Vala EIS Portfolio

Investing in trailblazing companies run by inspirational founders.

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Fund overview

The Vala EIS Portfolio invests in start-ups and early growth stage companies run by inspirational founders.
All the companies the fund invests in are selected and mentored by our team of highly experienced entrepreneurs, who have decades of experience of starting, growing and selling businesses.
We stick to investing in the sectors that our investment committee knows best: technology, engineering, fintech, media & entertainment, lifestyle brands, and food & beverages.
The fund typically invests in tranches, closing investments into multiple companies over a short period of time. This approach means investors' funds are fully invested into EIS-qualifying companies within 3 to 6 months of subscription.


Your capital is at risk and should only invest what you can afford to lose. Tax reliefs will depend on your individual circumstances and tax legislation can change. We always recommend that you apply to invest after consulting with a suitably qualified financial adviser.

What we invest in

Example companies from our portfolio

The Vala difference

Jasper Smith, founder of Vala, explains what makes our approach to investing in start-ups different.

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Investment Committee

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If you are an investor, you'll also need to complete a simple declaration so that we can comply with FCA rules.


Vala Capital Ltd (FCA number 827386) is an appointed representative of Sapphire Capital Partners LLP, which is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority with firm reference number 565716. Our address is Audley House, 12-12a Margaret Street, London, W1W 8RH.

Investing in start-ups and early-stage companies involves risks, including illiquidity, lack of dividends, loss of investment and dilution. It should be done only as part of a diversified portfolio. There is no assurance that the investment objectives of any investment opportunity will be achieved or that the strategies and methods described herein will be successful. Past performance is not necessarily a guide to future performance and the value of an investment may go down as well as up.

The investments which we promote are targeted exclusively at investors who understand the risks of investing in early-stage businesses and can make their own investment decisions. Any pitches for investment are not offers to the public and investments can only be made through Sapphire Capital Partners LLP as the fund manager. Neither Vala Capital Ltd, Sapphire Capital Partners LLP nor any of their members, directors or employees provide any financial, legal or tax advice in relation to the investments and investors are recommended to seek independent advice before committing or if they have any doubts as to the appropriateness or suitability of such an investment in relation to their specific circumstances.

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