16 Jul 2019

Announcing our Tech for Good SEIS and EIS Fund 2

By Paul Miller

Earlier this year we launched the UK’s first ever Tech for Good SEIS and EIS Fund. It was an exciting prospect to give individual professional investors the opportunity to invest in BGV backed companies, and we were delighted by the overwhelmingly positive response.

Following the success of this first fund, we’ve decided to open up the opportunity again. So today, we’re pleased to announce the launch of our Tech for Good SEIS and EIS Fund 2!

SEIS (Seed Investment Enterprise Scheme) and EIS (Enterprise Investment Scheme) are unique to the UK and are designed to help early-stage ventures raise capital. Individual investors are incentivised to buy shares in new companies with the offer of tax reliefs. The UK is known for its thriving startup ecosystem and schemes like these certainly help contribute to that. 

In addition to a continuously growing appetite for high growth ventures, there is a rapidly increasing demand for values-aligned investment opportunities. Impact investing has doubled in size year-on-year since 2016 with impact assets under management now estimated at $500bn

Our SEIS/EIS Fund provides individual professional investors the opportunity to not only back a diversified portfolio of high growth startups, but to also ensure their money is working towards a sustainable future for people and planet. Through our fund, capital is deployed across a range of ambitious early-stage ventures that all have the mission of using technology to tackle some of the world’s most pressing social and environmental issues. 

As with all investing in startup companies your capital is at risk and this opportunity is only available to investors who certify as a ‘high net worth investor’ or a ‘sophisticated investor’ in accordance with the rules contained in the FCA Handbook of Rules and Guidance.

To find out more and to see whether you are eligible check out bgvinvest.com