A letter from the Seedrs CEO, Jeff Kelisky

I’m excited to share with the Seedrs group that our acquisition by Republic, introduced in November, is full. Now formally part of the Republic ecosystem, we’re constructing the world’s first world personal investing platform. It’s the right cap to the primary ten years of Seedrs, throughout which we helped facilitate £2 billion in funding in over 1,700 campaigns by unbelievable corporations like Revolut, Chapel Down, Lick Paint, and Wealthify in addition to funds corresponding to Ardour Capital and Superseed. Our subsequent chapter can be much more thrilling. 

However neither Seedrs, nor Republic, has been standing nonetheless over the previous few months whereas the acquisition was underway. Quite the opposite. Since my final CEO letter, Seedrs: 

  • Grew 50% yr on yr, funding a report 310 offers & powering 17,000 secondary market trades
  • Celebrated 10 years with 1,700 campaigns and over £2 billion in whole facilitated funding 
  • Helped iconic companies corresponding to Spoke increase £4.7m from 1,579 traders; THIS increase its 2nd spherical on Seedrs with £11m in whole throughout each rounds; and Crypterium, a world-leading crypto app, increase over €3,165,540 from 2,535 traders
  • Expanded our European footprint with our European HQ in Dublin, together with two management hires

Throughout the identical time, the better Republic ecosystem has: 

  • Launched Republic Asia, additional constructing on its objective to democratise investing globally 
  • Expanded alternate funding alternatives into tradition, together with wonderful artwork investing with Damien Hirst’s Psalm 116. 
  • Introduced its ninth cohort of the Republic Enterprise Accomplice Program, with 42 companions from 13 nations
  • Launched an funding consortium between Republic Crypto, Galaxy Interactive, and Alameda Analysis to help top-tier gaming studios coming into web3

I may go on, however now, I need to sit up for a really thrilling future. As the brand new chief of the now-global Republic Retail organisation, of which Seedrs will function the European arm, my objective is to each additional speed up funding alternatives for our mixed 2.5 million members globally in addition to open up new fundraising audiences for high-growth companies just like the 1,370 at the moment energetic in our mixed portfolio. 

This world collaboration has already begun, with Seedrs portfolio corporations THIS!, Fishbrain, and Fy already accessing US markets by operating profitable campaigns on Republic’s US funding platform within the first half of 2022. And that is just the start – throughout the worldwide Republic Retail organisation, we’re on observe to ship over 600 campaigns and £250 million in web funding to fundraising corporations worldwide. 

So what’s subsequent? Nicely, with out giving freely an excessive amount of, let’s simply say – we’ve received thrilling issues in retailer. Count on extra methods to take a position throughout world campaigns, extra alternatives for corporations to enter new markets, and new merchandise together with web3 choices to help the expansion of traders and entrepreneurs. I hope you’ll be a part of and collaborate with us on this subsequent stage of development. 

The primary 10 years have been thrilling, however the subsequent 10 years… I’m fairly certain, can be interstellar 🚀 Thanks for all of your help!

Jeff Kelisky
CEO, Seedrs and EVP, Republic

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