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EIS Crowdfunding Opportunities


Premium businessagent.com 2018 EIS
Business Agent* is an FCA approved aggregation and rating portal for equity and debt crowdfunding investments. AIM is shrinking, legacy stock markets are too expensive to maintain and do not serve the requirements of SMEs, banks are closing branches, lending less and are paying little or no interest to investors. As a result of this there is a huge growth in equity crowdfunding and P2P lending which has seen the launch of hundreds of alternative lenders & platforms that has created a new c.£3bn marketplace, expanding at 66% p.a. There is no single portal or trusted ratings index for investors to compare on a like for like basis and no secondary market to facilitate exits.   * NextFin is the new trading name of Business Agent Ltd The solution NextFin aggregates equity and debt crowdfunding investments to create the alternative finance marketplace. This makes it easy for investors and lenders to find and compare opportunities by presenting all investment offerings in one place. With the addition of a free of charge ratings service investors will be able to view ratings of every equity crowdfunding pitch, every P2P site, and every equity crowdfunding site. NextFin’s technology will constantly track these companies and investments providing the investor real-time intelligence on which to base investment decisions. The platforms and entrepreneurs will be self promoting and marketing their ratings driving thousands of visitors a month to the NextFin site, in the same way businesses refer their potential clients to Trip Advisor and Trustpilot. There is an estimated 10 million website/platform visitors per month across the whole of the alternative finance market. NextFin is targeting to direct 5% of this highly profiled traffic to its platform from which it will earn between £5-£8 per click from advertisers and partners. In addition an in-house brokerage service also earns between 1%-6% commissions on loan placements. A future revenue stream (not featured in the financials) will be developed once visitor traffic reaches critical mass. This will see Nextfin being able to realise the full value of its captured ratings data and visitor traffic by launching a secondary market, which is estimated to be a £5bn marketplace. NextFin is raising £500k at a pre-money valuation of £800k to: • Acquire CrowdRating for a non cash consideration of 20% equity• Develop P2P and Equity site ratings• Expand the management, infrastructure and marketing resource• Increase visitor traffic to 6m a year via rating referrals Owing to the size of the market and rapid growth of the industry, enterprise valuations in alternative finance are based on visitor traffic, market share and registered users. Recent published valuations of companies with visitor traffic of over 6m per year are in excess of £70m. NextFin is the market leading aggregator and has first mover advantage. It has the potential to exceed these valuations because it is the whole of market aggregator and is currently the only ratings service provider as it grows to achieve 500,000 visitors p.m.
investment: £182,310 target: £249,772
status: Active 12 days
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Premium Blend Media Technology EIS
Creating immersive 360-degree experiences that can be viewed on any smart device to engage and attract customers to platforms. Blend Media allows customers to build digital media solutions within minutes by using 'drag and drop' tools. Blend Media has been trading for over 2.5 years and has already provided its technology to more than 30 businesses. The company's customers include NASA, Google, Facebook, Universal Music, Deloitte and L’Oréal amongst many others. Revenue is generated via licensing and subscription fees.
investment: £428,040 target: £800,000 pre-money valuation: £5,000,000
status: Active 21 days
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Premium Figaroo Leisure and Tourism EIS SEIS
Offering access to VIP experiences by connecting club goers and club promoters together through invite-only. Figaroo has created a technological solution for club owners to promote luxurious and exclusive nights for those looking to spend extra money for access to memorable areas and locations. Figaroo has already received 835 access requests and is in currently in discussion to expand their services to 20 cities, including Madrid and Milan. Their app can track a user's spending habits, how often they tend to go out and which clubs they frequently visit. This data can assist club promoters in ensuring they allocate funds at the right time and venues to attract their desired target audience.
investment: £45,010 target: £90,000 pre-money valuation: £600,000
status: Active 11 days
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Premium British Pearl Property Housing and Property EIS
A FCA-authorised property investment platform allowing investors to back properties and in return receive interest on their capital. British Pearl aims to make the process affordable by allowing shareholders and lenders to become property owners or mortgage providers with minimum investments of £100. The company also offer a Resale Market, which means individual properties can be classed as liquid assets. Here, users can trade loans and shares they hold in properties. Multiple property types are available on the platform, including residential, commercial, refurbishments, developments, new builds and high yield sites. British Pearl performs industry-level due diligence to property investments on their service and aid developers in acquiring equity and debt capital to create additional sales channels. British Pearl launched 3 months ago and has since raised more than £4.6m in equity funding, in addition to having access to an underwriter to purchase properties valued at over £2m. The company has more than 1,000 users on the platform and is currently in the process of increasing their marketing channels. British Pearl has been listed in Her Majesty’s Treasury's Top 100 UK FinTech companies and has been featured in numerous publications, such as the BBC, The Times, The Independent and Daily Mail. Revenue is generated via two types of fees charged to investors and property managers at certain stages of the investment lifecycle. Investors will be charged a one-off participation fee of 2% when entering as a Share Investor and a success fee of 20% on any profits accrued. Loan Investors on the Resale Market will be charged early exit fees of 0.5% on loans and 1% on shares. From this, British Pearl aims to generate 5-10% on all capital investments, dependant on investment performance and investment type. Crowdfunding investment funds will be allocated towards upgrading the website features and products, marketing campaigns, increasing the number of property listings available and providing professional services to clients.
investment: £2,086,908 target: £2,067,523 pre-money valuation: £18,457,959
status: Extended 9 days
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Making wine more accessible by using smart technology to deliver it to customer homes. sipp's range consists of more than 140 wines and the company has over 3,000 customers that have placed more than 7,000 orders. This has resulted in over 47,000 bottles sold since launching in July 2017. The sipp app offers customers’ insights into the origin of the wine by scanning the bottle label; customers can also re-purchase the same wine via this method. Profit is generated via wine sales and subscription services. The sippCLUB service allows customers to receive 3 bottles of wine every month for £29, including delivery. The company also offers single bottles of wine that can be purchased through the website, or app without a subscription. Funds are being raised to scale the business further by investing in marketing campaigns to increase brand awareness and acquire more customers. By 2021, sipp aims to serve over 100,000 users on its platform. In addition, contributions will be used to develop their proprietary technology further.
investment: £345,191 target: £300,003 pre-money valuation: £3,480,159
status: Extended 26 days
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 AskIf is platform that provides loan funding to small businesses. Each borrower has one or more relationship managers they can talk to. They are collecting data around social impact and are planning on monetising the data within their own business model and also to external stakeholders. AskIf will use the funding to expand referral partnership, increase the amount of their lending partners that are using the platform, make strong relationships to bring in new tech resource in house and bring in loan capital. 
investment: £668,753 target: £399,995 pre-money valuation: £3,001,323
status: Extended
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KiteEdge's Apex Technology EIS
Kite edge has created a cognitive search service which has been built to specifically meet the needs of asset managers. Individuals can search and set up feeds that draw insight from their specific work (email, news, investment research, internal documents)
investment: £433,000 target: £600,000 pre-money valuation: £2,694,893
status: Funded
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SEVEN BRO7HERS Catering, Food and Drink EIS
A craft brewery from Salford, Manchester specialising in producing beers for those new to drinking the beverage. Seven Bro7hers sell their products through many channels. This includes at retailers such as Booths and Co-Op, restaurants, airports, hotels and train stations. Seven Bro7hers opened their first beer house in December 2016 and quickly moved their business into a new brewery by October 2017. Revenue has increased from £204k to £708k between 2016 and 2017. Since establishing the company in 2014, their brewing capability has increased from 1,600L to 2,340L and their fermenting capacity increased from 5,000L to 32,500L. Investment is sought to open 4 more beer houses, which will become an essential core to the business. These will provide high gross margins with clients through vertical integration.
investment: £335,160 target: £500,000 pre-money valuation: £8,000,000
status: Active 14 days
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Cloud-based SaaS software with the purpose of efficiently generating corporate management reports to reduce operational costs and improve data quality. Synapse's service can be implemented into pre-existing financial reporting systems to produce automated reports, even in large companies. Customers include Lloyds Bank, who have signed a 2-year term and the Bank of England have contacted Synapse to potentially integrate the system.
investment: £786,884 target: £900,010
status: Active 14 days
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The largest built database comprised of residential and commercial properties in the UK, collated from over 500 reputable sources. Nimbus has information for more than 25m leasehold and freehold properties, in addition to 900k unregistered sites, which can all be easily viewed on a digital map. The company expects their current user base of 5.5k to increase to 240k by 2021 and their monthly sales to grow at a similar rate from £92k in April 2018.
investment: £366,030 target: £252,000
status: Extended 14 days
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Hawkins & Brimble Consumer Products EIS
An award-winning grooming brand for men offering natural male beauty products, with the aim of becoming a global market leader. Hawkins & Brimble's range consists of 19 products sold in major retailers such as Sainsbury's, Boots and Etos, as well as in 10 countries around the world. In the year-to-date, the business has achieved revenues of more than £1.3m and has seen a YoY sales increase of over 100%. The 2018 Lloyds Bank National Business Awards has shortlisted the CEO of Hawkins & Brimble, Stephen Shortt, for The Duke of York New Entrepreneur of the Year Award. The brand has been featured in numerous publications including GQ, The Guardian and Shortlist Magazine. Hawkins & Brimble is currently sold in Norway, The Netherlands, China, South Africa and many other countries. The brand has registered its trademark in the EU, USA, and China. The company has recently signed a contract to sell their products in India and are currently in discussions with Brazil and Germany to launch their range in 2018/19.
investment: £133,600 target: £250,000 pre-money valuation: £4,000,000
status: Active 4 days
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Pertinax Pharma Medical EIS
Infections can be reduced and patient quality of life can be improved by using antimicrobial wound care materials developed by Pertinax. In vitro studies have already been performed using the company's development across multiple applications.
investment: £616,916 target: £699,997 pre-money valuation: £1,799,992
status: Active
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