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About EIS Investments

Investing in exciting young UK businesses that qualify for the Enterprise Investment Scheme(EIS), rewards you with significant tax savings. The big reward, of course, is that one of these companies might be a rising star, but that’s far from certain. In the meantime you could certainly enjoy some other very valuable rewards:


Save up to 30% on your income tax bill – up to £300,000 per year (or £600,000 when investing in knowledge-intensive companies)


Very generous allowance – up to £1 million or £2 million if anything above £1 million is invested in knowledge-intensive companies

TAX Free

Enjoy tax-free growth

Capital Gains

Deer capital gains from other investments – potentially indefinitely

Future Losses

Offset any future losses against your income, so you save income tax


Pass on your investment free of IHT (Inheritance Tax)

How EIS Market works?

EIS Market makes investing accessible to everyone, affordable and rewarding by enabling new and seasoned investors to invest in start-up, early and growth stage businesses. You can start building an investment portfolio on EIS Market today and own a share in businesses you believe in, for the future.

  • Join

    Join and get instant access to new investment opportunities being added every week

  • Explore Deals

    Handpick the businesses you want to back and get access to the full pitch page, with investment details and watch the video.

  • Invest

    Invest from £50 and more, alongside professionals and venture capital firms. Build the portfolio that is perfect for you.

  • Enjoy

    Receive regular news and updates about the businesses you’ve invested in. Join our community, participate in forums and attend our regular informative events.

Most Popular Deals

Cherish App

Cherish App creates a secure and beautiful timeline of your child’s precious moments, that last forever. You can upload all types of media, share with your family and friends and create stunning photo books and gifts instantly.

  • Target: £250k
  • Pre Money Valuation: £1,000,000
  • Sector: Mobile / Web / Internet
  • Stage: Pre-revenue start-up
  • Eligible Tax: EIS

EIS Highlights

“ Since the Enterprise Investment Scheme (EIS) was launched in 1993-94, 27,950 companies have received investment and over £18 billion of funds have been raised.”

“In 2016-17, 3,470 companies raised a total of £1,797 million of funds under the EIS scheme. In 2015-16 3,545 companies raised £1954 million off funds. Changes in EIS eligibility rules are likely to have contributed to reducing investment in 2016-17; however, the figures are likely to be revised upwards as more returns are received.”

“In 2016-17, the 1,490 companies raising funds for the first time under the EIS scheme raised a total of £768 million of investment.”

“ In 2016-17, companies from the information and communication sector accounted for £669 million of investment (37% of all EIS investment).”

“London and the South East accounted for the largest proportion of investment with companies registered in these regions receiving 67% of the investment in 2016-17.”