Thoughts, stories and news about raising funds and crowd investing.

3 crowdfunded businesses share their tips for funding success

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To celebrate Global Entrepreneurship Week, Seedrs recently hosted an equity crowdfunding knowledge share event at Interchange - a vibrant co-working space in Camden. At Seedrs HQ we talk to entrepreneurs on a daily basis, providing tips on how to promote and manage a successful campaign from start to finish. However we thought that the best way to explain what it really takes to succeed would... Read more

Online IPOs now a reality for crowdfund investors

Crowdfunding Initial Public Offering

When Seedrs raised a secondary public offering for Chapel Down Group plc in September 2014, I said on Bloomberg that I thought it was only a matter of time before we started seeing initial public offerings - IPOs - raised through Seedrs. That time has come. Coinsilium, a blockchain-focused investment company, is raising £1.5 million on Seedrs and through a concurrent placing as part of... Read more

A newcomer’s guide to investing online


Who doesn’t wish they could have invested in the early days of Facebook, Twitter or WhatsApp? There seems to be no end to the success stories of two guys in their garage, creating billion dollar companies. And with governments increasingly recognising and supporting the vital role of early-stage and growth investing in propelling economic growth, these businesses are increasingly - and... Read more

ING partners with Seedrs to fast track Benelux equity crowdfunding campaigns


In a move to offer businesses access to alternative finance options, we're pleased to announce that leading international bank ING has selected Seedrs as its equity crowdfunding partner in Belgium and Luxembourg. Through this partnership, ambitious businesses will have a fast-track service for equity crowdfunding on Seedrs. The partnership will also raise the awareness of equity crowdfunding in... Read more

Top 6 reasons to raise equity crowdfunding for your business

6 reasons to choose equity crowdfunding

There are so many different avenues for you to inject cash into your business these days that it can be a bit daunting. So why consider equity crowdfunding for your business? Here are six (yes, six) reasons we’ve come up with based on our experience so far. 1. Money Obviously no entrepreneur looks to crowdfunding unless they’re looking for money to launch or grow their business.... Read more

Andy Murray Takes to the Investment Court on Seedrs

Andy Murray Investor

Tennis champion and world number two Andy Murray announced today that he has taken to the court, making undisclosed investments into three very different campaigns on Seedrs. This follows Andy's recent announcement on his strategic partnership with Seedrs which saw him join the Seedrs Advisory Board and become an active investor on Seedrs. Which businesses caught Andy's eye? 1.... Read more

Woodford Patient Capital Trust and Augmentum Capital lead £10 million Seedrs Series A fundraising round


We are pleased to announce our £10 million Series A fundraising round led by Woodford Patient Capital Trust plc (WPCT) and Augmentum Capital. WPCT is the £800 million investment trust launched earlier this year by Woodford Investment Management. WPCT is managed by Neil Woodford, widely considered to be one of the UK's leading fund managers over the past 25 years. The trust invests mainly... Read more

Two-factor authentication enhances security for investors

Seedrs is currently one of the few equity crowdfunding platforms authorised to hold client money, allowing investors to deposit to and withdraw funds from their Seedrs account. The security around withdrawing available funds is something we take seriously as a financial services firm, and we are always looking for improved ways to deliver the best solutions for you. This is why we have now... Read more

Andy Murray joins Team Seedrs


We are very pleased to announce that Seedrs has entered into a strategic partnership with tennis champion Andy Murray. Andy will join the Seedrs Advisory Board and will work with Seedrs as we grow our brand in the UK and internationally. Like all of our Advisory Board members, he will not be providing investment advice to Seedrs users but instead will offer strategic input to our management... Read more