BBC presenter Claudia Winkleman hosted the 2018 Growth Investor Awards ceremony. Accompanied by over 450 movers and shakers from the UK’s SME investment community, Seedrs was named as Industry Game Changer for the second year in a row.

In the past 12 months we’ve been developing a great deal of innovative, and game-changing, technology for both entrepreneurs and investors on the platform. Highlights include the launch of Seedrs AutoInvest, the equity crowdfunding sector’s first venture into automation, as well as the continued development of the pioneering Seedrs Secondary Market.

Guy Tolhurst, managing director of Intelligent Partnership, commented on Seedrs’ victory: “Seedrs is a true SEIS and EIS market disruptor by providing a secondary market and introducing an AutoInvest service. Compared to its peers, Seedrs is certainly a game changer, becoming an innovative leader within the industry.”

We are delighted to be named as this year’s Industry Game Changer after coming up against tough competition from Grant Thornton, Outlier Ventures, Symvan Capital, Syndicate Room, and Wealth Club.

Hemant Bedarkar, Head of Investor Services at Seedrs, says: “It’s so exciting to see all our hard work pay off with recognition such as this. To win this award two years running really is testament to our team and everything we are doing to truly disrupt and democratise early-stage investment. Seedrs is continuing to lead the way with innovation.”