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The Bank North Executive Team

Welcome to GCV Invest

Discover Our Three Key Asset Classes

GCV Invest brings together a network of experienced, private investors, family offices and institutional investors to co-invest in growth-focussed investment opportunities. We identify and structure investments across three alternative asset classes; Venture Capital, Private Equity and Property to deliver both portfolio diversification and superior investor returns.

For experienced private investors, many of our opportunities offer attractive tax reliefs through the Enterprise Investment Scheme (EIS) and Seed Enterprise Investment Scheme (SEIS).

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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.

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.

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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.

Portfolio Diversification.
Superior 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 latest opportunities below.

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Round 3
Growth
Open For Investment

Business Finance Market (trading as Finance Nation)

Sector: Fintech & Banking
Target Sought: £ 2,000,000
Funds Raised: £ 2,000,000
Round: Round 3
Minimum Investment: £ 1,000
Investment Type: Equity
Tax Schemes: EIS
Learn More about Business Finance Market (trading as Finance Nation)
Round 1
Growth
Open For Investment

Finexos

Sector: Fintech & Banking
Target Sought: £ 500,000
Funds Raised: £ 626,485
Round: Round 1
Minimum Investment: £ 500
Investment Type: Equity
Tax Schemes: EIS
Learn More about Finexos
Round 1
Completed

Hive.Hr

Sector: HR Tech
Target Sought: £ 150,000
Funds Raised: £ 303,000
Round: Round 1
Investment Type: Equity
Tax Schemes: EIS, SEIS
Learn More about Hive.Hr
Round 1
Completed

Intelligence Fusion

Sector: SaaS
Target Sought: £ 400,000
Funds Raised: £ 556,800
Round: Round 1
Investment Type: Equity
Tax Schemes: EIS, SEIS
Learn More about Intelligence Fusion
Round 2
Completed

Hive.Hr

Sector: HR Tech
Target Sought: £ 300,000
Funds Raised: £ 1,150,000
Round: Round 2
Investment Type: Equity
Tax Schemes: EIS
Learn More about Hive.Hr
Round 1
Completed

QikServe

Sector: Fintech
Target Sought: £ 2,500,000
Funds Raised: £ 2,624,694
Round: Round 1
Investment Type: Equity
Tax Schemes: EIS
Learn More about QikServe
Round 1
Completed

Bank North

Sector: Fintech & Banking
Target Sought: £ 2,000,000
Funds Raised: £ 3,489,850
Round: Round 1
Investment Type: Equity
Learn More about Bank North
Round 2
Completed

Bank North

Sector: Fintech & Banking
Target Sought: £ 500,000
Funds Raised: £ 2,192,256
Round: Round 2
Investment Type: Equity
Learn More about Bank North
Round 1
Completed

n-gage.io

Sector: SaaS
Target Sought: £ 150,000
Funds Raised: £ 170,000
Round: Round 1
Investment Type: Equity
Tax Schemes: EIS, SEIS
Learn More about n-gage.io
Round 3
Completed

Bank North

Sector: Fintech & Banking
Target Sought: £ 500,000
Funds Raised: £ 883,835
Round: Round 3
Investment Type: Equity
Learn More about Bank North
Round 1
Completed

Business Finance Market (trading as Finance Nation)

Sector: Fintech & Banking
Target Sought: £ 150,000
Funds Raised: £ 225,000
Round: Round 1
Investment Type: Equity
Tax Schemes: EIS, SEIS
Learn More about Business Finance Market (trading as Finance Nation)
Round 4
Completed

Bank North

Sector: Fintech & Banking
Target Sought: £ 1,000,000
Funds Raised: £ 1,375,200
Round: Round 4
Investment Type: Equity
Learn More about Bank North
Round 1
Completed

Growth Capital Ventures

Sector: Fintech
Target Sought: £ 500,000
Funds Raised: £ 561,000
Round: Round 1
Investment Type: Equity
Tax Schemes: EIS, SEIS
Learn More about Growth Capital Ventures
Round 2
Completed

Growth Capital Ventures

Sector: Fintech
Target Sought: £ 1,000,000
Funds Raised: £ 1,290,410
Round: Round 2
Investment Type: Equity
Tax Schemes: EIS, SEIS
Learn More about Growth Capital Ventures
Completed

Cathedral Gates

Sector: Property
Target Sought: £ 400,000
Funds Raised: £ 2,000,000
Investment Type: Equity & Debt
Learn More about Cathedral Gates
Completed

Middleton Waters

Sector: Property
Target Sought: £ 2,200,000
Funds Raised: £ 7,000,000
Investment Type: Equity & Debt
Learn More about Middleton Waters
Completed

The Langtons

Sector: Property
Target Sought: £ 700,000
Funds Raised: £ 3,000,000
Investment Type: Equity & Debt
Learn More about The Langtons
Completed

Thorpe Paddocks

Sector: Property
Target Sought: £ 1,000,000
Funds Raised: £ 6,000,000
Investment Type: Equity & Debt
Learn More about Thorpe Paddocks
Completed

Corehaus

Sector: Advanced Manufacturing
Target Sought: £ 1,000,000
Funds Raised: £ 1,000,000
Investment Type: Equity
Learn More about Corehaus
Round 1
Seed
Completed

Atom Bank

Sector: Fintech & Banking
Target Sought: £ 1,000,000
Funds Raised: £ 1,100,000
Round: Round 1
Investment Type: Equity
Learn More about Atom Bank
Round 2
Super Seed
Completed

Business Finance Market (trading as Finance Nation)

Sector: Fintech & Banking
Target Sought: £ 1,000,000
Funds Raised: £ 1,300,000
Round: Round 2
Investment Type: Equity
Tax Schemes: EIS
Learn More about Business Finance Market (trading as Finance Nation)

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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Minimise Risk. Maximise 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

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Free Investor Guide

An Investor's Guide to Tax Efficient Investing

Providing an in-depth insight into the  range of tax efficient investment options available to UK investors, our free guide offers 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.

  • GCV Invest was launched to help experienced investors build a more diversified growth-focused investment portfolio.

    To become a GCV Invest client, you must meet the following criteria;

    Be a Family Office, Institutional Investor, High Net Worth Individual or Sophisticated Investor, seeking to invest alongside like-minded investors and connect with the Alternative Investment ecosystem. Looking to deploy over £10k+ in Alternative Investment Opportunities per annum.

  • If you would like to join GCV and become part of our Private Investor Network, please contact Dan Smith (Investor Relations Director) - dan.smth@growthcapitalventures.co.uk

    Alternatively, you can register online here.

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

    For investments into private companies, 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.

    For investments into joint venture property transactions, a 7.5% fee is charged only at the successful completion of the development project.

    Whilst dividend payments should not be expected from your investments, 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.