In May 2019, HMRC released its statistics for companies raising funds covering the tax year 2017-2018.
£1.929bn raised under EIS for 3,920 companies – (HMRC estimate this will rise to £2.041bn and 4,130 companies as more returns are received) one of the largest raises on record;
£189m raised under SEIS for 2,320 companies;
London and the South East accounted for 67% of all EIS investment;
EIS has now raised over £20bn since 1994 funding 29,770 companies;