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Private Investor Network for Experienced Investors

Discover our range of tax efficient portfolio companies and live investment opportunities to find out if any could make a welcome addition to your investment portfolio.

Welcome to GCV Invest

Discover Our Three Key Asset Classes

GCV Invest brings together an online and offline investor network of experienced, private investors and institutional investors to access and co-invest in growth focussed investment opportunities. We originate impact driven investments across three asset classes; Venture Capital, Private Equity and Property to deliver both portfolio diversification and superior investor returns. We focus on originating and structuring high growth investment opportunities, many of which offer attractive tax reliefs including the Seed Enterprise Investment Scheme (SEIS) and Enterprise Investment Scheme (EIS).

Venture Capital

Impact Driven. Growth Focused.

Providing investors with access to high-quality pre-vetted opportunities, our portfolio strives to achieve high growth, tangible impact and valuable tax efficiencies.

Property Investment

Intelligently Originated. Expertly Structured.

Working closely with our strategic delivery partners, Homes by Carlton, we specialise in originating and structuring joint-venture property investment opportunities.

Private Equity

Methodically Selected. Returns Optimised.

In a burgeoning UK private equity industry, we work with carefully chosen established companies, methodically selected for maximum potential shareholder returns.

Minimise Risk. Maximise Returns.

Our Latest Investment Opportunities

Carefully selected, high growth opportunities open for co-investment

With our focus at GCV on providing a small number of top tier opportunities across venture capital, private equity and property each year - within a tax efficient wrapper where possible - you can discover our current opportunities below.

Bank North

Type Equity
Sector Finance & Payments
Target Return 10 x Return
Target Sought £1,000,000
Deadline 31 Dec 2021
Learn more about Bank North
Completed

Business Finance Market

Type Equity
Sector Finance & Payments
Target Sought £150,000
Funds Raised £225,000
Completed
Completed

Bank North

Type Equity
Sector Finance & Payments
Target Sought £500,000
Funds Raised £883,835
Completed
Completed

N-Gage.io

Type Equity
Sector SaaS
Target Sought £150,000
Funds Raised £170,000
Completed
Completed

Bank North

Type Equity
Sector Finance & Payments
Target Sought £500,000
Funds Raised £2,192,256
Completed
Completed

Bank North

Type Equity
Sector Finance & Payments
Target Sought £2,000,000
Funds Raised £3,489,850
Completed
Completed

Growth Capital Ventures

Type Equity
Sector Fintech & Banking
Target Sought £1,000,000
Funds Raised £1,290,410
Completed
Completed

Growth Capital Ventures

Type Equity
Sector Fintech & Banking
Target Sought £500,000
Funds Raised £561,000
Completed
Completed

QikServe

Type Equity
Sector SaaS
Target Sought £2,500,000
Funds Raised £2,624,694
Completed
Completed

HiveHR

Type Equity
Sector SaaS
Target Sought £300,000
Funds Raised £1,150,000
Completed
Completed

Intelligence Fusion

Type Equity
Sector SaaS
Target Sought £400,000
Funds Raised £556,800
Completed
Completed

HiveHR

Type Equity
Sector SaaS
Target Sought £150,000
Funds Raised £303,000
Completed

Tax Efficient Investing

Ambitious businesses with high growth potential

By accessing the UK's generous library of tax efficient investment methods, investors can not only look to reduce their tax bill, but minimise risk, maximise returns and adequately diversify their portfolio straightforwardly and efficiently.

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Portfolio Diversification.
Superior Returns.

GCV invest has given me the opportunity to invest in businesses and projects that have the potential to deliver much more attractive returns than traditional investment products. I'm comfortable making my own decisions and wanted to allocate part of my portfolio to asset classes that have the potential to deliver returns of up to 25% IRR and access tax breaks where possible. More importantly it's allowed me to create a balanced, growth-focused portfolio.

Karl Ridley
GCV Invest Member

Karl Ridley

Free Investor Guide

An investor's guide to tax efficient investing

Providing an insight into the tax efficient investment options accessible to UK investors, our free guide is a useful introduction to the schemes and wrappers that can help you maximise returns and minimise risk when investing into early stage companies.

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FAQs

Answer your GCV-related queries

Should you have any further questions on tax efficient investing, venture capital or anything at all surrounding what we offer at GCV, you can contact us at any point - but we've provided a selection of frequently asked questions below.

  • Our private investor network consists of a experienced investors and high net worth individuals who are looking for top tier venture capital, private equity and property opportunities.

    There are no specific requirements to join our network officially, but registering on our co-investment platform ensures access to all of our opportunities.

    Minimum investment requirements differ between opportunities.

    Please note that non-UK residents will require enhanced AML/KYC checks to be completed.

  • We charge no upfront fees for being part of our investor network, having access to our opportunities or investing into our opportunities.

    For investors, fees are only charged at the point of a liquidity event occurring (such as a trade sale or IPO). At this point, 7.5% of the investment gain is charged before funds are provided back to you as an investor.

    Whilst dividend payments should not be expected from early stage investing, if and when they are paid, 7.5% of the dividend amount is charged to investors.

  • The Seed Enterprise Investment Scheme (SEIS) and Enterprise Investment Scheme (EIS) are two investment schemes provided by the UK government that offer some of the most generous tax reliefs to UK investors.

    After investing into an SEIS or EIS-eligible investment opportunity, investors will be provided with an SEIS3 or EIS3 form that can be submitted to HMRC to claim the relevant tax reliefs.

    Our free guide to the SEIS and free guide to the EIS provide details of the tax reliefs available, but investors should seek independent tax advice as tax reliefs can be dependent on individual circumstances. 

    Please note that whilst non-UK taxpayers will be unable to access the relevant SEIS/EIS tax reliefs, this will not prevent investment into an opportunity.

Driving Growth.
Creating Value.
Delivering Impact.

Backed by

Growth Capital Ventures (GCV) is backed by funds managed by Maven Capital Partners, one of the UK’s leading private equity and alternative asset managers.