EMVC Evergreen EIS Fund

EMVC Evergreen EIS Fund

Investing in industrial high-tech.


What is the aim of this fund?

"Making smart investments in early-stage companies takes time, experience and a robust process for monitoring and supporting companies’ post-investment."

Dr. Ilian Iliev, EMV Capital Limited

The EMVC Evergreen EIS Fund to invest in technologies that are driving the advancement of British industrial high-tech. EMVC’s team has been investing in and growing UK and international B2B businesses, with a particular focus on technologies with industrial high-tech applications, including robotics, artificial intelligence, machine vision, power electronics, internet of things and materials science. We believe the UK is fortunate to have a wide base of technological talent and a growing entrepreneurial culture in these fields, with young companies well positioned to grow into export-oriented businesses. At the same time, we see a funding gap for high-tech, IP intensive businesses in our focus field
for late seed and series A investment.

EMVC has a strong infrastructure for sourcing, evaluating, investing in and supporting companies with this profile, leveraging its network of private and institutional investors, corporate partners, and industry experts. Now, through the EMVC Evergreen EIS Fund, qualifying investors may benefit from the EMVC team's expertise and ecosystem.


Dr Ilian IlievKey Individuals - Dr Ilian Iliev is Managing Director of EMV Capital (EMVC) where he also leads the investment advisory team. Prior to that he co-founded and was CEO of CambridgeIP Ltd, which he built into a leading market and technology business intelligence provider in the UK. In the late 1990s, he co-founded and led 100-person family business in Southern Africa in the electrical industry, with a focus on turnkey industrial installations.

Ilian is supported by a team of experienced investment professionals with backgrounds in venture capital, private equity and entrepreneurship.


At a glance

Investment goal


Relative risk

High / Adventurous - Capital at Risk

Risk 7

Invests in

B2B technology

Industrial high-tech

Resource efficiency


Target Return

3x return after six years

Not a reliable indicator of future income.



Open to new investors. The fund is Evergreen. The minimum investment is £10,000.

Fund Details

Investment Strategy

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EMVC Evergreen EIS Fund is an EIS fund that will specialise in B2B technology including industrial high-tech, energy, robotics and AI, IoT and resource efficiency.

The Investment Manager will appoint EMV Capital Limited (“EMVC”) as the Investment Adviser to the Fund. EMVC will carry out Investment Advisory Services such as sourcing deals, carrying out due diligence, negotiating terms for investment and advising the Investment Manager on investments it believes suitable under the Fund’s mandate. The decision to invest will remain at the sole discretion of the Investment Manager. The Fund’s strategy is built on three key pillars:

  1. Real businesses, real innovation, real value: The Fund will only invest in B2B businesses built on core technological innovation, generating tangible economic value for the industrial sectors in the real economy.

  2. Strong corporate links: The Fund will seek to leverage EMVC’s network of corporate relationships both to validate the opportunities and to accelerate the growth of the Investee Companies. These corporate partnerships may also pave the way to successful exits.

  3. Follow on capital and co-investment: The Fund will seek to benefit from EMVC’s access to follow-on funding, such as through EMVC’s contacts with institutional investors, corporate venturing teams and investment vehicles. This follow-on funding may help to reduce the risk of Investee Companies becoming “stranded” by being unable to raise crucial post-seed capital.

Example Prior Fund Investments

Funded by the EMVC Evergreen EIS Fund


Q-Bot uses robots to spray insulation under the floor with minimal disruption to your life. 

Funded by the EMVC Evergreen EIS Fund


Insight uses laser-generating semiconductors for imaging applications.

Funded by the EMVC Evergreen EIS Fund


PointGrab provides a facility management sensing solution for workspace optimization in commercial real estate.


Investor Charges

Full initial charge 0.75%
Annual management charge 1.05%
Administration charge 0%
Performance fee 20%


Investee Company Charge

Initial charge 3%
Annual management charge 2%


Please check the fees section of the Information Memorandum for full details. All fees and charges are stated exclusive of VAT, which may be applicable in some cases. Any fees and charges payable by the investee companies or the underlying businesses do not directly come out of your investment. However, they will effectively reduce the returns generated by investee companies and therefore directly impact your investment.

EMVC Evergreen EIS Fund



If you have any questions regarding the EMVC Evergreen EIS Fund or the application form - please feel free to contact us.

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Risk Warning

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