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Tax efficient investments for the next generation of angel investors

Crowd investors are the new online business angels. These are serious investors who are looking to build diverse investment portfolios and make tax efficient investments directly into unlisted businesses with high growth potential. These businesses could be at any stage of growth:

and will, most likely, be looking to raise different amounts, but are all aiming towards the same goal: growing their businesses. Investing in unlisted companies is becoming increasingly popular as everyone wants to find the next Facebook, and make sure they’re involved from the beginning. Online investment platforms like GrowthFunders also makes investing more accessible, as it reduces the entry cost. Previously, it had been the preserve of high net worth individuals, but now online investment platforms have opened up this exciting asset class, which provides a range of tax efficient investments, to a wider audience of suitably-qualified investors.

Tax efficient investments

There are a number of tax incentives associated with investing in unlisted companies, including the Seed Enterprise Investment Scheme (SEIS) and the Enterprise Investment Scheme (EIS), which were introduced by HMRC. These tax efficient investment schemes offer investors, who purchase shares in start-ups or early stage businesses, a range of tax reliefs designed to mitigate risk and enhance potential returns. Learn more by clicking on the links below.