⚠️ Risk Warnings & Disclaimers

Investing in startups and early stage businesses entails certain risks, including (but not limited to) :

  • Illiquidity

  • Lack of dividends

  • Potential total loss of investment

  • Dilution.

This website and its communications are intended solely for experienced investors with sufficient knowledge and expertise to comprehend the processes and associated risks.

If you feel unable to evaluate your expertise adequately, please refrain from using this website. The details exposed do not replace individual judgment, and it is recommended to consult qualified professional advisors (including financial, legal, accounting, or tax experts) before making any investment decisions.

Loss of Capital

Investing in early stage private companies carries higher risks than traditional asset sectors, and certain investments may result in a total loss of the capital invested. Do not invest more capital than you can afford to lose without altering your standard of living.

Lack of Liquidity

Investments in privately held companies will be highly illiquid, and there may be no recognized market for such shares or assets. It is crucial to understand that selling shares may be difficult or even impossible, except through specific events like an IPO or a secondary private market transaction. Investors should be prepared to hold their interests for the full term of their investments.

Risk of Dilution

Companies raising additional capital and issuing new shares may dilute existing shareholders' ownership percentage, potentially impacting their investment returns. Granting options to employees, advisors, or partners may also contribute to dilution.

Rarity of Dividends

Early-stage and growth-stage companies may reinvest profits into the business, leading to a lack of dividends in the short term. Dividends and returns are typically realized upon an exit event, such as an IPO, acquisition, or secondary private market transaction.

Importance of Diversification

Investing in privately held companies should be part of a diversified portfolio strategy. It is essential to invest relatively small amounts in multiple businesses to mitigate risks effectively.

Past Performance is Not Indicative of Future Results

Past performance is not a reliable indicator of future investment performance. Please do not rely solely on past success as a guarantee of future returns.


Forecasts and graphs are forward-looking statements that may differ materially from actual events or results due to various risks and uncertainties. Investors should not place undue reliance on forward-looking statements.

General Disclaimer

2nd Brain VC and its partners shall not be liable for any damages, direct or indirect, arising from investments, compliance breaches or the use of this website.

The investment schemes mentioned are not supervised by European Regulators, and they may not be distributed to non-qualified investors, hence not benefiting from the protection offered to retail investors. Please note that this is not an offer, solicitation of an offer, or advice to buy or sell securities in any jurisdiction.

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