About us

Jenson Funding Partners LLP (Jenson) was founded in 2012 by Paul Jenkinson and Sarah Barber from Jenson Solutions Ltd (a network of Finance Directors who continue to provide support to the investee companies). Since 2012, we have launched five SEIS and four EIS Funds. We are now on our 10th tranche and have invested £16 million in 100 entrepreneurial UK businesses which have typically launched their product or service and are typically close to or post revenue. In addition, we have supported 20 follow on funding rounds, all at premium to initial launch cost.  We have recently become FCA authorised and have split our SEIS & EIS Fund into two separate Funds, retaining the same ethos and strategy across both evergreen Funds.

Why Jenson?

Three or more partners with considerable venture capital and private equity experience to help identify and evaluate business plans and opportunities generally

Three or more partners with considerable financial modelling, systems and outsourcing experience to help Investee Companies establish or expand the operating and accounting systems and controls

Three or more partners with considerable turnaround and refinancing experience to help Investee Companies with any operational or financial challenges that they may face in the future

Three or more partners with considerable mergers and acquisitions experience including larger listed companies and trade sales to help the Investee Companies prepare for an eventual exit

Our Journey

Foresight and Jenson Solutions have been working together for a number of years. When the government announced the SEIS initiative, it was seen as a great opportunity for both parties to help small growing businesses exceed their potential.

The Jenson Seed EIS Fund (Fund 1) closed over-subscribed at over £5m investing in 35 companies. We subsequently followed Fund 1 up with Jenson Seed EIS Fund 2. In 2015 we launched the combined Jenson SEIS & EIS Fund 3, which enabled us to provide follow-on funding to our existing portfolio companies via our EIS and additional syndicated investments with external investors. Fund 4 followed this in 2016 and we now have an evergreen fund. To date we have invested in 100 companies and have £16 million assets under management. Our aim is to continue SEIS investment and grow our portfolio companies with follow-on EIS investment giving diversification to investors.  We have now separated the two funds and as we have become FCA authorised are now the Fund Manager, our SEIS Fund will be promoted solely by RAM Capital whilst Jenson continues to manage the growth of our EIS Fund.

Colin Moore

Partner

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Jackie Richbell

Investor Relations

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Jeffrey Faustin

Investment Director specialising in early stage investments

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Katie Henry

Investment Assistant

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Matt Ellams

Portfolio Director

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Kevin Keppler

Finance Assistant

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Sarah Barber

CEO

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Vicky Powell

Operations Manager

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Our clients about us

“Post funding, I have found the Jenson Solutions relationship very appropriate. I know that if I need to speak to someone I can phone them anytime, and while they leave me alone to run my business, I know they are close enough for me to feel duly responsible to them.”

Richard Moss

Managing Director

“We found Jenson Solutions probably the best panel we have presented to, and that was our opinion prior to being offered investment”

Tony Bolton

MD

“The Jenson SEIS Fund Investee Conference was very enjoyable and informative. It was great to see Jenson Solutions supporting the companies they have invested in with this initiative.”

Kenton Ward

CEO

 

Jenson evergreen

SEIS & EIS Funds

 

 

The Funds aim to target exciting new innovative and disruptive technologies to be nurtured alongside existing investment opportunities that require follow on investment to fully exploit commercialisation of a proven business model.

 

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Jenson Funding Partners LLP is registered in England and Wales OC375306. Registered Office: Runway East, 2nd Floor, 20 St Thomas St, London, SE1 9RS.
Jenson Solutions Ltd is registered in England and Wales No: 04279636. Registered Office: Runway East, 2nd Floor, 20 St Thomas St, London, SE1 9RS.
Jenson Solutions Ltd is authorised and regulated by the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England & Wales.