Leading UK based investment crowdfunding platform SyndicateRoom was named Alternative Finance Provider of the Year at the 2016 High Potential Business Awards, which took place in London on June 22nd and celebrated the achievement outstanding growth businesses, along with the advisors and financiers that support them.
“This award recognises the achievements of an alternative finance provider that has proved to be pivotal to the dealmaking process. The winning organisation will be a leader in the flourishing alternative finance dealmaking arena, including invoice financing, peer-to-peer, EIS or SEIS vehicle, or any other non-asset based finance solution.”
Sharing details about the exciting new award, CEO and co-founder of SyndicateRoom, Gonçalo de Vasconcelos, stated in a blog post:
“When we arrived at the High Potential Business Awards at The Savoy last week, we were genuinely delighted to be shortlisted in the Alternative Finance Provider of the Year category, among some truly exceptional companies. It felt like a solid endorsement that, in our short two and a half years as a business, we’ve achieved an incredible amount.”
“Just last month we broke the record of ‘the largest ever raise by a crowdfunding platform on its own platform’ by securing £3.1 million. We were also welcomed as a member of the London Stock Exchange, which has put us in the position of being the only crowdfunding platform to bring retail investors to the public markets. This saw us participate in IPOs and placings, most recently as part of 3i’s £385 million raise – a groundbreaking moment for the crowdfunding industry.”
He then added:
“And of course, at the heart of this company is an exceptional team of people who have worked incredibly hard to make this possible. It’s been an exceptional year thus far; here’s to the next six months.”