A record-breaking 2015 highlights a list of achievements announced by United Kingdom-based equity crowdfunding platform Seedrs this week.
The platform, which debuted in July 2012, surpassed the £100 million investment mark as more than 38,000 investments were made on it last year. It is now the most popular equity crowdfunding platform in the region with 37 percent market share.
The momentum has continued into 2016, the company said. Investment pace is quickening, as more than £18 million has been invested in the last three months. Seedrs was also named a Bloomberg Business Innovator for 2016 and was cited on Tech City UK’s Upscale Program of 30 of the fastest-growing UK tech companies.
“As the first regulated equity crowdfunding platform in the world, Seedrs has always focused on doing equity crowdfunding the right way,” Seedrs co-founder and CEO Jeff Lynn said. “Our mission is to build a sustainable industry with a business approach focused on a combination of scale and professionalism. We create a world-class experience for investors and entrepreneurs and build long-term relationships along the way.
More than 320 deals have been funded on the platform since its inception.