What percentage of your portfolio is invested in startups and crowd funds?

The subject says it all really - just curious to see what sort of levels of investment are being made in crowdfunds.

Thanks a lot,

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5%, but I don’t have much money and am quite young so less risk-averse.

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0% before Freetrade, now about 30% :sweat_smile:

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Like 60% crowdfunding. I didn’t realise that so many failed, beginner error. Trying to rectify now. The polished pitch videos are so persuasive…

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I also made an exception for freetrade
Couldn’t resist

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It depends which you have helped to fund! I know some people who have strong crowdfund portfolios which have had decent returns. It is about diversification but even more than that having a good eye for these things. Some people are just born with the sight!

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About 40% :grimacing:

Most of that is Monzo and Freetrade though

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@Rat_au_van Guilty as charged! Monzo and FT were too enticing! I have a few other crowdfunds in the portfolio, but it makes up about 10% overall.

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Crowdfunding stocks are just ‘fun’ stocks, not ones I’m relying on for my retirement! :sweat_smile:

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About 10% ish I think that’s a bit too high really so I’m not even looking at crowdfunding sites at the moment

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Goddam general jonny, you got nerves

They do all have flashy pitches, but i guess only 10% will give a return?

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20% among a diverse portfolio of startups - not intentionally, I hadn’t anticipated how hard to rebalance startups would be (as they’re so illiquid) without foregoing the opportunities that come my way. With some exits, I’ll hopefully get to my target allocation of ~10%.

I’m sure we all know but I feel like someone needs to be that guy reminding us that startups incredibly risky, and we shouldn’t get carried away - however exciting it may seem! And to diversify! As much as I believe in freetrade to have >20% in this one company would be asking for trouble!

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20% right now. But not planning anymore unless it’s a compelling opportunity like Freetrade or Monzo.

I’ve been crowdfunding since 2012 . I’ve had a few exits and also failed businesses. Thank goodness for EIS and SEIS. I was able to claim tax relief and loss relief (on failed ones).

Largest investments: FreeTrade, Monzo, Crowdcube, Seedrs, WiseAlpha & JustPark.

I’ve got about 5-6% invested in Freetrade, which is my only crowdfunding endeavour. I’ve looked at maybe 20 other proposals on crowdcube and they either don’t look that great or i don’t have enough knowledge to understand the business, but i will still check their marketing emails.

I use freetrade and interact with the staff on the forum so I trust the company, what I know at least! I’ve also read the pitch deck and although it’s pretty ambitious, it could be feasible.

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Between 1% - 2% for me so also just a bit of fun. With the EIS Income Tax / Loss relief you can’t go too far wrong. Associated rewards can be quite nice as well - I’ve got £100 Seven Bro7hers beer vouchers burning a hole in my pocket for my next trip to Manchester…

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Somewhere between 5-10%, but nearer 5. It was 10-15% a month ago, but then I sold my stake in Phoenix Point (a Fig funded video game) for post-tax 80%+ return.

Currently, I’m invested in CommuterClub, Freetrade, and What the Golf (another Fig game). On a whim a few weeks back, I backed Rubies in the Rubble, but am having second thoughts - their valuation looks too high. Also considering Keymailer, but I don’t think the campaign will make it.

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Around 6%.
I’ve got various amounts invested in around 40 startups (Freetrade is by far my biggest investment).
I’ve only managed one successful exit, and made an incredible £10 profit!
My favourite holding is a chocolate company called “Love Cocoa” - it’s founder is James Cadbury, the great, great, great grandson of the founder of Cadburys Chocolate.

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10% too - but only Monzo and Freetrade

About 70% - Crowdfunding is what got me into investing in general, although going forward I plan to be less weighted towards crowdfunding.

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Around 36% but it is decreasing each month as my portfolio gets more diverse.

Eventually it will be below 10%