Startup Funding Club named as a finalist at 2017 Growth Investor Awards

Startup Funding Clubhas been shortlisted forBest SEIS Investment Managerat the2017 Growth Investor Awards, which celebrate the role of the UK’s investment provider community in championing tax-advantaged investments, spotting growth potential and backing outstanding UK small and medium-size enterprises (SMEs).

Launched by Intelligent Partnership in 2015, the Growth Investor Awards celebrate the UK’s SME investment community’s contribution towards innovation, technology, and job and wealth creation. The awards specifically acknowledge those companies and individuals who are helping start-up and ‘scale-up’ businesses realise their full potential and power Britain’s economy.

This year’s expanded award programme features 16 categories including Best Investment Platform, Growth Champion of the Year, Most Impactful Investment, Industry Game Changer and Best Angel Syndicate.

Startup Funding Club will be competing in the Best SEIS Investment Manager category alongside the following finalists: Daedalus Partners, Deepbridge Capital, Goldfinch Entertainment, Symvan Capital and Worth Capital. The winner will be announced at an exclusive black tie awards dinner, which will be held on Wednesday 8 November at the Royal Lancaster Hotel, Lancaster Gate, London.

Commenting on the award nomination, Joseph Zipfel, Investment Manager at Startup Funding Club,said: “We are delighted to be selected as a finalist for the Best SEIS Investment Manager award. With over 84 investments made to date across various sectors, we see this as a testament to the quality of our portfolio and to the strength of our co-investment model with angel investors.”

Guy Tolhurst, Managing Director of Intelligent Partnership, said: “The Growth Investor Awards measure the impact of talent, technology and innovative thinking within Britain’s thriving smaller-company ecosystem. We want to honour all those industry leaders who day-in, day-out display the ability, bravery and commitment needed to back entrepreneurs and help drive Britain’s economic growth from the bottom up.

“We are delighted that the role played by Startup Funding Club has been recognised with this 2017 Growth Investor Awards shortlisting, within a fiercely contested category. I’d like to personally wish Startup Funding Clubthe very best of luck, and we hope to see you on the winners’ stage in November.”