We are an approved Endorsing Body for the UK 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.
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 with exceptional founders. Envestors is supported by a digital platform that connects fundraising companies to a community of over 14,000 investors. For more information on our current deals click here
‘Thanks for getting deep into our application. I really appreciate the way Envestors treat applicants. I get a sense of respect and quick action whenever I contact you and I hope we can go beyond these primary steps and work together in the future. I think the fair offers, fair comments and fair deal with applicants mirror the respectful people who make the core of Envestors’.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Please note that due to the high demand for this service, if we have not responded to your request within 2 weeks, please assume that your application in this instance has been unsuccessful.