Our fund investment strategy

We have developed our investment strategy with a long-term view. Allowing investors to take advantage of a growth-focused and diversified investment portfolio.

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The fund invests in SEIS & EIS qualifying UK early stage startups. Nova’s Venture Studio will take the founder from an initial idea to discovering its market and building the product. Nova builds a dedicated team around startups which explores, validates & scales founders and their ideas. The team includes software and hardware engineers, marketing and finance specialists, designers, project managers, and others as needed.

The Fund seeks to offer investors a diversified exposure of a minimum of ten investee companies each of which is engaged in solving proven problems with the use of a digital solution. It is envisaged that each subscription will be deployed across each investee company on a diversified basis, at the discretion of Nova Growth Capital Limited and Sapphire Capital Partners.

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What makes Nova stand out?

Nova is a venture studio specialising in building early stage, knowledge intensive, EIS & SEIS eligible technology businesses. Nova does this with a unique empathy toward those sitting on both sides of the table, both investors and business founders.

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Nova seeks to use a blend of technology and in person events to source potential founders. This gives Nova the capability to perform real “in-person” due diligence on their entrepreneurs before it co-invests, it allows Nova to understand and model the performance funnel and gives Nova control of deal flow. Nova typically invests into less than 1% of the opportunities it sees.

As opposed to many investment houses, Nova has an operating model that is proven to improve the performance of early stage ventures. They have an enviable track record of both investing in and also co-founding successful early stage businesses with entrepreneurial founders for over 10 years now.

Being able to leverage Nova’s ‘Venture Building’ business model gives Nova Growth Capital the ability to offer investors a direct route to the large and varied portfolio spread of growth focused technology start-ups.

SEIS & EIS tax incentives

The companies the fund invest in are expected to be SEIS-EIS-qualifying, which makes the fund SEIS-EIS suitable for qualifying clients who would potentially benefit from the following
tax reliefs:

  • Up to 30% income tax relief (50% for SEIS)

  • Tax-free investment growth

  • Capital gains deferral (or 50% capital gains tax exemption for SEIS)

  • Inheritance tax relief

  • Loss relief

Invest in Nova’s SEIS & EIS fund

For the last 12 years we have been nurturing and investing in growth focused SEIS and EIS tech startups.

View and download our investment guides and reports

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RISK WARNING
Please read our full risk warning and disclaimer: https://invest.novagrowthcapital.co.uk/risk

Investments of this nature carry risks to your capital. The risks include illiquidity where shares may not be able to be sold easily, lack of dividends and dilution. Past performance is not indicative of future returns. Investors should only invest a proportion of their available investment funds into Nova Cofoundery SEIS & EIS Fund as these investments are high risk.

The availability of any tax relief, including EIS and SEIS, depends on the individual circumstances of each investor and of the company concerned, is only available for UK investors in qualifying companies and may be subject to change in the future. If you are in any doubt about the availability of any tax reliefs, or the tax treatment of your investment, you should obtain independent tax advice before proceeding with your investment.

Nova Growth Capital Limited is a private limited company registered in England and Wales (Company Number 11591402). Nova Growth Capital Limited (FRN 826519) is an Appointed Representative of Sapphire Capital Partners LLP (FRN 565716), who are authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority.

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FUND INVESTMENT FEES
5% initial fees and 2% annual fees paid by the Fund Investee Companies, resulting in 100% allocation of investment for tax reliefs with no additional fees. 20% performance fee only once on original investments that return over 150%.

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