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Seedrs Promotes Several Executives, Jeff Kelisky to Exit CEO Position

Following the news that they are cutting employee headcount in Europe, Seedrs has promoted several executives while revealing the departure of its CEO. According to a blog post authored by Seedrs founder and Executive Chairman Jeff Lynn – John Lake and Joel Ippoliti have leveled up within… Read More

Seedrs Took 8 Years to Top £1 Billion, 2 Years Later it Surpassed £2 Billion

Ten-year-old securities crowdfunding platform Seedrs has recently posted a blog on platform capital raising, which highlights sector growth. Seedrs reports that it took 8 years to top £1 billion in funding raised, but two years later, Seeders has doubled that amount surpassing £2 billion this… Read More

UK Coalition for a Digital Economy Publishes Paper on Regulating Buy Now, Pay Later (BNPL): Don’t Throw the Baby Out with the Bathwater

The Coalition for a Digital Economy (Coadec), an organization created to promote the UK as the top European startup ecosystem, has published a paper on the fast-growing Buy Now, Pay Later (BNPL) sector of Fintech. Entitled Regulate Credit Now, Reform it Later, Coadec says the credit… Read More

Seedrs Founder: Competition and Markets Authority is Stifling Government’s Ambitions for Robust Tech Sector

Coming off the revelation that the UK Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) was not inclined to approve the merger between Seedrs and Crowdcube, Seedrs co-founder and Chairman Jeff Lynn was recently interviewed by the FT. Speaking with the broadsheet, Lynn “warned that the UK competition… Read More

Terminated: Merger Between Seedrs and Crowdcube is Cancelled; Seedrs Announces New Funding

Yesterday it was reported that the UK Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) had provisionally decided to not allow the merger between Seedrs and Crowdcube. The two securities crowdfunding platforms combined were seen as dominating online capital formation for early-stage ventures to the point it would… Read More

ECN Crowdcon 2020: Opportunities and Challenges for the European Crowdfunding Industry in the New Decade

The European crowdfunding industry is merging into a harmonized market – with major implications for how companies raise capital and investors access investment opportunities. The opportunities and challenges arising from this were also at the center of the ECN Crowdfunding Convention 2020 (ECN CrowdCon). This… Read More

2020 a Great Year for Seedrs as Investments Top £239 Million, 7 Exits During the Year

Seedrs, a top investment crowdfunding platform, has issued a release outlining 2020 results that indicate a stellar year during the time of COVID. According to the company, 2020 is the most successful year to date for the investment marketplace with investors dedicating £239 million, a… Read More

Seedrs Tops £1 Billion in Platform Investments, Reports 17 Exits for Investors

Seedrs has topped £1 billion in total investments according to a note posted by the investment crowdfunding platform. Launched in 2012 by co-founders Jeff Lynn and Carlos Silva, the platform was the first of its kind to receive regulatory approval to operate by the UK… Read More

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

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