The early stage venture capital market depends on a flow of funds from High Net-Worth Individuals and Government. Government funds are distributed through professional fund managers whereas the private individual invests either alone or through an informal network or syndicate. Acceleris has expertise in arranging investments on behalf of individuals which helps reduce or manage the risk associated with investing in this stage of the private equity market.
it is vital that an individual has a spread of investments in this sector because it is notoriously difficult to “pick the winners”. The UK tax system provides some relief but a simple portfolio approach must be adopted. Acceleris will help individuals wishing to build a portfolio and will provide a regular reporting service that helps keep track of progress in individual positions. The shares are still held in the individuals name but monitoring of the investment is carried out in a collective way, which will improve communications and influence with investee companies.