Meet the Manager: ProVen VCTs
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by Isabel Brewster
3w ago
The ProVen VCTs are two of the UK’s largest and longest-standing Venture Capital Trusts (VCTs). Launched in the early 2000s, the funds have been managed since their inception by Beringea, an award-winning, transatlantic venture capital firm. Beringea’s team of investment professionals bring decades of experience in venture capital and private equity investing, and a diverse set of specialisms honed across careers in banking, consulting, start-ups, and fund management. As a shareholder in the ProVen VCTs, you would be accessing diversified investments managed by an expert team who help to drive ..read more
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Seedrs Releases it’s 2024 Sector Report
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by Isabel Brewster
1M ago
Read the thoughts of our Managing Director, John Lake  ACCESS THE 2024 SEEDRS SECTOR REPORT There’s no escaping the fact that 2023 was a year of continued economic strain. While we saw some positive news in terms of inflation – specifically in the UK where falling energy and fuel prices brought the headline rate down from 4.6% in October to 3.9% in November – there was increased turmoil and pressure in other areas. In particular, geopolitical tensions have continued to escalate with conflict in the Middle East adding to existing global economic uncertainty caused by the war in Ukraine.&nb ..read more
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Seedrs announces leadership promotions as it gears up for a trailblazing 2024
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by jessicalang
1M ago
As we head into 2024, Seedrs, as part of Republic – the world’s largest private investing platform – is excited to continue its work in building the European component of a truly global democratised future of finance, ensuring everyone, everywhere has access to high quality investment and ownership opportunities.   To drive forward our next stage of growth, Seedrs is delighted to announce the promotions of two of its long-serving leaders:  John Lake, who has served as Seedrs’ Chief Commercial Officer since 2020, takes the reins as Managing Director, with overall leadership of ..read more
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How does VCT investing work?
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by Luca Barrie
1M ago
Venture Capital Trusts (VCTs) invest in early-stage, high-growth businesses across the UK, much like traditional venture capital funds. They are publicly listed companies, meaning they have to comply with strict regulations, and they provide considerable tax relief to eligible UK investors. To learn more about VCTs, their history, benefits to investors and the types available, check out our deep dive guide here. So, how does VCT investing work for retail investors? Step 1: Choose your VCT One of the main benefits of investing in a VCT is that the fund investments are sourced, vetted and execut ..read more
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Venture Capital Trusts 2024 – what are VCTs?
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by Luca Barrie
1M ago
Don’t invest unless you’re prepared to lose all the money you invest. This is a high risk investment and you are unlikely to be protected if something goes wrong. Take 2 mins to learn more. What is a Venture Capital Trust (VCT)? Venture Capital Trusts (VCTs) invest in early-stage, high-growth businesses across the UK, much like traditional venture capital funds. There are, however, a few key differences between traditional venture capital funds and VCTs.  First, VCTs are publicly listed companies, meaning that an investor will acquire shares in a VCT, which is listed on the London Stock E ..read more
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Seedrs to bring VCTs to a new generation of investors
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by Luca Barrie
1M ago
Seedrs to bring VCTs to a new generation of investors ProVen VCTs, managed by Beringea, will be the first VCT fundraise on the Seedrs platform Since their introduction in 1995, Venture Capital Trusts (VCTs) have played a vital role in making the UK the hub for entrepreneurship and venture capital that it is today.  Over the past three decades, the industry has grown substantially and more than £6bn is now managed by VCTs, providing financial firepower to more than 1,100 start-ups and scale-ups across the country. It has been behind start-up success stories including Depop, Zoopla, Monica ..read more
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Exit News: Sennen Acquired by Kraken Technologies
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by Isabel Brewster
2M ago
We are delighted to share the news of another exit from the Seedrs portfolio which happened at the end of 2023, making it the 5th exit of the year for Seedrs investors. Bristol-based Sennen has been acquired by Kraken Technologies, the fastest-growing software provider for utilities in the UK. Seedrs investors invested in Sennen via Sustainable Accelerator in 2018, which offered a diversified portfolio of EIS/SEIS sustainable startups. Sustainable Ventures, who lead the programme, aims to empower the next generation of businesses that are redefining the way we consume energy, manage waste, cle ..read more
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Seedrs Portfolio Report 2023 – An Introduction from Seedrs’ Managing Director, Kirsty Grant
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by Isabel Brewster
2M ago
Early stage private equity is a compelling asset class. And what Seedrs has managed to do over the last decade to broaden access to it is remarkable, and something we take great pride in. Where historically, investing in startups and high growth companies was a highly restricted and exclusive investment arena, in 2024 it could not be easier to invest in some of Europe’s most innovative companies right from the start. Seedrs, alongside our peers in the market, have been instrumental in this process, democratising private investing by working tirelessly to give individuals the opportunity to sha ..read more
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Women in Finance Charter 2023 Update
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by Isabel Brewster
3M ago
At Seedrs, we’re committed to improving gender diversity not just within our organisation, but also within the wider financial services industry. That’s why we signed the Women in Finance Charter in 2019, committing to increasing the number of women in our senior management – and here’s our 2023 update.  Our target, set in 2019, was to maintain female representation in senior management at a minimum 30% by 30 September 2022, which we achieved. At the end of Q3 in 2022, the number of female senior managers as a percentage of total senior management was 31% at Seedrs, slightly below the UK ..read more
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Meet the Founder of PonchoPay
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by Isabel Brewster
3M ago
Don’t invest unless you’re prepared to lose all the money you invest. This is a high risk investment and you are unlikely to be protected if something goes wrong. Take 2 mins to learn more. PonchoPay is on a mission to revolutionise payments in the childcare ecosystem. Hundreds of millions of pounds of government support available to parents is going unspent each year due to poor awareness, clunky processes and a low adoption of technology. PonchoPay is making it easy for any source of funding to be aggregated at point of checkout, saving parents money and saving childcare providers a signific ..read more
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