OION Fund

Launched in 2014, the OION SEIS/EIS Fund focuses upon investments in IPR–driven/disruptive  UK companies, with a bias towards university spin-outs, and a geographic focus upon Oxford, the surrounding science parks, and increasingly, the Midlands, and the Bristol area.

In managing the OION Fund, we partner with Oxford Investment Opportunity Network Limited – one of the longest established and possibly the largest private investor network in the UK, with a proven track record of identifying high potential early-stage businesses. The Investee companies are sourced through three OION managed investor networks which through their investment events and extensive membership have developed an unrivalled understanding and knowledge of the regions and their entrepreneurs. In addition, the OION team provide critical pre and post investment advice and support, enhanced by subsequent access to experienced business advisers.

Innvotec’s fund-partnership with OION began in 2014, and the Fund offers investors a highly focused choice of investment in SEIS/ EIS-qualifying companies, or a combination thereof. The OION funds have now made investments in around 25 companies – and have become one of the highest performing portfolios within the Innvotec portfolio of tax-efficient funds.

The OION fund is an evergreen fund, with quarterly closings, which means an investor's commitment is always invested within 3 months of receipt of funds, which, in turn, means timely receipt of HMRC certificates. 

For more details, please see the supporting documents accessible through this page. An Allenbridge Report is available on request.

OION Fund - Application Pack

OION Fund - Information Memorandum 

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​Innvotec SEIS funds overall performance

"I invested in the Innvotec SEIS fund in 2013 and have been delighted with its performance over the past 4 years. Having got to know John M and the team who manage Innvotec, I find them approachable, responsive and full of integrity with an exceptional pre-investment approach. As an adjunct, I have also taken up an investor/mentor role with one of the invested FinTech businesses, which is incredibly stimulating and fulfilling. "
"I had been disappointed by the returns available through the conventional share investments – and more recently by the widely varying performance of VCTs. Investing through an SEIS/EIS hybrid fund provides access to both types of such businesses – and also ensures that the full tax advantages of such investment are maximised. I was attracted to Innvotec as a fund manager, both by virtue of its excellent track record in both EIS and SEIS funds, and the fact that its charges among are amongst the lowest in the sector. "
"As a retired plc director I had some knowledge of investment, but being relatively new to such early-stage businesses, I was also concerned about risk. The OION fund was therefore an ideal way to spread this risk across multiple businesses and sectors and still enjoy the exceptional levels of tax relief. In the first semi-annual report I was delighted to see the progress which of the achieved within the fund - and will be including the new hybrid fund within my investment portfolio for this tax year."
"As a retired city lawyer, I was looking for a tax efficient – but hands off – scheme which would enable me to achieve both deductibility at the point of investment, and avoidance of capital gains. I was also attracted to the opportunity to support and back emerging enterprises from their earliest stages. Fund administration and communication by Innvotec have been to a particularly high standard; compliance with HMRC rules is straightforward, and as part of a broader investment portfolio, managed SEIS funds have an important role to play. "
"As an architect running a busy partnership, I was looking for a way of investing within a scheme which offered both high potential growth, and commensurate tax efficiency. Innvotec – with one of the longest track records within its sector, and a consistent and high level published returns – seemed an immediate and obvious choice. "
"Together with colleagues, I have introduced a number of private clients to the Innvotec managed funds. A key element of our selection criteria is transparency. Both ourselves and our clients appreciate a firm whose product charging really does favour the private investor. We have become accustomed to good performance, a highly professional team and quality of service."