This week, Trade Finance Global announced 2016’s top CEO and companies to watch out for. Of those named on the list is Seedrs CEO, Jeff Lynn.
“We are democratising the early-stage capital markets.Historically investing in small and growth businesses was the preserve of the rich; Seedrs makes it simple for anyone to buy into businesses they believe in and share in their success.”
Also discussing highlights of 2015, Jeff recalled:
“Raising a £10 million ($15 million) Series A round from two of Europe’s leading institutional investors: the Woodford Funds (managed by the UK’s top fund manager, Neil Woodford) and Augmentum Capital (wholly backed by Lord Rothschild and his family). This was the largest fundraising ever conducted by a European crowdfunding platform.”
Lynn also went on to reveal his plans for 2016:
“We’re going to continue to grow rapidly as we make early- stage businesses and increasingly mainstream asset class for all types of investors.”
In regards to his predictions for 2016, Jeff added:
“I follow The Economist in saying that 2016 will be the year that crowdfunding overtakes venture capital in size.”