Arie Capital Technology EIS Fund

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ARIE Capital focuses on investing in transformative technologies that have global applications and solve real word problems. We have an extensive global network that we use to the benefit of the companies we invest in, whether identifying global opportunities or having the contacts for profitable exits.

  • £10,000
    Min. Investment
  • Technology
    Sector
  • EIS
    Fund Type
  • 30th March 2022
    Closing Date

The ARIE Capital Technology EIS Fund is an Evergreen EIS fund that will provide private investors access to a selection of innovative growth companies that solve real world problems and have:

  • Developed technology for B2B purposes.
  • An identifiable barrier to market entry.
  • Revenues or other evidence of market acceptance and/or traction.
  • Management that can develop the business and take it forward whilst also creating a positive social impact.

Highlights

  • We invest in UK start-ups that are solving real-world problems and making a social impact.
  • Companies that we invest in benefit from our extensive global network, whether that is by identifying global opportunities or having the contacts for profitable exits.
  • The business model identified by ARIE Tech allows us to access exciting UK technology start-ups and early growth companies, as well as an understanding of the ongoing support required.
  • By investing in the Fund, you will be appointing Prosper Capital LLP to invest on your behalf into a portfolio of small, unquoted companies on a discretionary basis.
  • The targeted return after 5 years is £3 for each £1 share (i.e. 3 times return) held by investors in the EIS Fund.

Investment strategy

ARIE Tech seeks to invest in UK technology start-ups that are solving real-world problems whilst also making a social impact.

We have an extensive global network that we use to the benefit of the companies we invest in, whether identifying global opportunities or having the contacts for profitable exits.

This new-style EIS suits those who like the infrastructure of a fund for their investments, whilst also appealing to those who want the facility to choose which of the new investee companies they want to invest in. This gives flexibility to investors that have specialist knowledge or affiliation with companies or industries.

Key team

Stephen Margolis - Chairman & Co-Founder

Co-Founder of ARIE Capital Group and Founder of Taurus Asset Finance. 


Stephen is a lawyer with a proven track record in Banking and Industry. 


For over 20 years he has been a leading European player in the film financing industry and founded Future Films in 2000. 


 He has raised over £2 billion for film productions and invested into blockbusters such as “Pirates of the Caribbean” and “Lord of the Rings”   


In 2011, Stephen created Taurus Asset Finance as an alternative asset finance house focusing on real estate, patent exploitation, and media  Since the firm’s inception, Stephen has been involved in originating and raising over £500m for a wide variety of projects   


Stephen was involved in the sale of investee company Redux to a international leading tech company 

Simon Tobelem - Co-Founder

Simon has more than 24 years’ experience in Banking, Venture Capital, Corporate Finance, M&A and General Management, including: La Compagnie Financière Edmond de Rothschild; Economic Advisor to the Israeli Finance Minister; Head of Corporate Finance – Israel Discount Bank; Partner at Conseil & Strategies – Leading boutique investment bank in France.


As an advisor over the last 10 years, Simon has originated, executed or supervised more than 100 LBO’s and M&A / Fundraising transactions in a large array of industries, including growth capital investment in EMETTEL, a fast-growing Telecom infrastructure company. Within 18 months the shareholders sold it for 5 times the money and 195% IRR 


Simon also organised and led the acquisition of SIMAIR, a Tier-2 aeronautic supplier. SIMAIR was sold 5 years later for an estimated €50M, generating 25 times return on investment for the buyers 


Simon has advised a significant number of large companies, including TF1, ASOS, CTI Group, Eurosport, Bouygues Telecom, Sport Strategies and more 


He structured and raised funds for the top-performing Nitznanim AVX Kyocera VC Fund (the first VC in Israel with a US / Asian investor) which made 170% IRR for its LPs 

David Grunwald - Investment Committee

Former Vice President of Strategy & Innovation at $16bn market cap Farfetch, online global luxury goods marketplace where he had global responsibility for new ventures and start-up investments, and strategic innovation activities including a technology accelerator. He was also a member of Operating & Investment Committees 


Prior to FarFetch, David was Global Head of Partnerships (Google for Entrepreneurs) at Google Ventures / Alphabet with responsibility for Google Ventures’ strategic partnerships with best-in-class startup accelerators, incubators and funds 


Management consultant at Deloitte, with a focus on digital transformation, customer strategy and product in the European TMT sector 


Co-founder of Steelcube.com, ecommerce site targeting high-value customers with digital lifestyle & home products; Board Member / Advisor at: Agentz.ai (B2B AI assistant startup); Chelsea Rocks (lab-grown diamonds DTC startup); Mysteryvibe (wellbeing startup); Alma Primary (primary school); DeFINE (EU fashion tech innovation network); Diem Association Council 

Tatiana Millichap-Merrick - Business Development Executive

Tatiana graduated with a First Honours Degree in Business Management from The Manchester Metropolitan University.

She joined The ARIE Group in September 2020 and previously worked for one of their portfolio companies, Engage, as Marketing Manager.

Kirsty Greenwood - Director

Kirsty has worked in the alternative finance and EIS space for the last 15 years, working with several leading alternative investment houses providing her with diverse exposure to multiple investment sectors.


Prior to joining ARIE Capital, she was COO of an independent investment specialist, providing Financial Advisors, Accountants and Private Banks with an independent view of the media market, property and renewable energy. Kirsty also spent 6 years at a mid-market Investment Manager where she gained experience in business operations, financial compliance, and family offices.

Martin Taylor - Director

Martin has served as the Head of Business Development for Taurus Asset Finance (ARIE Capital's associate company) since November 2016.


Martin can leverage his strong relationships with accountants, IFA's, Wealth Managers and Family Offices as well high level contacts within the banking and real estate sectors.


Martin previously held senior roles with Lloyds Private Banking, PwC and the Scion Investment Group, among others.

Exit strategy

The Fund will look to invest in qualifying companies which we believe capable of achieving a strong potential exit within the timeframe of the Fund’s estimated 5-year life cycle. These scenarios are likely to be one of the following:

  • Trade Sale - A common means of exit to a trade buyer. This allows the management to withdraw from the business and open up the prospect of collaboration on larger projects
  • Acquisition - An acquisition where a company buys most or all of another firm’s ownership stakes to assume control of it.
  • Management Buyout – This is where a company’s management team purchases the assets and operations of the business that they manage.
  • Refinancing - The replacement of existing capital with a new debt obligation.

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