Seed Mentors has become one of the leading independent investment specialists in identifying and mentoring start-up and smaller businesses across a broad number of sectors in the UK. In many instances, but not exclusively, Seed Mentors will use the Seed EIS scheme, which was introduced by the Government in 2012.
Since then Seed Mentors has launched and successfully closed 6 SEIS funds, including three General UK SEIS funds, two Dragon Seed Advantage SEIS Fund, to support start-up businesses in Wales and the UK’S first Sharia Compliant SEIS fund.
This Fund offers generalist EIS investing across a spectrum of business sectors. This is a proposition for individuals looking for the potential to generate attractive investment returns through a combination of capital growth and tax reliefs by investing in a diversified portfolio of EIS qualifying businesses, where each company will benefit from business mentoring. Seed Mentors are a panel of business experts including legal, financial, HR, IT and marketing, each with an impressive track record and skill-set. The Mentors will engage with each young investee business and nurture them through to profitability. The FCA regulated Investment Manager (Amersham Investment Management) will seek to mitigate risk by investing in a broad range of companies in different sectors and also invest in experienced Managing Directors who can demonstrate a 5 yr+ track record of success. Where appropriate, this Fund will provide following on funding for companies that have previously received SEIS investment.