Self-certified Sophisticated Investor

 

This group is for people who have invested in more than one unlisted company in the last two years or been a member of a business angel syndicate or network for at least six months.

Investor statement

I declare that I am a self-certified sophisticated investor for the purposes of the restriction on promotion of non-readily realisable securities. I understand that this means:

  • I can receive promotional communications made by a person who is authorised by the Financial Conduct Authority which relate to investment activity in non-readily realisable securities;

  • The investments to which the promotions will relate may expose me to a significant risk of losing all of the property invested.

I am a self-certified sophisticated investor because at least one of the following applies:

  • I am a member of a network or syndicate of business angels and have been so for at least the last six months prior to the date below;

  • I have made more than one investment in an unlisted company, including via Crowdcube, in the two years prior to the date below;

  • I am working, or have worked in the two years prior to the date below, in a professional capacity in the private equity sector, or in the provision of finance for small and medium enterprises;

  • I am currently, or have been in the two years prior to the date below, a director of a company with an annual turnover of at least £1 million.

I accept that the investments to which the promotions will relate may expose me to a significant risk of losing all of the money or other property invested. I am aware that it is open to me seek advice from someone who specialises in advising on non-readily realisable securities.