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The EIS Navigator Podcast

Our fortnightly podcast following the UK venture capital industry. Dr Brian Moretta explores small growth companies, as well as the funds and people who invest in them.

The EIS Navigator podcast, produced and hosted by Dr Brian Moretta, focuses on the UK venture capital industry, particularly areas supported by various government schemes including the Enterprise Investment scheme (EIS), the Seed Enterprise Investment Scheme (SEIS) and Venture Capital Trusts. The podcast will predominantly be looking at small growth companies – often those at the seed phase, as well as the funds and people who invest in them.

We interview leading people in the industry, whether fund managers, company founders or experts from other service providers. The aim is to dig deeply into topics, getting away from the promotional material that predominates elsewhere. Although we’re not going to ignore the pandemic, venture capital investing is a long-term endeavour and we will focus on topics that are relevant at any time. The first few episodes include discussions of angel investing, intellectual property and accelerators.

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4: Thematic EIS investing | Matthew O’Kane of Nexus Ventures

For the fourth episode of The EIS Navigator, Brian is joined by Matthew O’Kane, MD of NIVL at Nexus Ventures. They discuss how to find and invest in good themes, with a couple of examples.

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Bonus episode: Introducing EIS for companies looking to raise money | Simon Thorn

For this bonus episode of The EIS Navigator, Brian interviews Simon Thorn, Managing Partner of Acceleris. They discuss some of the options available to companies and what considerations they should think about when choosing an investor.

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3: Accelerators and social impact investing | Paul Miller of Bethnal Green Ventures

For the third episode of The EIS Navigator, Brian interviews Paul Miller, Managing Partner and CEO at Bethnal Green Ventures. They talk about running an accelerator, social impact investing and how companies can move from ideas to having a measurable impact.

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Bonus episode: Introducing EIS for investors and advisors | Mark Brownridge

For this bonus episode of The EIS Navigator, Brian interviews Mark Brownridge, Director General of the EIS Association. They talk about the Enterprise Investment Scheme, the Seed Enterprise Investment Scheme and Venture Capital Trusts from the perspective of investors and advisors.

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2: Creating an investment process | Reuben Wilcock of Blackfinch

For the second episode of The EIS Navigator, Brian interviews Dr Reuben Wilcock, Ventures Director at Blackfinch Ventures. They talk about the challenges of creating an investment process from scratch, including creating effective decision making.

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1: Investing with angels | Andrew Castell of Par Equity

For the first episode of The EIS Navigator, Brian interviews Andrew Castell from Par Equity in Edinburgh. They talk about angel investing, running an angel syndicate and the merits of being an angel versus a passive investor.

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0: Introducing The EIS Navigator Podcast | Trailer

Coming on Tuesday 16th June, The EIS Navigator Podcast focuses on the UK venture capital industry, particularly areas supported by various government schemes including the Enterprise Investment scheme (EIS), the Seed Enterprise Investment Scheme (SEIS) and Venture Capital Trusts.