Jenson Funding Partners is the approachable startup investment firm specialising in working with founders throughout their early-stage growth – from pre-seed to Series A. Its diverse and experienced team understands what a business needs at each stage and combines quickly deployed capital with hands-on support to successfully scale the companies in their portfolio and deliver returns for investors.
Investing over £21 million in 120+ entrepreneurial businesses; Jenson is an established player in the early-stage VC ecosystem with ambitions to grow. Founded in 2012, Jenson has launched five SEIS and four EIS Funds investing £16.7 million in SEIS eligible entrepreneurial UK businesses which have typically launched their product or service and are typically close to or post revenue. In addition, invested £4.7 million supporting 30 follow on funding rounds via the EIS Fund, all at premium to initial launch cost.
The Jenson EIS Fund has a mandate to focus on long-term capital growth and enables private investors to invest in a range of committed and ambitious entrepreneurs and their early stage growing companies. The Jenson EIS Fund predominantly facilitates syndicated follow-on funding to its existing portfolio, external opportunities are also considered allowing us to benchmark against our existing opportunities. Investing in our portfolio allows us to support management teams that we have already worked along side. All companies will be small unquoted UK companies that qualify under the EIS tax rules. The Fund is a generalist fund, thereby the sector focus is agnostic, and the type of businesses and opportunities can be anything that is EIS compliant (typically small early stage companies in non-capital intensive sectors).
- First tranche closing end of June for immediate deployment
- Follow-on funding for 27 of our portfolio companies
- First EIS exit in May 2021 providing returns across five of the Jenson EIS Funds ranging from 2x to 5x