All about the Jenson SEIS Fund

Jenson Funding Partners (JFP) who run the Jenson SEIS fund receive over 2,00 pitches a year for funding with only a handful making it through the process to ultimately receive it.

JFP looks for businesses with scalable business models run by ambitious entrepreneurs. They favour companies with momentum in addressing market gaps with innovative and disruptive technology.

Potential investee companies must make two presentations to the Jenson investment team with the first to the review panel and the second to the investment committee.

Post-investment, either a Jenson portfolio manager or a nominated non-executive director attends board and senior management meetings. Regular contact allows the team to monitor progress and provide support when needed, prepare companies for the next stage of growth as well as help avoid common pitfalls.

Jenson’s SEIS fund is somewhat unique in that it does not charge investors fees. Instead, the fund charges investee companies 9.5% of the amount invested.


Fund Manager: Jenson Funding Partners
Tax Efficiency: SEIS
Sector Focus: Technology
Stage Focus: Pre-seed and Seed
Target Portfolio Size: 5-10 companies
Minimum Subscription: £10,000
Closing Date: Currently closed
Website: Learn more about Jenson SEIS Fund

Pros & Cons

Pro: Launched in 2012 the fund has now backed ~200 companies with some notable exits

Con: While no fees for investors is a good thing, it means the companies have less capital to put to work building the business.


Full initial fee: nil
Annual management fee: nil
Administration fee nil
Dealing fee: nil
Performance fee: 35%

Investee company fees

Initial fee: 9.5%
Due diligence fee: nil
Admin fee nil

About Jenson Funding Partners

Founded in 2012, Jenson Funding Partners has invested over £24 million in 135+ companies. It launched its first SEIS fund in 2012, making this one of the longest-running SEIS funds. To date it has 11 SEIS exits. Its EIS fund was created to offer follow-on opportunities for its SEIS fund companies.

How does SyndicateRoom's Access EIS Fund compare?

By comparison, SyndicateRoom's Access EIS fund builds investors a large portfolio of 50+ companies across all sectors, co-investing with experienced angel investors who have an average IRR of 42%. Our model is based on our proprietary analysis of the UK startup market, which showed that on average, the market grows by 28% each year. With large portfolios, and a large network of angels providing access to the best deals, earlier, we aim to replicate that annual growth for our investors while mitigating risk. This data-driven approach aims to work around the limitations of a single fund manager attempting to pick winners.

Our minimum investment is £5,000.

Fund Manager: SyndicateRoom
Tax Efficiency: EIS
Sector Focus: Sector Agnostic
Stage Focus: Early-stage
Target Portfolio Size: 50+ companies
Minimum Subscription: £5,000
Closing Date: Evergreen
Website: Learn more about the Access EIS Fund
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