UK Fintech CIRCA5000, a Company Making Investing Easier for Everyone, Acquires £2.7M via Crowdcube

CIRCA5000 (previously doing business as tickr) has acquired 273% (£2,738,190) of its £1M fundraising target from 1574 investors (at the time of writing) via Crowdcube with 27 days left in the firm’s crowdfunding campaign.

The UK-based firm reports a £30 million pre-money valuation, a £1.43 share price, 8.36% Equity, and EIS (pending).

As noted in the update, CIRCA5000 is the investment platform of the “human future.” Backed by £7m+ from VCs and fintech angels, the app claims 150k+ users and is “fundraising to continue its growth after a recent rebrand.”

Here are the key business highlights shared by the Fintech company:

  • 150k+ users, 265% Year-on-Year growth (October 2020-21)
  • £7m+ raised to date from VCs and high-profile angels, and industry leaders
  • FCA regulated with B Corp Status
  • Won multiple industry awards. 4.5* App Store, 4* Google Play

Introducing CIRCA5000: the investment platform of the human future.

CIRCA5000 exists to “make investing effortless and impactful, for everyone.” They believe investors “should be able to invest and have a positive impact without having to sacrifice any potential financial return.”

The company also noted that their portfolios have been structured “around two core themes, Planet and People, so users can invest in the companies building our future.” Financial inclusion is “part of our DNA,” the company added.

That’s why they have introduced tools like their roundup feature, which “allows anyone to add funds to their balance through rounding up their everyday spending.” Their carbon offset “plans give our community the power to balance out the carbon emissions they’re otherwise unable to control, helping to build a more liveable future for generations to come.”

Current account types with CIRCA5000 “include ISA, GIA & JISA” and they are “aiming to offer new products like pensions in the near future,” the update revealed.

The company also shared:

“In our view, investing needs a serious correction. On the one hand, the investment industry has opened up over the last 2 years but this has now led to trading platforms being played like slot machines. And on the other hand is the rise of ESG investing, but this hardly scratches the surface when it comes to tackling issues like climate change & social inequality.”

They added:

“CIRCA5000 allows anyone to invest for the long term, in companies building our future. Companies using innovative technology to scale solutions to the big issues facing people & planet: from energy, water and food, to education and cybersecurity.”

Their mission is to “make wealth creation effortless and impactful for everyone” while “building a prosperous future for us all.” Since launching operations back in 2019 as tickr, they have “grown [their] users by 265% YoY, to over 150k users in October 2021.”

As noted by the firm:

“The generational appetite for meaningful investing is growing. The impact investing market grew by 42.2% last year to $715bn. Millennials are twice as likely to put money into social or environmental investments than any other generation. Gen Z also views these areas as having the biggest investment potential.”

They added:

“With this funding round we’ll expand our team, ramp up customer acquisition and bring new products like pensions to CIRCA5000. Join us on our journey. Invest in a better future. People made money ruining the world. Let’s make money fixing it.”

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