Funding your start-up
to be a success?
Build your business at lightning speed with funding from our SEIS and EIS Funds alongside support from the Jenson team and network of experienced advisers.
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 provide a comprehensive support package for the investee companies, which include but not limited to, Sales & Marketing, Corporate Governance and Accounting, designed to nurture the investee company to flourish.
Evaluation of SEIS and EIS funding suitability
From the moment the Investee Company submits full documentation to the Jenson SEIS & EIS Fund, the business plan and opportunity will be evaluated to establish whether this type of investment opportunity is suitable for the Fund
Completion of Due Diligence reporting
Once SEIS and EIS funding is actively being assessed, Jenson Funding Partners will help streamline the investment process with the Investee Company and the Fund Manager, dealing with the due diligence investigation and reporting requirements which fulfil the funding obligations.
Financial and operational support
From the start of the business relationship, with an Investee Company, the input and advice from Jenson Funding Partners
is expected to add value to the business. The attendanceof a Board Advisor at board meetings and any additional services underline this general advisory role.
Maintenance of SEIS and EIS tax status
Jenson Funding Partners will monitor the Investee Company’s progress and make sure all of the relevant HMRC applications and communications are completed.
Business Development Support
Jenson Funding Partners, through various members of the team, will monitor the Investee Company’s performance going forward and help the business to grow and achieve its business objectives. By having a dedicated Board Advisor involved, you will have a full range of business support services including considerable financial and operational input, general management and strategic advice.
Additional Funding Requirements
Jenson Funding Partners will be monitoring key performance indicators (“KPIs”), results and cash flows carefully, including the evaluation of future cash flow requirements. If additional funding is required, there will be a considerable amount of due diligence information and reporting history available to help further funding efficiently if required.
Systems development & upgrades
At Jenson Funding Partners, there is in depth experience of systems development ranging over aspects of business and financial reporting systems. Fast growing companies must embrace system changes and improvements to ensure they remain on top of their business. The Jenson Funding team can help the Investee Company with this process.
M&A and other corporate activities
As a company grows, corporate opportunities may arise which will enable a company to substantially increase its size and market presence. The Jenson Funding Partners can help plan, negotiate and implement such corporate transactions using the experience and support of the Jenson Funding team.
Exit planning and completion
Preparing for an Investee Company for the eventual exit begins early in the investment process. The Jenson Funding Partners have experience of realising investments and we will help advise, negotiate and manage the process for the Investee Company.
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.
Check our Company
The Jenson team are interested in hearing from early stage companies seeking funding to expand their business. We have no sector focus but do require businesses to be SEIS/EIS compliant (see below). The following table summarise the requirements under SEIS/EIS. If you think your business qualifies then please contact us with your Business Plan.
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 – 12%
- Due Diligence Fee – £3,500 + VAT