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An SEIS and EIS Guide to Startup Funding

A helpful guide on how to apply for SEIS and EIS.


As a tech start-up, if your business is going through a fundraising process which can be quite difficult at times, then tax-advantaged schemes such as the Seed Enterprise Investment Scheme (SEIS) and the Enterprise Investment Scheme (EIS) will certainly attract investors. Here is a simple guide for both schemes and how to obtain clearance that will satisfy investors.

SEIS AND EIS guide - what’s included

  • A guide to what the SEIS and EIS actually are, including what the investor receives
  • How to prepare for SEIS and EIS
  • Advance assurance and what you need to obtain it
  • Tips for preparing your application
  • How to gain full HMRC clearance
  • Common pitfalls relating to the EIS and SEIS, including trade dates and issuing the shares
  • Which investors can qualify
  • The five ways an investor can gain SEIS and/or EIS relief
  • Other important FAQs