Guinness AIM EIS has made EIS qualifying investments into over 80 companies since launch in 2014. Below are a selection of prominent investee companies
Cloudcall is a cloud-based software and communications business, with has offices in Leicester and Boston (US). Founded in 2011, Cloudcall provides a system which integrates telephony systems into a company’s existing software which enables calls to be made, recorded, logged and categorised. Cloudcall is a single solution which would typically replace four systems (Switchboard, Call Recording platform, Telecoms Company and CRM integration). It is easy to deploy as does not require customers to change their phone systems, 9 is cloud based and works with many different CRM (Customer Relationship Management) systems.
Creo Medical designs and brings to market medical devices that apply microwave and radiowave energy to surgical endoscopy. Creo has developed an electrosurgical platform, CROMA, that can deliver microwave and bipolar radiofrequency through a single accessory port. This technology makes it possible to conduct endoscopic surgery by enabling miniature endoscopic devices to cut, coagulate and ablate with precision. Initial focus is on GI therapeutic endoscopy and thereafter will expand to bronchoscopy and laparoscopy. The Company has an extensive portfolio of intellectual property including 76 granted patents and 184 patents pending since 2016. Creo has received regulatory approval in Europe for RF cutting use and its first GI instrument. It is seeking FDA approval.
Applied Graphene Materials produces high quality graphene using a proprietary 'bottom up' process. The company delivers application solutions and provides dispersion and product integration expertise. Applied Graphene Materials owns the intellectual property and know-how behind this process and provide dispersion and product integration expertise, to deliver solutions for a wide range of applications.
Science in Sport plc is a leading sports nutrition company that develops, manufactures and markets sports nutrition products for professional athletes and sports enthusiasts. SiS is a strong brand in the elite athlete community - in the 2012 London Olympics, 24 medal-winning athletes or teams used SiS products. SiS was founded in 1992 and is headquartered in Hatton Garden, London. Its manufacturing facility is in Nelson, Lancashire. Scientific Digital Imaging Plc (SDI:LN)
Destiny Pharma is an established, clinical stage, innovative biotechnology company focused on the development of novel medicines that represent a new approach to the treatment of infectious disease. These potential new medicines are being developed to address the need for new drugs for the prevention and treatment of life-threatening infections caused by Antibiotic-Resistant (AR) bacteria, often referred to as ‘superbugs’. The Company has plans to develop and commercialise its pipeline and is supported by an established international collaborative network.
Belvoir was founded in February 1995 by Mike and Stephanie Goddard. Its Central Office is in Grantham, Lincolnshire. Belvoir is one of the largest specialist lettings agency franchises in the UK, with 162 outlets nationwide. Belvoir has several times been awarded the Best Lettings Agency Franchise Gold Award at the Lettings Agency of the Year Awards in association with The Sunday Times & The Times. Belvoir listed on AIM on 21 February 2012.
Gear4music is one of the largest UK based online retailers of musical instruments and music equipment. Operating from an office, showroom and distribution centre in York, the Group sells own-brand musical instruments and music equipment alongside premium third party brands including Fender, Yamaha and Gibson, to customers ranging from beginners to musical enthusiasts and professionals, in the UK and, more recently, into Europe. Having developed its own ecommerce platform, with websites covering 19 countries, the Group has rapidly expanded its database and continues to build its overseas presence.
Wey Education plc is an education group operating an established online independent secondary school in the UK. The Company initially raised £1.75 million and listed on AIM. Wey Education is a holding company of an educational group with two trading divisions. Through InterHigh the Company owns and operates a fully interactive, online independent secondary school in the UK, offering IGCSEs, 'AS' Levels and 'A' Levels. Through Wey Consultancy it operates a consultancy business, assisting parties seeking to sponsor free schools and academies.