Gonçalo de Vasconcelos, Chief Executive and Co-founder of SyndicateRoom, looks at the growing appetite for EIS and SEIS investing.

Early stage investing has shown itself to be incredibly mutually beneficial – for the investor looking for returns in a low yield and low growth environment, and for companies looking for funding to achieve their growth objectives.

Encouragingly, our research into investors’ views on early stage investing, which also looks at investor interest in tax efficient investment products such as EIS, shows that there is plenty of appetite for further investment into high-growth businesses.

The low return environment is encouraging many UK investors to look further and increase their risk appetite. They recognise that they need to do something different to make their money work harder for them.