Providing ‘scale-up’ capital to accelerate the commercialisation of the best performing UK-based businesses in the field of robotics, automation, AI and driverless vehicles.
Robotics & AI are ‘generalist technologies’ that deliver transformative value-generation across almost all sectors of the economy (just as previous generalist technologies such as steam, electricity or and the Internet have done in the past.) The fund seeks to give investors access to this important investment theme.
Due to the early-stage nature of the Fund’s investments, a clear exit strategy has to be implemented.
There will be a premium on automation over the forthcoming five years in Western economies as the population ages and economic immigration becomes more restricted. Consequently we have seen an acceleration of M&A activity for the best performing robotics and AI businesses, leading to potential for extremely attractive portfolio returns.
The exit strategy of the fund is to realise individual investments following the EIS 3-year holding period either via a secondary share sale (to another fund), or trade sale, or IPO. In practice this period could be longer, and since the Fund has an anticipated life of five years Investors may be unable to achieve a return on investments made for their account before that time.
The Scale-Up Fund is new so there have not been any exits yet. However the fund’s investment team does have a track record of delivering substantial exits for investors.
Sapphire Capital Partners LLP is a multi-awardwinning firm based in London and Belfast which specialises in SEIS and EIS funds. Sapphire currently manages over fifteen SEIS and EIS funds across a wide variety of sectors, bringing the partners’ expertise in investment management, corporate finance, accounting and taxation to the funds in the most cost-effective way possible.
Britbots is an investment management and mentoring business focussed on robotics, AI, automation and autonomous vehicles. We currently oversee a portfolio of eighteen highgrowth companies on behalf of funds raised from individual investors via tax-efficient schemes.
3.9% of funds invested
Investee companies each pay c.£1,000 per quarter for fund administration and mentoring.
25% of uplift over invested amount (typically paid by investee companies via warrants).
Kuber Special Arrangements
Kuber receives a fundraising fee of 2.5% from the Manager. Kuber will return this fee to Investors by applying it to their Subscription amount thereby increasing their Investment.
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