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Seedrs joins TechNorth to help “Northern Stars” shine bright

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As cities and towns throughout the North of England continue to form into hubs for early-stage tech businesses, Seedrs has taken an active role in helping these startups raise the funds they need to grow. We are excited to announce that we are the headline sponsor of TechNorth’s Northern Stars. Over the past three decades the business landscape in the North of England has shifted... Read more

Introducing our new interactive investment portfolio

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The Seedrs product and engineering teams are always looking for new ways to improve the experience on Seedrs for both investors and entrepreneurs, and our latest product update does exactly that. We believe that a great portfolio experience should provide you with an up-to-date snapshot of investments you have made, the current tax status and all the relevant information such as share... Read more

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

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Spot one of the Seedrs posters on the London Tube or on the Overground train network, simply take a photo and post it on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn or Instagram, using the hashtag #Seedrs in your post, and you will receive £10 to invest on Seedrs. Please note that investing involves risks, including loss of capital, liquidity, lack of dividends and dilution, and should be done only as... Read more

New fee structure for raising funds on Seedrs

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We are excited to announce a new and improved fee structure for entrepreneurs raising funds on Seedrs, supporting our long-term relationship with businesses that fund on the platform. At Seedrs, we are continually listening to the feedback from entrepreneurs and investors, looking for ways to make the Seedrs platform more effective for everyone, and we are confident that this fee update does... Read more

Seedrs named No. 1 investor in private companies in the UK

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A new report, The Deal Q1 2016, released today by independent research firm Beauhurst, shows that equity crowdfunding continues to dominate private investment, with Seedrs continuing to lead the market in the space as the most active investor in the UK. Seedrs is ranked number one in a number of categories of investment, including most active investor and top tech and top business and... Read more

Seedrs Presents: Event Roundup

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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. https://youtu.be/fql028HDiLs   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

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

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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

Andy Murray Takes to the Investment Court on Seedrs

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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

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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