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Have you registered to attend the Women in Venture Capital panel discussion?

Posted by Vasiliki Carson, Sapphire Capital on 15-Oct-2019 13:07:51

 

The EIS Association's  "Ready, Steady, Grow" Belfast event is going to be taking place this Thursday, and will include the first "Women in Venture Capital" panel being held in Northern Ireland! The panellists will discuss SME investing in the context of EIS, what unique features female investors bring to the table, as well as gender diversity and inclusivity in the investment profession.  If you are asking yourself whether this topic should matter to you, then you really need to attend.

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Topics: EISA

You are invited to the EIS Association's "Ready, Steady, Grow" Belfast 2019

Posted by Vasiliki Carson, Sapphire Capital on 22-Sep-2019 22:12:25

It is time for the annual EIS Association's  "Ready, Steady, Grow" Belfast, and we are delighted to be hosting once again.   This year's event brings even more value-added content and ground breaking thought leadership, with a "Dragon's Den" type pitching session, and the first ever "Women in Venture Capital" panel being held in Northern Ireland! 

Join us on the 17th of October at 2.30pm at the Metropolitan Arts Centre, in Belfast.  

Here are three reasons why you should attend:

  1. Hear an impressive line-up of speakers from Northern Ireland and beyond, talking about their experience and perspectives on the Enterprise Investment Schemes.
  2. Be there for the "Women in Venture Capital" panel discussion. The panellists will discuss SME investing, career journeys, as well as gender diversity and inclusivity in the investment profession.
  3. You seek to raise investment for your start-up and would like an opportunity to pitch to leading EIS fund managers such as Deepbridge Capital and Symvan Capital.
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Topics: EISA

You are invited to the 2018 EISA "Ready, Steady, Grow" Belfast event!

Posted by Vasiliki Carson, Sapphire Capital on 31-Aug-2018 13:53:36


Once again we are excited to be hosting the 2018 EIS Association's  "Ready, Steady, Grow" Belfast event.

We invite you to join us on the 25th of September at 4pm at the Ormeau Baths, 18 Ormeau Avenue, Belfast.  You can register for this event by clicking here

Here are three reasons why you should consider attending:

  1. An impressive line-up of speakers from Northern Ireland and beyond talking about their experience and perspective on EIS.
  2. A great free networking opportunity.
  3. An open forum where you can get questions about EIS and finance raising answered by experts.

 

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Topics: EISA

On winning best SEIS Fund Manager 2017

Posted by Boyd Carson, Sapphire Capital on 20-Feb-2018 09:32:20


Normally we do not like to show off, but this is definitely an exception. We are delighted to have won the best SEIS Fund Manager for 2017, awarded by the Enterprise Investment Scheme Association ("EISA"), which was presented at the House of Lords last Tuesday night. A special thank you to the sponsors Reyker, all the judges and of course, the EISA. The judges commented that “Sapphire [was] very supportive of the space. Interesting mix of funds and at early stage. Strong comms and support of investors and portfolios.” 

Check out our various SEIS funds for yourself - here.

Oh, and I might as well say it. I was "Highly Commended" in the "Innovation, Newcomer or Rising Star in EIS and SEIS" category. Many thanks to the sponsor Deal Partners, the EISA and all the judges. The winner of this category was James Ramsey of Tax Efficient Procurement Services (TEPS) - who thoroughly deserved to win as James and TEPS are real innovators in the SEIS/EIS sector. We fully support James and TEPS.

Enough said. Back to work.

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Topics: EIS Funds, SEIS funds, EISA

"Ready, Steady, Grow" Belfast rescheduled

Posted by Vasiliki Carson, Sapphire Capital on 08-Dec-2017 07:00:00


Hurricane Ophelia (aka just another windy day in Belfast) made us cancel our October date for hosting, alongside GBI Magazine, the EIS Association's  "Ready, Steady, Grow" Belfast event (#Readysteadygrow).

I am however pleased to announce that the event is now rescheduled to be held on Tuesday the 16th of January at 1.30pm at the Metropolitan Arts Centre.  

Here are three reasons why you should consider attending Ready, Steady, Grow:

 

 

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Topics: EISA

3 reasons why you should attend the "Ready, Steady, Grow" Belfast event

Posted by Vasiliki Carson, Sapphire Capital on 06-Oct-2017 07:31:24


Speaking on behalf of the team here at Sapphire, we are excited to be hosting, alongside GBI Magazine, the EIS Association's  "Ready, Steady, Grow" Belfast (#Readysteadygrow).

The event is to be held on the 17th of October at 1.30pm at the Metropolitan Arts Centre.  

Here are three reasons why you should consider attending:

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Topics: EISA