By investing part of your funds you might enjoy the following benefits:
1. A potential return on investment if the company is listed on a stock exchange, sold or pays a dividend.
2. A way to directly support someone you know who is following his/her dream and build a business that will bring innovation and new jobs.
3. The opportunity to support the development of a business by contributing your own expertise and knowledge (e.g. experience in a certain industry, SEO knowledge, management skills, etc.).