Risks and Rewards

Investment in early stage businesses carries high risks, as well as the possibility of high rewards.

It is highly speculative and before investing you are strongly advised to take advice from an accountant or Corporate Finance expert who is authorised by the Financial Service and Markets Act 2000 (FSMA) who specialises in advising on investments of this kind. Read more »

Tax breaks for Angel investing - The Enterprise Investment Scheme (EIS)

In recognition of the importance of Angel investing, the Government has introduced tax relief schemes to encourage more investments in small businesses and offset some of the risks.

The Enterprise Investment Scheme (EIS):

Under the Enterprise Investment Scheme (EIS) Angels can gain both income tax and capital gains tax relief to investors who subscribe for eligible shares in small unquoted companies that qualify under the scheme. Read more »

Tax breaks for Angel investing - Seed Enterprise Investment Scheme (SEIS)

In April 2012, the Government launched a new scheme to provide particular encouragement to angel investors. This new scheme offers up to 50% relief on making investments in very small businesses with growth potential that are at a very early seed or start-up stage which have only just started trading and may have little or no revenues and very few assets.

What relief is available through SEIS scheme? Read more »

£50m Angel Co-Fund - Supporting Syndication

The £50m Angel CoFund was launched in November 2011, created with a grant from the Regional Growth Fund and  is specifically designed to invest alongside business angel syndicates from across England. The Angel CoFund has been established with the support of Capital for Enterprise Limited (CfEL). For more information about CfEL CLICK HERE. The Fund has been designed and established by a consortium of private and public bodies with expertise in business angel investment. Read more »