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Bringing VCT investment to life

VCTs provide finance to some of the most dynamic small businesses in the UK to help them grow. This area of the site takes a closer look at how VCTs have helped some of these exciting companies to flourish. 

Though the companies VCTs invest in start small, and are high risk, they can become household names in the future, helping to create jobs and economic growth. The Government offers generous tax breaks to compensate investors for the risks involved. But you should not invest in a VCT solely for the tax benefits and you should make sure you understand the risks.

If you are new to VCTs you might like to start with our VCT guide, Going for Growth which explains the risks and benefits of investing in VCTs.

Case studies

Mirriad (backed by Edge Investments)

Using technology to help advertisers deal with viewers skipping commercials.

DySIS Medical (backed by Albion Ventures LLP)

Leading the fight against cervical cancer.

The Gro Company (backed by Mobeus Equity Partners)

Helping the leading safe sleep company expand internationally.

Brewhouse and Kitchen (backed by Puma Investments)

Bringing the microbrewery direct to the customer.

CREATE Fertility (backed by Livingbridge)

Changing the way IVF works in the UK.

Secret Escapes (backed by Octopus Investments)

Creating a global brand in online luxury travel.

Kidspace Adventures (backed by Downing)

Kidspace runs play centres and a visitor attraction for children around London.