QVentures is investing in the next generation of start-ups to support the UK economy and jumpstart job creation
LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM, 15 September 2020 – QVentures’ Fund Management arm invests in pre-seed companies on behalf of its investors. The pre-seed fund is dedicated to finding and supporting the next generation of best in breed entrepreneurs in the United Kingdom.
The Fund offers the opportunity to invest in a portfolio of meticulously selected, high growth-oriented early-stage SEIS eligible companies sourced from QVentures proprietary network. Ranging from digital wealth management to food waste reduction apps, the portfolio consists of high-quality management teams and large addressable markets. With a focus on Marketplaces, Enterprise Saas and Consumer Tech, the Fund looks at companies all over the UK and has currently invested in companies located in Bristol, Edinburgh, and London.
Seed Enterprise Investment Scheme (SEIS) is a key component of the QVentures fund, allowing UK investors to benefit from tax relief incentives. The Fund format also allows investors to build a portfolio of highly-vetted pre-seed stage businesses and gain access to follow-on rounds. To date, QVentures has raised investment from investors which include senior executives from a range of organisations, including Google, Citigroup, and Family Offices focussed on venture capital activities.
Marco Bolgiani, Executive Chairman at 441 Trust Company and investor in the QVentures Pre-Seed Fund, says: “One of the many benefits of the Fund is that QVentures takes care of the assessment and due diligence of the companies which is very difficult for a portfolio of pre-seed companies.”
This year amidst the COVID-19 crisis, QVentures held a Virtual Pre-Seed Fund Showcase to present the portfolio companies to the fund investors and broader investor network. The Showcase was extremely well received and attended by investors with a total of £755m of investable assets.
QVentures’ Entrepreneur in Residence (EIR) programme provides additional support and mentorship for their portfolio companies. The current EIR, Simon Squibb has a wealth of experience and has built and exited three businesses as well as making a number of angel investments. Office hours are held for the portfolio founders to help out on a number of issues ranging from marketing strategy, pipeline development, and management.
Robert Walsh, Managing Partner of QVentures says: “We are proud to be supporting UK start-ups and helping them create jobs in the current economic climate. QVentures looks forward to their continued success and the journey to their next round of funding.”
QVentures has identified the next cohort of early-stage companies for funding. If you are interested in investing in the Fund, please get in touch on our website www.qventures.co or directly to Michaela@qventures.co
QVentures is a network of Family Offices, UHNWIs, and Successful Entrepreneurs investing in Venture Capital. Since inception, QVentures has invested in over 90 companies and reviews over 100 new deals per month. With an average ticket size of £150k per investor, 80% of companies that QVentures worked with gained investor commitment in 2019.
In addition, QVentures has a Fund Management arm, where it invests in SEIS companies on behalf of its investors. The fund focuses on investing in pre-seed technology companies in the United Kingdom and is dedicated to finding and supporting the next generation of best in breed entrepreneurs.
If you are looking to invest £100k+ in early-stage companies, request information about membership at www.qventures.co.
If you are seeking funding, please apply on www.qventures.co/fundraising
Capital at Risk. You could potentially lose all of your money in this investment. Returns are not guaranteed. EIS investments are classified as high risk. Investing in early stage businesses involves significant risks, including illiquidity (the inability to sell assets quickly, without substantial loss in value or not at all), lack of dividends, loss of investment and dilution, and it should be done only as part of a diversified portfolio. There is no established secondary market available meaning that these securities are illiquid. Amongst other risks, the investments may not fall under FSCS protection, so you must be aware that you may have no recourse should the investment fail. QVentures cannot guarantee that investments will maintain EIS status. Often, EIS companies take longer than three years to exit and produce a return to investors, perhaps five years or longer. You should not, therefore, invest funds which you might rely on during that period. QVentures is targeted at investors who are sufficiently sophisticated, understand these risks and make their own investment decisions. The tax treatment of this business depends on the individual circumstances of each investor and may be subject to change. Investors should seek professional independent advice if they are unsure as to the suitability of any investment for their particular circumstances and needs. Past performance and forecasts are not indicative of future performance. Investors should only invest a proportion of their available investment funds through QVentures as these investments are high risk. This is a non-readily realisable investment and investors should therefore not invest more than 10% of their net assets into this asset class. This information is sourced from the companies and is based on material that they believe to be reliable. Quintessentially Ventures does not make any representation or warranty, expressed or implied, as to the accuracy or completeness of the information contained in this document.
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