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The Guinness Ventures team have been investing in early-stage businesses since 2010.

Trusted by our investors to grow their capital, our award-winning investment management team are experts at sourcing opportunities in growth-stage companies and helping them unlock their significant potential.

Being truly invested in the success of the businesses we back, our impact goes beyond the financial investment as we use our resources and network to provide the companies that we invest in with the help that they need to grow.

Guinness VCT is now open for applications. Apply online here.

Our Products


Guinness VCT

Our new VCT seeks to invest in a portfolio of business that we believe provide the opportunity for growth and value appreciation. We are targeting an annual dividend of 5% from 2026.

Close date for 22/23 tax year investment: 3 April 2023

1% discount on initial fees until 31st January 2023

Apply online here.



Guinness EIS

The Guinness EIS is focused on giving investors access to a portfolio of exciting UK based growth businesses alongside the tax incentives offered by the Enterprise investment scheme.

Next close: 3rd March 2023

Guinness AIM EIS

The Guinness AIM EIS service continues our strategy of making EIS-qualifying investments in AIM-listed companies. 

The Guinness AIM EIS 2023 is open for applications until the 6th April 2023, for investment throughout the 2023/24 tax year.

Sustainable Estate Planning Service

Invest for your family's future.

Designed to help you manage potential inheritance tax liabilities and pass a greater proportion of your wealth to your family or chosen beneficiaries.

With an exclusive focus on sustainable infrastructure, we aim to deliver the target returns by investing in businesses that support the UK's transition to a low-carbon economy.


Guinness Ventures Team

At a Glance:

  • Investing in EIS qualifying in companies since 2010 
  • Investing in AIM-listed EIS qualifying companies since 2013
  • Investing in UK Sustainable Infrastructure
  • More than 180 investments and counting 
  • Focus on providing scale-up / Series A capital to exciting growth companies
  • More than £255 million assets under management

Our Portfolio Companies

Guinness Ventures Team have made over £255 million of investments since 2010, and have a breadth of experience in making, managing and exiting these investments.

Latest News

The latest news and press from Guinness Ventures, concerning new investments, fund raises and more.


26 January 2023

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23 January 2023

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18 January 2023

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Awards & Ratings

We have a firm commitment to delivering the very best. That commitment is reflected in the awards we have received, some of which are shown below.

EISA 22 Best EIS Highly Commended

Guinness EIS

Highly Commended

EISA 22 Impact Highly Commended

Guinness EIS

Highly Commended

2021 Growth Investor Most Impactful

Guinness EIS

Growth Investor Awards
Finalist - Most Impactful Investment

2021 Growth Investor Best EIS Manager

Guinness EIS and Guinness AIM EIS

Growth Investor Awards
Finalist – Best EIS Investment Manager

2021 Growth Investor AIM Portfolio Service

Guinness AIM EIS

Growth Investor Awards
Finalist – Best AIM Portfolio Service


growth investor

Guinness EIS

Growth Investor
Finalist – Best EIS Investment Manager


Guinness EIS

Investment Week


Guinness EIS

Highly commended – Best EIS Investment Exit

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