Articles and analysis on the The Seed Enterprise Investment Scheme – the UK government initiative designed to encourage investment in early-stage startups by offering tax incentives to investors.

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


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


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.


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.


Seed Enterprise Investment Scheme must be overhauled, say experts

Tax-based funding scheme for start-ups is ‘out of date’ says lobby group Coadec as investor SFC Capital calls for investment cap to be doubled to £300,000


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


Number of start-up funding rounds down 36% from 2018 peak

Government faces blowing its own science superpower goals unless more is done to support early-stage tech start-ups, warns financier


Celebrating Entrepreneurs #2 – Dan Rodwell of GrowthInvest

GrowthInvest founder Dan Rodwell supports Celebrating Entrepreneurs because his own dream began working from his kitchen, he tells Lawrence Gosling


Celebrating entrepreneurs #1 – What it takes to be an entrepreneur

In this first episode of Celebrating Entrepreneurs, Scott Weavers-Wright and his Haatch Ventures team talk about their own experience of launching businesses

Growth Planning

Top 5 tips for launching a fast-growth business during a pandemic

Claire Louise Noyce takes a sideways view of 5 top tips for launching a business that wants to scale during the Covid-19 crisis

Venture Capital Funding

7 investor personas: how start-ups can understand their motivations

Matthew Cushen, co-founder at Worth Capital, explains how start-ups can understand the motivations of 7 different investor personas.