We often write about equity crowdfunding and how it changed the fundraising and VC landscape, allowing small companies with great ideas to get the funding they needed without having to leverage on a network of Angel investors or going through the pains of a VC Funding Round.
Seedrs is one of the leading equity crowdfunding platforms in Europe. It was launched in 2012 after being the first among such platforms to receive regulatory approval from the Financial Conduct Authority.
They played a huge role in democratising investment into young and ambitious companies by making equity funding available to the general public for the first time in history. Anyone on Seedrs can invest as little as £10 into a new business, effectively owning a fraction of their equity that might be worth hundreds of times more in a few years, and most importantly allows people to (literally) buy into great ideas that they believe in.
Over the past seven years, Seedrs helped over 500 high-growth businesses raise capital, gain brand visibility, connect with institutional investors and engage with new customers both within and outside of the Seedrs community.
These include some high-profile names such as challenger bank Revolut, which carried out several funding rounds and marketing campaigns on the platform, generating real engagement among customers who decided to invest some of their own personal funds into the company.
They will be holding their annual Alumni Awards 2019 on Thursday 19th of September to celebrate the many alumni companies that have raised capital on their crowdfunding platform.
Having partnered with Seedrs as part of the start-up and scale-up community, our sister firm Ignition Law is proud to be a Silver Sponsor for the Seedrs Alumni Awards 2019 and will be presenting The Seedling Award for the most successful SEIS Campaign.
This year Alumni Awards include The People Magnate Award, The Globetrotter Award, The Can’t Get Enough Award, The Scale-up Award, The Unicorn Award and The HMS Victory Award. To find out more about the Seedrs Alumni Awards 2019 please visit alumniawards.seedrs.com.