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.
Target return
Diverse portfolio
6 to 10 companies
Deployment period
Typically within six months
Holding period
3 to 5 years+
Minimum subscription
EIS Advanced Assurance
Secured before share purchase


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

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Want to see the next companies that the fund might invest in? Learn more by requesting our pipeline document.

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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