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Portfolio of
220+ companies

Our model aims to maximise return potential and mitigate risk.

  1. Our analysis of the UK startup market revealed that it sees an average annual growth rate of 28%.
  2. Our research shows that a diverse portfolio of at least 50 companies stands a greater chance of replicating market growth, while minimising risk.
  3. We build you a portfolio of more than 50 promising startups across all industry sectors. Our wide network of super angels means we get access to the best deals around, earlier.
  4. After three years, eligible investors can claim generous EIS tax reliefs.
  5. We target returns of £3.50 on each £1 invested.
  6. Our minimum investment is £5,000, and our fees are 52% lower than average.
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graph showing potential investment growth over 7 years Projected cash returns over a 7 year period assuming a £10,000 initial investment. Startups are high risk investments. See here for less favourable scenarios.

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What is Access EIS?

Read our fund brochure for everything you need to know about Access, which includes a full explanation of our innovative co-investment model to our fees, and instructions on how to invest.

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We only back the most promising companies.

We invest across all sectors and co-invest early in companies brought to us by our hand-picked network of angel investors, each with an annual IRR of 42%. Some of our portfolio companies can be seen below.

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Reduce your tax bill.

  • Get 30p back in tax relief per £1 invested with the Enterprise Investment Scheme (EIS). Eligible investors only.
  • Tax relief applies to the tax year shares are issued, or can be carried back one tax year.
  • Additional loss relief, IHT relief and no capital gains tax on profits for eligible investors.
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Meet the team

We are a team comprised of experts in data-science, finance and the startup ecosystem, with a far-reaching network of the best-performing angel investors in Britain and a portfolio of exciting startups. Click the portraits of our key team members for more information.

Graham Schwikkard


CEO Graham Schwikkard has over a decade of experience with data science and working with large datasets. He has a fascination with the dynamics of the startup investment network and after coming across the Companies House dataset in 2017, he spent many hours designing much of the analysis behind the Access Fund. Graham would like to see Access become a vehicle for delivering efficient capital throughout the network, and increase the odds of the system producing more Unicorns and economic growth. Prior to working at SyndicateRoom, Graham spent seven years as a management consultant, and has significant experience of helping companies develop market strategies and optimise business models. He also has in-depth technical expertise, focused on maximising efficiency.

Miruna Girtu

Venture Partner

Miruna works alongside top angel investors to find, co-invest into, and further support the next generation of bold entrepreneurs. At SR, she aims to invest in 50+ startups a year through data-driven superangel fund, Access EIS. She has previously worked with hundreds of startups, grown and managed an extensive community of partners, and launched a product to increase access to capital and connect entrepreneurs with the most relevant strategic investors for them – from angels and family offices to VCs and corporates.

Tom Britton


After completing his MBA in Cambridge, Tom co-founded SyndicateRoom to give a wider audience access to venture capital investment. As co-founder, Tom works across all aspects of the business, with an emphasis on product development and marketing strategy, and as much direct contact with our super angels and investors as possible. He enjoys being plugged into the wider industry and sits on the board of the UK Business Angel Association. He also hosts SyndicateRoom’s Angel Insights podcast, interviewing key industry figures. Prior to founding SyndicateRoom, Tom was Product Manager at TheTrainline, where he headed up the launch of its mobile applications.

Francesca O'Brien

Head of Clients & Investments

Fran has six years’ investment experience and in-depth knowledge of a wide range of sectors, including life sciences, e-commerce and film. She has significant experience negotiating fair investment terms, managing due-diligence processes and EIS documentation, as well as client relations. Since she joined SyndicateRoom as its first employee in 2013, Fran has overseen more than 200 early-stage funding-round transactions, leading sales, legal and deal-analysis teams. She has also been instrumental in building the business and co-creating a strong, supportive culture. She is a regular panel speaker and presenter, and her investment commentary has attracted media coverage in The Telegraph, The Times and CityAM. Fran read Psychology at the University of Cambridge and has a post-graduate diploma in Law.

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