Investment crowdfunding platform SyndicateRoom received a nice recognition at the 2015 Growth Investor Awards. The site was given the title of the “Best Investment Platform” following the Alternative Investment Summit. Finalists also included competitor Seedrs.
Co-founder and CEO Gonçalo de Vasconcelos commented on the recognition stating;
“It’s a proud moment for the team, and one that is causing me to reflect. In praising SyndicateRoom’s ‘innovative structure, based on having a lead angel’, the judging panel touched on the simple but profound difference that means we’re challenging the status quo in equity crowdfunding.
You know that we’re the UK’s investor-led platform. On a practical level this means that we only list investment opportunities that are backed by professional business angels, but it’s much more than that. Investor-led is the philosophy that informs how we conduct our business. We lead with the investor’s interest first and foremost. We value openness and transparency, and believe that the investment community deserves nothing less.”
Daniel Kiernan, one of the evaluators who helped to create the shortlist of competitors stated;
‘A strong entry in terms of volume growth and providing a wide range of investment opportunities, SyndicateRoom impressed judges with an innovative structure based on having a “lead angel”.