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

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 in 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 - Review of investment in UK start-ups... 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

2015 holiday gift guide from #SeedrsSuccesses

Holiday gift guide

Still looking for the perfect gifts for your loved-ones this holiday season? Looking for yummy goodies to stock up on for your family and friends when they pop by? You’re in luck! Here's our list of offers, last-minute gift ideas and shopping tips from #SeedrsSuccesses to help you survive, and thrive, this holiday season. Clever gift ideas Crane Cookware To the most discerning of... Read more

How to create a pitch-perfect crowdfunding video

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An equity crowdfunding campaign gives founders an opportunity to promote their business to potential investors who can potentially change the future of a business or brand. When embarking on an equity crowdfunding campaign, there are a number of different elements to consider to increase your chance of success (you can read some of them here). Of all these elements, a well-created campaign... Read more

A snapshot of “crowdfunding” on Twitter

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Crowdfunding is growing quickly, and it may never have been possible without the widespread adoption of social media sites like Facebook and Twitter. These platforms play an important role in facilitating information sharing and discovery, making it simple for crowdfunding campaigns to obtain awareness among various communities and influencers. There are now thousands of mentions of... Read more

Amazon Launchpad partners with Seedrs

Amazon Launchpad

Seedrs is a launch partner of Amazon's Launchpad programme - an exciting new initiative that is designed to allow Amazon customers to more easily find and purchase products from exciting startups. Amazon is working with a network of venture capitalists, accelerators, incubators and crowdfunding platforms, like Seedrs, to help identify new, inspired, and cutting-edge products for their... Read more

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

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

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