EIS & VCT Showcase: Interview with Kealan Doyle

Intelligent Partnership's Guy Tolhurst interviews Kealan Doyle at this year's EIS & VCT Showcase at the London Stock Exchange. Kealan Doyle explains Symvan’s California-style approach to venture capital, saying that Europe is behind the curve but things are changing. In a conversation grounded in the venture capital industry’s shift during the last five years from an asset-backed to growth focus, he talks about Symvan Capital’s life-cycle approach from seed to later-stage funding rounds, why it focuses on B2B tech, its progressive fee structure and the “inventive streak” in the UK.

The "Spirit of EIS"

On Monday, I discussed the UK Productivity Puzzle that has bedevilled the UK for a decade (Beyond The Usual Headlines), but did not quite expect it to be prominently featured in yesterday's media coverage of the Autumn Budget. After yesterday's expected coverage (housing, students, NHS, etc.) it was frequently mentioned by the media but with apparent disregard as to why the ONS has moved their productivity trend estimates downwards. Moreover, the Chancellor seemed to get little credit for his emphasis on technology and the future rewards for Britain. Symvan deems his tightrope act to be excellent and wants access to his favourite Excel files! With seemingly nowhere to move - either within

Symvan Capital runner-up at Growth Investor Awards 2017

Symvan Capital was announced as runner-up in the 2017 Best SEIS Investment Manager category at the Growth Investor Awards 2017. Symvan Capital came a narrow second in the strongly competitive Best SEIS Investment Manager award, pipped to the post by Daedalus Partners. Symvan Capital won plaudits for its strong marketing initiatives and demonstrably successful support of investee companies. This year’s shortlist for the award, sponsored by RW Blears Solicitors, also included Deepbridge Capital, Goldfinch Entertainment, Startup Funding Club, and Worth Capital. Adam Lawrence of RW Blears Solicitors presented the award, which recognises providers specialising in Seed Enterprise Investment Scheme

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