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SEIS investments in innovative businesses

The most active seed investor in the UK

01About us

SFC is a leading early-stage investment firm providing seed capital and support to promising British companies. By combining our Angel Syndicate with our own Seed funds, we have created an award-winning model allowing investors to get exposure to SEIS and EIS-eligible businesses either directly or through a diversified portfolio curated and managed by our team.

02Our philosophy

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Startup company making a speech
We are a ‘people business’ and look to build long-term relationships with entrepreneurs and investors. Our goal is to invest in passionate entrepreneurs and help them build market-leading companies in order to deliver significant returns to investors. We are looking for teams that combine experience, expertise, and the right mindset to bring to market ground-breaking products and services. We follow two main rules in our investment strategy – diversifying by investing across all sectors and syndicating investments with expert business angels and co-investors.

03We invested in

Cognism Case Study

Cognism is a machine-learning platform for the real time curation of content and leads, turning news and social change into actionable sales opportunities. Formed in 2015 by lead entrepreneurs James Isilay and Stjepan Buljat, the company helps accelerate sales and recruitment leads. The team put in place an end-to- end sales-acceleration solution that provides sales organisations with a more efficient way to prospect. Since its inception, Cognism has closed multiple funding rounds and shown exceptional growth for its young age.

Transcend Packaging Case Study

With increasing pressure from consumers and governments to tackle plastic pollution and, more specifically, single-use plastics in packaging, the world is in need of eco-friendly innovators. In 2017, the team behind Transcend Packaging embarked on an ambitious mission to provide sustainable packaging solutions to customers in the food and beverage, confectionary, and health and beauty industries. The company has vowed to make that change through innovation and a commitment toward packaging products in an environmentally responsible manner, which has already attracted the attention of fast food giant McDonald’s amongst others.

Onfido Case Study

Onfido is an AI driven background check company founded by three Oxford University graduates in 2012. While still in pre-product, pre-revenue stage, the team raised over £100,000 of funding from Startup Funding Club’s Angel Network. Since then, the company has grown to have over a hundred employees, set its presence in the United States, and reached an annual turnover of £5M. With accounts such as Uber and airBnB, Onfido has quickly built its dominating position on the market and secured over £50M in funding, multiplying its original valuation by over 80 times.

04Fund investment opportunities

Investing through a fund allows investors to diversify their portfolio and mitigate some of the risks associated with early-stage businesses. SFC runs one of the most active Seed investment funds in the UK which has made over 160 investments to date. Investors get exposure to at least 10 high-potential innovative companies and receive full SEIS and EIS tax relief on their investment.
SFC Angel Fund SFC Angel Fund

SFC Angel Fund

Invest in an award-winning fund focused on disruptive businesses in the UK.
Raising £20m SEIS/EIS

05Direct investment opportunities

Direct investments are for business angels looking to cherry-pick opportunities and invest directly into companies under their own name. Direct investors are responsible for their own investment decisions and SFC will assist in the process both before and after the investment. Our opportunities are all SEIS or EIS-eligible.
eola eola


eola is an online booking and management platform for activity businesses.
Raising £270,000 EIS
BeRightBack BeRightBack


The Netflix for Travel
Raising £1,000,000 EIS
Profit & Loss

06Quick check

Profit & Loss

Investment Criteria Check

Is Startup Funding Club the right choice for your fundraising strategy? Find out if you meet our selection criteria with this quick test!

SEIS/EIS Calculator

Try our tax calculator to find out the potential SEIS and EIS tax reliefs you can benefit from by investing in qualifying startups.

07Blog & News

SFC Alumni Highlights 2019

Startup Stories

SFC Alumni Highlights 2019

From Alumni acquisitions to becoming the fifth most active seed investor in the world, 2019 has been a fantastic year of achievements for Startup Funding Club.


SFC 2019: The year in review

SFC leads round into fintech startup Ember


SFC leads round into fintech startup Ember

The Startup Funding Club team at the Growth Investor Awards 2019, where SFC was named Runner Up for Best SEIS Investment Manager.


SFC is named Runner Up at the Growth Investor Awards


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