find out what the scheme is…

Guide to Investing in startups

Investing into startups for the first time can be scary. With over 800 deals under our belt we know what it takes to identify a good investment opportunity. Learn more. Our Guide to Investing is designed for those new to the world of investing in scale-up businesses. It explains the ins and outs of investing…