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SFC Capital

SEIS investments in innovative businesses

Investing today in the innovations of tomorrow.

01About us

SFC is a leading early-stage investment firm providing capital and support to British startups. By combining its Angel Network and Seed Funds, SFC has created a unique model that allows investors to get exposure to SEIS and EIS eligible businesses, either directly or through a diversified portfolio curated and managed by our expert team. Backed by an impeccable track record and recognised by Pitchbook as the UK's most active VC, SFC has partnered with the likes of British Business Investments to bring innovation forward.

02In the press

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SFC Capital's COO Angelika Burawska discusses diversity and inclusion in venture capital, and access to funding for female and BAME founders on Al Jazeera.
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03Our philosophy

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We are a ‘people business’ and look to build long-term relationships with entrepreneurs and investors. We are looking for teams that combine expertise with the right entrepreneurial mindset to build successful companies that will deliver significant returns to investors and a positive impact to the world. Diversity is at the core of our strategy and we invest in high-potential founders regardless of their background. SFC is a signatory to the HM Treasury’s “Investing In Women Code” and we are committed to support the advancement of all forms of entrepreneurship in the UK.

04We invested in

Cognism Case Study

www.cognism.com

Cognism is a machine-learning platform for the real time curation of content and leads, turning news and social change into actionable sales opportunities. Formed in 2015 by lead entrepreneurs James Isilay and Stjepan Buljat, the company helps accelerate sales and recruitment leads. The team put in place an end-to- end sales-acceleration solution that provides sales organisations with a more efficient way to prospect. Since its inception, Cognism has closed multiple funding rounds and shown exceptional growth for its young age.

Transcend Packaging Case Study

www.transcendpackaging.com

With increasing pressure from consumers and governments to tackle plastic pollution and, more specifically, single-use plastics in packaging, the world is in need of eco-friendly innovators. In 2017, the team behind Transcend Packaging embarked on an ambitious mission to provide sustainable packaging solutions to customers in the food and beverage, confectionary, and health and beauty industries. The company has vowed to make that change through innovation and a commitment toward packaging products in an environmentally responsible manner, which has already attracted the attention of fast food giant McDonald’s amongst others.

Onfido Case Study

www.onfido.com

Onfido is an AI driven background check company founded by three Oxford University graduates in 2012. While still in pre-product, pre-revenue stage, the team raised over £100,000 of funding from SFC’s Angel Network. Since then, the company has grown to have over a hundred employees, set its presence in the United States, and reached an annual turnover of £5M. With accounts such as Uber and airBnB, Onfido has quickly built its dominating position on the market and secured over £50M in funding, multiplying its original valuation by over 80 times.

05Fund investment opportunities

Investing through a fund allows investors to diversify their portfolio and mitigate some of the risks associated with early-stage businesses. SFC advises one of the most active Seed investment funds in the UK, which has made over 180 investments to date. Investors get exposure to at least 10 high-potential innovative companies and receive full SEIS and EIS tax relief on their investment (subject to individual circumstances). Investors should note that investment in early-stage companies, even where diversified within a fund, carries a higher risk than more established companies.
SFC Angel Fund VIII EIS SFC Angel Fund VIII EIS

SFC Angel Fund VIII EIS

Invest in the Top 10% performers of SFC’s existing portfolio.
Raising £10m EIS
SFC Angel Fund IX SEIS SFC Angel Fund IX SEIS

SFC Angel Fund IX SEIS

Invest in a portfolio of innovative new businesses across the UK
Raising £20M SEIS

06Direct investment opportunities

Direct investments are for business angels looking to cherry-pick opportunities and invest directly into companies under their own name. Direct investors are responsible for their own investment decisions and SFC will assist in the process both before and after the investment. Our opportunities are all SEIS or EIS-eligible. Investors should note that investment in early-stage companies carries a higher risk than more established companies and tax reliefs depend on circumstances.
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Butlr

Smart ordering platform across bars, pubs and restaurants. Seamless experience.
Raising £300,000 SEIS/EIS

07Blog & News

The Beauty Accelerator™ 2021

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What to do after you've secured seed investment

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What to do after you've secured investment

Why you need a co-founder and why it matters

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Why you need a co-founder and why it matters

EdTech is not all about the kids

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08Partners

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