May was another big month for the Seedrs Alumni Club. This roundup features Assetz Capital, Innis & Gunn, Drinkly, MoveBubble, UnderTheDormat, Rubies in the Rubble and AFC Wimbledon.
The peer-to peer platform secured accreditation to deliver the Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme by the British Business Bank. The alternative lender will now be able to provide government-backed loans of upto £5m to smaller businesses hit by Covid-19.
The Scottish brewer and retailer pledged a six-figure sum to help children who are struggling to eat while they’re not in school. Partnering with UK organisation, Meals & More, Innis & Gunn will provide this funding boost through a number of initiatives.
The drinks-on-demand digital marketplace, Shoply (formerly Drinkly) has added essential groceries to its offering, after seeing a 850% uplift in sales during lockdown. Shoppers are connected via postcodes to the stores closest to them, helping support its independent retail partners.
The rental app’s new interactive content feature allows prospective tenants an unfiltered view of listed homes without having to step inside. The new addition reflects an increasing trend of renters wishing to view properties online, even before the Covid-19 pandemic.
Merilee Karr set up the NHS Homes site to connect NHS staff with landlords willing to offer properties for free. The site launched in late March and already has hundreds of homes listed.
The award-winning range of sauces made from surplus food secured its B-corp status last month. It joins allplants, Good Loop, Mindful Chef, The Cheeky Panda, Abundance Investment and Lendahand on the list of B-corp certified Seedrs Alumni.
Following their successful funding round last year, AFC Wimbledon are set to complete their Plough Lane return after signing the stadium’s final construction contract.