This yr is a giant one for us at Seedrs. We’re celebrating our tenth birthday in enterprise.
However that’s not the one milestone we’re passing. This month we additionally handed £2 billion — yep, £2,000,000,000 — recorded on our platform throughout 1,722 offers.
Our first £1B raised took us 8 years. To be celebrating the second two years later is testomony to the power of our neighborhood of traders and entrepreneurs (and all that in a pandemic!)
We have now now given traders from 90 nations the chance to put money into companies doing unimaginable work — and it’s these companies that we need to have a good time at present.
Whereas we will’t spotlight all 1,722 offers, there are some unbelievable campaigns that we’d like to share with you. We’ve highlighted just a few beneath – however we additionally requested our staff for his or her favorite campaigns, from essentially the most artistic to the most important affect, that you will discover right here:
10 Standout Campaigns As Chosen By The Seedrs Crew ›
THIS are the quickest rising plant-based meat model within the UK — rising 333% YoY.
They’re disrupting the meals business at a scale and tempo that’s unrivalled, and we’re so excited to be on that journey with them.
With a sensible co-branding technique in eating places and 10,000 distribution factors throughout the UK they’re effectively positioned to proceed to develop their model with the assistance of almost 3,000 Seedrs traders.
English glowing wine is on the rise with Chapel Down — cheers to that!
Chapel Down’s relentless give attention to their product and model places them on the forefront of the UK fizz revolution, and the Seedrs neighborhood agrees. They raised over £6.9 million in June 2021, after beforehand elevating in 2014, bringing their complete to £10 million in backing.
That cash app you might need heard about.
Revolut are main the UK fintech scene with their digital banking providing. It’s turn into the app to handle your funds, with every thing from crypto to journey perks to investments.
It’s at all times in demand on our secondary market — want we are saying extra?
The expansion of the secondary market
The Seedrs secondary market continues to go from power to power. Since launching in 2017 we’ve facilitated 50,000 transactions price £21M.
There have been over 700 corporations traded on the secondary market up to now, with over 200 at present traded every month.
Discover out extra in regards to the Seedrs secondary market right here ›
Opening up entry to VC Funds
In 2021, we launched enterprise fund LP alternatives onto the platform, beginning with a partnership with Ardour Capital for its third fund.
This transfer was a real step change for the business, permitting retail traders to again VC funds for the primary time. Seedrs traders hit the £1M goal in simply 20 minutes, displaying the pent up demand for entry to those funding autos beforehand out of attain to on a regular basis traders.
After the success of their first spherical, we’ve simply launched the SuperSeed Fund II on the platform for Excessive Internet Value and Refined traders. Discover out extra about how one can get entangled on their fundraising web page.
A thanks from the Jeffs, our Co-Founder and our CEO
We wouldn’t have reached these milestones with out nice management – first our co-founder (and now govt chairman) Jeff Lynn, after which our CEO (for 5 years and counting) Jeff Kelisky. Once we shared the graph above, as soon as they made us double verify the numbers to make sure we hadn’t made them up, they shared their pleasure for not solely these achievements however what’s subsequent.
Once we had the concept for Seedrs over a decade in the past, we wished to democratise non-public capital and take away the limitations that had lengthy stored companies from with the ability to maximise their fundraising potential in addition to convey funding alternatives beforehand off limits to retail traders. It’s a testomony to the power of our neighborhood that 10 years on entrepreneurs and traders have thrived on Seedrs.
These previous couple of years have been thrilling for us and with outcomes to point out for it, it validates all that arduous work. One other large occasion this yr was asserting Republic’s acquisition of Seedrs, constructing a really world non-public funding platform. It truly is essentially the most revolutionary time for Seedrs and I can’t watch for our subsequent chapter.
We’re solely simply in the beginning of our journey, there are numerous extra milestones to return.
Right here’s to the following ten years!