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Phil Teale

For Angel Investors

SEIS & EIS – common investor questions, answered

Our previous article touched upon two popular schemes for those interested in early-stage UK company investments: EIS and SEIS (the Enterprise Investment Scheme and Seed Enterprise Investment Scheme. Yet the rules governing them can be complex, leading even sophisticated investors to have many questions about…
Phil Teale
December 17, 2021
For Angel Investors

What is a unicorn in venture capital?

Mythical creatures – like unicorns – fascinated ancient people. Today in finance, unicorns also capture investors’ imaginations. Not only do they hold the potential to transform societies with their technological innovations, but they also present exciting opportunities to generate returns for investors in the process.…
Phil Teale
November 23, 2021
For Angel Investors

Crypto and protecting mental health

Elon Musk recently got social media talking (again) by claiming that too much cryptocurrency trading can cause mental health problems. This Tweet came shortly after the price of Bitcoin dropped by 7% in less than a minute. With mental health coming into greater focus in…
Phil Teale
November 16, 2021
For Angel Investors

What type of investor are you?

Investors come in many different forms. Some prefer particular asset classes (e.g. stocks) and differences also exist regarding investment horizon; e.g. some investors like to day trade, whilst others invest over many decades. Then there is risk tolerance variation, where certain investors want to minimise…
Phil Teale
October 26, 2021
For Angel Investors

How inflation could affect crypto

There are two common perceptions amongst investors in late 2021. Firstly, inflation may be on the rise. Secondly, cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin could offer a useful hedge as the value of fiat currencies falls. Are these two assumptions true? In this article, our investment team at…
Phil Teale
October 19, 2021
Industry Reports

Information Technology: 2021 & Beyond

Many of us can still remember the 1980s, when - following the invention of the microprocessor - personal computing spread across the western world with the likes of the Atari 400, the IBM PC and Dell machines. Today, in 2021, personal computers have become more…
Phil Teale
October 13, 2021
SEIS Investments

SEIS versus ISAs

Everybody knows that the ISA (individual savings account) is one of the most tax-efficient ways for British people to invest. Yet SEIS – the Seed Enterprise Investment Scheme – is increasingly recognised as a great alternative for those looking for potentially higher returns (and who…
Phil Teale
October 6, 2021
For Angel Investors

How to reduce capital gains tax

Capital gains tax (CGT) is one of the hidden eroders of investment returns. Fortunately, with a bit of careful planning, investors have a range of options available to help reduce unnecessary CGT on their profits. In this guide for 2021-22, our investment team at Bure…
Phil Teale
September 27, 2021