Can I raise funding under both the Seed Enterprise Investment Scheme (SEIS) and the Enterprise Investment Scheme (EIS)?

The quick answer is YES – you can raise funding under both SEIS and EIS but there are some important points to watch including: If you wish to raise cash under both schemes, you must issue shares under SEIS before EIS. You can’t raise money and issue shares under EIS and then seek to raise … Read moreCan I raise funding under both the Seed Enterprise Investment Scheme (SEIS) and the Enterprise Investment Scheme (EIS)?

How to apply for advance assurance for SEIS / EIS

HOT OFF THE PRESS: We’ve just launched a brand new online course that shows you exactly how to complete and file your SEIS / EIS advance assurance application with HMRC. We walk you through every stage of filling out the form plus share some additional resources to help ensure a smoother passage through HMRC. Access … Read moreHow to apply for advance assurance for SEIS / EIS

Crowdfunding: A useful tool for navigating sources

With a new crowdfunding platform emerging seemingly every week, it has become increasingly difficult to keep track of them – let alone their particular business model, approach and fee structure. NESTA has released a timely online platform that provides a useful summary of the key features of the various crowdfunding platforms available right now. There … Read moreCrowdfunding: A useful tool for navigating sources

Getting the most out of SEIS to fill the funding gap

The Seed Enterprise Investment Scheme (SEIS) provides an excellent opportunity for early stage fast growth companies to access funding from founders, family, friends and business angels. In essence it rewards investors by allowing them to reclaim income tax at a rate of 50% of their investment under the scheme (limited to £100,000 investment per tax … Read moreGetting the most out of SEIS to fill the funding gap

Seed EIS (SEIS) – 10 need to know facts for UK start-ups

The introduction of Seed EIS (SEIS) is a major break-through for early stage companies seeking funding. Here are 10 need to know (N2K!) facts for start-up founders on the new SEIS scheme: SEIS allows investors in early stage companies to receive 50% income tax relief on investments up to £100,000 per year. So for every £1 … Read moreSeed EIS (SEIS) – 10 need to know facts for UK start-ups

EIS Funding Catch

A key requirement of EIS (Enterprise Investment Scheme) relief is that the funds invested are ’employed’ within the investee business within the requisite time. The current requirement is that 100% of the funds must be invested within 2 years in the qualifying trade. But how can a company ensure that it can demonstrate that it … Read moreEIS Funding Catch

7 tips for start-ups seeking VC funding

I’ve been reflecting on the key business learning points emerging from the BVCA’s excellent recent event Financing & funding the digital age held in Manchester on 16 September 2010. It was a full day of fast moving panel discussions and keynote speeches that kept coming at a relentless pace until almost 6pm – plenty to chew over hence the … Read more7 tips for start-ups seeking VC funding

Making BrITain Great Again – Intellect launch Technology Manifesto

Intellect launch their Making BrITain Great Again Technology Manifesto with a call for investment in supporting intellectual property rich (IP) technology companies in order, not only balance the books, but to rebuild a stronger UK business base for the future. This technology manifesto identifies 4 types of technology business needing support and encouragement: Early stage … Read moreMaking BrITain Great Again – Intellect launch Technology Manifesto