With £66.2m invested in successful deals during the first half of 2018 on Seedrs, we have raised more investment than any other UK platform and continue to remain the choice for businesses wanting to raise larger funding rounds with an average round size of £728k, that’s 27% higher than Crowdcube according to data supplied by the platforms.

This follows on from Seedrs funding 4 out of the 5 largest equity crowdfunding rounds in 2017 and being named The Most Active UK Funder of private companies for 2017 in Beauhurst’s ‘The Deal 2017’. When it comes to the number of successful deals funded in H1 2018, the two largest platforms are neck and neck.

When looking at platform success rates of campaigns that were live in H1 and successfully funded, Seedrs had a dominating 68% in H1, that’s 21% higher than Crowdcube.

The first half of the year on Seedrs saw notable raises in the UK such as:

UK funding activity is only part of the story for Seedrs as a Pan-European platform

Seedrs continued to grow across Europe in H1 with 11 successfully funded deals from 6 different countries, showing the genuine breadth of geographical coverage of Seedrs.

Notable European deals in H1 included:

Seedrs – the platform for the journey

Seedrs continues to be the choice for businesses who understand the value of Seedrs’ full business lifecycle service rather than a transactional fundraising service like many other platforms. 23 Seedrs Alumni leveraged this value in H1 2018 and returned to successfully raise further funding rounds, this is compared to only 3 follow-on rounds completed by the closest competitor.

Seedrs Alumni are benefitting from the Seedrs Advantage Nominee which is enabling them to easily facilitate further funding rounds as they grow.

Notable follow-on rounds during the first half of include:

Beauhurst’s ‘The Deal’ for H1 2018 shows UK number of deals level with the closest competitor

When looking at UK only deal volume as reported in Beauhurst’s latest ‘The Deal’ for H1 2018 there is no material difference in numbers with 81 vs 80 deals funded.

The equity crowdfunding industry as a whole during H1 2018, as reported by Beauhurst, saw a slight decline, down 5% compared to H2 2017. This however bucked the trend of the overall UK equity investment market which was down 37%.

Special mention is made of Seedrs alumnus, Revolut, which was the biggest UK equity fundraise so far this year. Revolut, now valued at $1.7bn, moved to Seedrs for their larger second crowdfunding round in November 2017 and shareholders have already been realising their gains on the Seedrs Secondary Market, post this latest round.

If you’d like to learn more about raising on Seedrs, contact us here.