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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

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

Equity crowdfunding term sheet

Equity Crowdfunding Term Sheet May

At Seedrs, we hold ourselves, our startups and our investors to very high standards because we want every company that raises funding on Seedrs to be set up with the best chances for success in the future. Achieving success for a startup often means being able to go on and raise follow-on funding from large angel syndicates or venture capital firms and eventually go on to a successful merger,... Read more

Heartbleed security update

Heartbleed security

The web has been taken by storm by a new security issue that affected more than half a million widely trusted websites. The Heartbleed bug is a new vulnerability that allows attackers to access confidential information, like passwords, web site certificates or personal data, from web servers with SSL support. The Seedrs platform was not directly affected by the recent Heartbleed security... Read more

Feature news: Simpler deposits with Stripe

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Having to set up a bank transfer after you’ve made an investment into one of your favourite startups can be a pain. That’s why we’ve spent the last few months looking for alternatives. Stripe payments processing on Seedrs When it comes to our investors’ money and user experience with the site we couldn’t be more demanding. We wanted a provider that not only complied with but... Read more

It isn’t nominal – Why a Nominee Structure is Vital in Equity Crowdfunding

Equity Crowdfunding Nominee

One of the most important features of Seedrs is our nominee structure, whereby we hold and manage the shares of startups on behalf of the underlying investors after an investment is completed. Using a nominee structure makes equity crowdfunding easier to manage. While it may seem like a technical point, this type of structure is actually essential to any equity crowdfunding model: it is... Read more

Feature News: Make Deposits with GoCardless

We’ve made depositing funds into your Seedrs account easier by integrating with GoCardless – an online payment platform for setting up direct debits. GoCardless is a fantastic business that is transforming the way people make online payments, and we’re very glad to be working with them.... Read more

Feature News: Simpler Navigation, Gravatars and Improved Search

The Seedrs team has spent the holiday season doing what we most enjoy doing: trying to make the Seedrs platform even better. So, for New Year’s, we’ve made a few significant improvements. First, we have simplified the site’s navigation. We removed the Dashboard and have added the ability to browse through other Trending, Top Funded and Recently Added listings directly from the Browse... Read more