The event celebrated the role of the UK SME fund management community in both job and wealth creation. It also recognizes those who enable startup and scale up businesses to realize their full potential and drive the UK’s economy. Broadcaster Steph McGovern reportedly presented 14 accolades to the winners at the Marriott Grosvenor Square. The winners were selected during a two-stage judging process conducted by a panel of 39 independent judges.
SyndicateRoom shared the big news by stating:
“We are incredibly honored to have picked up two awards at this year’s Growth Investor awards. We stand by integrity and innovation.”
Runner-up for the Best Investment Platform was Seedrs while Crowdcube was dubbed runner-up for Industry Game-Changer SyndicateRoom was dubbed the Best Investment Platform at the event last year. At the time, co-founder and CEO, Gonçalo de Vasconcelos, stated:
“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.”