Seedrs has hit the £100 million mark.
Since it was launched in July 2012, it has invested, via the platform, more than £100m in early-stage and growth focused businesses. Last year, there was a record-breaking 38,000 individual investments on the platform.
It has also taken pole position in a new report published by research company Beauhurst. Entitled ‘The Deal 2015 – Review of investment in UK start-ups and scale-ups in 2015’, the report ranks Seedrs number one in various categories of investment, including being the top seed-stage equity investor in the UK and the top equity investor in London. It also says it has established “a strong lead” in investment activity for businesses in the Technology and the Business & Professional Services sectors.
Top Seedrs successes include Tossed, which raised £1.34 million from 661 investors, and cloud accounting software, FreeAgent, which raised £1.21 million from over 700 investors. These were just two of the 320 deals completed since launch.
Seedrs CEO and co-founder Jeff Lynn said: “As the first regulated equity crowdfunding platform in the world, Seedrs has always focused on doing equity crowdfunding the right way. Our mission is to build a sustainable industry with a business approach focused on a combination of scale and professionalism. We create a world-class experience for investors and entrepreneurs and build long-term relationships along the way.”
“Our continued growth and leading position in the market is testament to our reputation within the finance space. We deliver a robust and effective product that gives entrepreneurs a trusted platform to pitch inspiring businesses, and that educates investors about the benefits and risks of investing in early-stage and growth-focused businesses.”