Symvan Capital Announced As Growth Investor Awards Finalist

We are delighted that today, Symvan Capital has been shortlisted for Best SEIS Investment Manager for the 2015 Growth Investor Awards, which recognises impact beyond investment in the UK SME fund management industry. "The most innovative and impactful fund managers, investment platforms, financial advisers and wealth managers specialising in alternative investments have been shortlisted as finalists for the inaugural Growth Investor Awards - which recognise all those involved in putting investment to work in UK SMEs and enabling 'scale up' businesses to realise their full potential to create jobs and wealth...", Growth Investor Awards. Please download the full press release here. For

An Interesting Paradox: Comparing the investment risk of an SEIS portfolio with a FTSE 100 Tracker

“The real trouble with this world of ours is not that it is an unreasonable world, nor even that it is a reasonable one. The commonest kind of trouble is that it is nearly reasonable, but not quite. Life is not an illogicality; yet it is a trap for logicians. It looks just a little more mathematical and regular than it is; its exactitude is obvious, but its inexactitude is hidden; its wildness lies in wait.” Peter L. Bernstein, author of Against the Gods: The Remarkable Story of Risk The title of this article is about as counterintuitive as one can get for an equity investor. On the face of it, and quite rightly, a single Seed Enterprise Investment Scheme (SEIS) investment is at the extreme

Cognisess to Acquire Video Profiling Software Company Meet The Real Me

Following the recent investment made by the Symvan Technology SEIS Fund 2, Cognisess, a people analytics enterprise software business, announces today the completion of the acquisition of Meet The Real Me, a London-based Video Interviewing Software company providing candidates and enterprise customers with online video profiling services. Meet the Real Me will bring its global customers to the greater Cognisess organisation; the combined client base will benefit from a broader, complementary solution from a single provider. Click here to download the full press release.

Today's Budget reaction

The chancellor announced earlier today that the Pension contribution allowance for people earning over £150,000 is being reduced from £40,000 to £10,000 with the headline overall allowance remaining at £1.25 million until 6 July 2016 when it is then reduced to £1 million. Although this is in part paying for the increase in the inheritance tax threshold it really does put SEIS & EIS schemes in the spotlight. As part of a balanced investment portfolio and to maximise an individual’s tax allowance IFAs, accountants and wealth managers are now even more encouraged to explore the world previously left to the more entrepreneurial. The tax breaks are well documented with 50% income tax relief on S

Symvan Technology SEIS Fund 2 Invests in VMSme

We are pleased to announce that VMS Me Limited has received an investment from the Symvan Technology SEIS Fund 2. Prior to an initial funding round in February 2015, Symvan Capital had bolstered VMSme's management team with professionals who bring experience in delivering telco-grade solutions, and has since focused its product solution into delivering state of the art instant messaging within targeted communities of interest such as fans and followers of major broadcast sports and events. By combining experience in mobile and TV, VMSme is able to deliver an enhanced user-experience, and its product offering is now attracting interest from major rights owners and distributors of content. T

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