SyndicateRoom makes it easy for investors to access the deal flow of investment professionals and back high-growth companies alongside them. In the past four years, our award-winning investment platform has helped invest over £100m into 110+ businesses.
In addition to our platform, we offer two highly complementary EIS investment funds.
Fund Twenty8 helps you passively diversify your portfolio across an unprecedented number of EIS opportunities, while the Growth Fund gives you access to select later-stage EIS investments from SyndicateRoom’s portfolio. Please note, both funds are capped at £9m.
Automatic early-stage diversification
Fund Twenty8 is the first and only fund to invest passively in EIS opportunities and provide a totally new choice for investors. The fund’s strategy is to use its algorithm to automatically build you a diversified portfolio of at least 28 EIS-eligible early-stage investments, across a broad range of sectors, targeting a return of over 20% IRR including EIS tax relief.
By only backing companies that successfully reach their funding target on SyndicateRoom, Fund Twenty8 takes advantage of the expertise of its investor base of Venture Capitalists, business angels and sophisticated investors.
After strong interest, Fund Twenty8 – 2016 raised over £4.5m from 233 investors.
After repeated requests to provide a fund, we reviewed the market and discovered there were only single-sector funds and they offered only small portfolios to an investor – around five to eight investments per fund.
We wanted to offer investors a different option. With the rise of passive investing, and the fact that passive funds consistently outperform the majority of actively managed funds in the main market, we were surprised to find there were no passive EIS funds already available. So we built one ourselves.
Chief Investment Officer, SyndicateRoom
Focused growth investing
Having now funded over 110 trailblazing companies, we’re seeing a number of them raise significant series A and B investment from top tier Venture Capitalists and institutional investors.
It’s a natural progression for the best-performing businesses to go on to raise additional institutional capital, and a promising result for early SyndicateRoom investors.
However, it is frustrating that while VCs are scooping up these deals, private investors are excluded, especially those looking for later-stage, growth-focused opportunities.
SyndicateRoom’s Growth Fund will allow private investors to gain exposure to these select opportunities. Drawing on four years of established relationships, the Fund will invest growth capital into at least six of the best-performing portfolio businesses.
With a four-year track record and our fast-growing portfolio of 110+ companies, SyndicateRoom is seeing the best-performing companies attracting significant investment from top-tier VCs.
We’re delighted to see this incredible result, but at the same time frustrated that private investors are being excluded from these exciting growth-stage investment opportunities.
SyndicateRoom’s Growth Fund will change this.
Gonçalo de Vasconcelos