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 The British Design  
 Fund 4 

Investing in purpose-led British product businesses.

At a glance
  • Current status:                                         Open
  • Fund type:                                              SEIS/EIS
  • Investment goal:                      Capital growth
  • Focus:         Product design, manufacturing
  • Target returns:                                                  3x
  • Target holding period:                            6 years
  • Minimum subscription:                        £20,000
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The British Design Fund 4 is unique in supporting, mentoring and investing exclusively in early stage purpose-led product design and manufacturing businesses.

Supporting enterprise and innovation in the UK, the Fund works with extraordinary
entrepreneurs to launch and scale their products, accelerate growth and build long term value – both for investors and business owners.

The British Design Fund has been in operation for over three years and has built a rich and diverse portfolio of enterprising start-ups which represent the cream of British invention.
 
About the Team
The British Design Fund was founded by a team of experienced design experts and entrepreneurs to fill a gap in the market. There were no venture funds in the UK focussing exclusively on early-stage product design and manufacturing businesses that had the necessary expertise to help launch and grow product businesses.
 
The Fund believes that investment is only part of the backing that entrepreneurs need. It is the experience of the Fund’s team and mentors who provide the expertise, support and strategic guidance which makes the difference between a great product and a successful business.
 
SEIS & EIS tax incentives
The companies the fund invest in are expected to be SEIS-EIS-qualifying, which makes British Design Fund 4 SEIS-EIS suitable for qualifying clients who would potentially benefit from the following tax reliefs:
  • Up to 30% income tax relief (50% for SEIS)
  • Tax-free Investment growth
  • Capital gains deferral (50% reinvestment relief for SEIS)
  • Inheritance Tax relief
  • Loss relief
Please note: SEIS-EIS tax reliefs are only made available to investors because of the higher risks associated with investing in early-stage companies. Also, the availability of tax reliefs will depend on the investor's personal circumstances, and tax legislation can change in the future.
Fund team

Example of fund team's previous investments

Koalaa Logo

Easy-to-fit and affordable prosthetic arms for children and adults. Koalaa prosthetics are lightweight and can be fitted by the user without the need to visit a clinic.

Matter logo

Matter is a tech startup from Bristol, is an innovation company that pioneers technology solutions for capturing, harvesting and recycling microplastics.

Armaros logo

High-tech upper body protector for the equestrian market which affords the rider free movement whilst providing vital spine protection.

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To invest, you must be an eligible investor. To be an eligible investor, you must be qualifying as one or more of the following:
  • You meet the FCA’s definition of a professional investor.
  • You meet the FCA’s definition of a certified high net worth investor.
  • You meet the FCA’s definition of a self-certified sophisticated investor.
  • You meet the FCA’s definition of a self-certified restricted investor.
  • You are a client of an FCA authorised firm that will provide advice on the suitability of the product in question.
 
Risk warning
Important information for private investors – Reliance on the information provided here to engage in any investment activity may expose an individual to a significant risk of losing all of the property or other assets invested. Your attention is drawn to the risk section contained within the Information Memorandum. Investments are typically in unquoted shares in small companies, the value of which can be volatile and are often difficult to sell. Nothing on this website constitutes investment, tax, financial, legal, regulatory, or other advice by Sapphire Capital Partners LLP.
The value of an investment may go down as well as up, and you may not get back the full amount invested, and you may therefore lose some or all of your investment.
If you are unsure of the suitability of any investment for your circumstances, please contact your independent financial advisor or other professional advisor authorised under the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 (FSMA) who specialises in advising on investments of this type. Tax reliefs depend on individual circumstances. There is no guarantee however that the tax reliefs (such as SEIS and/or EIS reliefs, CGT reliefs or IHT relief) will be available on any investment made or that if it is initially available, it will not be subsequently withdrawn. Any references to tax laws or rates are based on current legislation, all of which are subject to change and are provided as a guide only. Prospective investors are advised to obtain their own investment and taxation advice and should consult their own professional advisors on the implications of investing.
Investments made in investee companies via funds managed by Sapphire Capital Partners LLP may not be covered by the Financial Services Compensation Scheme (FSCS). For more details, please contact us or refer to their website: https://www.fscs.org.uk
Past performance is not a guide to future returns. CAPITAL AT RISK. 

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