Tennis Champ Andy Murray Invests in Seedrs’ SMEs Shavekit and MyMiniFactory

seedrsAndy Murray remains committed to backing British entrepreneurs by making two more investments through the crowdfunding platform Seedrs, according to a release. The two-time Grand Slam winner, current world number two tennis star and Seedrs Advisory Board Member has invested an undisclosed sum in London-based Shavekit and 3D printing company MyMiniFactory. Supporting British entrepreneurs is important to Murray, especially those who are creating new businesses.

Andy Murray“These entrepreneurs are focused and dedicated to their businesses and I’m excited to have invested in their vision and hard work,” commented Murray. “While these investments on Seedrs are outside my core area of interest, these businesses are driven by passionate entrepreneurs, helping me build a broad portfolio of investments on the Seedrs platform, which I think is an important approach.”

Shavekit, which offers customers three to five top quality razors for a monthly subscription, has already exceeded its target of £150,000, while MyMiniFactory, which describes itself as the ‘YouTube of 3D Printing’, has raised £150,000 more than its £500,000 target.

Jeff Lynn, CEO and co-founder of Seedrs, said he was thrilled to see Andy become such an active investor.

Jeff Lynn on Bloomberg“His growing portfolio of early-stage and growth-focused businesses on Seedrs shows his desire to back British entrepreneurs,” explained Lynn. “Since joining the Seedrs advisory board in June, Andy has been a great supporter of Seedrs bringing great value to the table.”

In other news, Seedrs is preparing for its US launch following the SEC’s announcement of final rules for Title III of the JOBS Act.  Readers can expect to see the UK-based portal launch its first campaigns “within weeks,” with a more activity planned in early 2016.

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