EIS – Enterprise Investment Scheme

Articles and news on the Enterprise Investment Scheme (EIS) – a series of UK tax reliefs designed to incentivise investing in small unquoted companies carrying on a qualifying trade in the UK.


Start-ups raise record £2.3bn through EIS

The number of start-ups that raised money through EIS also reached an all-time high of 4,480 in the year ending April 2022

Alternative Finance for Business

Top 20 EIS funds and investors you should know about

Which EIS investor is right for you? Growth Business guide to some of the most active EIS funds in the market.

Alternative Finance for Business

What is SEIS tax relief and how to claim

The Government has just raised the amount you can raise through the Seed Enterprise Investment Scheme (SEIS) to £250,000, which offers a golden fundraising opportunity to startup founders

Venture Capital Funding

Oxford Capital to back 12 start-ups in 2023  

Oxford-based VC will back seed-stage companies with £500,000 to £1m in digital and deep tech space


Jenson Funding Partners launches £60m early-stage net zero fund

The VC firm aims to deploy the fund from mid-2023, investing in 60 pre-seed and seed stage companies in year one


Calculus launches EIS fund for impact start-ups

Calculus Knowledge Intensive EIS Fund focuses on technology and healthcare start-ups with a ‘societal purpose’.


Mini-Budget: Kwasi Kwarteng extends EIS beyond 2025

EIS was due to expire in April 2025 because of a European Union state aid ‘sunset clause’, resulting in investors to call for an extension.


End of EIS could be “death-knell” to seed stage industry, investors warn

Chancellor Kwasi Kwarteng is being urged by investors to maintain support for EIS in his mini budget on Friday


10 Business Grants for UK Start Ups and Growth Businesses

Grants can save businesses money, introduce them to networks and help them scale. Here are ten sources of funding ideal for UK start ups and businesses looking to accelerate their growth.


When looking to solve the world’s challenges, ESG and EIS go hand in hand

When tackling world issues, EIS funds can ensure university spinouts receive the early funding they need to scale, says Palkwalk CEO Moray Wright


Blackfinch Ventures to invest in up to 10 tech start-ups a year

Blackfinch Ventures has made a dozen investments totalling £17m over the last tax year. This year it wants to invest in 10 more companies


British intelligence – the Government needs to support domestic investors

Why look to foreign investment when there is so much untapped investment potential here in the UK, questions Stephen Page