30 March 2015

Data from HMRC shows that the total amount invested in EIS investments has also hit a new record high of £1.4bn in 2013-14, while Radius calculates that the average amount raised per company reached £535,615 up from £423,016 in 2012-13.

Radius says the increase is in part due to the difficulty SMEs have had in accessing bank lending since the recession, but points out that EIS is also increasingly popular amongst investors because of its tax breaks.

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30 March 2015

The debate concerning business policy witnessed so far in the pre-election campaign has missed a huge and essential element: the ability of fast-expanding companies to find the employees they need at suitable speed to make the most of their market opportunity.

A collection of surveys has shown that this is the primary problem affecting such businesses and it is severely constraining Britain’s ability to compete internationally.

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18 March 2015

THE VENTURE CAPITAL SCHEMES (SEIS, EIS and VCT)

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Charlotte Street Capital
2 February 2015

Charlotte Street Capital has led a pre VC funding round into Spotahome, the property listings website.  Spotahome's listing are the best on the web, with video, photos and floorplans. Plus every property is personally checked so that people moving abroad can book with confidence.  The company, based in Madrid, was set up in early 2014, has expanded to 6 cities in 2 countries and has already booked in excess of Euros 1.5 million in rental contracts.  

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CrowdBnk
30 March 2015

CrowdBnk has announced that Smart Surgical has successfully closed their crowdfunding campaign and raised over £600,000 through its investment platform.

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Beer & Young
30 March 2015

We are thrilled to have won Best Corporate Finance Boutique at the prestigiousBusiness Moneyfacts Awards’ annual gala event for our expertise and volume of deals through our business angel community.

This is the fifth successive year Business Moneyfacts has recognised our expertise in the SME sector, and our first as Winner of this category.  It is a real honour – the Moneyfacts awards are a key highlight in business achievement in our industry.  The shortlist of nominees was impressive and we are grateful to our peers who voted for us.

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