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This article was written by SyndicateRoom's very own CTO, Tom Britton:

"Investing in start-ups is risky as it is but if you don’t make money when you back the successful companies, it doesn’t matter how good you are at spotting the next great opportunity - you are still going to lose your money.

Platforms that do not take the steps to protect investors are basically allowing the crowd to give their money away and disguising it as investments in start-ups.

The crowd seems to be buying it but hopefully I’ve just helped you, dear reader, to make a slightly more informed decision on how and where to invest your hard earned money."

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