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Seedrs welcomes Domaine Chanzy as first IPO campaign

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Today sees the launch on Seedrs of a campaign for Domaine Chanzy SA, a leading Burgundy winemaker. What makes this campaign exceptional is that it is part of Domaine Chanzy’s IPO on the London Stock Exchange’s Alternative Investment Market (AIM). The ticker symbol will be “WINE”. Last September, Seedrs broke ground by hosting the first-ever equity crowdfunding campaign for a quoted... Read more

Holiday survival guide from Seedrs

Still looking for the perfect last-minute gift for your loved-ones this holiday season? You’re in luck! We’ve compiled a list of offers, last-minute gift ideas and shopping tips for the savviest of gift-givers, from some of the most indulgent and interesting Seedrs-funded businesses. Great gift ideas For the motorcycle enthusiast on your list, Bike Systems has a great offer on their... Read more

Convertible equity term sheet

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As a follow up to the two-page plain English Seedrs Term Sheet we launched earlier this year, we now have a version of the document for convertible equity campaigns. We believe that raising capital should be transparent and simple – including nuanced fundraising structures like convertible equity. The new plain English convertible equity crowdfunding term sheet from Seedrs contains a... Read more

Seedrs referrals and fees – an improved approach

We are announcing today a significant expansion of our referral fee arrangements, as well as a new, more nuanced approach to our fee structure. The Referrals, Company Fees and Investor Fees pages on the Seedrs site lay out the specifics, and this blog post gives you some background and context to these changes. Referrals Word-of-mouth is one of the most effective ways through which new... Read more

Seedrs acquires Junction Investments and will expand to the United States

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I am very pleased to announce that Seedrs has acquired California-based Junction Investments. We plan to use this acquisition to expand to the United States in early 2015. Junction’s co-founders, Adam Kaufman and Brian Goldsmith, are now Co-Heads of Seedrs America, and they will be leading this expansion. The Seedrs and Junction teams are very excited about the opportunities that our... Read more

Wall of Success

What do you get when you have cool tech, like the Triggertrap mobile dongle, two awesome new interns you’d like to familiarise themselves with Seedrs-funded businesses to date, and a reception that needs a bit of colour? Check out the below to see for... Read more

Top venture capitalists talk about why they’re investing in PeerIndex on Seedrs

PeerIndex is a multi award-winning big data startup that is raising capital on Seedrs. This is an example of a new sort of Seedrs campaign, where individual investors have the chance to invest alongside top venture capitalists. VCs Meridian Venture Partners and Anthemis Group are both investing in PeerIndex’s campaign. Here’s what Mitch Pender (Meridian) and Sean Park (Anthemis) had to... Read more

Deposit, invest and create campaigns with euros

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Since we opened up to Europe last November, a lot has happened. Investment through the platform has increased more than 4X and we’re averaging just over £1 million per month in funded campaigns. Around 35% of new investors have come from outside of the UK – we are very proud to now have users from almost every country in Europe (although we are still looking for our first investors both... Read more

Why equity crowdfunding a listed company is kind of a big deal

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Equity crowdfunding is evolving quickly. Naturally, equity crowdfunding fills the funding gap that exists for many early-stage businesses that are too risky for banks, too early for angels and too small for venture capitalists. But now, later-stage companies are catching on to the power of professionally managed crowdfunding platforms (like Seedrs). What we are starting to realise is that... Read more