Account Setup

Please fill out the following details to create your personal account.

Investor Type

Please select the option which best describes you as an investor.


Sophisticated Investor

You must have invested in more than one unlisted company in the last two years.

High Net Worth Investor

If you earn more than £100,000 a year or have net assets of more than £250,000.

Restricted Investor

You have not invested more than 10% of your net assets in non-readily realisable securities.

Institutional Investor

You qualify as an investment firm or authorised/regulated financial institution.

Sophisticated Investor

Statement for Self-Certified Sophisticated Investor

I hereby declare that I am a self-certified sophisticated investor for the purposes of the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 Financial Promotion Order 2005. I understand that this means:

  • 1. I can receive financial promotions that may not have been approved by a person authorised by the Financial Conduct Authority;

  • 2. The Content of such financial promotions may not conform to rules issued by the Financial Conduct Authority;

  • 3. By signing this statement I may lose significant rights;

  • 4. I may have no right to complain to either of the following -
        a. The Financial Conduct Authority; or
        b. The Financial Ombudsman Scheme;

  • 5. I may have no right to seek compensation from the Financial Services Compensation Scheme.

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

  • 1. 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;

  • 2. I have made more than one investment in an unlisted company in the two years prior to the date below;

  • 3. 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;

  • 4. 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 I can lose my property and other assets from making investment decisions based on financial promotions.

  • I am aware that it is open to me to seek advice from someone who specialises in advising on investments.

High Net Worth Investor

Statement for Certified High Net Worth Individual

I declare that I am a certified high net worth individual for the purposes of the Financial Services and markets Act 2000 (Financial Promotion) Order 2001 I understand that this means:

  • 1. I can receive financial promotions that may not have already been approved by a person authorised by the Financial Conduct Authority;

  • 2. The content of such financial promotion may not conform to rules issued by the Financial Services Authority;

  • 3. By signing this statement I may lose significant rights;

  • 4. I may have no right to complain to either of the following –
        a. The Financial Conduct Authority; or
        b. The Financial Ombudsman Scheme;

  • 5. I may have no right to seek compensation from the Financial Services Compensation Scheme.

I am a certified high net worth individual because of at least one of the following applies:

  • 1. I had, during the financial year immediately preceding the date below, an annual income to the value of £100,000 or more;

  • 2. I held, throughout the financial year immediately preceding the date below, net assets to the value of £250,000 or more. Net assets for the purpose do not include:
        a. The property which is my primary residence or any loan secured on that residence;
        b. Any rights of mine under a qualifying contract of insurance within the meaning of the Financial Services and market Act 2000 (Regulated Activities) Order 2001; or
        c. Any benefits (in the form of pensions or otherwise) which are repayable on the termination of my service or on my death or retirement and to which I am (or my dependents are), or may be, entitled.

  • I accept that I can lose my property and other assets from making investments decision based on financial promotions.

  • I am aware that it is open to me to seek advice from someone who specialises in advising on investments.

Restricted Investor

Statement for Certified Restricted Investor

I make this statement so that I can receive promotional communications relating to non-readily realisable securities as a restricted investor. I declare that I qualify as a restricted investor because:

  • a) in the twelve months preceding the date below, I have not invested more than 10% of my net assets in non-readily realisable securities; and
    b) I undertake that in the twelve months following the date below, I will not invest more than 10% of my net assets in non-readily realisable securities.

Net assets for these purposes do not include:

  • a) the property which is my primary residence or any money raised through a loan secured on that property;
    b) any rights of mine under a qualifying contract of insurance; or
    c) any benefits (in the form of pensions or otherwise) which are payable on the termination of my service or on my death or retirement and to which I am (or my dependants are), or may be entitled.

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 to seek advice from an authorised person who specialises in advising on non-readily realisable securities.

Institutional Investor

Statement for Certified Institutional Investor

The directors of company listed below (“the Applicant”) hereby declare that the applicant is an institutional investor for the purposes of the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 Financial Promotion Order 2005.

The Applicant understand that this means:

  • 1. the Applicant can receive financial promotions that may not have been approved by a person authorised by the Financial Conduct Authority;
    2. the Content of such financial promotions may not conform to rules issued by the Financial Conduct Authority;
    3. by signing this statement I the Applicant may lose significant rights;
    4. The Applicant may have no right to complain to either of the following-
    i. The Financial Conduct Authority; or
    ii. The Financial Ombudsman Scheme;
    5. The Applicant may have no right to seek compensation from the Financial Services Compensation Scheme.

The Applicant qualifies as a Qualified Investor because at least one of the following applies:

  • a. credit institution;
    b. an investment firm;
    c. any other authorised or regulated financial institution;
    d. a collective investment scheme or the management company of such a scheme;
    e. a pension fund or the management company of a pension fund;
    f. a commodity or commodity derivatives dealer;
    g. any other institutional investor.

The Applicant accepts that the investments to which the promotions will relate may expose it to a significant risk of losing all of the money or other property invested. The Applicant is aware that it is open to seek advice from an authorised person who specialises in advising on non-readily realisable securities.

I read and understand the statement and hereby certify that it applies to me.

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