Investment Criteria


  • Sectors - B2B Retail 
  • Turnover – Existing business with product market fit and client case studies
  • Valuation - Pre-money valuation at £1 million - £5 million.
  • Management Team - Core Management Team in place
  • Proposition – SaaS solution delivering real value to retailer with a global addressable market
  • Scalable – Must demonstrate opportunity for explosive growth.
  • Exit – Realistic exit plans within 5-7 year timeframe usually by identified trade sale.
  • Investment Sought - £200,000 to £2 million
  • EIS - Eligible for private investor tax relief under the Enterprise Investment Scheme is preferable


If you think that your company matches these criteria then please submit your funding enquiry and we will get in touch with an invitation to attend our fortnightly investment briefings for companies.


Validifys' experienced deal managers provide companies with thorough investment preparation and corporate finance advice, structuring an attractive deal to give the best chance of investment success.

The investment process involves five key stages:

  1. Preparation. Corporate finance advice and thorough investment preparation work including investment notes, due diligence packs and hosting a secure online data room.
  2. Promotion. Extensive marketing and promotion across our international investor network through tailored introductions, showcasing at investor events and on our online platform for sophisticated investors.
  3. Deal Negotiations. We manage the funding timetable and handle investment negotiations, providing guidance and advice through to deal closure.
  4. Further Funding We regularly manage further fundraising rounds as companies grow and expand. With established company insight, additional funding rounds can be initiated quickly, often re-marketing to warm investor leads.
  5. Investor Relations Envestors’ platform facilitates improved investor relations, with the secure platform enabling companies to easily update and communicate with shareholders and often gain greater strategic value from their investors. Learn more about the Envestry Platform


Our fees and charges structure is clear and transparent and is fully explained to companies at the initial Investment Briefing session. We charge for three elements of work.

  • Preparation and Advisory Charges
  • Marketing and Promotion Charges
  • Success Fees

Qualifying investors are not changed for membership of the Validifys network, but must meet the FCA’s sophisticated investor criteria, Minimum subscription per investor is £25,000.