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TrendScout and the World of Upcoming Tech Unicorns

Posted by Ilayda Taze on May 15, 2019 1:37:56 PM

The Enterprise Investment Scheme

Introduced in 1994 by the UK government, the Enterprise Investment Scheme (EIS) is a tax-efficient investment to incentivize investment into smaller UK companies. It is designed to help smaller, but high growth potential companies raise capital by offering tax relief to investors who invest in such companies by buying their shares. This creates a win-win situation both for smaller companies as they are able to generate finances to fund their growth and investors who can invest up to £1,000,000 per person per year in qualifying companies.

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Topics: EIS, startup, unicorn

Can you spot London's next tech unicorn?

Posted by Ilayda Taze on Apr 30, 2019 3:57:31 PM

The UK has recently overtaken San Francisco in terms of tech start-ups. According to a new study conducted by GP Bullhound, London is home to more unicorn technology companies than any other European city. As of this year the city is home to 13 Unicorns and figures released in 2018 showed that the wider UK has created 60 unicorn tech startups overall since 1990.

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Topics: investment, startup, tech, unicorn