Equity crowdfunding platform Seedrs today revealed more than £100 million has been invested on its platform since it launched in 2012.
This news follows a record-breaking year for Seedrs in 2015, with over 38,000 investments in early-stage and growth businesses on its platform.
According to a report released today by research firm Beauhurst, equity crowdfunding continues to dominate early-stage investment, with Seedrs taking pole position in the space.
Beauhurst ranked Seedrs as the top seed-stage equity investor in the UK and the top equity investor in London, and said it has established “a strong lead” in investment activity for businesses in the technology sector, as well as business and professional services firms.
Standout funding rounds on Seedrs in 2015 included healthy eating high street brand Tossed, which raised £1.34 million from 661 investors, and cloud accounting software FreeAgent, which raised £1.21 million from more than 700 investors.
Seedrs has funded more than 320 deals since launch, and in the last three months alone has seen over £18 million invested on the its platform.
“As the first regulated equity crowdfunding platform in the world, Seedrs has always focused on doing equity crowdfunding the right way,” said Jeff Lynn, CEO and co-founder at Seedrs. “Our mission is to build a sustainable industry with a business approach focused on a combination of scale and professionalism.”