On Wednesday, equity crowdfunding platform Seedrs announced that one of its advisors and famous British tennis player Andy Murray invested in two early-stage businesses, GoodBox and ZoomDoc.
According to Seedrs, GoodBox is a company that is seeking to disrupt the charity sector. The funding portal noted that Murray has worked closely with various charities, including Unicef, WWF, United for Wildlife and Malaria No More. Seedrs then revealed:
“Andy’s been quick to recognise the potential for disruptive technology in the digital charity space, with this fintech startup hailed as the future of charitable giving. It harnesses the latest payment technology to ensure that charities that traditionally rely on cash donations can also easily receive donations from via contactless and chip and PIN cards.”
Andrew O’Brien, Co-Founder of GoodBox commented:
“The GoodBox team are thrilled to welcome Andy Murray as a shareholder. Andy is well known far and wide for not just his legendary tennis status, but also the generous dedication of both his time and resources to the charity sector. He is a perfect match for a business like ours, and we look forward to continuing our mission to transform the giving landscape.”
ZoomDoc is notably a healthtech that was founded by NHS Dr. Kenny Livingstone. It offers a service that enables users to instantly book general practicing doctors and are able to schedule within just one hour at their preferred locations. Seedrs claims that ZoomDoc is the only doctor on demand service that is designed and operated by general practitioners and offers only fully qualified doctors working within NHS practices in the UK. Speaking about Murray’s investment, Kenny stated:
“We are over the moon to have Andy Murray invest in ZoomDoc’s crowdfunding campaign. ZoomDoc is at the beginning of its journey, so to have a frequent early-stage investor and tennis legend like Andy back us is very exciting.”
Murray also shared:
“These two businesses provide innovative, much needed solutions. GoodBox has the potential to revolutionise the way we donate to charity. They’re already working with many trusted organisations such as Comic Relief. I’ve been involved in the digital health space for a while now, primarily getting schools focused on creating digital solutions for health problems. So, ZoomDoc interested me. They provide trusted GPs to people who need help at home instantly and the company has shown impressive growth and feedback since it’s soft-launch.”
“We’re delighted to see Andy growing such a diverse and dynamic early-stage investment portfolio on Seedrs. Andy has a keen eye for the trends, following them closely, and continues to invest into exciting sectors such as healthtech, fintech and now the charity technology space too.”
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