Website Terms of Use

Nothing on this website shall constitute an offer of or the solicitation of an offer to invest or sell, nor shall there be any sale of any investments or commitments in connection with this website in any jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful, including in the United Kingdom. The contents of this website do not constitute investment, legal, tax or other advice and should not be taken as such.

Risk Warnings

Investment in businesses entails substantial risks as well as the possibility of high rewards. It is highly speculative and potential investors should be aware that: (a) they could lose the total value of their investment; and (b) no established market exists for the trading of shares in private companies, making it difficult to sell your shares. It should not be assumed that investments will be profitable and Investors are reminded that and that they might not get back the amount that they originally invested. Connected Capital LLP cannot advise on the merits or risks of investments.

Investing in businesses which are not quoted on any stock exchange carries risks, in particular:

  • Loss of Capital. Investors should only invest an amount that they are willing to lose and should balance this with safer, more liquid investments, to spread risk. Many early-stage businesses fail or do not scale as planned.
  • Dependence on the directors. The success of many investee companies will depend in part upon the ability of their directors to develop and maintain a strategy that achieves the company’s investment objectives. As a result, the departure of a director may result in the deterioration of an investee company’s performance.
  • Lack of operating history. Some companies have no substantive operating history upon which prospective investors can evaluate likely performance.
  • Forecasts and Past performance. Neither past performance nor forecasts should be seen as an indication of future performance.
  • Diversification. You can reduce your risk by spreading your investment across multiple deals, rather than investing all available funds in one deal.
  • Illiquidity. Equity investments lack liquidity, meaning that they cannot be sold easily and they are unlikely to be listed on a secondary trading market, such as AIM or the London Stock Exchange.
  • Rarity of Dividends. Dividends are payments made by a business to its shareholders from the company’s profits. Many start-ups and early-stage companies rarely pay dividends to their investors. This means that you are unlikely to see a return on your investment unless you sell your shares. Even for a successful business, this is unlikely to occur for a number of years from the time you make your investment.
  • Dilution. Equity investment in shares may be subject to dilution, if the investee company issues more shares. If under the investor agreement, investors are given “pre-emption rights”, in the event of a further fundraising, they are entitled to buy a proportionate number of shares, enabling them to maintain their percentage shareholding in the company. If investors do not exercise their pre-emption rights, their shareholding will be diluted, affecting the voting rights, dividends and value of their shares.

Potential investors are strongly advised to take professional and financial advice before making any investment decisions.


This website contains material which is owned by or licensed to us. This material includes, but is not limited to, the design, layout, look, appearance and graphics. Reproduction is prohibited other than in accordance with the copyright notice, which forms part of these terms of use.

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You are prohibited from reproducing or distributing in whole or in part any of the material found on this website unless expressly permitted.

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Unauthorised use of this website may give rise to a claim for damages and/or be a criminal offence.

Links to other websites

In some cases, we may provide links to third party websites for your convenience or to provide further information. We endeavour to select the most appropriate websites to link with; however, we do not control the content of their websites, do not endorse them and cannot accept liability for the content, product offerings or the availability of those linked websites.


The provisions of this section should be read carefully as they exclude or limit our legal liability in connection with your use of this website.

Nothing in these terms of use shall exclude, limit or restrict our duties and liabilities to customers in accordance with their statutory rights.

While we have taken all reasonable steps to ensure the accuracy and completeness of the content of the website, we exclude any warranties, undertakings or representations (either express or implied) to the full extent permitted under applicable law, that the website or (including without limitation) all or any part of the content or materials, accuracy, availability or completeness of the content of the website or any part of the content or materials are appropriate or available for use either in the United Kingdom or in other jurisdictions. If you use this website from other jurisdictions, you are responsible for compliance with applicable local laws.

We accept no liability in contract, tort, negligence, statutory duty or otherwise (to the maximum extent permitted by applicable law) arising out of the use of or access to this website (which includes without limitation) any errors or omissions contained in this website or if the website is unavailable and we shall not be liable for any direct or indirect: economic losses (including without limitation loss of revenues, data, profits, contracts, use, opportunity, business or anticipated savings); loss of goodwill or reputation; special, incidental or consequential loss or damage, suffered or incurred arising out of or in connection with your use of this website and these terms of use.

Access to and use of this website is at the user’s own risk and we do not warrant that the use of this website or any material downloaded from it will not cause damage to any property, or otherwise minimise or eliminate the inherent risks of the internet including but not limited to loss of data, computer virus infection, spyware, malicious software, trojans and worms. Also, we accept no liability in respect of losses or damages arising out of changes made to the content of this website by unauthorised third parties.

To provide increased value to users of this website, we may provide links to other websites or resources for you to access at your sole discretion. You acknowledge and agree that, as you have chosen to enter the linked website we are not responsible for the availability of such external sites or resources, and do not review or endorse and shall not be responsible or liable, directly or indirectly, for:

  • the privacy practices of such websites,
  • the content of such websites, including (without limitation) any advertising, content, products, goods or other materials or services on or available from such websites or resources,
  • the use that others make of these websites or resources, and / or
  • any damage, loss or offence caused or alleged to be caused by, or in connection with, the use of or reliance on any such advertising, content, products, goods or other materials or services available on such external websites or resources.


We are unable to guarantee the confidentiality or security of any data passing via this website. Accordingly, your use of this website is at your own risk.

Governing Law

This website and your use of it will be governed by the laws of England and Wales and in the event of a dispute arising between us, the courts of England will have exclusive jurisdiction in resolving that dispute. The pages on this website comply with relevant UK legislation and regulations and are intended only to be used by people in the UK.

Changes to our terms of use

We may change these terms of use at any time and will display only the current version on our website. If you access our website after we have changed these terms of use you will be accepting the changed versions.