Tennis champion and world number two Andy Murray announced today that he has taken to the court, making undisclosed investments into three very different campaigns on Seedrs. This follows Andy’s recent announcement on his strategic partnership with Seedrs which saw him join the Seedrs Advisory Board and become an active investor on Seedrs.
Which businesses caught Andy’s eye?
1. Tossed – The London-based, healthier eating chain which has now exceeded its £750,000 target and is currently in overfunding. Tossed is on a mission to show that healthy eating isn’t boring with a range of fresh made-to-order salads, wraps, smoothies and hot food;
2. Trillenium – A leading builder of 3D virtual reality shops, which has been backed by UK success story ASOS and has raised over £225,000 on Seedrs so far; and
3. Fuel Ventures Fund – Founded by award-winning entrepreneur Mark Pearson of myvouchercodes.co.uk which raised £549,900 on Seedrs as part of their overall £30 million venture fund.
Andy said about these investments, “I’m excited to be investing in these driven entrepreneurs and their businesses on Seedrs. It’s important to me that I back people who I believe have the same dedication, hunger and professional standards as myself and always strive to be their best.”
“The three businesses I’ve chosen to kick off my crowdfunding investment portfolio are all in areas of industry I find interesting. Healthy eating is something I have to be passionate about as a sportsman, so Tossed was immediately one to consider, and the other two businesses are really pushing the boundaries of technology. I’m hoping that I can learn something from how they are edging ahead of the competition and take that vision onto the court with me. I’m looking forward to seeing what the future holds for these businesses and continuing to work closely with Seedrs.”
Jeff Lynn, CEO and co-founder of Seedrs, said, “It’s great to see Andy already taking such an active interest in the businesses on Seedrs. The fact he has decided to make multiple investments in hungry entrepreneurs shows his commitment to building a dynamic portfolio of early-stage businesses. Andy has already brought a lot of value to the Seedrs Advisory Board over the past few months and we welcome his continued support.”