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Venture Capital – Earning its place in a multi asset portfolio

By Matthew Moynes, Assistant Director of Investor Relations, Calculus Capital Synonymous with UK venture capital investing is the attractive tax incentives provided by  HMRC which help stimulate the flow of investor capital into this important asset class. This effective risk mitigation tool can often mean the integrity of the EIS and VCT investment structure can … Continued

Calculus invests in Hinterview

UK-based technology company Hinterview has today announced that it has raised £3m in Series A funding. The award-winning video platform for the recruitment sector has experienced soaring demand for their technology, with growth continuing this year as the recruitment industry bounces back in a new era of hybrid-first working. This Series A round, led by … Continued

What is a Fund Looking for?

Interview with Richard Moore – Co Head of Investments – Calculus Capital Calculus Capital has over 20 years’ experience investing in UK growth companies. Calculus works in partnership with investee companies, usually taking a seat on the board and providing advice on a strategic level – with the aim of realising the full potential of … Continued

Calculus Capital delivers 4x return with sale of software company CloudTrade

Calculus portfolio company, CloudTrade, has been acquired by Advanced, a leading provider of business software, delivering a 4x return to Calculus investors in just over 3 years.   The CloudTrade platform, which automatically processes and interprets electronic documents, is primarily used to automate invoice handling for large companies, which saves time, improves accuracy and reduces … Continued

Calculus strengthens Investor Relations team

Calculus is delighted to announce the appointments of Matthew Moynes and Frank Spurway as Investor Relations Assistant Director and Analyst respectively. Matthew joins Calculus from Barclays Wealth where he was the Head of Venture Capital Products responsible for managing the tax efficient third-party manager panel and driving distribution through product specialist support to Wealth Managers … Continued

Calculus’ 22nd EIS Fund open for subscription

Calculus EIS Fund was the first approved EIS Fund on the market 22nd iteration of the Fund launched this week The last 18 months have seen 10 exits across the EIS Funds including 6x return for ActiveOps Calculus Capital are delighted to launch the Calculus EIS Fund offering an opportunity to invest in entrepreneurial businesses … Continued

Calculus Invests in Brouhaha Entertainment

Brouhaha Entertainment was founded by experienced producers: Oscar nominated Gabrielle Tana, Independent film industry pioneer Troy Lum and producer Andrew Mason Founders have successfully produced 27 films and 9 television projects to date, featuring top talent from around the globe Investment will be used to expand the team and fund development in film and particularly … Continued

Calculus exits Mologic – generating up to a 3.6x return for investors

Calculus successfully exit Mologic by sale to new philanthropic entity Global Access Health London 19 July 2021: Calculus Capital (“Calculus”), pioneers of the tax efficient investment industry, is pleased to announce the successful sale of Mologic Limited (“Mologic” or “the Company”), a world leading innovator in lateral flow and rapid diagnostic technologies, and founder of … Continued

Calculus VCT Annual General Meeting 2021

The Annual General Meeting (AGM) of Calculus VCT plc (the “Company”) will be held at 12.30pm on 8 July 2021. The AGM is an important event in the Company’s corporate calendar, providing an opportunity for shareholders to meet the board and put questions to the directors and the investment manager, as well as enabling shareholders … Continued

Calculus invests in Spectral MD

Calculus VCT has invested £0.5m into Spectral MD through an oversubscribed inital public offering onto AIM, on Tuesday 22 June. The Dallas-based firm, which is building notable presence in the UK as part of its product launch effort, produces predictive analytics, proprietary AI algorithms and imaging systems to assist with medical treatment. Spectral MD’s technology, … Continued

Calculus VCT – 2% off the initial fee – limited time only

– 2% off the initial fee until 29 June, apply before this date to receive the summer 2021 dividend  – Target annual tax free dividend of 4.5% of NAV – Portfolio of entrepreneurial, growth orientated companies across technology, healthcare and creative industries. See portfolio company examples here – Dividend Reinvestment Scheme and monthly standing order available – … Continued

Calculus invests in Invizius

The University of Edinburgh spin-out is developing potentially lifesaving products that help reduce complications and high death rates amongst dialysis patients. Incoming institutional investor Calculus Capital has participated in a funding round with existing investors Downing Ventures and Mercia, alongside Solvay Ventures, Scottish Enterprise and Old College Capital Glasgow, Scotland, May 6th, 2021 – Invizius … Continued

Calculus Capital invests in Axol Bioscience following merger with Censo Biotechnologies

Biotech sector-leaders combine tools, talent, and technologies to drive life science discovery forward Merger accompanied by £3.8million ($5.3m USD) investment across existing shareholders and new investors, which will be used to fund recruitment and growth of the business Axol Bioscience Ltd, an established provider of stem cells produced from reprogrammed human blood and tissue cells, … Continued

Celebrating Women in Leadership

Today, on International Women’s Day 2021, we join companies around the globe celebrating the social, economic, cultural, and political achievements of women. International Women’s Day #IWD2021 is an annual reminder to not only recognise and champion greater female representation but also to accelerate gender parity. For this year’s theme #ChooseToChallenge, we believe Calculus leads by … Continued

Support for the creative industries

The creative sector makes a remarkable contribution to the UK economy It is integral to the UK’s economic and social regeneration £400m budget bonus to support the arts British stars dominated at Sunday evening’s Golden Globes virtual awards ceremony with The Crown taking several awards and Sacha Baron Cohen and John Boyega also scooping top … Continued

Calculus VCT – zero initial fee offer

Normal initial fees of 3-5% waived for a limited period in the run up to the end of the tax year. Award-winning Enterprise Investment Scheme (EIS) and Venture Capital Trust (VCT) specialist, Calculus Capital, is waiving initial fees on its VCT until the end of March. Calculus is looking to raise £10 million which it will … Continued

Calculus invests in eConsult

eConsult Health is the leading online consultation provider to the NHS for primary care With considerable growth over the last year the platform is now live in over 3,200 NHS GP practices and gives millions of patients access to their own GP online. The funding round will be used to accelerate growth in primary care … Continued

An Investment Outlook: Looking forward to 2021

Richard Moore – Co head of Investments 2020 impacted businesses both large and small. Covid-19 and government mandated lockdowns created a very uncertain economic outlook and companies across the board took measures to strengthen balance sheets and preserve cash. The impacts were not felt equally and sectors such as consumer, leisure and retail were hit … Continued

CEO Quarterly Update – Q4 2020

Welcome to our final quarterly update of 2020. All of us will always remember 2020. It has disrupted daily lives and impacted businesses big and small. In many ways, the way we live and the ways in which businesses operate will be different going forward. Overall, our portfolio ends the year in robust shape. We … Continued

The Guardian: Netflix to spend $1bn in UK in 2020 on TV shows and films

Streaming giant ups budget by 50% as Disney also invests in production facilities at Pinewood Studios Netflix will boost its spend on making TV shows in the UK to $1bn (£750m) this year as the streaming giant maintains the breakneck pace of its production pipeline despite the coronavirus pandemic. Netflix, which makes shows such as The … Continued

John Glencross: How investors can tap into the streaming revolution

At a time when the pandemic has challenged so many established business models, entertainment, predominantly home entertainment, is one of the few sectors continuing to grow and the screen industry is one of the fastest growing sectors in the UK. John Glencross, Chief Executive of Calculus Capital, which launched the Calculus Creative Content EIS Fund … Continued

Calculus launches zero initial fee VCT offer – limited time only

Normal initial fees of 3-5% waived until end of December Award-winning Enterprise Investment Scheme (EIS) and Venture Capital Trust (VCT) specialist, Calculus Capital, is waiving initial fees on its VCT until the end of November. The VCT is aiming to deliver an annual tax-free dividend of 4.5%, as well as capital growth. Earlier this year Calculus … Continued

Calculus invests in employee engagement platform ‘Mo’

Mo enables individuals, teams and organisations to capture, celebrate and elevate moments at work by becoming the destination for people to share and engage in what is meaningful to them at work. Mo believes meaningful moments have the power to connect people, improve employee engagement and create a culture that improves business performance. Calculus Capital … Continued