In addition to location, sector and business stage, we consider other important factors to identify the right businesses for Equity Gap and our members to work with.
Before applying to Equity Gap, you need to be ready to complete SEIS/EIS advance assurance to confirm that investors will be eligible for tax relief on their investment.
We typically invest a minimum of £100,000 and maximum of £500,000 at initial or seed investment stage. If you’ve already identified other angel investors to invest alongside our members, we may be able to be flexible on the maximum.
Equity Gap prefers to invest in companies based in Scotland, so we can co-invest with the Scottish Investment Bank. Their co-investment scheme may match up to £1.5m of angel investment in qualifying businesses pound for pound. You can find more information on their website.
If your business meets our investment ready criteria, you can submit a proposal, not a full business plan, to us for initial assessment.
The proposal should outline the funding requested, business proposition, market demand, competitive position, how the business might scale and who’s in your team. Our team will review your proposal and decide whether to invite you to pitch to our investor members.
We work with prospective and successful companies throughout the investment lifecycle, from pitch coaching and mentoring to board level input and exit planning.