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Bigger is Better: Crowdcube and Seedrs Agree to Merge, Jeff Kelisky to be CEO of Combined Firm

Crowdcube and Seedrs, the two dominant crowdfunding platforms in the UK, have put aside any competitive friction and agreed to merge the two platforms subject to regulatory and shareholder approval. The merger will combine the two dominant private investment platforms in the UK while creating… Read More

Seedrs Founder Jeff Lynn: We are experiencing meaningfully higher levels of fundraising and investment activity than the same time last year

Seedrs is a top UK based investment crowdfunding platform that is active in both the UK and continental Europe. Launched in 2012, Seedrs is a trailblazer in online capital formation for early-stage ventures. Since inception, Seedrs has booked over 1100 funded deals recording about £950… Read More

Bid – Ask: Seedrs Secondary Market Now Allows Variable Pricing for Listed Securities

Seedrs has long been an innovator in the secondary market for crowdfunded securities. Today, the leading UK based crowdfunding platform is announcing variable pricing for its secondary market. Launched in 2017, Seedrs Secondary Market has continued to iterate and add new features and functionality. Of… Read More

The Future Fund Opens Today

Long-anticipated, the Future Fund opens for applications today. The Future Fund will remain open until September and is delivered in partnership with the British Business Bank. The Future Fund was revealed in April by Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak as part of a package… Read More

UK Government Provides Details on the Future Fund, Platforms Can Participate

The previously announced Future Fund will open for applications beginning May 20, 2020, following a period of deliberation where the UK government sought to sort out the details as to how, and for who, the COVID-19 support program would provide capital. The British Business Bank… Read More

Save Our Startups: Seedrs Founder Shares Why

Last weekend, a campaign to aid early-stage UK firms, entitled Save Our Startups, was launched by a group of very high profile platforms, founders, investors, and advocacy groups. An Open Letter addressed to the PM was included and as of today over 4500 individuals have… Read More

Seedrs Founder Comments on COVID-19 and UK Government Support

Seedrs founder and Chairman Jeff Lynn has distributed his thoughts on the ongoing impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and the UK government’s approach to aid the struggling economy – more specifically for early-stage firms. Lynn dices the issue up between the Good, the Bad and… Read More

Seedrs Announces Initiatives to Help COVID-19 Impacted Companies & Investors

Seedrs, a top European securities crowdfunding platform, has issued a statement on new initiatives to aid portfolio companies and investors. Authored by co-founder and Chairman Jeff Lynn, Seedrs says it is keenly aware of the significant challenges caused by the Coronavirus pandemic: “We have a … Read More

Seedrs Sets “Record Straight” in Rebuttal Against Sunday Times Article

Seedrs co-founder and Executive Chairman Jeff Lynn has responded to a critical article published in the Sunday Times this past weekend. The article in question portrayed Seedrs as struggling claiming: “crowdfunding site halts trading as reserves dwindle,” as it reportedly pursues a new funding round…. Read More

Seedrs and Crowd2Fund’s Participation in DIT Fintech Bridge Program Indicates Global Crowdfunding Ambitions

Yesterday at the opening of UK Fintech Week, Secretary of State for International Trade and President of the Board of Trade Liam Fox announced the launch of the “DIT Fintech Bridge Pilot Program.” According to the Department for International Trade (DIT), the Bridge announced is… Read More

Seedrs Tops £500 Million in Crowdfunded Securities. Next Stop £1 Billion

In a blog post, UK crowdfunding platform Seedrs shared that it has now topped £500 million in investment crowdfunding. The money has been raised for 720 deals that have been successfully funded since the platform launched. Seedrs co-founder and Executive Chairman Jeff Lynn stated: “It’s… Read More

Crowdfunded on Seedrs, Healthy Ice Cream Company Oppo Brothers Receives Buyout Offer Delivering 6.2X Returns to Early Investors

First crowdfunded on Seedrs in 2015, Oppo Brothers has received a buyout offer from HP Wild Holding AG that will deliver a 4.35x return for early investors, according to a note from the crowdfunding platform. Seedrs added that once EIS tax benefits are taken into consideration,… Read More

Seedrs Portfolio Update: Platform Wide IRR Stands at 12.02%

Equity crowdfunding platform Seedrs has published a portfolio update of issuers raising capital on its platform.  According to the company, the 577 deals that have raised money from July 2012 to the end of 2017 have generated a platform wide internal rate of return (IRR)… Read More

Seedrs Adds to Board of Directors with the Appointment of Ian McCaig & Mark Brooker

Seedrs, a UK based online investment platform, has added two new non executive directors to its board. Ian McCaig, former CEO of First Utility and LastMinute, and Mark Brooker, former COO of Betfair and Trainline, have been enlisted to help guide the growing Fintech. Seedrs… Read More

European Crowdfunding Network Voices Support for European Wide Regulatory Framework for Crowdfunding

The European Commission recently revealed its plan to support Fintech Innovation across Europe – a vital aspect of the EU economy. Included within the plan, was a statement and outline of improving the environment for pan-European crowdfunding. In many ways, investment crowdfunding is core to the… Read More

Chapter 2: Seedrs CEO Jeff Kelisky Plans the Future of Crowdfunding, Predicts Growing Institutional Interest

Seedrs is a trailblazer in the crowdfunding world. The UK was the first market to craft a regulatory regime that truly facilitated online capital formation for startups, scale ups, and more mature companies. The ecosystem has evolved to a point where crowdfunding is becoming the… Read More

The Coalition for a Digital Economy Selects Dominic Hallas as New Executive Director

The Coalition for a Digital Economy (Coadec), an independent advocacy group that serves as the policy voice for Britain’s tech-led startups and scale-ups, has appointed Dominic Hallas as its new Executive Director. According to Coadec, Hallas will join the group at a critical time as… Read More

Seedrs Receives £4 Million Investment from Woodford Investment Management [u]

Seedrs, one of the largest equity crowdfunding platforms in the UK, has received a follow on investment of £4 million from Woodford Investment Management. The new funding values the online investment platform at £40 million on a pre-money basis. Woodford previously backed Seedrs with £6… Read More

Change at Seedrs: Jeff Kelisky Tapped as CEO, Jeff Lynn Moves to Executive Chairman

There has been an executive change at on the leading investment crowdfunding platforms in the UK. Seedrs has announced that Jeff Kelisky, formerly COO at Seedrs, has been promoted as the Chief Executive Officer of the company. Jeff Lynn, co-founder of the company, will step… Read More

£18 Million is Pledged to Revolut on Seedrs as 40,000+ Rush to Participate in £4 Million Crowdfunding Offer

  Revolut, a fast growing digital only challenger bank, has claimed a new crowdfunding record as over 38,000 customers have have pledged £18 million + in a crowdfunding round on Seedrs. According to information provided by the company, investors from 55 different countries pledged to… Read More

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