Coming off their best month ever, UK based equity crowdfunding platform Seedrs has labeled Perkbox their biggest crowdfunding round to date. Perkbox set out to raise £1.5 million. The offer closed at £4.353 million at the end of October. Perkbox had a pre-money valuation of over £75 million.
Perkbox, a leading employee and customer engagement provider. Over 300 investors participated in the round including Seedrs Advisor and tennis star Any Murray and VC firm Draper Esprit. Terms were the same for both large and small investors. Seedrs said the Perkbox crowdfunding round was indicative of a growing trend where VCs participate in crowdfunded offers.
Perkbox combined a free life-time Perkbox account to any investor committing £1000 pounds or more. Perkbox also asked the crowd to be “part of [their] future financial succes”.
“We hope that as part of our community you will share in our success but will also spread the word about the importance of employee engagement and customer loyalty in the modern marketplace.”
Perkbox comes on top of multiple announcements from Seedrs.
WeSwap recently set a record for the most investors in a single crowdfunding round topping 3000 investors to raise £2.4 million. Seedrs said this was the largest number of investors for a single round on any UK investment crowdfunding platform.
Seedrs announced today their first IPO from a Seedrs alumnus. FreeAgent listed shares on the London Stock Exchange AIM today.
In October, Seedrs experienced its best month ever having generated almost £20 million of investment via the crowdfunding platform. More than £160 million has been invested into over 400 campaigns on Seedrs since July 2012.
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