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Bronagh Duggan

Bronagh Duggan

Bronagh has a passion for helping start-ups and early-stage companies get access to the capital needed to grow and develop. Bronagh is a manager at Sapphire Capital Partners LLP, specialising in SEIS and EIS applications for both UK and overseas companies.

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Are there any deadlines for SEIS or EIS?

Whether you are applying for advance assurance or submitting a compliance statement, you can apply f...
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Fundraising in the UK

Regardless of where a company is incorporated (domestically or abroad) one of the first questions pr...
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EIS: Are early-stage companies high risks?

Approximately 90% of start-ups fail, so why don't all start-ups and early-stage companies automatica...
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Five factors that make a great early stage business

As a start-up founder, your day does not start at nine am and finishes at five pm. Nor does the day ...
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How do companies benefit from SEIS and EIS?

Raising money as a start-up or early-stage company can be challenging, as you have no company reputa...
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What is SEIS and/or EIS advance assurance?

If a start-up or early-stage company seeks to fundraise over the next year, they should seriously co...
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What can SEIS and EIS investment be used for?

When seeking SEIS and EIS investment, a company must state or demonstrate in their application what ...
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SEIS and EIS Rule Pitfalls

When it comes to Seed Enterprise Investment Scheme (SEIS) and Enterprise Investment Scheme (EIS), so...
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“We want to raise more than £150,000. Should we skip SEIS?”

No matter what stage a company is at in its lifecycle, directors should always be aware of the fundr...
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Financial Difficulties Under VCT and EIS

Over the past year companies from all sectors have had to deal with significant financial strain due...
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EU State Aid/Grants on SEIS and EIS

Despite Brexit, risk finance investment schemes still currently follow EU state aid limits. European...
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EIS: The Trade of a Company

Over 25 years ago, the Enterprise Investment Scheme (EIS) was established to assist high-risk start-...
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EIS Reliefs Explained

The Seed Enterprise Investment Scheme (“SEIS”) and Enterprise Investment Scheme (“EIS”) are tax-effi...
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EIS: The Why and the What of the Risk-to-Capital Condition

Venture Capital Schemes such as SEIS and EIS were primarily created to support early-stage, high-ris...
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Five Reasons Irish Companies Should Apply for SEIS and EIS

Seed Enterprise Investment Schemes (SEIS) and Enterprise Investment Schemes (EIS) allow qualifying c...
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Four key risks when investing in EIS

Investing in businesses just starting out is always high risk, that’s why it’s important to understa...
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