Apart from providing funding we believe the background of the Jenson partners is critical to helping companies achieve their potential. As entrepreneurs ourselves we know what it takes to start, build and exit innovative businesses.
As a fund we add significant credibility to your company and this can help when negotiating partnerships, future investment rounds or an exit.
We review your business plan and ascertain if your application can be progressed, we will then meet with the management team on multiple occasions to determine if the opportunity fits with our investment objectives.
Selection and conditional offer
For businesses that meet investment objectives, the management teams are invited to present their investment opportunity to our Review Panel who then make conditional offers of investment to successful companies.
Companies who accept our condition offer then undergo due diligence which consists of commercial, financial, technical due diligence and includes anti-money laundering and governance checks on the Company and Directors.
The management team is invited to present their opportunity to our investment committee who have final sign-off on all investments. Once approved by the investment committee, contracts will be signed and funds transferred.
Frequently asked questions
What are the benefits to the Investee Company?
The prime reason is funding for an Investee Company to enable it to grow.
This is an equity investment of up to £150,000 per company if it has been trading for less than two years with gross assets not exceeding £200,000 and less than 25 full-time employees. In return, the Jenson Seed EIS Fund is typically seeking a significant minority equity stake in the Investee Company of around 20% to 30% depending on the circumstances.
This is an equity investment of up to £5 million per company with gross assets not exceeding £15 million and less than 250 full-time employees. The Jenson Growth EIS Fund is typically seeking a significant minority equity stake in the Investee Company of around 15% to 40% depending on the funding, circumstances and performance.
Which companies and businesses are eligible for funding?
What are the requirements to be met to receive this funding?
What will the investment charges be for the Investee Company?
- Investment Fee – 7.5%
- Due Diligence Fee – £3,500 + VAT
- Fund Administration Fee – £250 + VAT per month
- Jenson Support Fee – £750 + VAT per month