Don't invest unless you're prepared to lose all the money you invest. This is a high-risk investment and you are unlikely to be protected if something goes wrong.
Risk Summary

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Due to the potential for losses, the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) considers this investment to be high risk.

What are the key risks?

  • You could lose all the money you invest
  • Most investments are shares in start-up businesses or bonds issued by them. Investors in these shares or bonds often lose 100% of the money they invested, as most start-up businesses fail.
  • Checks on the businesses you are investing in, such as how well they are expected to perform, may not have been carried out by the platform you are investing through. You should do your own research before investing.

You won't get your money back quickly

  • Even if the business you invest in is successful, it will likely take several years to get your money back.
  • The most likely way to get your money back is if the business is bought by another business or lists its shares on an exchange such as the London Stock Exchange. These events are not common.
  • Start-up businesses very rarely pay you back through dividends. You should not expect to get your money back this way.
  • Some platforms may give you the opportunity to sell your investment early through a 'secondary market' or 'bulletin board', but there is no guarantee you will find a buyer at the price you are willing to sell.

Don't put all your eggs in one basket

  • Putting all your money into a single business or type of investment for example, is risky. Spreading your money across different investments makes you less dependent on any one to do well. A good rule of thumb is not to invest more than 10% of your money in high-risk investments. Learn more here.

The value of your investment can be reduced

  • If your investment is shares, the percentage of the business that you own will decrease if the business issues more shares. This could mean that the value of your investment reduces, depending on how much the business grows. Most start-up businesses issue multiple rounds of shares.
  • These new shares could have additional rights that your shares don't have, such as the right to receive a fixed dividend, which could further reduce your chances of getting a return on your investment.

You are unlikely to be protected if something goes wrong

  • Protection from the Financial Services Compensation Scheme (FSCS), in relation to claims against failed regulated firms, does not cover poor investment performance. Try the FSCS investment protection checker.
  • Protection from the Financial Ombudsman Service (FOS) does not cover poor investment performance. If you have a complaint against an FCA-regulated platform, FOS may be able to consider it. Learn more about FOS protection here.

If you are interested in learning more about how to protect yourself, visit the FCA's website here.

For further information about investment-based crowdfunding, visit the crowdfunding section of the FCA's website here.

Investment Campaigns

Intelligence Fusion: investment opportunity has been extended!

Intelligence Fusion have made the decision to extend their current investment opportunity for an additional 30 days to accommodate further discussions.

Currently 87% funded, it's a true co-investment campaign, with two Venture Capital Funds currently investing alongside 12 online investors - and with four weeks now left, there's still opportunity to take part in the investment (with a minimum investment of just £100).

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What is the investment opportunity?

Intelligence Fusion is a highly scaleable software-as-a-service (SaaS) business. The company specialises in providing global security companies and their customers with detailed, up-to-date information on incidents around the world.

Whether that’s helping oil and gas companies operate in Iraq or supporting an internationally renowned film production company on location in Africa, Intelligence Fusion provide the security companies protecting these global businesses with detailed incident reporting in key geographical locations. This ensures informed decisions are made to offer maximum protection.

In an increasingly volatile world, companies face increased risk. Terror attacks have placed significant travel risk for those companies operating globally. In-house security teams and external security companies rely on detailed information and situational awareness to make key security decisions.

Intelligence Fusion’s technology led solution provides information at a scale and frequency in-house teams are unable to match.

Invest now

The investment raise so far

The company has raised £348,600, reaching 87% of the £400,000 funding target.

Investors have the opportunity to co-invest alongside two Venture Capital Funds and 12 sophisticated investors.

Highlights of the opportunity include:

 - Growing Market

The need for intelligence and situational awareness crosses multiple sectors and markets provides a wide customer base

 - Experienced Team

The founders are ex-military intelligence and have significant industry experience working for many of the market leading security companies

 - Scaleable Business Model

Intelligence Fusion is a technology led SaaS business with a recurring revenue model and forward billing with the potential to generate strong cash flow

 - Revenue Generating

The company has proved the business and revenue model having already sold subscriptions

 - Clear Value Proposition

The company collects, collates and distributes information at a depth, breadth and speed in-house teams would find difficult to achieve. This enables security companies and their customers to focus resources on data analysis to more effectively protect their people and assets.

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EIS Tax Reliefs

As an EIS-eligible investment opportunity, investing in Intelligence Fusion can provide a range of tax reliefs (depending on personal circumstances) including the following:

  • Up to 30% upfront Income Tax relief
  • Capital Gains Tax (CGT) relief
  • Inheritance Tax (IHT) relief 
  • CGT deferral relief

How to invest

With only a small allocation of the funding round remaining, to invest, begin by viewing the online investment pitch.

With the investment pitch having full details of the campaign, if you have any questions related to the raise, please contact us.


Driving Growth.
Creating Value.
Delivering Impact.

Backed by

Growth Capital Ventures (GCV) is backed by funds managed by Maven Capital Partners, one of the UK’s leading private equity and alternative asset managers.