The QVentures Pre-Seed SEIS Fund

The QVentures Pre-Seed Venture Fund aims to build a portfolio of early-stage technology companies that are SEIS eligible. The team focuses on backing domain experts that are addressing growing opportunities in large addressable markets and who have a clear path to profitability or exit.

The main criteria the team keeps in mind when conducting due diligence is laid out below:

  • Next-generation technology companies addressing the problems of tomorrow.
  • Most likel working on Marketplaces, Consumer Tech, or Enterprise SaaS
  • High-quality management teams with articulate, innovative, and passionate founders.
  • Opportunities in large and growing addressable markets.
  • Clear path to profitability or exit.
  • Valuations £500k to £4m.
  • Sourced from its bespoke network of co-investors.

Once the fund has invested in a business the QVentures team work closely with the companies founders to plan out key milestones in launching their products, building early user traction and working towards follow on rounds.


Fund Manager: QVentures
Tax Efficiency: SEIS
Sector Focus: Marketplaces, Consumer Tech, Enterprise SaaS
Stage Focus: Pre-seed
Target Portfolio Size: 10-15 companies
Minimum Subscription: £50,000
Closing Date: Currently closed
Website: The QVentures Pre-Seed SEIS Fund

Pros & Cons

Pro: A large network from which to source investment opportunities and a detailed due diligence process. On the lower side of fees for investors.

Con: High fees for companies leads to less working capital available to build the business.


Full initial fee: nil
Processing fee: 0.1%
Administration fee 1% per annum
Dealing fee: Charged on disposal of company shares (£350 ÷ no. Investors) + £2.50
Performance fee: 25%

Investee company fees

Subscription: 5%
Annual monitoring: 2%

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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