Octopus Investments - Jessica Franks
Octopus is synonymous with small company investing and is the UK’s largest specialist manager of tax efficient investments., managing more than £9bn on behalf of both retail and institutional investors. Our experience spans more than 20 years and, in that time, we have invested over £2 billion in early-stage companies.
Each portfolio in the Octopus Ventures EIS Service will have around 10-15 companies selected for their ambitious growth targets and potential to become a household name of the future. Investors will have access to the expertise of Octopus Ventures, the team that manages Octopus Titan VCT – the UK’s largest VCT. Our previous track record for identifying, growing and exiting some of Britain’s brightest companies includes investments in Graze, Secret Escapes, Zoopla and Tails.com, to name but a few. Our pipeline of opportunities spans very early stage (seed) through to Series A and Series B investments.
We have aligned our fees with the interests of our investors. Our annual management charge is only payable if a company is sold for more than the amount invested into it.
SuperSeed - James Sore
INVEST ALONGSIDE EXPERIENCED ENTREPRENEURS backing ambitious founders, from Seed through Series A. In the US over 60% of VCs are entrepreneurs, in the UK it’s only 8%. SuperSeed Ventures is built by entrepreneurs with 8 exits already, who know first-hand what it takes to build and exit a successful business in SaaS & AI.
• Validate market demand before investment, often actually selling their products before investing
• Invest early, while valuations are still attractive, we avoid overpaying for revenues at Series-A
• Targets >3x return over a 5-7 year investment period (>20% annual return)
If you are interested in finding out more about the fund, our portfolio or are considering investing, please visit www.superseed.com
Haatch Ventures LLP - Fred Soneya
Haatch Ventures is made up of a team of hands-on value creators. They have been there. Built scaled companies of their own and sold them. They use that knowledge, experience and network to accelerate the growth of their portfolio businesses via a “Smart Money” approach, providing support to enable digital transformation. They back the pioneers of the digital revolution, one early stage start up at a time.
Over the last seven years the team has been investing, supporting and managing their own private and EIS fund portfolio of digital companies, hand selected through a world class deal pipeline and the current portfolio has average ROI of 5.60x based on the latest third party fund raising round for each company. The target return on exit is 10x.
Arie Capital - Martin Taylor
ARIE Capital began investing in technology companies in 2016, following on from two early technology investments that its parent company, Taurus Asset Finance, made in 2013.
Since then, our company has made fifteen technology-based investments. We are proud of our vibrant and diverse portfolio that continues to increase exponentially in valuation, with two exits already made.
Following these principles, we have now assembled a dedicated team to focus on the development of EIS opportunities and cultivate exciting new technologies.
We are partnering with companies and founders that are well known to ARIE Capital and have already shown considerable growth and development. We look to nurture these companies so that they will be ready for further funding in the future (from ourselves or other investors), which will be to the benefit of all concerned.