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Seedrs is an equity crowdfunding platform for investing in startups and later-stage businesses throughout Europe.wikipedia
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Seedrs is an equity crowdfunding platform for investing in startups and later-stage businesses throughout Europe.
Early platforms include CrowdCube and Seedrs in the UK. Others like the European startup Exorot.com invest their own money in every new startup on top of investment received from others on their website.

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Seedrs is an equity crowdfunding platform for investing in startups and later-stage businesses throughout Europe.
With the positive progress of the JOBS Act for crowd investing in US., equity crowdfunding platforms like SeedInvest and CircleUp started to emerge in 2011 and platforms such as investiere, Companisto and Seedrs in Europe and OurCrowd in Israel.

Seed money

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Seed funding can be raised online using equity crowdfunding platforms such as SeedInvest, Seedrs and Angels Den.

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Seedrs was the first equity crowdfunding platform to receive regulatory approval from a financial regulator – the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA, formerly the FSA) in May 2012.
For instance, CrowdCube and Seedrs are Internet platforms which enable small companies to issue shares over the Internet and receive small investments from registered users in return.

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Seedrs was the first equity crowdfunding platform to receive regulatory approval from a financial regulator – the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA, formerly the FSA) in May 2012.

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Seedrs was founded by Jeff Lynn and Carlos Silva as part of an MBA project at Oxford’s Said Business School and launched on 6 July 2012.

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Seedrs was named one of "East London's 20 Hottest Startups" by The Guardian; "The Best Crowdfunding Platform 2017" by Shares Magazine; "Alternative Funding Platform of the Year 2017," according to British Small Business Awards; and is the most active funder of UK private businesses, according to independent data platform Beauhurst.

Comparison of crowdfunding services

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Comparison of crowd funding services

Private equity

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Andy Murray

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Murray has invested in up to 30 UK businesses using Seedrs, a crowdfunding platform.

Pod Point

In 2014 Pod Point raised £1.5 million in an equity crowdfunding round on the Seedrs platform at a pre-money valuation of £16 million.

Primordial Radio

In order to enable the community to have a controlling stake and sense of ownership in the business, the founders proposed the sale of an initial 13.27% share in the business through the equity funding company Seedrs.

YellowDog

YellowDog received crowdfunding from Seedrs in 2015 and subsequent investment through private equity networks and VC investment.

Assetz Capital

In February 2015, Assetz Capital announced a fundraising campaign on crowdfunding site Seedrs, to raise £2m for business growth and development.

Nick Hatter

In 2015, he later raised £35,000 in just a few days via the Seedrs crowdfunding platform.

Series A round

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As equity crowdfunding becomes more established, startups are increasingly raising part of their Series A round online using platforms such as Onevest or SeedInvest in the USA and Seedrs in the UK. These blended rounds include a mix of angel investors, strategic investors and customers alongside the offline venture capital investors.

Nicola Horlick

Nicola Horlick is the Chairman of film finance fund Glentham Capital, which raised funds on equity crowdfunding platform Seedrs in 2013.

Junction (investment platform)

On October 2014, the European equity crowdfunding platform Seedrs announced the acquisition of Junction.