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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

Andy Murray joins Team Seedrs

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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

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

Wall of success

What do you get when you have cool tech, like the Triggertrap mobile dongle, two awesome new interns you’d like to familiarise themselves with Seedrs-funded businesses to date, and a reception that needs a bit of colour? Check out the below to see for... 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