Investing in early stage companies is a higher risk / higher return investment strategy and should only be carried out as part of a wider investment strategy. If you are in any doubt about the availability of any tax reliefs, or the tax treatment of your investment, you should obtain independent tax advice before proceeding with your investment.
When assessing an early stage business investment opportunity, it’s useful to consider a number of key areas that can help to make an informed investment decision;
Remember, investing in early stage businesses can be exciting and rewarding. However, it is a higher risk, higher return investing strategy and investors should not invest money they can not afford to lose. Capital is at risk.
3.Achievements to date
5.Target Investor Returns
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