EIS News

UKTN | May '21

Britain SaaS startup ContentCal raises £4.5M to help businesses create quality content
London-based marketing technology platform ContentCal is an intuitive and simple platform for content planning, creation, collaboration, and publishing. The company just secured $6.2 million (nearly £4.5 million) in a Series A funding round led by Guinness Asset Management and Fuel Ventures.

UKTN | May '21

AI driven talent acquisition platform bags £5M from London VC Guinness Asset Management
London-based Distributed, an AI-based tech talent resourcing platform, has secured £5 million in a Series A funding round led by Guinness Asset Management, bringing its total funding to date to over £9 million.

privateequitywire | Apr '21

LOKE raises GBP2.85m Series A investment
Hospitality technology platform LOKE has raised £2.85 million in a funding round led by Guinness Asset Management.

Guinness EIS | Apr '21

Guinness EIS 2020-21 Investments
The Guinness EIS made fourteen investments on behalf of investors in the 2020/21 tax year. We provide a brief overview of each Investee Company in this document.

privateequitywire | Apr '21

Tailify raises GBP3.7m Series A investment
Tailify, a full service influencer marketing company, has secured Series A funding from Guinness Asset Management, supported by existing investors. The Series A investment follows three years of fast growth, and will help accelerate product development, expand the team and respond to demand for international expansion. As part of the investment, Guinness Fund Manager Ashley Abrahams will join the board of directors alongside the existing team.

UKTN | Mar '21

Tech for good: Bristol-based Neighbourly bags £3M to connect businesses with local charities
Guinness EIS investee company Neighbourly has raised £3 million in its latest Series A funding round. The investment will be used by Neighbourly to accelerate product development, expand the team and respond to demand for international expansion. As part of the investment, Guinness EIS Fund Manager Ashley Abrahams will join the board of directors alongside the existing team.

Press Release | Jan '21

Guinness EIS Press Release – Pasta Evangelists
Guinness EIS portfolio company Pasta Evangelists acquired by Barilla.

Bright Minds Daycare | Oct '20

Bright Minds to open brand new nursery in Codsall
Guinness EIS investee company Bright Minds Daycare to open brand new nursey in Codsall.

Global Pricing Innovations | Sep '20

GPI Team have abstract accepted for #VirtualISPOREurope2020
Guinness EIS portfolio company Global Pricing Innovations have their abstract accepted for the Virtual ISPOR Europe 2020 Conference.

Food & Farming Technology | Sep '20

Interview: James Lloyd-Jones, CEO & founder, Jones Food Company
Vertical farming start-up Jones Food Company continues its rapid rise following Ocado’s decision to increase its holding in the company – so what’s next?

Draper & Dash | Sep '20

Covid Second Wave and Draper & Dash’s Health Data Science Platform
Healthcare, Second wave and RO predictive modelling with advanced data science in the NHS: the health data science platform.

The Sunday Times | Sep '20

Popsa is featured in The Sunday Times’ Tech Track 100 as one of 10 “Ones To Watch” amongst the fastest growing companies in technology
Guinness EIS portfolio company Popsa features in The Sunday Times’ Tech Track 100 as one of the 10 “Ones to Watch” amongst the fastest growing companies in technology.

Coniq | Sep '20

London Designer Outlet Selects Coniq to Improve Customer Experience and Loyalty
Coniq’s Total Customer Engagement Platform will enable London Designer Outlet to develop and run a world-class data-driven loyalty program.

Blu Wireless | Sep '20

Blu Wireless’s mmWave network at Liverpool: the most significant vertical sector deployment by a vendor
Blu Wireless’s mmWave network, as part of Liverpool’s Connecting Health and Social Care programme, has been announced as the most significant vertical sector deployment by a vendor, alongside consortium partner Broadway Partners, at the recent 5G Realised conference.

BibliU | Aug '20

BibliU sign largest free eTextbook program in the US with the University of Phoenix
BibliU has partnered with the University of Phoenix to provide digital textbooks to its c. 100,000 students and staff, the biggest program of its kind in the United States.

baby awards 2020 | Aug '20

MORI nominated for two categories at the Baby Awards 2020: Best Baby Fashion Brand & Best Online Retailer
Guinness EIS investee company MORI nominated for two categories at the Baby Awards 2020: Best Baby Fashion Brand & Best Online Retailer.

Thiis. | Jul '20

Trade talk: Q&A with Sumi Wang, CEO of eFOLDi
Fresh off the back of securing a £2.5 million investment from Guinness Asset Management, eFOLDi’s CEO Sumi Wang discusses the next steps for the ambitious mobility start-up.

Pasta Evangelists | Jul '20

Pasta Evangelists Presents: ITALY AT HOME
Guinness EIS portfolio company Pasta Evangelists presents ‘Italy at Home’.

BDaily News | Jun '20

London baby clothing firm quadruples growth with record June revenues
London baby clothing company MORI has reported that it quadrupled its growth during lockdown. The Guinness EIS portfolio company, which operates online, saw its year-to-date revenues in June exceed revenues for the entire year of 2019.

The Drum | May '20

Is Fifty.io a future giant?
Guinness EIS investee company Fifty features in Chris Sutcliffe’s piece for The Drum.

Thiis. | May '20

Manufacturer behind innovative eFOLDi secures £2.5m investment as it looks to a “new horizon”
Suntech UK, the company behind the award-winning eFOLDi mobility scooter, has secured a £2.5 million investment from Guinness Asset Management to fuel its next stage of growth.

Finextra | May '20

Push Technology teams with user interface outfit Baker Technology
Push Technology, the pioneer and leader in real-time data streaming and messaging solutions, today announced a partnership with Baker Technology, a specialist user interface software engineering firm.

Cellar & Co | May '20

Wine Market Review May 2020: Key indices holding up
Guinness EIS portfolio company Cellar & Co gives its wine market review for May 2020.

imagen | May '20

Imagen Recognized by SIIA as Best Content Management Platform and Best Overall Business Technology Solution
Guinness EIS portfolio company Imagen has been named the best content management platform of 2020 and best overall business technology solution as part of the annual SIIA CODiE Awards. The prestigious CODiE Awards recognize the companies producing the most innovative business technology products across the country and around the world.

LondonTechWatch | Apr '20

These 10 London Startups Raised the Most Capital in April 2020
Guinness EIS portfolio company Push Technology features amongst the 10 London startups that raised the most capital in April 2020.

EdSurge | Apr '20

BibliU Raises $10 Million to Scale Online Textbooks
Guinness EIS portfolio company BibliU raises $10 million to scale online textbooks.

The Evening Standard | Apr '20

Pasta in the post: The Italian restaurants and delis delivering fresh pasta to your door
Guinness EIS portfolio company Pasta Evangelists features in The Evening Standard.

CrowdFund Insider | Mar '20

Overfunding: Online Service Marketplace Bidvine Quickly Surpasses £2.75 Million Funding Target on Seedrs
Bidvine, a UK-based online service marketplace, has successfully secured its initial £2.75 million funding target through its equity crowdfunding campaign on Seedrs.

CFS Care | Mar '20

CFS Care Receive Glowing Ofsted Report
CFS Care received a glowing report from Ofsted, following their first-ever inspection as an Ofsted registered care provider.

Health Tech Digital | Mar '20

Draper & Dash Expands COVID-19 Response Support and Provides Solution to Enable Readiness for Future Demands
Draper & Dash (D&D), a leading provider of data and analytics technology and support services to healthcare organisations, announces that multiple client sites are already using its new COVID-19 Impact Assessment Tool (IAT) and COVID-19 testing surveillance tool kit to support front line staff.

Great British Entrepreneur Awards | Mar '20

15 education entrepreneurs to watch in 2020
Naimish Gohil is the founder of the school improvement and classroom management software, Satchel. Naimish was driven by the desire to unite parents, students and teachers, aiming to solve some of the technology issues within the teaching process. Their flagship product ‘Show My Homework’ creates online timetables, seating plans and student progress, and is used in over 16,000 schools.

The Guardian | Mar '20

Private health firm to create 10,000 new jobs for carers
Private healthcare company Cera Care to create 10,000 new jobs for home carers to support elderly or vulnerable people during the coronavirus outbreak, and to provide work for those who have lost their jobs.

mobihealthcare | Feb '20

Cera launches SmartCare technology nationwide following $70 million financing boost
Technology-powered home care provider Cera Care announces the launch of its SmartCare technology in the UK after securing a $70 million financing boost.

Business Insider | Feb '20

Wolf & Badger smashes £10m sales milestone as it marks 10th anniversary
In 2019, the fashion retailer’s online sales skyrocketed 59% year-on-year to £10.5m.

Business Insider | Jan '20

Wolf & Badger Delivers Robust Financial Results for 2019
A consistent rise in overall global sales and strong performance from its flagship stores in London and New York secured Wolf & Badger another year of growing full-year revenues and record sales figures in 2019.

aptem. | Dec '19

MWS Technology Wins EducationInvestor Award
Guinness EIS portfolio company MWS Technology wins EducationInvestor Award.

Sivers IMA | Nov '19

Sivers IMA signs supply agreement with Blu Wireless
Sivers IMA announces that it has signed an agreement with partner Blu Wireless Technology Ltd (Blu Wireless) for the delivery of radio modules for unlicensed mmWave 5G wireless communication markets such as FWA (Fixed Wireless Access) and track-to-train. First deployments of Blu Wireless’ track-to-train solution are planned during the first quarter of 2020.

imagen | Oct '19

Imagen wins Broadcast Tech Innovation Award
Imagen announced as the winner of the “Best Archive Transformation Project” for their work with IMG on the Premier League Archive.

The Sunday Times | Sep '19

Gravity named in The Sunday Times Fast Track 100
Guinness EIS portfolio company Gravity named in The Sunday Times Fast Track 100.

mobihealthnews | Jul '19

VitalityHealth partners with Doctify, Clinerion expands patient network explorer coverage into Chile
Health insurer VitalityHealth has partnered with Doctify, a leading online review and booking platform for medical consultants, to develop ‘Vitality Specialist Finder’, a website where members can refine their search for doctors by speciality, rating and location, leave reviews and book appointments 24 hours a day.

Sky | Jun '19

World’s first sustainable land-based prawn farm launches in Scotland
The world’s first sustainable land-based, clean water prawn farm is launching in Scotland, that aims to deliver prawns from tank to plate within 24 hours, with no need for freezing or air miles.

Press release | May '19

Blu Wireless raises $16.6m
The investment will be used to scale the worldwide deployment of devices exploiting Blu Wireless’s HYDRA mmWave technology across a range of 5G applications.

Exhibition News | Apr '19

Event tech start-up HeadBox expands into Ireland
Fast-growing event tech company HeadBox launches its new meetings and events platform in Ireland.

BizPlus | Apr '19

Headbox Lists 800 Venues At Launch
British event booking platform Headbox introduces its online marketplace for event venues into Ireland.

GBI | Apr '19

The Exiteers | Gear4Music
GBI reports on the successful exit of Gear4Music.

Thriva | Mar '19

Meet the women of Thriva
Guinness EIS portfolio company introduces the women of Thriva

Sportsvideo | Jan '19

Imagen Grows as Recipient of £6.5 Million in Funding
Imagen, a leading provider of video management technology announces new funding.

Current | Jun '18

Jones Food Company to Launch Europe’s Largest Indoor Farm
Jones Food, a company supported by Guinness Asset Management’s EIS, has announced that construction is underway toward building one of the world’s largest indoor farms

Press release | Apr '18

Guinness AIM EIS closed for new investment
The annual close for the AIM EIS has now taken place on 6th April 2018. We will now begin deploying assets in a portfolio of AIM listed stocks that qualify for EIS reliefs throughout the 2018/19 tax year. Investors will receive one EIS 5 certificate as this is an HMRC approved fund.

Press release | Apr '18

Guinness EIS for 2017/18 is now fully invested
Guinness Asset Management are please to announce that all applications received before the 2017/18 investment deadline back in February have now been fully invested

Press release | Sep '17

Allenbridge Review
The updated Allenbridge Review is now available. The 3rd party independent review of the Guinness EIS has been updated to reflect the growth in Guinness Assets Under Management and the target 2017/18 fundraise of £40m. Please see attached the updated document.

The Telegraph | Jun '17

Guinness EIS Investee company in the news
Gravity, a company supported by Guinness Asset Management’s EIS talk to the Telegraph about establishing the business

Press release | Oct '16

Guinness EIS open for investment
Guinness Asset Management announces that its EIS offering (“Guinness EIS”) is now open for investment. This is a discretionary managed service that will invest in asset backed companies to prioritise capital preservation.

PennEnergy | Jul '16

EvoEnergy completes UK’s fourth largest rooftop solar
Commercial solar PV developer EvoEnergy has completed the fourth largest rooftop PV system in the UK for Lyreco and Guinness Asset Management

Solar Power Portal | Sep '15

PerPetum and Larimin install 1.8MW rooftop solar project
Larimin, a company supported by Guinness Asset Management’s EIS, have taken ownership of a large solar installation on the roof of steel manufacturer ParkerSteel’s Shoreham manufacturing facility.

Business Green | Aug '15

EvoEnergy’s massive rooftop solar installation
Addison Energy Limited, a company funded by Guinness Asset Management’s EIS service, will own and operate EvoEnergy’s latest solar installation as part of a 20-year Power Purchase Agreement (PPA).

Money Observer | Jan '15

Invest in hydro EIS while you can
Michael Trudeau investigates the opportunity for investing in hydro EIS schemes before they fall out of EIS scope.

Press release | Oct '14

Guinness Asset Management announces the launch of Guinness EIS 6
Guinness EIS 6 is now open for investment. This is a discretionary managed service that will invest in UK Sustainable Energy companies through the tax-efficient EIS structure.

Investment Week | Feb '14

Alternative energy recovery only just starting
Edward Guinness says alternative energy is only just starting to recover properly from the 2008 crisis, creating opportunities for investors.

Guardian | Dec '13

Windfall profits for 2013’s best fund

Patrick Collinson discusses Guinness Alternative Energy Fund’s power-packed returns from wind and solar investments

Press release | Sep '13

Guinness Asset Management launches Guinness EIS 5 to invest in UK Sustainable Energy companies
Guinness EIS 5 is now open for investment. This is a discretionary managed service that will invest in UK Sustainable Energy companies through the tax-efficient EIS structure.

Investment Compass | Jun '13

VIDEO: Straight talk with Tim Guinness
Tim Guinness considers why now might be a good time to consider investing in energy stocks.

The Energy Report | Mar '13

Timing a Roaring Return in Alternative Energy Stocks
Edward Guinness and Ian Mortimer discuss the potential returns from Alternative Energy stocks.

Fundweb | Mar '13

Energy offers solid inflation hedge
The future for energy equities looks exciting as many are on single-digit price/earnings and their upside is largely overlooked.

Press release | Oct '12

Guinness Asset Management announces the launch of Guinness EIS 4
Guinness EIS 4 is now open for investment. This is a discretionary managed service that will invest in UK Sustainable Energy companies through the tax-efficient EIS structure.