Envestors is a Home Office approved
Endorsing Body for the
Start-Up and Innovator visa categories

Envestors is an approved endorsing body for the UK Start-up and Innovator Visa categories, targeting exceptionally talented non-EEA nationals wishing to set up a high-growth business in the UK. To qualify for a visa in either category, applicants must first obtain an endorsement from an approved endorsing body. All applications via our website will be assessed for innovation, viability and scalability.

Why Envestors?

Envestors is an award-winning, FCA regulated finance advisor in the UK. Founded in 2004, we are experts at identifying and mentoring talented and high-growth companies, having raised over £120m of investment into over 200 early-stage businesses. Envestors is supported by a digital platform that connects fundraising companies to a community of over 4,000 investors.

Our Process

Step 1: We evaluate your business proposition

We will examine whether your proposal fits the criteria for innovation, viability and scalability. If we believe that it does, we will then produce a due diligence document – The Global Key Investor Data Document – to support the endorsement letter. If required, we can also introduce you to our established portfolio businesses who are seeking Joint Venture opportunities with exceptionally talented global innovators.

Step 2: We monitor your progress

With the utilisation of our FCA regulated platform, Envestors will conduct appropriate monitoring of shareholder and key stakeholder reporting and communications, in accordance to Home Office regulatory requirements. In addition and with our expertise, Envestors can also mentor and advise you, as well as providing a means to facilitate further fundraising and solutions to give your business the best chance to grow and succeed in the UK.

Step 3: We inform the UK Home Office of your company's progress

In respect of the Start-up Visa, we provide reporting on your behalf – in accordance with Home Office requirements – at six, 12 and 24 months. In respect of the Innovator Visa, we provide these reports at 36 months.

Step 4: We issue further endorsements for extension of your visa or settlement

Subject to our approval that all criteria – as mandated by the Home Office – has been met, in respect of the Innovator Visa, Envestors can endorse holders of this Visa for an extension to their stay or to settle permanently in the UK after 36 months. In respect of the Start-up Visa and again subject to our approval, after 24 months we can facilitate a switch to the Innovator Visa category.

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