Access our numerous tax efficient investment opportunities, save time on due diligence and build your portfolio of single companies, discretionary managed portfolios or funds.
Benefits of Investing with GrowthInvest
NO HIDDEN FEES FOR INVESTORS
Clear transparent pricing structure means our clients always know any initial or annual charges are kept to a minimum.
Almost all of our investment opportunities are pre-qualified for government tax relief
CLEAR DUE DILIGENCE TIERS
Use our unique tier system to filter for different levels of due diligence
Our team are ready to help providing technical assistance and guidance on tax reclaim and HMRC process
INVEST ALONGSIDE THE PROFESSIONALS
Institutional investors and investment professionals are at the heart of GrowthInvest
DIRECT ACCESS TO BUSINESSES
Online and offline engagement with entrepreneurs via regular pitching events and regular meetings
How It Works
To view the full details of our investment opportunities, and to invest, you will need to complete a simple registration process and join GrowthInvest. To Join is free of charge, and is straightforward and easy to do. All data and information will only be used by GrowthInvest, held securely and deleted upon request.
Once you have registered you will need to follow the steps to categorise yourself as a client. This is very simple to do and can be amended at any time should your circumstances change. You will have full control over your account and profile and always have access to your portfolio.
Look under investment opportunities to view our single company or fund investment proposals. You will find information about the businesses or product providers including independent analyst reports.
1. Ask the entrepreneur or product provider a question.
2. Request a meeting or an additional level of due diligence.
3. Attend a pitching event, or watch pitch videos.
4. Join the watch list of an investment proposal.
Invest via our nominee service by completing the online share subscription document or fund application form. As a nominee member you will benefit from centralised reporting and management of corporate governance issues.
GrowthInvest enables you to build up your portfolio of growth investments, accessing direct company investments alongside discretionary managed portfolios or funds. This enables you to select companies you like, investment managers you trust or both within the same platform account. This helps you to diversify across a multitude of sectors and growth objectives. Diversifying your portfolio helps to reduce risk and raises the chances of overall higher returns.
Investing in early stage businesses has inherent risks, and many start-up and early stage businesses fail, at which point any investors lose all their money. So never invest more than you can afford to lose, and always have a diversified portfolio. However, there are many success stories, and if your business investment is successful (typically viewed as a 3-5 year investment timescale), there are 3 main ways that you can get a return back on your investments, via annual dividends, a company sale, or a public offering (IPO).
Silver Tier: Analyst Report
The Silver tier requires the provision of information in accordance with the Bronze tier and for the business to provide a report prepared by a business analyst appointed by us. The Analyst Report is designed to provide additional information and the businesses response to key characteristics and potential risks and opportunities contained within the investment proposal.
Tax Efficient Investments
The majority of our investment opportunities are eligible for the Enterprise Investment Scheme (EIS) or Seed Enterprise Investment Scheme (SEIS). Most qualifying investments in early stage venture capital utilise these schemes.
Investors receive tax relief on their initial investment and may qualify for additional tax relief if the company that they have invested in fails. We work with businesses to ensure qualification for these schemes and gain Advance Assurance of this prior to launching an investment round. Full details can be found here.
We hold regular live pitching events where some of the latest businesses listed on our platform have the chance to present in front of our investors and intermediaries. The events are held in Central London, the format is usually 5 short pitches followed by investor questions.
Thereafter there are drinks and networking for the rest of the evening. We ask the investors to provide immediate feedback on the night, this is then relayed directly to the businesses on the evening.
For those unable to attend these events, we provide videos which are available in the secure areas of our site.
Throughout our site you will find links to external websites. Although we make every effort to ensure these links are accurate, up to date and relevant, we cannot take responsibility for pages maintained by external providers.