Highgate Tech Fund Reflects Both Government & FSA Ethos for Investing in Entrepreneurial Britain

Highgate Tech Fund Reflects Both Government & FSA Ethos for Investing in Entrepreneurial Britain











Highgate Tech Fund


London, UK (PRWEB UK) 9 September 2011

Highgate Tech Fund responds to recent concerns from the FSA about EIS fund marketing by proving again that not all EIS funds are the same. Since its inception in 2010, Highgate Tech Fund has taken a different approach to most EIS and VCT funds by focusing on the investments within the fund and working hard to deliver a profitable return on those investments. Many investment advisors are initially sceptical, but once they understand that the Highgate ethos is aligned with the government, with the investor and the investee company, they quickly recognise the benefits.

Highgate does not market its funds based on tax relief returns. In fact, the opposite is true. Highgate does not charge any fees to investors and only makes money after it has returned 6% annualised to the investor and therefore is only interested in profits and successful exits. At this point, Highgate shares profits with investors 75%/25% ensuring that the fund management team interests are completely aligned to those of the fund investors.

In addition, fund management puts its money where is mouth is by also investing their own personal money in the funds, and not just small amounts. To date, Tech Fund Managers have personally invested more than £500K across the two funds. The Fund Managers don’t do this for EIS tax benefits because they can’t. Instead, Highgate only invests in the very best of UK Tech Sector businesses, ones that the fund management team understand well (because that is what they have done all their working lives, create, build and exit tech businesses globally). Once the investment is made, the fund management team works closely with the investee businesses helping them to succeed and working towards a profitable exit for the investors. The Fund Management team have all worked extensively in the tech sector, building successful businesses and now want to help the most innovative and entrepreneurial British software companies to succeed, with investment and more critically, expertise.

Mr Matthew Lawrence, Principal of Horizon Funds says, “We were intrigued by the Highgate Tech Fund, which completely turns the EIS Funds sector on its head by not focusing on the tax breaks, although these clearly are still available. We could quickly see how our intermediary clients, the broader advisor community and end investors would understand the benefits and appreciate the ethos of a fund that exists to deliver profit not a tax break. A truly refreshing approach in this industry.”

The government led by David Cameron and George Osborne, are fully behind the true ethos of EIS (evidenced by recent improvements to the EIS Scheme), that is to support entrepreneurial Britain and incentivise wealthy investors to enter the higher risk arena of early stage companies. What Highgate seeks to do is to minimise that risk as much as possible by only focusing on a sector that they understand, investing in only the best companies in the highest growth areas and bringing in a broad range of businesses in each fund. By only taking any money from the fund on a successful exit, the fund management team ensures that their goals are entirely aligned with the fund investors, the government and the FSA.

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EducationGrant.org Now Offering an Easy Way to Find Grants and Scholarships

EducationGrant.org Now Offering an Easy Way to Find Grants and Scholarships












(PRWEB) July 27, 2011

As education becomes more important for job stability and movement, people are looking for affordable ways to pay for additional schooling. But finding grants and scholarships can be time-consuming and discouraging. EducationGrant.org now makes it easier to search and find information on grants, scholarships, student loans and financial aid to help potential students get back to school.

“The service we provide has helped thousands of students reach their full potential in an economy that can be so harsh,” said EducationGrant.org executive Rich Tucker.

EducationGrant.org gives students the opportunity to look at many types of education grants through a unique system of questions. The questionnaire is designed to target the right grant or scholarship for the right student, so students don’t waste any time with grants that aren’t the right fit. The questions range from student interests to location in order to find the right type of school and aid.

The website offers its services free of charge, and is aimed at every age—from high school students who are filling out their first Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to single mothers looking to go back to college. The website is geared toward all different backgrounds and all different ages, with a variety of choices for financial aid for everyone.

EducationGrant.org allows potential students to browse through different types of grants. Students can gain access to information on Academic Competitiveness Grants, College Housing Grants, Grants for Single Mothers, National SMART Grants, Need Based Grants, Pell Grants, State Sponsored Grants, and more. EducationGrant.org offers information on where to find these grants and how to apply.

Students can also find information explaining the differences between scholarships, grants, student loans, and other types of financial aid. The new site can help potential students find out which type of aid would be the most ideal and plausible for them. EducationGrant.org explains that scholarships are generally given on a merit-based status, while grants are given on a need-based status.

EducationGrant.org also keeps an up-to-date blog that discusses a wide range of topics relating to financial aid, including cuts to grant funding, repaying students loans, the importance of grants for academia and applying for financial aid. The blog is a great source of information for students or people thinking about going back to school.

People interested in knowing the latest information on available grants, scholarships, student loans and financial aid can subscribe to the blog at http://educationgrant.org/blog/.

EducationGrant.org offers free information on how to apply for grants and it operates in order to help people get back to school. Students or people who are curious about their options can visit the website (http://educationgrant.org/) and “find the money you need for your college degree.”

Contact Information:

Rich Tucker

905-220-8098

Info(at)educationgrant(dot)org

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