11th December 2018
Seedrs, Europe’s leading equity investment platform, announces that shareholders of portfolio company Oppo Brothers have received an offer to buyout all of their shares.
Seedrs investors have invested over £1.1 million into Oppo over the course of three rounds. The buyout offer will see investors receive £6.15 per share, which represents a significant profit for all of them:
7th December 2018
CrowdProperty has become the latest peer-to-peer loan originator to disclose their lending performance using Brismo’s methodology. In doing so they have become the first real estate development lender to adhere to an independent performance standard.
5th December 2018
9 companies reached their funding targets with Seedrs in November
3rd December 2018
Strategic land investment platform Intro Crowd is pleased to welcome a new member to their board of directors this week.
21st November 2018
Gohenry, the company behind the gohenry financial tool which is enabling a generation of kids and teens to take part in the digital economy and learn about money, has successfully raised £6.2m via Crowdcube, the world’s first and largest equity crowdfunding platform. The funds raised will be invested in products and marketing, as well as expanding gohenry’s operations in the US.
Gohenry’s raise on Crowdcube launched in September with a target of £2m, which it has exceeded by 3x. Over 3,000 investors have taken part in the raise, which is gohenry’s third on Crowdcube. Gohenry’s previous raises on Crowdcube were in 2016 and 2017, and the total amount gohenry has raised on the platform now stands at over £10m. This latest raise makes gohenry one of the first companies to take advantage of the newly-raised prospectus threshold – previously regulations permitted companies only to raise up to €5m without issuing a prospectus, but in July this figure rose to €8m.
14th November 2018
A constant stream of funding success stories in the media, and the rise of more down to earth and approachable crowdfunding platforms, suggests it has never been easier to raise investment for your business. However, a recent report from the HM Treasury revealed that only 1 in 10 businesses secure seed funding in the UK and, despite shaking up the market, crowdfunding is not much easier with around a 63 percent success rate.
9th November 2018
Pioneering ethical P2P/crowdfunding platform Abundance equity raise on Seedrs is now fully funded with more than the £1.2m target raised. It took just 13 days in the end and attracted more than 750 investors, the majority of whom were Abundance’s existing customers, achieving the companies aim to share its success and ownership with its remarkably loyal customer base.
9th November 2018
Independent jewellery company Fenton & Co. has announced its launch into the UK market, challenging the lack of transparency and pricing in the industry. The launch was enabled by a £850,000 seed funding round, led by social impact investor Mustard Seed. Investment was also received via The London Co-Investment Fund, as well as a number of angel investors, including two early investors into Bloom & Wild: Camila Dolan, and Akshata Murty.
2nd November 2018
11 companies have made their funding targets and closed their rounds on Seedrs in October:
29th October 2018
Wahed Invest, the UK’s first halal online investment platform, has raised an additional £6m this year from existing investors to expand the reach of its global savings solution. The online investment platform received the funding from existing investors, Boston based Cue Ball Capital, and BECO Capital, a Middle Eastern Venture Capital fund known for backing a variety of regional start-ups. This brings its total funding to nearly £12m since inception and has raised Wahed Invest’s valuation to over £75m.
22nd October 2018
CrowdProperty, the specialist property peer-to-peer lender, has now repaid over £10,000,000 to lenders, continuing its 100% capital and interest payback track record.