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INVESTMENT IN STARTUPS IS HIGHLY SPECULATIVE AND INVOLVES A HIGH DEGREE OF RISK OF LOSS OF AN INVESTOR’S ENTIRE SUBSCRIPTION/INVESTMENT AMOUNT.
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- Scarcity of management, technical, scientific, research and marketing personnel with appropriate training;
- The possibility of lawsuits related to patents and intellectual property; and
- Rapidly changing investor sentiments and preferences with regard to technology sector investments;
- Any of the foregoing could have a material adverse effect on the performance on any investments made in startups;
- Sales cycles to enterprise customers is long;
- Investing in start-ups is risky and you may lose your entire investment.
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-any trust, with total assets in excess of $5 million, not formed to specifically purchase the subject securities, whose purchase is directed by a sophisticated person,
-any entity in which all of the equity owners are accredited investors.
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