Seedrs Look Back at the Stats & Highlights that Made 2016

This week, equity crowdfunding platform Seedrs released its 2016 year in review, which revealed the stats and highlights that made the past twelve months exciting. The funding portal stated:

“As we look ahead to 2017, we thought we’d take a look back at the people, companies and activity that have made up another record year for Seedrs. 2016 has been a year of incredible growth for Seedrs, including being named the most active investor in private companies in the UK.”

2016 Launch RocketSome of 2016’s highlights include:

  • Over £85 million invested into campaigns
  • Nearly 160 crowdfunding deals funded
  • More than 45,000 investments made
  • £1,902 was the average investment
  • Investors from 65 countries around the globe
  • Average portfolio has 9 investments
  • Over 200 investors per deal on average
  • More than 14,000 conversations started by investors with entrepreneurs
  • Businesses from 14 countries campaigned

Seedrs also noted that 2016 was an amazing year for funding deals on its portal, with multiple records broken. These were:

  • Fastest Funded Deal: Tandem funded in 15 minutes
  • Highest Amount Raised: Perkbox raised over £4.35 million
  • Highest Number of Investors: WeSwap (2,962 investors)

The most popular sector by number of campaigns were:

  1. Food & Beverage
  2. Travel Leisure & Sport
  3. Home & Personal
  4. Finance & Payments
  5. Content & Information

Seedrs then shared details about its company growth. It now has 63 team members from 15 countries, across 5 offices. The platform then added:

“Thanks to all of the investors, entrepreneurs and partners who’ve made 2016 so brilliant. We can’t wait to see what great things happen in 2017!”

To see Seedrs’ 2016 timeline, click here.
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