How To Raise £150,000 - Maximising The Benefits Of SEIS

Event Info

Wed 25 Apr, 2012 at 6:25am
11 th Floor, Mitre Passage
6 Mitre Passage, Greenwich
London, SE10 0ER, UK
Cost: Free


Need up to £150,000 to fund your start-up?

Looking for great tax incentives to fund a start-up?

Heard about SEIS and want to find out more?

Startups United presents an expert discussion on the Seed Enterprise Investment Scheme, led by experts with different, essential perspectives on SEIS – investors, entrepreneurs, policymakers and professional advisers. Join us for an informative and enjoyable exposé on this new, exciting development in start-up investment, with Q&A sessions, networking, and free beer and pizza.

SEIS allows individuals to invest up to £100,000 per year in a new start-up business (up to a maximum cumulative investment in one firm of £150,000), and claim income tax relief equal to 50% of the amount invested.

The Angel Investor – Colin Coghlan
Hear how SEIS changes the investment landscape, what sophisticated angels look for in a start-up - and 10 reasons they walk away.

The Venture Capitalist – George Mills, Arts Alliance
A VC's view of the impact of SEIS, how they assess potential investment companies and develop them to increase value.

The Start-Up – Jude Ower, PlayMob
Hear experiences and advice from a start-up which has successully raised grant, angel and VC investment.

The Lawyer – TBC
The legal aspects of funding are complex. Our lawyer will outline what both start-ups and angels should consider when structuring a deal.

The Policy Maker – Kathryn Robertson, HMRC
A clear and concise explanation of the key elements of SEIS, its objectives, who it is for and how to maximise its benefits.


Specifically targeted at smaller, early stage companies and individual private investors, SEIS is designed to stimulate investment in promising businesses which nevertheless find it hard to raise external finance because they are regarded as high risk. The Government has identified the Digital and Creative Industries as key growth sectors and expects technology/digital start-ups to benefit significantly from this new incentive.

More on how to qualify for SEIS: