All VCT, EIS, SEIS, and Business Relief qualifying investments are high risk and are not suitable for most clients. They are illiquid investments and Investors’ capital is at risk.

Blackfinch Ventures EIS Portfolios

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Investment Objective

To invest in a portfolio of early-stage technology businesses with a strong focus on research and innovation, giving the potential for high growth alongside reasonable exit timescales. Risk is reduced by diversifying across technology sector and company stage.

A dedicated pipeline team searches for deal flow across the UK using accelerators, networks and a cutting edge research tool to identify opportunities capable of disrupting large, growing markets. To be considered for investment, companies must have:

  • a highly motivated founding team with clear vision and strong leadership skills
  • evidence of product-market-fit through traction, often in the form of early revenues
  • a marketing plan driven by a firm grasp on customer-acquisition metrics

Through a rigorous due diligence process covering the company, technology and EIS tax status, underlying risks are identified and either mitigated or the opportunity rejected.

On investment, an UltraNED from Blackfinch’s external network of seasoned founders and industry leaders is appointed to the company’s board to add value in the form of contacts and expertise.

Exit Strategy

Portfolio company exits will typically take the form of a trade sale or in some cases an IPO, with a target timeframe of 4-7 years.

Fund Manager

Blackfinch Investments Limited is an investment specialist based in Gloucester with an ethos of delivering value through expertise and a high-quality service with transparency. An established provider of EIS, its products cover tax-efficient solutions, early-stage investing, managed portfolio services and property financing. It now has over £300 million in assets under management and administration.

For further information please visit: blackfinch.com


Fee typeFees charged to Investor
(including VAT)
Fees charged to Investee Companies (including VAT)
Initial Fee3.00%n/a
Annual Management Feen/a2.00% per annum(for 4 years only)
Performance Fee20% (with hurdle of £1.30 for every £1 invested)n/a
Other Fee Informationn/an/a
Please see the brochure for a full explanation of fees.

Kuber Specific Arrangements


For further information please do not hesitate to contact us on:
+44 (0) 20 7952 6685

Fund at a glance

Scheme Categorisation

Discretionary Managed Service

Target Return

£3 for every £1 invested

Scheme Strategy

Venture Capital EIS

Investment Sector


Target Diversification

Minimum of 10 investee companies

Nominee & Custody Arrangements

Custodian: Blackfinch Investments Limited

Nominee: Blackfinch Nominees Limited