How to successfully pass the Sign-Up Quiz

In order to pass the test, there are a few things you should be aware of:

  1. The majority of startups and early stage businesses fail.
  2. In the event that a business fails, no one is liable to pay you back the amount you invested in the equity of a private business and your investment will be lost.
  3. If you invest in the equity of a private business and decide you would like your money back, it is unlikely that you will be able to sell your shares. Investing in startups is a long term process and you should be aware of this.
  4. Typically, startups and growth focused businesses do not pay dividends to their investors.
  5. While IFG invests in each deal it sources, it does not offer any regulated financial advice to investors.
  6. As the startup grows and issues additional shares, be prepared for your shares to be diluted and represent less of the business than when you first invested.
  7. Investing in a private equity business poses a high risk, because of this you should only invest a small proportion of your available capital in these companies.
  8. IFG.VC investments are not covered by the FSCS - The FSCS does not cover investments into private companies. You can find out about what the FSCS does cover here