Investing in startups involves risks, including loss of capital, illiquidity, lack of dividends and dilution, it should be done only as part of a diversified portfolio. These investments are targeted solely at investors who are sufficiently sophisticated to understand these risks and make their own investment decisions.
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Background

The aim of Ice Dragons is to support young entrepreneurs, helping them to bring their ideas to market, creating jobs within their organisations and wealth both for themselves and their shareholders along the way.  Small businesses and social enterprises play a vital role in creating jobs and driving economic growth in the United Kingdom. In addition to the lack of funding for start-up businesses, the low interest rate paid on bank deposits is encouraging savers to look for alternative areas to invest. Our aim is to provide a return at the end of the investment.  

Risk Warning - Investing in startups involves risks including loss of capital illiquidity, lack of dividends dilution, and it should be done only as part of a diversified portfolio. These investments are targeted solely at investors who are sufficiently sophisticated to understand these risks and make their own investment decisions.

For Investors

After you have read this ‘how it works section’ and are interested in viewing potential investments, then you need to become first a registered user where you can further review the full terms and conditions to which you must agree before becoming an investor member. Investor Membership is open to all U.K. residents over the age of 18, who can certify that they are either High Net Worth Individuals or Sophisticated Investors.  The name Ice Dragons (“ID”) originates from the desire to build an on-line Innovation Centre of Excellence, getting members of the Crowd (you, the Dragons) to fund entrepreneurs across the U.K.

As a member, you can browse the start-ups that the Ice Dragons Investment committee has approved.  Whilst we consider all businesses for the site, the ideal profile of a business will be a novel or unique proposition in a technology, software or Internet sector that the entrepreneurs believe have significant growth potential in both value and jobs created. You can see fuller information about each start-up and the terms of its’ offering and then contribute ideas and suggestions or question the entrepreneur or Ice Dragons staff. Your feedback is invaluable and may be used by the entrepreneur to hone his ideas and gauge the market potential. The time scale of fund raising will be clearly marked (usually between one and a maximum of 3 months) along with information as to how much has been raised to date.

If you believe in a start-up that you read about and study, you can invest from £100, start the investment process.

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For Entrepreneurs

After you have read the how it works section and are interested in presenting a business idea to seek funding, then you need to become a registered user where you can further review the full terms and conditions of becoming an investee member.

Investee Membership is free and open to all UK residents aged 18 or over.

Apply for a listing of your business, (which must be a limited company registered in the U.K.) by filling out a disclosure and founder characteristics questionnaire, and a form stating the amount of investment you require and what proportion of the company equity you are selling.  Everything is held in the strictest confidence and is only seen by the investment committee, the full list of whom will always appear on this web site below.

If you think your idea is patentable, call us to discuss a way forward, in strict confidence, do not put it into the public domain (even a chat down the pub could be dangerous)

We'll review your disclosures to check that they appear fair, clear and do not mislead potential investors. By entering into this process you agree to some basic checks being undertaken on you and your other directors. These checks consist of Secretary/director reports and anti-money laundering checks with identity validation, an ..... 

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