In the UK, more than 50,000 new companies launch every month; in the US, this figure surpasses 500,000. With so many startups entering the ring, everyone is eager to be in with a chance of spotting the next Facebook. But early-stage investing is different from backing any other asset class and very high risk. Before you dive in, you need to nail the fundamentals.

In this guide you will learn about:

Due diligence

Diversified portfolio

Investor protections

Company exits

When things go wrong

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