World's first passive startup fund which relies on algos has fully invested its £4.5m total

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SyndicateRoom's Fund Twenty8 replicates index-tracking funds in venture capital (Source: Getty)

The world's first passive Enterprise Investment Scheme (EIS) fund has fully invested its £4.5m total.

The innovative Fund Twenty8, run by investment platform SyndicateRoom, is designed to offer retail investors a low-fee portfolio-based approach to startup investing.

Fund Twenty8 relies on algorithms to invest its capital in opportunities which are proving popular with high-net-worth and sophisticated investors on the SyndicateRoom platform.

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“The fund has built a really impressive portfolio and it’s already beginning to show very promising signs,” said SyndicateRoom’s chief investment officer James Sore.

“One among our portfolio has already secured an additional £4.5m in capital from a large institutional investor.”

The firm has already started raising a second Fund Twenty8, which will be capped a total of £9m and will close in March.

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