Crowdfunding is a means of raising investment from a large number of people through a dedicated online platform. Anyone can invest through such a platform, with investments typically ranging from £10 to over £50,000.

Unlike other types of fundraising, if you invest in a business in this way, you become a shareholder in the company – you have a share of ownership, or equity, in the business.

If Milbotix is a success and is eventually bought by another company or goes public at a higher value than it was when you first invested, you’ll get a return on your investment. However, the opposite is also true. If the company fails, you may lose some, or all, of your investment.