Kelvin Capital is looking to expand its network of members and is keen to speak to individuals who are interested in investing in start up and early stage technology based businesses in Scotland.
If you are interested in investing in early stage businesses in Scotland please contact us for an informal discussion.
We recognise that some members wish to be entirely passive investors but others may wish to work with the portfolio businesses applying their expertise to help them deliver success.
Kelvin Capital is committed to ensure ongoing and appropriate communications with our investors. There will be regular updates via our news blog as the portfolio businesses grow and there will be regular events where the businesses can showcase their progress. All the information for each investment will be available to investors via our via our Cloud Software. This will include business plans, due diligence and regular monthly monitoring reports.
Kelvin Capital investments are fully EIS approved to ensure that investors can take advantage of the tax benefits this provides. The tax benefits are significant as can be seen from the following case study:
|EIS Qualifying Investment||Non-Qualifying Company|
|Net Cost of Investment||7,000||10,000|
|After 3 years Capital Gains Tax Rate||0%||18-28%|
|After 2 years, Inheritance Tax Rate||0%||40%|
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Our core team consists of experienced investors in the venture capital sector. All of our core team have made significant investments in our portfolio companies. The team are committed in identifying and investing in businesses that will deliver significant growth. The commitment goes beyond investment to providing support and personal involvement in the portfolio companies and access to their extensive business networks.
John qualified as a Chartered Accountant after completing a degree in Computer Science. John has accumulated extensive experience in managing rapid growth within companies most recently at IDOX plc.
where organic growth was supplemented by a number of acquisitions. John has strong commercial, corporate finance, and corporate governance experience. He is a member of the Accounting Standards Committee of the Institute Of Chartered Accountants of Scotland.
Jim provides leadership in a number of high growth start up businesses including Wideblue Ltd where he led the management buy out of the company from the Polaroid Corporation. Jim is an innovative
and experienced business leader having been MD of Polaroid (UK) Ltd until 2006. In addition, Jim was head of marketing development for Polaroid's commercial products division from 2000-2005 where he led an international team to deliver a turn over in excess of $300m per annum. Jim is a member of the Scottish Enterprise West of Scotland advisory board and has over the last few years supported Scottish Enterprise in a number of key advisory roles.
Hector set up his own corporate law firm in 1993 having retired as a Partner from Dorman Jeffrey & Co in December 1992. Earlier he had been a Partner and the Managing Partner of Bishops. Hector's specialisation
has always been in company and commercial law notably in mergers and acquisitions. A significant amount of Hector's work has been in the Technology field. He was a founding owner and Director of TSC, a pioneer in clerical outsourcing mainly for banks and the utilities. Hector's private family investment fund Lancaster Capital has to date provided equity funding for over 18 companies based in Scotland.
Kevin is qualified as a chartered accountant, and has worked in industry as a finance director of a group of companies based in the UK and South Africa. He then moved on to found his own very successful
chartered accountant firm. Kevin now holds a number of non executive directorships advising companies on strategy, business planning, financial matters and corporate governance.