I was wondering how many people have invested in pre-IPO companies ? By this I mean, companies that are planning to list on the stock exchange in the near future and require funding to get to the point of listing. Although NavraInvest is kind of in this situation - it was never sold as a "pre-IPO" investment, more of a longer term deal ... so let's not consider NavraInvest in this discussion. An example that comes to mind that many might be aware of (because of involvement with Somersoft and the member there who was promoting it) is Central Petroleum ... which has had a bit of a rocky road to listing, but finally looks like listing next week. (Disclaimer - I own shares in Central Petroleum) Has anyone else made similar investments ? I would imagine this would come under the category of "speculative" or "high risk" investments and people would generally only allocate a small percentage of their portfolio to such stocks. Comments on the concept in general ? Experiences ?