Decision time. I’ve invested in the Beer & Partners EIS Scheme.
For me it’s a way of gaining some immediate diversification and a chance to learn from an already successful fund manager who has made over 40 investments on his own account. Moreover, Simon Hunt is personally a significant investor in the club. About half of the investments they’ve made so far are in the security, sustainability and instrumentation domains which are the focus for Qi3 Accelerator. The others are mainly in IT and medical devices. I would be interested in medical stuff, but I’m far too squeamish. We looked at 9 EIS funds before settling on Beers.