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

Seedrs Presents: Event Roundup


With nearly 200 in attendance, five amazing business pitches, plus insights from a seasoned VC, the inaugural Seedrs Presents of 2016 was a great success.   Hosted at the newly renovated Alphabeta building at Finsbury Square, in the Huckletree co-working space, investors and entrepreneurs had the opportunity to network and listen to VC turned... Read more

The Rise of the Young Entrepreneur: Spotlight on Den’s Yasser Khattak


Yasser Khattak has first-hand experience of what it takes to build a business as a young entrepreneur. Den, his innovative next generation light switch and plug socket business, has received a huge amount of publicity in the mainstream press and continues to grow rapidly. Den has recently returned to Seedrs for a second crowdfunding round, hitting their £150,000 target in under 24 hours, and... Read more

3 Seedrs Successes feature on 2016 Real Business Everline Future 50 list


The Real Business Everline Future 50 list is a handpicked selection of the 50 most disruptive businesses in Britain. The 2016 list features three companies who have either successfully funded on Seedrs or are currently fundraising on the platform. Learn more about the innovative brands that sparked the interest of Everline below:   Rare Pink Rare Pink are challenging high-end... Read more

£10 to invest for new female investors on IWD 2016


Did you know? About 30% of investors on Seedrs are women; a percentage which we are seeing steadily rise. To celebrate International Women's Day, we will credit any new female investors who sign up to Seedrs on IWD 2016 and become authorised, £10 to invest on Seedrs. Simply use referral code IWD2016S when signing up to Seedrs. See terms below. Please help spread the word for IWD... Read more

Andy Murray backs his first British entrepreneurs of 2016


Tennis champion and world number two Andy Murray has identified and back five, very different businesses on Seedrs; investing undisclosed amounts into each. He plans to make further investments on the platform across 2016, as part of his strategic relationship with Seedrs. “Giving recognition and support to British entrepreneurs is important to me,” said Andy “especially those who are... Read more

The additional benefits of equity crowdfunding for your business


­­­­Equity crowdfunding allows businesses of all sizes to raise the capital which is essential for future growth. However, unlike some other forms of finance, this method has a number of additional benefits for entrepreneurs other than just money. In this article, we look at the top four anc­­illary benefits of equity crowdfunding for businesses.  Validation The validation of... Read more

Spot Seedrs on the Tube or Overground and receive £10 to invest


Spot one of the Seedrs  ‘Boring is the new Exciting’ large format posters on the London Tube or in a carriage on the Overground train network, simply take a photo and post it on Twitter, Facebook or Instagram, using the two hashtags #Seedrs and #Crowdfunding in your post, and you will receive £10 to invest on Seedrs. Please note that investing involves risks, including loss of... Read more

Seedrs hits £100 million invested in early-stage and growth businesses


As the UK’s No. 1 equity crowdfunding platform, we are excited to announce that Seedrs has had more than £100 million invested on the platform in the campaigns of early-stage and growth focused businesses since it launched in July 2012. This news follows another record-breaking 2015, in which Seedrs saw over 38,000 investments made on its platform. A new report, ‘The Deal 2015 -... Read more

10 reasons investors don’t love you


It takes a lot of time and effort to run an equity crowdfunding campaign, so there are key items to think about to avoid investors not showing interest, as this can be a disheartening experience for any entrepreneur. One of our Investment Associates takes a look at 10 items to think about to avoid this happening.     There are an immeasurable number of reasons why equity... Read more

The rise of online retail in 2016


Technology is creatively transforming the behaviour of shoppers and their desire to browse, discover and purchase around the clock, instantly. Increased connectivity, the rapid rise of mobile and technology-led seamless distribution have all been key components in driving the explosion of ecommerce over the past few years. This has led to ambitious entrepreneurs finding new ways to satisfy the... Read more