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Ventures

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. Click here to apply

 

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Create your own reports and get up-to-date valuations on your EIS, AIM EIS and Sustainable Estate Planning investments here.

 

Our Products


 

Guinness VCT

Our 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. Early Bird Discount deadline: 31st January 2024 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: 6th March 2024

Guinness AIM EIS

Access the opportunities of the AIM market with liquidity, diversification and a strong track record. 

By investing in early stage growth companies on the AIM market, the Guinness AIM EIS can help private investors access the growth of early stage companies on the AIM market, with the added benefit of EIS Tax reliefs.

The Guinness AIM EIS 2024 is now open for applications and is targeting full investment in the 2024/25 tax year.

Close Date: 8th April 2024
 

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.

 

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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.

 

Obrizum signs a strategic partnership with BAE Systems

EIS backed Obrizum, the British defence giant has curated a platform that combines the arms of its…

The tax-free way to support a start-up

The Guinness EIS backs the photobook mobile app Popsa and the software firm Distributed, and has…

Baby Mori X Nordstrom

Baby and toddler clothing brand MORI is planning a major expansion drive via new doors, growing its…

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.

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Defaqto 5 star rating

Guinness EIS

Defacto Rating
5 Star Expert Rated

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EISA awards highly commended

Guinness EIS

EISA Awards
Highly Commended - Best EIS Investment Manager

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EISA awards 2023

Guinness EIS

EISA Awards
Finalist - EISA Impact Award

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GIA Best AIM 2022

Guinness AIM EIS

Growth Investor Awards
Finalist – Best AIM Portfolio Service

 

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GIA Most Impactful 2022

Guinness EIS

Growth Investor Awards
Finalist - Most Impactful Investment

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GIA One to watch 2022

Guinness EIS

Growth Investor Awards
Winner - One to Watch

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EISA 22 Best EIS Highly Commended

Guinness EIS

EISA 2022 Best EIS Investment Manager
Highly Commended

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EISA 22 Impact Highly Commended

Guinness EIS

EISA 2022 Impact Award
Highly Commended

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2021 Growth Investor Most Impactful

Guinness EIS

Growth Investor Awards
Finalist - Most Impactful Investment

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2021 Growth Investor Best EIS Manager

Guinness EIS and Guinness AIM EIS

Growth Investor Awards
Finalist – Best EIS Investment Manager

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2021 Growth Investor AIM Portfolio Service

Guinness AIM EIS

Growth Investor Awards
Finalist – Best AIM Portfolio Service

 

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Guinness EIS

Investment Week
Finalist

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Guinness EIS

Growth Investor
Finalist – Best EIS Investment Manager

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