EMV Capital wins the ‘Industry Rising Star’ Awards at the Growth Investor Awards 2019

  • EMV Capital named as a winner in the fifth annual Growth Investor Awards
  • Identified as a market leader in the award for Industry Rising Star

London November 13th, 2019
EMV Capital has been named winner in the fifth annual Growth Investor Awards on Wednesday 6th November, the landmark event that celebrates the standout investment providers who help SMEs to thrive.

For five years, these awards have shone a spotlight on the providers who have an impact beyond investment: creating jobs, boosting economic growth, and supporting innovation. With the growth capital they provide, ambitious businesses are able to scale up and make the UK one of the most dynamic places in the world in which to start a business.

EMV Capital has won this prestigious award for Industry Rising Star. This award was open to all new entrants to the investment community. Judges looked for a company less than 2 years old that has successfully entered the market, rising to the challenge of sustainable growth, customer experience, employee engagement and corporate social responsibility to emerge as a future star of the industry.

Dr. Ilian Iliev, Manging Director at EMV Capital commented “We are pleased with the growing market recognition for EMV Capital’s unique investment strategy, blending EIS investment with strong corporate support, an execution focused investment management approach, as well as early internationalisation for UK industrial high-Tech companies”.

The 51 investment provider finalists celebrated this year have participated in over 3,300 fundraising rounds, investing £5.67 billion into growing businesses. This year, the growth investment they provide has helped almost 2,300 SMEs to create 1,600 jobs and turn over more than £200 million. And 45% of those SMEs are based outside of London, with three-quarters of them already expanding overseas.

“We launched the Growth Investor Awards five years ago to celebrate the inspiring individuals and leading organisations whose talents and commitment help growing businesses to power Britain’s economic growth,” said Guy Tolhurst, Managing Director of Intelligent Partnership, the organiser of these long-standing awards.

He added: “The winning companies at this year’s event demonstrate the impact beyond investment of growth capital. Every penny of investment in early-stage businesses has a real-world effect. It inspires optimism in growing teams, creates jobs, boosts regional economies, and drives innovation.”

Finalists have been chosen by Intelligent Partnership’s research team, guided by an advisory board. The best entries were passed to a second round of judging carried out by at least three people from an independent panel of 41 judges, to provide a diverse mix of qualified perspectives. All of the judges’ scores are collated to determine the winner, with all finalists receiving a personalised feedback and benchmarking report to provide insight about areas for improvement.

For further information please visit growthinvestorawards.com

About EMV Capital (www.emvcapital.com)

EMV Capital Ltd (EMVC) is a London-based award-winning investor focused on B2B companies in the industrial high-tech, energy, circular economy, smart cities and transportation sectors and healthcare. EMVC’s investments in UK, Israel and the US cover a range of technologies including robotics and AI, machine learning, materials science, IoT, advanced engineering, power electronics and medical devices. EMVC’s model is to develop a customized investment strategy for each company, combining its network of investors from Family Offices, Wealth Managers, Institutional VC investors and Corporate VC funds. While not an impact investor, EMVC understands the importance and value of the ESG principle, reflecting this within its investment thesis.

EMVC recognizes the benefits of corporate engagement for early-stage technology companies, with EMVC’s team having led and structured investments alongside some of the world’s leading corporations. EMVC can also provide advisory services to fast-track investment readiness as a specialist in techno-market strategy for IP-rich companies.

EMV Capital is an exclusive advisor to the EMVC Evergreen EIS Fund.  EMV Capital Limited is an appointed representative of Sapphire Capital Limited, which is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority. EMV Capital is also exclusive advisor to the EMVC Evergreen EIS Fund.

EMV Capital is also the winner of the ‘Best EIS Newcomer’ Award at EIS Association Awards 2018

About Intelligent Partnership (www.intelligent-partnership.com)

Intelligent Partnership is the UK’s leading authority on the alternative investment sector. IP specialises in providing engaging, relevant and cost-effective research, content and training on real assets, social impact, tax-efficient and alternative finance investments to financial services and investment professionals.  As a company IP’s aim is to help financial advisers deliver diversified, engaging and value-for-money investment options for their clients.

IP wants to provide advisers with the content, education, tools and support they need to evidence whole of market understanding, broaden their investment propositions and help their clients make informed decisions about how to manage their finances and invest for the future.

IP aims to deliver their services in an easily understood, efficient and transparent manner. Advisers are the focus of what IP does and everything is designed with the intention of making their lives easier, while ensuring they stay at the centre of the client relationship and are well placed to serve their clients needs.

IP’s reports, training and education programmes are accredited by the Chartered Insurance Institute (CII), Personal Finance Society (PFS) and the Institute for Securities & Investment (CISI) for CPD purposes.

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