January has been a busy month for Seedrs Alumni. Here’s a collection of the press coverage our portfolio companies received over the last month featuring JAJA, Plum, Revolut, SpiceBox, Upgrade Pack and Coconuts Organic.
Challenger credit card company, JAJA was named by Sifted as the number 1 fintech to watch in 2020. Savings and investment bot Plum was also named in this list.
Ethical video platform Good-Loop has secured a buy-in to the tune of $1.6m, with significant investment from You & Mr Jones, a brand tech group founded by former Havas chief executive David Jones.
Revolut is reportedly set to be valued at $5bn (£3.85bn) in an upcoming funding round, leadby Investor Technology Crossover Ventures (TCV).
Plant-based Indian takeaway, SpiceBox is now offering takeaways in reusable tiffin boxes. The Walthamstow-based restaurant encourages customers to bring their tiffins each time they order, so they can be refilled. No waste or leaky containers!
Upgrade Pack raised £5m in seed funding after securing fresh investment. After expanding into the Asia Pacific region in August, Upgrade Pack will soon enter the North American market with plans to open an office in Toronto in the first six months of this year.
Coconuts Organic founder, Cecily Mills, spoke to WomenUK about her experience crowdfunding during her two rounds with Seedrs.