I’m Kate Jackson, a lawyer and tech entrepreneur. In 2007, I co-founded my first tech business and raised investment from friends and family. I came across the Enterprise Investment Scheme (EIS) (the Seed Enterprise Scheme (SEIS) wasn’t about then) and knew that it was important for our qualifying investors to benefit from this great tax relief scheme.
However, back in 2007, the “Tech City” scene and support network didn’t exist, so finding someone that could advise me on EIS and handle the process was like finding a needle in a haystack. Some accountants and lawyers had heard of it or had basic knowledge, but in each case I realised very quickly that I had as much knowledge as they did. So, what did I do? I decided to get my head into the legislation and become an expert myself. This meant two things happened; the first being that I secured EIS tax relief for each and every business I have been involved with and second, that I began being very much in demand from fellow startups for advice and help!
I launched EIS-SEIS.com to do one thing quickly, cheaply and effectively for startups: secure advance assurances from the HMRC and deal with all the work and issues around that, so that you can focus on your startup and on getting those investors to sign on the dotted line.
Since launch, we’ve helped 100s of businesses secure EIS and SEIS, including advising the businesses that successfully fund on Crowdcube. We’d be delighted to help you too!